As a family, we used to go to Green Pastures about once a month for Sunday brunch. We miss the wonderful buffet so much. All the lovely salads, sea food, desserts, etc. What we got on Sunday could not even compare to previous meals there. Big disappointment. The food wasn't bad, it just wasn't great. The decor was a bit disappointing too. We think you ruined a once grand old house.............
Loved Mattie’s- it was the first time I’ve sat inside (usually I’m outside on the patio with the peacocks and the Christmas lights and small bites) but I had family come into town and thought it would be a great spot to take them. Reservations for a larger group are tough if you don’t plan ahead, FYI! As usual the food was really great. The homemade buscuit appetizer and the rainbow carrots were awesome, as was the fried chicken, pork tenderloin, the fish and the burger. Such a great spot that is chic-ly Austin and nestled into the south 1st neighborhood.
My husband and I celebrated our 24th wedding anniversary at Mattie's. We were not disappointed. The house is just so pretty and we can't wait to return when the weather is warmer so we can sit outside and enjoy the grounds. Such a great spot for a date night.
Outstanding service and really just a neat place in general. Waitress was knowledgeable of both the menu and the wine list.
Excellent food and beautiful place!
A surprisingly large parkland setting in town, with restaurant in a beautiful old Austin mansion
Such a beautiful charming home and gardens. The food was spectacular and Maria the hostess made us feel so welcome, like we had just come home !! <3 :)
The 88th birthday brunch was a tremendous success! Everyone enjoyed the delicious food and drinks, but the kindness and attentiveness of the staff put our experience over the top! I cannot thank them enough!
Outstanding dining experience all around
Food was excellent. Our server and others were available and helpful with suggestions.
Very tasty and attentive service. I wish the noise level were lower (that could be achieved by lowering the music volume).
This is by far my favorite place in Austin. I first went here for a date night and we both fell in love with the place. Now I always make a reservation any time family is in town. It is a must! Super cute place and great ambiance. It is perfect!! Our waiter, Chris was awesome and so was the wine guy, Tim!
I had the worst meal at a restaurant that I've had in Austin since I moved here 8 years ago. Dismal! Even the biscuits were subpar, and for a "Southern" restaurant, that is an affront!
We held our rehearsal dinner (small group of 5) here, and loved it! Be sure to order the punch-- it arrives in a teapot and tastes like heaven. Great service, although I was surprised they wouldn't seat us before our whole party was there... we had made a reservation, showed up 15 minutes early, and spent a good deal of money.
This was my 4th visit.....I think the food is better than it has ever been. Mattie’s is my favorite restaurant in Austin!
Food was pretty bleh
We were looking forward to visiting since the remodel. The restaurant and grounds are beautiful. We were disappointed in the presentation and quality of the food. I think I ordered the wrong thing on the menu (the trout) and it was mediocre. Two at the table had fried chicken and thought it was good just expensive. The other friend had the pork and thought it was delicious. The desserts were just so so. They looked prettier than they tasted. I think the next time we will try brunch. We did enjoy ourselves and the service was great!
We spent another wonderful Sunday brunch at Mattie's this past weekend. This time we brought my parents who loved the atmosphere. The classic old home has been updated perfectly to create a relaxing atmosphere. I would probably recommend the lighting to be a little brighter in the lower dining room. It was a little difficult to read the menu in the dim lighting. I would highly recommend the Salmon appetizer and definitely the French toast.
Thank you for creating a warm and relaxing dining experience!!
It’s a beautiful setting. I’ve been twice and the food has been excellent both times. The servers are attentive. It can be a little loud, but I did not find it distracting.