Barley Swine is getting ready for the big move to Brentwood by wrapping up service on South Lamar. The tasting menu restaurant is currently accepting reservations up until Saturday, January 2. Then chef and owner Bryce Gilmore and his team will pack up and move into its new home on Burnet Road. While there is no opening date set, it should happen sometime that month.
The new vast space will enable Gilmore to expand beyond current tasting menu and a la carte snacks hour into small plates and full bar. The cocktail program will explore boozy edible and tiki drinks. Former Blackberry Farms alums are joining the staff: John Michael Williams as general manager and Robert Stevens as bar manager.
The Burnet Road spot was originally pegged as Barley Swine’s second location, until Gilmore decided he would move the restaurant all together. New neighbors within the project up north will also include Steven Dilley’s second Bufalina and the already-opened Lick Ice Creams.
The soon-vacant South Lamar building will then be used as an event space in 2016. The street is also where his other restaurant, Odd Duck, is located.