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

4.7
4.7
809 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

8:00 PM


Booked 35 times today

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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 809 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. MS

    MehdiS

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    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.
  2. KS

    KevinS

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    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.
  3. i

    irisheyes

    San Diego

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always nice to be there. Patio seating under the pergola was very comfortable.
  4. 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!
  5. R

    Rastratton

    San Diego

    183 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    183 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.
  6. 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!
  7. C

    Curtis

    San Diego

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best dining experience...ever!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Waiter was extremely polite, food was great!
  9. V

    ginaV

    San Diego

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Food not as good as it’s been in the past… kinda disappointed as this use to be a favorite.
  10. K

    Kate

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the Pony Room!
  11. PD

    PeggyandDanM

    Dallas

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful views, top-notch service, fabulous food. Best lobster tacos on the planet! The Pony Room never disappoints.
  12. KF

    KayF

    Louisville

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friends in from out of town and I wanted to take them out for a lovely dinner.
  13. LM

    LoriM

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, excellent service and beautiful setting. Always a favorite place to visit.
  14. CH

    CynHunt

    Orange County

    19 reviews

    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    I love Rancho Valencia. We are members and we are there often. I’ve had very good dinners at The Pony Room. It’s the breakfast/brunch that is lacking. The service is slow. You wait and wait even if they aren’t busy. Your food comes lukewarm to room temp. No matter how you order a fried egg it comes to you with a runny white and undercooked/uncooked yolk. Toast is cold every time. I wish they’d step it up and get this right. It’s a beautiful place to sit and relax over a meal.
  15. m

    mojonana3

    San Diego

    45 reviews

    4.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We had a lovely birthday celebration for a family member. The food was very good and the service good. We really enjoyed the music. It was so appropriate for the setting and all of our family enjoyed the wonderful music. The sound was just right, not too loud but just right. We celebrate lots of family celebrations here. The ambiance on the patio is lovely.
  16. MC

    MaryC

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husbands dinner celebration was perfect!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrating my neighbor and my own birthday. It’s our favorite place to come celebrate occasions!! Been coming for years, always a treat!! Felipe did a great job and what a great personality. His birthday is the day as mine!!
  18. JA

    JaksA

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were celebrating a friends award, we were gathering for drinks and it was lovely! The staff were attentive yet gave us the space we needed. Rancho Valencia is a magical place and it’s a lovely place to celebrate anything!
  19. MO

    MarkO

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We were seated outside and the ambiance was a little too casual. Nice evening weather, but a little different than we remembered it last year for our anniversary. Dessert offering for anniversary was awful.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you Paul! Great service and fresh, delicious food. You cannot go wrong with eating here and you will not be disappointed in the savory, seasonal selections. Perfect summer night date night celebrating my husbands birthday!
  21. KK

    KennyKaz

    Indiana

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a great spot to have an excellent dining experience. They are staffed to meet all of your needs!
  22. JK

    JamieK

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    Service, standards, and quality have really gone down hill. This used to be a go to spot for a great drink and dinner and now you're lucky to get mediocre service and food.
  23. K

    dawnK

    San Diego

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    By the time we got our appetizers our dinner was being served causing us to choke down our soup and artichoke. The prime rib didn’t have much taste and was over cooked.
  24. JB

    JennaB

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is our go to place for terrific food and the best service!!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was great per usual
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such an amazing experience. The staff is so attentive and caring and they really get to know you while you’re there to give you the best experience. One of the best dining experiences I’ve ever had and the food and drinks were delicious!!!! Definitely will be returning on my next special occasion.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Pony Room provided a fantastic upscale casual, but very intimate and romantic experience. They have a mix of indoor and outdoor seating, all of which are nice. We sat in the outdoor courtyard patio which had a cute little fountain in the middle. We had a bunch of other people around us, but it still felt intimate and we weren't hearing everybody else talking. Wait staff was fantastic and on top of everything throughout the meal. I never had to ask for more water, silverware, or anything else. In fact, they brought stuff to us we didn't know we would need... which led to a funny interaction about a spoon. We had cocktails, an appetizer, an entree each, and dessert. The cocktails were great and our waiter checked to make sure that we enjoyed them. For the appetizer, we got the esquites, a corn dish. It needed a little lime to make it great, but it was really good before. I got the squash blossom quesadilla and my girlfriend got the steak frites. Both were fantastic and I would absolutely recommend them. A little fresh salsa would be a nice addition to the quesadilla, but it was something I would absolutely get again. For dessert, we got the peach tartin. We substituted vanilla ice cream for the caramel ice cream and it was a perfect end to the meal. It wasn't too sweet and was a really nice refreshing summer or fall dessert. I would absolutely recommend the Pony Room for a special occasion or a nice date night.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We go here for special occasions and love the ambiance and food!
  29. h

    hmdngr

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was, as usual, amazing. A treat for the senses.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great personalized service, ambience and food were stunning. Would definitely return if I had another night.
  31. NF

    NancyF

    Mexico City

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Total fun. Staff could not be nicer and the food was delicious.
  32. LI

    LINDALM

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful setting, delicious food, a little pricey, but everything is these days. Well worth the drive to Fairbanks, the ambiance is amazing.
  33. l

    lisap

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Lovely setting. Food - salads, salmon, lobster tacos and squash blossom quesadilla all very good. Disappointed that 2 classic items - shrimp cocktail and apple crisp remove from the menu.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best burger Great service Lovely ambiance
  35. B

    Barb

    Vancouver

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Only negative is not having our table wiped off between dinner and dessert. The messiness took away from the enjoyment of the dessert. Nice live dinner music on the patio/terrace. Accommodates pets.
  36. R

    patriciaR

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    I had the chicken enchilada special. It was very dry with chicken bones inside the enchilada
  37. EW

    EvanW

    San Diego

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great food, ambiance, live band! Service was good, however the busboys were a little annoying. Price is expensive.
  38. m

    marcs

    San Diego

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really enjoyed our Sunday brunch at the Pony Room. It was our first time there and we’ll definitely be back. The food was great, the staff was really amazing and the grounds were beautiful.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We’ve dined at The Pony Room many times. We’ve never been disappointed. It’s our special occasion go to and our “just because” dining destination as well.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Waiter was fabulous food was poor lobster tacos rice and beans were not good , fish was uncooked

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 809 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 35 times today

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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