After a long hibernation and renovation, Green Pastures is finally reopening today with a few changes. Most notably, this includes the debut of a new restaurant, Mattie’s. The name stems from the nickname of one of the original owners of Green Pastures, Martha "Mattie” Miner Faulk.
Eater photographer Robert J. Lerma took a tour of the newly-restored Victorian home, which was stripped down and rebuilt completely. Updates include new wallpaper, wood floors, revamped bar areas and lounges, the addition of an outdoor pavilion, a new sign, and more. Thankfully, the peacocks remain a fixture on the grounds.
Faulk’s daughter, Mary Faulk Koock, opened the original Green Pastures, the fine dining restaurant in 1946, and it quickly became the go-to destination for fine dining, brunch, and social events.
Executive chef Joshua Thomas, formerly of the defunct Chaat Shop food truck as well as Le Bernardin, leads Mattie’s kitchen, which will dish out his take on the classics. This means spicy gumbo, roasted and fried chicken, burgers, and many vegetables.
Green Pastures is now owned by Greg Porter, La Corsha Hospitality Group's Jeff Trigger, and other various investors, which purchased the property in July 2015. Now that the restaurant is done, next up for the plot is The Faulk, a boutique hotel, which is pegged to open in 2018.
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