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About Swift's Attic

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 Rene De Leon, Sous Chefs David Wakefield and Charles Deason, and Pastry Chef Kyle McSkinney will delight diners with new epicurean twists on classic worldly favorites. With a focus on fresh, seasonal and sustainable ingredients, Chef De Leon's shareable small plates menu is derived from a lifetime of interactions.

315 Congress
Austin, TX 78701
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Tapas / Small Plates, Contemporary American, Global, International

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am
Brunch: Sunday: 10:30am - 2:30pm
Happy Hour: Monday - Friday: 2:00pm - 6:30pm

Cross Street:
3rd

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(512) 482-8200

Website:
http://www.swiftsattic.com/

Entertainment:
Live Music TBD

Parking Details:
Street parking is available. Nearest garage parking is available in the basement lot on 4th in between Congress and Brazos.
Valet is on 3rd in between Congress and Brazos eastbound.

Executive Chef:
Rene De Leon

Private Party Contact:
Cassandra Oberloier: (512) 923-5150

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

NYE 2018 at Swift's Attic
*$75/person 4-course prix fixe menu
*add-on courses and wine pairings available.

Swift's Attic Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.3

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (23)
Good for a Date (22)
Fit for Foodies (18)
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Good for Birthdays (15)
Fun (15)
Good for Anniversaries (14)
Special Occasion (14)
Tapas (14)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Cozy (11)
Bar Seating (10)
Great for Brunch (10)
Romantic (10)
Authentic (10)
Casual (9)
Happy Hour (9)
Local Ingredients (9)
Business Meals (8)
Good for Groups (8)
Hot Spot (8)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Worth the Drive (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Great for Lunch (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
People Watching (3)
Great Beer (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Spicy (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Organic (1)
Seasonal (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined 3 days ago

Excellent food and service. A bit pricey by my standards but worth it for a special occasion.

Tags: Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Austin)·Dined 5 days ago

Swift’s is a hidden gem on a Congress above the always classic Elephant Room jazz club.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Great Beer, Business Meals, Spicy, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

We went there for brunch. The food was really very good. The service was friendly, efficient but not rushed, despite the restaurant being busy. Our waiter took the time to explain the menu and the specials. We would definitely return!

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Casual, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 8, 2017

Our server took care of us so well! He was definitely on point 👍🏼

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Went with my family after a downtown event. My 12-yr olds aren’t the most adventurous eaters, but they are willing to try things if prompted. They took to the ‘family-style, Small-plate’ concept like champs.
We ordered 1 item from the “snack” list, and then 4 plates, followed by 2 desserts. The stars of the show was the Brussels Sprouts and the Pork Cheek. The also-ran was the pork belly, which was tasty and good, but not as elevated as the rest of the plates.
Of the 2 desserts we shared, the sweet potato pot-du-creme was the winner.

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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 (Austin)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The experience was great! The creative menu and wait staff were impeccable!! We will definitely be back!

Tags: Fun, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Tapas, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

One of my favorite brunch spots. The mimosa special is unrivaled in downtown Austin and the food is great.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Loved the food and service, really awesome variety and the quail was amazing

Tags: Tapas, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on November 21, 2017

I have been to this restaurant twice a few years ago and felt that my recent experience was dramatically different. The ambiance and drinks were the same as expected, but the food was not nearly the same caliber as before. I was disappointed because I deliberately chose this restaurant based on the food experience I had previously had. I'm not sure what has changed. We had the squid fries, beet salad, and shrimp, and pork belly. The service was intermittent, and we had multiple different people assist us so it felt less personal. We were comped two glasses of champagne for our special occasion which I appreciated, but the overall dining experience was not what I had expected.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Cozy, Romantic
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Great as always. Asked about food allergies and let me know of plates with issues. Few places do that proactively.

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 (Austin)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Excellent food and service. No privacy between tables and noisy to the extreme. Only two people at my table and couldn't hear each other.

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 (Austin)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Plates are small and meant to be shared which is great because you get to try a lot of items. Standouts for me were the Pork Cheeks and Brussel Sprouts. I was told the Goat and Squid Fries were delicious, but those are not items I enjoy. I will definitely return to try some of the items I didn't get the first time.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Swift’s is always a delight. Everything I’ve tried has been amazing and takes me out of my normal food and tastes and I experience something new. Brunch is my favorite! We tried the starters special (see photo) and wow! I’ve had dinner, brunch & dessert and everything is great! The atmosphere is super cool too.

Tags: Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Good Vegetarian Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

This was a really fun date night venue. We arrived before our reservation but were seated promptly after a quick time at the bar. The drink menu was long with lots of different options. Our waiter was very helpful in directing us to dishes that suited our vegan dietary restriction. Overall the food was fun (shishito peppers were amazing). We found our dishes from the main vegetable section (pad thai and sweet potato curry) did not complement each other well...the flavors seemed to clash. We would have appreciated direction as to what paired well together.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Tapas, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Vegan, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

We love the small plates menu that lends itself to courses. Our favorites were the Sweet Pots and The Scallops. Good menu selection including cocktails. Although our server and the staff were very attentive, we felt rushed at times. One staff member came to remove a plate well before we were finished eating.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Tapas, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine
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 (Austin)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Early lunch, reservation, hostess seated us at a table looking into bar service area (dirty rags, etc.) so we asked to be moved, to her irritation. She allowed us to have our choice of tables in the thus-far empty restaurant, which did proceed to quickly fill. Waitstaff was good, lunch was good, noise level the usual Austin deafening roar. The interior of the place is VERY interior, no outside views at all. It does feel like a closed-in attic. If you are at all claustrophobic, don't go here.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

The staff at Swift’s Attic was absolutely amazing! We were celebrating a huge accomplishment and they made sure our dinner matched the moment! Champagne and lots of attention!!!! Great food recommendations and everything was indeed delicious! Would come back again and again!

Tags: Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Bar Seating
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Great service and excellent food. We found this gem a couple of years ago and couldn't wait to celebrate my birthday there. I'm the vegetarian in the family and it's nice to have great options for a special night.

Tags: Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 26, 2017

The tapas approach was unique and the food was shockingly inventive! The whole evening exceeded my expectations! Get thee there!

Tags: Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Authentic, Late-night Find, Good for a Date
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 (Austin)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Sub par, overpriced food and terribly rude waitstaff. Spend your money elsewhere.

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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Swift's Attic staff put together a fantastic Anniversary package for us. Be prepared to eat a handful of unique, memorable, and filling dishes. Candlelit tables is available although the seating is close and volume is moderate. But the real stars were the staff, attentive and creative in their own roles. A casual yet innovative dining boutique with superior table-side service!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Anniversary dinner. All but one dish was amazing. Shrimp Remoulade left something to be desired. Server seemed like he was trying to turn and burn the table while we were looking for a long relaxing meal. Overall we would return.

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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Excellent date night location. Great creative small plate experience with wonderful cocktails. Friendly, attentive staff. New favorite.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 12, 2017

The food was creative and unique and certain recipes - such as the Brussels sprouts or the flank steak - were incredible, but skip the quail. Our server was excellent initially but then disappeared for the second half and didn't do anything for the birthday we were celebrating and mentioned during the dinner. Overall it was a nice experience but a little pricey for what we had!

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Austin)·Dined on October 11, 2017

We had a really good bottle of wine. The team was really nice to let us have a drink at the bar and even offered to us a beet salad that someone ordered but didn't take. It was delicious, the fish was delicious...the dessert too ! Really great evening...i will be back!

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·Dined on October 11, 2017

REALLY enjoyed our night here!! Girls night out with my sister! Jarred was SO great, attentive and sent a sweet treat to our table while we paid the bill. Can't wait to go back! Met all expectations and more!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Tapas, Cozy, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Austin)·Dined on October 8, 2017

The location, ambience is great! The service was inconsistent, table to table. Mimosas are $1 and bottomless for some tables. Our waitress, Kevin was not attentive, did not fill our coffee, mimosa and was just unhappy! The food was okay. Portions were good. Rest of the staff, were good.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Austin)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Really great atmosphere. Was there for a bday, and let them know that we were there for a special occasion but it was ever acknowledged by waitress. Not a big deal but don’t expect them to do anything special. Food was amazing except for the pad Thai. Way to much citrus, but everything else was great. Atmosphere was perfect for a date night or large group. Drinks were well made. Waitress and service was friendly, but nothing memorable. All in all a very nice experience.

Tags: Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Fun, Business Meals, Romantic, Authentic
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Fantastic food and service as always.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Great food! The combinations tantalize the tastebuds!
My daughter and I loved the Brussels sprouts and scallops the most... but the guys had their own favorites! Great specialty drinks too.
Our waiter, Jared was awesome too!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Overall just a great place to eat. A little loud. Great service.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Casual, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

Food is amazing. Atmosphere is amazing. Just wish the waitress was a little more excited about the food, especially when you spend $22 on two scallops (literally) and our bill was over $250 -- which we didn't mind, of course, or we wouldn't have ordered everything we did, just would have been nice if the waitress was more into the food and the great quality everything was. She acted like she was serving us artichoke dip at cheddars :)

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Hot Spot, People Watching, Cozy, Tapas, Great for Brunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 12, 2017

Amazing food and amazing cocktails! We loved this spot and can't wait to go back. Every dish we ordered was delicious - we shared all our plates. They have very cool cocktails that involve the 'mixers' being frozen into an ice cube and they pour the shot of alcohol over the top. As the ice cube melts the flavours of the drink change. Very cool and unique idea!

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 (Austin)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Can't beat $2 mimosas! We celebrated our daughter's B-Day and it was nice!

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Would love more vegetarian options. Bump the Benedict price up $6-8 and have two eggs instead of one.

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 (Austin)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Consistently delicious! Devils on horseback were a great start to our meal. Loved the pork cheeks. Halibut and Korean BBQ were out of this world. Will definitely return.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Really yummy & unique brunch, food came out quickly and great service overall. $1 mimosas were awesome too!!

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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on August 20, 2017

I brought two friends from out of town and they were very impressed with the food and feel of the restaurant. It's the perfect place to share small plates with friends or a date.

Tags: Hot Spot, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Our meal was wonderful. Our server was outstanding. My only complaint is that the lighting along the wall is so poor that it's hard to read the menu. The small votive candles are totally useless.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on August 16, 2017

The service was continual but unobtrusive. Every bite was fantastic.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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