Mattie's at Green Pastures

4.7
384 reviews
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$30 and under
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American

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About

Come sit on Mattie’s porch, under the majestic live oaks or in our delightful dining room and stay for a long visit. Partake of thoughtfully sourced, rustic farm-fresh American fare and cocktails served with a generous side of Texas hospitality. This house has hosted some real characters over the last century, young and old, formal and informal—friends & family are always welcome...
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Bruch: Saturday & Sunday from 11am-2pm
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Phone number
(512) 444-1888
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Joshua Thomas
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Private party facilities
Parties larger than 8 persons will need to make a large group reservation. To make a large group reservation, please email: events@greenpasturesaustin.com. We have a wide variety of rooms available for groups starting at 9 guests and up to 150+ guests.
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Cross street
Bouldin Ave
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Parking details
$10 Valet but free with validation on your dining receipt.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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In the Victorian mansion Green Pastures, Mattie’s does Southern food and a great brunch in Bouldin Creek.

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Austin
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Mattie’s was a beautiful restaurant. Their food prices were a little over priced but overall a really good experience!

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JW
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Mattie’s so much. Recommend it for a special girls night, date night or even your Mother’s birthday. Perfect for every occasion

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LS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Mattie's staff was accommodating to our special requests and took great care of us. A beautiful setting--get ready to Instagram your visit!

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CH
Austin
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We missed the ambience of Green Pastures-relaxed, elegant and comfortable. While Mattie's is nice, with some of the old Texas ambience, it is clearly a modern place. This attempt to go modern with good Southern food was disappointing.
The service was excellent. Noise level very loud.

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BH
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time, did not disappoint. One of my new fave spots to take anyone who’s never been!

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SM
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Our food was great but 3 people in our group ordered the fried chicken and none of us could finish our meal. I wish our server would have told us that 3 of us could share 2 orders of the friend chicken (but I guess he was just trying to jack up his tip). Additionally, our dinner felt rushed. I wanted to enjoy a relaxing meal with my family and it seemed like they just wanted us out of there ASAP.
Drinks were great and the environment is great (feels like a step back in time).

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m
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fine as always! Biscuits are delicious and cocktails are beautiful

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MB
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Haven't been here in a long time. I'll definitely add it to the restaurant rotation!

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S
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

This was my first visit since Green Pastures closed for renovation. I very much enjoyed Mattie's. Much lighter and more casual in decor than before, really good food. Could have wished for better lighting in the back dining room...even at 6 P, not easy to read the menu. Milk Punch is still on the menu!

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IM
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for my girlfriend’s mom’s birthday and they were kind enough to give a small gift (tea leaves) and also a birthday cake and candle. The food was excellent - I highly recommend the duck.

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JG
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice atmosphere and excellent food! The kiddo enjoyed the peacocks.

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RR
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was very delicious it was kind of noisy in their hard to hear for conversation but the food was excellent

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing original American restaurant
Great staff and well versed menu with a Southern slant great Gumbo and fried green tomatoes with Burata
Fried chicken and ribeye steak enough to share for 4 with fried cauliflower and Brussels sprouts
Save room for key lime pie and candy bar

Special restaurant in Austen
Nest time I’ll order the ribs

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TH
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun and charming setting with creative seasonal dishes. The octopus was stand-out. Get there early and explore the grounds with a drink in hand.

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S
Austin
11 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great birthday experience with free appetizer when our table was 15 minutes late.

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AD
Kansas City
8 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

Service was solid at initial service then slid downhill as our meal progressed....could not get our waitress’ attention to bring a special dessert for celebration of my mother’s 80th Birthday....the evening went too long due to that & we just gave up on dessert. I made it clear on my reservation that this was a special 80th Birthday celebration & the waitress did nothing to make the occasion special at all. Love the ambience & food was excellent. Service needs improvement.

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l
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Those biscuits though!

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TW
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Over priced food for the quality. I expected better service, felt more like I was at some chain. The grounds are amazing, but that is were it stops. My wife had been wanting to go there for a while, so it was sad that we had the experience we did.

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NJ
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to Mattie’s for Sunday brunch with the kiddos and it was delightful. The setting is like a mansion/farmhouse. The food was delicious and filling! The kids enjoyed it too.
I would bring the family back for Sunday brunch or dinner.

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l
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Those biscuits though

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OT
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We made a reservation a week ahead and got seated in a very awkward table by the bar. It was very difficult to talk.

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G
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Having dined at Green Pastures with family since I was a child in the 50’s, it was a treat to experience it’s current renovation. The historical home was beautifully redone, and the food was creative enough for the setting and delicious. It was easy to visit in the small dining room-until the bar filled up. Need to separate dining from bar area for acoustics. Otherwise, a casually elegant place to eat with peacocks wandering around the grounds,

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CS
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mattie's was such a wonderful experience. The food and drinks are spectacular, and the environment is relaxed and sophisticated. We liked the upstairs bar a lot, and really enjoyed the beautiful peacocks and outdoor seating. We will be back and will be bringing friends!

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EK
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about our experience at Mattie's was wonderful - The restaurant and grounds are beautiful, the food was great (even for those with dietary restrictions) and the entire staff was friendly and helpful from beginning to end. Highly recommend!

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AM
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food!!! Some friends and I were celebrating our birthdays!

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OT
Austin
9 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Tasty food but slow service isn’t worth the high prices

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AB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Overall we had a nice evening celebrating our sons bday just being together however The food was lacking! My husbands fried chicken was not crispy and the potatoes were cold . My duck Gumbo ... no duck ! They were unable to serve our meals properly only 4 at our table and they served our side Oder of “rainbow carrots “ that turned out to be shaved carrots to another table , we requested extra bread for our starter and received it after our main course was finally served. Beautiful setting the kitchen and wait staff needs work.

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m
Austin
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I had the fried chicken, and it was excellent; however, no one really needs to eat 1/2 of a chicken for any meal. Cut that by 1/2. Even the two pieces were enormous. The portions were more along the lines of franchise family style. I thought the size of your portions would get me excited about dessert, but the dessert was stingy, and you know people split those. So I ate 1/2 of a large chicken and lilliputian cake. All of it delicious, but the balance was way off. When I return, I know to split the entree and have my own dessert.

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OT
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding wine list. Expert help from Paula and Tim. Wines paired perfectly with the food. Highly recommended.

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n
Nashville
9 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was absolutely precious and was the perfect place to celebrate our anniversary! The restaurant went over and above to ensure that we had a great evening. Couldn't have asked for a better meal, better service or a more charming place to dine in Austin! LOVED IT!!!!

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JL
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service. The management and wait staff went above and beyond seating and serving us on our anniversary. Ribs were delicious. Best biscuits I've ever had.

The surroundings are gorgeous and everyone there is dedicated to making sure the customer is happy. And they actually have parking.

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OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

What a beautiful place. Went here for brunch with a friend - got the fried chicken Benedict - super good. Would love to come here for dinner. Very romantic atmosphere as well

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful place! I just proposed to my now fiancee! Beautiful atmosphere, friendly people. 10/10!

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JM
Austin
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

My favorite part of the restaurant was the building/grounds - it was beautiful! The history of Matties is fun and overall the food was good. A couple of items had a bit more spice than expected, otherwise everything would have been 5 stars. Definitely worth a visit!

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v
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

Great place, beautiful grounds and building. Service excellent but food choice limited. Brunch is too breakfast oriented, add a few lunch items to satisfy late brunchers. Overall a good experience, could menus changes and would be excellent.

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LM
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, attentive service, pleasant ambiance, and an absolutely beautiful and stunning space. Bring a couple hours, your credit card, and get one of everything, it's worth it.
Before you leave, make sure you pour out a mimosa for their departed peacock.

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CG
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The only negative I have to say is about their Buttermilk Biscuits appetizer. for $8 you get two biscuits... really. I think you should lower the price or offer more biscuits.

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c
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Long time Austin venue with a new name. Food is better, ambiance is unchanged: timeless old house with high ceilings and peacocks strolling the grounds. Excellent service and food.

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MA
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Beautiful setting and dining room. Food was outstanding. Service was a bit slow. After being seated it was a minimum of ten minutes before waiter showed. Drinks took a while to get. Wine Steward was very helpful and patient. First bottle we ordered wasn’t so good. He tasted it and agreed. Second bottle was outstanding and we were not charged for the first.
All in all we had a very nice time and wouldn’t hesitate to highly recommend Mattie’s for a special night out.

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EB
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Delicious, high-quality food with a lovely atmosphere.

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