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Pasture Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://pastureva.com
  • Phone: (804) 780-0416
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Southern, American, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Jason Alley
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 4th
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: We have 10 spaces available in the lot behind the restaurant marked for Pasture. Please get a pass from host to display in windshield. We recommend trying 4th, 5th and Grace st. for street parking and additionally there is a pay lot at 6th and Franklin for $6 all night parking after 6 p.m.
A word from Pasture
We're a southern restaurant with a focus on local products located in the heart of Richmond's historic downtown shopping district.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
Diner Reviews
  • "Loved Pasture...food is terrific. Everything we ate was freshly made and very creatively presented. We would definitely go again when we're in Richmond. The only negative is that the neighborhood is sketchy so going there at night if you're not familiar with the area is not the best experience. If you're with a group not a problem. Try it, it's so worthed."
    Dined on 8/25/2014
  • "My dining companion and I shared several small plates, which were great with one of the "featured wines": a vinho verde rose'. The server was friendly and attentive, and the food was fresh, inspired, and delicious. I'll definitely be back soon!"
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "The food was good but not as good as it usually is the pork chop was dry, and service was way off --- sat to long to wait to order sat to long to wait to pay took to long to return with credit card. Would have ordered dessert if service would not have been so slow"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "I went to Pasture last week with two work acquaintances. The atmosphere is super fun and funky. We ordered some signature cocktails that were highly recommended by our waitress. They were refreshing, not too stingy on the liquor, and delicious! The waitress seemed to know her way around the menu pretty well. We got the pimento cheese that is served with ritz crackers in a brown bag on the side. I could have just eaten this with cocktails all night it was THAT good. We also got the black eyed pea falafel, the frito Pie, the chicken fried mushroom & a succotash special. All amazing and exceeded all expectations. Our waitress went MIA at the end but someone else helped us and we were fine! I'll definitely go back!"
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "I went to Pasture on Friday night and had an enjoyable meal. The other three guests had not been there before. I talked the food up and expectations were high. The most popular dishes were the Hummus and the Pimento Cheese. My pork was delicious but the shrimp dish, while refreshing, underwhelmed the two ladies who ordered the dish. The order of noodles by my brother were tasty but he left saying they were just okay. Service was excellent and atmosphere was great. We always ask each other would you go back for another dish and the entire group said they would. They did say they wouldn't get those dishes (shrimp and noodles) again."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "What a great take on the southern classics. Loved the pork rinds, cream cheese & red pepper jelly. Never made it to the entrees ordered all apps & desserts."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "Truly delicious food and great service, but not a place to have a quiet chat with a friend because of acoustics and music."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "Service was excellent and atmosphere as wonderful as usual. Sides on both the pork and gish of the day were underseasoned for my taste and overcooked, but the features of both plates were quite good and i would try both again - perhaps at a less busy time or day. Drinks could have been better: the house-made jam in my drink was delicious, but was all at the bottom of the cocktail and completely impossible to incorporate after the drink was cold. Overall, a good experience and i will certainly go back and recommend to friends based on this and previous experiences."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "It was very crowded in this trendy Service was attentive and very friendly. Cocktail was ok. Ordered the shrimp appetizer which was a bowl of undercooked, under flavored and uninspired dish. Would not recommend."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "My second time visiting this restaurant and this time I went early and ate at the bar for happy hour. Ordered a few half price snacks including fried pickles, asparagus, and more. I was shocked how much food you received and it was all good. Instead of ordering a small plate, I just ate snacks which were very filling and good. I also tried their house wines during happy hour and enjoyed. I look forward to going back to try more of the small plates and entrees. So far, enjoyed everything during both trips here!"
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "I've had lot's of interesting small plates and great beer, but what keeps me coming back is the burger. Locally sourced and expertly cooked with a special sauce that will remind you of a certain Scottish something, but with no guilt."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "This was our first visit to Pasture, and what a great meal! We had been wanting to try it for some time, having heard such great things about it, but just hadn't made it there previously. All the great things we had heard were true! The menu was creative while emphasizing locally sourced foods whenever possible. The quality of what we had was outstanding. It was so much fun to get a few different plates and share among our group. The atmosphere is relaxed and open. All in all, this is a fantastic restaurant, and we can't wait to return!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Visiting Richmond and our dinner at Pasture was the best meal we've had so far. Absolutely delicious! The service was great, server was very friendly, informative and attentive. We will return next time we are in Richmond. Loved the murals in the bathroom, very cute."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Loved it. Especially the fact the food comes local farmers."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Good overall experience, very friendly staff. After reading the reviews on line I had a high expectations for the food. We had two apps and two small plate specials. The apps were good. The Deep Fried Pickles we TERRIFIC! The Boiled Peanut Hummus with Veg Sticks were on "par" with others I have had in Charleston, SC. Bread-sticks or Crackers would have been a great match with the Hummus. The two Specials were not appealing at all or worthy of mentioning by name. Next time we will stick to the menu!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Pasture serves up reliably amazing food in a fun atmosphere and friendly staff. Whatever incarnation of hummus is on the menu is always worth a try (currently peanut hummus), and diners should try to save room for the homemade candy bar!"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Small and Large plates. Great for a group that likes to share."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "This is my second time to Pasture! Very friendly service. Love the choice of small plates!"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Great location near many area hotels. Wonderful food and the decor was really nice. A really nice place for an eclectic palate!"
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "You will love the availability of smaller dishes here when you are not starving for a full dish entree. We shared the pimiento cheese with Ritz crackers (a must), pork meat balls with rice and mushrooms, and a sauteed spinach. All delicious. Great place to eat before heading two blocks down to the Capital Theater for a show."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We loved our dinner at Pasture. Local, home made food that is just delicious! I had the sirloin with potatoes & asparagus, my husband had their burger & fries. Both were done to perfection. Good amount of food, but not too much like so many places. We shared the "candy bar" for dessert. What a yummy treat! Our waiter Phil was there just before we need him every time & took excellent care of us. If you're going to Richmond, be sure & check out this little gem!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Food, service, atmosphere - Pasture had it all. Small plate offerings allowed for sampling of many well prepared, interesting dishes. Highly recommended. "
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We always enjoy our meals at Pasture, and they have the best pimento cheese in town!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "The food was pretty good. Half price snacks for happy hour was a great deal but the drinks were still over priced compared to other comprable restaraunt a in the area. Food was ok. I would go back but not my first choice. Oh the lemon buttermilk pie is so good."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "We had a 7pm reservation and still ended up waiting about 20 minutes for our table, entrees were good (if limited), desserts were great, service so so."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Wasn't sure what to expect but was pleased with location as I typically stay downtown Marriott or Hilton Garden Inn. It was a short 1 block away and atmosphere was nice. The waiting staff were extremely attentive! Enjoyed 2 small plates. Both the homemade fried clams and crispy ham pork ribs were outstanding! Please with portion despite stating small plate. The 2 made a great meal. Undecided on which wine so waitress offered me a taste of both. Very much appreciate the offer as I chose the other wine, not the one I was leaning towards. Look forward to going back and trying more and also enjoying their happy hour!"
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "This has been on my radar for sometime - and I certainly won't wait that long before we go again. The staff was great, and there is a wide and different variety of food available - including smaller portions. I had two of those - the sauted spinach, and steak tartare. We began with sharing pork skins, a decadent food that we don't do very often. Husband had steak and there was no problem substituting mashed potatoes for the parsnip puree, which didn't appeal to either of us. The restaurant supports local food, both meat and veg, definitely a plus. Hope to return very soon. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "The food was very good--had two small plates and the pimento cheese crackers snack. All were outstanding. I'd call the menu "modern southern" though more modern southern comfort food, not elegant. The menu is interesting and the offerings were fresh and good, but I didn't find the food sophisticated or particularly healthy--more heavy than I'd have liked. There's nothing wrong with that, I just had a different perception of what to expect. The décor is bright and lively. It's loud--if there's a lot of people there, turn up the hearing aid. The service was outstanding. Waitress was adorable and attentive without being bothersome. Beer list is good. I'd definitely recommend, just with the caveat the food is not what the name implied."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "We ate at Pasture before attending a show at the National. We ordered the pimento cheese and cracker (so yummy!), the pork rinds (tasty and crispy!) and the popcorn (seemed stale and only very lightly flavored). We had a round of delicious drinks - they offer some great unusual cocktails but also are able to serve up the classics in a good way. All four of us ordered the burger. I have had probably thousands of burgers in my life and this was probably the BEST one I have ever had - cooked well, thick grass fed patty, great toppings and the fries were awesome. We all completely cleaned our plates. Fabulous dinner! Can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Having heard good things about "Pasture" from more than one close acquaintance, I expected better than we experienced. Two different Pinot Noirs were drinkable but not worth the money; the cocktail had no alcohol; appetizers were tasty but too caloric and greasy; entrees were boring; the desserts highly variable (mine nearly inedible; others in our party were happier.) Our server was pleasant and efficient. I'd be willing to go again, but a repeat of this experience would result in crossing it off my list."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "The service was okay, food was okay. Not a place i would go again when there are so many wonderful places in R'mond to try. "
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "Was good enough but not quiet my style of food. Too southern style and I was not impressive as much as I was told. I rather go to Heritage or Roosevelt."
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "Took my spouse to Pasture for his birthday. it was pretty lively, given the Collegiate bike race going on a couple blocks away. Amazing food, and our server was great, although she was a little late bringing the spouse the flight of beer. High end dining without that "stuffy" feeling. Noisy, but nothing to be done about that given the hard surfaces. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "We took a relative who was visiting from San Diego. We were all extremely impressed with the innovative menu and delicious food!!"
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "I was expecting a nice dinner and wonderful experience, I found just that. Plan to go back soon. "
    Dined on 4/28/2014
  • "I tried Pasture at the recommendation of a friend. I was not disappointed. When we arrived at 8:30 prompt, the place was packed. That's a good sign. I did have a reservation but my table was not ready. I have worked the food industry and totally understand this. It's very difficult to juggle reservations and walk-ins and then judge how long a party is going to take before they finish up and leave. So myself and my party went to the bar and had a drink. We were sat in approximately 10 to 15 minutes. We had the pimento cheese w/ Ritz crackers and fried sweet pickles for apps. Both were absolutely delicious. The amount of pimento cheese they served was huge. I will definitely go again!!"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "We had heard about Pasture, and finally made our way there. We loved the down-home feel of the cow and grass logos, mixed with an urban chic vibe. The beer list was extensive with great options and the food was wonderful! The pimiento cheese appetizer was fantastic. "
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Delightful cocktails. Small plates were okay (we had the pork rinds and meatballs). But the entrees were delicious. The chicken fried mushroom was incredible, and the half chicken was juicy and flavorful. The ambience leaves a little to be desired, but definitely worth a try."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "We try burgers everywhere we go. The burger is simple yet outstanding. The meat was full of flavor and had a good ratio of bun, meat and other. Great experience for a date night."
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "Having read the reviews my 3 friends and I were looking forward to a great meal. We chose 7 different plates from what seemed to be a creative menu with the help of a knowledgeable waiter. The food arrived and we tucked in with enthusiasm. A plate of French fries was sent back immediately because they were room temperature. After 2 bites of the other 6 dishes we came to the unanimous conclusion that every member of the kitchen staff responsible for seasoning the food was a heavy smoker. Across the board our food was so oversalted we could hardly taste what we were eating. We won't be back?"
    Dined on 4/23/2014