The menu changes daily, if it's your 1st time, enjoy the 13/or so tasting menu; however, if you get there by 5:30pm they may have a Happy Hour menu you can order a la carte (order everything).
Take someone, make a reservation in advance or arrive before opening, have your date order the Tasting Menu and yourself order by the Ala Carte Menu, and share. Enjoy the moment, really enjoy!
Great “locavore” hot spot! Chef Bryce Gilmore creates memorable small tapas-style plates made for sharing and enjoying. A foodie gathering spot. The space is small so arrive early or be ready to wait.
Another of the great places opened during the Great Restaurant Rush of '08-10 in Austin. Only complaint is that it's a very intimate setting, so you better get a reservation or be prepared to wait.
Delicious food and wine. Our most expensive meal in Austin by far, but a great experience. We went on Halloween and all the waitresses were dressed up and super attentive. Fun. Get the pig face!
Every bite is so precious! Don't expect a Texas-supersized meal, but rather plan to take your tastebuds on the joyride of their comfort-loving lives. Magic on tap and artistes de sabor in the kitchen!
The new share menu is incredible. Had a very special evening. Visiting with the chefs and staff and the other diners created a wonderful ambiance.
Ridiculously delish, artfully crafted and albeit tiny small plates. Go with a fat wallet and be prepared to eat your way through the menu. GREAT craft beer selection as well.
Absolutely amazing small plates. Typically a bit of a wait, but come, put your name in, then go next door to Henri's or Horseshoe Lounge for a drink to pass the time.
Arrive early or be prepared to wait. But food "lives up to the hype." Fresh ingredients from local farmers. Bring small group and order the seasonal plates!
Food & Wine Best New Chef 2011 winner Bryce Gilmore's South Lamar restaurant lives up to the hype. Go with a group and order everything on the seasonal small plates menu. [Eater 38 Member]
The new share menu is epic. Ten small dishes made from local producers and nothing disappoints. Beer and wine list is impressive as always.
Let the waitress recommend plates – WD40 would approve. And nab the best spots in the place: at the bar with full view of the kitchen.
Bryce Gilmore is a magician. No word to describe this place besides incredible. Make sure to check his other spot called Odd Duck!
Try the Corn Soup, Coconut, Tamarind, Fig, Thai Chili - Wow, spin on gazpacho...but a Thai coconut. Love, love, love it!
Don’t miss Kyle McKinney’s desserts, from pumpkin cheesecake to a beet cake topped with raw goat’s-milk ice cream. The hyper-local ingredient sourcing makes these dishes shine.
The entire menu was amazing. I didn't have one dish that didn't blow me away. A little expensive but for sure worth it.
Try the Bacon-Liver Mousse with Lager Onions. Then make them at home. Chef Bryce Gilmore's recipe is featured in "The Better Bacon Book" created for iPads. http://bit.ly/foursq_bacon
Try the bacon-liver mousse with lager onions. Then make them at home. Chef Bryce Gilmore's recipe is featured in "The Better Bacon Book" created for iPads. http://oapub.co/9a4d0f5d
Go with a group of friends and order the entire menu to share. A perfect way to taste the chef's full range.
Try the Grilled Peach, Marsala, Goat Milk Ice Cream, Black Pepper Crumble - A wonderful combo of sweet flavors and textures!
Food blogger Hank Shaw of Hunter Angler Gardener Cook said he loved the crispy trotter, pork loin, and ham with lentils here.
small plates but super tasty. the wine bar next door is a great place to have a drink while you wait.
Try the Mussels, Watermelon, Avocado, Mezcal - It's like tempura fried mussels with avocado. So lovely!
Really good. Super creative ideas backed by perfect execution and fantastic staff. Lousy name :-) Get the goat.
small plates, ideal for groups, intimate pairings, order all the dishes and take one bite of each
Try the Grilled Watermelon, Tomato & Goat Cheese Salad - So delicious. Amazing blend of flavors!!!
Try the Scallops, Okra, Pickled Corn, Buttermilk - This has been my favorite dish so far...
The chef's tasting menu is not only ridiculously creative, but also amazingly delicious.
Tiny & busy so go early to avoid long wait. Shared small plates. Good beer selection.
Everything is good. New tasting menu (only) is interesting but takes away choice.
Make sure you ask for their little spatulas - they come in different colors! You will need one to app up all the goodness on the plate.
The best way to attack the menu here is to figure out what, if anything, you don't want to order. Then order one of everything else.
Considering how much Austinites love Barley Swine, it's no wonder that Bryce Gilmore, chef of Barley Swine, is a semifinalist for Rising Star Chef of the Year.
The price is right and execution has always been perfect. One of my favorite places in Austin.
The chickpea fritters blew my mind. Incredible meal so far and we're only 2 plates in!
Sit at the bar (8 seats total) so you can watch your food being made.
There's nothing like getting served mouth-orgasm food from a sexy man... Do yourself a favor: go, and often if you can...
The pairings make up for bite-sized courses, bring 5 friends so you can have a dedicated table
Try the Pork Belly, Curried Eggplant, Cous Cous, Pickled Peach - Yum
Try the Hopelessly Blue Cheese, Honey Bun And Figs - Divine!!!
An amazing 12 course tasting with lovely bursts of spring throughout the progression
The veal glands "sweet breads" we're out of this world delicious.
The desserts are phenomenal; the pastry chef is a genius!
Just go! This place cannot be missed! You will not be disappointed!
One of the best restaurants in America. Get the wine pairing and just surrender.
Don't miss out on the scrambled eggs. They are FANTASTIC !
Nothing bad on the menu. Come with a friend(s) and share!
I've been here 3 times and never been disappointed. Try ANYTHING on the menu!!
The prix fixe menu is exciting and delicious.
You can ask for a mini-spatula to scrape your plate. Just saying.
Austin's best eat. Order one of everything. Wait in line at the Horseshoe next door.
Bruce won best new chef in food and wine! Check out this rising star!!!!!
Amazing. On my top 3 restaurants List ever. Thumbs up.
The goat with the crunchy wild rice is the yummiest thing I have eaten in a while!
Sweet breads, beets, and scallops were Excellent!
Kristy is an awesome person who waited on us. We loved her. Fabulous!!!
If they recommend the pork belly or sweetbreads. Do what they tell you.
Order anything and everything and share!
Open your mind and bring a friend that is ready for a food adventure.
Check out their duck, honey & lavender pate....divine!
Probably the best restaurant in Austin. Review coming soon at
Amazing food and service! Get there early.
Trust them on the beer selection. It's no joke.
More fancy-pants than the name would imply, but very nice!
Get to know your food neighbors. Don't fight it.
Come after 9pm. Shouldn't be that long a wait.
One of the best meals of all time. No question!
Amazing! Every bite was as good as the next!
Fried brussel sprouts, lemon, capers - oh my
Do the alcohol pairing! It's worth it.
Fantastic food. Cold service
Just get everything on the menu!
good prices. great food.
If you only have one meal in Texas
Make sure you have a steady job.
Just get one of each.
Try one of everything, literally.
one other spot.
Bryce!! I meant bryce. Damn autocorrect..... sorry bryce