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Barley Swine

#86 of 3,043 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
Zilker Park
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2024 South Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX (Between Mary and Oltorf on Lamar)
6:00 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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Chicago, Illinois
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 stars 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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124 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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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158 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 stars 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
Austin, Texas
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99 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

I have long wanted to try Barley Swine and have heard good things aobut it. The location is great, and I really enjoyed the drinks at happy hour. I found the food good but a little pretentious. It is gourmet styled "American," maybe slightly Southern (i.e., white trash) food. Not cheap and not my thing, but I would not let... More 

Thank Liz S
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

Many restaurants find initial success, but very few can continually improve on the experience. Barley Swine not only accomplished this but was the best part of our Texas vacation. My wife is a well respected foodie in our home town. Even she was impressed by the experience. Every food item was outstanding, only outdone by the service of the staff.... More 

Thank James B
Houston, Texas
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

Location is a bit out there but well worth the drive, very relaxed bohemian feel. Sat at the bar where we were taken great care off by the bar man who explained the concept and how to order. He also did a great job with his wine and beer knowledge. Being able to sit and watch the whole well oiled... More 

Thank Nigel C
Paris, France
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016 via mobile

Congratulations to all, suppliers, kitchen magicians and table tenders. Wonderful taste, product, service! Love your boldness.

Thank Maclair
Longview, Texas
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

New location on Burnet. Wait staff was very knowledgeable. Our party of four tried most of the items on the menu. Small pates-everyone had one or two bites of each plate. Very enjoyable evening.

Thank Tonya G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$31 - $50
American, Gluten Free
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic
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 South Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX
    (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?