The relocated Barley Swine, which opened yesterday on Burnet, comes complete with new updates to Bryce Gilmore’s restaurant. Along with the tasting menu, there's an a la carte one, plus a full bar and desserts. Eater photographer Robert J. Lerma took a tour of the larger rustic space.
The Levy Architects-designed restaurant’s aesthetic is similar to the original iteration and sister spot Odd Duck, with many restored elements like pecan tabletops. All 65 seats (up from South Lamar’s 36-person-capacity), including counter, comfortable banquettes, and tables, will have a good view of the massive open kitchen, with its wood grill.
In Gilmore’s spirit of using everything, there will be a garden in the back and planters in the front patio. A rainwater collection system was rigged to feed plants. The back patio will feature a chef’s garden table fitting about ten to twelve people, which will be available in the spring.