Open Daily

Lunch: Wednesday – Saturday 11:30am – 2:30pm
Brunch: Sunday 10:30am – 2:30pm
Dinner Service: Monday – Sunday 5:00pm – 10:00pm

Holiday Hours


Ponsaty's Fine Dining + Lounge

Ponsaty’s welcomes couples and families alike to dine in its elegant main dining room; or in the comfort of the casual front and back patios.

The new restaurant boasts an elegant indoor dining room adorned with chandeliers by Jonathan Adler and Schonbeck; booths upholstered with custom French tufted leather and a private, intimate seating area that can accommodate up to six guests. The main dining room also features seating options ranging from romantic tables for two, to custom burl wood tables complemented by custom faux-alligator chairs by designer Laurence Solc. Front and back patios provide a more casual dining experience perfect for families, where guests can order a selection of signature flatbreads and other small tapas-style plates. The front patio also features an herb garden, where Ponsaty will grow herbs for use in his signature dishes.

“We wanted to take a risk with the design of Ponsaty’s,” said Derry van Nortwick, Vice President of Operations, The Grand Restaurant Group. “Through our use of custom-made art pieces, different textures and colors, we were able to incorporate different visions for the restaurant into its design, which makes the space truly unique and special.”

Chris Sadelack, Sommelier

After serving in the US Army during Operation Desert Storm, Chris completed his BS in Linguistics and Humanities at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. Chris has served several noteworthy Chef-driven venues including the Marquette Room in Minneapolis under Chef Ernst Konrad, Bijou Bistro, under Grand Chef de Relais en Chateau William Bradley, and now under Maîtres Cuisinier de France, Patrick Ponsaty. Chris is a confirmed Epicurean Franco-eonophile who believes in demonstrating that wine and food both becomes greater than themselves when paired well.

Kevin Ashe, Head Bartender

Kevin has been a fine-dining restaurant professional for more than ten years. He started his career as a server assistant at Donovan’s Steak and Chop House in La Jolla. He was eventually promoted to back waiter, server, and then to bartender. In the late 2000’s, Kevin moved on to Dussini Mediterranean Bistro (Downtown San Diego), where he worked as lead bartender and corporate bar trainer. In recent years, Kevin tended bar with the Patio Restaurant Group and facilitated the opening of their second restaurant in Mission Hills in 2013. In addition to advanced liquor, beer and wine knowledge, Kevin has created and maintained original craft cocktail programs at several upscale properties.


Wine Program

Ponsaty’s is thrilled to offer a curated collection of fine wines from around the world. The list highlights selections of older vintages from classic, Old World growing regions as well as wines from smaller local producers with limited production that best exemplify California and French viticulture. And because our tasting menus change daily, our sommelier and knowledgeable staff has the opportunity to explore the full range of the list, choosing wines that are uniquely paired to the cuisine. In addition to our vast collection of wines, we offer a selection of fine whiskeys, single malt scotches, tequilas, spirits and liquors.

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Ponsaty’s Restaurant offers exciting dining experiences for various groups and private events. Our dining spaces include our exclusive private dining room space, a centrally located cozy courtyard and our spacious front patio. All types of dining options are available from pre fix menus ranging in price point, tray passed options and buffets.

Private Room: This space features an exclusive bar, private street access, long custom build banquet seating in combination with free standing tables set in the design style of the restaurant, a mix of modern and classic elements. This space is perfect for medium sized groups up to 30 guests for the use of business dinners, meetings, mixers, or for special occasions such as birthdays’ and anniversaries.

Back Court Yard: This space offers a great location for dining under the stars featuring a large flat screen TV, a custom waterfall, outside heaters and an outdoor fire place. A maximum of 25 guests can be arranged on three long tables. For one long continuous table a maximum of 16 guests can be accommodated.

Front Patio: Our largest available space for booking with the capacity to seat 50 people in various table configurations. The patio is also great for standing room style mixers of up to 100 people. The front patio can be booked in two sections. Each section seating 20-25 guests. Our front patio offers custom cabana style curtains that can be drawn to create different sections for semi privacy and outdoor heaters.

In Home Catering/Private Chef Services: Don’t want to go out? Let us come to you! The Grand Restaurant Group has built a wonderful reputation of executing amazing in home dinners prepared by Chef Patrick and his team. A special dinner at home can be taken to the next level with top notch food, service and wine offered in the comfort of your home. Let our chef go to the farm and pick your vegetables, let our sommelier pair the wines and allow our service to accommodate all your needs.

Other Services: Ponsaty’s is also available for full service catering. Including:
≁ Weddings
≁ Birthdays
≁ Corporate Events
≁ Baby Showers
≁ Bridal Showers
≁ Bachelor Parties
≁ Bachelorette Parties
≁ Cocktail Parties (with tray-passed hors d’ oeuvres)
≁ Just about anything!

All inquiries please fill out form below, email or call (760) 855-3261


Holiday Hours

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June 2017

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March 2017

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Pacific Magazine – Meet Your Bartender: Kevin Ashe


February 2017

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January 2017

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December 2016

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November 2016

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March 2016

Union Tribune – Acclaimed chef plans Rancho Santa Fe restaurant


January 2016

Eater – Chef Patrick Ponsaty Announces Project

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6106 Paseo Delicias, Rancho Santa Fe, California 92067
(858) 771-1871

Lunch: Wednesday – Saturday 11:30am – 2:30pm
Brunch: Sunday 10:30am – 2:30pm
Dinner Service: Monday – Sunday 5:00pm – 10:00pm

Street parking available.
Patio seating / patio is dog friendly and service dogs only are excepted in the main dining room.
Attire casual, Reservations accepted from 12:00 pm – close.

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Our wine list serves one purpose, simply designed to complement our cuisine. All selections have been handpicked by our wine team to insure quality and expression. Please feel free to ask any questions regarding our list, we are happy to serve you.