The Painted Pony in Bethlehem, CT is a great place to stop in for a meal
We were traveling on a cold and rainy day and decided to stop in at the Painted Pony for a soup.
Well – that quickly turned into a meal and a dessert
The staff was friendly – our waitress was perfect – and the food and portions were excellent
KJ13Newtown, via TripAdvisor
On a whim, my friends and I took a drive to the Bethlehem Flea market yesterday and worked up an appetite shopping for furniture and vintage kitsch. The shop owner recommended The Painted Pony, noting “it’s the only thing around here open after 5 on a Sunday.” Good enough.
We strolled in and placed some drink orders (Spanish wine flight for $5?!) while perusing the menu, then ordered a heaping plate of fried calamari. I’ve never seen a CT restaurant serve it this way (usually only Rhode Island) but it came tossed with crumbled gorgonzola, pepperocinis and a balsamic glaze. Love! I also ordered an eggplant parmesan grinder which was delicious on a grilled roll with sauteed peppers and perfectly fried eggplant…
Emily C., Hartford, CT
We had a good meal here. Gluten Free pasta was a pleasant surprise. Friendly staff. I would return if we were in the area again