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Swift's Attic

Swift’s Attic, located in the heart of Austin’s most famous Avenue, offers a fun, accommodating escape from the city’s streets below. The sophisticated and whimsically irreverent menu, bar program and interior design encourage a “come one, come all” atmosphere whether dressed up for a night out or relaxed and casual.

Taking traditional fare for a ride, Executive Chef Zack Northcutt, Chef de Cuisine Matt Taylor, and Sous Josh Madden will delight diners with new epicurean twists on classic worldly favorites. With a focus on fresh, seasonal and sustainable ingredients, Chef Northcutt’s shareable small plates menu is derived from a lifetime of interactions.
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34 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
4.5 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.5 / 5
(34 Reviews)
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Breakdown 34 reviews
5 stars
(21)
4 stars
(9)
3 stars
(3)
2 stars
(1)
1 star
(0)
Food 
4.4 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.4 / 5
Service 
4.3 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.3 / 5
Ambiance 
4.3 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.3 / 5
Noise Level
1.9 / 3
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
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Diners classify this restaurant as:
  • fit for foodies(10)
  • hot spot(6)
  • vibrant bar scene(5)
  • good for groups(4)
  • great for brunch(4)
  • special occasion(4)
Swift's Attic Reviews List
Review 1 for Swift's Attic
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 2/08/2016
 2014
Dined on 2/08/2016
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 2/08/2016
 2014
Special Features: good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
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Review 2 for Swift's Attic
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

We love swifts attic! Been here a few times now !

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Dined on 2/06/2016
 2016
Dined on 2/06/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Definitely get the gnocchi and the devilled figs - delicious!"
Dined on 2/06/2016
 2016
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
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Review 3 for Swift's Attic
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 2/06/2016
 2013
Dined on 2/06/2016
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 2/06/2016
 2013
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Review 4 for Swift's Attic
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 2/04/2016
 2011
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
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Review 5 for Swift's Attic
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Great Service!

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Dined on 2/02/2016
 2016
Dined on 2/02/2016
 2016
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"Kardi was our server and he made our Birthday celebration memorable and pleasurable. I had dietary restrictions and he was very knowledgeable about what I could and couldn't eat on the menu, and if he wasn't sure, he went the extra mile and found out. Thank you, Kardi!"
Dined on 2/02/2016
 2016
Special Features: special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 6 for Swift's Attic
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 2/05/2016
 2010
Dined on 2/05/2016
 2010
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 2/05/2016
 2010
Special Features: great for brunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
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Review 7 for Swift's Attic
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Great all around.

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Dined on 2/04/2016
 2015
Dined on 2/04/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"From the entrance to the ambiance to the style this place rocked. Good food was the icing on the cake. First time visit but looking forward to more."
Dined on 2/04/2016
 2015
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Review 8 for Swift's Attic
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 2/05/2016
 2008
Dined on 2/05/2016
 2008
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 2/05/2016
 2008
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Review 9 for Swift's Attic
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 2/04/2016
 2009
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Review 10 for Swift's Attic
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 1/31/2016
 2014
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Review 11 for Swift's Attic
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 1/29/2016
 2012
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Review 12 for Swift's Attic
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 1/24/2016
 2006
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Review 13 for Swift's Attic
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 1/23/2016
 2008
Dined on 1/23/2016
 2008
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
"While the food was very good everything is served tapas style. Now, I like tapas, but these are priced like entrees with a portion size of a tapas plate. We ordered four plates and they came out in an odd order and weirdly timed. So a two star "value" rating but the food, service, drinks, etc. were all very good. I don't think I'll be returning."
Dined on 1/23/2016
 2008
Special Features: special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 14 for Swift's Attic
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 1/08/2016
 2012
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Review 15 for Swift's Attic
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/10/2016
 2012
Dined on 1/10/2016
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 1/10/2016
 2012
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Review 16 for Swift's Attic
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 11/28/2015
 2014
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Review 17 for Swift's Attic
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 12/14/2015
 2010
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Review 18 for Swift's Attic
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 12/12/2015
 2007
Dined on 12/12/2015
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 12/12/2015
 2007
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Review 19 for Swift's Attic
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 12/06/2015
 2011
Dined on 12/06/2015
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 12/06/2015
 2011
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, great for brunch, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 20 for Swift's Attic
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 12/09/2015
 2009
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Review 21 for Swift's Attic
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Swift's Attic subs itself a "small plate" place, and indeed it is (very small), but the prices don't reflect that. My girlfriend and I walked out having had one drink apiece and *maybe* enough food for one person -- to the tune of over $100. For this I would have expected superior everything, but the ambiance is just okay, the service was alright, and the food was just decent. I feel highly disappointed and ripped off."
Dined on 11/27/2015
 2014
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Review 22 for Swift's Attic
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 10/23/2015
 2009
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Review 23 for Swift's Attic
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"The food was great and very inventive. Definitely for foodies. Very loud though."
Dined on 8/05/2015
 2013
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Review 24 for Swift's Attic
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/22/2015
 2010
Dined on 10/22/2015
 2010
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 10/22/2015
 2010
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Review 25 for Swift's Attic
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 10/25/2015
 2008
Dined on 10/25/2015
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 10/25/2015
 2008
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Review 26 for Swift's Attic
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 10/15/2015
 2011
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Review 27 for Swift's Attic
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 10/14/2015
 2014
Dined on 10/14/2015
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 10/14/2015
 2014
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Review 28 for Swift's Attic
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 10/04/2015
 2008
Dined on 10/04/2015
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 10/04/2015
 2008
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Review 29 for Swift's Attic
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 9/26/2015
 2015
Dined on 9/26/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 9/26/2015
 2015
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Review 30 for Swift's Attic
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 8/17/2015
 2011
Dined on 8/17/2015
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 8/17/2015
 2011
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Review 31 for Swift's Attic
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 9/15/2015
 2015
Dined on 9/15/2015
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 9/15/2015
 2015
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Review 32 for Swift's Attic
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Exciting and Fresh

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"My husband and I enjoyed our first meal here. We loved that they plates are "small" but large enough for two to share which allowed us to sample 4 options off their current menu. My understanding is they rotate some menu items, while a few staples remain. Our server was prompt and extremely helpful with suggestions for both the menu and drink specials; even better those recommendations HIT the mark. We will definitely make a return visit. My husband works downtown so we asked to look at their lunch menu, glad we did, as he plans to make this a go to spot for lunches. Overall a great find!"
Dined on 7/18/2015
 2009
Special Features: good for groups, hot spot, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
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Review 33 for Swift's Attic
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 7/27/2015
 2013
Dined on 7/27/2015
 2013
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 7/27/2015
 2013
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Review 34 for Swift's Attic
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/10/2015
 2003
Dined on 7/10/2015
 2003
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 7/10/2015
 2003
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