Pasture
Pasture

Pasture

  • 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: American, Southern, 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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
Pasture reviews from OpenTable diners
136 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelEnergetic
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (103)neighborhood gem (65)good for groups (48)hot spot (45)vibrant bar scene (20)special occasion (18)great for lunch (18)great for outdoor dining (16)romantic (13)notable wine list (11)kid-friendly (8)late-night find (6)great for brunch (3)scenic view (1)Show More
  • An unexpected gem in downtown Richmond
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/24/2014
    I made reservations for dinner before a concert and I was not disappointed. The food was delicious and the selection expansive. I will definitely recommend the Pasture to my friends.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food all around.
    RVAFoodie
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Southern food done right. Everything we had was excellent. The thinly shaved ham on the Pamento cheese appetizer was well worth the extra charge. The hamburger was cooked to perfection and the sauce on the pork chop was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Varied menu..
    Steamyjo
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    Limited selection but quality food. A little something for every palate. I had the seared fish (flounder) w parsnip purée..... Excellent dish
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Group Outing
    wrigavin
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    We were a group of 12 and were on a time crunch to make it to a 7:30 show. We let our server know and she did a great job getting our drink and food orders in quickly. Food arrived at the same time, though the fries weren't as hot as they should have been (not sure how long those plates had been sitting waiting on others) and the ham croquettes probably could have used another 30 seconds to a minute in the fryer. All of the other food was delicious and the drinks were good, too. We made it to the show on time without feeling rushed, which is no small feat. Kudos to the wait staff and the kitchen for getting us in and out smoothly and happy. Great place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    Found this place on Open Table. The food was outstanding. I normally do not write reviews but just had to write about this place. If you are in the area, this is definately a place you need to go to. The service was friendly and helpful. Definately a place where you will clean your plate!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrific dinner spot!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    We walked over to Pasture after a show at the Carpenter Center and loved it! The food was fabulous and there were several vegetarian options. I had the country fried mushrooms over mashed potatoes and they were delicious. I would highly recommend Pasture!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great southern cooking
    PamRVIP
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    Although the menu is limited, we were happy with our choices. My friend had the "best" burger with fries and I had the frito pie (veggie chili in a casserole with fritos) and butternut squash with brussel sprouts and pecans. Very tasty. This is a unique restaurant in the city and the service was wonderful
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing Dinner!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Great find, everything was so good! We loved the pork chop and the chicken fried mushrooms!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasure at Pasture!
    Victor
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    The menu options were terrific! The boiled peanuts were tasty and the pimento cheese to die for! If you cannot make up your mind, choose the hamburger. A winner that even included a special sauce.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yum!
    luvveggies
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    very good food, drink and service. Seated promptly with Open Table reservation.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Candy Bar!
    whatever
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    The Candy Bar is the best dessert I have ever eaten anywhere in the world!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic on all levels.
    New2Richmond
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We took my parents to Pasture when they came to visit us in Richmond this weekend in order to show them a restaurant that was representative of the cool and eclectic vibe of the city. Pasture was perfect for the occasion. The ambiance is urban, original, and cool and the food was out of this world. We will definitely go here again any time we want to either show off our city or look as though we are the interesting foodie types who know the right place to go.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Pasture was a good experience! Food and service was great definitely would return to have dinner there again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very mediocre
    VgabVIP
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Nothing very special about it. Limited menu, so so food. Pleasant service.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Consistently good
    John3VIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I have been to Pasture several times and it never disappoints, the menu is always fresh and not overwhelming. I had grouper and it was perfectly prepared. The service was good and our server anticipated our needs. Overall another good experience
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • thoroughly enjoyable experience!
    joanieb
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    It was our Anniversary and we wanted to eat somewhere outside. It was a beautiful day and we thoroughly enjoyed sitting outside and having a few drinks along with lunch. Our waiter was so nice and attentive and he really made our time there special! The "Candy Bar" dessert that he brought us was to die for!!! I highly recommend it!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ok but nothing special
    Scorpio12
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    We went for dinner and tried 4 of the small plates. They were all pretty good but nothing was outstanding. The best thing was the Brussels sprouts. Atmosphere is lacking.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bianca
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    I brought my mother-in-law here for her birthday. We had a wonderful time, but our waiter seemed too busy. I had tried to prevent this from happening by indicating that this was a birthday dinner, but that didn't seem to help our cause.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Before the Symphony Dining
    Karverly
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Our server was extremely pleasant and checked on us frequently. We had a time frame, and were able to arrive at the Symphony in plenty time. The noise level was a real turnoff. There is no ambiance, very plain. Outside dining is possible, but the tables and chairs are tiny and uncomfortable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Fine Meal
    Paddler
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The burger was described as the best in Richmond, and my wife agrees. My pork chop and spoon bread was very good. We certainly recommend this restaurant. The only negative was having to pay $17 to park 3 ½ hours while we ate and attended a performance at the Carpenter Center.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/27/2014
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    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disappointing.
    jdiner
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    this was our second visit to pasture - the first was about 18 mos ago. our first experience was MUCH better. this is about a thirty min trip from our home and this was probably our last visit. our server was horrible. it took a while to get waited on initially and then we were constantly having to ask for silverware, water refills, etc. it was disappointing b/c our first trip was so great - maybe with time the quality has just gone down. too bad.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mooster
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Dinner was wonderful - my friends from New York and South Carolina were impressed!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cool Place
    Skipit4144
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Very neat place we discovered on our last business trip to Charlottesville. Beautiful location and most of the food was very good too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • thisbrieftransit
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The steak tartare is the best I've ever had. Great romantic atmosphere. Even better service. A Richmond favorite.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good vibe, good food
    ChicagoRichmond
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Yet another Richmond gem! Pasture serves up interesting appetizers followed by well presented and tasty entrees. Nothing is overstated here, allowing the food to "do the talking". This restaurant is running all cylinders.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Trip
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Excellent food, excellent service. Had been there for lunch and now dinner, both were worth the trip.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • TheBear
    ThatBear53
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Took my beautiful wife...Great Meal!! We Will Be Back!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good beer list...good apps.
    dk67
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    A lot of micro brews to choose from and delicious appetizers! Too loud to carry on a normal conversation across the table. Maybe sitting at the bar would have been better to talk?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Eatery
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The burger and fries were the best. The service was quick and attentive. Location is great if attending downtown activities.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The best!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The staff and owners at pasture are so friendly. The hostess greeted us warmly, our server happily walked us through the menu and brought us a sample of beers we were interested in. The steak tartare was amazing! We loved everything we had and when they heard it was our anniversary they brought us dessert and a champagne toast. We couldn't have asked for a nicer evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • RVAforLovers
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Had a great time, and the food is amazing and creative. Great selection of drinks...try the Surry Bourbon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfection
    sweeetjuly
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Delicious food and wine, time well spent with my girlfriends. If you're looking for a place you can drink, relax and eat good food in good company, this is it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great service and food
    ASya
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Very nice restaurant. Service was great. Food was good and interesting. We will definitely come again
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We started our meal with a fun fall cocktail that wasn't on the menu. The food was delicious. I ordered the fish special which was flounder in a lovely light broth with vegetables. It was divine. We shared the Candybar chocolate dessert which was rich and decadent. Two thumbs up!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner at Pasture
    Aandc
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Service was top notch and food was excellent. Had the Candy Bar for dessert and would highly recommend that and the pork chop. We'll done and we will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Ghost town restaraunt
    Wt1234VIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The area around this restaraunt seemed dead around 530 on a Saturday night. Arrived early for our reservations and the place had 2 other tables with guests. When we left they maybe had 4 tables. The food was OK. Maybe it's a lunch place or maybe downtown Richmond is just not that busy on the weekend?
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • LOVED the food!
    jujubee
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    As a vegetarian they had some great choices ... my favorite being the "chicken fried" mushrooms with gravy. What a treat since I haven't had gravy in years! We had a fun time with friends and had excellent service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Staff
    Noname30
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    I have absolutely no complaints about the food. I ordered the burger and fries, and both were some of the best I've ever had in Richmond! Unfortunately, it took 10 minutes for the staff to even notice we were there. They never even asked how the food was, and they only came by to take our order, bring our food, and get the check. You would think a restaurant with the quality food Pasture has would have a slightly more engaging staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NEFoodie
    NEFoodie
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.