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Swift's Attic

4.5
451 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Tapas / Small Plates
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  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine

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About

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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Tapas / Small Plates, Contemporary American, Global, International
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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
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Phone number
(512) 482-8200
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Rene De Leon
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Private party contact
Cassandra Oberloier: (512) 923-5150
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
3rd
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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.
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Entertainment
Live Music TBD
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
What 451 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.4
service
4.6
ambience
4.1
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Noise · Moderate
89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

I took my boyfriend here for his 30th birthday and everything was amazing. The staff was wonderful and attentive. Both the food and cocktails were unique and delicious. Definitely let them know when making your reservation if you are celebrating something special and they will take care of you. I would recommend this restaurant.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Staff was wonderful and efficient. Food was was easy and light.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

The food wasn't as wonderful as the first time we were there. It was just OK to good. Service was fine. Noise level was high.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Every staff member we met at Swift's Attic went out of their way to make certain our special occasion was recognized in a very personal way. The table visit from the chef was especially appreciated. All in all, a wonderful evening of great and varied food selections and personal attention.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Awesome food, great service. Not to be missed!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Great food! A little disappointed that only 2 scallops came with my entree.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

AWESOME!!! My lady loved it! She felt very special! Thank you!

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Went for my anniversary for desserts and the pastry chef himself brought them out to our table. They also brought champagne out to out table, on the house. Felt very well taken care of!

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

My family and I visit often for Sunday brunch. It is always delicious, and the service is always wonderful!

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

It seemed the food was a little overpriced. Although good, and pretty unique, it’s still pricier than other unique restaurants with good food.

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1.0Dined on February 25, 2018

They completely forgot about my parents celebration, didn’t give them the champagne or desserts I had pre-ordered for their anniversary.

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

The food was delicious. The service was great (although we had a few people drop off our food that did not seem to know how to explain it that well). Our main server was very nice and very attentive. My only complaint is the table next to us was EXTREMELY loud and it was very disruptive. We did mention this to the servers and the hostess and we felt like someone should have asked the table to quiet down. Several other tables complained as well. It made the experience a little disappointing. I love this restaurant and always take out of town guests. I will continue based on all other qualities. Overall it was a very good experience. I highly recommend desserts!

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Swift's attic was great. We arrived early on purpose so we could enjoy some drinks at the bar. It was great way to get a feel for the place. There was definitely an energy...Swift's Attic just had a cool feel to it. And the food lived up to the atmosphere. The whole staff was friendly and knowledgeable. We were impressed. We'll be going back soon.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

I LOVE Swift’s Attic. One of my favorite places for lunch and weekend brunch. They always have good cocktail specials, and they have the best burger in town! Put a fried egg on the burger- you won’t be sorry!

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2.0Dined on February 14, 2018

We were extremely disappointed in our Valentine's Day dinner with Swift's Attic. We've been there multiple times and have always enjoyed their incredible food, service and ambiance. It's been at the top of our list. Our dinner was a birthday gift from a family member; we were so excited to go out on the town as it's not something we do often. We were not aware of the fixed menu but decided we'd give it a shot. Our waiter BARELY INTERACTED WITH US. He didn't check on us, plates were not cleared and he seemed overwhelmed/stressed. I've worked in the service industry before; I understand having a rough evening. However, for $60 a head, not including drinks, and an automatic 20% tip, it was abysmal. The food was cold, lacking taste and the portions were absurd. We're both athletes, my boyfriend is a big guy and we are conscientious about portions. Needless to say, we were hungry when we left. Super disappointing. Might not go back for a while if ever as this truly soured our Valentine's date experience.

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Just didn't really feel like a good value for the quality , totally understand the small plate thing .
Really not super exited about the set menu items we chose.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Great food and service

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

The food was absolutely incredible, the service was top notch, and the ambience was lovely! Made for a fantastic night out.

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5.0Dined on February 8, 2018

Great food, interesting, veggie friendly. Don't miss the Brussels sprouts.

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5.0Dined on February 6, 2018

I love the atmosphere and food. I have already recommended Swift’s Attic to several people.

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5.0Dined on February 5, 2018

Great service, amazing food, especially for the price. Will be back soon.

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5.0Dined on January 28, 2018

My all-time favorite, ever...Jarred rocks. Don't change a thing.

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4.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Nice choice of small plates, very tasteful, and excellent wine list.

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Fantastic food with a very attentive wait staff and a great ambience.

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4.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Food was great and served in a well paced way. It was a busy night and they had a couple of large groups there, so it was hard to have a normal conversation, but being Saturday night in downtown Austin, it’s to be expected. Service was awesome. We’ll be back, though we may try a slower night.

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Great experience overall, creative cuisine delicious cocktails and a cool atmosphere

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

My girlfriend and I cam here for our anniversary and it was phenomenal. great take on small plates and an incredible wine menu. the staff was great - super knowledgeable on the wines and provided some guidance, though not pushy, on certain plates to have. a little pricey, but this was hands down the best meal I've had in Austin to date

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5.0Dined on January 19, 2018

Came in with the wife this weekend for a nice dinner before I started a new job. This was our fourth or fifth visit to Swift’s, and by far the most memorable. We both work in the Service industry, and when we go out to eat we go for the gusto. No complaints on any of the food whatsoever. Had the Sweet Pots, Brussels Sprouts, Corn Fritters, Pork Cheek, Snapper, and the Peanut Butter Jelly Time dessert. Would recommend every single one of those dishes!

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5.0Dined on January 18, 2018

Great date night spot. Food was great - small plates for sharing allowed us to explore the menu together. Great drinks and service too. Definitely recommend and we’ll go back.

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5.0Dined on January 15, 2018

Some food choices were great, I loved how it was tapas style. We tried a variety of dishes and some were too out there, others were delicious. We loved our waiter Kat, and overall it was a positive experience

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Swift’s Attic’s team truly went above and beyond in comped items and service for an hour delayed reservation for a birthday dinner celebration. Having worked in the restaurant industry, I was beyond impressed. The food, which was excellent, surprisingly played second fiddle to the service itself. Been before, and will continue to give complete recommendation for this place.

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5.0Dined on January 12, 2018

Swift’s atic was a wonderful experience. It was my husband’s birthday and it was warm and delish. Our server was so awesome! Sweet and attentive. Highly recommend this restaurant!

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3.0Dined on January 5, 2018

The food was decent, but overpriced for what it was.

We ordered the Red Snapper and Flank Steak (their #1 seller). The snapper was good, nothing noteworthy, but the flank steak was very tough (so much so that my wife and I both accidently scraped our plates loudly trying to cut into it) and sitting on relatively boring large balls of fried rice. Not bad, just not $25/plate worth it.

An overall underwhelming experience. Would not return or recommend.

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4.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Bf and I rang in the New Year at Swift's Attic (one of the few restaurants in dt Austin that still had reservations available the day of). We partook of the prix fixe menu that they were serving from 10 PM until midnight and it was outstanding. My favorite dish was the Southwestern inspired pozole with clams that was my first course selection - I found it inventive with enough of the homecooking touches I associate with my time in New Mexico. The bf tended more towards the vegetarian options (rutabaga tagliatelle and beet salad) and loved it. There were also some fun and creative cocktail options to choose from on the drink menu. My only complaint is service leaves something to be desired - our waiter was friendly but wasn't really around as he was too busy tending to a rather troublesome table next to us. However, I thought this meal was one of the best I've had in Texas (though not necessarily best in the US), which overrides any service issues we may have had.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Really enjoyed their Prix Fix menu. Everything was very creative. My only complaint was I did not realize the salmon was going to be practically raw. We had a great time and we will definitely be back. Next time I'll ask about any items that are not fully described.

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5.0Dined on December 30, 2017

The service is impeccable and atmosphere is so cozy. The tasting menu is varied and delightful; enough but not too much food.
I love the bathroom sinks.

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5.0Dined on December 23, 2017

My mother and I had a wonderful waitress who was attentive and very sweet. Everyone who brought a dish out was able to explain what was in the dish with confidence and it made the experience wonderful for my mom!

I will definitely go back!

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4.0Dined on December 16, 2017

Excellent food. We ordered 4 small plates to try different options, all hit the mark. The rise and shine dessert was a home run, unique and delicious. If I lived in Austin, I would be a regular here.

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4.0Dined on December 13, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on December 11, 2017

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

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