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Pasture - Charlottesville
Pasture - Charlottesville
  • Address:
    2050 Bond St
    Charlottesville, VA 22901
    Neighborhood:
    Charlottesville
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $30 and under

Pasture - Charlottesville Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.pastureva.com
  • Phone: (434) 973-2270
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11 am - 3 pm, Sunday 11 am - 4 pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, American, Southern
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 29 & Hydraulic
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Pasture - Charlottesville
When I think about southern food, a few things come immediately to mind: sharing, fresh ingredients, family and friends, and conversation around the table. here at pasture, we hope to bring all of those things together for a newer experience in southern dining. instead of the more traditional large portions, we have put together a menu of small plates and some big plates to share and be enjoyed by the whole table. we use the best products we can from a group of some of Virginia's best farmers and producers. local ham, Virginia cheeses, fresh fish and shell fish, meat, and vegetables all make their way onto our menu seasonally. - Jason AlleyContinued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Delightful decor to begin with, clean, airy, turquoise and white; the wood paneled sustainable wood bar is awesome. The food was incredible. One of the best salads I've ever eaten (forgot the name), with Romaine and radishes and all kinds of green veggies. Fried clams were delish. My husbands black seabass very tasty. We shall return SOON."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "I loved the restaurant but thought it was a little pricey. The food was very tasty and the service was wonderful. I would probably go back and also recommend it to a friend."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "The staff was very friendly and the service very good. What we ate (3 salads, fried clams and a crabcake) was very good, but the menu was very limited - we had a hard time finding something to order. It was heavily weighted to spicy food with gravy. I would recommend reviewing the menu online, and if there are items which appeal to you then you will probably enjoy the experience. If not, don't waste your time."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "The dishes had a lot of unique flavors and you can tell the owners/chef take pride in what they offer. I had grilled asparagus with a dill cream sauce, pickled veggies, and chicken served with a tomato-curry sauce on a bed of rice. Everything was delicious for everyone at the table. My only complaint has to do with the venue. Be warned that if it is sunny out at dinner time they do not currently have shades so people facing the window can get blinded by the sun. The temporary solution is to provide customers with sunglasses. Also, the decor is a little TOO minimalist, but maybe that is just my preference. Overall, I recommend going!"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Late Mother's Day dinner with my daughter. Ordered the special, soft shell crab. The entree was one small crab on bread. It looked more like an appetizer portion. Not much for $22."
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "We had a wonderful celebration dinner at Pasture. The staff couldn't have been more accomodating even during a busy graduation week-end. Our waiters recommendations were right on point and all the food was delicious. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "After getting mixed reviews from friends on online, I was a little nervous about Pasture, but I knew my husband really wanted to go so I made reservations for his birthday. I'm so glad we did, because it was delicious! We were there at 6:30 on a rainy weeknight, so no crowds, but the food and cocktails were fantastic and the waiter was very knowledgeable. We ordered 1 snack and 4 small plates to share; it was the perfect amount of food. We might have ordered one more, but after the waiter saw it was my hubby's Bday, they brought us out a lemon buttermilk pie with a candle at the end of the meal. A very nice touch at a really great restaurant! My only complaint is that they brought out all plates at once. Ask them to be more spread out."
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "Restaurant is located in a nice new mall so parking is not an issue. Food was good and I enjoyed the experience."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Had dinner here for the first time and was so intrigued by the appetizers that we ate a variety of those and never got an entree. Each was delicious, well prepared, and our server was very good. The happy hour is also a good find with one of the best bartenders we've met. Will definitely return."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Had a great time at pasture. Really friendly service. Tasty cocktails. Get the surry! Perfectly cooked spice crusted fish over apples and cabbage. Nice addition to Cville."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "From the friendly, helpful waitress and her single-glass wine recommendation, to the wonderfully-prepared small plates, to the fresh-brewed decaf coffee, the dinner at Pasture is always anticipated and enjoyed. My favorite for a small plate is the Brussels sprouts with butternut squash!"
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "The hearty kale salad was particularly tasty. The bloody marys were crisp and flavorful."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "The charm of southern hospitality truly rang through at Pasture. A friend and I drove from Richmond-my friend lives in GA and I live in PA, so the half way meet up was in itself a treat. Our sole purpose of traveling to charoletsville was to have lunch at this restaurant . We were successful in getting lost and called the restaurant for directions. The manager that answered the phone was patient, friendly and oh so helpful. When we finally arrived our greeting was warm and our service was proficient & enthusiastic. Couldn't ask for more! Our lunch was precisely what we expected. Delicious, simple, and inspired. It's exciting to see farm to table restaurants in a mall setting. What a great time! Such a gem!"
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Don't leave without having the lemon pie!! All the food is consistently outstanding."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Very fresh atmosphere and very kid friendly. A bright ambiance with white & teal accents, delicious food with a smokey flair. The staff was a bit soft spoken. I was with 2 elderly guest and they had a hard time hearing the special, being asked for refills, etc. The croquettes and chips & dip was fun and delicious! The clean atmosphere & clean bar make for a surprisingly relaxed environment. The service was timely and the food delicious. Incredibly kid friendly which made it easy to dine with a 3 year old."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "The special soup was cauliflower potato curry and it was special, as the soups hqve been at every visit. What will they do in the spring and summer? Maybe serve cold soups, which, I am sure, will be delicious! The small plates are the perfect size and we enjoyed the fresh, sweet fried clams and the brussels sprouts and squash, with tiny, little pecans as a garnish. The special wines are also highly recommended."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Pasture is exactly what Charlottesville has needed. A reasonably priced restaurant that feels relaxed and hip. The food( mostly local) was fresh and inventive without throwing in something extra just to be weird. My ribs were perfectly cooked and the Alabama white was new to me but really tasty. The burger was the best I've had anywhere. I had the surry cocktail, our very polite server's suggestion, and loved ithe smoky take on a bourbon and ginger. I look forward to my next visit."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Great time at pasture. Friendly greeting from the hostess and bartender made us feel like regulars, which is always nice. Our server was attentive and able to answer our menu queries. The Steak tartar was incredible. The Salad was a little overdressed but very tasty. I had the chicken country captain for my entree and loved it and my husband had the steak which he deemed delicious. We are looking forward to introducing our friends to this place."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "My wife and found the dinning experience very good (we dine out frequently). The service was top notch(5 star) and the food well prepared and tasted great. We will definitely visit again. Wayne"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The eclectic menu was very good. The food excellent. The decor did not reflect the food sophistication and price point. The wait staff was inattentive. We had a party of 6 and were seated at a large table with another dinner party. Our waiter was happy to add a 20% gratuity to our bill. Luckily, one of our party noticed it. The food, although excellent, was not enough to out weigh the lack of decor and wait staff."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The food at Pasture was fresh, delicious, and well prepared. Since everything is priced a la carte, the cost can add up, however."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "First time @ Pasture. Loved it. Will return as often as we can & will recommend to friends."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Finally decided to try Pasture on Valentine's Day. We got several of the small plates (pork ribs in white sauce, Brussels sprouts, and the Romanesco special) and a burger to share - all were really delicious! They also had an impressive selections of wine and a long list of beers on draft. After we left, we both commented on how nice all of the staff were. A little loud because of the high ceilings and lack of barriers between tables, but overall, a great experience. Will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Having only lived in Charlottesville for about a year I haven't really found a place the felt like "my place" but I think we have a winner with Pasture. I've been a few times and the service is always friendly and not stuffy, which I like. The food is great. Interesting but not crazy and if you're with someone who will only eat a burger they've got their version of a Big Mac. I can't say enough good things about this place."
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "The ambience was not great as other reviews have indicated but I was hoping for good food. They were out of the appetizer we wanted but they did comp us on another one. Unfortunately it wasn't very good and still had nuts in it which I had asked not to have since I am allergic to them. Luckily I found them before it was an issue. The entrees were about the same. My pork was over cooked and the seafood stew lacked seafood. It was worth a try but we won't be going back. Charlottesville has many much better options for the same money."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Food was great, server was very helpful. There is a lot of space between tables which is really nice-we didn't feel squished in at all."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Pasture is a lot of fun! The staff is friendly and the food is tasty. Pimento cheese was the best we've had. We shared some small plates and then the seafood stew which was thoughtfully divided into 2 bowls. Delicious and aromatic!Candy bar and Shenandoah Joes coffee for dessert were yummy. We had a nice, relaxed evening and never felt rushed. So glad Pasture opened in Stonefield."
    Dined on 2/5/2014
  • "We ate here for Restaurant week. Service was informal, but quick and efficient. I liked the menu choices, but wasn't wowed by the execution. I had the winter greens salad to start, which was tasty but a very large portion, and perhaps a bit too much cheese. My entree was the swordfish, which was unfortunately overcooked and a bit tough. The standout was the dessert -- the lemon buttermilk pie was absolutely delicious. I can see why people complain about the ambiance. It's nice and bright and modern, all of which I like. But I agree, there is something about the space that feels a little too casual for a nice restaurant with moderately expensive food. I would go here again, but probably with lower expectations."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "The dinner I had from the Restaurant Week menu (tomato coconut soup, citrus marinated swordfish, and rice pudding) was delicious as well as healthy. I had the wine pairing, which was priced very affordably, and enjoyed each of the three wines a great deal. The service was notably quick and efficient. The ambiance left something to be desired for my husband and me. It is a very high-ceilinged, bright room with exposed ductwork above, and virtually no décor to speak of, or anything to moderate the noise level, which was high. We might return if we were going to the movie theater across the street."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "I tried 4 restaurants during restaurant week and Pasture was by far my favorite! I loved every course (mine and my husband's). Everything was both pleasing to the eye and the palate. I am excited to return to this restaurant and while I would happily get the rice grits with pumpkin and roasted again (in a heartbeat), I'm excited to see what other treasures are served at Pasture."
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "My wife and I enjoyed a night out at Pasture during Restaurant Week. It was a great atmosphere with fresh, energetic energy, reflected from both the decor and people. The Stonefield development gets a bad rap from locals, but this is a great addition to Charlottesvillle and worth going back for a great evening of local food in a fun atmosphere."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "This was my second visit to Pasture, but my first in the evening. I agree with others that the decor is more suited to a lunch spot than a place to leisurely hang out in the evening. We visited for Restaurant Week. Our server was not well trained in the menu and could not satisfactorily answer questions about the abbreviated RW menu or wine specials. The timing, delivery, and attentiveness was fine, though. The food, however, did not disappoint! Most notably, the winter greens salad ranks among the best salads I have ever eaten and the rice pudding with bourbon peaches, basil,honey was the best rice pudding I have ever had. Both were delicious and interesting flavor combinations. The pork and house chorizo meatballs and grits~great also."
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "Came for restaurant week and were impressed with the dishes we selected. Don't know how this compares to their regular menu, but after this I would definitely be willing to give it another try. It has plenty of space and was not too loud."
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "Service excellent. Ambience a little austere. Food was mixed, my brisket was excellent, nothing was over salted, my husbands chicken was unremarkable. Desserts were delightful, Chocolate crème and rice pudding were really delicious. Would definitely visit again."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Visually pleasant atmosphere (clean, crisp) food is delicious and locally produced- creative presentation alongside unique flavor combos."
    Dined on 1/28/2014
  • "Love the portion sizes that are perfect for human beings not elephants. Delicious burger, pimento cheese, broccolini etc..."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "Some dishes were great; some weren't. Part of my meal was inexplicably cold, as though the plate had been in the fridge before they started putting food on it. Service was generally good, although when half the party arrived they were told there was no reservation, when in fact half the party had already been seated under the reservation. The decor is… odd, with beachy colors and wreaths in the windows. The space is very open and airy, however, with excellent acoustics that keep it from being too loud."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "My friend suggested we try pasture because she really liked it. She was so right. Really cute decor and happy, friendly service. We tried a bunch of small plates. Our favorite was the steak tartare. Dessert was a Boston crime pie in a mason jar. This is our new favorite spot."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "Because Pasture tends to be very popular, we decided to make a reservation through Open Table. Our table was ready and waiting for us. I had a delish side car cocktail and my spouse had a glass of very good cabernet. I love the variety of small plates at Pasture: some fried clams that tasted like they were fresh-caught and a roasted Brussel sprout and winter squash dish with pecans. Spouse had a cup of shrimp bisque and a winter greens salad, both of which he savored. We were too full for dessert but we enjoyed a cup of fresh brewed decaf. The service was efficient and friendly. The food at Pasture is always varied local food expertly prepared and wonderful."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "First the space- airy and modern with some rustic touches. Nothing fussy, which we liked. Service- we were greeted warmly by the host and seated immediately. Service was friendly and prompt. The food- delicious takes on old favorites and the best burger I've ever had. They do their version of the Big Mac but everything is made in house and locally sourced. Can't wait to return."
    Dined on 1/15/2014