74 Main St S, Bethlehem, CT 06751



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74 Main St S, Bethlehem, CT 06751

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  • I’m not one to often write reviews; but here goes. I am a new resident to Bethlehem, CT and let’s just say The Painted Pony has become a frequent dining destination. My first visit, I was struck by the kind and attentive staff, wonderful food, remarkable prices, and quality service. As someone who spends much of his time traveling internationally for work, I’m use to one time great ventures. However, each time I returned it remained amazing and the only change was the staff and owner taking the time to get to know me, my name, what brought me to Bethlehem and my favorite menu choices. I average 20-30 meals outside of my home a month. I know restaurants. I know NYC, Paris, China, Italy, San Fran, LA, Malibu, Colorado, FL, ALL OVER….some places are wonderful gems. The Painted Pony is one of them. If you decide not to check it out…honestly….your loss. If you decide to check it out….wise wise choice my friend. Lunch: Go with one of the yummy salads. Dinner: Burgers are AMAZING but so are the specials. Desserts: If you plan to frequent…beware…they are too delicious! Enjoy and go support The Painted Pony team!

  • Good food. A lot to choice from. Good service and the nite we went had a good band there. Will be going again.

  • We were so nicely treated by our server, Amanda, who, among others, cleaned up after a four year old, delivered our food in record time, and brought my husband’s birthday cake cut and with candles included.We couldn’t have enjoyed the food more if it hadn’t been for the excellent service Thank you!

  • Leah French

    · January 6, 2017

    The food is always good here, and they have an awesome list of seasonal cocktails and martini’s that keeps changing. The peach cobbler martini is my favorite. Each week a different house made cheesecake is featured. This week it was funfetti black cherry cheesecake………AMAZING!!

  • Good food, great staff and the restaurant is always comfortable!

    Gail Carpentier Rizzo, via Facebook

  • Went here last night for a long over due date night and am exceptionally pleased with our choice. Quick service, fantastic food and great atmosphere. The new owners are doing a fantastic job!

    Brianna Herbest , via Facebook

  • One of the best restaurants I have ever been to. Great atmosphere and the most wonderful staff I have ever dealt with.

    Heather Reed , via Facebook

  • 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

    Bill D., Orange, CT

  • 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

  • Little town of Bethlehem with a great place for your family and friends to go enjoy. Love the heated patio. The steak and scallops are the best. Hot apple cider was perfect on the patio. Came with 10 of my friends and all of us loved it. Thank you painted pony. keep up the good work

    Anthony G., Lake Huntington, NY