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Pink Pony is a restaurant located in Scottsdale, Arizona that serves contemporary comfort cuisine, with an emphasis on grilled chops and meat. The restaurant utilizes fresh ingredients and offers a comfortable casual dining experience with an expansive bar, outdoor patio seating and private dining space.
Pink Pony serves lunch and dinner daily and offers a wide assortment of starters, salads, sandwiches, main courses, wood fired grill entrée options, sides and kid friendly choices. Appetizers served at the restaurant include house made soft pretzels, wings and sauce, crispy calamari and marinated olives. Main course options at Pink Pony include fried chicken, wood oven salmon, meatloaf, rib eye streak, beef tenderloin and bone-in pork chop.
Tuesday-Thursday: 3:00 PM-9:00 pm
Friday: 3:00 PM - 10:00 pm
Saturday: 11:00 AM - 10:00 pm
Sunday: 11:00 am-9:00 pm
After our first visit to the new restaurant and time has passed we understand the closure. The service was poor and the food was bland. Cocktails were nothing to speak of!! Very sad
I guess this place dries up after the Spring Training Season for baseball. When we went, there were more staff than customers (ok--it was the day after a major holiday weekend). We seemed to be the only diners in the restaurant at 5:15 pm. The food was good,, when it finally got to us. But the wait was unforgivable. We were the waitress's only customers. She did admit to having forgotten about us after she delivered our bill, but the whole experience was one of late service.
Good food is ruined by bad service... and it was our anniversary.
my request for a somewhat private area was accommodated when I asked to be moved from where the hostess was taking us; the waiter was wonderful and allowed us the time we needed without being interrupted. the food was 'ok', nothing special.
Great service and great food and drinks!
Service was quite slow (food arrival after we ordered ). Two of my guests (our company ceo) were served chicken with a lot of Gristle. I don't think it was cut properly. When he brought it to the servers attention - he was given 50% off but, frankly, shouldn't have been charged at all. Poorly handled. Too expensive a restaurant for this handling. Not sure I will return
Food and restaurant were great would recommend for sure to friends and family .
Book it due to the info I had read on your "opentable" item; The food was no where near what was advertised...wouldn't go there again.
We always enjoy the Pink Pony. We frequent it because of the great food and drink specials. The location is so convenient and the staff is always so friendly.
Excellent food and customer service! We truly enjoyed our dining experience.
The staff was very attentive but not overly attentive. Good welcome and seating.
Comfortable seating and great menu.
Calamari was a great choice for the appetizer and the steaks were cooked perfectly.
Sides and salad were just right
Wine list had enough choices and the Slingshot was an excellent Cab.
Overall great experience
Everything was fine there are much better choices within walking distance.
The food was delicious, some of the plates can easily be shared. The meatloaf blend was a little salty.
We enjoyed the calamari.
Nice to be able to eat outside and still watch the ball games.
Like the best kept secret! Busy, but not too busy! Great food! Great service! Indoor or outdoor seating available. Shhh! Don't tell anybody ;)
I had never been to the Pink Pony before and did not realize it had been renovated. I made the reservation for my husbands birthday, thinking of a nice intimate steakhouse with pretty good food. Boy was I wrong. They have renovated it to keep up with the "new Scottsdale" feel. I ordered the 12 oz prime rib with mashed potatoes and broccoli and my husband ordered the fillet with a twice baked potato and garlic spinach. My prime rib was 5 oz meat, 7 oz fat (I mean you expect a certain amount of fat on a prime but over half?) it was chewy, not tender and it was served on mashed potatoes that tasted like they were out of a box! Overly mashed with broth and not so much cream. they were bloody from the steak and just awful. My husbands steak was stringy and chewy, maybe a bad cut? the twice baked potato was just barely bigger than a fingerling potato! both of our veggies were about 1/4 of a cup. Service was terrible and they cant make a drink. SO, I would never go here again, throughout my entire meal, I thought Outback Steakhouse had better food! And the price would have been less. I missed the mark on this nice intimate birthday dinner. The renovations looked great, and it seemed like a pretty good atmosphere if your looking to hang out in old town, people watch and enjoy a glass of wine, but not for an intimate steak dinner or cocktails.
The Pink Pony is under new ownership. Gone is the historic baseball writers' watering hole and pictures and atmosphere of America's game. Pit.
My spouse opted for a dinner salad with the grilled chicken added. The chicken was grossly overcooked so that it was dry, tough and chewy. One appetizer was ordered and there was way too much of the various items on the dish compared to the amount of bread that was provided. I ordered the Pork Chop and it was very good and properly cooked. Overall a good experience!
We had been to the "old" Pink Pony a number of years ago and wanted to try the "new" one. We enjoyed a very nice meal. 6 of us all enjoyed what we ordered. Starting with calamari and a pretzel that had a wonderful cheese dipping sauce. We ordered salads, burgers, chicken sandwich and steak....everyone enjoyed what they had. Service was good. Prices reasonable.
Would recommend this "new" Pink Pony.
Really lovely place. I told them ahead of time it was for our college prom night, and they put us in a special spot. Great service. I only had soda, but my friends ordered alcoholic drinks, and they said they really liked them. I like how this place is historic but updated. Would recommend for special occasions or for a lively night out.
Wonderful bartender. She was knowledgeable, friendly and made a great drink
Dinner server was also very good
However, food was mediocre:the rib eye full of fat and gristle. Prime rib was better
The new decor is pleasant but lacks the " ambience" of old place
Wanted to really like the place now that it has re-opened. Had the fried chicken, which is one of the specialties, and did not care for it. With all the restaurant choices in Scottsdale, I doubt we'll ever return.
It's was good. Parking was a bit odd but it's not that bad.
Last time I was here was several years ago when it was old and smoky. Not that that was a bad thing, it did have a lot of character! Now with the renovations it has a different, refreshing vibe which made the dining experience much more welcoming. Food was delicious, service was timely, and the manager came over to make sure everything was on par. Overall, it was an enjoyable time. I'll be back next spring training.
We had heard that Pink Pony is a must visit when attending Spring Training. Arrived 5 minutes early for our 7:30 reservation. Waited 45 minutes - while watching the Manager deliver meals to the wrong table 3 times. We were never visited or apologized to by the hostess. I understand that things happen from time to time, but when a family saves their pennies all year long, makes a reservation weeks in advance and then is forced to leave the restaurant with no other option but to wait an hour some where else or head back to the hotel for popcorn, that it inexcusable! Not once did we receive an apology. On a positive note... our kids got to learn a life lesson on the way a company failed and how the small things make a difference.
Was seated promptly on the Patio - Dont sit here if you want quiet ambiance as the street is right there and is noisy. After we were seated we waited for over an hour after placing our order with no meals in sight.
Pony has reached a new apex. Excellent and unique smoked wings. Two sides with every meat order and 5 or so choices of sauces. Excellent service.
The new variation on an old theme was alive and vibrant.
Nits: broccoli came cold and wine list was creative though esoteric. More CA reds and Sonoma (Russian River and Sonoma Coast) pinot noirs.
I pretty much said my whole review in the subject line. We went there to meet a friend for brunch and there was almost no one in the restaurant which was of course, our first indication that this would not be a great experience. The pink pony used to be a fun place with a great old timey atmosphere. someone took it over redid it and turned it into an ugly place with bad food don't go .
I took my ticket partners here last year and we had such a nice time we wanted a reprise. We got the same exact table. Lovely evening. Great staff.
Service was slow, but not our server's fault. She had way too many tables & patrons to take care of.
Great steaks and cocktails
Steak was great!
Been wanting to do the Pony for some time. Surprised it wasn't more crowded. Good selection of draft beer. Steaks were superb, reasonable price considering they were paying the rent on Scottsdale Road. No problem finding parking. Service was great. I would come again.
We have been married for 49 years, this evening was one of our top five. Great ambiance, very romantic, dinner was perfect, and staff was very attentive. Perfect!!!!
I was very excited to try a Scottsdale mainstay but my excitement quickly turned to disappointment. The service was beyond slow. We watched our waitress stand and chat with other servers at their station while drinks sat empty and then when she did finally come over after having to ask the bus boy to send her over she consistently forgot parts of the order. The cocktails were average at best with the pours on all of them being short. Food also was average. Certainly not what I was expecting from a Scottsdale mainstay and for the prices being offered. Overall one of the worst dining experiences I've had in Scottsdale. Needless to say I will be in no hurry to return to the pink pony
If your memories of the Pink Pony in Scottsdale, Arizona are of black carpet dark and red booths well....time to get some new memories because the owner of the Pink Pony gutted the place down to four walls and took a magic pallet to the place and transformed into the hip, cool, BRIGHT, place it is now. You can sit at a counter and watch the food being prepared in the large kitchen or sit at a table or booth. Weather permitting you can also sit al fresco on the front patio. We'll definitely be back on our next trip.
in 198/79 I visited this restaurant with my young brother, age 9, my sister age 17, myself 18. my boyfriend (now my husband) and my parents. It as NEW YEARS weekend.The steaks were awful. Under cooked. lack of presentation. 36 years later what a different setting. Great staff, nice meal. didn't break the bank.
Give this old charm in Old Town Scottdale a change. You will love it
Made a reservation for a few friends and I for my birthday. Ive lived in scottsdale and have known the restaurant for some time but never had the chance to go. So my expectations were high. We were seated right away, of course some guests ran late. Our server started out on point but he seemed to be more concerned with doing his side work before close than tending to my party. Food came out and one of the plates had burnt broccoli, i mean black burnt and another steak was rare, when it was ordered medium rare. Also ordered a to go order when ordering and they never put it in. I did like like the ambience of it. I would come back but probably sit at the bar. Servers didnt know what liquors they had either
It was not the Pink Pony that I remembered and loved. But the food was great and the service was very personable.
Everything that was ordered was great. No complaints by anyone. Had a party of 9 on a Saturday night had no problem getting a reservation and the people at the tester aunt were very helpful and responsive to request.
The food was great but their new menu is so much smaller than a few months ago. Not much vegetarian/fish left to choose from. Lots of meats if that's your thing. But the salmon was cooked beautifully and not dry. Service was very good, from the hostess to the waiter, the manager and even the chef came over. Pretzel appetizer was very good and the mustard was exceptional. It's hard to find a restaurant like this that makes everything from scratch, no processed food. And the booths have a lot of privacy. We will return.
Booked on a whim my wife and I were pleasantly surprised with the Pink Pony. The restaurant was fairly quiet - the calm after the hectic New Year - but the staff were still attentive and friendly.
We both ordered medium steak and it was probably a little bloodier than expected but was delicious...and to the standard of good US steak houses. The icing on the cake (pardon the pun) was the dessert; a skillet baked pecan pie for one (although there was enough for two to share) with vanilla ice cream...absolutely fantastic.
Prices are above the standard chain steakhouse and the sides portions are more inline with the upmarket steak restaurants (smaller than your average Outback portions) but overall we thought the meal was worth the extra.