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Dining Guide

Mattie’s

Photograph by Hayden Spears

Carefully recrafted in a sleek yet stately way, the former Green Pastures is now Mattie’s, a delightful update of that old-Austin icon. Inspired by the playful cocktail menu, we settled on sparkling wine and a porch-perfect bourbon iced tea. It’s a toss-up as to which we liked better: the extra-sharp and lightly spicy pimento cheese spread or the kale salad with bacon, brussels sprouts, and dates. A basmati rice bowl with chickpeas and roasted vegetables was fragrant with jasmine and curry, while a thick grilled burger with gooey Irish cheddar on house-made brioche was juicy and indulgent in all the right ways. But our favorite dish was the fried chicken. Delicately battered and served over a rich potato puree, it prompted visions of our great-grandmother’s kitchen. The best part: our check seemed far too small for the extravagant meal.

City: Austin

Cuisine:

Drinks: Bar

Price: $$$

Rating: ★★

Address: 811 W. Live Oak, Austin, TX, 78704

Hours: D Tue–Sat.

Phone: 512-444-1888

Website: www.mattiesaustin.com/

Last updated: April 5, 2017