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About The Salty Sow
Love SWINE+Wine+BEER? From the creators of Eddie V's, Roaring Fork & Hopdoddy, Larry Foles & Guy Villavosa brings you Salty Sow. The culinary force of Chef Harold Marmulstein & Chef Nox Ybarra are together at Austin's premier head to tail restaurant. Salty Sow serves modern farmhouse cuisine, combining new cooking techniques with old-world methods like braising, poaching, and stewing. Our signature cocktail ingredients come fresh out of the garden, featuring local and organic spirits. Founded by long-time food lovers, we take special care to prepare everything we serve from scratch and by hand daily.
Austin, TX 78722
Gastro Pub, Contemporary American, Seafood
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 10:30pm
Friday & Saturday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm
Sunday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm
Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
The Salty Sow
The Salty Sow Ratings and Reviews
Great happy hour with amazing, unique cocktails and appetizers!! Very attentive service and pleasant atmosphere. They have a variety of great settings, from an outdoor patio, to enclosed and semi-open porches, to an informal lounge to a dressier dining room. A very unique and fun find with superb eats and drinks for happy hour or fine dining!
Was looking for a well prepared, simple meal and that is exactly what the Salty Sow delivered. Brussel Sprout Ceasar was very good, interesting flavor and the dressing was a perfect blend of tradition and innovation. Crispy Chicken Thighs were perfectly prepared with skin nicely crisped on the outside and meat still moist on the inside.
Would highly recommend stopping here while in Austin.
Overall. Would definitely recommend! Cozy but unique interior with a sense of place and interesting, creative menu. And the service was really outstanding. The only negative was that I had specifically noted on the reservation to the restaurant that this was a special occasion as it was our anniversary and no mention was ever made of this to us by anyone at the restaurant
Enjoyed the ambiance and decor. The staff was very helpful and friendly. Although they were extremely busy, the service was good and staff apologized for the wait. Food was fabulous and unique and creative. Especially enjoyed the deviled eggs, hot chicken skins, blackened redfish with the creativity of their Moscow Mule.
I had the Crispy Brussels Sprout leaves which are outstanding followed by the Blackened Redfish which was delicious. I was there with friends and we sat in the front area which was reasonably quiet. The waiter was attentive, but not overbearing. The meal was paced nicely so that we did not feel rushed. I recommend this place for it food, ambiance, and service.
We were blown away by The Salty Sow. We had heard good things and read the reviews, but the reviews were understate, in our view. Pork Belly, Pork Shoulder, Flash Fried Brussel Sprout Leaves, Oyster Boidin Fritters, Warm Olives, all of it was amazing. Good drinks and nice, concise Wine selection. The service was energetic and enthusiastic. The vibe is so very Austin; hip, young, trendy and just plain COOL. Try it!
Ate at the Salty Sow Saturday 2/3 for dinner. We had a terrific and interesting meal. My favorite part was the ambiance - we were visiting Austin, our conference was over and we were up for some fun, which is what this place was. We ate at an "outdoor" table which was awesome since we're from a cold place. Cocktails were terrific, especially the Charlotte's web. My friend accidentally knocked over his full cocktail glass and they gave us another one on the house, which was really nice. We had the bone marrow (tasty and good for people who need to add some cholesterol to their diet) and oyster fritters (perfect) to start, and then the slow-cooked beef shoulder (good, but not spectacular; it was basically like pot roast) and tenderloin (fantastic) and fried brussles sproud leaves (yes. have these). Sometimes I think gastropubs go overboard trying to make sure that all dishes have powerful sweet and salty and rich and spicy; but this place did not, happily, try to turn a dish into something it shouldn't be. Other than the fact that there are so many amazing places to try in Austin, I'd totally go back, especially with a group of friends who wanted a fun night out. Smart-casual captures the ambiance and the dress code.
Had a wonderful birthday celebration at Salty Sow. We all loved our meals- the pork butt, lightly fried chicken thighs, and the blackened redfish were all delicious. Bananas foster beignets with nutmeg ice cream was a delicious end to our meal too. Only disappointment was being seated in the outdoor area on metal bar stools on s cold 50 degree night. For the price of the meal, I would have expected a more comfortable environment. They do have indoor seating- guess I need to request that next time. Thought they might have given us a better table given I specified we were celebrating a birthday.
Easy parking in the neighbourhood. Service was very attentive and anticipatory (6 on a scale of 1-5). Tasting menu a perfect choice and house wine so good we didn't order a different one for the meal. Table height to seat height was off making eating a little awkward. A bit noisier than we like.
I love Salty Sow. The food is creative and never dIsappoints. I took two people who had not been and they are now hooked. Something about the creative but informal atmosphere makes this the place I want to take anyone new to or visiting Austin.
Service is always friendly, low key and welcoming.
We were very excited to try the the Salty Sow. Looking at the menu, it was right up our ally: everyday fair with a gastro pub twist. Triple fried duck fat fries? Bring it on. Mason jar dessert? What a hipster palate pleaser. However, it fell flat. The Salty Sow is trying to be something it’s not. From the name to the menu, it wants to play along side Odd Duck, Swift Attic, or Oasthouse. Had it been simply a diner, the food would have meet expectations. But if you’re going to put on a plaid button down shirt, tie your hair in man bun, and grow out your beard to tree logger length and call yourself hipster, you better back it up with your vegan butter and chia seed smoothies. The Salty Sow falls short of delivery beyond the cool menu names. The triple fried duck fat fries were so heavy. The soft poached egg on top became a moisture trap instead of an excitement piece. Once poked, the yoke fell straight through the fries and coagulated at the bottom. The buttery, sunny yoke didn’t have an opportunity to be enjoy. The crispy chicken thighs were crispy, but that’s about it. There were no other flavors present. The pork chops feel flat. The sorbet was icy and too large of a serving instead of creamy and just enough. As stated before, had the Salty Sow been just a diner, the food would have been fine. But to tease as being quirky and evolved, and then play it safe and bland, leaves a lot to be desired.
Service was outstanding but the food could have been better. I ordered a pork dish (given the name of the restaurant) and it was just okay, and the white beans that came in it slightly undercooked. My friend got the beef and said it was oawesome. Overall, a good deal and nice ambiance.
Sooooeeee! The Salty Sow delivers on all fronts. Creative interpretations of good ol’ southern favorites, welcoming and comfortable setting, and staff who treat you like family all made this meal a hit with my work team. Appetizers of crispy Brussels sprout leaves with golden raisins and pecorino, deviled eggs, and triple-fried duck fat fries paired nicely with craft quality cocktails. My fried chicken thighs—deboned and seasoned simply—were crispy, tender, and juicy. The Brussels sprout Caesar salad was everything our server promised, lightly tossed with a genuine Caesar dressing. Entrees were very reasonably priced and sized so that my out-of-town colleagues could avoid the guilt we often feel by leaving food on our plates. Desserts did not disappoint, either. Anything with Amy’s ice cream is always a wonderful way to finish a meal. I’ve found a new favorite place to dine alone and to bring friends. The milk-braised pork butt demands another visit soon.
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