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Green Pastures Restaurant Review: Peacocks strolling through the seven tree-shaded acres enliven this Victorian mansion turned intimate and romantic restaurant. The kitchen, armed with the difficult task of trying to match the dramatic ambience, succeeds. The French-inspired cuisine is enhanced with fresh, regional ingredients, the results of which consistently present a dining experience that rivals any in Austin. The tempura Maine lobster tail with wasabi butter and jícama slaw is like equipping a Jaguar with a Lamborghini engine. And this is just an appetizer. For entrées, focus on the spiced spring rack of lamb with mango-mint chutney, chimichurri and curry-candied cashews, or the USDA Prime rib-eye rubbed with espresso and cocoa before meeting the flame, and served with portobello mushrooms and Jarlsberg. Even the side dishes --- fresh green beans with pecans and vanilla carrots --- shine. Among the fish selections, key in on the Texas redfish with crawfish, coconut butter and guajillo chiles. If anything can be considered a throwback, it's the detailed service. The attentive staff is reminiscent of days past when service was an artful profession. Caesar dressing and salads are made tableside. So, too, is bananas Foster. Wine recommendations are informed and the servers can help you navigate the 200-plus list to find a choice in your price range. Finally, we’d be remiss if we didn't recommend the Sunday brunch, complete with a Southern milk punch that renders mimosas boring.