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Barley Swine

2024 South Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX (Zilker Park)
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Ranked #32 of 3,117 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $50
Mon - Thu 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: American
Neighborhood: Zilker Park
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Between Mary and Oltorf on Lamar
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English first
Austin, Texas
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Tiny, traditional Austin house~ now wine beer pub restaurant extraordinaire~ Barley Swine, has a prix~fixe menu unlike any experience we have had throughout our lives and world. The loving enthusiastic and accomplished souls, hearts, taste buds and dreams of cosmic cuisine of the ensemble of perhaps seven chefs created an unforgettable experience of life, nature, regional market possibilities, experimentation, kitchen... More

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Lakeway, Texas
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

This is a fixed price tasting menu with some things that I'd never imagined, but were very good. After 13 or 14 of the small plates, I lost track of everything that I'd eaten, but almost all were wonderful. There were a few that weren't quite to my taste. If you want to splurge, for $45 a person, you can... More

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Austin, Texas
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

The food was excellent! The restaurant has shared tables, so you will be seated next to strangers or at the bar - unless you are with a large group. Just know that in advance so you aren't surprised. Otherwise everything is fabulous!

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New Braunfels, Texas
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54 reviews 54 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

One of the best dining experiences we have had anywhere in the world. Note, however, that the price range quoted above of $30-50 is incorrect. On our Sept. 3, 2014 visit they offered a chef's tasting menu of 14 dishes for $75/pp. And it was well worth it. They inquire about allergies before seating you. If you are a picky... More

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San Marcos, TX
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97 reviews 97 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

This place is TINY, so call ahead or expect to wait! There's a chance you will be sharing a table with other people, unless you arrive as a big party. Food is small portioned and meant to be shared. It's pricey, but its excellent!

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Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Fun presentations of tasting bites of food to be shared. Tables seat 6 on high stools and others may be at your table if you have less than 6. Make reservations well in advance. Noisy and very busy, but wait staff is attentive. We were served 12 courses of bites for $75 each so it's pricey, but you get to... More

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Copper Canyon, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Time investment to experiment with food and presentation must be unending. If you enjoy playing with scrumptious, entertaining, unending delectable s to sample and discuss.... and then you are so full. We loved it!!!

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Bonner Springs
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59 reviews 59 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

One of the most inventive and outstanding meals I have ever had. The courses built upon each other and were well paired with the wine course. The presentations were also amazing, and the staff was knowledgeable and attentive. I would not consider it a gastro pub, it is a true gourmet experience. This is the type of place that put... More

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Finally made the scene; loved the presentation, seasoning was adventuresome, not overwhelming; all in all the food was fabulous, except the mussels were a little aged. Atmosphere: BS still adheres to the tired adage that noise equals success--every 1/2 hour the decibel level of the piped in sound rose to cover the conversational buzz, which made conversation impossible.

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Austin, Texas
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93 reviews 93 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

I've heard great things for some time about Barley Swine and its noted chef. But, for some reason, we hadn't gotten around to dining there until tonight. We were so pleased, I am virtually speechless. Simply put, it's spectacular. I could rave about virtually all of the 14 small courses. I could go on and on about the fine wine... 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 - 50
Cuisine: American

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