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Thai Restaurant Sway Finally Opens in the Domain Northside

Next up will be that Westlake location

Sway’s son in law dish
Sway’s son in law dish
Jody Horton
Nadia Chaudhury is the editor of Eater Austin covering food and pop culture, as well as a photographer, writer, and frequent panel moderator and podcast guest.

Sway, the Australian-style Thai restaurant on South First, is finally opening its first of two locations. It’ll be found within the Domain Northside at 11501 Rock Rose Avenue starting on Monday, April 30 for dinner.

There is one specific Domain-only item that will be available at Sway: the moo sway, which will be a large Thai-style pork shoulder dish. Otherwise, the restaurant will feature the same modern Thai menu, including the son in law with a crispy egg and braised pork shoulder, the tiger cry with char-grilled hanger steak with red chili nahm jim, and Thai tea affogato.

For drinks, there will be cocktails, beer, wine, sake, as well as nonalcoholic options like drinking vinegars and sodas. At first, only dinner service will be available, but the Domain restaurant will expand into lunch and brunch later this summer.

The space features communal tables, an open kitchen, bar seating, and a patio. Its initial hours are from 4 to 10 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday, and then from 4 to 11 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.

The menu is being overseen by chef de cuisine Stacey Jones and Sway’s corporate executive chef Charles Schlienger. Jones started off as a pastry line cook at Sway in 2014, became a sous chef in 2015, and is now the chef de cuisine for the Domain location.

The first Sway opened in 2012 on South First under then-chef Rene Ortiz (he left in the summer of 2013). The third Sway is set to open in Westlake in the summer.

Sway falls under the New Waterloo hospitality group, which also includes La Condesa, the South Congress Hotel and its restaurants, Le Politique, Il Brutto, La Matta, and Hotel Ella.


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