We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Still finding it's way.”
Review of Pink Pony - CLOSED

Pink Pony
Price range: $6 - $50
Cuisines: American, Bar, Steakhouse
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Downtown Scottsdale
Cross street: 2nd Street
Description: The New Pink Pony combines fresh, locally sourced ingredients with comfortable and stunning ambiance. The Pink Pony is a legendary fixture in the Scottsdale dining scene and has created a menu that captures the history of the Pink Pony while giving it a modern flair with updated dishes and flavors. The Pink Pony is newly remodeled to include an expansive bar, private dining and event space and a beautiful patio that faces Scottsdale Road. Long visited during Spring Training, The Pink Pony has delighted diners for decades and the vast improvements to the food and the space is creating a cult following of food lovers from Arizona and beyond.
Phoenix AZ
Level Contributor
71 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Still finding it's way.”
Reviewed May 22, 2014

It's always hard for an iconic place to find it's new journey when a remodel is done. The place is very modern now and I think those of us who remember the old steak house appreciate the tribute in a few touches here and there. Where they are struggle is their menu. They have NO idea who they are. They lean toward California fusion bar food that actually isn't very good. Note to kitchen. When you check the pizza crust for done-ness BLACK is overdone and it can't be served. Send a server to the table and say "I am so sorry we overdid your crust and we're making you a new one". Patrons appreciate your honesty. On another note of the pizza the crust has absolutely NO flavor. Put some salt in the dough please. Having a "from scratch" kitchen is wonderful is the food is actually good but it's not. They can't figure out who they are yet. Interior is lovely but go back to a burger/steak southwest flavor menu profile and you'll do much better. Grimaldis is too close as is Daily Dose which is 100% better in the flavor profile. I love the Pink Pony and want to see it succeed but y'all need help!

Visited May 2014
Helpful?
Thank K9Whspr
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

197 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    83
    54
    40
    16
    4
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Antioch, Illinois
Level Contributor
202 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
“Great place - modern remodel!”
Reviewed May 13, 2014

It's been awhile since I've been to the Pink Pony but I'm glad we stopped in for dinner. They've completely remodeled while keeping a few little tributes to the old place. We were having an early dinner so it was not very busy. The staff was very attentive and friendly. The food selection is a bit limited, but everything was delicious. I had a chopped salad - full of veggies and chicken - one of the best I've had in awhile, the grilled corn was a very nice touch. My husband had the Pony Pizza - Delicious!! I'm ordering that when we go back. He did generously give up one small piece to me, but begrudgingly. They are cooked in a wood fire oven and the crust was the perfect combination of crunchy and chewy, the toppings were delicious, and the fried egg tipped it over the top!

They had a nice wine selection and full bar - we will be back!

  • Visited May 2014
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank travel_junkie3000
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Scottsdale, Arizona
1 review
“Service lacking”
Reviewed May 12, 2014

From the manager who greets you to the bartender and servers it was a disappointment all around. There was more staff than patrons but took 20 minutes to get a drink and first 2 draft choices were unavailable. Food was good although limited choices. Won't return!

  • Visited May 2014
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank CaliSue1995
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Goodyear, Arizona
Level Contributor
172 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Pink Pony was rocking the new remodel !”
Reviewed May 3, 2014 via mobile

The atmosphere and outdoor patio is very nice ! The happy hour menu is great and the truffle mushroom pizza was fabulous ! Will is a great bartender as well !

  • Visited May 2014
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank debaden_12
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Delray Beach
Level Contributor
218 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Good wine and food choices”
Reviewed May 2, 2014

This restaurant was just what we were looking for: outside dining but sheltered from the sun(we sat on the patio but could still feel the a/c inside), good food choices and a glass of wine. We had the pretzel with beer cheese fondue. Very good! Also had the truffle pizza and turkey sandwich. Not just an ordinary turkey sandwich, it was wonderful! Great service, clean, nice décor.

  • Visited May 2014
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank Karen C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Pink Pony also viewed

Scottsdale, Central Arizona
Scottsdale, Central Arizona
 
Scottsdale, Central Arizona
Scottsdale, Central Arizona
 

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing