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Swift's Attic

Swift's Attic

American Restaurant$$$$
Downtown Austin, Austin
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  • The experts at Eater and Serious Eats recommend this place
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  • Adrian P.
    "Really enjoyed the Korean BBQ Steak, Asparagus & Squid Fries."(4 Tips)
    Tanya J.
    "braised windy hill goat shoulder"(4 Tips)
    Nioka N.
    "Great cocktails!! Don't miss the pork cheeks."(5 Tips)
    thedevyouknow
    "You must start with charred edamame with chili oil & pop rocks"(2 Tips)
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  • Certainly S.
    Certainly StrangeSeptember 26
    Get the ice spheres during happy hour!
  • Samantha Mae
    Beautiful decor. Daily $4 cocktails. Came here for the food but fell in love with their dessert options!
  • Jess
    JessMay 7
    Fantastic mimosas, great food, good music. I love this place!
  • Jennifer
    JenniferApril 18
    Loved the hipster decor - brass, birdcages, and anthropomorphic animal portraits - but the music and atmosphere felt more like a nightclub. Strange juxtaposition.
  • Ville V.
    The edamame I've ever had
  • Chris F.
    Chris FreeDecember 7, 2016
    New fashioned was actually very good
  • Star S.
    Star SimpsonNovember 29, 2016
    Gastropub // vegetarian options
  • Marc M.
    Marc MessinaOctober 14, 2016
    Everything is excellent. Food, drinks, atmosphere, and service. This is what I expect when I eat out. Now Austin just needs 50 more places that ace everything as well as the Attic
  • Condé Nast Traveler
    Condé Nast TravelerAugust 4, 2016
    Swift’s Attic is your best bet for an upscale burger, with a different specialty burger weekly. Read more
  • Paige C.
    Paige CroninJuly 8, 2016
    Try the popcorn desert and one of the "ice" beverages!
  • Germaine W.
    Germaine WilliamsJune 19, 2016
    Went here for brunch, no vegan options so they gave me a free bloody Mary. It was great considering the available options.
  • Marc C.
    Marc ChiricoMay 29, 2016
    I absolutely love this restaurant. Best Sunday brunch I've ever had. Too much to say, but $1 mimosas are a plus. An outstanding balance of food and atmosphere. Get the Croque Madame 🍳
  • Josh A.
    Josh AJanuary 1, 2016
    Delicious. Been there for dinner, lunch, and NYE prix fixe. Very satisfied with all experiences. Creative New American food. Fun desserts. Most plates are shareable style. Get shishito.
  • Alex
    AlexNovember 19, 2015
    Great brunch and bloody mary bar!
  • MoiseKapenda B.
    MoiseKapenda BowerNovember 6, 2015
    Bowling alley burger
  • Roger W.
    Roger WillisNovember 3, 2015
    Amazing brunch and awesome space. Mimosas are pretty solid.
  • Brian S.
    Brian SpearsOctober 20, 2015
    HH Cobb Salad should read "Cobb Side Salad". Tiny, adorable $10 salad.
  • Barrett P.
    Barrett PhelanOctober 10, 2015
    The striped bass is TOO small to be an entree.
  • Kevin M.
    Kevin MAugust 21, 2015
    $4 weekday lunch cocktails
  • Adrian P.
    Adrian PhillipsMay 12, 2015
    Wide range of cocktails with plenty of beers on tap. Really enjoyed the Korean BBQ Steak, Asparagus & Squid Fries. Be sure to get two desserts as they are delicious and on the smaller side.
  • Jay H.
    Jay HartwigApril 21, 2015
    Deliciously fancy food and good Ice Ball drinks.
  • Eva B.
    Eva BarbaApril 19, 2015
    Great place for brunch. Try the TCB, huge but so delicious.
  • Sam D.
    Sam DApril 12, 2015
    Amazing service and an exciting, whimsical menu. Get the pork cheeks and flank steak and do try the popcorn and a movie dessert.
  • Laney B.
    Laney BJanuary 24, 2015
    Best thing on the menu! Korean BBQ flank steak -Crispy kimchi jumeok bap cake, grilled scallion, sweet galbi sauce
  • Roz T.
    Roz ThomasOctober 29, 2014
    Edamame with pop rocks. Probably the best beer snack ever.
  • Lisa L.
    Lisa LaCorteOctober 16, 2014
    Everything!!!
  • TV Food Maps
    TV Food MapsSeptember 3, 2014
    Check out Swifts Attic as seen on Bite This with Nadia G Read more
  • Jacob G.
    Jacob GarciaAugust 8, 2014
    Ice ball cocktails
  • Sam B.
    Sam BurkeAugust 7, 2014
    The Korean BBQ steak was amazing!
  • Brook S.
    Brook ShelleyAugust 6, 2014
    Cocktails and whatever the server recommends
  • Bernard F.
    Bernard FernandesJuly 8, 2014
    The squid fries should definitely be one of your menu selections.
  • Michael H.
    Michael HarrisonJune 6, 2014
    Carrots three ways is the best three way I've had!
  • marty b.
    marty boyzuckApril 2, 2014
    Ask for the booth on the back (complete with lazy Susan - perfect for sharing) and bring multiples of 3 for ordering.
  • Tanya J.
    Tanya JMarch 23, 2014
    The endive & leek salad to start and the braised windy hill goat shoulder were my favorite!! So delish!
  • Alison M.
    Alison MFebruary 18, 2014
    If you come on Monday at 9 pm they do a secret burger as a first come first serve basis
  • Chris M.
    Chris MuellerFebruary 2, 2014
    You can never go wrong here. All the dishes were amazing and service outstanding!! I myself am a chef and the caliber of food was amazing!!
  • Carlos V.
    Carlos VillaviejaJanuary 23, 2014
    It's expensive but some plates are worthy. Korean bbq is sn excellent meat plate. The risotto and the noodles are also very tasty. For snacks the peppers and the edamame are surprisingly good.
  • Eater
    EaterJanuary 7, 2014
    The inventive and playful Swift's Attic has been making waves in Austin's dining scene. From squid "fries" to to foie "PB&J," their focus is on the dining mash-up. [Eater 38 Member]
  • Patrick S.
    Patrick SauzeddeDecember 31, 2013
    Friendly welcome even for a late check in. Chili soup was too big, but the filet was fantastic. The glazed carot is use less. The glass of cote du Rhone was good. Not cheap but it is quality.
  • Nioka N.
    Nioka NakamuraDecember 4, 2013
    Great cocktails!! Don't miss the pork cheeks.
  • Robert F.
    Robert FreemanSeptember 8, 2013
    The bar has open seating.
  • Kevin D.
    Kevin D'SouzaJuly 26, 2013
    Come early and hang out at the bar...great cocktails !
  • Niran B.
    Niran BabalolaJuly 25, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The Apricot Draper is officially my favorite drink ever.
  • Dan P.
    Dan ProvostJuly 14, 2013
    The goat shoulder is a delight.
  • Tina L.
    Tina LawrenceJune 29, 2013
    Recommend the prince Edwards ass cocktail, duck wings with grits, seared breaded tuna, quail, and red quinoa salad. Love this place. Great cocktails and great young vibe.
  • Nic L.
    Nic LJune 27, 2013
    Has a great atmosphere and friendly staff but the food isn't worth the price tag.
  • Austin Chronicle
    Austin ChronicleJune 17, 2013
    Playful cuisine, delectable desserts, appropriate libations, and excellent service. The atmosphere can get boisterous, but a night at Swift's promises both a memorable meal and a super fun time. Read more
  • Thrillist
    ThrillistJune 11, 2013
    Heartier fare includes foie gras & Niman pork belly mini-banh mis, braised baby octopi, and crispy twice-cooked duck wings. Mmm mm mm! Read more
    Upvoted Sep 30
  • Norm F.
    Norm FazekasJune 9, 2013
    Come for brunch.
  • Ricardo G.
    Ricardo GuerreroJune 2, 2013
    Wi-Fi password: swiftsaddict
  • Phillip W.
    Phillip WrightMay 22, 2013
    Food was fantastic but now I want a nap! Grilled romaine salad was wonderful but rich, and croque Monsieur was the same. Fried chocolate pie was delicious.
  • Ian P.
    Ian PerryMay 17, 2013
    Great food and great music - don't miss this place!
  • Yellow C.
    Yellow CabMay 12, 2013
    Make sure you try the Goat Shoulder, it's scrumptious.
  • The Barter Group
    The Barter GroupMay 2, 2013
    Chick noodle soup is amazing!
  • Pete D.
    Pete D.April 30, 2013
    The cured ham & cheese beggars purses taste like the freshest, most dope slice of pizza ever!
  • Katie K.
    Katie KagaApril 28, 2013
    Alway Always. Always: popcorn & a movie!! And the charred edamame with Himalayan and POP ROCKS!!
  • Alissa W.
    Alissa WinberryApril 25, 2013
    Don't miss the shishito peppers.
  • Corey W.
    Corey WardApril 14, 2013
    Get brunch.
  • Meghan B.
    Meghan BrindleyMarch 30, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    everyone raves about the pork cheeks, but don't let the heirloom salad fool you - it's anything but normal. Try phenomenal!
  • Vince M.
    Vince MarotteMarch 26, 2013
    Starting to grow on me after a few trips. A little pretentious but there are some good things on the menu if you ask.
  • Haley W.
    Haley WilliamsMarch 20, 2013
    Great music!
  • Nicole F.
    Nicole ForbesMarch 20, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Go with a group that likes to share - order lots - try all
  • Bonnie C.
    Bonnie ChuMarch 9, 2013
    There are power outlets under the bar. BEST idea ever!
  • Jessica F.
    Jessica FradonoMarch 2, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Make sure you try the edamame and pop-rocks. Oh, shishito too! And if pork cheeks are on menu, don't miss them either! If I could be at Swift's daily, I would be. Thanks for making great food y'all!!
  • Latha N.
    Latha NehruMarch 2, 2013
    Let the Chef pick your menu!
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsFebruary 27, 2013
    From grilled quail with Southern hot water grits, to Peruvian scallop tiradito, Japanese chicken tsukune, and even Canadian tater tots poutine, the menu is wildly diverse, but somehow it all works.
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsFebruary 27, 2013
    The drinks tend to be icy, straightforward, and on the sweeter side, with undeniable Texas influence.
  • Richard
    RichardJanuary 18, 2013
    Green Flash Trippel. 'Nuff said.
  • Brandt F.
    Brandt FlomerJanuary 15, 2013
    Blistered shishitos, scallop tiradito, squid fries, goat shoulder. Trust me.
  • Caroline A.
    Caroline AnneJanuary 13, 2013
    Our favorite was the qual. But honestly everything was amazing. Make sure to make reservations in advance!
  • Vlad V.
    Vlad VlaadJanuary 8, 2013
    Awesome CLT!!!
  • thedevyouknow
    thedevyouknowJanuary 8, 2013
    You must start with charred edamame with chili oil & pop rocks
  • Katherine J.
    Katherine JohnsonNovember 28, 2012
    Our favorite was the pork cheek. Yum! Make sure you use the fig along with it.
  • Victoria M.
    Victoria Munt RogersOctober 25, 2012
    Wow - this place was great! Try the sven ways of chocolate for dessert.
  • Lisa
    LisaSeptember 25, 2012
    Tater tots swiftine is a must! Also try the purple curry, duck wing, and squig fries (calamari basically).
  • robin r.
    robin roweSeptember 5, 2012
    Chocolate 7 Ways * OMG
  • Kate
    KateAugust 25, 2012
    Try the "with trust" tasting menu.
  • Jarod N.
    Jarod NeeceJuly 24, 2012
    Our favorites were the cheese plate, summer vegetable and trout & do not miss the popcorn & a movie dessert!
  • Randy E.
    Randy ElrodJuly 10, 2012
    Order the CLT. This place has the best lunch in Austin!!
  • Sujei S.
    Sujei SierraJuly 7, 2012
    Really loud on Fri and Sat for dinner. Like you-won't-be able-to-have-a-conversation loud. The food was just ok, Barley Swine is way better.
  • James Y.
    James YoungJuly 4, 2012
    Get the peaches and cream app for dessert. It is so good!
  • Beth P.
    Beth PavJune 6, 2012
    Pickled veges rock!
  • Thrillist
    ThrillistMay 16, 2012
    Nothing says creative comfort food like the house-spiced beer nuts and the crispy twice-cooked duck wings. Now go eat...comfortably. Read more
    Upvoted Sep 30
  • Do512
    Do512May 10, 2012
    14 beers on tap, specialty cocktails & great inexpensive, but good, wine options
  • Sam
    SamMay 6, 2012
    Got here at midnight and was told it was last call... But the website says they are open til 1. Hmmm
  • Minh T.
    Minh TranMay 4, 2012
    Try the blistered shishito peppers to get things started.
  • marshall w.
    marshall wrightApril 22, 2012
    Get the charred edamame with chili oil & pop rocks. They should be on every Best Bar Snacks of 2012 list this year.
  • Rebecca T.
    Rebecca TongsinoonApril 20, 2012
    Try the Cuidado: Piso Mojado & The Reunited
  • Bryan M.
    Bryan MenellApril 11, 2012
    Ask for Booth 1 if you have a large party. It's the big round booth at the back.
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