Polo Grill - Lakewood Ranch
Polo Grill - Lakewood Ranch

Polo Grill - Lakewood Ranch

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.pologrillandbar.com/
  • Phone: 9417820899x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday-Saturday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Sunday Closed for Lunch; Dinner Sunday -Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm, Friday-Saturday: 5:30 - 10:00
    Bar Hours: Monday-Thursday and 4:30-9:00 Friday 4:30-12:00, Saturday 4:30-11:00, Sunday 5:30-9:00
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Global, International, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Stephane Pierre, CMC
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cigar Room, Dancing, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Fête: noun

    1. A festival or feast.

    2. An elaborate entertainment.

    3. An amazing party.

    A fabulous new addition to the Polo Grill recipe for success is Fête boutique catering— Polo Grill's exclusive catering service, under the able direction of Jaymie Klauber. Let Fête show you how to be a guest at your own party with a menu that will have everyone buzzing. With 30 years in the restaurant and catering business, Tommy has the experience and the know-how to fulfill your culinary desires with originality and flair
  • Private Party Facilities: Sarasota and Manatee Counties' newest and most talked about Ballroom and Banquet facilities.
  • Private Party Contact: Keri Tryba 9417820899x232
  • Entertainment: Live Entertainment: Special Events on Website

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Lakewood Ranch Main Street
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Public Lot
A word from Polo Grill - Lakewood Ranch
A new breed of American eatery, Polo Grill and Bar pairs imaginative food and wine with caring hospitality, comfortable surroundings and exceptional value. Serving American cuisine with a global soul, Polo Grill is often referred to as "the living room of Lakewood Ranch" by locals. Created by renowned restaurateurs Tommy and Jaymie Klauber, Polo Grill and Bar is designed to be unique, offering a rich ambiance, superb food and outstanding personal service. Polo Grill takes great pride in the quality of food it delivers, serving only the freshest seafood and the highest quality of meats and produce. Polo Grill’s commitment to sourcing local sustainable and organic foods is unsurpassed in the area, and everything served, from sauces, soups & dressings through the delectable desserts, are fresh and housemade.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Polo Grill - Lakewood Ranch reviews from OpenTable diners
46 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4.3
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
72% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (21)neighborhood gem (20)good for groups (19)fit for foodies (17)great for outdoor dining (13)notable wine list (11)vibrant bar scene (10)great for lunch (10)hot spot (9)romantic (9)kid-friendly (4)late-night find (3)scenic view (1)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Food was fine, however, the waiters were abundant (not a busy evening) and spent too much time checking on us, one after another. One sprinkled water over my lap as he filled the glass and they couldn't figure out who ordered what. Your location and reputation demand better!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Went for special promotion and exactly as advertised, would return.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food, not so good service
    LocalResident
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    The main course was wonderful but the waiter was not up to Polo Grill standards. Found it odd that bread was not offered to the table. Was a Monday evening and very quiet.... even more reason that at $50 per person (including one drink each) we'd expect better service and amenities.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • EGOman
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Our group was pleased, our server Nancy was outstanding!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Meal
    Myakka58
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    My husband and I had a fantastic meal at the Polo Grill. I had the lobster special and he had the full rack of lamb. My husband said it was the best lamb he had ever had and they were nice size. The lobster and sides were perfect. Can't wait to go back
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not your PG experience
    DineoftenVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The sister restaurant serves some of the same menus items but somehow does a superior job. Still a good restaurant for the area if you can't make it to long boat key.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lobster Night
    harpo
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We came for the lobster special and we were not disappointed. Great value for the price! Would definitely recommend it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lobster night special
    Sandy
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Lobsters were good, but way way way too full of water...should have been steamed not boiled!! also makes the meal a bit tough!! Potatoes were tiny pieces cut up swimming in the lobster water on the plate..corn was 1/2 cob, but sweet.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • foodie2shoes
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Excellent dining experience for all four of us. Food was delicious and beautifully presented. Service was attentive. Look forward to going back and trying our other selections on the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Third time was a charm
    LWRLisa
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Bill and I frequent the Polo Grill and always have a first class experience. We enjoyed all three of the Lobster Nights and are looking forward to the next Bar-B-Que theme. It's a great place fit for foodies looking for a fun vibrant place with excellent food and service! Tommy and Jamie are the best and Polo Grill is the nicest restaurant in Lakewood Ranch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First visit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Service was a little slow at the start, due to a large group being seated. After a bit of a wait, everything was delightful. The food was excellent, the service returned to normal. A great experience. It is a great find in our neighborhood and we will be coming back often.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Upscale AND Gluten Free - NO WAY!
    Acufoodie
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The menu is simple yet refined, fresh and healthy. They use mostly local organic ingredients and everything is just delicious. I would recommend this great place for both casual dining and special occasion.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gerry
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    My order of Lobster was very good at a good price. Although I had spoken to Mark the GM by phone when making the reservation and had discussed my wife's vegetarian needs, our waiter was unaware of her needs and not very helpful. In the end her dish was mediocre at best. This is unfortunate since I would have liked to add Polo Grill to my list of favorite restaurants
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Every thing was great only it took way to much time at the end. The waiter spent to much time talking at other table
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fit for foodies!
    LWRLisa
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Dining at the Polo Grill in Lakewood Ranch is always a delightful experience. The menu is progressive, the wine list is great, and the ambience is always perfect. The service is great and the staff is very friendly and make you feel like you are their one and only guest. Their sea bass is my favorite. If that is not your taste, fear not because any item that I have tried on the menu is delish!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Quality & quantity don't = price
    DiningStar
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Very disappointing experience for our party of 4. The lasagna was soupy and tasted like it had freezer burn. I got I'll 30 minutes after consuming my shrimp scampi. Steaks were good, but very small. Won't return. Dinner prices were $18 to $27. Definitely not worth it.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lakewood Ranch resident
    pommiesmommie
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    food was very good but at 10 minutes before closing we were told that so we left but there was another table still there eating. Our party of 4 didn't appreciate this especially after spending $300 plus so we won't be back. We dined inside and would have come back to try outside but not now.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • New menu
    Frequentdiner
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Excellent new menu but still disappointingly quiet and lacks atmosphere making it too quiet for a couple alone.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellence Every Time
    ckurzVIP
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    The title says everything. I frequent the Polo Grill personally as well as for business events and the experience is always thoroughly enjoyable. I appreciate all of your efforts in making every meal and event amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food Great Service
    Regular
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Lover or dinner thank you Polo Grill we will be back!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary dinner
    localresident
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    My wife and I came here for our anniversary dinner this year. We usually choose one of the high-end restaurants downtown, but decided on this local one. We were not disappointed. We started at the bar and enjoyed half-price happy hour cocktails with the friendly, energetic bartenders and other folks at the bar. It was busy and lively. We then retreated to the quieter dining area where we shared a delicious Angus steak appetizer followed by raw kale salads and scrumptious Chilean sea bass entrees. For desert we shared the upside down apple pie. The food was well-prepared and delicious. The service was casual and friendly. This is in our neighborhood and we usually pass it up. We'll be back more often.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I love the Polo Grill.
    SAMVMMM
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We love the Polo Grill. We have been coming here since it opened. The food is always exceptional and the service is good.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Father's Day
    nomnomnom
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Are you kidding me? A 2lb Lobster dinner with clams, mussels, boiled red potatoes, corn on the cob, a salad and desert for $32.50. What a delicious deal!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch at Polo Grill
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    I dined at the Grill for the first time ever & was with a friend who has dined there many times. We specifically went because it was Restaurant Week, & then were informed that it was only for dinner, not lunch. My food was delicious (I had New England Clam Chowder & the grilled vegetable Panini) but my friend's lunch was poor (she had the chowder, which was great, but her salmon entrée was terrible). The service was not good, as the utensils were removed after our chowder, as though we were finished dining, & the rest of the service was very SLOW. My friend complained to the catering manager & had her bill reduced by half. All in all, a disappointing experience.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • redecorated
    ladytodine
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    The new remodel is very nice. Cozy and contemporary. What's not to like about equestrian decor. I was with a group of 6 and no one was wowed about their dinner. One person had her steak over cooked. I had the egg rolls which were good and lettuce wraps which were not so great. My husband had salmon and it was also over cooked. On the brighter side, I was there with a large group for lunch and we were very pleased.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • ADandS
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    We went to Polo Grill to try its Savon Sarasota offering. We went at 7:30 on a Thursday and the place was not full at all. The service was excellent and each plate was delicious. It is the first time we came back to Polo Grill in 5 years after a bad service experience. All OK Now!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • For your information
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    Menu limited wait staff friendly but lacked experience. Pepper mill asked for twice. No milk served with coffee. Food was not served hot ,warm
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • lessismore$
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Beautiful establishment, amazing bar area and wine room. Our appetizer and main course tasted good but the shrimp cocktail is over priced for four small shrimp, should be colossal size. Be sure to have your waiters let customers know that the added ice cream on the lava cake is an additional $3.00, again over priced. The kitchen was out of three main courses and our first choice appetizer.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 18 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 607 reviews are from the Polo Grill - Lakewood Ranch reviews archive.
  • SURPRISE!!!
    PrivateDiner
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Having been here for Mothers' Day brunch before, expected the same thing. It was a surprise how good the food was and how fresh it was even though on a buffet. Something for everyone, well prepared, well presented, and staff was extremely helpful.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointing
    lululucci
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    The food was mediocre. I was surprised when the first course of the buffet, raw oysters and delicious smoked salmon, did not offer any utensils with which to serve. I mentioned this to two employees who were in the area with no results. Another guest asked and there were finally tongs to serve the salmon. Still no utensils for the accompaniments for the oysters were available. No flower for the mothers which is offered at other restaurants and no complimentary mimosas. We were prepared to have more than one. We also objected to the assigned gratuity of 20% which is usually only done for large groups. We would rather have had the opportunity to decide for ourselves the appropriate gratuity. Superior service is gladly compensated.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mother's Day 2014
    thescrutinairedotcom
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    We ate here for dinner to celebrate Mother's Day! The special of Veal chop was divine. The other two plates were well put together and showed well. The taste was lacking a little seasoning but overall well done. We would have liked our waitress to have checked on us more often especially since there was not a lot of other seated tables in the dining room.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Our Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Overall we had an excellent experience. The level of noise from the bar was so loud that we had trouble hearing each other at the table. However, at our request, they closed the door between the bar and the restaurant and all was well from that point on. Our server, David, did a fine job; there when we needed him but not overly attentive. The food was exceptionally good!!! Raves for the grouper, salmon and pasta dishes!!! We will return!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Find!
    LoveGreatFoodVIP
    Dined on 4/28/2014
    This restaurant specializes in great service and great food that is healthy and absolutely delicious. From grass fed meat to smooth wines. I went two nights in a row. I wish I lived here.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Great Easter Sunday brunch, service and food great.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food Review
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    There was not as good a variety as previous years and my group felt the food was not as good.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    We look forward to "special days" brunch. Food is scrumptious and service is superb. We seem to celebrate all our special events with the Polo Restaurant.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Easter Brunch with the masses.
    PeterRabbit
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Don't usually do brunches and almost go out to dinner on Easter. Polo Grill did a stellar job of taking care of everyone and handling an exceptionally large crowd with some wonderful food covering many varieties that had to satisfy everybody's desires. I wanted to sample most everything and ended up not eating for the rest of the day and the following day!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Gem in Lakewood Ranch
    CLIFFSIDEVIP
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    A great place for a wonderful lunch or dinner. The creation of food pairings and ingredients make all dishes a wonderful experience.the The service is first rate and very friendly. We will be coming here for years to come
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, interesting atmosphere,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Great food, interesting atmosphere, convenient location. The wine room is in the middle of the restaurant encased in glass floor to ceiling. Tables located around this room give it a unique feel. The food is somewhat unusual but still appealing to the conventional eater while also interesting to the 'foodie". The food is well prepared and displayed beautifully. We were a party of four and each of us found our meal more than satisfactory. The wait staff was well trained, very personable and very attentive. I highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • I have been in Florida for
    Blackcat
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    I have been in Florida for 4 months and I found the quality and presentation of the food to be the best yet. Service was also excellent
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.