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Red Pony Restaurant

4.7
4.7
3785 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

8:30 PM


Booked 39 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 3,785 people are saying

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

NoiseModerate

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  • Nashville

    Contemporary American

  • Nashville

    Contemporary American

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  1. LB

    LiaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great. From what everyone said, the blue cheese risotto and moulard duck breast were the absolute favorites across the board. The sweet tea is fabulous. Had a wonderful creme brulee and French press coffee at the end. The waitress Maggie was excellent and very sweet. Highly recommend. And the window seat is worth requesting.
  2. S

    Schmo

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was fantastic! Usually you enjoy one or two things. In our case everything. Lamb, soup, duck, shrimp and grits, desert. Ok bread was only ok. And the staff is fantastic!
  3. SV

    ScottV

    Nashville

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food5service3ambience5
    We have always used Red Pony for special occasions which is what we did on this last trip. It's always a nice touch to have them wish happy birthday/anniversary, etc to the member(s) of the party. My wife and I went for our anniversary this past week and I noted as much on our reservation. There was no mention by the server (not a huge deal). When asked for the second time if we were ready to order our entree we even mentioned we were celebrating our anniversary and would like to enjoy our drinks for a few minutes before we ordered. At that point I would have expected a little congrats but nothing. Again, not a big deal but it has always been something that has set Red Pony apart from the others. I think the waiter was fairly new as he would also disappear for stretches. The food was still very good and we will continue to go back and highly recommend.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and service perfectly paced for our maximum enjoyment.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Great food, great cocktails, so-so server.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Overall it was okay. The server was top notch. The food was okay, definitely not worth it for the price. It also took over an hour to get our entrees. My wife and I did opt for the 4 courses. Total time at restaurant was 2 1/2 hours. A little long for my taste.
  8. LB

    LeslieB

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible service- we went with everything our server recommended and we were so glad we did. Food was excellent!!!!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    With long time friends.
  10. JC

    JohnC

    Nashville

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best shrimp and grits ever
  11. RS

    RSD1

    Nashville

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    I ordered the salmon. Presentation was sorely lacking salmon was mediocre. Swinging in a mint yogurt sauce surrounded by and unsightly mound of potato salad. We have celebrated our last 10 anniversary dinners at Red Pony. Now rethinking that tradition
  12. r

    rorover

    Minneapolis

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were felt very welcome from the time we entered until we left. Brooklyn was our server. She was personable and knew the menu. Was a really fun evening!
  13. s

    skse

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    welcoming atmosphere! food service provided with smile and warmth. attentive and accommodating for little needs with one of our family diners of 5 being a toddler. nice evening for all as we were surrounded by our server’s happy disposition.
  14. SL

    SaraL

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have heard about Red Pony for awhile and finally went. It was so good and everything we hoped it would be. We look forward to our next visit!
  15. TS

    TheShipleys

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an amazing dining experience at Red Pony! The restaurant is beautiful, the service was outstanding and the food was delicious!
  16. DF

    DennyF

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and amazing service! Can’t wait to go back!
  17. G

    Garrett

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect dinner! So thankful to have this gem in Franklin.
  18. CR

    CindyR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing! We haven’t been in a while & boy have we missed it. The beef tenderloin & ribeye were perfect, but those grilled veggies & blue cheese risotto are to die for!
  19. MB

    MarkB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful meal. Dietary restrictions in our party were accommodated with great meals!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We thoroughly enjoyed our evening at Red Pony. Service was exceptional! We were upstairs overlooking Franklin during the Art Crawl, such a great atmosphere. We were treated to a complimentary gnocchi appetizer - excellent! We then shared the Bruschetta - also superb and the mixed beet salad - delicious. Our entrees did not disappoint: salmon for me, bbq for my husband. Our only regret is we did not save room for dessert! We will definitely be back and highly recommend this experience.
  21. JM

    JasonM

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent Food and Service as always
  22. MD

    MarloD

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner with my son.
  23. P

    Paegz

    Nashville

    34 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    The amuse buche was delicious as was the bruschetta we ordered. The sole was way overcooked. Several of us ordered that. If you are going to charge $42 for it, cook it properly.
  24. AW

    AaronW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a great dining experience! One of the best all around dinners EVER!! From cocktails to the main course, perfect!
  25. TS

    TracyS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A tried & true we bring all of out of town guests to!
  26. HB

    HeatherB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. My husband has celiac and it can be difficult to find safe places to eat. The menu had several gluten free options. The waitress was very knowledgeable and helped to make sure everything was easy for us.
  27. G

    Graybeard49

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service from Scott, explaining the menu and wine selections. Food was outstanding, what you want on a special night out at an upscale dinning establishment. We recommend the pastrami flatbread, beet salad, shrimp and grits and pork chop(it is huge).
  28. D

    Dizzy

    Raleigh

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Both service and food was excellent!
  29. DR

    DanielR

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal. The Poblano Creama Soup was a fun experience. Shrimp and Grits were also superb and different than we have had elsewhere. A fun and romantic meal for our anniversary.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delicious food and exceptional service!
  31. J

    Jeff

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, everything was perfect!
  32. BP

    BrittanyP

    San Diego

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual the food was outstanding
  33. K

    Kara

    Denver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience1
    My shrimp was not cleaned properly. It was very cold inside the restaurant and very loud. Do not waste your money on the bread service. They were out of ketchup and ranch. I was not greeted for a while after being seated. On the good day I would recommend. But it’s hard to tell right now.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was great. Liked the poblano bisque and shrimp and grits.
  35. TI

    TIGERKIGER

    Indiana

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing and we loved our server!! We especially loved the secret menu item!! We will be back!!
  36. R

    4Runnernashville

    Nashville

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    The food and drinks were very good. Our server was sweet and made some good recommendations. She had a lot of tables but we were not in a hurry. The main thing I would change was the noise level. We could not hear each other from across the table.
  37. VR

    ValerieR

    Nashville

    54 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Ate here before the fire and loved it. Tried it tonight and was disappointed. Our table ordered 4 entrees and only one imo was truly good-the tenderloin with risotto. It is somewhat simple but the flavor was good. The other 3 entrees were overdone in taste, and not in a good way. The button mushrooms that came with the salmon were very, very spicy, so much so that it was hard to taste any of the rest of the dish. The eggplant meatballs were good but the rest of the dish was too overpowering and weird tasting. The chicken leg was good but I wouldn’t order it again. The prices were quite high but the service was excellent. Not sure if I will return.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dinner and cocktails! Server brought out a welcome treat from the chef! Staff was very attentive!
  39. DB

    DaleB

    Pittsburgh

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Whitney is such a great addition to the amazing place that Red Pony is. She was incredibly nice, informative, and kind to our table and made sure that the evening was special.
  40. JJ

    JessicaJ

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a work going away party, we had initially planned on 5 people but last minute one couldn’t make it. We were at a very large table, but just meant we had plenty of space for all of the food and drinks. The service was perfect and never rushed. Every drink and food option brought to the table was delicious.

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 3785 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 39 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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