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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

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Quiet

96% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (38)
Special Occasion (37)
Good for Anniversaries (32)
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Romantic (31)
Fit for Foodies (30)
Creative Cuisine (30)
Good for Birthdays (29)
Neighborhood Gem (23)
Quiet Conversation (23)
Pre/post Theatre (18)
Cozy (17)
Worth the Drive (17)
Great for Lunch (15)
Local Ingredients (14)
Authentic (14)
Good for Groups (13)
Business Meals (12)
Notable Wine List (12)
Casual (11)
Comfort Food (9)
Healthy (9)
Great for Outdoor Dining (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Organic (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Fun (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Scenic View (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Seasonal (2)
Spicy (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Great Beer (1)
Late-night Find (1)
People Watching (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Tapas (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined 2 days ago

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 2 days ago

Incredible dinner! Will be back!

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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

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

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined 6 days ago

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 6 days ago

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

We had a wonderful lunch and enjoyed the chicken noodle soup, turkey club, and the meatloaf. Everything was delicious and the service, as always at this restaurant, was superb! We have never been disappointed at the Painted Pony.

Tags: Worth the Drive, People Watching, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Tapas, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on October 18, 2017

As usual the Pony came through for our Birthday celebration. Our friends were impressed and the food was delicious. We'll be back soon.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 18, 2017

This place is a hidden gem and I do mean hidden. This restaurant is tucked inside a rustic complex of buildings on the second floor. Once we found it, the experience was wonderful.
Our server John was the perfect host and guided us through the menu. I chose the carrot jalapeño soup for starters while my wife chose the bacon wrapped almond and Stilton stuffed dates. Both were amazing.
For our entrees, I chose the rib eye while my wife chose the tenderloin. Both were expertly prepared. Mine came with green beans, new garlic potatoes and two Stilton fritters.
We finished by sharing a slice of Key lime pie that took us back to our time living in Florida.

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·Dined on October 16, 2017

Great for any type of special occasion. Not really good for children as the clientele tends to be business and professional but Painted Pony is one of my favorite places to have lunch for a nice quiet lunch with a group or just a couple of people. The food is fabulous and always pleasingly plated.

Tags: Romantic, Casual, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 16, 2017

This was a good place to have dinner. It is a little pricey for what you get. There was a fair wine selection.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 15, 2017

How do you write a review for a disjointed experience? We were seated at a table that was literally blowing air in our face. When asked to move, she said that all table were reserved. By the time we left (with a close to $300 bill for 2 people since we like to eat and drink) over half of the tables were empty. The front desk service is inadequate to say the least. Our wine (Vie di romans Pinot Grigio) is one of our favored wines and we were impressed that they had it on the list. Our server was pleasant and attentive, the food was good. Unfortunately the front desk person ruined our anniversary dinner

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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Don't expect cheap eats. Be prepared to relax and let the chef create your meal. Excellent service, very nice ambiance.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Vegan, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Everything about this restaurant is terrific -- the wait staff, the ambience, and, most especially, the food. The dishes were very creative -- the onion soup served in an onion is a notable example. The lemon soufflé was outstanding. This was one of the best meals we have had on a 5-week road trip - and we have had some pretty terrific meals.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Wonderful find in St. George. Superb service, creative menu, delicious food artfully presented. Portions very generous. The decor is spectacular and adds to the experience. We will be back.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Painted Pony is one of favorite places to eat in St. George.

Tags: Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Always one of our favorites. Very happy we didn't hear a phone today. Dominick is the best, we ask for him whenever he is serving. Thank you for the Pony table, our friends and guests were impressed.

Tags: Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Authentic
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on October 9, 2017

This is a beautiful restaurant, with an interesting and delicious menu. Our server was excellent--she gave us plenty of time to enjoy our cocktails and appetizer before taking our order for the main course, so we were not rushed at all. We enjoyed our entire experience there!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on October 8, 2017

I usually am in St. George on business, so I have been waiting to go to Painted Pony until I could share the experience rather than eating solo. This visit my husband joined me so I made a reservation to eat here. It was worth the wait. We had a little bit of a hard time finding the place since the address is St. George Blvd, but it is really not...we called the hostess and she was very helpful in navigating us and was perfectly delightful when we arrived. Great wine and cocktail menu. We ordered the mussels as an appetizer and honestly, I could have made a meal out of these. For dinner we had the duck and the chicken...exquisite. Food perfectly cooked and seasoned. I would definitely recommend this restaurant for anyone looking for a special night out...or just because.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Excellent menu and everything was superb. Great service too. Highly recommend Painted Pony.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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