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

Polo Grill - Lakewood Ranch Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.pologrillandbar.com
  • Email: tommy@pologrillandbar.com
  • Phone: (941) 782-0899
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday-Saturday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Sunday Closed for Lunch; Dinner Nightly: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
  • 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 (corkage fee applies), Private Room, 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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGood for Groups
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
Diner Reviews
  • "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
  • "First time at Polo. Wait staff was very good. Thought catch of the day meal was very bland - would not recommend. Wife had Red snapper that was a very nice dish. Vegetable serving size was small. Wine pricing was a good value (Bordeaux). Meal pricing was high based on the quality of the meals."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Spent a nice evening with a significant other. Food and cocktails were outstanding. Ambience was outstanding while the service staff on point. We also enjoyed a live band in the main bar afterwards."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Wine by the glass was good, salads were very good, Sea Bass was very good and hot. However, the broth and vegetables that the Sea Bass was served in was lukewarm and by the end of the meal it was cold and the rice that came with the Sea Bass entry was cold from the start. Waiter never came back to ask if everything was okay, and we didn't see him again until he brought our check - very poor service."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "We met friends fom out of town. Polo was recommended. The menu was diverse, the food was very good. The service was excellent!"
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "We were entertaining out of town guests, the Polo Grill makes a great place to bring our guests as the food is always more then good."
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "I ordered "Grilled Gul Grouper" , but it was pan seared. Very overpriced for what u get. Not impressed."
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "The food was very dry Short rib had no sauce, Salmon was dry had no sauce. Felt like it was left overs that was reheated.We had to ask for the candels to be lit.It was a special occasion Birthday, it was a major disappointment. Everything was set up previously including payment.I would not recommend it to a friend."
    Dined on 1/27/2014
  • "Food was tasteless . I ordered the lasagna. Server never came by the table to check on us. My husband ordered the lava cake. We were told 20 minutes. We asked twice about it. After 40 minutes our server told us he forgot to order it. BUT it wouldn't be on our bill. We ordered cappuccino and coffee. The cappuccino came right out but now sweetener . Coffee can 10 minutes later. We will not return to the Polo Grill."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "We eat A LOT of Caesar salads and this was the WORST we have ever had. 3 people ordered it at our table and no one liked it. No taste at all. 3 of us also ordered fish, 2 Sea Bass and 1 Grouper. They were EXCELLENT!!"
    Dined on 1/20/2014
  • "Generally great food and good service, though the onion soup was one of the worst I've ever had, and the dessert menu seemed quite limited and far less imaginative than the basic menu. What will prevent us from returning, though, is the noise level in the restaurant. It was not overly crowded when we visited and yet the noise made it difficult to chat with others at our table without shouting. Perhaps that's a function of tin ceilings or the tile flooring or maybe tables close to each other. Open Table may euphemistically call this an "Energetic" noise level but I call it an unacceptable din. We enjoyed the food but it was a welcome relief at the end of the meal to finally walk outside where it was quiet and peaceful."
    Dined on 1/14/2014
  • "We dined here on a Saturday night and felt the ambience was fantastic, service was average, and 1 of 2 food entrees needed help. Not sure if it was the service or kitchen to be faulted but the Snapper that I ordered came out cold and bland. Otherwise, the appetizer, other entree, and dessert was great. Wine list was excellent. The greeter was pleasant and timely."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "We entertained guests from Minnesota. We ate outside and enjoyed the privacy of conversation as well has enjoying the surroundings. The food was great. We ordered prime rib, salmon with penne marsailla , grouper and salmon with honey. Everyone raved about their food and were very impressed with the food and the service."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "The Food, Service, and Managerial Supervision was Excellent. With a superb list of wines to start, followed by a great house salad and meal thereafter, everything was found to be excellent. We would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for an elegant and excellent meal."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "Great salad with goat cheese pillow and lyonaisse potatoes were delicious. I had the whole rack of lamb which was delicious and my wife's filet was perfectly cooked."
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "This was the first time we have been back to Polo Grill since their renovations. The food and service was very good. The bar was still very loud. I thought they were going to do something to help with acoustics, but nothing has changed. Hard to concentrate with the echoing noise. Though I am glad they put the doors on so when we moved to the dining room it was much quieter. The lights were way too bright. I prefer a cozier setting when at a nice restaurant. But besides the bright lighting, everything was very good. Glad to see some improvements."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "We went on a Monday without head chef there and it wasn't crowded at all so there is no reason for the food not coming out HOT! Taste of the food I would rate at 3.5 , again I'm sure due to chef not being there. But the waiter we had was outstanding! And the atmosphere is lovely. So will definitely return on another day!"
    Dined on 1/6/2014
  • "My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our meals and drinks. The service was quick and exceptional. The staff made this a special New Year's Eve."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Our server seemed to have as his main mission getting us out of the restaurant as quickly as possible, despite us telling him that we were in no rush. We had barely finished one course before the next was served. We picked wine to match the courses and had hardly touched our glasses before it was time to move to the next one. The food was quite nice except for the vegetables with the main course, which were oddly both soggy and under cooked. $250 and 90 minutes later we were out of the restaurant."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Was happy to have made a reservation for Polo Grill after reading many happy reviews on the menu. My dinner was very good. However the table we sat at was along the wall where I sat on a booth that stretched the length of it. It made it difficult for the server to place the food. Sooo in doing so he tipped the dish and I wore part of the meal. My clutch was sitting beside me and open and was the recipient of the vegetables and broth which I can't seem to get the odor of the broth out. I know this was an accident and I accepted their apologies with no complaints but now wish I would have insisted on some compensation to at least cover the cost of a new clutch. By the way, there were only two of us and they added a 20% gratuity to the bill."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Second year in a row to attend Christmas Day buffet Food excellent, a couple items not as hot as could be , however very flavorful. 20% gratuity was automatically added to bill, we were only 2 people which we found as odd."
    Dined on 12/25/2013