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The Pony Room, Rancho Santa Fe, CA
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The Pony Room

4.7
4.7
843 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
The Pony Room is a favorite among locals and resort guests alike. In addition to an extensive selection of all things tequila, it is also home to one of the area’s most impressive wine lists and hand-crafted, seasonally inspired signature cocktails. The Pony Room serves exceptional, American inspired cuisine with daily specials.

We are back open on our terraces replete with live music 7 nights a week!

*All reservations are limited to a 2-hour dining period to ensure we can accommodate all guests.

BRUNCH IS BACK!
Join us every Saturday and Sunday for Brunch on our beautiful hacienda inspired terraces from 10am to 2pm.

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2 people

7:00 PM


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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Seafood, Californian

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:00 am–11:00 am Sat, Sun 7:00 am–10:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (858) 759-6246

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Executive chef

    Alex Bloom

  • Neighborhood

    Rancho Santa Fe

  • Parking details

    Valet is complimentary.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 843 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
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Diego

    Outdoor Dining

  • San Diego

    American

  • North San Diego

    Best Ambiance

  • North San Diego

    Outdoor Dining

  • North San Diego

    Special Occasion

  • North San Diego

    American

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  1. RR

    RebeccaR

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the best time. The food, the service and ambience was perfect. Thank to Scott our waiter…he kept us a prized of the Bronco game which even made us happier!
  2. AT

    AnneT

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful setting and servers. Food is always fresh and delicious!
  3. V

    Vinny

    San Diego

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was incredible.
  4. h

    howardd

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the setting
  5. EB

    ElinaB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    The profiteroles were below any expectations, It was shared with the waitress, he shared that he is sorry. The dough was at least 5 days old ( it was like bread crumbs) cheap ice cream . The Jin with tonic served blended in a glass ( expected to get it with bottle of tonic on a side or at least to ask how to serve) Hope you will take it as constructive review and fix it , As we like to come to this place, But from time to time the experience is not good like this time.
  6. MP

    MichelleP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a bridal shower dinner there and the service was fantastic. We had to keep our table small as they don’t accommodate big groups but I can see why. It’s an intimate settings with really friendly free valet( don’t forget to tip) and amazing host and server service. Food was amazing and ambiance is beyond divine. Highly recommend !!!
  7. RB

    ReneeB

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing place !! A great walk around after lunch as well. Wonderful for any occasion
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wish I can share my opinion on all my open table experiences as the ones not happy with this app wont let me share
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite place and it never disappoints!!
  10. g

    gloriaz

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Food was great service was great but the dessert was not very good!! Six layer chocolate cake was dry!!
  11. LC

    LibbyC

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Service was terrific! Menu bizarre especially considering it is a relais chateau. Sorry but I will not recommend to my friends
  12. AM

    AdrianaM

    San Diego

    144 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    144 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    We had a good time. Thank you 🙏🏻
  13. C

    Cassi08

    Los Angeles

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were seated in Veledora because of the rain. The waiter was very knowledgeable. I loved the miso crusted sea bass. Delicious. They also make good craft cocktails.
  14. a

    amindr

    Orange County

    134 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    134 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall3food1service2ambience5
    I have been at the brunch Numerous times This time was terrible My food came in ( eggs ) want salt and pepper Nothing ! I had to walk to the girl seating to ask her to help after a while they brought salt no pepper then few minutes later I got the peppers it was empty by then I finished With aggravation Then i found out they did not bring jam ( I said been there numerous times and always was perfect ) then I had to wait for the jam when I asked our server what is going on she said we are short people ? With attitude My guest ordered chicken sandwich with all the commotion I did not notice he did not eat it He said it was bad So embarrassing I have been coming there for years it was perfect for a while back I had some problems with service and quality of food But in the last times it , was perfect again Except yesterday it was the worst Your valley guys are awesome the last few times the service and the quality was superb This time Adrianna was really busy and not paying attention to anything and with attitude I told her when she told me we are short people you would not accept paying less that the price And ended up giving her a tip also I was so embarrassed in front of my guest I was bragging about this place .
  15. MB

    MicheleB

    San Diego

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always love dining on the front patio. Lovely ambience, delicious food and friendly staff provides excellent service.
  16. m

    marym

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    You won’t be disappointed. The food was fabulous!!
  17. VJ

    VensonJ

    Atlanta

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Very nice evening
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Per usual it was great and consistent
  19. RP

    RachelP

    Hawaii

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience5
    The last time I dined at The Pony Room was 2 years ago (September 2020), and it was great! Really good food, service, etc. I dined there again last night (September 2022), and was very disappointed. The food is extremely overpriced for the taste. Doesn't seem like the chef actually tests out the recipes he/she prepares, and the chef's cooking skills were not up to par. Ration of oil and vinegar on the red wine vinaigrette was off; lamb lollipops were medium-well, even though we had ordered them medium-rare; lobster nachos did not have much lobster meat on them, especially for the price. The only redeeming factor were the churros and the vanilla ice cream--those were delicious.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nice place for a birthday celebration
  21. r

    ricks

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We celebrated our anniversary at the Pony Room for the second year in a row. The food is always excellent and it is a delight to dine outdoors on the patio. Very idyllic. We often take out-of-town visitors and they always enjoy it. The live music is generally a plus.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baja California

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely date night, wonderful musician!
  23. RB

    RobertB

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love this place, our local favorite. Really the best for a romantic date option or a fun brunch with friends!
  24. S

    Seti

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    everything in the restaurant was perfect food service ambiance was excellent Only complaint is my guest were tourist visiting San Diego and I found the valet interaction with them racist.
  25. S

    Susie

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely country side venue Great for small group or intimate brunch
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Didn't get seated in the back patio as requested (it was full) and had to sit out front where the ambience and noise level are just a tad bit different. Other than that, everything was excellent as usual. Food was incredible and Felipe our waiter/server was the best. He made sure we had very thing we needed. If you visit ask for Felipe or Cayetano - these men make sure the meals are perfect and service is impeccable. Thank you staff for a great Sunday brunch.
  27. KB

    KarlB

    Las Vegas

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had 3 outstanding dishes to share, including squash blossom quesadilla, lamb lollipops and baby farm fresh vegetable salad. Veggies from their garden and flour tortilla made at restaurant. Great service as well. Exceeded our expectations for an unassuming simple meal
  28. W

    Welldone

    San Diego

    95 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    95 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The atmosphere and live guitar in the background is really special. Scott, our waiter was exceptional, and each of the 6 of us was happy with our food!
  29. SE

    SheEatsSanDiego

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Quality food prepared and served by an attentive and knowledgeable staff. Adriana was our excellent server.
  30. AS

    AnnS

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    I have been looking forward to visiting the Pony Room for quite some time now and although nothing was "wrong" with our visit, nothing really blew me away either. The place, the service, the food – it was all just "meh". High prices as expected and I wouldn't mind that if the food was actually something special, but unfortunately not. Probably won't visit again.
  31. BO

    BillO

    Orange County

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The service at our table was phenomenal. Server explained everything perfectly and everyone loved their dishes. Bar service before we sat down was very slow. Recommend for dinner 100%
  32. MS

    MatthewS

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience4
    Really love this restaurant usually but this time the food was underwhelming. Normally I’ve found the food to be excellent but ceviche was too acidic, lamb was undercooked and octopus was too spicy. Will be back but found the food quality wasn’t great this time which was disappointing.
  33. a

    amindr

    Orange County

    134 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    134 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Much better food and service than before . Hope they keep it up Fast service accurate good variety of drinks and excellent cocktails The server was very attentive and fast
  34. MS

    MehdiS

    Hawaii

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall1food5service1ambience5
    We were there at 7:15, food still didn’t come at 9 pm. We had to cancel and leave. Our birthday boy fell asleep hungry Bc his food never arrived. Terrible experience that ruined our birthday.
  35. KS

    KevinS

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    Slow service. 2:15 hrs to get a salad delivered. Wagyu special must have had a salt shaker fall on it. I’ve been here many times before and it’s good, but this visit was horrible.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Would have been good to know there was a wedding reception that was going to be going on
  37. i

    irisheyes

    San Diego

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always nice to be there. Patio seating under the pergola was very comfortable.
  38. JM

    JamieM

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter Manny was top notch! He went above and beyond for us. The food was awesome and plentiful. Cocktails were unique and tasty. We went for brunch for a birthday and will definitely be back for dinner!
  39. R

    Rastratton

    San Diego

    185 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    185 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    i live locally and love coming to the Pony Room for breakfast. the food is delicious and the service is always exceptional. The Avocado Toast with poached eggs is not to be missed! Also, the Cinnamon Roll.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jackson was one of our best servers ever. Professional, warm, informative, engaging — just the right cadence for our date night. Please give our gratitude!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

The Pony Room offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (858) 759-6246.

The Pony Room is rated 4.7 stars by 843 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


Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The Pony Room

5921 Valencia Cir, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Rancho Santa Fe

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:00 am–11:00 am Sat, Sun 7:00 am–10:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Seafood, Californian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet is complimentary.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Alex Bloom

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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