Austin >Barley Swine
With a talented young chef, a white-hot media spotlight, and a devoted audience, this modernist-casual spot brings Austin a kind of flashy and flavorful high-end restaurant food it has never seen before.
With his Bourdain-approved Odd Duck food trailer, Chef Bryce Gilmore caught the farm-to-table wave just as it was cresting, and the wild success of that helped launch Barley Swine -- the cozy brick n' mortar version. Barley Swine's ever-changing menu is almost totally dictated by what Gilmore and his punk rock pastry chef, Kyle McKinney, find at the farmer's market, and both gentlemen have admirable imaginations. Try McKinney's Hefeweizen donuts for proof, and don't be greedy -- share a bite with your tablemates.
OMG, worth the wait- and you will! Fantastic food, flavors and service. I heart Barley Swine!!
No reservations on Friday or Saturday, but well worth the wait! Awesome beer and wine list and everything we tried from the small, unique menu was phenomenal. This is a real Austin gem!
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