Wu Chow Spinoff

Wildly popular Austin restaurant group unveils cool new concept

Wildly popular Austin restaurant group unveils cool new concept

Wu Chow dining room
The folks that brought us Wu Chow and Swift's Attic will now do seafood. Photo by Melody Fury

A taste of the coast is coming to Central Austin with the arrival of Guild. The third restaurant concept from Chameleon Group, the hospitality firm behind wildly popular Swift's Attic and Wu Chow, promises fresh seafood and seasonal ingredients when it opens this summer.

"Guild gives us the opportunity to expand our culinary offerings with a new seafood-forward concept and join an area of Austin increasingly becoming a culinary destination that draws people from all over the city," says Stuart Thomajan, head of Chameleon Group, in a release.

The restaurant will be located at Lamar Central, 3800 N. Lamar Blvd. Guild joins Snooze, an A.M. Eatery; Westlake Dermatology; and the Kendra Scott headquarters at the new development.

In addition to a large dining room, Guild will feature two outside areas, as well as a raw bar. The restaurant can accommodate 250 people in its 7,200 square feet of indoor and outdoor space.

But that doesn't mean it won't be cozy. Guild will also offer diners intimate tastings in the kitchen, as well as access to a separate room for private events. Dinner service will be the first to roll out, followed by lunch and brunch. 

In addition to Guild, Thomajan is also involved in the opening of the Employees Only cocktail bar in Austin, whose debut has been pushed back.