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Barley Swine

#21 of 2,994 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
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Zilker Park
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2024 South Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX (Between Mary and Oltorf on Lamar)
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 87
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
14 course tasting

We found 12 of the 14 to our liking All but one of the beer wine pairings were good.The desserts were scrumptious.The service was excellent,Small,initmate atmosphere

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
Lynnmaui
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29 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We found 12 of the 14 to our liking All but one of the beer wine pairings were good.The desserts were scrumptious.The service was excellent,Small,initmate atmosphere

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

One of the best meals of my life, I am not exaggerating. Earned a lot of brownie points with the boss(wife). No kidding, I've had gourmet vegetarian at Michelin star restaurants in Europe and the food there was not half as tasty at double the price. Going in, I was skeptical; especially as most gourmet places are pretentious and you... More 

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Italy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Prepare to indulge in a creative 13-course eating extravaganza! This smallish restaurant with tall communal tables packs a punch when it comes to creative dining. Each course was perfectly timed and the freshness and quality of the food was outstanding. The wine list was also really impressive and the staff were friendly and accommodating. My only suggestion is that the... More 

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Colts Neck, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

My sister and I were visiting Austin on vacation and decided to splurge on dinner at Barley Swine - it was one of the highlights of our trip! It's a leisurely dining experience comprised of 13 small courses served over about a 2 1/2 hour period. We got an early reservation and paired the courses with alcohol (champagne, wine and... More 

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Woodinville, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

This place is fantastic! They give the option for an extra charge to serve each course with a drink. Unlike most tasting menus, Barley Swine will pair other drinks like local beers and cocktails, other than just the standard wine, which is also great. Maybe one of the best meals of my life!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

We loved it. Both of our birthdays are in early May so we go out for a big dinner each year at that time. Last year at this time I was reviewing our meal at Eleven Madison Park -- a many hundreds of dollar extravaganza of excess and pretension. Against my better judgement I booked yet another preset mystery meal.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

I had dinner at Barley Swine the other week, and have to say that it was a wonderful experience. The restaurant is very small, so it's going to feel pretty intimate: my date and I wound up sharing a large table with another couple. This wasn't a big deal, but if it is something that bothers you I believe that... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

My husband and I went for dinner and had the 13 courses. The flavors were some of the most unique combinations we've had and every bite was divine. The atmosphere was very nice and intimate. It's a small place and you definitely need reservations any night of the week. Despite the wonderful experience, I still don't like the idea of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Wife was not impressed with my selection pre dinner. She kept fighting the foodie in me. After she arrived she was delightfully surprised. Vibe was great and atmosphere was inviting. We did the 13 course meal with wine/beer pairing. All was Zen and good with the world on the way they bounced back and forth on the menu. If I... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

The first time I ever went to Barley Swine (at the request of my omnivore husband), I admit I was underwhelmed. I saw "seared pig face" on the menu, and as I am a vegetarian, it was kind of over for me at that point. But that was a few years ago, and boy are things different now! We've probably... More 

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Additional Information about Barley Swine

Address: 2024 South Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin>  > Zilker Park
Open Hours:
Monday 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD $31 to $50
Cuisine: American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2024 South Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX
    (Between Mary and Oltorf on Lamar)
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin>  > Zilker Park
  • Neighborhood: Zilker Park

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $31 to $50
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
Open Hours
Monday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?