Swift's Attic

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$31 to $50
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Tapas / Small Plates
Swift’s Attic, located in the heart of Austin’s most famous Avenue, offers a fun, accommodating escape from the city’s streets below. The sophisticated and whimsically irreverent menu, bar program and interior design encourage a “come one, come all” atmosphere whether dressed up for a night out or relaxed and casual.

Taking traditional fare for a ride, Executive Chef de Cuisine David Wakefield, and Pastry Chef Matt Zepeda will delight diners with new epicurean twists on classic worldly favorites. With a focus on fresh, seasonal and sustainable ingredients, Swift's Attic shareable small plates menu is derived from a lifetime of interactions.
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DP
Austin
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic brunch options. We sat at the bar and enjoyed great service!

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Responded 4 hours ago

Thank you -- we hope to see you again soon!

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OT
Central Texas
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The families favorite place in Austin!

Swift's Attic
Responded 4 hours ago

Thank you -- so good to hear!

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L
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience, our waiter made great recommendations. Loved the music and ambience. Food was on point, scallops cooked to perfection.

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Responded 4 hours ago

Thank you -- so great to hear -- we hope to see you again soon!

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i
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, great service, the place died down as soon as we sat down.

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Responded 4 hours ago

Thank you -- we hope to see you again soon!

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TT
Austin
64 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Solid. Drinks are great, food was awesome and so was the service. Awesome venue for dates or group outing

MN
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

They were so incredibly accommodating to my party! So glad we could have brunch with there. Customer service is an A+. I wish it would’ve been a little more livelier at the time, but the staff made up for anything missing. Thank you all for lighting and slicing my birthday cake as well. It was lovely!

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Responded 4 hours ago

Thank you -- we hope to see you again soon!

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LS
Austin
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

The experience started out well with prompt attention from the greeter and our waiter. The space itself is stunning and almost worth the visit in itself. We ordered 4 small plates. The first was the sweet pepper buratta. The cheese itself was good, quite fresh and creamy. However, the sweet pepper was practically not there, and there was not enough bread supplied for the generous amount of cheese. Our waiter cheerfully offered to provide more bread. Then we sat there for over 10 minutes with our half eaten plate. The server passed our table numerous times, never stopping to apologize for the wait, never explaining why it took so long to get more bread. Finally another server sensed our frustration and stopped to ask how things were, then said that they had to toast the bread. Waited another 5 minutes or so. Finally, the second server brought out the bread, followed closely by our other 3 plates. Then she brought a complementary serving of the brussell sprouts. The other plates were quite good. Obviously the bread episode set the night off on the wrong foot, and we probably would have been happier with everything had that not occurred.

Swift's Attic
Responded 4 hours ago

Thank you for your review and for taking the time to let us know that you didn't fully enjoy your experience. We are sorry for our mistake and will certainly share this with the team so that something like this doesn't happen again. We do hope you give us another try!

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was amazing. Also recognized my birthday.

TP
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was amazing as well as the selection of food. Definitely will be coming back

N
Austin
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Steak was raw (not rare) and brussel sprouts were undercooked. Very good the second time out. The pad thai is amazing. Stick to standard drinks from the bar they have not perfected their signature drinks.

Swift's Attic
Responded on September 3, 2019

Thank you Nofoodsnob we appreciate the time you took to review us and will let the team know. We do hope you give us another try again soon!

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LW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a fantastic meal with 6 friends in a great circular booth. Small plates were perfect for sharing and servers were polite and attentive

Swift's Attic
Responded on September 3, 2019

Thank you so much -- we love hearing about your experience -- come back and see us again soon!

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T
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

The drinks and atmosphere are fun, but the menu is small and pricey. Service was great and noise level was a bit loud. It was a fun place to visit, but not sure I’d go there again.

Swift's Attic
Responded on September 3, 2019

Thank you Tiedyemom for your review. We appreciate the time you took and will be sure to let the team know. We do hope you give us another try soon.

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed the tapas menu. Great ambiance.

Swift's Attic
Responded on September 3, 2019

Thank you -- come back and see us again soon!

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t
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I have been to Swift’s Attic on multiple occasions (lunch, dinner, drinks). The food is consistently on point and the drinks are fantastic. Keep it up!

Swift's Attic
Responded on September 3, 2019

Thank you talz! We love that you've been able to try all the things -- come back and see us again soon!

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SG
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service! Great way to start an evening at the Elephant Room! We loved the Brussels sprouts and the Korean BBQ flank steak! Scallops are wonderful and so were the calamari. We had way too much food for 2. A tad loud, but you get used to it.

Swift's Attic
Responded on September 3, 2019

Thank you so mush for joining us Sue! Sounds like you had a great time -- we hope to see you again soon!

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Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was delicious and service very good. The table for two we were at was very close to the tables next to it. I’m not a fan of those kind of set ups. We could literally hear the couple next to us talking about the problems in their relationship. There was also a bachelorette gathering and they were SO loud, like yelling loud! I wonder at what point they’re asked to quiet down a little?? Luckily they arrived toward the end of our meal.

Swift's Attic
Responded on August 29, 2019

Thank you for letting us know about your experience -- we do hope to see you again soon!

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AJ
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Swift's is amazing! The ambience is great. The drinks are inventive and tasty. The service is stellar. Last, but definitely not least, the food is absolutely amazing. I would describe it as eclectic American. The chef brought out and explained a couple of our dishes and the overall experience was great! This dinner really made our night out in Austin.

Swift's Attic
Responded on August 29, 2019

Awww we are blushing -- thank you so much -- come back and see us again soon!

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WR
Austin
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Made a reservation for a birthday. I specified that is was a birthday celebration and we were given a free glass of champagne. That was a nice touch. The restaurant itself was BEAUTIFUL.. the food was fantastic and the service was great!

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Responded on August 29, 2019

Thank you so much WReid -- come back and see us again soon!

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OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious meal!!!

Swift's Attic
Responded on August 29, 2019

Thank you!

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SH
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was great except it was really hot inside.

Swift's Attic
Responded on August 29, 2019

Thank you Shawn -- we hope to see you again soon!

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S
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All around awesome experience. Highly recommend Swift's Attic!

Swift's Attic
Responded on August 13, 2019

Thank you so much Sean - we hope to see you again soon!

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GV
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 5

The food has really gone downhill since last time I was there. The pork bao buns came out with hard, over-cooked pork and deep fried crumbs of bun (basically pita chips). The kale salad was basically hard kale covered in cheese with hardly any flavor. We were celebrating my boyfriend's birthday and they didn't acknowledge it until well after we paid the bill. I was very underwhelmed and will not be returning.

Swift's Attic
Responded on August 13, 2019

We appreciate the time you took to review us GinaV and we are sorry to hear that you didn't fully enjoy your experience. Anytime there is something that you don't enjoy -- in any restaurant not just ours -- please say something we'd be more than happy to help find a solution and make it right. We take great pride and care in thoughtfully creating all of our fare and hope that you take that into consideration and try us again.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every time I go to this place it is outstanding and the service is fantastic! This is one of those places where I have to give a five star rating on everything because it’s that good but I’d rather give a one star so that people won’t go there and we can keep this wonderful little oasis in downtown Austin ourselves!

Swift's Attic
Responded on August 13, 2019

Awww thank you so much for your kind words and for supporting our local place! We hope to see you again soon!

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CR
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Really tasty food; nice portions to share. Delicious cocktails too!

Swift's Attic
Responded on August 6, 2019

Thank you ChrisR! We hope to see you again soon.

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OT
Dallas
17 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We were sat by a table of 8 that were very loud. It was difficult to hear our server or each other. The food and drink were beautifully prepared and tasted great. The mole on the grilled chicken was spectacular!

Swift's Attic
Responded on August 6, 2019

Thank you so much -- we love our new Chicken Mole dish! We hope to see you again soon.

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BC
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great ambiance, delicious drinks... What more could you ask for?!

Swift's Attic
Responded on August 6, 2019

Thank you so much -- we hope to see you again soon!

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AR
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The space was amazing and food was delicious! Thank you for a lovely dinner out.

Swift's Attic
Responded on August 6, 2019

Thank you for joining us! We hope to see you again soon!

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PS
Austin
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We changed the reservations from 4 to 8 including a toddler and an infant. Everything was handled well including making accommodations with the meals. Service was excellent. Food was yummy.

Swift's Attic
Responded on July 25, 2019

Thank you so much PatriciaS! We hope to see you again soon!

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LH
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I would recommend it to someone that’s not on a budget. I would tell them that the portions are too small to share so you would be better off to break the bank and order two things for yourself. If a restaurant claims to serve shareable portions, they should make the dishes for that purpose.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my team and a family member out

Swift's Attic
Responded on July 16, 2019

Thank you!

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M
Austin
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great food, but small plates - should be clearer that they're Tapa's style. And Ahi plate should come with crackers or bread, but otherwise great.

SC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing atmosphere and food. Curtis took care of us from the moment we arrived. Our server was excellent and helped pick incredible meals for us to share. We highly highly recommend

Swift's Attic
Responded on July 15, 2019

Thank you so much SharonC! We hope to see you again soon.

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N
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice atmosphere! The food was very tasty and unique. Great overall concept! Definitely recommend.

Swift's Attic
Responded on July 15, 2019

Thank you so much Nahyellee! Come back and see us soon!

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ONLY thing I didn’t like was it was incredibly loud. The food and service was amazing but there was a huge table of guys next to us that kept us from hearing each other. Geez. Hush!!!

Swift's Attic
Responded on July 15, 2019

Thank you so much! We will keep and ear on the volume -- come see us again soon!

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San Antonio
14 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun Austin vibe. Food was exceptional and service great.

Swift's Attic
Responded on July 15, 2019

Thank you so much!

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RD
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My son gave me a gift certificate and I’m so glad he did, it was an awesome experience.
Service was excellent and food was delicious. Would definitely recommend it to everyone. Go by and try it, it will be your next hang out place.

Swift's Attic
Responded on July 12, 2019

Thank you RosemaryD ~ hope to see you again soon!

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the BEST restaurant we have been to in Austin. The food was unique, fresh and delicious and all of the staff was very accommodating. They even went out of their way to honor our anniversary with complimentary appetizers and a dessert! I will go back over and over when we visit Austin!

Swift's Attic
Responded on July 3, 2019

Thank you so much for your kinds words! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your experience and hope to see you again soon.

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C
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Was great food, below average service, but a little over priced for the quality. Buns were toasted too much and slightly burnt, and bacon wrapped dates weren’t as good as they usually are. Business was slow and server took a long time to get to us, and then was not very attentive. Also lacked giving details on dishes and not very friendly

Swift's Attic
Responded on July 3, 2019

Thank you for giving us a try. We appreciate the time you took to review us. We are sorry to hear that you didn't fully enjoy your experience and will use this information to help us to grow. We do hope you give us another try soon and try some of the other items on our menu.

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Austin
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ice ball cocktails are amazing! Food & service are always great. So happy they’re back!

Swift's Attic
Responded on July 1, 2019

Thank you! We are too! :)

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ET
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our absolute favorite place in Austin. Now have brunch!! Their service is excellent and friendly..we always feel spoiled a bit. Food is so very good. Not inexpensive but worth every penny!

Swift's Attic
Responded on July 1, 2019

Thank you EllenT! We hope to see you again soon.

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