Mattie’s was beautiful! A couple of friends and I were visiting Austin for a few days and we planned on going to Mattie’s from the beginning. The property is gorgeous (like something out of a magazine) and our food was amazing. It really was a great experience. I’ll be returning if I ever find myself in Austin again!
Our server wanted to rush us the second we sat down, it was kind of odd. It was early in their brunch service, we were in a mostly empty dining room and he wasn't even giving us a minute to get our drinks and relax. It wasn't the best way to start brunch. The food was good overall (when they say sage-infused sausage they were NOT kidding... very sagey).
Food is solidly good but not exceptional. Server scolded us jokingly, we think, but left us feeling scolded nonetheless. Otherwise very friendly and prompt. Lovely atmosphere.
I thought that our two-top table was unnecessarily close to another two-top. The issue was that one of the seats was a (teal velvet) bench that was actually better suited for a four top. We were nearly on top of another couple and I heard their whole conversation. Doesn't seem necessary and appears to be a design flaw in the seating. It's a rambling estate, not a New York restaurant where you expect to be on top of the people next to you!
Mattie's is such a wonderful experience - from the setting & peacocks to the wonderful food, as well as service. A great evening out.
We really enjoyed our brunch at Mattie’s. The Bloody Mary was one of the best I’ve had in a while. Food overall was above average. We went when there were not many people there and couldn’t understand why we had to do valet parking. It would have been faster to self park.
Mattie’s is very beautiful!! The food is great and the service is phenomenal!
Didn’t meet my expectations! Great let down that there was no buffet. Just not the restaurant I remember having grown up in Austin and eaten at this restaurant many times in the past. Not on my list to do again when I come back in a few months. Limited menu, poor selection on the limited menu and high prices for what you get.
Overpriced. 38$ for a small piece of grouper hidden by sauce and condiments uninspired
Unique atmosphere - one of a kind gem!
Mattie's never disappoints. Staff is always great and food is excellent!
We dined there for our anniversary celebration. We were seated way too closely to a noisy party. My wife order the salmon with greens which were exceedingly salty. In general the portions were small and pricey. The wait staff was great though. I would NOT recommend this place for dining. Ok for cocktails though.
We went here for my birthday and the food was devine. I definitely recommend the duck!
Hidden in a residential neighborhood, Matties is a little hard to find but hard to forget. We began our meal with a couple of well-crafted cocktails before diving into entrees that were creative, ample, and attractively presented. Service was outstanding and we were attended to frequently throughout the evening without feeling annoyed. The building itself has a great deal of history and charm, to provide a perfect homey setting.
Perhaps best of all, the gregarious host (sorry, cannot remember his name) spent several minutes sharing dining tips for the Austin area with a couple of freshly-arrived tourists. His tastes, and recommendations, were spot on.
Overall our meal was fabulous! Great food, drinks and service. The restaurant and grounds are so beautiful and we’ll be sure to recommend this restaurant to everyone.
Food was good but not amazing. We were also overcharged on our bill (charged twice for everything on accident). Ambiance is great - so refreshing to be surrounded by beautiful oak trees instead of concrete while dining in the middle of the city!
Very nice. Not the Green Pastures of old. But, I was not disappointed.
Beautiful, delicious, excellent service. Magnificent location. The trout was unique - definitely will get again.
Beautiful. Favorite Place.
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.
Awesome location and food was wonderful. Tables for two are really close together. Wine list could use some more options in the $50-100 price range.
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!
My Boyfriend loved his meal! My food was ok, I got the steak and eggs but wish I had gotten something else.
It was brisket and cooked well, just not a steak like I wanted.
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!!