Swift's Attic

4.6
578 reviews
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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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JM
Seattle
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our favorite restaurant during our stay in Austin. Great food, drinks, atmosphere!!

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R
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The food was great - specifically the Brussels sprouts and the squid fries. Unfortunately, it was very crowded and loud, so it was difficult to have a conversation with my partner. We were seated closely with the table next to us, and we could hear everything they were saying. Food was worth it but maybe not the best place for a romantic dinner or date night.

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Responded on March 11, 2019

Thank you! We are a lively bunch ~ hope to see you again soon!

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JL
Austin
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall a very good place to eat

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Denver
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

Food was disappointing. Had been here before and it was great, but this time all of the dishes were either poorly prepared or nearly unedible (quail tasted like a bottle of salt had been dumped on it). Drinks are good, but overpriced. Sadly, won’t be back.

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P
San Antonio
25 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The bar need some absinthe. My drink was just not right without it

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Responded on March 11, 2019

Good idea ~ Thank you!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mark is a fabulous waiter!! Love the food and ambiance!

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Responded on March 11, 2019

Thank you! We are big fans of Mark too!

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GA
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very relaxing place, we have been there for the last two Sundays for brunch, all the staff is super friendly.

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AC
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

It was overall average. Not bad by any means. But not great either. Maybe I'm a little particular but with so many delicious places to dine in Austin, Swift's Attic didn't really do it for me. At this same price point, you can get better..in food and overall experience.

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RM
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had plans to go to dinner but ended up going to brunch the next day. The food was cooked to perfection. I got Swift’s Benny,home fries,bacon and sausage. The home fries were so fluffy and soft on inside but crispy on outside.

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L
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Our server was aware we needed to go to a concert so he was great at bringing out our food in a timely manner.

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JP
Austin
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I celebrated our 35th anniversary here and the staff and management treated us like we were the most important people in the room. They gave us free bubbles to toast each other and they moved us from a regular 2-top to a corner 2-top so we could sit next to each other. The food and cocktails were phenomenal. We will definitely return!

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MR
Austin
11 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went here right after my husband ran the Austin Marathon. They were able to seat a party of 8 fairly quickly. The bloody mary bar is delish! and the food is so comforting, it hit the spot for all of us.

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Responded on February 20, 2019

Thank you so much Meredith -- we hope you join us again soon!

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HG
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We did the Prix Fixe meny for Valentine's day, so it was $65, which is a little steep, but the food was great, varied, adventurous, and perfectly cooked (a meal that took us from scallops, to shrimp, to ribeye and pork cheek - all done perfectly). It was a good atmosphere for the event. We also got to try both desserts, which were great.

The only detraction: 20% tip was added automatically.

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DA
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Incredible flavors! (Except dessert, which was just average)

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M
Austin
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Fish n chips- fish was good, fries were tough. Cobb salad was plentiful and all ingredients tasted fresh. The decor was great. Too loud. Not handicapped accessible - stairs. Great happy hour locale.

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DM
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food

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Responded on February 15, 2019

Thank you!

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IB
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Delicious dishes.

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Responded on February 11, 2019

Thank you Irene!

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s
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was awesome! It was the coldest weekend in Austin 30-40’s. But we sat outside and he turned on the heaters and brought us two blankets. The food was great!!! Thank you so much!

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EL
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time, swanky location, the pop rocks edamame is a fun must try. Great for dates :)

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Responded on February 11, 2019

Thank you Emma! Hope to see you again soon.

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SA
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing Food, super great service, unique and outstanding food. Highly recommended!

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Responded on February 11, 2019

Thank you so much!

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SK
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hands down, the best food I had in Austin! It was so good that my husband and I went back to the place twice in our 5 day stay! Pretty much everything on the menu is worth a try (and it's helpful that they have tapas style portions...easily shareable), but we especially loved the brussels sprouts, pork belly, sweet potato (with Thai curry) and charred edamame. Also, the pear tart (deconstructed) was to die for! Highly recommend it to everyone

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Responded on February 11, 2019

Great to hear! Thank you for sharing and we hope to see you next time you are back in town!

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P
San Antonio
25 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food ere is great as are the cocktails. Highly recommend

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Responded on February 11, 2019

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

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VC
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved dinner so much, we gave brunch and try and it was Amazing!! Fresh and Delicious!!

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Responded on February 8, 2019

Thank you Victoria!

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J
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the atmosphere and decor! Food was amazing! GREAT service. Great and clean bathroom!

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Responded on February 8, 2019

Thank you so much Johjania!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mark was Gaby for my birthday!

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JL
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The most absolute delicious shaved brocolli salad Ive ever had in my life. Salads will never be the same, If you guys read this please send me the recipe :) Also, pop rock edamame, whatttt? Great time.

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Responded on February 8, 2019

Thank you so much Jennifer! Hope to see you again soon!

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MH
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, waiting staff was great! Enjoyed our first time. We will def. recommend this place.

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Responded on February 8, 2019

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

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LH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed it all! The food was delicious and good portions! Loved the ice ball cocktails too.

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Responded on February 8, 2019

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

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Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great vibe! The room was packed for a Thursday night! Food was good, although the Pad Thai was marginal. The pork cheeks and flank steak were surprisingly good!

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Responded on February 8, 2019

Thank you we hope to see you again soon!

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AW
Austin
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

Great food, service was off

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Responded on February 8, 2019

Thank you for letting us know. We hope you give us another try soon.

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AH
Austin
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ahi poke was yummy! The service is great, I believe I pretty much have the same male server whenever I am there and he is always super friendly and very attentive. Wish I knew his name to give him a shout out but I know he is normally working the bar area.

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Responded on January 24, 2019

Thank you so much! I am sure he would love to share his name next time ;) We hope to see you again soon.

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DL
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicous food and excellent fun service. Had lunch here on a weekday and will definitely be back!

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Responded on January 24, 2019

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

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Fargo
6 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Interesting venue (the usual reclaimed-warehouse look), which makes noise reflecting off all the hard surfaces an issue. Service was slow (the servers were overwhelmed with an influx of customers) and some things (like silverware) were missed. I had the bacon wrapped dates for starters, which were just fine; the quail was difficult to eat due to the numerous fine bones, and the sauce was unpleasantly salty. I did like the interestingly varied beer list, though.

Swift's Attic
Responded on January 16, 2019

Thank you for letting us know. We are sorry you didn't fully enjoy your experience. Your feedback helps us to get better. We are always happy to help, please don't hesitate to let us know while you are in the restaurant if you are unsatisfied. We hope that you give us another try soon.

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DS
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Good location, friendly staff, unique dishes. Great place for special occasions. They say that one dish isn’t enough for one person, but we manage to survive with one dish per person and shared a bit of our meals with one another. Great vibes overall, well done!

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Responded on January 16, 2019

Thank you ~ we hope to see you soon!

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G
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

As always the food was very good. The service this time was sub par, we trust it was just an off night as this is a goto place for us.

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Responded on January 16, 2019

Thank you for letting us know. We are sorry to hear you didn't fully enjoy your experience. Your feedback helps us to grow. We hope you give us another try soon!

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d
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

The food was amazing but the servers were a little thrown by having dietary restrictions in our party. They referred to one of our family members at "the Vegan" a few times and made them uncomfortable. Additional training may be needed.

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s
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed our spot in the bar. We had a great experience with a good server as well. We will be back when we are in Austin!

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Responded on January 16, 2019

Thank you for joining us ~ see you soon!

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CF
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

Been to this restaurant several times-service is typically adequate but it was terrible last night, NYE. The menu was overpriced @ $95 per person for average food. It was marginally tolerable experience until I saw gratuity was automatically added...for a table of 2! Disappointing.....

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MW
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

1st time diners. They knocked it out of the park! 2 appetizers, 2 entrees, 1 desert...every bite was perfection. Super friendly, knowledgeable staff. Definitely going back (again and again).

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Responded on December 31, 2018

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

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FS
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

The menu was innovative and fun, I expected more out of the textures and flavors given that the chef apparently is from Alinea. However, I found the food pretty bland and less exciting that the menu descriptions. The vibe is hopping and the cocktails are spot on. i would recommend it because it is a fun and unique place for downtown Austin.

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Responded on December 31, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are sorry that you didn't fully enjoy your experience and it's feedback that helps us to get better. We do hope you give us another try soon!

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