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Red Pony Restaurant, Franklin, TN
Red Pony Restaurant, Franklin, TN
Red Pony Restaurant, Franklin, TN
Red Pony Restaurant, Franklin, TN
Red Pony Restaurant, Franklin, TN

Red Pony Restaurant

4.8
4.8
4450 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 27 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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
  • 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

What 4,450 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Nashville

    Contemporary American

  • Nashville

    Contemporary American

4,450 Reviews
  1. Jmg62

    New York City

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined today

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Love this place. We eat here whenever we are in the Franklin area

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food! Beautiful restaurant! Out waiter Scott was great! A must!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined today

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server Rocky was outstanding! But no one in our party cared for their appetizer or entree. The lemon tart was the best part of our meal.

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  4. Ruthie

    Memphis/West TN

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We dined here last night after a several-months long hiatus. We had not come back because our experience from before was not the greatest. Service felt rushed and inattentive to us. The overall experience was lackluster at best. With all of the dining choices in Franklin, this one will not be on our rotation.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was fantastic, and Griffin, our server was top notch.

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  6. Doug

    E. Tennessee

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was good. Waiter was knowlegeable and attentive. Sides were very good, the pork chop was overcooked and tough. Felt like the meal was overpriced for the quality.

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  7. CRamaekers

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and food! We were a party of 8 and we all sampled each others dishes. Everything was wonderful!

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  8. ADay

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food and great service! Great night out.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server, Greta, was amazing and she made our dining experience wonderful. The dinner was delicious and the cheesecake was divine! We will definitely be dining at Red Pony again soon!!

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  10. SusanB

    Chicago

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s rare that I’m giving out 5 stars these days but we really had a good experience at Red Pony. Everything really was great. Sabrina, our waitress, was exceptional. Her recommendations were on spot. We got our food in a timely manner and she was friendly. The ambiance was perfect. We were upstairs and we could hear each other talk (so not too loud). I liked the decor too it is like a cool man cave. Sometimes when you’re in the upstairs of a restaurant it’s hot and stuffy but the temperature was good. The food was great. It was our first time there and I don’t have high expectations these days when I go out but we enjoyed everything. The food was tasty, hot when served, seasoned correctly and I even had leftovers. We decided that this would be a restaurant we’d take a visiting guest to if we needed everything to be done well because here they can do that here. We’ll be back.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Little Rock

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    We like healthy dining fine dining options and didn’t really find anything that met our needs

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  12. JarrettD

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The drinks were great and our server was awesome, he even knew it was our anniversary which was cool. The food was some of the best that I've had in/ around Nashville. Will go back.

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  13. LYNNEO

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a terrific venue for food and drink! Always excellent service! Great location to enjoy the charming character of downtown Franklin.

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  14. ShellyR

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    I have been eating at Red Pony since it opened and other than some rude service from the hostess stand at times- never recall having a bad meal. This evening was not just bad it was inedible and appeared in all cases of what was ordered at our table to be reheated several days old items. And the new downgrade to small plates even for entrees is ridiculous considering the price point and emphasis on presentation. Do better Red Pony or simply return to what you once were.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first time dining here and it was great! Steak was cooked perfectly and the mahi was delicious. Service was also outstanding, ask for Patrick you won’t regret it! Will come back for sure!

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Greta was fantastic and gave us great recommendations! We had an excellent and will be back!

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waiter was fantastic. He was so attentive and knowledgeable. We celebrated our anniversary there and they made sure it was an extra special night. We enjoyed every dish—what an incredible menu. Their attention to detail is impeccable. Thank you for the experience. We will rave about Red Pony for a long time and recommend it to everyone!

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We showed up 10-15 minutes late, the restaurant was packed, they seated us immediately. Our service was incredible, Greta was so observant and attentive, her recommendations were spot on.

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  19. CharlesC

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    i ordered shrimp and grits but received a few very small shrimp, a small portion of grits covered by a large amount of gravy. Another person in our party ordered the same and received even less grits. The food was over priced. We will not recommend this place.

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  20. RandyD

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    great food, wonderful relaxed vibe always recommend

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful meal, old fashion was amazing Scott took great care of us

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was quick and helpful. Food was great. We split the brisket flatbread which was tasty tender and great even as lunch the next day. Split the mahi as well and the combination of the greens and coconut rice was also fantastic flavor combination. Wine pairings and mixed cocktails were fantastic as well. Great date

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  23. Enjoy

    Nashville

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    If you want a night out with good food and drink then this is your place. A menu that will not consume you to try and figure out what to try. Our waiter Jay was on top of the menu and service. Great recommendation as to what special to try and the beef cheek was excellent along with a traditional menu favorite of shrimp & grits.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dining at red pony was part of a special date night for my husband and I. It met all of our expectations. The food was tremendous. Some of the most delicious food we’ve had in a long time. The sauces and the technique the chef uses to prepare the meals is top-notch. Our server was well trained and fun and appropriately friendly. He anticipated our every need which made our evening feel even more special. The shrimp and grits were incredibly tasty as well as the ribeye steak. We tried the popcorn cheesecake just for the fun of it and were pleasantly surprised at how good it was. The drinks from the bar were really delicious to top it off. The decor the restaurant was minimally, rustic, and made for a great intimate environment. Whoever is in charge of decorating this restaurant did a very good job. 

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  25. KatherineB

    Nashville

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We love this place and their food. But the big table was full of loud drinks (again). So next time we will go upstairs. Really great gnocci starter and wines. Good salad. Fabulous salmon-trout fish and vegs. The Meyer Lemon Pot de creme and French pressed coffee were divine.

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  26. JohnA

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed dinner in the new addition which is where the deck previously was located. It was perfect. This has been one of our favorite go to places for dinner and glad they're back after the fire.

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  27. AsifS

    Tampa

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server Patrick was very knowledgeable and helpful in picking our food. He was super friendly!

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food an service were amazing! This was our first visit and we’ll definitely be back!

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  29. johnniepants

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great overall experience from the excellent and knowledgeable service team to the amazing food. Warm and cozy ambiance and very moderate noise level makes for an enjoyable evening.

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  30. JanetM

    Jackson Hole

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely wonderful meal! Steelhead Trout and ribeye and kale salad outstanding, creatively presented, with great flavors and generous portions. Wonderful, cozy atmosphere, and great and attentive service. The best of all was the Meyer Lemon Pot de crème. We will definitely be returning!

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  31. DifferenceMaker

    Boise

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    If you're looking for a dining experience that exceeds expectations, The Red Pony Restaurant is an absolute must-visit. From the moment we checked in for our reservation, we were made to feel truly special. The staff went above and beyond to ensure our evening was memorable. We were seated at a beautifully intimate table on the second floor, near a window overlooking the charming street below. Our server, Sabrina, was a delight, enhancing our experience with her attentive and personable service. But the real magic began with the culinary offerings. Sabrina surprised us with an off-menu appetizer, the lemon and black truffle gnocchi, which instantly became the highlight of our meal. My wife and I couldn't stop raving about how it was the best gnocchi we've ever tasted. Apparently they mix grits into the gnocchi dough, and it makes the finish of the gnocchi, not doughy, but light and puffy. The shrimp and grits were a revelation, served in a unique and delightful style that felt more flavorful and less heavy than any other way I’ve experienced this dish prepared. And let's not forget the grilled skewer appetizer, which could have easily been a meal in itself due to its exceptional flavor and quality. Every aspect of our evening at The Red Pony surpassed our expectations. From the warm welcome to the exquisite cuisine, it was an experience we'll cherish for a long time to come. If you're in Franklin, Tennessee, do yourself a favor and make a reservation at The Red Pony. You won't be disappointed.

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  32. GingerB

    Alabama

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This restaurant never disappoints. Great food, amazing service, Rocky took excellent care of us. The art work is also fabulous!!

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  33. ktlog

    Nashville

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Portobello Parmesan was amazing! Excellent service!

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  34. BenB

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great meal, drinks and service - we'll definitely return soon!

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  35. JennyLee

    Charlotte

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful staff and superb recommendations. For a first dining experience, we were treated to the favorites and some additional treats. The Popcorn Cheesecake was so light and refreshing and tasty!

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  36. AnnetteJM

    Calgary

    25 reviews

    3.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The ‘blow out of the water’ experience that the Red Pony promises on their website did not happen. Good food; not great. Good service; not great. Pricey for ‘good food’. (We eat out often and have eaten at some amazing places).

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  37. Ice32

    Nashville

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience as always! The Mahi dish was a bit too rich for my wife. The fish itself was great, but the add on items were sort of overwhelming. Excellent service!

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Red Pony does not dissapoint-ever! Excellent food and unmatched service.

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  39. breakfastking

    Los Angeles

    128 reviews

    5.0

    128 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Once again, our meal was outstanding beginning with Heather as our server. Heather was attentive, friendly and truly a most fantastic server. The smoked brisket flatbread was something my wife and I will dream of. It was incredible. The kale salad (we spilt the order) made kale taste like the best salad you ever ate and that isn’t easy to do with kale. The pork chop was flavorful and memorable. Red Pony is our favorite restaurant in Franklin.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice evening out before a show at the Franklin Theatre. Staff were very friendly and attentive. I would recommend for a date night.

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FAQs

Red Pony Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 4450 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 27 times today
Google Map for Red Pony Restaurant

408 Main Street, Franklin, TN 37064

Additional information

  • Cross street
    4th Ave
  • Neighborhood
    Franklin
  • 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
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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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