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Barley Swine

2024 S. Lamar Blvd. (Hether St.) Send to Phone
Small but inviting gastropub takes shared plates to new heights, meticulously crafted and passionately presented.
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Dinner Mon.-Sat.
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Barley Swine Restaurant Review

: From food trailer to culinary treasure describes the Austinized Horatio Alger story --- and chef/owner Bryce Gilmore is our current hero. His Odd Duck Farm to Trailer already had foodies plenty a-ga-ga, but that was a mere warm-up. Barley Swine’s entire menu is comprised of small plates, meant for sharing. But calling these "tapas" is like calling Van Gogh a doodler. Three dishes per person is recommended (two might suffice for many), and the staff will seamlessly course your selections for you. Highlights from the seasonal, locally sourced menu have included rabbit wrapped in house-smoked bacon with quick pickled carrot-and-beer creamed spinach, and sweetbreads, delicately tender with an ever-so-slightly crisp finish, served in a garlic purée. In addition, dishes like the foie gras on sage funnel cake are desired upon every return visit. And while the menu changes on a whim, rest assured that Gilmore's newest creations will uncover surprising culinary territory. As the name suggests, Barley Swine takes its beer seriously. Servers will pair beers with food items in the same manner one expects from pairing wines. Though fret not if you prefer grapes to hops, as the wine list has a number of notable selections.

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