Hyde Park’s On Swann Restaurant
Since we’ve been in Tampa for a bit over a month, Brett and I are starting to really explore the different new neighborhoods around us. This past weekend, we decided to check out Hyde Park Village, an open-air shopping street with restaurants and shops. We stopped at On Swann for restaurant and had a great meal. Focusing on seasonal New American cuisine prepared in an open-concept kitchen, On Swann is a cute restaurant, perfect for date night or drinks with friends, and features a wide ranging menu.
On Swann’s Local Focus
This restaurant focuses on offering local and small-batch ingredients — and beer — to make delicious comfort-food-adjacent meals. On Swann features delicious breads from Jamison B. Breadhouse Bakes, for example, and First Leaf Farm Microgreens, both based in the greater Tampa area. I’m excited to have learned about First Leaf Farm, since I love to use microgreens in my own cooking. I had a great IPA from Green Bench Brewing, made in nearby St. Petersburg Beach. They also offer authentic Viennese coffee from Julius Meinli Coffee.
The Atmosphere at On Swann
Overall, the restaurant was comfortable, featuring a farmhouse inspired design. Think about Anthropologie and West Elm mixed together in a restaurant (particularly apt, since both stores can be found in Hyde Park Village). The restaurant was pretty busy when we got there around 1 PM on Saturday’s but we got a table straight away.
On Swann offers a large dining room, along with numerous bar seats and outdoor seating as well.
What We Tried
When we stopped at On Swann, the restaurant was serving their brunch menu. Brett tried their French Toast, featuring candied pecans, Nutella, bacon, and bourbon maple syrup. I opted for an open-faced salmon sandwich with pickled vegetables and some truly delicious bread.
We split the bread pudding on the suggestion of our server, and that was a truly great choice: rich and decadent, the bread pudding was the perfect last bit of sweetness before we walked around in Hyde Park.
On Swann’s Serving Sizes & Prices
Overall, we were struck by the generous serving sizes of each dish — even the dessert. We were particularly struck with this when compared to the prices. On the brunch menu, most dishes were between 13 and 17 dollars, and many could easily be split. Beyond main dishes, though, On Swann offers a variety of “nibbles,” shared boards, and starters with the most expensive of those being the shared boards. Based on quantity and quality, On Swann is a great deal.
Visiting On Swann & Hyde Park Village
Parking is plentiful in Hyde Park Village, with a variety of complimentary parking garages available along with street parking. More information on Hyde Park and the parking available can be found here. On Swann also offers valet parking, as well.
On Swann is located at 1501 Swann Ave. Tampa, FL 33606. They accept reservations. Their hours are as follows: Lunch 11am-2pm; Dinner Sunday-Thursday 5pm-10pm; and Dinner Friday-Saturday 5pm-11pm. Check out all of their menus here.
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*This post was originally published on May 30, 2021. It was last updated on February 6, 2022.