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Upscale Seafood Restaurant Guild Continues to Look for a New Home

Rosedale Kitchen & Bar has named a new chef and Swift’s Attic’s will offer fire specials when it reopens

Crab beignets at Rosedale Kitchen and Bar
Crab beignets at Rosedale Kitchen and Bar
Rosedale Kitchen and Bar [Official]
Erin Russell is associate editor of Eater Austin, a native Austinite, and a big fan of carbs.

Temporarily shuttered seafood restaurant Guild, which closed at the end of 2018, is still looking for its new forever-home. It had been pegged to reopen in the spring, but this isn’t happening anymore.

Eater guessed that the original Rosedale restaurant would move into the old Counter 3.Five.VII space at 315 Congress Avenue, since its sibling restaurant Swift’s Attic is already there, but whatever plans were set up fell through. Still helming the restaurant is chef Sterling Ridings, who will spend time at Guild’s parent company’s other restaurants in the meanwhile.

Chameleon is turning that old Guild space at 3800 North Lamar Boulevard into a new neighborhood restaurant, Rosedale Kitchen and Bar. It announced its new chef, Janelle Reynolds, formerly of Sandra Bullock’s Bess Bistro, which closed in 2015.

Rosedale is aiming for a “relaxed neighborhood” feel, per a representative for the company, with dishes like grain bowls for lunch, sweet potato glass noodles with salmon for dinner, and blue crab beignets for brunch. There will also be coffee, pastries during breakfast, a juice bar, and cocktails. It is still aiming for a June opening.

Finally, though Swift’s Attic is still closed after a fire on March 12, the team is using the time to make improvements to the space. The restaurant expects to reopen mid-April, and has planned some on-theme specials for its reopening (expect charred and smoked dishes and cocktails).

Swift's Attic

315 Congress Avenue, , TX 78701 (512) 482-8842 Visit Website


3800 North Lamar Boulevard, , TX 78756 (512) 975-2626 Visit Website

Rosedale Kitchen & Bar

3800 North Lamar Boulevard, Austin, Texas 78756