Pink Pony
Pink Pony

Pink Pony

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://pinkponyscottsdale.com/
  • Phone: (480) 945-6697
  • Hours of Operation:
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  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Gastro Pub, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Donald Fawcett
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: E 2nd Street
  • Parking: Public Lot
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerLate Night Find
Pink Pony reviews from OpenTable diners
19 reviews since July 27, 2014
Overall Rating3.7
  • Food3.4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
53% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (10)special occasion (5)good for groups (5)vibrant bar scene (5)romantic (4)late-night find (4)great for outdoor dining (3)notable wine list (2)neighborhood gem (2)great for brunch (1)scenic view (1)great for lunch (1)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Beautiful Restaurant, Amazing Food
    RegularFoodieWineLover
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    My foodie friend and I had a great dinner at Pink Pony! We sat on the patio (perfect weather for it) and there was a musician who played the guitar and sang - great music! Our server, Jeremy, was very attentive and made great recommendations. He took great care of us and it made the experience so wonderful. We started with the Pony Pizza and it was nice and light, very good flavor. I had the Smoked Salmon salad and it was incredible. I would have liked more greens with it like a salad but I still really enjoyed it. My friend had the Turkey Pot Pie and I took a bite. It tasted like Thanksgiving in one bite. SO delicious. And lastly dessert was amazing (pumpkin crème brulee and the apple pie). They have great specials during the week, too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good food and service
    Delt
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    The food and staff were great. An alarm went off from desserts until we left unfortunately. Minus this annoyance, everything was great
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Oh Em GEE
    theunbrokenone
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    I was blown away by the amazing food. I ate the unique shrimp cocktail which was unmatched by any other restaurant in town. My meal was the BEST Samon I've ever had and an arugula salad. Absolutely fantastic, the server was sweet and helpful. I loved it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • To much money for terrible menu
    Dflo
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Never will i go to pink pony! For that price i payed, was not worth it, there new chef deserves two thumbs down. Recently they replaced the menu, so when i asked about the menu, i was displeased about the changes. But when i actually got my plate, thats whe i knew this is not the same pink pony. As far as returning, that will be a no, i ll take my business elswere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Need to know what medium rare means
    Gino
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Ordered supposedly a 14 oz rib eye medium rare, out came a thin slightly pink center, Not Medium Rare, disqppointed
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We like the "New" Pink Pony
    MarylinC
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Very nice waiter and service was timely for the most part. Excellent appetizer and meal. One of the desserts came out still frozen, not the waiter's fault but should be noted. Steaks were excellent and the cocktails were quite tasty! The only negative was that we had made a reservation, we arrived dressed nicely and we were placed in the bar area where the live music was quite loud. We asked to be moved and this made the maitre'd agitated. There was an open table which someone else finally gave to us in an area further from the bar and the evening went on very nicely.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • heartsdesire26VIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Try it, order dinner, mediocre meal, pay the check, don't come back.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    I actually saw a picture of the meal I wanted online (Rib-eye Steak) and when I got it, it looked just like the picture and tasted even better than expected. Waiter Ryan was on top of things and did a great job. Soup came out cold but once brought to his attention it was quickly remedied without question. We did have an early dinner so I think that's why the soup wasn't ready.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fans of the "Old Pony"
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We were regulars and fans of the "Old Pony"-The "New Pony" not so much. The food is very sub par. There were 4 of us and 2 of the entrees were so over cooked that they completely dried out-lamb ribs and meatloaf-they were barely eatable. A filet that was ordered medium well, came out very rare. The Fourth entree was cooked as ordered, but it was nothing special. The chef did come out to apologize, however. Our group decided that we will not be back for dinner. It appears that The Pink Poly is a good place to have a drink in the bar and listen to the music but move on to somewhere else to eat. They were a steak house for 50 some years and did it well. They should revert to the old days and not try out "cutting edge" cuisine.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First time at new Pink Pony
    Coach
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We went with another couple on a Saturday night. We were seated on time and had a round of drinks. Dinner was very good as was the service. Next visit to area we will go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place
    Dr111VIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The food was fantastic. Had the NY steak. cook great and sauce was great. The chicken wings were also great. I will be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Could have lived without it.....
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Apparently something in the food my wife had (Reuben) made my wife get violently ill towards the end of the meal, eventually filling a trash can in the lady's room. I've known her for 10 years and have never seen anything like this happen before. Our Server seemed to be easily confused throughout the evening, particularly when it came to splitting up the bill (equally). Food was OK but $17-$18 for a pot pie made with CUBES of turkey? It's like they took a $1 Swanson pot pie and put it in a little iron skillet with some new pastry on top.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 7 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.9
    • Food3.6
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 60 reviews are from the Pink Pony reviews archive.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Everything was delicious! Too many choices. The bread pudding is excellent
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Really embarrassing
    EatoutVIP
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Very disappointed. Restaurant took reservation and was not open, and did not even have the courtesy to call. Very embarrassing as it was a business lunch. When I called afterwards and spoke to the manager she was less than apologetic and get how embarassing the situation was for me and thought that a future discount would suffice. Really?
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Classy but out-of-touch
    Gary13
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    This was our first visit to the Pony. We've heard so much about it for many years and my wife has bugged me for years to take her. Perhaps the hype was what was overplayed but we were both a little disappointed. The food didn't match the hype. A very bland and forgettable strip with a disappointing demi-glaze but a very different and tasty personal pizza. We wondered if anyone in the kitchen was communicating with each other! Service was okay but not perfect. Ambiance was the highlight! Personal banquette seating made for a very private and romantic dinner. The decor was more modern than I expected but pleasant. I wouldn't rate this "Old Town Icon" very high with all of the new and exciting restaurants available in walking distance.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Mostly Very Good
    DFIDinerVIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    6 of us for dinner. All meals but one were very good, especially the pork chop. Burger was huge. Turkey pot pie was excellent. The ribs were the disappointment - tough and dry. Server was great (Vince?), and very apologetic about the ribs. No complaints about service at all. A little slow for a Friday night, but it is summer in the valley. Had live entertainment which is a plus, though they needed to turn her amp down.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • JenninealVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We absolutely loved our dining experience with the one exception - they were out of Sculpin on tap.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We have a good experience and a friendly waiter. Turkey pot pie! Music was an odd choice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Old Town Classic Is Refreshing
    SuperK8
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    This legendary steakhouse recently updated Everything. The modern appointments are accented with well-edited and appropriate nostalgic details of the restaurants' storied past, sleek and open, warm materials that feel both "wild west" and upscale. Cleverly named and on-trend cocktails revisit the classics such as the negroni-influenced Old Fashioned. The deviled eggs were an intriguing appetizer w/ a sweet pepper oil that urged us to lick the plate clean. The steak salad was substantial, unfussy that delivered on traditional flavor, but had a smoked pretzel twist for a balanced display of culinary experience. The Frisee Salad was a perplexing ambition that seemed pretentious yet the gorgeous plating delivered an exciting triumph of flavor.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Higher Expections
    topdowngo
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    I've heard about the "Old Pink Pony", which I never got a chance to eat at. I guess I was excepting more of a retro Pink Pony atmosphere. It was modern, table placement was awkward, we sat directly across a large table, which the occupants has a direct view of us. My Hubby loved the food, he had a steak. I had scallops (small) served with chrizo potatoes and sausage. Very spicy and it did not compliment the scallops.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great remodel. Disappointing food.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Overpriced unimpressive food but great service and ambiance
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • AnniversaryDinner
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    I had not been to the Pink Pony since it reopened. While the name, location, and some pictures are all the old restaurant seems to share with the new restaurant, both the food and the service were excellent, as was the ambiance. The Pink Pony is now on our "restaurant circuit!"
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Average food, Great service
    Dale
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    My wife and I were looking forward to visiting the newly remodeled Pink Pony. M tenderloin steak was good but bot fantastic and wife's chicken was so-so she said. There was a special occasion going on while we were there and it was noisy and the bar was very crowded. We are not in any hurry to return but would if friends wanted to.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    I must say the resturant food was very good but the noise level was awful. I felt like I had to yell to be heard by my guests. The bar area is so close to the dining area you couldn't relax and enjoy your dinner.....would I recommend it to friends not at this time.....the server had recommended beer for my guests then came back and told us they were out of that brand, not once but twice. I would think the manager would alert his staff before hand to this so as to avoid an embarrassment to his server..
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Two Days In A Row
    AletheaVIP
    Dined on 5/19/2014
    Tried a couple of new appetizers this time, in addition to my same dinner entrée that I also had the day before, (The Monkfish Special). The Burrata appetizer was very good and fresh. The pretzel bread with beer cheese fondue was a nice splurge as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Back Again
    AletheaVIP
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    I took advantage of the three course "Restaurant Week" special for $30.00. The Gazpacho, Monkfish, and my Panna Cotta Lemon Curd dessert were all done well. The entrée portions were very small, (and I am a woman saying this), but everything was delicious and prepared well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pretty Good!
    lesliebowes
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    We visited during restaurant week and found the prix fix menu to be good. The starters were really good the main entree pretty good and the dessert to die for! There Sunday night pizza and bottle of wine special looks very promising. Will go back to try it! Service, ours and others around us, was impeccable!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yum!
    Leslie417
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    We ordered the noche board and it was wonderful, especially the house made pickle. Also the scallops were incredible. The chef is a genius! Who knew that scallops, chorizo, fingerling potatoes, and swiss chard would be such a delicious combination! The pork chop with cherries was also delectable. Our waiter was attentive and suggested a new white wine which I loved, overall excellent food and service. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service
    Lin2
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    The scallops were done perfectly and the Chorizo "hash" was an unusual and delicious accompaniment. Our server was very helpful and knowledgeable about the menu and the history of the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    We had friends in from Ohio and decided on going to the Pink Pony. Great choice, great atmosphere. One of the partners (Lee) introduced himself and we had a couple of conversations with him, he repeatedly new our 1st names though out the night. I would recommend the BBQ ribs, they were tender & fell off the bone.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Slipping A Bit
    AletheaVIP
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    Have been in about four or five times now to dine. What happened to the delicious Mac 'N Cheese, that you used to serve when you first opened? You have now changed the recipe and it is NOT the same. Am disappointed. At first the Mac 'N Cheese was gooey and delicious with about five different types of cheeses. It "was" truly gourmet and had fabulous taste. Now it is "blah" and bland. However, the Turkey Pot Pie, was good though, which I tried for the very first time.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find.
    Dr111VIP
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Great place. Will definitely be going back. Food and service was great.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GARY
    GARYVIP
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    I think this new owner has the recipe for success. We go often. Ribs are pretty good (not like you get in Memphis, TN but what is, really). Chicken Pot Pie could use more filling but it's tasty. Can't go wrong with the Pizzas. Real good Chicken thighs. All-in all, for the price you won't be disappointed. Give it a try!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mac 'N Cheese Side - What Happened?
    AletheaVIP
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    Oh no.....the Mac 'N Cheese side dish that is usually so very good, (as I had it twice previously), was "very" different this time, and not in a good way! Come on Pink Pony, don't start making cutbacks in your product already. This time, the portion size was much smaller, and some of the delicious and various gooey cheeses that make this dish something special were missing. Diner's are smart. We notice change! However, my Organic Salmon Entrée, and side dish of Sautéed Spinach, was good. I'll be back again to try the Mac 'N Cheese. If it is not prepared like it was when you first opened, then I will not be back. My friend also enjoyed his Sirloin entrée.
    Special Features:
    Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Scottsdale Staple made over!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    I've lived in Scottsdale 15+ years and have driven by a million times (live close by) and finally experienced Pink Pony for a girls night out. Cute place - easy to get in fast and service was amazing...food was average, not exceptional but I would go back :)
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • BDH1VIP
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Food was better than expected. The room was a bit of a disappointment. Given the high booth walls, we could not see anything or anyone around us. Felt a bit isolated for a fun Friday night.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hold Your Horses!
    VittleVixen
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    The all-new Pink Pony is our favorite new dining spot in Old Town Scottsdale! The food was fabulous! Loved the steak salad, nosh board appetizer, the debris flat bread was incredible! Great key lime infused tequila and fun mules. The hip ambience fit perfectly with the reinvented menu and wonderful service. We can't wait to go back for more! An overall excellent place to dine!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Birthday Night Out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    My chicken thighs and Berry Lemondrop were divine; my husband's steak and beer were excellent. Service was truly wonderful- very attentive. Wonderful night out.
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  • Won't be back
    HeatherGVIP
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    The pork belly came out cold. When we brought it to our servers attention he immediately went to the manager. The manager was not busy and stood near our table without speaking with us. About 10 minutes later he finally asked if the appetizer came out cold. When we said yes he said that was unacceptable; by that point we had finished the appetizer. He did not take it off of our bill. My partner ordered the Crispy Chicken Thighs. They were not crispy rather they were fatty and greasy. We will not be back.
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  • management
    elerkay
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    They really went out of their way to satisfy us about everything! Great all around restaurant for only being open a month.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.