4th & Swift
4th & Swift

4th & Swift

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.4thandswift.com/
  • Phone: 6789040160x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday Brunch | 11:00 AM until 2:00 PM;
    Sunday Dinner | 5:30 PM until 9:00PM;
    Monday – Thursday | 5:30 PM until 10:00 PM;
    Friday & Saturday | 5:30 PM until 11:00 PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Comfort Food, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Jay Swift
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Glen Iris
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Drive up complimentary valet parking available every evening.
A word from 4th & Swift
Atlanta chef, Jay Swift, brings his passion and creative interpretation of seasonal comfort food to 4TH & Swift. Occupying the space that was formerly the engine room to Southern Dairies, the restaurant retains many of the original elements. Exposed brick, concrete and beams are
updated with contemporary accents such as warm woods, rich fabrics and brushed white metals.

At 4th & Swift, Chef/Owner Jay Swift has created a new level in the evolution of the dining scene here in Atlanta. Jay’s culinary focus is one based on the advancement of Southern cuisine; for Jay Southern is less about reinventing regional classics than inventing new ones using regional and local products.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
4th & Swift reviews from OpenTable diners
208 reviews since May 17, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (149)special occasion (119)romantic (91)neighborhood gem (81)notable wine list (80)good for groups (53)great for brunch (33)hot spot (27)great for outdoor dining (24)vibrant bar scene (19)late-night find (11)kid-friendly (9)great for lunch (4)scenic view (3)Show More
  • Great ambience and specialty drinks
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Great specialty drinks, ambience and service. Gnocchi could have been better. Would recommend to a friend.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappoints.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Wonderful service and great meal. I don't wish my review to be any longer.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    This was my first time at 4th and Swift. Tried it as part of the midtown restaurant. The food was well prepared and tasty! I like that they have their own garden for their produce. The sticky toffee pudding dessert really is as good as they claim. Will be back to try the regular menu
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Find
    SkyyGA
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Old Forth ward in Atlanta is enjoying a new lease of life and restaurants like 4th & Swift are a key foundation to the success. I could not believe the restaurant had been there for 6 years but like any restaurant good enough to stand the test of time in Atlanta, 4th & Swift managed the rush of Midtown Restaurant Week like any seasoned pro. Superb service, amazing food, and great ambiance all delivered seamlessly as it has clearly been done so many times before. We will certainly return and spread the word. This one is officially on the list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Get the dessert!
    ATLTop50
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    We went for Midtown Restaurant week and everything was delicious. but the Sticky Toffee Pudding was divine!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Impressive even for Restaurant Week
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    I came here for restaurant week with friends and was pleasantly surprised. Restaurant week for most restaurants have usually been mediocre, but this one was outstanding. I will be returning here and definitely order the sticky toffee pudding again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Good - Creative Menu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Sat on the porch and had a great evening. The service and food were both wonderful. Great menu with lots of creative dishes to choose from. It may not look like it from the street, but this is definitely a fine dining experience.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • What a gem
    MacMiami
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Food was terrific - creative, fresh, and filling. Service was impeccable. Wine list was extensive and had some surprisingly good Napa finds that normally don't make it back east. Beautiful space and energetic ambiance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great first experience
    Summz
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    I have to say that I really had a great experience at 4th and Swift. This was my first time visiting the restaurant and I went for Midtown restaurant week. The food was really good and the service was excellent and the drink was fantastic. I will definitely be going back to return and will recommend to others. I did not know that there was valet service and didn't' have a tip and felt really bad. So if you go, please know that they have valet.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • loved it!
    industrychick
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Haven't gone out in a while and decided to give 4th and Swift a shot from all that I hear. Everything was pretty good! Aimee was very nice and attentive. The sticky toffee pudding is probably one of the best desserts I have ever put in my mouth! I would drive out of my way just for that dessert!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Brunch
    luv2dineVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    This was my first time here, came for brunch. All of our dishes were outstanding and the pastry basket we started with could have been enough. Very good overall.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Reliable
    BobM
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I've eaten at 4th & Swift many times and it always meets my expectations. Fabulous food and great ambiance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Joseph
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Food was excellent and service was impeccable! Our waitress gave us plenty of time to order (since it was our first time) and made sure our dining experience was pleasant. Thank you 4th & Swift!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Expect the best
    AllenVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Jay Swift and his son deliver an exceptional meal and with the excellent service a great evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappointing
    Foodie
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The food and service were top notch. The wine pairings were great. Loved the Sticky Pudding! Second time and I would come back over and over.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great from start to finish
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Came back remembering heirloom tomato salad, will definite return. Garden fresh ingredients, great small plates and entree. Save room for dessert -- those with sweet tooth will love the one that's never left the menu. Loved it, loved it all!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never fails to impress...
    MidtownFoodie
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    One of the real pleasures of dining out is sharing a favorite restaurant with friends who have not had the opportunity to dine there.. and so it is with 4th and Swift. A recent dinner with a close family friend's daughter and her boyfriend once again did not fail to please. The consistency and quality of the food and service is so high, that I have friends who insist on dining at 4th & Swift every time they visit Atlanta. Thanks to you all for making a choice of restaurants to share with family and friends so stress free!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We really enjoy 4th & Swift. Always a good meal with good service. Great fusion of tastes on the menu. Delightful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious
    Cmaclsu
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Had the tobacco road cocktail. If you like old fashioned this is a must try. We had the beignets for an appetizer, gnocchi for an entrée and warm apple crisp for dessert. No complaints about anything. It was all delicious. One of the best restaurants in Atlanta.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Menu changes
    Friendfoodfest
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Since they change the menu daily--the small plate choices on the day we went did not match my palate for that evening. I went with friends who decided we would order small plates and share. I will certainly go back but may check the menu first. The beverage for the evening--watermelon, mint, lemon bitters and tequila was the best drink I have had in a while.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So yummy ...
    teamawesome
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    This restaurant is one of our absolute favorites. It's a great place to bring another couple too ... Never fails to impress. And there's always something new and yummy on the menu, so you never get tired of going. We want one of everything every time we go. The sticky toffee pudding is life altering.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We had a delicious dinner. The wait staff was lovely also
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great dinner
    gabelle
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Apart from a noise level higher than our middle-aged ears would like, everything else was outstanding! The wine/spirits list is fantastic. My rum drink might've been the best drink I've had in years, and the fried okra was divine! The service was also very good as he was attentive but not overbearing and was also really knowledgeable about the food and drink. Thankfully!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Time at 4th & Swift
    sweettalker
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The best: The decor / atmosphere: It was really inside and you can tell the original structure of the place was still in tack. It reminded me a little bit of a New York Loft. The worst: This great gem of restaurant extremely hard to find the entrance. I drove around it twice and so did my friend. It needs more markings
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Fantastic evening out to celebrate a special occasion. The food was excellent and the service was flawless.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Crew
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We were celebrating our wedding anniversary and we were very pleased and will definately return. The food was fantastic and the service was perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Superb yet again
    HeatherDVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    We celebrated my husband's birthday there recently. The experience was absolutely superb. The manager came over immediately to greet us and to tell our server what drinks we might want. Our server was on point, she was very knowledgeable about the drinks and menu and all their components. None of it was read off a card, she knew it all and knew it well. The cocktail menu was innovative, none of the same old choices. We chose the Chef's tasting with the wine pairing which was phenomenal! In addition, after finding out it was a birthday dinner, they sent out an extra little dessert on top of the one that came with the dinner and a little extra Tokaj since I finished mine a little too early. Can't say enough about this place!! DO GO!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Unexpected
    GigiVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Beautiful addition to the Old Fourth Ward community. Small, but quality wine list and interesting specialty cocktails. Fresh farm to table options. The venison was unexpected and outstanding!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OK but not great.
    Kman
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    It would be great for a less expensive restaurant but for their prices I expect more. It was not crowded when I was there so the noise level was acceptable. I expect that it would be too loud for easy conversation with near capacity crowd.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent and getting even better
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    I'm loving 4th and Swift right now. The food is better than ever and the service is always very good. Highly recommended to my foodie friends and I actually just recommended it for a small birthday party for a good friend and his wife.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Craft Cocktails stole the show
    bizdinerVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Excellent bartender with unique cocktail recipes that were perfect. Great small plates. Octopus was tops.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Once again, so-so
    Luvs2Eat
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    My husband and I had been here before and this time I went with a friend. My husband got their three little pigs entree that they're supposedly famous for and did not like it. I thought it was just him but my friend got it and sent it back. Then he got the grouper and again, completely unimpressed. I had the corn soup app and it was great - just tiny. The deconstructed BLT app was good, as was the tomato salad, and the peach crisp for dessert was really amazing. My problem with this place is how little you get for how expensive it is. And how miss-miss their entrees seem to be. It's not bad, just never wins out over the countless better options in Atlanta. Right now, it would not even make my top 10 for recommendations.
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  • Bad experience
    UninspiredVIP
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    It was so loud we could not have a conversation. Tried this place once before and was disappointed but it was new and read all the reviews and thought it must now be great! Was shocked at such uninspired food.Fish overcooked, dry, uninteresting sauces. They sounded good but not well executed. Pretty bar . Server seemed friendly but disengaged. Place was empty except bar was overcrowded with very loud event. If they told us there was an event we would have passed. Water guy spelled water all over us and did not apologize or offer to clean until we flagged down server. Food took forever .Small piece of fish for too much money. WE eat out alot all over USA ,Europe This was boring,overpriced .
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 4th and Swift
    TYII
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Delicious food & amazing service. The Artisan cheese is amazing! Try it!
    Special Features:
    romantic, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Really enjoyed the brisket and bloody Mary's! Thought the use if Bobby Britt's tomatoes was awesome. Overall brunch was very good.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • VMVAtlantaVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    This was our first visit to 4th & Swift. We dined for Brunch. The food was creative and delicious. The Bread Basket is a must with pastries, muffins and breads. A wonderful start to the meal. Orange Juice is freshly squeezed and a sweet, but healthy treat. French Toast and the "Counter", an egg dish, were enjoyable entrees. The decor has character and is lovely. The service is wonderful. The Server, Megan, is delightful. She is warm and friendly and helpful. She made the dining experience delightful. A word of caution - while the restaurant has floor to ceiling drapery separating the dining room from the area for group functions, avoid sitting in the area bordering it. When a group is having a function, it is noisy.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Brunch!
    BonnieY
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    I hadn't been to 4th & Swift in years, but decided to give it a try again because several of my friends and I walk the Beltline now on a regular basis. After a brisk walk from Piedmont Park, we had worked up an appetite for brunch--and we were NOT disappointed! The pastry/bread basket was excellent--I understand the pastry chef was of late from General Muir. I had the soft poached eggs with pastrami hash, and my husband had the pork schnitzel with spaetzl. Truly delicious, and the portion size was NOT overwhelming, a fact we appreciated. Service was excellent--turns out the server was a former client of mine, and it was great to reconnect. She was so attentive and comp'd us the bread basket. We shall return!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious
    Techparent
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Celebrated my husband's birthday here with an early (6p.m.) reservation on a Sat. night. I chose this restaurant based on reviews and bloggers. From the moment we arrived, service was friendly, professional and prompt. We loved the Valet - a Georgia Tech engineering student. As recommended, the Octopus appetizer was outstanding! Each of us selected different appetizers, entrees and desserts and all were delicious. Even after ordering desserts, the restaurant surprised my husband with a small birthday dessert plate complete with candle. We were looking for something relatively close to Georgia Tech because our son is a student there and we were picking him up. This was very convenient and made for a memorable evening. Will do again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A mixture of excellent and okay.
    matadorqkVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    I went into the dining experience excited for the 'Three Little Piggies'. We started off with the octopus and calamari, and my gosh. The octopus was cooked to perfection, well prepared, it was delectable. The calamari was a pasta dish, very intriguing, well prepared, although I hoped for a small bit more of calamari. Perhaps this overhyped my excitement for the next dishes, because my three little piggies left me wanting for something else. Quite frankly, it was rather poor, the meat was not very tender (pretty tough) and aside from a small piece of sauce lined to the dishes' side that made the meat taste a bit better, it was fairly disappointing. Sticky toffee for dessert was a novel take, a bit weird but delicious. Drinks were excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tucked Away Gem
    yummyATLfoodsVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    From the outside you would never guess that this place would be so cool on the inside. The wine list was great and our server was awesome. Definitely pricey and parking was a little difficult, but overall a great Friday night special occasion spot.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.