Pasture

4.4
950 reviews
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Southern
We're a southern restaurant with a focus on local products located in the heart of Richmond's historic downtown shopping district.
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MS
Charleston
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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.

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g
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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.

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H
New England
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Minimalistic approachable vibes.

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CG
Richmond
6 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

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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.

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OT
1 review
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.

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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.

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

The smoked mushroom & leek bread pudding is amazing!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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B
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

Our waiter struggled to keep up with his tables. We had to ask for water after our appetizers were delivered. After 3 requests my friend finally got the correct drink she ordered. (Does anyone actually drink vodka and Seagrams’s 7 together???!)

The food was decent, love the location, and they made it right on the drink (comped it) and gave me free bday dessert (carrot cake was divine).

Overall just ok experience.

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MP
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was excellent without being overbearing. Soup du jour had perfect spice and texture. Apps came out immediately. Entrees were reasonably priced. The space is charming but a touch too live, so noise level from tables near us could get loud, even with normal speaking voices. But overall, very pleasant experience and I will definitely come back.

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CN
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We LOVED the scrumptious pimento cheese and Ritz crackers! Our entrees were superb: I had the bistro steak and the potato/butternut squash gratin mornay; my husband had the fish of the day with the cornmeal dumplings (sort of a cross between gnocchi and hushpuppies) with the vegetables in a bowl. He had a local beer; I had a glass of Malbec. We had no room for dessert, but we managed to extend our Pasture experience by one more day because we took home a pint of pimento cheese, to which the fine folk at Pasture added a sleeve of Ritz crackers!

Our server, John, was friendly and helpful.

We will be back! Our dining experience was well-worth the 2.5 hour drive!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Always a good meal here

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C
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Had a lovely dinner consisting of soup, sliders, entrees, dessert - with enough leftovers for another meal! Great service.

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JC
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been to Pasture many times...it always ranks 5 stars for food, service, atmosphere.

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j
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Did a good job of accommodating a person in our party who had a food allergy

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A
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Great place. Absolutely awesome staffs.

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M
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are return customers and really enjoy the setting. We had a wonderful experience starting with the reservation. We were warmly greeted by the hostess and seated right away, even though we were 15 minutes early. Our waitress was pleasant, friendly and attentive. Food was superb and the right portion size. The sautéed broccoli was especially delicious.

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J
Western NC
6 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Have always enjoyed the casual comfort and enjoyable vibe of the Pasture especially before going to the theater.

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JT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First off, if you can get Laney as your server, you will be happy. Very friendly, knowledgeable and professional. On to dinner...2 folks had the rockfish, which they loved, 1 had the small plate ribs with a grit cake and I had the Bistro Steak. As I said, all were happy with their meal and I will add that I requested that my Bistro Steak be medium rare and they NAILED it! Perfect. Enjoyed our meal there. Suggestion: make a reservation...it gets active QUICKLY!

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S
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thanks great service and food!

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RC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Food was good, but not the greatest as some friends said

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RW
Charleston
14 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

The service is excellent but the menu for lunch is very limited and not very exciting. They ran out of food fast. They really need a new menu for what limited items they offer but they were well-prepare. So it is not the chef's problem but menu planning.

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P
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great meal, interesting menu. Service top notch. Cool industrial vibe.

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J
Charlotte
17 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Found this place on open table and it was great!!

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D
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Food was good but ordered pork chop & tuna medium rare but came to the table cooked medium. Also there was a large group at one table enjoying themselves but it made for a noisy evening.

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LB
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 5

Is there a reason the restaurant can never keep the hamburger in stock when you know it is so popular?

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MB
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

Honestly I was really disappointed compared to several prior meals at Pasture; zero for 3 on 3 main courses. Hamburger was supposed to medium, it was blue (very rare) my guest did not want to wait for a refire. Steak was requested as medium rare, outside was seared, about 2 inches at the center was blue (cold) which I ate around, there was less than a teaspoon of sauce, and the “scalloped potatoes” were cool in the middle and slices were crisp as they were not fully cooked. Halibut was overcooked on one side, but guest liked the butternut squash. Had one dessert, the crepe brûlée which was the highlight of the meal. Not sure I’ll ever go back. We were pressed for time and did it say anything to the server...but they should have noticed the medallions of raw steak that was left behind and said something...but the didn’t. Sorry Pasture.

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DM
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food thoughtfully prepared. Nice ambiance.

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J
Baltimore
77 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 1

Very slow service. Meat good. Vegetables overdone.

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OT
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was terrific. From staff to food first class experience. Highly recommend the Boudin Balls.

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DC
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Welcoming atmosphere. Great servers. Excellent cocktails. Locally sourced, with interesting takes on regional favorites . Loved the pimento cheese

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EC
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This spot has become our regular anytime we see a show at The National. The menu changes often, and it never disappoints.

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FM
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 4

Pasture is one of my favorite places to eat. Service is always great. Normally food is amazing. This night I had the steak with a potato/cabbage augratin. Potato was not good and was surprised no green veggie. Many got the steak and no one liked the potato. It was my first disappointing meal there and it’s pricey place to eat.

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KP
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Loved the food, the smoked tofu jambalaya and broccoli were very good.

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Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Came recommended from a friend and didn’t disappoint. Food was inventive, comforting, and there was something for everyone in a group of different diets. And for a group of 8, the bill was very reasonable.

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CM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

I thought the food was just ok, but the cocktails, service & atmosphere were great!

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