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About Painted Pony

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.

2 West St. George Blvd. #22
St. George, UT 84770
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Seafood, Steak

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

Cross Street:
Main Street & St. George Blvd.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(435) 634-1700

Website:
http://www.painted-pony.com/

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

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

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Painted Pony Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Quiet

95% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (32)
Good for a Date (29)
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Quiet Conversation (27)
Fit for Foodies (26)
Good for Anniversaries (24)
Creative Cuisine (24)
Neighborhood Gem (19)
Good for Birthdays (16)
Worth the Drive (14)
Business Meals (13)
Local Ingredients (12)
Authentic (11)
Cozy (10)
Healthy (8)
Great for Lunch (8)
Notable Wine List (8)
Great for Outdoor Dining (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Casual (7)
Comfort Food (7)
Good for Groups (7)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Seasonal (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Scenic View (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Organic (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Tasting Menu (2)
Waterfront (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Disabled Access (1)
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

A truly wonderful evening. Waiter Nathan was pleasant and knowledgeable. Party of 4 and everyone was convinced their meal was the best. The duck and pork were both amazing and the mussels appetizer also was amazing down to the last bread soaked up drop!

Highly recommend.

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·Dined on January 15, 2018

Six of us went for an impromptu dinner. Everyone had a different entrée:' rack of lamb, seared ahi, ribeye, etc. The food was great as was the service. Never going to be inexpensive but has been without fault in serving delicious food every time we've been there.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 3, 2018

We enjoyed a birthday dinner at the Painted Pony while visiting St. George. The service was very good....our water glasses were kept full in pewter mugs and nice attention to detail in the plating of our meals. My fiance had the rib-eye steak and enjoyed it immensely along with the delicious brussel sprouts and blue cheese fritters. I had the evenings special monk-fish which was good....not great and for $38 seemed a bit overpriced. We were grateful for the $10 corkage fee and the lovely complimentary birthday dessert. The ambiance is romantically quiet in a art filled space overlooking the courtyard.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Beef cuts were excellent. Sides on the entrees were just ok. Service was A+. Will definitely return.

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·Dined on December 28, 2017

The food and service was amazing. Best steak I have had in a long time. The chef is really the best in Saint George. Price is high but worth it in my opinion. No loud music very peaceful. Give it a try and you will return.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 23, 2017

Great experience from start to finish. Our server was amazing and attentive but not pushy. Had great recommendations and my wife and I weren’t disappointed.

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on December 20, 2017

A chef friend who owns 3 of his own restaurants recommended Painted Pony for our St. George vacation. Making a reservation was easy. We were seated by a window with a lovely view. We ordered the bacon-wrapped dates for an app. We had the tenderloin sandwich and the beef brisket sandwich with house salads. Everything was as it should be, served at the proper temperature. The service was slightly inattentive at times, which wasn't too bothersome until our server brought out the totally wrong dessert. We ordered the white chocolate sweet potato ginger something and he brought the white chocolate tower. It wasn't worth correcting him. The frozen lemon souffle was also delicious. All in all, a divine meal, which is on point with our expectations for the price.

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vip
 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Great lunch place, prices can't be beat, ambiance is great and the staff is terrific, great menu selections and they take reservations.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

First time ordering chicken and it was too dry for me but I was hungry and ate it all.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Healthy, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Waterfront, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Gluten Free Options
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

We enjoyed an wonderful dining experience, and highly recommend The Painted Pony. The staff are exceptional. Our selections included the almond stuffed dates, ribeye with Stilton fritters, and the ooey-gooey chocolate cake. So delicious and expertly prepared! Also the Pony's pinot noir was lovely.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Organic, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Order one pasta dish and it was undercooked. We let the server know and ordered two other dishes. The steak was really really good but the chicken was just ok. The side dish to the chicken was not to my liking either. We were there for our anniversary and unfortunately paid over 100 dollars for one great dish. Not sure if the special occasion selection gets passed on but there was no mention of it.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 26, 2017

We dine at Painted Pony often and have never been disappointed. Service is attentive but unobtrusive. We have our favorites (which are many) but are always open to nightly specials which never disappoint.

Tags: Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Authentic
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Painted Pony was a wonderful dining experience. My wife is gluten-free. While the menu does not identify gluten free options, the waiter and chef were very helpful and accommodating to alter dishes to meet our needs. The food is excellent and the atmosphere is quiet, intimate and relaxing. I would highly recommend the Painted Pony for that special occasion or a relaxing night out.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 25, 2017

I believe this is one of the better restaurants in St George Utah.....and it may be the best. Their attempt to be a gourmet was not successful. Their presentation was very nice and the service was very good......the food was just OK.

Tags: Casual
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Just wonderful as always! Jarrod provided excellent service throughout our meal, explaining the changes in the menu and offering good suggestions for our lunch. The entire staff were very welcoming and made us feel at home and cared for.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Incredible dinner! Will be back!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Very nice people, very ordinary food for the prices charged, the dessert was unedible

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on November 18, 2017

We always try to stop at the Pained Pony when traveling through St. George. It serves the best meals in Southern Utah.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on November 18, 2017

We celebrated our anniversary and received special attention. The food and service were outstanding. We'll be sure to re-visit this restaurant the next time we are in town.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 15, 2017

Have been meaning to try this restaurant for a long time. It comes highly recommended and I was not disappointed. Overall our experience at Painted Pony was excellent and above that the service truly was beyond our expectations. I will surely be recommending this restaurant to friends. Thank you for a lovely evening.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on November 12, 2017

EVERYTHING about this restaurant is unremarkable.
The atmosphere is staid and boring.
The pasta was undercooked; the steak overcooked. The timing of entrees, right on top of the starter and salads, that were not finished.
The wait staff smug and poorly trained. Removing plates that were partially finished (see previous comment.) Not refilling beverage glasses. Waiter not pouring wine from bottle when glasses were empty. Waiter was hanging out at bar on his iPhone and chatting with co-workers.
The place was cleared out by 9:40 on a Saturday night. Now we know why.
Will not return.

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

We had reserved a table for two, but when we arrived, the hosts seemed disorganized, and seated us at a reserved table, set for 4 people. However our experience afterwards, particularly with our server John was everything we could have hoped for.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Authentic, Comfort Food, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Healthy
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 11, 2017

My husband & I have a hard time finding a restaurant we love & this 1 is a find!
The ambiance is wonderful, it’s quite & the food selections are fantastic. I suggest reservations are a must. Our server was by far the best that we have ever experienced!
We will be back!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Organic, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on November 10, 2017

My husband and I came here for his birthday. His steak was very flavorful and the special rabbit was so delicious and creatively presented. I've been here with groups and the food has been equally as good.

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups
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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 9, 2017

We were passing through St George and decided to splurge on a nice meal. We read about the Painted Pony so we gave it a try and were very pleased with the entire experience. Our dinners were superb and our waiter could not have been more charming and knowledgeable about the menu. It was a delightful evening!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Just amazing food for foodies in relaxed, friendly atmosphere

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Food as always was exceptional and the service top notch...some misunderstanding of a request made 3 months ago on my reservation as to where we wanted to be seated in the restaurant was almost not honoured and no guaranatee that the table would be available to us at our upcoming reservation two nights later, again having requested that table 3 months prior to the date. Rather unfriendly policy in my mind considering my request had been made months in advance. As a result we cancelled the reservation due to this lack of cooperation on the part of the hostess.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on November 8, 2017

We love this place and Kellie is always top notch.

Tags: Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Great service and very good food.

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Wonderful as always--we try to get in a meal here every time we're in St. George. Truly some of the best food in Utah. There were so many great options we both left a bit on our entree plates and had to take our dessert to go!
There was some kind of festival down the block, so at the end of our meal it got a bit noisy, but not the restaurant's fault!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 2, 2017

I love this restaurant and enjoy every visit! Food selection is great, wait staff is always amazing!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Boise)·Dined on October 29, 2017

A jewel when you are in St. George. Good food and respectful but attentive service

Tags: Fun
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·Dined on October 26, 2017

Painted Pony did not disappoint, was recommended by friends ... ambiance , food was very good, but the outstanding and professional service from one of the wait staff was unique .
Would definitely return

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 24, 2017

We began our vacation in St. George and chose the Painted Pony because we didn't know how difficult it would be to dine on a weekend without a reservation. The food was so good, we made arrangements to eat there again as we headed home. Every dish was delicious and the menu planning was quite creative.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 24, 2017

A delightful dinner with delicious food and a fabulous server named Kelli......we were vacationing in Saint George and picked this restaurant from a traveling magazine recommendation and we were so pleased. Make sure you try the stuffed dates for an appetizer! Rack of Lamb, Duck and Filet were out of this world!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 24, 2017

Add this to your bucket list! Fabulous food, quaint setting and Kelli our server was top notch

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Another excellent meal with superb service. Best clams linguine ever according to my brother-in-law. My spinach salad with salmon was perfect! Clearly the best restaurant in St. George!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Casual, Business Meals
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on October 20, 2017

The food, ambiance and service were great and we had a great time.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 19, 2017

One of the few true fine dining restaurants in southern Utah area. Excellent food, service, and ambiance, and you can carry on a conversation with shouting.

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 18, 2017

I brought friends to the Painted Pony and they were very impressed with the whole experience. I am certain they will visit again. Everything was perfect.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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