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Polo Grill - Lakewood Ranch
Polo Grill - Lakewood Ranch
  • Address:
    10670 Boardwalk Loop
    Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202
    Neighborhood:
    Lakewood Ranch
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $30 and under

Polo Grill - Lakewood Ranch Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.pologrillandbar.com
  • Phone: (941) 782-0899
  • 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: Contemporary American, Global, International
  • 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 (941) 782-0899 x232
  • 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.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
Diner Reviews
  • "Excellent new menu but still disappointingly quiet and lacks atmosphere making it too quiet for a couple alone."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Lover or dinner thank you Polo Grill we will be back!!!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "We love the Polo Grill. We have been coming here since it opened. The food is always exceptional and the service is good."
    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!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • " 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."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Menu limited wait staff friendly but lacked experience. Pepper mill asked for twice. No milk served with coffee. Food was not served hot ,warm"
    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!"
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/28/2014
  • "There was not as good a variety as previous years and my group felt the food was not as good."
    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."
    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!"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Great Easter Sunday brunch, service and food great."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "First visit, very enjoyable experience; attentive staff; unique dishes; delicious food; a little pricey for a casual dinner, but very nice for a special occasion! We would definitely return when we are in the area."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We had a reservation and had the table set up inside..When we got there asked to go outside...no problem it was done. Kids meals were brought out first, to keep them happy, great service..we enjoyed ourselves tremendously..."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "We went with friends and when we got inside the air conditioning was very cold. We asked for a table outside instead. It was very pleasant and the food was very good and well presented. Our server tended to forget us at times since I think he had several tables inside. However, he was very courteous and friendly. We would go there again."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "We just decided at the last minute to dine out. Polo Grill was a great choice for us. LOVE their 16oz Ribeye it is so flavorful and cooked to a perfect medium as I requested. Both my hubby and I love substituting the spaetzle for frites (fries) .. .. it's a nice change up and the chef is European, so the spaetzle are done to perfection!"
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "This was my first time visiting Polo Grill. My boyfriend and I went for our anniversary. I had the steak and it was great. I would recommend to anyone, especially for a special occassion!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "It was my wife's birthday and Polo's was suggested by her sister who has a friend who was singing there that night. The service was very pleasant. Servers were attentive without being intrusive. They were enthusiastic about helping with photos to commemorate the day. The food was as good as anything I have sampled in this country or in Europe or South America or any other place in the world I have visited. I have only one complaint and that was from after dinner. The volume level of the band in the bar. It was well ABOVE 90 decibels Hearing loss occurs with noise levels above 90 decibels. My ears are still ringing. Please be careful because some people in Florida have successfully sued for music noise levels that cause hearing damage."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Healthy delicious food + great service = perfect combination."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "All at this local place is good but the food rises above the service and atmosphere."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Met a friend for dinner at Polo Grill. We both had the same wine, the BR Cohn and loved it. The Goat Cheese Pillows on a salad was oh so yummy. Warm goat cheese surround by a filo and it's crusty. Not sure what the dressing is, but this dishes is delicious. My entree was the herb-roasted chicken with roasted brussel sprouts and I asked for polenta to replace the mashed sweet potatoes. This was a great and tasty dinner. Our server, Nancy, was very attentive and we wanted for nothing. A nice evening at the Polo B"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "I was there with three friends. My fish was so overcooked, it was dry and difficult to eat; filet mignon, ordered medium, was so charred on the outside it was crispy. When the bill came, we asked to put a certain amount on a credit card and the rest was in cash, this was such a foreign concept that the waiter enlisted the manager for help. The manager had no idea what to do and we finally decided to put the entire bill on a credit card so until we receive our credit card bill, we really have no idea how much we finally got charged. We ate in less than an hour and it took another 45 minutes to settle the bill and I'm quite sure we will have a surprise with our final visa bill. The worst restaurant experience in recent memory."
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "Service was excellent. Our steaks were cooked perfectly and delicious. Lovely restaurant."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Make reservations, because the place was hopping. Table was waiting when we arrived. Attention of wait staff was exceptional. Food was very good and well portioned."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "My wife and I visited the Polo Grill for a special occasion the other evening and we both really enjoyed the experience. Our server was very helpful and attentive. She answered our questions and made a few suggestions. The food and service was excellent and we will definitely return."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "I'm an occasional visitor to Sarasota so I got a local friend's advice for a nice night out, and this was good advice. All four at our table enjoyed interesting takes on familiar items, prepared with great skill. Some choices, like the kale salad I enjoyed to start, should become "familiar" and showed a willingness to give patrons a chance to explore. I like to order wine by the glass, and our server offered me two samples before I settled on a great match for my veal entree. When I get back to town, I hope to get back here."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "I was expecting more! We were there for the first time with a party of 5 adults. We made reservation for 7pm on a Friday, but really did not need to because the dining room was not very full. Waiter did not know the menu and the ingredients in some of the dishes. It’s just an average restaurant with average food/drink quality and service.Probably will not return. They do have entertainment and outside dining which is a plus."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Was not impressed. Heard and read so much. Waited for several minutes at the front. After seated waited at least 10 minutes before waitress approached us to even ask for a wine list. Food was good, but over all did not live up to expectations. We enjoy dining and service is a large part of it."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Great dinner as always, small problem with a dessert order but other than tat we loved it. We live close by and find this is one of our favorites."
    Dined on 2/15/2014