Permanently Closed - Pasture

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$30 and under
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Southern

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About

This restaurant is permanently closed. We're a southern restaurant with a focus on local products located in the heart of Richmond's historic downtown shopping district.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Southern, American, Tapas / Small Plates
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Saturday 11:30am - 2:30pm;
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm;
Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm;
Sunday 5:00pm-10:00pm;
bar open daily at 4:00pm.
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Phone number
(804) 780-0416
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Jason Alley
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Private party facilities
Please call the restaurant to inquire about private party or Happy Hour. We have many options available.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
4th
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Parking details
We have 10 spaces available in the lot behind the restaurant marked for Pasture. Please get a pass from host to display in windshield. We recommend trying 4th, 5th and Grace st. for street parking and additionally there is a pay lot at 6th and Franklin for $6 all night parking after 6 p.m.
Additional
Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wine
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OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Food choices were very eclectic, but I had a hard time finding something I really wanted to try! Roasted broccoli with radishes? Fried pickles? Creme brûlée with crackerjacks? Seemed that some combos were made more for shock value than taste, fun place, though!

ED
Richmond
13 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Food was AMAZING! Our server was polite, but didn't tell us about the specials which definitely would have changed what we ordered. We ordered before we heard another server talking about the specials. I enjoyed the cocktail list!

BF
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time here! Our small group loved everything. It was a very quiet Thursday evening with few patrons. Word may be out that they are selling the restaurant. Hope not because it is a gem on Grace. The pimento cheese spread appetizer is delish. We ended up finishing our wine outside - beautiful night to sit out and chat over wine!

IM
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good fresh produce, well presented and tasty. Was quiet when we visited but it was a Tuesday evening

OT
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Good food and accommodating of larger groups

MM
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, great service and atmosphere! Highly recommend.

DR
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Our server Braxton was great! The food was delicious. Great evening.

Z
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

Limited menu, food was mediocre and overpriced. Soft shell crab special featured only one crab for $28. Appetizers are just ok. The decor is sparse and unappealing. We won’t be going back.

MV
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The food is fine. We went for lunch and there was nothing absolutely special about it. The decor is clean and cozy with hints of blue throughout the venue, but the actual food is what really needs attention. My husband ordered a burger and asked for it to be cooked rare, expecting “okay by the time it sits the most cooked it can be is medium rare”. It comes out well done. Not the slightest pink color inside.

OT
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food.

PC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Changing ownership soon but still solid. Not upscale but very good and creative menu.

C
Washington DC
43 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Hip, tasty and very unique. Loved the entire experience! Next time I am in Richmond, Pasture will be on my list of must do's.

TT
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

We were a party of three for dinner. Two of the menu items are weird, so I asked the waiter about them: Meatballs with sub roll porridge (what a terrible description - everyone knows that porridge is like oatmeal). This was explained as a bread pudding. Crispy ham-cured spare ribs with "Alabama white sauce": explained as a spicy white sauce. I was willing to try the ribs. I've had N. Carolina, Texas, and Chinese style ribs, all of which are superior to the Pasture version. The ribs were nice and lean and meaty, but too salty (ham cured?) I could see making a nice acidic spicy sauce to balance this, but the Alabama sauce appeared to be more or less melted mayonnaise, just oily with little flavor. The tomato/cauliflower soup was good, but not outstanding. The broccoli was underdone and served on a small dish which made it difficult to cut, and a knife was necessary. Cornbread was old-fashioned: all cornmeal, no sugar kind. This can be good if nice and moist, but the Pasture version was dry and no crust on the outside, little flavor. Also ordered was fish of the day, Mahi, which was described as OK by the diner. Very basic decor: hard surfaces, industrial chic fixtures, high and bright. Not for intimate dining and fairly noisy with music and reflected sound. This is in April, so probably not many locally grown vegetables available. Since this is farm to table place, maybe the menu will improve in the summer. The waiter was attentive and informative.

DK
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

All the food was very flavorful and fresh. Lots of lunch style dishes to choose from.

S
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came with a large group for a nice night out. Did not disappoint. Food, drinks, service, all outstanding.

EB
Washington DC
83 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was as excellent as the service was spotty. 30 minutes after sitting down, we'd seen our server once. We'd ordered drinks but still didn't have them and we had yet to order food. And the restaurant was, at best, half full. The manager stepped in when apparently he saw our drinks sitting on the bar and not getting delivered and he was apologetic and charming. And he threw in a round of meatballs to make nice. Our server never once apologized nor seemed to care, but we had a regular visit from the manager who made sure food and drinks were flowing. As for the food and drinks, excellent! Our table had split opinions on the fries but the rest of the food was universally agreed to be excellent. There wasn't anything I wouldn't order again!

S
Richmond
15 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We very much enjoyed our dinner and look forward to a return,

l
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Craft cocktails and thoughtfully prepared dishes make Pasture a favorite dining destination.

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

I’m not sure what’s going on with Pasture. I’ve been coming here for years and the food was just not good this time around and prices have gone sky high. A shake and bake pork chop with potatoes was $27 and thin strips of over cooked flounder was $24. Cornbread appetizer was so try and flavorless, it was sad. I’m going to be taking a break from Pasture for a while. I’m sure rent has gone up with explosion of restaurants around this area but the prices and food are totally off par and now better options all around.

G
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great experience at Pasture. The menu was so interesting and the ambiance was just right. Not too crammed together but still cozy.

BT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect ambiance and vibe. Great food and service. Outside seating amazing.

e
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

the service was excellent.....had a reservation so got seated right away....
I got the chicken and my friend got the ribs.....BOTH WERE AWESOME
plenty of deserts to select from
the price for 2 was very reasonable

DJ
Yorkshire
9 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great venue; extensive menus served up promptly by engaging staff.
Food quality very good and reasonably priced.

KM
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We were seated right away and the waiter took my drink order. It did take a little longer than I thought it would to get my wine. We ordered the cornsticks with honey and butter. I was not impressed. They were extremely dry and had very little flavor. The honey drizzled on them didn't help much. The waiter then disappeared to god knows where and didn't come back for a while before taking our dinner order. I actually had to stop him to take our order. Keep in mind, the restaurant was not the least bit crowded and I believe he only had one other table that he was waiting. At this point I wasn't really looking forward to my main course but that all changed when it arrived. We both ordered the pan seared fish. It was outstanding. The fish was very crispy and flavorful and the potatoes and pearl onions were the perfect accompaniment. We did not order dessert as I had to get back on the road and didn't have time but I would like to try it next time. If the waiter hadn't kept disappearing in the back during out entire meal I probably would have given them another star. I would also skip the cornstick appetizer. I will try something else next time.

BJ
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

The atmosphere, appetizers, and drinks were great! However, my friends fish looked like it had been over cooked on a campfire... two days ago. She did say everything else in the dish was great. I had the steak, again over cooked, but tasted great. Staff was accommodating when they found out and were great in general.
I’d return again for apps and drinks, but might pass on dinner.

JD
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had the Rockfish - it was cooked to perfection! The service was outstanding. The special cocktails are not to be missed!

SM
Richmond
12 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was absolutely wonderful! The timing of everything that was served was flawless. Loved our waitress!! Food is impeccable.

MH
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my first visit and the food was exceptional! I will definitely be back again soon!

MS
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Well, I had hoped that this would be a great experience but it wasn't . . . first, they couldn't find our reservation -- sometimes these things happens so we were ok with it and sat at the bar. One bartender was super personable and responsive, the other seemed annoyed that we were there. We started with the boudin balls -- unfortunately, they were mushy and cold in the middle with hardly any dipping sauce -- we asked to return them and order something else. The general manager, John, was awesome, apologized profusely and got us another app -- the steak tartare. Well, that was no terrific -- they put some peppers or something in the tartare -- please don't add anything to tartare -- needs to be super fresh, high-quality beef, super cold and nothing else. My husband got the quail special -- good flavor, overcooked, some burnt parts. I got the brussels sprouts and the mushroom leek bread pudding -- both of these were EXCELLENT! Again the wonderful general manager, John, checked in on us. Apologized again for the reservation issue and the cold boudin balls and offered us a FREE DESSERT -- which was a delicious cookies and cream concoction with a brownie hidden in the middle -- YUMMY! So, this was definitely a hit-or-miss experience for us -- John is a great manager but he shouldn't have to do all of this in the first place . . . none of these issues should be happening in a downtown Richmond restaurant, especially with all of the amazing restaurants all over town and reputation of Richmond being a "foodie" city. Unfortunately, not sure if we'll be going back.

g
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

we arrived ontime for our reservation saturday nite 3/16/19; the place was 90 % empty. Soooooooo, we were taken to the very back next to a supporting post for the ceiling. after quite a while a waiter appeared. we ordered off their menu. several minutes go by ; the waiter reappears and says one of the items u ordered is only served @ lunch [ NOT stated on menu ] . everyone on staff seems to move very slowly. the inside is shabby-sheik i guess. there r too many really good restaurants in Richmond to go to so; we will not go back to this one.

H
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Minimalistic approachable vibes.

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CG
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Stopped by for apps and drinks prior to a concert. We weren’t the only ones with that idea. The bar was a little backed up , but the waiter was great and kept us in the loop on status. Drinks were amazing. Great place to catch dinner before a concert at the national

t
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Low-key comfort food; friendly, informal, quirky but efficient service.

OT
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent place to try some new food. Ate here on a business trip and was surprised. The cocktails and food are great.

r
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best meals I have had. Live in Boston and visited some very nice restaurants and the meal here was truly great. The rockfish was very tasty with a little kick but not too much. I also tried the smoked mushroom and leek bread pudding with was out of this world. To top it off, my waiter John presented me with a surprise dessert for my birthday which my daughter had called in. It was a simple glass with brownie on the bottom topped with vanilla custard and topped with crumbled cookies. This was of course topped with a candle for my birthday. Great way to celebrate my birthday, even if I had to do it alone. The general manager John stopped by to see how everything was and we chatted for a bit. A great experience.

T
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The smoked mushroom & leek bread pudding is amazing!

C
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

I ordered 2 small plates; the salad and brussel sprouts. They were both delicious and a nice size for the price. I find the alcohol to be overpriced in most downtown restaurants but the selection at Pasture has depth with out offering too many things to choose from. Our server was a bit unorganized and not super helpful with the menu.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 2

Great easygoing service and comfort food at its best. A little too bright in the evening.

H
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

I am really sad to say, and shocked to say , it was not great. I have heard great things, but I am in no hurry to go back. The food, and service was ok . Not horrible, but not great. The pimento Cheese appetizer was excellent, burgers were suggested by the server, and they were ok. It took over an hour to get our entrees and they were not busy. The bar was empty and there were just a few other people there.

MB
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff was attentive and fun. Food was delicious and craft cocktails amazing. Thanks for a great bday dinner.

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