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2024 South Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX (Zilker Park)
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Ranked #52 of 3,177 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

Our kids gave us a gift certificate for Christmas, as they wanted us to experience this great restaurant with a unique menu and atmosphere. We were not disappointed, in fact we were delighted, we had the tasting menu with wine and beer pairing, seated at the counter right in front of the kitchen. The food was outstanding, having dined only... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

simply go there, booking well in advance to enjoy interesting food combination with farm to table concept in the back of your head! Lively and noisy atmosphere of Gastropub with young patrons and innovative cooking. Good wines, nice menus with interesting choices. We had menu and were never disappointed!

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Austin, Texas
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72 reviews 72 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Barley Swine is an Austin spot all the way. An old retail strip on S. Lamar is its location. There is very limited seating and no real private spot anywhere, more communal than not. Service is a model for a lot of places to emulate for sure. On Thursday I stopped in to check it out and see if it... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Very satisfying meal and great service. Very interesting combination of flavors and textures. I am not exactly a foodie, but I did enjoy this dinner. Very laid back, staff did not rush you and worth the money. There is another world in Austin Beyond Bar-B-Q and Tex Mex.

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Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

This restaurant came highly recommended by the Austin newspaper. Last review of theirs I believe. The place is Austin funky, sitting on uncomfortable stools, sharing tables. You know the drill. The atmosphere noisy (of course). The food itself? Luckily the chef had over salted EVERYTHING (even the dessert). That was the only way to ascertain we weren't actually just eating... More 

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United States
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61 reviews 61 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This place has a unique and absolutely wonderful vibe for people who love food and exploring new flavour combinations. The set menu is thoughtful and introduces combinations both familiar and new in delicious permutations. Definitely get the drink pairing which includes beer and a variety of wines. Service is friendly and unpretentious, the focus is always on the amazing food.... More 

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College Station, Texas
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254 reviews 254 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
240 helpful votes 240 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Paired with some beer and wine, the food is just simply amazing. I really liked almost all dishes and especially loved the crab chip, as well as the chocolate with orange and chèvre (had to repeat). Overall, this was an excellent meal that is definitely worth a repeat. Service was superb, atmosphere outstanding. If possible, take a spot at the... More 

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The Hague
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015 via mobile

Really excellent food and service from this small bar-like restaurant. My only comments: be aware that if you have a vegetarian in your party you will get the same dishes with the key meat or fish ingredient simply omitted rather than special dishes, which leaves you hungry - and with no price reduction. Also, the food was very, very salty.

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Frankfort, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Last year we lucky enough to be first in line without a reservation. Since I am a fish eating vegetarian they were kind enough to accommodate me. Everyone else eats meat. This year we had a reservation and were able to give the kitchen a heads up. Wow! After each dish, we all thought it would be the best of... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

I was thrilled to get seated at the bar tonight, overlooking the kitchen . Watching these culinary gurus preparing our meal was inspiring. I love the tasting menu concept. We went for the full tasting with the bonus dish paired with an eclectic variety of wines, beer and cocktails. The courses were paced nicely and the portions left us full... 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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