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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
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Harold Marmulstein & Richard Velazquez
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
We love The Salty Sow but have not been back in about 2 years. We went there in the past because the food was always very delicious, the drinks were always tasty, and this time around did not disappoint either! The service was superb as well and I will continually recommend this place to friends!
Went for Happy Hour and left happy indeed! Great service and awesome HH specials - drinks and food! For munchies I had the pork belly and carnitas tacos, duck fat fries, and Brussel sprout leaves... in hindsight this was probably closer to 1st dinner than snackers. Definitely going to return for 2nd dinner another day!
5 stars. Loved it. The service was fantastic!
The fried cheese curds and pickles to start were amazing! The lamb two ways was great. My wife had fillets and she loved them. Dessert was bananas foster beignets with nutmeg ice cream.. can’t even describe how good EVERYTHING was. Will definitely come back when I’m in Austin. 👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽
3 of our 4 dinners were fantastic. The lamb special was not cooked correctly. When brought to their attention, an excuse was made. They rectified the issue by bringing another plate of lamb to the table. Now instead of completely raw, it was jerky. (After initially bringing it to their attention, I ordered something else, but they brought lamb back.) I didn't want my dinner to be the focus of our dinner with out of town guests, so I stayed with it. I certainly did not offer anyone a bite. I have been here several times before, and everything was terrific, so I was a little saddened by the unwillingness of the manager(he came to the table) to just apologize and correct the issue even when it had been brought to his attention twice. I feel they should have realized the product they were putting on the table was not up to their standards.
This was a relaxed spot with a great ambiance, excellent service, and delicious food! Our favorite dish, recommended by the waiter, was the redfish on a bed of quinoa and lentils and with a smoked whole tomato. It was delicious! The beets on whipped goat cheese was a refreshing side, and eggplant fries were tasty and crispy! Nice variety of vegetable and meat dishes to please all kinds of tastes. Reasonably priced wine was a bonus, and the mini cocktails were fun and tasty! All around a great experience. We would have liked espresso at the end of the meal, but coffee was the only choice, and went well with the interesting and fluffy creme brulee. A great evening!
I love the salty sow, it is one of my favorite restaurants in town. Duck fat fries are a must, and so are the pastrami salmon, happy-hour candied porkbelly taco, and banana foster beignets.
The reason food got 3 stars this visit was because, well, food kind of failed me this time. My friend had the Slow cooked beef shoulder, which is normally fantastic. This time around, it was not as flavorful, meat was on the borderline of becoming dry, and the sauce was too thin as per usual. Veggies and mash were still on point.
I had one of specials which was the Spanish octopus with olives, fennel, frisee, and a cauliflower and white bean puré. Nothing special about it. Given how delicious the specials have always been, this time.... meh. The octopus was a piece of tender but plain fried tentacle, no seasoning. The puré flavor was good, but only had about 4 tablespoons' worth on the plate. Not sure if stingy with the puré, or if they were running out of it by 6:30pm.
This evening, we decided that after like the 15th visit, to steer away from the banana foster beignets and give another dessert a try. Had the butterscotch budino, and the dessert special for the evening, chocolate chess pie. The budino was good, but very overwhelming with the caramel. Too much caramel. Half of the little jar was custard and the rest was caramel. Neither of us was a fan of that. We wanted to taste and feel the actual custard, not just taste the caramel as it coats our tongue.
The chess pie, hmmm I've had my share of chess pie in other places and the soft creaminess of the custard was what we were expecting..... We received a soft brownie on a tart shell, a scoop of vanilla ice cream, and a scoop of... sweetened cream gelatin????? ( Server didn't explain the dish).
Dissapointing, but it is one of my favorite spots still keeping in mind all my past visits. Hopefully this was just a bad night and not the decline in quality or creativity of this gem. Appetizers saved the night.
Our date night experience was pretty disappointing. I had been here once previously and had a good experience. My husband had never been. We made a reservation and stated that it was for date night. When we arrived, they sat us outside at a table with metal bar stools, not really my idea of a date night since my husband and I only get to go out once every couple of months. We were hoping for a more romantic setting. The hostess accommodated our request to be moved inside. Our waitress, Christina, did not really seem to care that we were even there. We had to ask her for things, otherwise she just stopped by the table to pour some water and off she went. The waiter, Jonathan, at the table next to us was STELLAR! He explained everything to the guests, that is how we found out about most of the menu, but sadly it was already after we had ordered. We did order the bone in filets medium rare but the first cut into the meat was well done. We told Christina and she immediately took it back to the kitchen. Then a few minutes later she returned with the steaks completely cut up in bit size pieces and asked if that was the temp of the steak we were looking for. We said yes, so she left the cut up steak on our table and went to the kitchen to get a plate of mushrooms and sauce to go with it. It was very off-putting and pretty distasteful. We spoke to the manager Chadd who was surprised that Christina had behaved this way, and was apologetic. However, I don't think we will go back. We were left with a bitter taste in our mouths from the service. When spending over $100 for dinner for 2, I expect a better experience.
My wife, her parents and myself went there to celebrate my wife's birthday. Without a doubt the food was outstanding! We shared deviled eggs and fried chicken for starters. The fried chicken with a honey sauce was super delicious! I had the duck and pork hash from the daily special menu! The duck was one of the best I'd ever had. My wife and her mom had the pork chop, also very delicious! We will definitely go there again! The kitchen puts a very unique touch to some well known dishes, like pork chops, or duck! Next time I'll have to try the candied pork belly.
Everything is top notch. Had drinks and deviled eggs and duck fat fries as appetizers. Both were delicious. not greasy at all as other reviews have stated. Hubby had pork chop special which was seasoned and cooked to perfection. Daughter had the bone in fillet. If you are a steak person you must get this. She said this was the best steak she ever had. I had the redfish. Very moist and flavorful. Want to go back for HH the next time we are in Austin. It is pricey. I think it is absolutely worth it. You could just get a bottle of wine and a few appetizers and be set for the evening.
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