Barley Swine

2024 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704, United States
Closed until 5:30 PM (Show more)
  • Tue–Thu
    • 5:30 PM–10:00 PM
  • Fri–Sat
    • 5:00 PM–11:00 PM
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  • Eater

    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]

    Eater · October 4, 2011
  • Kyle B.

    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.

    Kyle Bunch · August 16, 2011
  • Manuel F.

    Get anything on the menu, I mean anything. You will not be disappointed. If Jeffery is working at the bar sit at the bar close to him. He'll make your night a ton of fun. Read more

    Manuel Fernandez · July 12, 2011
  • Paula F.

    You can ask for a mini-spatula to scrape your plate. Just saying.

    Paula Forbes · February 10, 2012
  • Jason F.

    Nothing bad on the menu. Come with a friend(s) and share!

    Jason Freshly · January 15, 2011
  • Anna M.

    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!

    Anna Mentzer · January 3, 2011
  • Will F.

    Just get one of each.

    Will Franklin · August 31, 2013
  • Austin Chronicle

    Small plates, small space: Only 34 seats, so expect a wait. It’s worth it. A farm-to-table ethos and thoughtful flavor combinations distinguish this first brick & mortar from Bryce Gilmore. Read more

    Austin Chronicle · January 17, 2013
  • Rosa L.

    Just get everything on the menu!

    Rosa Lantigua · October 12, 2012
  • Natanya A.

    Go with a group of friends and order the entire menu to share. A perfect way to taste the chef's full range.

    Natanya Anderson · December 7, 2011
  • Alyson R.

    Bryce!! I meant bryce. Damn autocorrect..... sorry bryce

    Alyson Rodgers · April 24, 2011
  • Alyson R.

    Bruce won best new chef in food and wine! Check out this rising star!!!!!

    Alyson Rodgers · April 24, 2011
  • janine c.

    good prices. great food.

    janine corn · March 17, 2011
  • Andy W.

    Everything is good. New tasting menu (only) is interesting but takes away choice.

    Andy Wang · November 25, 2014
  • Michael C.

    Open your mind and bring a friend that is ready for a food adventure.

    Michael Champagne · September 9, 2013
  • ArtJonak

    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.

    ArtJonak · March 11, 2013
  • Nom Nom PR

    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.

    Nom Nom PR · May 3, 2012
  • Ben L.

    The chickpea fritters blew my mind. Incredible meal so far and we're only 2 plates in!

    Ben Lewis · December 18, 2011
  • Anthony A.

    The veal glands "sweet breads" we're out of this world delicious.

    Anthony Armendariz · October 9, 2011
  • Piper J.

    Fried brussel sprouts, lemon, capers - oh my

    Piper Jones · February 27, 2011
  • Avery E.

    small plates, ideal for groups, intimate pairings, order all the dishes and take one bite of each

    Avery Epstein · 2 weeks ago
  • Mike W.

    Grab a seat at the chef's counter then sit back and enjoy 12-courses of inventive, flavorful, Southern, hipster, cheffy brilliance. Read all about it on WinstonWanders below! Read more

    Mike Winston · January 20
  • Joel G.

    The prix fixe menu is exciting and delicious.

    Joel Goodman · November 4, 2014
  • Brian S.

    One of the best restaurants in America. Get the wine pairing and just surrender.

    Brian Strauss · November 4, 2014
  • TV Food Maps

    Check out Barley Swine as seen on No Reservations Read more

    TV Food Maps · September 1, 2014
  • Brian

    Bryce Gilmore is a magician. No word to describe this place besides incredible. Make sure to check his other spot called Odd Duck!

    Brian · August 22, 2014
  • Gregori P.

    The pairings make up for bite-sized courses, bring 5 friends so you can have a dedicated table

    Gregori Parker · August 18, 2014
  • Chefs Feed

    David Bull, chef of Bar Congress, eats here on his nights off. He loves the Scrambled egg w/ broccoli. Read more

    Chefs Feed · August 5, 2014
  • Katherine M.

    Food blogger Hank Shaw of Hunter Angler Gardener Cook said he loved the crispy trotter, pork loin, and ham with lentils here.

    Katherine M. · July 5, 2014
  • Julia Z.

    If you only have one meal in Texas

    Julia Zhu · April 21, 2014
  • @JustinDoesBlog

    Probably the best restaurant in Austin. Review coming soon at

    @JustinDoesBlog · April 10, 2014
  • Sacha D.

    Amazing. On my top 3 restaurants List ever. Thumbs up.

    Sacha Declomesnil · March 12, 2014
  • Esther B.

    Check out their duck, honey & lavender pate....divine!

    Esther Bernaldo de Quirós · February 25, 2014
  • Zahir W.

    Fantastic food. Cold service

    Zahir Walji · February 24, 2014
  • Jenny

    The desserts are phenomenal; the pastry chef is a genius!

    Jenny · February 22, 2014
  • Stephanie C.

    There's nothing like getting served mouth-orgasm food from a sexy man... Do yourself a favor: go, and often if you can...

    Stephanie Cunningham · January 23, 2014
  • Sam M.

    Make sure you have a steady job.

    Sam Murray · November 22, 2013
  • Erika H.

    The new share menu is epic. Ten small dishes made from local producers and nothing disappoints. Beer and wine list is impressive as always.

    Erika Hermanns · November 10, 2013
  • Ron B.

    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.

    Ron Barger · October 20, 2013
  • Kimberly B.

    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!

    Kimberly Barrero · September 16, 2013
  • Angela S.

    Trust them on the beer selection. It's no joke.

    Angela Saunders · August 20, 2013
  • Josie M.

    Just go! This place cannot be missed! You will not be disappointed!

    Josie M · August 15, 2013
  • Randy H.

    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.

    Randy Helmcamp · August 6, 2013
  • Honey B.

    Don't miss out on the scrambled eggs. They are FANTASTIC !

    Honey Bear · July 13, 2013
  • Austin Fine Properties

    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.

    Austin Fine Properties · July 12, 2013
  • Justin R.

    One of the best meals of all time. No question!

    Justin Riemer · April 28, 2013
  • Laila L.

    Wow. Amazing

    Laila Lamb · April 25, 2013
  • Josh S.

    Really good. Super creative ideas backed by perfect execution and fantastic staff. Lousy name :-) Get the goat.

    Josh Seiden · March 10, 2013
  • Carmen M.

    The goat with the crunchy wild rice is the yummiest thing I have eaten in a while!

    Carmen Magar · March 8, 2013
  • Havalah W.

    Amazing! Every bite was as good as the next!

    Havalah Winslow · February 26, 2013