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Red Pony Restaurant

4.7
4.7
3933 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Since it opening in 2006, Red Pony Restaurant has impressed guests by staying true to a mission focused on cuisine and service.
Chef owned and operated, Red Pony changes its menu about six times a year with the intention of keeping ingredients the season’s freshest and the variety of dishes dynamic.
While a great deal of the menu pays homage to the Sophisticated Southern foods Chef Jason McConnell grew up on, you will also see a reflection of his travels, that drive his creativity.
It is our belief that food is something to be celebrated. We also believe that experience is a huge part of dining. Whether it be enjoying a crafted cocktail at one of our bars or enjoying dinner at the table, we want each guest to be seamlessly guided through their time at Red Pony Restaurant.
We love our community and we love food.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 65 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Southern

  • Hours of operation

    Bar Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (615) 595-7669

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Jason McConnell

  • Private party contact

    our Private Dining Coordinator: (615) 595-7669

  • Neighborhood

    Franklin / Brentwood

  • Cross street

    4th Ave

  • Parking details

    Free street and garage parking are also available.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 3,933 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Nashville

    Contemporary American

  • Nashville

    Contemporary American

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  1. S

    Sventhenordic

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved this place and will definitely be back in the future!
  2. TW

    TripW

    Los Angeles

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I was very impressed with the Red Pony. The hostess greeted us promptly and was friendly and professional. We were seated quickly and Jay, our waiter appeared immediately to make sure we were settling in. The service Jay provide was outstanding. He understood the menu and his recommendations were spot on. The food that arrived, from the soups and salads to the mains, was outstanding. The pallet of ingredients meshed perfectly and everything was prepared perfectly. Compliment that with a solid wine list, deep beer selection and ample cocktails makes for a great night out. We will be back!
  3. EE

    EmilyE

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food. Great service. My husband and I have not found lamb chops as tasty anywhere else as the ones at Red Pony!! This restaurant is one of our all time favorites!!
  4. CV

    CharlieV

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Hosted a birthday celebration with 8 people. Even on a Monday evening, the staff and kitchen were top notch and took care of us.
  5. JM

    JasonM

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was excellent and so was the food. Most consistently good food and service in Franklin.
  6. JG

    JosephG

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, this restaurant never disappoints. Great service and amazing food!!
  7. AA

    AndyA

    Nashville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice place... our server Jay was pleasant and interested in our dining experience here
  8. G

    Garrett

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great server and great menu. Very consistent and reliable
  9. JJ

    JasonJ

    Nashville

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Overall the food was not up to par. The yellow rice and black beans paring that came with the pork tasted sour. The shrimp and grits was very watery too.
  10. AL

    AngelaL

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time there, it was fabulous! I would highly recommend it to anyone visiting or living here! The wagyu appetizer was so tender and tasty, 10/10. We gad the Catfish and Shrimp and Grits, SO good, can’t go wrong with either choice! Will definitely go there again
  11. MS

    MarkS

    Nashville

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    We were in the new back room upstairs and it was quiet even when full. The food was good not great. The service was good, just a bit slow. The lighting was too bright. I will go back and try again.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always amazing food and service!
  13. BB

    BethB

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ate at the Red Pony before a show at the Franklin Theater. The location is perfect as it is directly across the street. The service was exceptional. Attentive but not disruptive. They kept our water glasses filled. The food was exceptional in both taste and variety. The tables were spread apart enough in the room in which we were seated, that the noise level was acceptable. We enjoyed the Red Pony.
  14. DM

    DavidM

    Nashville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another fabulous experience at RP The new elk meatloaf was absolutely unreal and the salmon my wife got was perfect. Always the best experience. Jay was probably the absolute best I’ve ever had and he made certain that all was perfect !! Harder to get in now but that’s to be expected with what RP has going on. Always the go to place in Franklin.
  15. PK

    PhilK

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome dinner and back for dessert after the show!
  16. AB

    AmandaB

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    We had a great anniversary dinner at Red Pony! Had not been here since the remodeling after fire damage. The bar area was larger, but the dining space seemed smaller and not as intimate. But the food was amazing! I had the brussel sprouts salad, shrimp and grits and then derby pie for dessert. All fantastic! And really enjoyed the Black Magic cocktail also. Overall wonderful dining experience!
  17. RG

    RandallG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Restaurant is great on all levels. Service is great and food is fantastically
  18. H

    Hdavid

    Nashville

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was better than the old Red Pony! Andexcellent service from Jesus and the staff.
  19. M

    Monk

    Jackson Hole

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Food took forever to arrive. Salmon was mushy. Paid great attention to allergies but was loud and slow service.
  20. m

    martinimingler1

    Columbus

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful time starting at the bar. Bartender was so delightful. Food was fabulous.
  21. M

    Matthew

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food and service were incredible, per usual. It was a bit loud, but they had a full dining room. Not sure how you could avoid some noise. Highly recommend for a great culinary experience, but don't go in expecting a quiet romantic dinner for two.
  22. CB

    CraigB

    Charleston

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for an anniversary dinner. No wait at reservation time. Our server was Whitney who did an excellent job!
  23. t

    triciam

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nothing was done about 70th birthday. That we put in reservation and told staff. We were charged for dessert
  24. o

    oliveats

    Nashville

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time back to Red Pony since they reopened at the Main Street location. We enjoyed the McConnell house tenure but always liked the Main Street location vibe. We took a friend from Austin. Fabulous! Great service. The poblano bisque was amazing. Great Brussels sprouts app. Our friend described her shrimp and grits entree as the best she’s had. We had grilled catfish and the pork porterhouse, both of which were excellent. Glad to have Red Pony back where it started!
  25. JC

    JimCip

    Nashville

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    This was our second time going to Red Pony. So this time I was entering with an "expectation." Our first experience (without expectation) was a resounding 10 (on a normal 1 to 10 scale) experience. This time I'd give it an 8. They changed their menu up somewhat since early September and I personally was a bigger fan of the previous options. Last time, they also had a few specials offered (appetizers and multiple entrée options). I had the appetizer special that time and it may be the single greatest thing my palate ever experienced. This time around there was only one special to choose from (I guess that is part of what makes them specials). My wife got it (it was a fish special) and thoroughly enjoyed it. I got a Spiced Feta Dip for an appetizer that was quite good. Then their Brussel Sprout salad dish, which was just okay. And finished with their steak entrée, which was cooked perfectly and tasted good, but the cut was a little fattier than I like. Overall, it was a very good experience. And we will again return in the near future.
  26. B

    Billt

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience4
    $27 for a glass of the house red at the bar!!! Never again
  27. BC

    BillC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly recommend - drinks, food, service were all great!
  28. A

    April

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Once again Red Pony is impressive. All entrees were excellent - everyone shared tastes and thought their dish was the best. The wine by the glass menu was very nice. A delicious and lovely place to dine with family and friends. Despite it being very busy our waitress was able to get things done.
  29. S

    Skibunny23

    St. Louis

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great good great service
  30. JS

    JessicaS

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Red Pony never disappoints!
  31. ST

    SonjaT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome dining experience and even better service.
  32. RB

    RichardB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    The food was very good quality as well as overwhelming quantity for the price. The environment is generally good, although the noise level was occasionally high. The tables for two were definitely challenging as far as space. We won't be eating there regularly, but will consider it for special occasions.
  33. T

    Traveler001

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    Felt rushed even for a 630 seating. Empty wine glasses at the beginning of dinner and no offer for a 2nd glass. Did not feel like a fine dining experience. This used to be one of our favorite restaurants from a few years ago so I hope it was a fluke and we can give them another try.
  34. DP

    DouglasP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We were very excited about our visit after all of the buzz about Red Pony. Loved the atmosphere and very friendly on arrival. Upstairs was a bit noisy but could mostly converse. Our waitress, Heather was wonderful. The menu while limited sounded great although just a bit on the pricey side. The Amuse Bouche sent out by the Chef of Grits Gnocchi was amazing and possibly the best part of the meal. Both the Poblano Bisque and Mixed Salad were excellent. Now to the not-so-good...the Mahi special was not so special. Thin pieces of overcooked fish over what was supposed to be greens and pea tendrils but neither of the guests that had it enjoyed it at all. Shrimp and Grits was passable but not as good as several other places in town. Lastly, although it was good, I still hate to pay $5 for bread service. It just seems like one more way to shake you down when you are already paying close to $60 for some of the entrees.
  35. GF

    GreatFood

    Nashville

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great food and good service, will come back
  36. JV

    JValley

    Nashville

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience5
    The pork was tasteless and probably was frozen before being cooked.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excelente service, food was great
  38. JM

    JeffM

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience3
    Whitney, our server, was warm and engaging. Made our experience joyful.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our favorite special date spot
  40. CB

    CharlesB

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Red Pony Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 3933 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 65 times today
Google Map for Red Pony Restaurant

408 Main Street, Franklin, TN 37064

Additional information

  • Cross street

    4th Ave

  • Neighborhood

    Franklin / Brentwood

  • Hours of operation

    Bar Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Southern

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Free street and garage parking are also available.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jason McConnell

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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