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Barley Swine

#111 of 3,010 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Zilker Park
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2024 South Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX (Between Mary and Oltorf on Lamar)
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18:00 - 23:00
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 18:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Austin
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188 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 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 

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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 30 May 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 

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Thank RBartley
Austin, Texas
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112 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 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 

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Thank Liz S
Charlotte
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 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 

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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 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 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 

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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 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016 via mobile

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

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Thank Maclair
Longview, Texas
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 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.

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Thank Tonya G
Costa Mesa, California
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016

There are some innovative food things going on here. Being further from the downtown area, they have to try harder. That said, the place was pretty packed so the word has definitely gotten out. We had the following items: Pig skin noodles - surprisingly, one of the favorites of the night. The sriracha-style hot sauce really made the dish Red... More 

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Thank kriznisty
Austin, Texas
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276 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016 via mobile

Went to Barley Swine for my birthday and had the tasting menu with wine and beer pairings. First time at the new location. Very similar to the original Barley Swine but bigger. Overall a great experience. Very good to excellent food, very good to excellent pairings. Very good service. Highlights included the red snapper, the octopus, and the dessert. Portion... More 

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Thank Jay F
San Antonio, Texas
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

Great dining experience - small plate format - amazing and creative vegetarian offering - very well priced Wine and local beers offering - highly recommended for group of friends

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Cuisine
American, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Monday
18:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
18:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 23:00
Thursday
18:00 - 23:00
Friday
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
17:00 - 23:00
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
  • Neighbourhood: Zilker Park

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