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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.
Austin, TX 78701
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
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Live Music TBD
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.
Rene De Leon
Private Party Contact:
Cassandra Oberloier: (512) 923-5150
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
Swift's Attic Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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 :)
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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