February 13, 2014
Swift's Attic partner and general manager C.K. Chin believes in a "balanced" approach to Valentine's Day. Swift's embraces the fact that on February 14, the restaurant will be packed with couples, but Chin also wants to make sure that singles and service industry folks don't get left behind. Swift's hosted a "Singles Appreciation Night" last year, and they plan to do so again. They're also looking into hosting service industry members for a Valentine's-esque dinner, since they're all working Black Friday.
Eater spoke with Chin about Swift's approach to handling a night when every single one of their two-hundred-plus reservations reads "best seat in the house." Chin also shares his advice for last-minute diners, coupled and non. Those without reservations should come with a group, or consider taking a seat at the bar.