Any self-respecting local or traveler just passing through has found themselves looking for a delicious meal in this town. Would it not be exciting to find a place tucked away in Ancestor Square, someplace that is exceptionally clean and cozy, with contemporary Southwestern art, fresh flowers, and — in the evening — a top-notch romantic atmosphere with subdued lighting and patio dining? The Painted Pony should draw your eye, as it brings a touch of Southwestern class and intriguing flavors to St. George.
The restaurant, affectionately nicknamed “The Pony,” tucked away in Ancestor Square, is exceptionally clean and cozy, with contemporary Southwestern art, fresh flowers, and — in the evening — a top-notch romantic atmosphere with subdued lighting and patio dining. This casual fine dining spot in Ancestor Square has a warm and intimate atmosphere, featuring patio dining and contemporary regional artwork. Customers rave about the fresh ingredients, generous serving sizes, and reasonable pricing.
The menu contains classic dishes with a Southwestern twist, such as seared ahi tuna, grilled tenderloin, and a rack of New Zealand lamb, all hormone- and antibiotic-free. Dinner is served daily starting at 4 p.m., with prices topping out at $34 for a rosemary-spiked ribeye. Take advantage of the mac & cheese, broccolini, or blue cheese walnut stuffed pear.
Lunch is served Monday through Saturday from 11:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. and features an array of reasonably priced sandwiches, salads, and small plates. Options range from a classic Reuben to a brisket panini or linguine and clams.
Save room for dessert, though, because The Painted Pony has a tempting selection of sweet treats, including coconut key lime pie, house-made sorbets, white chocolate cheesecake tower, and white chocolate banana nut bread pudding.
The Painted Pony Restaurant is located at 2 W. St. George Blvd. And if you happen to visit on a Monday, take advantage of “No Corkage Mondays,” where you can bring your own Utah-purchased bottle of wine to enjoy at your table with no corkage fee or peruse the extensive wine list table side.