Some of the team behind West Campus gastropub Hopfields opened a new casual restaurant in Bouldin Creek this early summer. The simply named 1417 took over what had been the original location of the now-closed Thai spot Sway on 1417 South First Street as of mid-June.
Overseeing the restaurant’s kitchen is executive chef James Flowers (who still remains executive chef of Hopfields) and pastry sous chef Michael Winkelman (who had been with the Austin location of New York Australian cafe Two Hands). The general manager is Victoria Carvalho, who was previously at Lazarus Brewing Co. 1417’s co-owners are Pedro Carvalho (previously the general manager of Hopfields) and Allison Welsh. The two also partner with Hopfields owner Bay Anthon on far south Austin bar and music venue the Far Out.
1417’s menu skews New American for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. All-day baked goods span bao stuffed with Portuguese chorizo and kale to croissants to buttermilk herbs and cheese biscuits (with the option to turn it into an egg sandwich). Breakfast includes egg plates, avocado toast, and quiche made in cast iron skillets. Lunch features lettuce cups with jumbo lump blue crab, and a sourdough grilled cheese with raclette, brie, and tomato jam. Dinner encompasses everything from duck confit crepes, salt-and-pepper frog legs, roasted marrow bones, and lamb served with couscous. Desserts include a goat cheese creme brulee topped with beet foam and candied walnuts.
As for drinks, there’s a full bar with cocktails such as whiskey sours and caipirinhas, wines by the glass and bottle, and beers. Then there’s coffee and espresso drinks made with beans from Austin roastery and cafe Try Hard, teas, and an array of juices and iced teas.
For now, 1417’s back patio is only open for dine-in service. Hours are from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., with breakfast and lunch available in the morning through 3 p.m. and dinner from 4 to 9 p.m. daily. The front patio will open sometime later this summer, with the interior dining room in the fall.
Before opening to the public, 1417 previewed the space and menu space with a series of private dinners in May and early June. Those chef’s tasting menus will be back regularly on a weekly basis starting on Tuesday, July 20.
The South First address was home to the original location of Austin Australian-style Thai restaurant Sway, which opened in 2012 as part of the New Waterloo restaurant group. It expanded with two locations, one in Rock Rose, and the other in Westlake in 2018. When the pandemic hit in March 2020, all locations were temporarily closed. The Westlake one reopened a month later for takeout, and eventually for dine-in service. The Rock Rose location still remains closed.
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