Mattie's at Green Pastures

4.7
339 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
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...
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Delivery or takeout
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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Neighborhood
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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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339 reviews
4.7 out of 5 Stars
Outstanding
80%
Very Good
15%
Good
4%
Fair
2%
Poor
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4.7
food
4.5
service
4.8
ambience
4.3
value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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EH
5.0
Dined 4 days ago

Fantastic dinner at Mattie's. Been there once before and it was a good the second time around. Great for a special occasion.

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HT
5.0
Dined 6 days ago

First off, our server was awesome! He was very down to earth and everything came out perfectly. We invited our friends to dinner and both of us brought our dogs (springer spaniel & mini schnauzer). Even though our pups were totally in the walk way, the servers nicely went around them and petted our pups. They immediately brought out a bowl of water for them. The ambience and setting is magical. Large trees and a beautiful deck surround the house with tables that seat 2-4 people. Everything was lush all around. The peacocks were always fun to watch, although my pup was not too fond of them. His loss. I'll definitely be coming back!

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Austin
5.0
Dined 7 days ago

Had a great time at Mattie’s! We came in at 9:15pm, had a delicious dinner, paired with great recommendations by our server. They were all very chill, and allowed us to hang out after the meal to enjoy a last drink (past their closing time).
The grounds are beautiful, great place to celebrate or just grab a drink.
Also, don’t forget to look for the peacocks high up on the trees!

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Austin
1.0
Dined 7 days ago

I felt like Mattie’s was the little engine that could NOT! The evening was blunder after blunder. We had to wait over FOURTY MINUTES to be seated! It was excuse after excuse. But sorry 40min wait for an existing reservation is unacceptable to me! It was very loud. We are for our left overs to be boxed up and they THREW them away! Would not recommend

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CF
5.0
Dined 7 days ago

Very nice atmosphere. Old home that has been remodeled into a restaurant. Wish it would have been cooler outside because I imagine evenings outside on the patio are very nice. Food was very good, had good happy hour drinks available. Felt like being almost on a plantation on the East Coast in the middle of south Austin. Would recommend for a semi formal date night.

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JP
3.0
Dined on July 7, 2018

The food was good but the martinis were not what we ordered and not prepared well. Sorry.
When we asked for bread for our duck gumbo the waitress had to get it approved from kitchen. Made us feel like we were bothersome.
Used to Houston service.

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J
Austin
5.0
Dined on July 7, 2018

Everything we had was amazing. The pork ribs fell off the bone. The fried chicken was lightly breaded and so moist. The brussels sprouts were divine. And I loved the mint julep!

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OT
5.0
Dined on July 7, 2018

Wonderful experience, will definitely go back and bring our friends/family! :)

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Cleveland
3.0
Dined on July 7, 2018

Nothing special about the food. Wasn't great, wasn't bad either. The flavors were all familiar. I would not call it New American. Very traditional.

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DS
San Francisco
5.0
Dined on July 7, 2018

Well done. Food was an 8 of 10. Staff was a 10 of 10z

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AM
Austin
5.0
Dined on July 7, 2018

Great food and service!! My family drove from out of town and they loved it!

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R
Austin
4.0
Dined on July 6, 2018

I love the historic setting and peacocks at Green Pastures. And the food was excellent. I had the veggie bowl. Others ate fried chicken. Prices are a little steep, and way to high for a bottle of wine. We ate upstairs but it was too noisy for a conversation. It the weather had been better, outdoor patio dining would have been perfect. I will try it again for a special occasion in the Fall.

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Austin
5.0
Dined on July 6, 2018

Great service and food

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G
Washington DC
5.0
Dined on July 1, 2018

Great food. Great atmosphere

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4.0
Dined on July 1, 2018

First time there. Waitstaff was pleasant. The property is amazing. Actually surprised it wasn’t booked for a wedding on a Saturday. That’s something to look into. So many great spaces inside and out. Overall, I would go back for lunch to enjoy the beauty and the food.

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B
Austin
5.0
Dined on July 1, 2018

It been a while since we'd been to Green Pastures and we were eager to see the Mattie's make over. Mattie's continues the tradition of a great place to eat with friends. Food and service were impeccable and of course the ambience remains old Austin. If you haven't been in a while, like us, or are new to town you should give it a try.

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BT
Austin
5.0
Dined on June 30, 2018

Food was outstanding! We went for brunch and had the pimento cheese app to start. The bread was so fresh and tasty. The pims cup cocktail was super refreshing. We all shared the duck hash and the chicken and biscuits with gravy dish! Everything was delicious. The atmosphere is very quaint being in the old large house. Walking around to see the peacocks afterward is also a nice touch! Would be a great venue for any event.

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OT
5.0
Dined on June 30, 2018

Excellent food, great place

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BH
Orange County
5.0
Dined on June 29, 2018

This is my new favorite spot for a special stop in Austin. I will take every out of town guest, celebrate birthdays, and get together w/ girlfriends here. We celebrated our 10 year wedding anniversary this weekend here and it was lovely. Highly recommend the fried green tomatoes and the cauliflower.

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TC
San Antonio
5.0
Dined on June 27, 2018

We used to eat here occasionally when it was the old Green Pastures. I think the update serves the place well; there's enough of the old (beautiful grounds, high ceilings and windows, fireplaces) mixed with the new (outdoor seating, chic decor, bar) that it all works very well. The food is fantastic and the service is relaxed (puts you at ease) but attentive. We'll be back with our friends!

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KB
Austin
5.0
Dined on June 27, 2018

Absolutely love this place! One of my favorite stops in town! Beautiful mature landscape in outdoor areas.

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d
Austin
5.0
Dined on June 27, 2018

We visited Matties for our anniversary. The place is beautiful. The fried chicken and the grilled chicken dishes were delicious. Will definitely return.

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Austin
5.0
Dined on June 27, 2018

It was our first time visiting the restaurant and had a wonderful time. When going make sure to take time to enjoy the grounds and have a drink before the meal in one of the two bars, we preferred the upstairs one

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RA
Austin
4.0
Dined on June 24, 2018

Beautiful grounds with a lot of history and Mattie's did not disappoint. Fried green tomatoes, octupus, snapper as the fresh catch of the day and the fried chicken with brussel sprouts... YUM!!

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EK
Austin
2.0
Dined on June 23, 2018

Really awful service and way too high of a price point for the experience. Extremely disappointed. Why even ask if it is a birthday occasion if you are simply going to repeat that fact back to me but not even say Happy Birthday?

It was like 40° inside and they made us wait over an hour for our food. The reservation was for 11:45 and we didn’t make it out until 2:30, that is how slow and awful the service was.

The waiter provided no information on any of the dishes. When we asked what cheeses were on the cheese plate he said “a cows milk cheese and a goat cheese” that is so unacceptable.

Just awful all around.

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AB
2.0
Dined on June 23, 2018

If you loved Green Pastures, you will hate Mattie’s. The remodel came with a new menu, chef and a step down in class. The food quality is a couple steps down from the previous restaurant. Yet the prices remain the same. Therefore, it is way over priced. The grounds no longer include the charming gazebo or the twinkling path lights. The peacocks are still there. So, if you want an expensive tasteless steak, and an $8 candy bar for dessert, then this is your place.

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AP
Seattle
4.0
Dined on June 22, 2018

Beautiful building and grounds. Food was tasty and interesting. Service not very friendly or professional. Expensive so for us only on special occasions. ($250 for 4 people). Love the location and the outdoor patio. Great drinks as well.

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Tulsa
5.0
Dined on June 21, 2018

A beautiful venue. Food was very good. A bit overpriced. Octopus appetizer $20. One of the most interesting wine lists I have seen in a long time. Unfortunately they mark up al their wines 4 to 5 times. A $20 bottle of wine is over $80 dollars.

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JL
Austin
3.0
Dined on June 20, 2018

Very slow night for our visit which was a business dinner. Service was inattentive and a but slow. Veg. Pad Thai dish was a poorly executed selection.

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San Francisco
5.0
Dined on June 17, 2018

Great brunch place. I’m always worried about how baby/kid friendly restaurants are, but they accommodated space for our baby well. Can’t wait to return with more family.

Food was excellent! Salmon tartare and the fried chicken Benedict were on point. The brioche French toast was okay.

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OT
4.0
Dined on June 16, 2018

Love this place.

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Austin
5.0
Dined on June 14, 2018

Staff went above and beyond to cater to our large party needs !

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G
New York Area
5.0
Dined on June 14, 2018

Beautiful place and great service

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Austin
5.0
Dined on June 13, 2018

I had a great dining experience, as usual, at Mattie’s. Unfortunately, my date and I had too many appetizers at a large event we hosted at Mattie’s earlier that evening and we didn’t each much of our dinner. We basically asked that all of our delicious entree and sides and appetizers be put in to-go bags. After finishing a nice bottle of wine we went home. The next morning as we looked forward to our leftovers we realized we had someone else’s to-go food instead of our own. An innocent mistake. The Manager called me back and corrected the situation after he was made aware of it. Couldn’t be happier with the great service and wonderful restaurant. Hope to keep going back and doing more events there.

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PJ
Austin
5.0
Dined on June 10, 2018

Well restored location with excellent food. Service was a little slow and all the menu items were not available (we had two items we selected which were not available).

However the experience was very good and we will be going back.

Choices were good (we are pescatarian) and well prepared. Where our choices were not available they worked with us to present something satisfactory.

Recommended.

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San Francisco
4.0
Dined on June 8, 2018

Friends visiting from out of town

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Key West
3.0
Dined on June 7, 2018

Had to ask server if they had any specials or Happy Hour server did not know and had to ask. Server did not offer the opportunity to purchase a second drink at happy hour prices . They also changed the wine and charged more without notifying the guest before serving it, because the happy hour wine was not offered after happy hour. dinner portions small, duck was hidden in a salad, chicken dry and no flavor. Roasted Brussels sprouts were excellent. Service slow and inattentive.

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CP
Austin
5.0
Dined on June 7, 2018

Another terrific dining experience at Mattie's. Biscuits were to die for, king salmon entree was impeccably well prepared, side order of Brussel sprouts was other worldly, and cheesecake for dessert was delicious. Music was a tad loud, but the overall ambiance, beautiful setting, attentive service, and outstanding food more than made up for it. We had a delightful evening.

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S
Chicago
5.0
Dined on June 6, 2018

I went here with a group of my friends for a casual dinner. Our server was amazing, very attentive and funny! The food was terrific and the ambiance was picturesque. It definitely does not feel like your average Austin restaurant. Highly recommend.

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LP
2.0
Dined on June 3, 2018

Showed up at 7:00 pm last Saturday for our reservation. The hostess told us our table was not ready, so we could go to any of the 2 bars and have a drink while we waited. The downstairs one was full, so we decided to go upstairs. We found 2 spots. We were immediately greeted by a stressed bartender who asked us to wait a second while he had some other drinks ready. After a while he asked us –again, super stressed- what did we want. My husband ordered a Market punch for 2. After a few minutes, the bartender told us that he probably didn’t have all the ingredients so he would have to go downstairs –we were making his job difficult- was downstairs packed? That was strike 3 for us, so we stood up and told him, not to worry. We went downstairs. After a while, we finally got our punch. By then it was almost 7:20/7:25 and nobody went to get us. My husband had to go see the hostess, because they completely forgot about us. The meal was ok, the waiters at the table were nice, but if you ask me, what am I going to remember about Mattie’s? Their service. And believe me, it was not good.

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