Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Swift's Attic

Last Friday, my friends and I went to the soft opening of Swift's Attic here in Austin but the official opening is scheduled for some time this week. This is a wonderful addition and a much needed restaurant to downtown Austin! Swift's Attic is located on Congress inside an old, restored building. If you are familiar with Austin, it is located where Kyoto used to be but you would never know it because they did an amazing job transforming the space. Exposed brick walls line the interior of the restaurant, keeping the integrity of the old building it is in. They restored the hardwood floors and brought in beautiful, modern furniture. I also loved all of the light fixtures.

The concept  of this restaurant is brilliant. They designed their menu around sharing, similar to tapas style, so you get to try a bunch of different things! There were 6 of us so we tried almost everything on the menu. We loved it all! The prices are also reasonable especially for this location. I anticipate this will be one of the hardest reservations to get in the coming weeks so book early! Below are some of our favorite dishes, starting with the crudo!
Cheese Plate (I loved the roasted hazlenuts)
Desserts from Pastry Chef, Callie Speer (her husband is the pastry chef at Uchi/Uchiko)
My favorite was this peanut butter and foie gras concoction. 
I also loved this restaurant because they accommodate large groups! Swift's Attic definitely ranks as one of my favorite restaurants in Austin. Other places that I also recommend are Barley Swine, Backspace, Uchiko, Congress and Perla's.

Swift's Attic
315 Congress
Austin, Texas
(512) 482-8200

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