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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...

811 W Live Oak St
Austin, TX 78704
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Bruch: Saturday & Sunday from 11am-2pm

Cross Street:
Bouldin Ave

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(512) 444-1888

Website:
http://www.mattiesaustin.com/

Parking Details:
$10 Valet but free with validation on your dining receipt.

Executive Chef:
Joshua Thomas

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.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Mattie's at Green Pastures Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.2

ambience

4.7

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (35)
Special Occasion (34)
Neighborhood Gem (33)
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Good for Anniversaries (32)
Good for a Date (30)
Great for Outdoor Dining (27)
Comfort Food (21)
Scenic View (20)
Great for Brunch (19)
Fit for Foodies (19)
Authentic (18)
Good for Birthdays (17)
Cozy (16)
Sunday Lunch (16)
Handcrafted Cocktails (16)
Good for Groups (14)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Bar Seating (9)
Business Meals (9)
Casual (8)
Notable Wine List (8)
Fun (7)
Happy Hour (7)
Local Ingredients (7)
People Watching (7)
Seasonal (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Healthy (6)
Live Music (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Organic (5)
Great for Lunch (3)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

Great vegan options - the cauliflower is SO yummy!

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·Dined 2 days ago

Green Padtures was a great restaurant but the new version has list the IMDb Austin character. High price for mediocre food. Disappointing

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 (New Orleans)·Dined 5 days ago

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.

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 (Austin)·Dined on December 8, 2017

The bar is my favorite room to eat in, and often the quieter option.

Tags: Organic, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups
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 (Austin)·Dined on December 8, 2017

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.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Austin)·Dined on December 8, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 2017

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.

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 2, 2017

What a great place to visit for brunch on a friends trip to Austin! The location is very cool with the history, trees, and peacocks! We were also very impressed with the quality of all the food!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 2, 2017

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Paleo Friendly, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Romantic, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Hot Spot, Cozy
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Adorable! Loved the experience.

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 (Austin)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Ambiance and service were very nice. Food was overall okay. Pork tenderloin was very bland. Salmon tartare was okay. Burger and fries were awesome. Would come back for drinks and the vibes.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Austin)·Dined on November 25, 2017

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

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.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 25, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Service from the host was pretty terrible. Thankfully it went uphill from there

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·Dined on November 16, 2017

Delicious!!! Great server too! I'll be back for sure!

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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 (Austin)·Dined on November 16, 2017

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.

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·Dined on November 14, 2017

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.

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Friendly warm service. Amazing cocktails and delicious food.

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·Dined on November 9, 2017

The food was good but not great. Salmon was undercooked ( I was not asked how I wanted it cooked). It was almost cold. Good wine list, reasonably priced. Service friendly, good.
Great surroundings.

Tags: Authentic, Bar Seating, Casual
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Second time dining at Mattie's and it was excellent. Our friends loved it.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 8, 2017

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Organic, Special Occasion
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 (Austin)·Dined on November 8, 2017

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.

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 (Austin)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We had an 830 reservation and were not poured water until 915

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

The food was great, but the mimosa stunk. Too much Orange juice and zero champagne. Even when we complained the2nd mimosa stunk Too. So $8 for a glass of orange juice!

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 (Austin)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Beautiful place with great food! I will definitely be going back.

Tags: Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 1, 2017

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.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 1, 2017

Everything was great. We tried Fried Chicken and Duck Breast and they were amazing! You can complement those with Cauliflowers as a side

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Austin)·Dined on October 27, 2017

One of the most pleasurable experiences I have dining in Austin in quite awhile. Food and ambience beyond stellar. We will return soon.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Healthy, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Live Music, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Romantic, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Austin)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Service was terrible

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 (Austin)·Dined on October 26, 2017

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!

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 26, 2017

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Austin)·Dined on October 25, 2017

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.

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·Dined on October 24, 2017

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.

Tags: Spicy, Casual
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 (Austin)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Food was fantastic but our server was less than accommodating otherwise I would have given them a higher rating.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Loved Mattie's with one exception. The music was terrible; it did not fit the beauty and comfort of Mattie's.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Austin)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Mediocre, overpriced food with terrible service. Beautiful atmosphere, though.

Tags: Scenic View, Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Loved Mattie's! The atmosphere was amazing and the food was great. Their cocktail menu was the only place I gave a lower review but even that wasn't bad. Definitely worth going!

The cauliflower, biscuits and fried chicken were amazing!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Casual, Comfort Food, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Live Music, Authentic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 18, 2017

very nice for special occasions . very nice surprise for my friends and family.....very, very , very expensive but the menu is on point. food is truly the best...

Tags: Romantic, People Watching, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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