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Pasture

4.4
863 reviews
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$30 and under
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Southern
Top Tags:
  • Comfort Food
  • Casual
  • Fit for Foodies
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.
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Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wine
What 863 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.5
service
4.3
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 2 days ago

My only complaint was that 1 Vegan meal was ordered and it was brought to the table with cheese on it. The waitress knew it was Vegan and stated she wrote it on the order but for some reason it was delivered incorrectly. Vegan eaters DO NOT like to return their meals but are unable to eat like other Diners. It had to be returned. I was just glad she did not return it and decide not to eat the replacement. This is what usually happens with anyone who is served a meal that was NOT ordered. Everything else was wonderful.

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Good food and a wide variety of drinks in a pleasant restaurant.

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

I enjoyed this restaurant but I did plan to go during lunch on my birthday - based on the online menu - and we got there only to find out they don't offer the cocktails they list on the website during lunch. Our server was really nice about it and I was still able to order one because it was an easier one, but I had picked this restaurant based on the food and drink selection since having toddlers means I never get out at night for a nice dinner, and I had intended to try two of the drinks so that was kind of a let down.

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2.0Dined 6 days ago

I have only ever been here for lunch and I love it. I have been wanting to go back for dinner since I had a good experience there one evening, years ago. My parents were in town and we always end up going to the same places every time they are here. I wanted them to try something different and unique to the area. It was a Saturday, so I just looked up available reservations and chose Pasture. Everything was as it usually is. Drinks were great, service was great. But when you are dining out and paying that much per plate, the food should be excellent. I found my dish to be bland, my mom didn't care for her softshell crab, the bean dip we ordered for our appetizer was so unappealing - too smooth and almost flavorless. The chips served with them seemed either soggy from humidity or just stale. If we had all stuck with the burger and fries, I think we would have been better off. My opinions on the food are just that - opinions. But everything we ordered came out of the kitchen lukewarm, almost cool. Nothing was hot, not even my soup. This, to me, is a cardinal sin. Even a warm plate can go a long way. I just was not impressed and neither were my parents, who I felt compelled to apologize to. I will be back to Pasture, for sure. The clam sandwich is one of my most favorite things ever. But either we all mis-ordered, or the kitchen had an off-night, or both. It will be a long time before I agree to come back here for dinner, and even then, only if I'm not paying.

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5.0Dined on May 15, 2018

My husband and I loved our dinners - everything was delicious!

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Pasture is always reliable when it comes to the quality of the food and service. This is not a place that you go for a quiet meal, but the noise level is not overbearing. Enjoy!

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4.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Great southern food at a reasonable price! Solid beer list and friendly service.

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3.0Dined on May 12, 2018

The food was good but not as good as I had expected it to be. Sweet potatoes were too spicy for me. Place was a little bit on the loud side.

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3.0Dined on May 12, 2018

We would have enjoyed our lunch there had the server not been rude from the start. I ordered a medium well burger which came back with red in the center. I normally don't return food but was uncomfortable eating a burger this raw. I understand it can happen though if the chief gets busy. The waiter was passive aggressive in his comments when we asked to have it redone or even just for ketchup for the burger and fries. It would've been a pleasant lunch even with returning the burger had the service been better.

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4.0Dined on May 7, 2018

Pasture is a go-to place for me for lunch, especially lunch meetings, downtown. The food is reliably good, the service is efficient and friendly, and the space is great. The menu has broad appeal to a host of different tastes and diets. Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Nice farm to table place to dine

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3.0Dined on April 29, 2018

The food was good but the service was surprisingly poor.

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4.0Dined on April 28, 2018

The restaurant small plates are filling and taste great!

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

All around awesome!

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Great food and craft cocktails with attentive service. A must for a good dining experience in Richmond.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

I came here before prom and the overall experience was excellent! They were very accommodating when I placed my reservation and seated my date and I right away. The food was amazing and the service was phenomenal!

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3.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Food took a long time to come. Had a burger which was nothing special, only offered one desert for lunch and it was ok, but again not exciting. Service was friendly.

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

Great selection of brews, outstanding southern cuisine and great service - what else is needed- only being able to share it with 8 friends and they accommodated without missing a beat- definitely a must try !!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Very pleasant atmosphere, great service...Good menu selections! Will definitely be returning to enjoy a meal on the patio!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Awesome! Awesome!

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

We were early for our reservation & they were able to seat us. Our server, John, was very personable & made sure we had everything that we needed. The food delivery time was on point. We enjoyed a wonderful family dinner & the food was exceptional as usual.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Found this restaurant on Open Table, and it is also part of United MileagePlus Dining. Visited Richmond for the Virginia All-State Band Concert, and found this restaurant. Prices were fair, the dishes (Hamburger, BBQ Brisket, and Braised Lamb) all tasted good and arrived quickly, and fresh. Service was good -- timely, present, but not cloying or over the top. A nice place for a casual meal.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

We had a wonderful lunch @ Pasture! Service was great! Drinks were fabulous and the Pimento Cheese Appetizer was awesome! Best Pimento Cheese that I’ve ever had!

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Great food and atmosphere

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Menu has codes identifying diet-specific needs like vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free. Also, notes the ABV of all beer and emphasizes local food and beverages. Server was a delight and very well trained.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Hey guys! This was my third time to Pasture and each experience was fantastic. Come hungry! No matter what you’re in the mood for Pasture has you covered. If you’re looking for great comfort food served with a modern twist, I recommend the fried chicken livers, the cures pork ribs or the pimento cheese dish. All were amazing. If your leaning towards something on the modern southern side I strongly recommend the Red Snapper. The pickled fennel makes it really pop! I also recommend the Pork Chop with Southern Grits...UNREAL!

- Johnny G.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Excellent, friendly service by knowledgeable waitress. Great food choices. Fun to share
with friends.
Unfortunatley, too noisy for us older people with poor hearing.

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3.0Dined on March 24, 2018

My salad was delicious, but found a piece of cardboard in it. They happily replaced the salad, but came back with way too much Kale.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Pasture is always friendly and welcoming! We always feel like they are truly happy to see us. Started with pimento cheese as usual and it was great. We shared some small plates and had cookies for dessert. Everything was fresh and delicious. Pasture is our favorite place in Richmond.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Delicious and fast and healthy(ish) and a wonderful experience. Thanks to all!

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4.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Great bartender!! Good food.. Fun

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

We had a great dinner out celebrating my husband's birthday (with our 6 yr old daughter). The kitchen was out of PB and honey on their darling kid's menu, but she LOVED her chicken and fries and our server let her pick a complementary dessert to make amends! We enjoyed the inviting atmosphere and simple decor. Great options for veggie small plates. pimento cheese was yummy!

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

A friend and I ate there for dinner and chose to go the Small Plates and Appetizers route. The pimento cheese, winter meatballs, and fried pickles were excellent. The ribs and red beans and rice were average good while the frito pie disappointed. The chili had a burnt taste to it and the onions and cheese were sparse. The roasted brussel sprouts were a little too undercooked for our taste but had good flavor. I would classify the decor as minimalist which is fine by me but may not be for others. Service was great, very pleasant and helpful.

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3.0Dined on March 17, 2018

The ambiance and service was excellent; however, food was not good for the price. Pan seared fish was nicely cooked, but lacked any flavor. For the oatmeal cookie dessert, cookies were over baked and hard as rocks.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

I love the idea of snacks/small plates that Pasture offers. It’s easy to get a bunch and share with the table. The pimento cheese is probably the best I’ve ever had, and I probably could’ve eaten about 3 orders of the cornbread sticks. For my entree I got the sweet corn hoe cake and it was a mound of deliciously seasoned vegetables on top of savory pancakes. Definitely recommend. Our server was awesome. He was super attentive and knew the answers to all of our questions and didn’t make my friends and I feel rushed. I wish I could remember his name so he could get proper recognition. My friends all loved their entrees as well. The ambiance was calm and modern and very comfortable. I will definitely be returning soon.

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3.0Dined on March 11, 2018

My wife got the Bistro Steak which she described as exceptional...I got the chicken dumplings which were good but nothing to write home about. And yes....what would you expect but I did want to try something different. Should have gone for the duck.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

I always have a great time at pasture, I love their modern take on southern food. My wife and I split two snacks and 2 small plates and were beyond stuffed.

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1.0Dined on March 9, 2018

We are HUGE Pasture fans--I've consistently raved about it and it will remain one of our favorites, but tonight was a failure. My wife's chicken and dumplings was a mess--only a small amount of chicken, only a couple of dumplings and mostly--well other stuff. When we inquired, our service said he would "check" and my wife picked it over. After I was done with my burger, a bowl of shredded chicken arrived without being asked for. It was a waste, as the meal was over by that point. To add insult to injury, they were out (at 6:15 p.m.) of the signature dessert--which is a big reason we come. Un-requested chocolate chip cookies, overstuffed with whipped cream arrived as a free gift, but it was a big fail. Paying $23 for the chicken and dumplings was an insult when she left probably 90% of the original plus 95% of the bowl that had arrived unannounced--that was terrible to charge us for inedible stuff. Maybe I should have caused a scene, but I wanted to enjoy the Symphony down the street. We'll be back--it's too good a place, but the chicken and dumplings should have been comped and someone should have said "I'm sorry." And the manager having a good time in the rear corner at a table with other staff should have come over. Don't make your regulars feel like they are a pain.

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Visited Pasture for the first time and was quite impressed by the level of attention we are given by the wait staff. It was a business lunch on a tight schedule but the staff managed all the plates well. Great food - the Salted duck melt was rich, filling and priced very well! I will be taking more clients out to lunch there!

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4.0Dined on March 5, 2018

The food was fantastic! The pimento cheese was especially delicious. The decor was stark. All of the chairs were wood, no cushions. They reminded me of old school chairs. Since it's downtown, free parking is limited. Pasture does have a few reserved spaces in a lot directly behind the restaurant.

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