SWB @ the Hyatt Regency Austin
SWB @ the Hyatt Regency Austin
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SWB @ the Hyatt Regency Austin

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://austin.hyatt.com/
  • Phone: 5124802035
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Monday - Sunday: 6am - 11:00am; Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Southwest, American
  • Executive Chef: Paul French
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Farm to Table, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: We offer a semi-private dining area to accommodate up to 25 guests. We also cater to parties up to 50 guests and offer an array of custom menus for your dining needs. Birthday parties, wedding rehearsal dinners, weekend brunch and holiday parties are always welcome. Contact us directly to have all details arranged and handled for you.
  • Private Party Contact: Dan Meehan 5124802035
  • Entertainment: Marker 10 Spirits & Cuisine offers on the first floor provides live entertainment Friday & Saturday evenings. Many of SWB's tables have prime seats where the live entertainment from below can be heard throughout our open air location on the 2nd floor of our atrium.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Barton Springs & South Congress
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Parking is complimentary for all patrons of SWB restaurant. The Hyatt Regency Austin also offers full valet parking for an additional charge.
A word from SWB @ the Hyatt Regency Austin
Situated on the second level of Hyatt Regency Austin’s gorgeous atrium, SWB offers regional cuisine that will delight your taste buds with fresh, seasonal, and local ingredients. Diners appreciate our contemporary décor, set against a wall of glass that overlooks the spectacular Austin skyline and Town Lake. Dine with a large group at our fun community table or enjoy the comfort of your own private table. Reward yourself with tempting dishes like our caramel-braised short ribs, southwestern mac & cheese, our famous fajitas, or even our delicious desserts all made in-house. Discover an upscale Southwestern-style dining experience designed to please all your senses.
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SWB @ the Hyatt Regency Austin reviews from OpenTable diners
  • Mother's Day Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We arrived at 1pm and it felt like Brunch was almost over (?) - they were tearing down tables in the ballroom foyer, etc. Food was good and nice selections, but service was almost non-existent - for the price point, should have been much more attentive.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Mother's Day brunch, meh!
    Austineats22
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We went for Mother's Day, and at 62 dollars a person, we hoped the food would have been excellent. The crab legs were so salty, we couldn't eat them. The crab claws were small, but edible, at least. The sushi was fishy and made my husband gag. We are big sushi eaters and, again, couldn't eat it. The prime rib and sea bass were delicious and all the side dishes were fantastic. The desserts were a huge let down, so much that I ate a waffle with whipped cream and strawberries for dessert, and surprisingly, my favorite dish. Overall, spending over $200 on brunch for the star dish being a waffle, isn't somewhere I would recommend.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • An experience to remember
    guilos
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We had an excellent experience, food and service was superb, overall amazing.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner
    JoseAltuve
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    Best New York strip I've ever had. Fun to watch the bats flying around.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Scenic View
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Near Miss
    jmac
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    The Southwest Bistro restaurant was a mixed dining experience. The service and atmosphere were fine. Except they did not enforce the "no smoking within 15 feet of the door" policy even though we were outside. The cigarette smoke and even a cigar smoke was a bit disappointing, but didn't ruin out mood. The bucket of fries we got for our son was delicious. And both my Sliders and the Ceviche were very good. Other than the atmosphere, I'm not sure we'll be back. The $15 valet parking seemed extreme.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great!
    natalie
    Dined on 2/23/2014
    Had a lovely brunch with 3 other guests. Some of us got the breakfast buffet, some ordered off the lunch menu. Nice selection, very tasty, fantastic service. Would go to again!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice view
    Cyndyjoy
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    Although this restaurant is surrounded by many other restaurants downtown, the food is still good and the view of town lake can't be beat.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • No impressed
    Goober
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Went to this place on valentines day because it was the only reservation I could get. It was $50 for a three-course meal and so I was expecting high quality food. It ended up being just average, the steak wasn't impressive, way too much fat and the flavor was bland. I could have gotten better at Outback Steakhouse... The deserts tasted like they had been sitting out for a while. Wouldn't recommend this place for how much you spend.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for brunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It didn't work out on this
    Lebonator
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    It didn't work out on this special occasion. I probably won't go back but maybe someone else would have a better experience than I did.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • SWB
    tino
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    This wasnt what I was expecting when booking this restaurant. I am a very picky eater and this was not to my liking at all.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion, romantic
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Beautiful View of Downtown
    GreatfoodSWB
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    I had the opportunity to take my wife out for lunch at SWB. The food was excellent and the view of downtown Austin and Lake Austin was beautiful. The service was excellent and I would highly recommend dinning at this location. The prices were very reasonable.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was very mediocre, especially
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/26/2014
    Food was very mediocre, especially considering price; but service was excellent
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Relaxed meal with a view
    e2cAustin
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    Highly recommended for those that want the experience of eating at their own pace and enjoying the view of Lake Austin while they eat.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Putting the Happy in Thanksgiving..
    diningoutgal
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    When I think about Thanksgiving the first thing that comes into my mind is Food, then Family and Friends to share it with and then finally hoping the where will be the right atmosphere to make it all fun. My family and friends came to the Southwest Bistro for Thanksgiving and got not only good food but we got seated at an excellent table away from the crowds with a great few of the whole event. The food was wonderful, the ambiance good, and the wait staff excellent. We left rubbing our bellies and in a great mood.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Didn't even get into restaurant
    FamilyDinner
    Dined on 12/22/2013
    Unfortunately, we didn't even get to keep the dinner reservation due to an absence of free parking at the hotel. We pulled into an empty and open parking lot in front of the hotel (open gate, no attendant), and as we were walking to the door, the attendant came out of the hotel to say it was an employees lot only. Parking for the restaurant patrons was in the (paid) garage some distance away, or by valet. We didn't have the time to search for parking as part of our dinner plans, as we had to get to the theater in an hour as well. Sorry we didn't get to try this restaurant.
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Bats with Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/20/2013
    There were three or four bats flying around inside the restaurant. Our server dismissed it as normal saying, "I haven't been hit by one yet." Unfortunately we didn't get great service and they charge $7 for chips and salsa. I understand this is a nice place, but that is just ridiculous. Make that free and people may splurge on dessert or a nice appetizer.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Thanksgiving Buffet
    tommy
    Dined on 11/28/2013
    good food, excellent staff, great new parking garage, fantastic view of the city in the winter months when trees don't block view!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An unremarkable Hotel restauant
    BozemanMikeVIP
    Dined on 9/15/2013
    Nothing remarkable here. Just good service and unimaginative food in a hotel restaurant. I wouldn't cross the river for it, but it is convenient and spacious in the Hyatt. This night the server did go an extra mile to find a particular wine for my boss.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food Was Amazing!
    ChgoNativeTurnedTexan
    Dined on 9/6/2013
    We tried this place for our Anniversary and were a little disappointed by the decor when we arrived. The restaurant was almost empty, so we wondered if we'd made a mistake. However, when the food arrived, we were transformed to an exquisite oasis! Scallops for an appetizer were amazing with a touch of watermelon! Our main entrees were unrivaled...I had sirloin and gulf shrimp and he had New York strip. The gulf shrimp were some of the best I've ever had-succulent and buttery. Dessert topped it off with a delicious pecan crusted cheesecake that melted in your mouth. You would never know this was a hotel restaurant by the fantastic food, so don't be discouraged by the outdated decor.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Unremarkable Hotel Dining Room
    BozemanMikeVIP
    Dined on 9/2/2013
    Although we were there on a holiday, the place was empty and the service a bit slow for them having not many customers. Food was pretty much typical of a major hotel dining room--uninspiring but good enough to eat. The view of Town Lake is pretty good.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Could have been better
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/30/2013
    Though the wait staff was friendly, they missed several opportunities to check on our dining progress. We had the blue corn spinach quesadillas which were soggy and had excess grease on the plate. My husband chose the surf and turf which he enjoyed. The beef was tender and cooked to order. I had the rosemary infused fries with the NY strip. The fries were crisp and hot, but the steak was a bit overlooked and chewy. The view was spectacular as we had a view of both the sunset and the Congress Avenue bats - overall it was a nice evening.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Showcasing Austin!
    nativeaustinite
    Dined on 8/6/2013
    A window view of Lady Bird Lake, the Congress Avenue Bridge and the famous bats flying by at dusk makes the Hyatt the perfect place for entertaining out-of-town guests.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasant
    Vernetta8
    Dined on 7/30/2013
    Busy day of conferences, seminars, and speakers--SWB was quiet and relaxing.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Offers casual dining on the lake
    kcat614VIP
    Dined on 7/17/2013
    SWB is a nice spot for dining on Lady Bird Lake...good food, great service, nice vista and a short walk to the "bats" at twilight!
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Downtown secret
    Familyoffoodies
    Dined on 7/4/2013
    We love this place and it never disappoints! Food and service are always excellent and you are in ae reflect spot downtown! Our kids love it too!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • awesome experience
    therose
    Dined on 7/3/2013
    The whole dining experience was wonderful. We came as a party of six with reservations. The table was beautifully set ahead of time. The service was excellent and the food was superb! We even had a small child in our party, and the waiter accommodated our needs in an excellent manner. I would recommend this restaurant to all my friends and family who will be traveling to the Austin area. Many thanks for making a special evening memorable!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, scenic view, late-night find, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday Buffet
    HelonVIP
    Dined on 5/19/2013
    The Sunday breakfast buffet was very good, and the breakfast menu selections were also impressive. We were celebrating a birthday, and the waiter brought a treat with a lit candle on top - very thoughtful.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gorging on Crab legs on Mom's Day
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    Expensive, kids running around. Festive atmosphere with fun live band. Platters of shrimp, king crab legs, oysters... Was there anything else ? Didn't even look. Carving tables with meat. Sides, salad, pancakes. Passed them by... Bloody Mary bar. Nice pour of Vodka. Lots of ingredients. Boiled shrimp were good, not great. Sauce was good. Crab legs were good to very good. A little salty. But Oh so tasty with melted butter. I think between the four of us, we finished off about 12 plates of crab... We did taste some deserts. Crepe Suzette, excellent. Not stingy on Gran Marnier. Definitely, worth the $. just once...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Great Night Out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    A great evening with a date. Greeted with smiles and treated as honored guests. The wait service was friendly, accommodating yet not intrusive. This was a specialty dinner with a select menu. It had a good range of selections, even for a picky date, and they were nicely described. The food was tremendous! Beautifully presented and bursting with flavor. Just a wonderful experience. Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overall blah.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/12/2013
    Tried to charge us $5 for parking but we whined and they let us go in anyways. Waiters were attentive but didn't know anything about the menu or ingredients. Food was pretty but not all that tasty.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing staff, great view.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/31/2012
    Amazing staff, great view. Re: food, did not have regular menu because of New Years Eve, and holiday buffet had limited vegetarian options (unlike regular menu).
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We made the mistake of attending
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 12/25/2012
    We made the mistake of attending the Christmas buffet here. Thought that it would be nice not to shop, cook, and clean this year; and we would have been better off ordering pizza. We had a 4pm reservation, but sure wish they would have mentioned it closed down before 5pm. For $55 a person we were treated to dried out charcutterie, a warm salad bar, and hard rolls. I am not sure how the 'carving station' was because they ran out of prime rib, and had a nothing be a gnarly pig leg and dried out salmon leftover. I wasn't expecting much from the Hyatt; but this was way worse than I could have imagined.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Relaxed Christmas Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 12/25/2012
    We've been long time guests of the Hyatt brunches for Thanksgiving and Christmas for years, and have always enjoyed the experience. This year, it seems that the food options were diminished, particularly the absence of the seafood station and the omelet station. However, the food we had was very good and well prepared. Bring back the seafood station and the omelets and it will be perfect.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Christmas Lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/25/2012
    Christmas lunch was wonderful. The food was delicious. The view was beautiful and the staff was amazing. Some in my party were late and I was afraid that we would lose our seating. I was told not to worry--they worked around it and we were all seated. I was so appreciative!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 12/25/2012
    My husband and I attended the Christmas Brunch with my parents with high expectations. What we were served was an elaborate cheese and antipasto style platter, several salads and a few vegetables. The carving board stations of salmon, pork and prime rib were acceptable but this buffet could have been served on any day of the week. There was nothing special about it. We mistakenly thought the menu would be the same as the one on line for the Hyatt Lost Pines, which is the reason we made the reservation. I wish now we had driven a bit farther to the Hyatt Lost Pines for what would have been a much nicer dining experience with a greater variety of food.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • They were not on their A game
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/22/2012
    They were not on their A game on Thanksgiving. Granted, it's a huge day for restaurants which are open, but one assumes they would be prepared. We arrived for our reservation and they did not have it. We were told to give them 15 minutes and they would ready a table for us. We waited about 50 minutes before being seated and when we went upstairs to our table, at least 1/3 of the tables were empty. Also, another family was coming in as we were going to our table,the restaurant didn't have their resevation either. We finished our meal and they were just being seated. They also had to wait 45-50 minutes when there were empty tables all around. Our server was great and we enjoyed our time together, but organization needs to be improved!!!
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful Thanksgiving
    julialb
    Dined on 11/22/2012
    We had a wonderful and delicious Thanksgiving brunch and the Hyatt offered a wide variety of food to enjoy. As always, my favorite was the succulent shrimp, the moist and tender Lox and juicy sweet crab claws. I must add the grilled salmon and roast turkey were very good too. Our server was very attentive and friendly too.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding holiday dining experien
    great
    Dined on 11/22/2012
    Had Thanksgiving Day Brunch. The buffet was great. Very good selection of food. Service was awesome. Managers and supervisors made accommodations for our guests. This is our 4th time to a Hyatt holiday brunch, and it has been a great experience. We support other Hyatt Brunches too like in San Antonio. Have been a previous Hyatt catering manager elsewhere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Thanksgiving Brunch
    MND122913
    Dined on 11/22/2012
    Our party celebrated Thanksgiving brunch at the Hyatt. The food selection and table servers were great! Never felt rushed given the onslaught of people dining this particular day.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We had a great time - enjoyed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/17/2012
    We had a great time - enjoyed the view and atmosphere especially, and the food and service were both exemplary
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate