So just have my first meal at 4th and Swift. Being new to the city and the whole "organic , local , southern(ish)" cuisine has been interesting. Swift definitley has a cool ambiance and vibe, and being that it is 5 minutes from home is great too. We had family in town who asked to go to South City Kitchen but we want Swift. Our server was very nice, but seemed to be trying so hard that their voice almost seemed fake, and to top it off the server did not even know specific ingredients of a certain small plate that we ordered. Now, we ordered a few small plates, and 2 entrees: Heirloom tomato salad(tomatoes were slightly overripe0, tuna tartar(AWESOME), chicken livers, corn soup, Sturgeon wrapped in Prosciutto, and the vegetable sampler. Hands down the Chicken livers were the best and then the tartar. I understand the place is trying to be the best in a city with a lot of competition, but when people try to hard it seems like bullshit. At no point was my water half full, I told them I didn't want anymore and they filled it regardless, I told a bus boy to leave my fork (he walked away and 5 seconds later took it while I was talking to my uncle). I get it, good food, good service, nice ambiance but lets have some level of relaxation (no one likes an uptight server!)
I am sorry, but if you want Vietnamese cuisine, it is clear that BuHi is the place to go. More specifically, Chateau de Saigon. I just returned from a 2 week foodventure in Vietnam and can assure you their menu is totally authentic, basically typical street food, served in a nice location!
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