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4th & Swift
4th & Swift

4th & Swift Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.4thandswift.com
  • Phone: (678) 904-0160
  • 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: Contemporary American, Comfort Food, 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 WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/24/2014
  • "We had a delicious dinner. The wait staff was lovely also"
    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!"
    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"
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "Fantastic evening out to celebrate a special occasion. The food was excellent and the service was flawless."
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "We were celebrating our wedding anniversary and we were very pleased and will definately return. The food was fantastic and the service was perfect."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Excellent bartender with unique cocktail recipes that were perfect. Great small plates. Octopus was tops."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "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."
    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 ."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "Delicious food & amazing service. The Artisan cheese is amazing! Try it!"
    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."
    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."
    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!"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "We love this restaurant and use it as our home restaurant, always coming her to celebrate anniversaries and birthdays. The service is always just right and personal. The dishes are lovely. A great restaurant."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "named in the recent issue of Atlanta magazine - always looking to add great restaurants to the list - Excellent spot - great food - had the prix fixe menu with a business associate (without the wine pairings) - very good - generous drinks, knowledgeable staff - with lots of other choices, would go back"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Ended up here because first two choices of restaurants had no tables - and turned out to be a good thing. Overall the experience was most enjoyable. Thought the menu to be original and well done. The service was attentive, although the kitchen was obviously woefully behind in getting food on the tables. The waiter and manager acknowledged the delay. Our waiter was most helpful as one of the party had the prix fixe menu, with the other three opting for items off the menu. He managed to coordinate the differing courses, with everything coming together well."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "I travel and eat out over 200 days a year. 4th and Swift is a restaurant that stands out as one of the best all time....must eat food if you are in the Atlanta area"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "I've been here once for a work function and once for a birthday dinner. Both times service was excellent and the food was great. Nothing earth-shattering, but I feel confident that I could go back and get a similar experience with quality food and great service any day of the week."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Food has remained excellent as well as service. Best in Atlanta. Jay Swift and his son are top chefs and nice people."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Everything was absolutely delicious! Of course the macaroni and cheese is to die for."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Delicious food beautifully presented by a friendly staff. A favorite place for brunch"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Sunday brunch was great. This was our first visit to 4th & Swift, and we will be back. Definitely get the pastries basket - delicious!"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Food choices were limited at best...overpriced and limited in imagination....could have been done anywhere almost embarrassing to take a food savvy date to....the space seemed to be cheaply put together without respecting that cultured eaters want ambiance even in Atlanta...just so many better places to spend your time and money..."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "I have greatly enjoyed previous meals at 4th, but this meal was off. The small plate and entrees were all overly salty, to the degree that neither my wife nor I enjoyed the meal overall. Presentation, atmosphere and service were top notch."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "I have twice dined as a party of 4 recently where we all ordered the tasting menu with paired wines, and everyone was delighted both times. The price of $100 ($65 without the wines) is a a great value. We also love the outdoor dining, which is spacious, roofed and on a quiet parking lot. I suspect we will return often."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "This was our fifth or sixth visit to 4th and Swift plus we brought along out of town guests. As always, the food and service were exceptional! Our whole table ordered the Tasting Menu this time and we were stuffed at the end. Each dish was great. What we love most about this place is their willingness to tweak some of the plates to best suit our (my) picky palate. Even after forgetting to tell them of a shellfish allergy until the first dish arrived, they went ABOVE AND BEYOND to cook another plate in fresh oil. Just cannot say enough good things about them and our server Payton was very patient and had a smile the whole time. Will definitely be back soon!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "We went after viewing the Dream Cars exhibit at the High for an early dinner. The restaurant was not crowded, but the bar had quite a few patrons. We ordered the Heirloom Tomato salad - a huge yum! I had the vegetable plate - two of the four were outstanding - the succotash and the eggplant frittes. Other two ok, just not my cup of tea. We ordered wine by the glass recommended by the waiter. We did not like it (fizzy). He gladly exchanged it for the other label. Very good restaurant. Will return."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "4th&Swift is an exceptional dining experience with perfect vibe. This weekend I had the chef's tasting menu and it was genuinely the best meal that I have had in Atlanta in years. The menu was very well thought out and perfectly executed - everything was delicious. The drink menu is also outstanding. I highly recommend this restaurant for excellent food in a really comfortable space."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "The room is beautiful and the service is delightful. The cocktails, starters, and desserts were fabulous. Our entrees (different fish dishes) were a little plain but certainly fresh and of high quality. We certainly will return and try other things; overall an extremely pleasant experience."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Nothing special and pricy. Great ambience and outdoor seating, excellent service too."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "The menu selections were varied and provided for a wide range of preferences. The wait staff was attentive and explained the various dishes very well. Everyone commented on how fresh the food tasted. Everyone in our party of 7, from ages 17 to 73 enjoyed the evening!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Our first brunch there! Fantastic! They even prepared a side that was not on the menu."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "I enjoyed the french toast for Sunday brunch. I was surprised that the restaurant was not crowded or busy after church on a Sunday. The service and food were great."
    Dined on 6/22/2014