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Barley Swine

#102 of 3,000 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
Zilker Park
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2024 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704-3336 (Between Mary and Oltorf on Lamar)
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Austin, Texas
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our first trip to Barley Swine lived up to expectation. Excellent service. The prix fix menu was a delight. Delicious melding of flavors, and artistic presentation.

Thank lreynard
San Francisco
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

The menu offered plenty of options for the various palates in our group. The tasting menu was a little ambitious for the entire table, but we did have some memorable dishes. At the time, the pork buns that looked like little pigs were great, as was the pig skin noodles. The desserts were great, too, namely the trio of ice... More 

Thank Jabello
Dallas, Texas
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016

I went to Austin for a business trip and decided to treat myself to a good dinner. Well this food turned out to be a great dinner. I had the zucchini with feta and pea paste , the pig faced buns and the pork belly. Everything was fresh and delicious. I will definitely come back. Great drinks and service as... More 

Thank Jph1992
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53 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016

This place is truly spectacular. We did the tasting menu and it is totally worth it. I'm generally a picky eater and loved everything. You have to try this place! The service was spectacular as well.

Thank Laurie V
Austin, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

Barley Swine has the best food I've ever had in Austin and definitely some of the best of my life. While they started offering a typical menu format, the real star of Barley Swine has always been the chef's tasting menu. It's a expertly curated fixed 10 course small plate meal. They change the menu fairly often to match the... More 

Thank hansomdevil
Chicago, Illinois
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

A group of us ate here during a long weekend in Austin. The tasting menu was to die for and every course continued to please. Frankly, it was one of the best dining experiences I have had; I wish it were in Chicago.

Thank dbnesq
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

Lovely atmosphere. Excellent food. Be prepared, it is 'one of those places'... Beautiful presentation, excellent food, very small portions. Not an everyday sort of restaurant for everyday kind of people, but a delicious night out for a special occasion.

Thank englishlvrinin
Austin, Texas
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133 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2016

Northern Burnet Road is changing fast! Valet parking was most welcome in this small strip mall. The restaurant's trendy new location is 5 months old, and we sat in the sun outdoors, since Swine Time is only in the bar or patio. It was before 5:30. The sunny patio is pretty, with plants partly masking the parking lot, and the... More 

Thank Eileenthepainter
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177 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

This was our first trip to the new location - OMG what a traffic nightmare! A small, overfilled parking lot for three restaurants on a very busy street. Even with valet parking it was a mess. Once inside, we loved the environment and the noise level were very comfortable. We were four and ordered 10 dishes - the shiitake mushroom... More 

Thank RWG2020
Hartford, Connecticut
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2016

Upon arrival, suspicious that this was a chic food emporium. Small bites. Waiter suggested a 10 course meal, no chance. After six of us each ordered three selections, learned how wrong I can be. Each dish better than the last, my favorite, the shiitake mushroom pasta which literally exploded with flavor. A range from grouper, to steak, to crab, to... More 

Thank RBartley

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$31 - $50
American, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2024 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704-3336
    (Between Mary and Oltorf on Lamar)
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin>  > Zilker Park
  • Neighborhood: Zilker Park

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