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Swift's Attic, Austin, TX

Swift's Attic

4.8
4.8
948 Reviews
$31 to $50
Tapas / Small Plates
Swift's Attic is offering weekday happy hour and nightly dinner Monday -- Saturday. We also have spaces suited for intimate dining experiences or full buyout celebrations.

Food you’ve had, like you’ve never had before. Familiarly strange, strangely familiar.
Nestled upstairs off of one of the busiest streets in Austin, the lure of our funky twist on classics pulls patrons into our hidden attic for a journey into an eccentric and eclectic culinary world serving modern, whimsical shared plates.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 29 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Tapas / Small Plates, Contemporary American, Global, International

  • Hours of operation

    Happy Hour Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–5:30 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (512) 482-8842

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Donnie Forehand

  • Private party facilities

    Whether hosting a group celebration dinner, Happy Hour cocktail event, formal seated dinner, or larger party –– Swift’s Attic offers an unsurpassed experience.

  • Private party contact

    our Director of Events: (512) 923-5150

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    3rd

  • Parking details

    Street parking is available. Nearest garage parking is available in the basement lot on 4th in between Congress and Brazos.

  • Entertainment

    Live Music TBD

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Experiences

  • 10 Year Anniversary 7-Course Celebration Dinner

    $100.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Aug 20, 2022 only
    Celebrate 10 Years of Swift's Attic and Join Us for a Special 7-Course Chef's Tasting Menu! Since opening in 2012, we have had award-winning chef's, dishes, and drinks, an amazing group of people to work with (some of whom are still with us!), a kitchen fire, SXSW parties, weddings and engagements, pandemic struggles, upgrades, Lots of BIG ASS BURGERS, a ghost, and much more and we want to celebrate with YOU! A portion of proceeds will benefit our friends at Good Work Austin -- supporting Austin’s small businesses throughout the pandemic and beyond, while feeding our local communities facing food insecurity.

What 948 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. C

    Christi

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really cool flavors that you won’t get just anywhere. A little pricey on entrees, but appetizers were amazing!
  2. YM

    YogaMel

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Only negative is we had to move before we were finished to accommodate a large party. They gave us a free desert so not horrible.
  3. BK

    BrandiK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Food was great! We ordered every Vegetable dish including the 2 specials. Excellent however, a couple were a bit too salty. We did let our server know & he said he appreciated the feedback & would pass it along to the chef. Great atmosphere although it was a bit loud. We were seated next to a large group. Overall, we were thrilled to discover this gem. Highly recommend!
  4. S

    Sean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, excellent service and a fun ambience. Definitely not cheap and a little loud, but would definitely go back.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Service was excellent, one of the best servers I’ve encountered in awhile. Very cool spot, fun vibe. Food was just okay focus more on executive on the food felt a little like they tried to hard missed some quality steps on the food. Drinks were good. I would go back again just for the service and a drink.
  6. ST

    uberSTRUB

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Swift’s continues to be a Top 3 fav in Austin for me. Ambience, food, mocktails and service all top notch.

    Swift's AtticResponded on June 9, 2022Thank you so much -- We truly appreciate you supporting local, now more than ever, and hope to see you again soon!

  7. JJ

    JJ2015

    Dallas

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Food was good, although it's been a few years since we've been and I think it's not quite as good as it used to be. That's not to say it isn't good food because it is, but as a culinarian I used to enjoy the chefs whimsical food style and excellent preparation. It's just not quite as high caliber as I remember it being. Service was great as well, but it would be a bit better if the food runner explained the dishes that were being dropped. Our food was quickly dropped with no explanation of the details of the dish. Not a bad thing as the food came quickly. It's just an extra touch that would elevate the meal.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything we had was delicious!! Tapas style so order a few dishes - worth it to splurge ;)
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Excellent food and service.

    Swift's AtticResponded on June 9, 2022Thank you so much -- We truly appreciate you supporting local, now more than ever, and hope to see you again soon!

  10. ST

    SkylarT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Micaleah (Mikela?) was our server. She selected all of our dishes, what a fabulous experience across the board. I would highly recommend this restaurant and the apricots wrapped in bacon.

    Swift's AtticResponded on June 9, 2022Thank you so much -- We truly appreciate you supporting local, now more than ever, and hope to see you again soon!

  11. CB

    ClaudiaB

    Austin

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Outstanding service and delicious food! We enjoyed the family style dining.

    Swift's AtticResponded on June 9, 2022Thank you so much -- We truly appreciate you supporting local, now more than ever, and hope to see you again soon!

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My daughter’s 21st birthday

    Swift's AtticResponded on June 9, 2022Thank you so much -- We truly appreciate you supporting local, now more than ever, and hope to see you again soon!

  13. DG

    DanG

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was phenomenal. Highly recommend the halibut. Amazing flavor. Melts in your mouth.

    Swift's AtticResponded on June 9, 2022Thank you so much -- We truly appreciate you supporting local, now more than ever, and hope to see you again soon!

  14. C

    Curtreview

    Salt Lake City

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A hidden gem: farm-to-table with unique drinks and dining selections. I always dine here when in Austin. The staff is friendly and helpful. I found out tips are pooled so every employee is incentivized to provide great service to all diners, equally. If you arrive early and get a drink at the bar, they automatically transfer the tab to your table, so you don't need to "close out" at the bar before being seated. Food is great.

    Swift's AtticResponded on May 26, 2022Thank you so much -- We truly appreciate you supporting our team and local, now more than ever, and hope to see you again soon!

  15. LF

    LoisF

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience2
    The food and the service were excellent. The noise level was a detriment to my enjoyment of the meal. Good work Donnie and staff!

    Swift's AtticResponded on May 26, 2022Thank you so much Lois -- We truly appreciate you supporting our team and local, now more than ever, and hope to see you again soon!

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food! The halibut was especially delicious.

    Swift's AtticResponded on May 23, 2022Thank you so much -- We truly appreciate you supporting local, now more than ever, and hope to see you again soon!

  17. JK

    JeffK

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Phenomenal! We eat out a lot and love trying new spots. I have actually never seen a staff work as fluidly. It was artistic. The food was incredible and so creative, from the edamame with pop rocks salt to the best halibut I’ve had. But the way the staff works together is a ballet worth the admission.

    Swift's AtticResponded on May 23, 2022Thank you so much -- We truly appreciate you supporting local, now more than ever, and hope to see you again soon!

  18. C

    Cassie

    Austin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I think out of the 8 entrees we ordered only one really stood out. The rest were just okay. Probably won’t be back for a while. Airplane chicken was fantastic though.

    Swift's AtticResponded on June 18, 2022Thank you so much! Feedback is what we aim for. Is there a dish in your mind that you would love us to do? Feedback is welcomed.

  19. BE

    BillE

    Oklahoma City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter was amazing, quite entertaining, and filled our water glasses 24 times! Unsure of his name but the table who drank all the water will clue him in. Great job!!!

    Swift's AtticResponded on May 23, 2022Thank you so much -- Cheers to 24! glad we could help quench your thirst! We truly appreciate you supporting local, now more than ever, and hope to see you again soon!

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Had several dishes too share, all Had good flavor but the Seoul Food dish came out cold and we sent it back and the wagyu steak was barely cooked and raw in the middle….the mgr was very apologetic and took the steak off the bill….liked the atmosphere and the drinks and the starters we had….I definitely would consider giving them another shot….

    Swift's AtticResponded on May 20, 2022Thank you so much -- We truly appreciate you supporting local, now more than ever, and hope to see you again soon!

  21. RJ

    RayJ

    Dallas

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    You could easily not find this place from the street but it’s excellent once you do and make it up the stairs. Great choices on the menu and awesome service.

    Swift's AtticResponded on May 20, 2022Thank you so much -- We truly appreciate you supporting local, now more than ever, and hope to see you again soon!

  22. MH

    MarloneH

    Austin

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Continues to be my favorite restaurant in Austin. New staff, same great vibe .

    Swift's AtticResponded on May 16, 2022Thank you so much - our hard-working team truly appreciates it and we hope you join us again soon!

  23. TT

    TatianaT

    Austin

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Loved that we stumbled into this place super last minute. Dishes were a good portion, and perfect for three people to share everything. We had the Tiger Apricots (a must, so tasty), Kale Caesar, Fried Brussels Sprouts (can't go wrong with these) to start, and for the main entrees split the Lamb Meatballs, Seoul Food, and the Lipstick on a Pig (our fav dish, great marriage of flavors and the pork was incredibly juicy & tender - you didn't even need a knife to cut it, just fell apart beautifully). We somehow had room for dessert and indulged in the The Dude Abides - absolutely delicious! We will be back again to try the cocktails - we shared a bottle of wine for the table, but their cocktails looked incredible and were super popular with other tables.

    Swift's AtticResponded on May 16, 2022Thank you so much - our hard-working team truly appreciates it and we hope you join us again soon!

  24. FK

    FedorK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went to celebrate anniversary and we loved it. Place felt intimate, classy and fun. We enjoyed everything we ordered and plan on coming back to try other things we haven’t yet. We didn’t feel rushed nor ignored. Service was excellent! From the moment we walked in to when we left. We had a non alcoholic and an alcoholic beverage which we would would order again. Thank you so much for having us and for being amazing! This will be on our favorite list for sure!

    Swift's AtticResponded on May 16, 2022Thank you so much - our hard-working team truly appreciates it and we hope you join us again soon!

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Small plates for sharing, delicious and creative!

    Swift's AtticResponded on May 16, 2022Thank you so much - our hard-working team truly appreciates it and we hope you join us again soon!

  26. DP

    DelPri

    Austin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very very loud
  27. f

    farmyup

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Unusual menu- well prepared. Fast service. We really enjoyed it and will be back next time we come to Austin

    Swift's AtticResponded on May 16, 2022Thank you so much - our hard-working team truly appreciates it and we hope you join us again soon!

  28. RB

    RBelz

    Washington DC

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was incredible and we loved the ambiance! Our server Micayla added to the experience and made it an unforgettable meal.

    Swift's AtticResponded on May 16, 2022Thank you so much - our hard-working team truly appreciates it and we hope you join us again soon!

  29. JA

    JaclynA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very fun and elevated dining experience. Menu is set up to order multiple items and share. Everything we ordered was delicious and unique.

    Swift's AtticResponded on May 16, 2022Thank you so much - our hard-working team truly appreciates it and we hope you join us again soon!

  30. LG

    LaurieG

    Minneapolis

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic cocktails, food, and service. Visiting Austin and so glad it was recommended to us!!! HIGHLY recommend eating there!!! It’s Tapas style

    Swift's AtticResponded on May 16, 2022Thank you so much - our hard-working team truly appreciates it and we hope you join us again soon!

  31. JL

    JonathanL

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had 5 different small dishes, pad Thai and Seoul Shrimp were our favorites, Tiger bites, Airline Chicken and fried Brussel sprouts were good as well. We left full and satisfied. Service was awesome, friendly, knowledgeable and attentive. It was a great experience
  32. SM

    SherrieM

    Indiana

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We’re visiting Austin and I saw this place on Yelp. What a treat it was to go there! The food was outstanding, especially the mash ups which they apparently change up daily. Ours came with a blueberry BBQ sauce. You have to get these if you go there. The service was outstanding and it’s located in an older building with a very cool ambiance.

    Swift's AtticResponded on May 16, 2022Thank you so much - our hard-working team truly appreciates it and we hope you join us again soon!

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Small plate shareable food. Fun with good friends more than business acquaintances. Creative cocktails. Service is friendly. Noise level is very, very loud.
  34. SD

    SDubs

    Denver

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Creative small plates were delicious. We loved everything we tried and the service was attentive and friendly. Convenient location near the Paramount Theater. Cocktails were fine but not outstanding given the price. Cool vibe in the restaurant.

    Swift's AtticResponded on May 20, 2022Thank you so much -- We truly appreciate you supporting local, now more than ever, and hope to see you again soon!

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic restaurant. Get the blackberry cocktails dn bacon wrapped apricots. Great friendly waiter.

    Swift's AtticResponded on May 16, 2022Thank you so much - our hard-working team truly appreciates it and we hope you join us again soon!

  36. E

    Erik

    Denver

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, and service was great! Our server Michaela was fantastic and explained the drink menu well. A tad on the pricy side, but that’s what you can expect in Austin.

    Swift's AtticResponded on May 16, 2022Thank you so much - our hard-working team truly appreciates it and we hope you join us again soon!

  37. F

    Fooodier

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was great, table was ready for reservation time (actually received text of readiness 15 minutes prior to). Server was knowledgeable, helpful, and personable. Food was a prime example of what interesting combinations of flavors can make happen. Absolutely amazing. It is more on the expensive end, and not something I could do on the regular, but I've been twice now, and both times it has been stellar!

    Swift's AtticResponded on May 16, 2022Thank you so much - our hard-working team truly appreciates it and we hope you join us again soon!

  38. CB

    CalebB

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Potato mashups were divine and service was wonderful

    Swift's AtticResponded on May 16, 2022Thank you so much - our hard-working team truly appreciates it and we hope you join us again soon!

  39. GB

    GleasonB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best meals we've ever had. Food and drinks were perfect. Ambiance is inviting and not stuffy. Our servers were informative, knowledgable and prompt. A perfect all around dining experience.

    Swift's AtticResponded on May 16, 2022Thank you so much - our hard-working team truly appreciates it and we hope you join us again soon!

  40. JH

    JoeH

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Good and service were excellent Desserts were awesome

    Swift's AtticResponded on May 16, 2022Thank you so much - our hard-working team truly appreciates it and we hope you join us again soon!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Swift's Attic using the Order Online button. Swift's Attic also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (512) 482-8842.

Swift's Attic is rated 4.8 stars by 948 OpenTable diners.

Swift's Attic does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 29 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Swift's Attic

315 Congress Austin, TX 78701

Additional information

  • Cross street

    3rd

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Happy Hour Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–5:30 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Tapas / Small Plates, Contemporary American, Global, International

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street parking is available. Nearest garage parking is available in the basement lot on 4th in between Congress and Brazos.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Donnie Forehand

  • Entertainment

    Live Music TBD

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (512) 482-8842

  • Private party facilities

    Whether hosting a group celebration dinner, Happy Hour cocktail event, formal seated dinner, or larger party –– Swift’s Attic offers an unsurpassed experience.

  • Private party contact

    our Director of Events: (512) 923-5150

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