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About Mattie's at Green Pastures
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...
Austin, TX 78704
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Bruch: Saturday & Sunday from 11am-2pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
$10 Valet but free with validation on your dining receipt.
Private Party Facilities:
Parties larger than 8 persons will need to make a large group reservation. To make a large group reservation, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org. We have a wide variety of rooms available for groups starting at 9 guests and up to 150+ guests.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Mattie's at Green Pastures Ratings and Reviews
Good food with great service at a beautiful location. We ordered a handful of things and the shrimp and grits were amazing so was the cauliflower side. The fried chicken was good but a bit on the dry side, not the best I'd ever had but really good, the spinach with the fried chicken was great!!
Service was great, all of the staff was very attentive and nice.
We look forward to coming back and trying Mattie's again when the weather is warmer and we can sit outside.
We were traveling during the snowfall of 12/7 which had us arrive in stages for our 7pm reservation. The host staff was very accommodating and let us wait in the bar until we were ready, quickly adjusting our party of 5 to 4 when someone could not make it. Great drinks, food and atmosphere! What a wonderful job was done with the renovation.
The restaurant is really cute old and nice house.
I like the feeling of the restaurant and service but food wasn’t that great. I wouldn’t say everything was because I didn’t have try everything . I ordered roast chicken and my friend had steak . It came out less than 10 mins . My roast chicken (10min) was tender but I can taste it different than roast chicken. It’s like they had been cooked awhile ago and pan seared before serving. And steak was chewy and ugly presentation. Side order was grilled broccolini ,but was not grilled and has no taste but salty.
I did like the ambiance of the restaurant.
I went there for brunch, which is typically a long and leisurely meal on a Sunday afternoon. We sat down at 1 pm and ordered 5 items, 2 of which were from the starter section of the menu. All 5 dishes were on the table at once and got cold quickly. Very frustrating and our meal was over by 1:30. Not the kind of brunch experience I'm looking for and definitely won't return.
Food was very good. Small portions for the prices but good. Served hot and quickly.
Since this was a get-together with out of town friends I chose Green Pastures as a special place to be, not just to eat. To that end I would suggest:
Offer some history, even a card to read at the table. Don't assume everyone knows.
We would like to have been able to see more of the house. Maybe this isn't possible but it would be nice.
I would have liked to have been given some seating options, even the choice of inside vs outside. I know you're busy but I made reservations near 2 months ago and there were no options offered at that time and we were the early seating. As the dining room got very noisy and it was a nice day we would have preferred outside.
And most important to me, please ask the wait staff to NOT bust-in in the middle of a sentence. Few things annoy me more. People come there to visit and talk and a waitress rushing up and cutting the speaker off in mid sentence (which happened several times) really brings down the whole place. Please ask staff to wait a bit, the speaker will finish their sentence then we'll turn our attention to her. If staff cannot spare the 5 seconds needed for a smooth transition then hire more staff. I expect such rushed service at Chili's but not Green Pastures . Thank you.
This is a special place. Overall carefully curated with welcoming surroundings and ambience without being stuffy. First floor more casual and open and airy feeling with light interior colors while the upstairs has much more intimate spaces with dramatic interiors; so depending on your intention and your dining companions you can pick the area most suited. Exceptional food made with a lot of creativity while remaining nourishing and satisfying. Unbelievably fresh ingredients for all dishes. The salad seemed like it had just been scurried to a cooler to chill down earlier the same day it was picked and served to us.
Wine list is good, a little expensive...i did enjoy the Aligote White burgundy. The grounds and restaurant building are magnificent, and retain southern plantation charm. The cauliflower and biscuit appetizers we're delicious..a fusion of flavor. The lake trout entree was good but overpowered by the sauce. The dessert creme brulee was excellent.
Seated in a beautiful room but service was very slow and a little sloppy. 20 minutes and 4 requests to get an English muffin for my son. Ingredients I am allergic to not mentioned in menu description made my meal inedible. Very expensive so standards should be higher.
This place was worth going for the atmosphere alone. I thought the Fried Chicken was good but overall I thought it was pretty expensive for what you get. $8 for two buttermilk biscuits and they were just ok. $10-$12 cocktails, $12-$16 glasses of wine, and if you want a salad with your entree, that's going to cost you another $14. We won't be coming back for just a Friday night out but we took friends from out of town and they loved the unique feel of the estate under the live oaks so it was a winner from that perspective. If the food were better, the pricing would seem more in line.
Mixed experience. Food was excellent, however service was not. Noise level was so bad it was difficult to talk to each other. It took twenty minutes to get a cappuccino that was really a latte. Courses were served without silverware leaving us waiting while the server went back to kitchen to retrieve correct silverware. Reservation was made as a birthday celebration. The hostess asked who’s birthday and that was the last we heard. While another table was served a birthday desert, we weren’t offered one. A very disappointing evening.
This place is very relaxing. It's a great place for a date night or any other special celebration staff was very nice and attentive. I ordered the shrimp and grits and they where okay I'm a huge foodie so in my opinion it needed more seasoning and texture. Everyone liked their dish my husband had a streak and he liked it. Mom had a chicken dish and banana bread and she really liked it. We all had couple of drinks they where all good drinks. I would come again on a special occasion.
Wonderful garden and surroundings. Food was excellent, as was the staff.
However, the noise level was way too loud. We could not even hear to be able to have a conversation within our table. A guest at one of the tables asked a table of rowdy guys to Please tone the noise down. This did help.
After all the good press we decided to try Mattie's with friends. We dined in an upstairs room which held 4 tables next to the bar. With all of the hard surfaces, the noise level was very high and we had to strain to hear each other.
We ordered a bottle of Jordan wine and after 10-15 minutes the waitress returned to say that they did not have the wine (this resturant has been open less than 3 months) .
We each had the bibb lettuce salad, which was well prepared, nicely dressed and presented. However, three salads came together with the server and she forgot to bring the fourth one to the table until we reminded her 5 minutes later.
Two of us had the fried chicken, which was overcooked and dry as a bone. The other two had the steak frites, which was undercooked.
With all the great options in Austin, there is no reason to dine at Mattie's and we won't be returning.
We wanted to see how Mattie's had changed Green Pastures -- where we got married 41 years ago. Surprised that they put us at a tiny table in-between two full tables -- between the music playing and a boisterous group to the right, it wasn't quiet or particularly intimate... We ordered the cauliflower side as an appetizer and it was really good. I had the pork loin and my husband had the fish -- both were lovely and well prepared. We ordered dessert which was pumpkin pie with butterscotch sprinkles and cream on the side. Butterscotch took out my upper crown -- so it wound up being an expensive dessert. Not blaming Mattie's for that but it was unfortunate. The pie and gingerbread crust was delicious.
The front door hosts, bartenders and wait staff were all very friendly and professional, one thing I find that is hard to come by in Austin these days when a new and hip restaurant pops up. Southern fare was tasty and great for spitting a few plates with friends. We sat inside squeezed next to a wall and in between two dining rooms, not an ideal seat in the place for our reservation, however, the outdoor environment is very appealing when the temps provide!
Probably one of the best meal, if not the best meal, I have ever had. Everything I tasted was delicious, like a party in my mouth! As for location, all I can say is that it was a stunning blast to the past. The victorian style house converted into a restaurant with the luscious trees that drape across the property just add to the ambience of the place. Another great addition to the vibe was the live music.
I really wanted to give Green Pastures 5 stars. The setting is really lovely, the Wednesday night music was terrific and there were lots of very friendly wait staff hanging around. Unfortunately, the food and drink were very slow to arrive and the entree I received was not what I had ordered. I ordered shrimp and grits and received a burger and fries. The waiter assigned to us must have been stretched too thin that night because he never apologized for the mixup. He did comp my husband's second beer which was ordered as the first course was delivered and eventually came out after he had finished his main course. The waiter dropped off our check as our entree plates were picked up and didn't ask if we wanted coffee or dessert. We are not ready to write them off yet and will try again but our first impression was not great.
The house and grounds are impressive. The service was friendly and the valet is a nice touch. The enter descriptions did not convey the heat level in some dishes. My recommendation would be to stay with familiar dishes, except for the cauliflower side. It was spicy, but outstanding. I would not get the trout again, but the fried chicken was good, as we're the biscuits.
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