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Painted Pony

4.8
4.8
2544 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
A culinary island in Southern Utah, the Painted Pony brings a touch of class--and intriguing flavors--to St. George. The restaurant, tucked away in Ancestor Square, is exceptionally clean and cozy, with contemporary art, fresh flowers, and -- in the evening -- a top notch romantic atmosphere with subdued lighting and patio dining.

If your surroundings don't clue you in, your first glance at the menu will. Painted Pony is not your standard fare. Contemporary American cuisine evidently doesn't mean just another good steakhouse, and the simply written food descriptions promise something new and intriguing for your palate.

The Painted Pony has perfected the fine art of using fresh ingredients and delicate flavoring. An exceptional wine list, generous portions, attentive service, and reasonable prices will convince you to return to "the Pony" anytime you're in St. George.

Not bookable

Online reservations at Painted Pony can only be made directly on their website.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Seafood, Steak

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Sat 11:30 am–3:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (435) 634-1700

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Randall Richards

  • Private party facilities

    Our semi-private garden room accommodates 20-24 guests.Smaller groups can reserve the garden room for a small room charge.Larger parties (up to 65 guests) can use the back half of the restaurant which would be closed off to the public.

  • Private party contact

    Nicki or Tom: (435) 634-1700

  • Neighborhood

    Utah

  • Cross street

    Main Street & St. George Blvd.

  • Parking details

    Free parking is available in the back parking lot of Ancestor Square. Street parking is also available.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,544 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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    Contemporary American

  • Exclusive

    Contemporary American

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect!
  2. C

    Cathy

    New Mexico

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love your carrot jalapeno soup! Delicious! The cheese cake tower delicious! Will return!
  3. MW

    MelW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 30, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had lunch: brisket sandw. and mushroom sandw. The food was, as always, very delicious. Looking out to the ancestor square was very pleasant.
  4. TB

    TonyB

    Edmonton

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Outstanding food and ambiance. Thanks for a wonderful meal. The beet salad was a very unique and welcome presentation.
  5. N

    Neil

    Surrey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    In my opinion, the best restaurant in St George. The food quality is consistently excellent and the range of options is sufficiently varied. Great atmosphere.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Service was good but slow. Food arrived lukewarm. Bill was way over expected, but ambience was good.
  7. B

    Blondiej

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Brie appetizer was delicious, as were the mussels and salad. Husband ordered chicken which he never does. Moist and flavorful. I had the rib eye, medium rare. Perfection! Sitting on a sauce which had so much flavor, just the right consistency and did not drown nor overwhelm the meat. Served with Brussel sprouts which I love. Not al dente but cooked through as I like them with a little bacon (I think) and a wonderful tasting sauce. I could eat this exact meal multiple times per week it’s that good. Portions are generous, service was excellent. We are lucky to have the Painted Pony in St George. Love this restaurant!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Carrot- Jalapeño soup, Gorgonzola salad, Grass fed Filet, butterscotch brulee..all creatively plated, with lazer guided flavor. The atmosphere is set perfectly, cozy with a golden glow. Impeccable service, all staff professionally friendly, with a smile.
  9. PH

    PH44

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a wonderful experience! Our friends hadn’t been there before and we all very much enjoyed it!
  10. GO

    GOLFSKI

    Las Vegas

    31 reviews

    2.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    My wife and I and another couple visited last evening. I ordered a glass of wine and everyone else ordered soup, salad and entrées. Our server/waitress seemed aloof at first and actually was very arrogant. Our soup was brought out and all four of us were somewhere between half and two thirds through that course when the salads were plunked down on the table. (We were at a four top table so with water glasses, my wine glass? bread plates, soup bowls and now salad plates the table was uncomfortably crowded. As the waitress set my salad off the side of my soup I advised her as follows "we do not want to see our entrées until we are finished with our salads and those dishes have been cleared." I expected her to acknowledge that request, promise to that she would do so and apologize for bringing out the salads about 10 minutes too early. Instead I got the following comment "don't fret this is not that kind of restaurant." To which I offered "well that is not true so far." The rest of her service that evening was deplorable (basically she just went through the motions after that exchange.) My $45 Entrée had obviously been prepared to have been served much sooner as it was too early the plated sides were at best warm with the sauce cool, the steak clearly had been sitting as the exterior of the steak was barely warm and the "hot pink center" was cold and dried out. The restaurant was busy with all tables filled during our time at our table (just under 2 hours). However, being busy is not an acceptable excuse for bad service and improperly prepared or served food. Our cost (for 2, my wife and I) with a 20% tip was $170. Really? We have been to this restaurant many times since moving to St. George in 2003 but if this is what we can expect in terms of service and food quality then our likelihood of a return any time soon is very low.
  11. JS

    JulieS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful day, lovely table, great food, excellent service!
  12. KA

    KARENW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    my mother is handicapped and they were so kind and helpful.
  13. AS

    AdamS

    Exclusive

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Nice fine dining for something other than a chain restaurant, good food great service nice ambiance
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great reception, service was great, food was excellent. Overall it was great.
  15. AB

    AnnieB

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great experience. Wonderful food and exceptional service.
  16. L

    Lelectric

    Palm Springs

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, ambiance and server! Definitely a must in town.
  17. ME

    MaE6

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’ve loved everything I order at the Painted Pony. The food is excellent, and the service is wonderful. Our server knew each dish, and described them in such a mouth watering way that we wanted to order all the things. Definitely recommend!
  18. KC

    KieranC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place. Highly recommend!! definitely my favorite place in town.
  19. AL

    AmyLou

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first visit and we were not disappointed on any level. The cocktails we ordered were top notch. Pomegranate Martini and Old Fashioned. The soup (French onion) and salads (garden) were equally delicious and high quality vegetables and lettuces. The main courses (prosciutto wrapped free range chicken, wasabi Ahi Tuna, and bone in stuffed pork chop) were all 3 perfectly cooked with incredible pairings with several complimentary spices and flavors. We loved them all! Will dine there again! We will recommend to friends and family too.
  20. PR

    PeggyR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I adore Painted Pony and come here several times a month with friends.
  21. NH

    NancyH

    Salt Lake City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I go to Painted Pony often because of the first rate food, atmosphere and service. I entertain colleagues, friends and family at this outstanding restaurant.
  22. JK

    JulieK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic as always! Great food, great service, elegant surroundings.
  23. MS

    MervS

    Calgary

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter was very knowledgible and provided excellent service.
  24. AH

    AndiH

    Salt Lake City

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food was delicious!
  25. C

    Cathy

    New Mexico

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    The lunch special of apple and brie was delicious!
  26. JL

    JeffL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Fabulous food and menu choices. Along with a great wine list. Flavorful and friendly. Loved it.
  27. PR

    PhilipR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a sublime experience. Looking very forward to my next meal there.
  28. J

    Janet

    Salt Lake City

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Painted Pony rocks!!! We loving driving 50 miles every month to have a very special meal there. My fave is the Carrot Jalapeno Soup! So Yummy! Yesterday we both had the Cajun Salmon BLT. To die for!!! The ambience is so upscale and comfy and Cyndy our server was excellent! Thank you. Can't wait to go back! :-)
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and presentation was great, service was top notch. Great place for a special occasion
  30. JA

    JaniceA

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Painted Pony is our family favorite when kids come to town from Colorado and Wisconsin. Mussels always excellent. Ahi tuna salad superb. Carrot jalapeño soup delicious. Special was blackened salmon sandwich on ciabatta bread—awesome choice for lunch. Ambiance so pleasant
  31. HM

    HughM

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Painted Pony is a place we go for special occasions. It's classy, has consistently good food & great service. We highly recommend it.
  32. DL

    DanielL

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Christmas Eve dinner I've ever had. So memorable. The food was incredible and the service so professional and kind.
  33. G

    Gallogenova

    Salt Lake City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were superb. A very pleasant and delicious dinner. I had two different cocktails and they were excellent. As good as the cocktails I recently had at Sundance.
  34. FK

    FrannyK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just as wonderful as we expected - Great service - No rushing - Wine was fine - Food presentation unique - meal tasty
  35. CV

    CharlesV

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Reliably good. However their vegetarian and fish choices are limited. They could maybe stand shaking up the menu a little... if you ask a non-gourmet like me.
  36. M

    Michelle

    Salt Lake City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were so thankful that Painted Pony was open on Christmas Eve so we could enjoy such a wonderful holiday dinner with our friends. The service was excellent and the food was delicious. We love the half booths and the sunny bright interior. Thanks for everything.
  37. DC

    DanC

    Salt Lake City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Of all the times we have eaten at the Painted Pony this one was the best overall for the food and service.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    45 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Our dinner was bad this time. We ordered the chicken and blood was oozing from the bone. We didn’t realize it until we hate a lot of it. The dish was in a pool of pink juice (we thought it was from the pomegranate and table 62 is dark). We got to the bone and were horrified to see the blood.Told our server. She brought us the bill with the chicken on it! Unbelievable
  39. PP

    PaulP

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always enjoy our experience at Painted Pony. Great food and service.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    103 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    103 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great welcome by hostess, Kim, and wonderful service throughout our meal from Cyndy. We enjoyed the house soup, the lunch special (Brie and green apple panini), and the western patty melt. All were delicious and as always the staff at the Painted Pony were amazing!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Painted Pony offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (435) 634-1700.

Painted Pony is rated 4.8 stars by 2544 OpenTable diners.

Not bookable

Online reservations at Painted Pony can only be made directly on their website.

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Main Street & St. George Blvd.

  • Neighborhood

    Utah

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Sat 11:30 am–3:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Seafood, Steak

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Free parking is available in the back parking lot of Ancestor Square. Street parking is also available.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Randall Richards

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (435) 634-1700

  • Private party facilities

    Our semi-private garden room accommodates 20-24 guests.Smaller groups can reserve the garden room for a small room charge.Larger parties (up to 65 guests) can use the back half of the restaurant which would be closed off to the public.

  • Private party contact

    Nicki or Tom: (435) 634-1700

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