Red Pony Restaurant

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3477 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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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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MW
Nashville
11 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent night...service and food were great!!

GM
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Red Pony is our go to for our anniversary. As always, the food was beyond amazing. The service was very friendly.

OT
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, Red Pony is the place to go. Amazing service, unique/ever changing menu items, and perfect cocktails. They never disappoint.

EW
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service, food was tasty & enjoyable, but not exceptional. A little overpriced.

C
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice place to take visitors, the menu is always interesting, the food is good and the service is spot on.

OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Loved the special touches for a birthday celebration. Red Pony staff did a great job celebrating the moment with us.

OT
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent as always!

JO
Nashville
30 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reservation was met on time, service, food and ambiance was wonderful.

P
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience1

I have been to the Red Pony several times and have always enjoyed it until this past Saturday. Our table was located in the back room and we felt like we were not part of the restaurant. We were seated for 15 minutes before we were given our menus. It took another 15 minutes to place our drink orders. When the waiter delivered our entrees, one of the entrees was incorrect. My husband and I have spoken many times with the couple joining us about how good the Red Pony was. However, we were embarrassed with our choice of restaurant on Saturday night.

OT
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely the best dinner we have had in years. The GM coming over and talking to us, making sure that our experience was nothing less than perfect was a great.

r
Nashville
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food was just alright. I feel it was a little overpriced. Ordered their specialty, shrimp and grits. Would have been better with more grits and the shrimp grilled. The bacon was limp and not crisp. Sea bass was ok but definitely had better.

DD
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been a regular customer of this restaurant for many years. It has simply never disappointed. The service is excellent, and the food is ALWAYS the very best. It's what I've come to expect and Red Pony has always received 5 stars.

GB
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional service and food!

LH
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as usual

AH
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Manager came out to apologize for the food served late. We had no complaints but he apologized and gave us our appetizer! AND that appetizer was the best! Buffaloed brussel sprouts. SO GOOD!

F
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best beef tenderloin I've had and my husband loved the beef stroganoff. Always a favorite venue for date nights, dinner with friends, etc.

OT
Nashville
19 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was an extremely busy night, but the service and good were still good! Love the lamb chops and beef tenderloin.

AB
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal and evening were excellent as always! Our favorite restaurant that never disappoints.

j
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dining experience at Red Pony tonight! My husband and I were celebrating our 33rd wedding anniversary and we received a call from the staff to confirm before coming, then they printed menus with our names and anniversary at the top! We were able to bring our own very special bottle of wine, for a small corkage fee, and it was poured into a lovely decanter. The food and service were phenomenal, and we even got our dessert and an appetizer on the house. This is the best restaurant for celebrating special occasions!

OT
Nashville
34 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service, our waitress was very knowledgeable and courteous. This was a work dinner, she made it easy for us to get everything done. Her suggestions for appetizers was spot-on. As were the main course suggestions. Great Meal!

OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extra special touches for a birthday dinner & the food, cocktails, and service were extraordinary as usual. Red Pony is our favorite spot!

GH
Louisville
27 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a charming restaurant with fantastic food!

OT
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as usual!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was amazing !! Our waiter was so knowledgeable about the menu and his recommendations were spot on !! The food AMAZING start to finish !!! Pricy but soo worth it !!! Please Get the last chops , they are an appetizer but I would love an entree portion my husbands ribeye was the best steak ever !!! And we have paid 80 bucks in Texas for less taste .. the butterscotch pot for dessert😍 .. I had the halibut special and beet risotto !! This place is phenomenal!!!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a fantastic time here for a late Valentines day dinner. The food was excellent, service phenomenal, and the setting was nice for a romantic dinner. If it wasn't for Taylor's suggestion for surf and turf I wouldn't have had it. So thank you for that!

JG
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Really enjoyed dinner, though way overpriced. It seems that after you spend $250 on a meal, the person at the front door should at least say thank you for coming and not ignore the customer. By the way, the guy at the door was an older gentleman. Maybe a manager or an owner. I think he should know better. We MIGHT be back.

JH
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Made the mistake of going for Valentines Day...did not know it was a fixed price meal of 75 per person with automatic 20 percent gratuity. I guess that is what happens when you don't look at the website first. Food very good and server good but food and number of selections not worth the price.

EH
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been going here for years and one of their best qualities is their consistency. They are consistently great and the food is always excellent. They also are very accommodating. If your looking to spend a few extra dollars on a great atmosphere, excellent service and food that is near perfection then go out of your way to try this place.

B
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding meal, environment, and service. Great Valentine's dinner.

MC
Nashville
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Fixed menu for Valentine's Day. Way overpriced even when allowing for the expected premium for that occasion. Nothing special about the meal (which actually less good than usual) or the presentation. Purely an opportunity for a Valentine's Day gouge, nothing more.

D
Nashville
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I ate upstairs, and the ambience and lighting was perfect… We loved the food, and the service was great. We will certainly come back again!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic food and cocktails! Our waitress, Rachel, was great!

NP
Nashville
45 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A neighborhood gem.... Fantastic restaurant in the heart of Downtown Franklin. Highly recommended!

CS
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent - very attentive to a conversation so as to not interrupt, but also to not make us wait. Food was delicious, great wine selection. Overall great experience.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great time full of amazing food and fantastic customer services.

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff at Red Pony went above and beyond to make our dining experience special. The drinks and food were delicious - we loved everything that we had! Highly recommend the buffalo brussels sprouts. Great service, and the decor is beautiful - we will be back!

k
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience4

I have eaten at the Red Pony a few times in the past and was sorely disappointed in the service and our meal. We waited for an extreme amount of time for our entrees. We had to request bread and when it was served a few pieces were BURNED on the bottom. My fish entree was COLD -- not even luck warm, including the veggies and sauce. Service was poor as our waiter was also serving as bartender. We were told the lamb chops would be served rare but when we received them they were overdone. Let me also point out that the evening we visited there were very few patrons in the restaurant, so the poor service wasn't a result of a run on the kitchen.

OT
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night! Scott was our server, he was very knowledgeable about our wine selections. Dinner was delicious, I had the beet salad and Sea Bass. Two others in our party had the Bison Hamburger both commented that it was the best burger they have ever had. Fun night! We will return.

OT
Nashville
9 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was amazing. Food was ok. Really close seating with other tables.

OT
Pittsburgh
8 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great specials, our server was exceptional as well as our food and drinks