Permanently Closed - 4th & Swift

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Contemporary American

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This restaurant is permanently closed.

Dine on modern American fare at 4th & Swift. Its interior offers contemporary styling with exposed brick walls and venting. Owner and chef Jay Swift enjoys bringing his culinary skills to the table with dishes created with fresh, organic ingredients. Guests can begin their dining experience with an appetizer of beef tartare with pretzel bread, wood-grilled octopus or fresh green salad. A main course of duck breast with sautéed arugula, seared scallops or trout with charred broccolini will satisfy the taste buds at 4th & Swift. This restaurant also features a chef's tasting menu.

4th & Swift was honored with Wine Spectator's Award of Excellence 2015 and OpenTable's Diner's Choice 2015. It has reviews in publications like Living Intown and Men's Book Atlanta. This restaurant hosts events throughout the year and caters private celebrations.

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4.4based on all time ratings
4.4
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4.4
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4.3
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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful evening. The food was interesting, beautifully presented and delicious. The service was spot on. Our server Ron was outstanding. Even knowledgeable about where all the local food came from, which was impressive. Great restaurant!

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LaurenA
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I'm just so sorry to see it go. It was always outstanding, even through the last meal.

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vipShowlin
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the most amazing meals I can remember! This is a destination restaurant that is not to be missed! Excellent food, service, atmosphere!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
35 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2016
Overall5food5service4ambience5

So disappointed to hear this restaurant closed! We ate here on July 22, shocked to find it closed on the 25th! The food was excellent, the service was fantastic, and we enjoyed the lovely cocktails as well. We're so glad we were able to eat here before it closed. We were in town visiting and were looking forward to returning on our next trip. We'll have to give Noble Fin a try instead.

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vipSusu
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a great dinner and a chance to really visit with good friends. Couldn't have been better.

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JimmiSezSo
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2016
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Repeat diners here for good reason. Menu is varied and well thought out. Staff is friendly w/o hovering over. Mood was relaxed and pleasant. This visit could have been more but wasn't. The trout was barely done and my strip steak wasn't trimmed well, some gristle too. The waitress was attentive however, when tables began to fill, she was absent far too long...as if they were short staffed.

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NYCDiner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2016
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The staff couldn't have been more friendly. Loved the open space/vaulted ceilings and soft lighting. I ordered the tasting and had so much fun trying the dish with duck foam, etc. The waiter made excellent drink suggestions especially with dessert. If I could suggest anything, would be to use less sauce on veggies (on NY Strip plate). I would definitely go back next time I visit Atlanta.

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vipAllisonW
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2016
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Overall, this was a really great experience. The service was top notch. I definitely never had an empty water glass which is oddly important to me when it comes to service. The food was fantastic. The only reason I'm giving it a 4 out of 5 stars is because the variety of food. I think the last time I was here was around 3 or 4 years ago and really nothing has changed when it comes to the main plates. Maybe if ain't broke they don't fix it. Would love to have more "shareable" items on here! Great place overall!

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ShannaS
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef's tasting and wine pairing was fab!!! Even made main course substitution!

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sarahc
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

4th & Swift is our favorite restaurant in Atlanta. We return again and again when we want a guaranteed nice meal. Amazing food, fantastic service.

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kimS
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A very solid, still delicious, standard-bearer in the Ponce Market area. Our group of 8 enjoyed everything we ate, the waitstaff was professional but warm and casual, and kept things moving along. There is a bit of a bottleneck at the valet station at the bottom of the stairs because of the narrow landing but nothing to spoil a mood. We go back time and again.

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fishdude
Atlanta
30 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Dined on Saturday night. Restaurant was surprisingly not busy at 7 pm but we were told that there were lots of reservations for later.
Server was very good-friendly available but not intrusive. Food was wonderful. Distinct flavors and textures.
Had the steak and the duck entrees, Both excellent. sides were good. The cold soup appetizer and the roasted cauliflower apps were different and extremely good.

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vipAngelaH
Atlanta
35 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food, drinks and service. I really can't say anything but wonderful things and I can't wait to come back!

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vipmaryh
New England
14 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My bf and I went to 4th and Swift to celebrate our four year anniversary and I cannot say enough good things about it! The waiter brought over complimentary champagne as soon as we sat down and cookies with a beautiful chocolate "Happy Anniversary" writing at the end. All of the food and drinks were absolutely amazing. We will definitely be back over and over again!

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Michael
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I love 4th and Swift. Dinner is pricy but not unreasonably so for the quality of the food and excellence of the service. This is our go to place when we want to celebrate a special occasion like a birthday or anniversary and have time for a 3 or 4 course meal. My wife always orders the duck which is perfectly cooked every time. And I often branch out and try new things and have never been disappointed. They also have a fun cocktail menu:)

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Mollyh
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Heard so much about this place and it did not disappoint. Steak amazing. Prawn appetizer so so good. Shrimp sausage stuffed in squash blossom.... Beautiful.

Can't wait to go back.

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JarretE
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2016
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Service was bad and the food was way over priced. We decided to get several small portions to share among the group. The food was very expensive and didn't fill any of us up. We ended up closing our tab after one round of food and leaving to get tacos across the street. $200 later, we were still hungry and very unimpressed.

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vipDavidatlanta
Atlanta
39 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Graham Is a star. Tonight I enjoyed Softshell Crab appetizer cleverly plated with hominy and fried corn. My entree was cobia in a rich broth with artichokes,fava beans, and clams. Desert was sorbet.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2016
Overall3food4service2ambience4

I am 100% certain that the experience we had is not the norm for 4th and Swift, but that said we had a very odd experience with the service. There was clearly a miscommunication between our waiter and the assistant manager because they were literally passing each other to come take our order, check on us, etc. The weirdest part was when I ordered another gin and tonic with Plymouth gin and the assistant manager told me she didn't have that type of gin. We sat at the bar before our table was ready and I physically saw the bottle of Plymouth gin. True it is not on their menu, so I thought, "Oh, she just doesn't know. She's an assistant manager, not a bartender. No big deal." When I said, "Oh, you do. I saw it behind the bar before we came to our table" she argued with me about what I saw. Her arguing with me caught me off guard. I could still see the bottle behind the bar from our table. I just agreed with her and got another gin, but it was the icing on a really weird experience at 4th and Swift.

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vipworldtraveller
Atlanta
172 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

our experience was top notch and we would return in a second. Food was superb, especially the duck breast but even all the vegetarian dishes were stars and the cocktails are excellent (although a bit smallish) overall a great place and we will be going back

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2016
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Portions are extremely small and the food was over priced. I got the trout and it was pretty bland. Ambiance was decent but nothing special. Would definitely not recommend this place.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Grade A, Excellent. The service, the food, the presentation, were all above par by a margin.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2016
Overall5food4service4ambience4

I enjoyed 4th & Swift. I had an order of the scallops and it was delicious! Warning: You only get juicy 3 scallops for $32 *pout*
I also had the duck breast. It was good but I've had better. I think the breast sat on the stove for a few seconds too long. Overall, I had a great experience. Excellent customer service and food was at expectation. I will definitely be back for more scallops.

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vipRobert
Atlanta
25 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent dinner as usual: well prepared and presented food and a wine list at acceptable prices.

We will be back and back

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The menu is so incredible it was hard to choose what to order. We ended up ordering a great variety of dishes to share and even more savory items for dessert. I wish we ordered more of the spring vegetable pasta entree!! Can't wait to return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was excellent. Good was excellent. Great date spot place. Worth every penny. Will definitely come back again.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal. Got the three piggies entree and loved it. Cocktails were superb - West meets East worth every penny.

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vipalliGA
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favorite restaurant in town! The menu is fantastic and ever changing! The proteins stay the same and the seasonings and sides change with the season! The wait staff is wonderful and it's always a great experience! We bring my toddler son and they are always accommodating!

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SilkeS
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2016
Overall1food1service4ambience4

Atmosphere and service were lovely but we couldn't have been more disappointed by the food. The duck was tough and terrible, the fluke was supposed to come with crispy potatoes but had none at all, and the steak was tough and bland... With regard to the food, this was literally the worst restaurant I've been to in 20 years.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2016
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Overpriced experience. Food was bland if not boring.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2016
Overall4food5service3ambience4

I chose 4th and Swift to celebrate my birthday with some girlfriends. We had an excellent time, our waiter was very attentive and the food was quite good. The only thing that decreased my ratings was the fact that we got to the restaurant for a reservation at 6 pm thinking we would have ample time to eat and leave for our 8 pm show. Despite informing the waiter at the beginning of the meal, we were unable to cash out until 7:30 and left at 7:45 so we ended up being almost 30 minutes late to the main event of the evening.

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vipWearyWorldTraveler
Denver
17 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2016
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Excellent, skillfully prepared food. On a night when the only other tables were two big groups of business diners, the hostess put my son and I right in between them although the rest of the restaurant was empty. Not smart or particularly pleasant. Service was a bit slow and inattentive which was weird.

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kapple
Austin
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2016
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great staff. Good wine recommendations.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I based my selecting of 4th & Swift on real-time reviews and they were right on. Top class service from initial contact throughout the entire dinner. Server was great, listened well, pleasant personality, knowledgeable towards menu and wines. The atmosphere is cool and classy, and down to earth all at the same time. For the experience, cost was definitely inline and not over the top in my opinion. Plan on making a return visit on next visit to city.

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HappyBusinessDiners
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Inspired menu. Clean, contemporary, fresh food with regional flavor profiles.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2016
Overall3food4service3ambience4

This was not my first visit. We have had better experiences in the past. Last Sunday, we arrived a few minutes before time of our reservation and were kept waiting a bit too long before being seated at our table. It was not a busy time.
Others were pleased with their entrees; I found the Duck a little underwhelming.

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Phil
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2016
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had an early reservation (5:30) so cannot judge noice otr crowd. In a word, the food was wonderful as was the wine suggestion our server made. The menu is well chosen with small and large plates and enough variety without being overwhelming. The selections are driven by the availability of key ingredients and appear to change based on that. The decor is very comfortable, heavy wood and industrial. Even so, it feels very inviting and cozy rather than cold as some others do. There is a small outside casual dining area as well.

Highly recommended!

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AmyStringfield
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We selected the pre fix menu with the wine pairing for each course. It was amazing. We had such a remarkable anniversary dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was so incredibly sweet and I felt so pampered the entire time. The food was unique and incredible. Definitely coming back for the sticky toffee nut pudding!

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SeanJ
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2016
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It was great, the oysters were amazing....highly recommended as is the aged ribeye. My other guests chose a different cut of steak and u fortunately theirs was cooked beyond the medium that was ordered. Still good, and the service and comped dessert made up for it.

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Permanently Closed - 4th & Swift is rated 4.4 stars by 2764 OpenTable diners.