Sway will open its second location at Domain NORTHSIDE on April 30, 2018. Building on the success of its original location in South Austin, the new opening will pull inspiration from the commonly used Thai phrase, “Same Same but Different.” Sway Domain NORTHSIDE will not stray from its popular menu of modern Thai cuisine, and will offer the same dishes that garnered the brand’s acclaim to the diversity of guests who enjoy the upscale shopping and dining experiences offered at the Domain NORTHSIDE. Sway will initially open for dinner service, and will expand to offer lunch and brunch this summer.
Sway’s original location on South 1st opened in December 2012 and quickly became one of the most popular dining destinations in Austin. The menu specializing in Australian-style, modern Thai cuisine served in a communal setting, received numerous accolades, and was listed in Bon Appétit Magazine’s ‘50 Best New Restaurants in America’ in 2013. Guests will see signature dishes such as the son in law, tiger cry, prawn miange, and more. Special to the North Austin location will be à la carte moo sway, a Thai-style pork shoulder that serves 2-3 guests.
Sway Domain NORTHSIDE will be helmed by Chef de Cuisine Stacey Jones. A graduate of Auguste Escoffier, Jones joined the Sway South 1st team as a pastry line cook in March 2014 and was promoted to sous chef in September 2015. Sway’s Corporate Executive Chef Charles Schlienger will also oversee the menu and its offerings.
Like its sister location, the NORTHSIDE location was designed by Austin-based Michael Hsu Office of Architecture and is marked with a neon lotus flower sign. The new Sway dining room will feature the same communal tables and basket-like light fixtures as its original location, as well as an open kitchen and window ledge with bar seating. At the forefront of the restaurant is a 20-seat bar, plus high top tables for group happy hours and tastings. Patio dining is also available, with seating surrounded by custom planters and foliage to create an oasis alongside the bustling Rock Rose Avenue.
Sway Domain NORTHSIDE will be open for dinner starting Monday April 30th, from 4pm – 10pm, Sunday to Wednesday and 4 p.m. to 11 p.m., Thursday to Saturday. For more information, visit www.swaythai.com, or follow them on Facebook and Instagram.