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Mon, 5/21
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Painted Pony

4.5
1410 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Seafood, Steak
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Hours of operation
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK


Lunch:

Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 4:00pm


Dinner:

Monday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm,

Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(435) 634-1700
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Randall Richards
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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.
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Private party contact
Nicki or Tom: (435) 634-1700
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Main Street & St. George Blvd.
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Parking details
Free parking is available in the back parking lot of Ancestor Square. Street parking is also available.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1410 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.6
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Excellent find in St. George. Lunch was truly special. Service and food delightful. Highly recommend!

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Our favorite of St. George. It never fails to provide the greatest food and service. This time we overstayed our time, too much talking and laughing with friends. Our wait person was so patient with us and never made us feel rushed. Dinner on the porch is always so delightful.

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5.0Dined on May 15, 2018

The quail appetizer was exquisite. Always enjoy the unique and tasteful dishes served. Also the capability to easily order gluten free options and helpfulness of wait staff.

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2018

Found this restaurant for dining before Theatre. It was Excellent. Would definitely go again if in the area.

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2018

This was a repeat visit, and I drove across four states to make it happen. Waiter John took excellent care of our table, the food was outstanding and beautifully plated. We were encouraged to take our time, and so we did, enjoying a fine meal at a relaxed pace. I can hardly wait until the next opportunity to visit The Painted Pony.

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3.0Dined on May 3, 2018

Actually we were disappointed. The sandwiches were very average and my Portabella mushroom sandwich didn't need lettuce and tomato; they made the sandwich fall apart and detracted from the mushroom flavor. The house salad was good. There was nothing out of the ordinary on the menu, as we had expected from visits in the past. It also took a long time to be served. The server apologized for the delay.

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5.0Dined on April 30, 2018

Excellent food and service! Every time we come to St George, we treat ourselves at the Painted Pony, and we are never disappointed. It’s one of our favorite restaurants ever.

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2.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Hanger steak should be server rare to medium rare. We asked for medium rare. First time it came out it was overcooked and pretty dry so we asked to have it redone. The next time it came out, it was bloody and chilled in the middle. They took it off the ticket and provided a slice of key lime pie but for that kind of error, I might expect the manager to come out and ask what could be done to make it right. They have a great reputation in town, but I wasn't impressed.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Consistently excellent.

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4.0Dined on April 21, 2018

I have made made several trips to the Painted Pony in St. George, UT. It is always a wonderful experience. The ambiance, the warm greeting, the decor, service and location set it apart before you even open the menu. The owners and management of PP have created a menu that is enjoyable, varied and unique to their establishment, making each trip memorable. Find out for yourself. RESERVATIONS RECOMMENDED.

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Best food in St. George. I always dine here when visiting.

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

We celebrated a friend's birthday with a lunch at The Painted Pony, always our go to restaurant for a special event, and were not disappointed. Great food and excellent service as usual. A bonus always, is the friendly, competent staff!

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

The food and service is always excellent and worth going. The most amazing thing this restaurant has to offer is the service - from the host to the servers to the busboys! When
we come back it's like being part of the family! Hint: ask for the "pony table" if available.

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Always enjoy my meals here anytime that I am in St. George. Will definitely return!

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

As usual, we had a nice time here and the food was very good. Perhaps the lamb chops were a little more rare than ordered but the quality and preparation of everything else was outstanding and service was good as usual.

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2.0Dined on April 12, 2018

When I go somewhere with a limited menu, I expect the food to be excellent. The food here was OK, nothing special. we were there on a Wednesday night and the service was horrendous even though the restraunt was not busy at all. For the prices charged, you can easily find better find and better service. I will not go back anytime soon and would not recommend this place to anyone.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Love this place! We come here every time we come through St George. Very attractive setting - both inside and outdoor dining areas. Great menu and expertly imagined and prepared food. Ahi tuna is amazing! Very friendly and attentive staff.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

We enjoyed a wonderful lunch with friends at the Painted Pony. We had a warm welcome from Nichole and excellent service from Dominick. The food was delicious as usual. We enjoyed the special soup, coconut shrimp, meatloaf, tuna salad and the salmon/spinach salad at our table - all were perfect. It is always delightful to dine at this great restaurant where the staff are the very best around!

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

All the other positive reviews are correct! It will be a wonderful choice.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

We ordered hanger steak. Medium rare. It came out far more towards medium well. They were gracious, humble, and adjusted the bill and comped desert. Service was attentive, friendly and professional. Salads were great.

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Visited with friends on a Monday evening. Monday's are great time to partake of the food because there are no corkage fees if you bring your own wine. Plus - the food is always very good. Recommend the Filet(s). Beet salad is also very unique.

The special was Blue Marlin - fish was great - accompanying risotto was just so so according to friends.

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2.0Dined on March 26, 2018

I have eaten at this restaurant at least 4 times. I wanted to take my wife with me on this visit to St. George. The waiter was inattentive to us. He forgot to bring a side order until reminded of it near the end of our dinner and only then after I motioned him to our table since he had not made any routine visits to our table during the course of our dinner. My wife had an expensive glass of wine and he never asked how it was or if a second glass was wanted. He never came by during the meal to ask how the food was other than within a couple of minutes of delivering the food to us. At a place as expensive as this, I am accustomed to the waiter stopping by the table at least a couple of times in the course of the dinner but not this time or this waiter. I had to ask a different server for a refill of my water. Our waiter never came by to check or do any refills. The seared ahi tuna was very good; however the balance of the meal was not up to par or expectations based on past visits. Overall, this visit was pretty much a disappointment and did not meet the expectations of either myself or my wife. There are many other choices for us on future visits and we will not return to the PP.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

When we drive from LA to southwestern Utah, we always plan to spend our first night in St. George so we can eat at The Painted Pony. This was our first opportunity to bring along our son and his fiancee. The Painted Pony accommodated their needs well -- one vegetarian and one with food allergies. The food was delicious, as always, and the waiter was quietly attentive. We will be back!

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Great cocktails great Ambiance service

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Great Service Great Food...if you are in St George this place is a must!

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Incredible food, steak was delicious and loved the Mac & Cheese! Service was world class! Would definitely eat here again!

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Service was wonderful. Food was great, best French onion soup I ever had and great presentation.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Dinner and service were great. We were told our Open Table reservation was cancelled when it was not. Otherwise a great evening.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

We were seated at a table in a quiet cozy corner by the window. It was perfect. Our server, Carina, was fantastic and knowledgeable about their gluten free options. The food was excellent!

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

Dominick, our server, was excellent! The food was delicious! Great decor and ambiance.

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

This is always a favorite spot when we are in town.

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

Always our go to restaurant while we are in St George!
Very accommodating! Food is excellent! Service impeccable! Venue is perfect!

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

We really enjoyed our meal here! We had the French onion soup which was served creatively in a large onion! It was good - a little too beefy tasting but good nevertheless - cheese was delicious! My husband had the smoked quail - he loved it. I had the ravioli - was also delicious! My husband ordered the ribeye and he said it was excellent. We had a great wine from Portugal to go with. Our only negative experience was that the waiter spilled our wine and only replaced it with an extra glass. I think we came out on the negative end of that but regardless - it would have been classier for him to have just replaced the bottle... Overall - a great evening! They gave my husband a lovely dessert to celebrate his birthday too! We'd highly recommend - great food!

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

Had a wonderful experience dining in your restaurant. Service, food and ambience was great.

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4.0Dined on February 19, 2018

Having access to a restaurant like this in St. George is a godsend! Happy to escape the overload of chains.

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3.0Dined on February 18, 2018

The side dishes were every good. The main courses were tough and dry. I would not go back for the quality of food for that price. The ambience was very nice but wish a the food tasted better. Also the presentation of the food was very prettt.

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Always a solid choice/ Very good food and great service.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

This restaurant was a great find. It was hard to get a reservation, but if you can get one, you will enjoy it. Our party of 3 tried the hanger steak, ribeye steak and seared ahi tuna. All were cooked perfectly and seasoned well. For appetizers, we did the bacon-wrapped dates and coconut shrimp. The dates were my favorite by far. We found reasonable and tasty selections on the wine list for our meal, too. Service was outstanding. Brice was friendly and attentive. I highly recommend this place if you are in St. George.

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3.0Dined on February 16, 2018

We have eaten here twice for birthday dinner this winter. The food is served nicely, and the onion soup in it's own onion skin is amazing! The other appetizers and main courses I have eaten all had a flavor of bacon that I did not appreciate. It was not exactly inappropriate, but overwhelmed the more delicate flavors of my dinner choices. Next time I will ask for no bacon added to anything I order.

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

We came to the restaurant to celebrate a birthday. We were so pleased with the quality of the food and our service was impeccable. Our server overheard that it was a birthday and arrived after dinner with a lovely dessert with a candle! We definitely felt like we received first class service! Thanks so much Painted Pony ... will visit again on my next trip to St. George!

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