Red Pony Restaurant
Red Pony RocksEverything was awesome, I will be back, I want to try many other dishes as they all look great.5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of our favorite meals everThe food was superb. We got the free gnocchi for first-time diners and it was incredible. The bread sampler was great and our shrimp and grits almost perfect (too much bacon, surprisingly). Best restaurant we have tried in the Nashville area.5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was wonderful. SinceFood was wonderful. Since it was our first visit, the chef sent out a couple of little tasting plates for us between courses. Had the B.LT. which is a Red Pony staple item, Bacon Tomato and Lobster over ravioli and it was excellent. My husband had the halibut which actually comes with beets to our surprise but they were delicious and he ate them all!5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMI picked this restaurant afterI picked this restaurant after reading great reviews & it's proximity to the theatre in Franklin. It's a little on the pricey side, but well worth it. The food is spectacular & the service was above expectation. When our waiter found out we had a show to get to later, he made sure that he knew what time it started so that we wouldn't be late.
Because of the price (my meal was around $40 including tip) I would probably reserve it for special occasions, but will definitely go again.
Also, I tried the coconut cake for dessert. It was probably the best coconut cake I've ever had.....and it was gluten free!5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMMyNewFavoriteI had only stopped in for drinks before but I now know I have been missing out! The food was delicious! It was a great dinner, atmosphere, service. Definitely my new favorite spot!5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderfulWe loved the decor. The food selection was outside of the box. Wonderful salads and bread basket. My husband ordered the elk and asked the chef to "spice it up" for him, which he did with peppercorns.....he loved it. I had the lamb chops, which were wonderful as well. They not only have a great wine list, but offer quite a few in pony bottles which is great for us because we don't like the same wines. We had the coconut cake for dessert and it was spectacular. Roland was a great waiter, we were very well taken care of. We will be back.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellentI was recommended this restaurant by a friend who said the ribeye was the best steak he had ever had. I booked a reservation and it was delightful from beginning to end. The service was perfect, our waiter was very knowledgeable and helpful, offering lots of off-menu options. The drink menu was extensive. We got the special $5 martinis they were offering that night and they were great.
Everything we ate was delicious - deviled eggs, halibut, and desserts were all incredible. The only downside is they overcooked my steak quite a bit. I asked for medium rare and it came out medium well. That doesn't bother me as much as it would some people, but I was still put off a little. Everything else was great, though.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMA Franklin Go-To spot!Saturday evening, Convention in town + big birthday bash going on = VERY busy place and a bit of a wait (even with a reservation). It was worth every minute of wait and had a meal that probably blew away every meal out we've had in the past several years. Personally, Southern style shrimp and grits is one of my all time favorites and theirs was way beyond special ! We'll definitely be back when we're in the area.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Celebration!Took my wife to the Red Pony for the 1st time to celebrate her birthday. I've been there with business groups on several occasions. As usual, the food was great... and the service even better.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was Irony...That we dined on Tuesday, for on the night that we dined, we enjoyed half off wine. Our waiter Paul was first rate! Not sure if the restaurant allows service request, but if they do I would request every time that we dined. One note...when my son ordered a beer, Paul asked for ID. He assured my son that he cards anyone he believed to be younger than himself. Strange. He never carded me.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a fantastic experienceWe had a fantastic experience this weekend. The food was great, the service was excellent, the atmosphere was superb. The guacamole was awesome, but the bacon jam was even better! We were a large group (13 people), but the service was impeccable and all the food was delivered in a timely fashion and prepared exactly as ordered. Will definitely be going back soon.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMWe've been twice now and can'tWe've been twice now and can't wait to go back again!4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat find!Wonderful food and top notch service. We drove out from Nashville based on the Open Table review and it was well worth it.
A little loud & tables are really close together so not sure it would be fit for romance. If ever in Nashville again will visit again.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMEnergetic, hip and delicious!We live in Franklin and have loved every experience we have had at Red Pony! My husband I love to sit at the bar and have cocktails and the tempura sushi roll. We always bring out of town friends to the Red Pony to show off downtown Franklin and enjoy the energetic hip ambiance of Red Pony.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMeverything about our experienceeverything about our experience was best of class. from the staff, to the cocktails, and all of the food was amazing.
just told two people yesterday - THE BEST SHRIMP N GRITS EVER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
WILL BE BACK SOON.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Food, Great day!We were visiting our daughter who just moved to Nashville and wanted to spend the day in Franklin. What a beautiful city. We had a wonderful dinner at the Red Pony! We enjoyed 2 appetizers: sushi and hummus with pita bread. Both were excellent. I had beef tenderloin. It was cooked perfect. My daughter had the elk tenderloin and it was also cooked perfect. My son had the special dinner of the night which was lobster ravioli. He loved it. But all of us tried my husbands meal which was fish and grits and agreed it was the best. The pecan pie with bourbon ice cream was to die for. We all had a great time and the chef should be commended for excellent food. We highly recommend the Red Pony!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food delicious, the waitess,The food delicious, the waitess, Ariel, fantastic and the General Manager, Crosby, superub....love this resturant4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMLovely spot, great food, niceLovely spot, great food, nice service and right in the middle of downtown Franklin. We'll be back4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMI took my wife here for aI took my wife here for a date night and it was perfect. Not too fancy and snobbish just real and food was great too. Staff were great and knew there stuff about food. Definitely will recommend to friends and return for for another evening.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place! This was ourGreat place! This was our first time going here and the food was excellent. We hada party of five and everyone enjoyed thier food and the atmosphere.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Wine List EverI was blown away with the wine list and bar menu. Hats off to the person that put that together. The chardonnay line up is class A with Cakebread, Grgich, Rambaurer, and Shafer which are some of the best. My favorite cab producer was there and responsibly priced, Trefethen. The cocktail menu was inventive but also represented the classics. I would go back just to drink and have apps. The guacamole, pizza, and charcuterie were all very good. Our server was James and he was terrific. We had a large group of 9 with 5 kids. A nightmare for any server. He was very professional and met our needs perfectly. I would recommend him highly.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMGREAT!Couldnt have asked for a better experience from beginning to end. only thing id correct as soon as possible is if youre going to have a menu change. i'd correct that before taking an item off the menu and it still be there. Ala fried chicken. of course the person i happen to be with desires it (lucky us) then has to spend ten more minutes trying to fig it out. outside of that, everything was perfect.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMAn absolute mustI dined at The Red Pony twice during my recent visit to the Nashville area. On both occasions I had a thoroughly good experience and would highly recommend this restaurant. The atmosphere is friendly, service impeccable, food fresh and tasty, good wine list and some great cocktails as well. Anyone who lives anywhere near this place, or any visitor should make this a must-do activity!!4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMRoland is great! This isRoland is great! This is one of my absolute favorite local restaurants! Every dish is delish!!!!4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome experience at Red PonyWe had an absolutely wonderful dining experience at the Red Pony, preceding a fabulous live performance at the Franklin Theatre down the block. Everything clicked here, from the moment we arrived until we departed. We started by splitting their fabulous guacamole, a very nice portion, served on fresh lettuce in a black lava bowl with homemade tortilla chips. Delicious! Then we split a grilled romaine salad topped with bacon jam and bleu cheese -- truly one of nicest blends of flavors. Lastly we split a wonderful red snapper preparation with a root vegetables "pancake" that was off-the-charts. The bar delivers very nice drinks, reasonably priced, but they also have a plentiful wine list as well. The various dishes were promptly delivered.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food consistently. SpecialsGreat food consistently. Specials are always different and very tasty!3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMRD from OC CANo element disappointed. Excellent cocktails, apps, salads, entrees, desserts & coffee. If we lived in the Nashville area Red Pony would be a regular stop.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMSimply Put, The Very Best!It doesn't get any better than the Red Pony! We don't dine there frequently as we live about 30 minutes away! When we make the drive, we always agree, it simply is the best gourmet dining in the Nashville area. The food is always creative and succulent. To me, this is a New York restaurant tucked into the quiet charm of Franklin! Parking can be an adventure, but this night, we found a space easily.
The other part of the equation is the service. Attention, EveryonE, Service is not dead, but alive and well at The Red Pony. Ben was our server and when the restaurant did not have the coffee drink our overseas guest requested, he went to Starbucks and brought it back! Ben went over the top for us and it was not over missed !3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything was outstanding.Everything was outstanding. Our waiter was extremely knowledgeable and his recommendations were great!3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic, dynamic menu. StapleFantastic, dynamic menu. Staple dishes are excellent and the off-menu items are amazing. Lamb, if you can get it, is the best I have ever had. The Clint Eastwood is my favorite cocktail and if you love Bourbon do yourself a favor and get two.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding and one of a kind!Delicious food and awesome service. One of Franklins best restaurants.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMRed Pony - Incredible DinnerAwesome service, Paul L. took care in making us feel welcome and made sure to explain items on the menu.
Incredible food: BLT pasta, pork chop, brusel sprout salad, sushi appetizer and chocolate demise were all prepared perfectly!
Definitely a good place for special occasions.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMOur waiter was very attentiveOur waiter was very attentive and friendly/pleasant. The lighting was great! We received some gnocchi and apple/parmesan/basalmic extras from the chef. That was very nice! Food was very good! My martini (French Kiss) and chardonnay were excellent!
Two small negatives - the waiter forgot to bring us our appetizer & I didn't like that the tables were so close together. Not much privacy.
Overall, very good experience!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMWalked in at reservation timeWalked in at reservation time and table was ready. Great! Very good waiter. Food was very good.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMRed Pony - a favorite!Red Pony has been and remains one of our favorite date night spots! Whether its for a dinner in the main dining rooms or a just a drink/appetizer in the bar area, we have always received excellent service and delightfully unique drinks and dishes.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMIt had been a while sinceIt had been a while since I'd eaten at the Red Pony. Frankly, I thought it was a little over-priced for what you got. However, the ambiance is good and it was a special occasion. They have changed their menu and the portions were plentiful and very filling. (We had the elk and snapper and both were tender and flavorful. Our waiter (James) and staff did a great job of making our anniversary special.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMAll Around AmazingAs usual, a perfect meal in this unique atmosphere. Friendly staff and innovative cuisine. One of our favorite spots.
Make sure you make a reservation- this place is always in high demand.3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMCan't miss this placeRed Pony is my favorite restaurant in the Nashville area. Whenever I'm working in the area I always make certain this restaurant is on y list of tings to do at least once. The food is always consistently excellent, the atmosphere is great and the service never disappoints. I recommend it to all my friends and anyone else I meet in town looking for the best restaurant in town.3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWe've been there a handfulWe've been there a handful of times and plan on coming back many times over! It's our favorite restuarant in Franklin!3/11/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent evening with friends.Excellent evening with friends. Food was very good. Waiter was very attentive, and asked if we were under any time restraints, which we were. Got us out on plenty of time to make it to our show time without rushing us. Great downtown restaurant.3/2/2013 12:00:00 AMExceptional service. FoodExceptional service. Food was a delight. Going back again soon!1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM