The Polo Bar

4.8
366 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
The Polo Bar is Ralph Lauren’s first New York restaurant, serving seasonal American classics and Ralph Lauren’s personal favorites in a setting that pays homage to the sophisticated equestrian heritage of his world. Warm and inviting, The Polo Bar offers cocktails and light fare at the bar and dinner in the main dining room downstairs.
Please note that only pre and post theater reservations are available online. Our reservations office is open from 10:00 to 8:00 every day to assist with booking all other reservation times.
Dining Style
Elegant Dining
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Cuisines
American, Steak, Vegetarian
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Hours of operation
5:00pm to 10:30pm Tuesday through Saturday
5:00pm to 10:00pm Sunday and Monday
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Phone number
(212) 207-8562
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Jacket Preferred
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between Fifth Avenue and Madison Avenue
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Parking details
The nearest garage is Ampco System Parking at 17 E.54th Street, 212 308 3770.
Also close by are Icon Parking, 767 Fifth Avenue at 59th St, 212 980 7092 and Ultimate 54 Parking, 62 East 54th street,
212 688 3231
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Public transit
E, M at 53rd street
F at 57th street
N,Q, R at 5 Ave/59th street
Additional
Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 366 People Are Saying
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4.8
service
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2.0Dined 2 days ago

I never write reviews...but this warranted one!! Our server did not care that we were there at all! The fries were cold...bummer since they hype about serving hand cut fries. And in the beginning the hostess was very confused where to sit us, even though we were there on time & had reservations! With so much hostess staff...they could have had this figured out. She sat us at one table and then had us move across the entire restaurant to sit at another table! It was very busy and loud...we didnt mind. The ambiance is really nice. But the server just blew it! The food is nothing special...but SERVICE should be everything at a place like this!!

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

From the welcome to the bill, I enjoyed every moment. Staff very friendly, if and when I come back to new york, I would love to come back

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Loved it! Exception service, food and cocktails.

I would return here again next time I'm in NYC.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Food and service was great. Great cocktails and people watching too!!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Very Solid all around, food, service, ambiance.
Great addition to NY dining. Will be back.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Love everything about the Polo Bar!

Highly recommend!

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5.0Dined on August 14, 2018

Love the diversity of the menu. Classics surrounded by fun foods we all like to eat (ie. pigs-in-a-blanket).
Could have gone home happy with just the warm popovers.
Service was impeccable--friendly, informative, not stuffy.
Dining room decor, as expected, was warm, inviting and felt comfortable.
It was the first visit for our family and we will be back.
Jo Ann Flynn

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5.0Dined on August 11, 2018

Excellent something for everyone!
Excellent food
Excellent staff
What more could you ask for

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5.0Dined on August 11, 2018

We have been looking forward to dining The Polo Bar since it opened...We just had to wait for a return visit to NYC! What a beautiful dining environment! The service was better than expected, and the experience upheld the Ralph Lauren brand perfectly!

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5.0Dined on August 11, 2018

one of the few restaurants where service is superb without being pretentious. Carlos was jovial. :)
Food outstanding

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5.0Dined on August 11, 2018

Everything was amazing from food , service decoration and the great ambience loved everything from the polo bar restaurant not to mention the location.

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5.0Dined on August 10, 2018

When our grandchildren turn 10 they craft their own vacation. We are from California and our grandson chose New York for his trip. This was our last night in the city and they couldn't have been nicer to him here. I had the Dover sole and it was outstanding. Started with a salad of the day which was grated zucchini and arugula. Our grandson recommends the pigs in a blanket and the salmon. The atmosphere is old school clubish. Very inviting. Really enjoyed our evening.

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5.0Dined on August 10, 2018

We had a 5:00 reservation before attending a Broadway show. We were seated right away. The service was excellent as well as the food and ambiance. We were not rushed. It was a wonderful dining experience. I HIGHLY recommend it!

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5.0Dined on August 9, 2018

Polo Bar is a must stop in NYC. Great meal & service (Hannah was especially good).

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5.0Dined on August 8, 2018

Good menu choices. Food and service were excellent. It was a bit loud. It was hard to have a conversation

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

We called to let them know we were at a
show and running behind and they kindly held the table for us. Had a great dinner date, thank you!!

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Top notch. Ribeye was phenomenal

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Had a fun early dinner and though it felt a bit loud at times we enjoyed dining in a "hot spot" even at 5:30.
Staff was wonderful!

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5.0Dined on August 3, 2018

Bday party for my wife was amazing

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4.0Dined on August 2, 2018

The ambiance is amazing. The summer drink with champagne and grapefruit juice was fantastic. The chicken paillard was tasteless. Dessert was wonderful. Lemon tart with fresh blueberries and ice cream.

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4.0Dined on August 1, 2018

Great decor, appetizers and drinks. Friendly wait staff. Ordered Corn Beef sandwich which was very good. GF had steak and onion rings. She was pleased with her order. Desert and coffee was outstanding! Requested corner seating, which didn’t happen. Overall, great place to eat and be seen.

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4.0Dined on July 29, 2018

We loved everything we ordered as well as the excellent service. This hidden gem is a must if you like American cuisine at the highest standard and in a luxurious sitting. For example, we had the best French fries and chocolate brownie here that I think I’ve ever had, along with a delicious simply grilled fish and a Caesar salad. We will be back.

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

We were seated promptly. Service was impeccable. Food was delicious. Dishes are nothing complicated but very well done

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5.0Dined on July 25, 2018

I love everything about this place!
The drinks (old fashioned).. the food
It’s all delicious!!!
Oysters, pigs in the blankets.. slam a cold beer...
Burger...
Rib eye
Can’t go wrong
Share all with the table!

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5.0Dined on July 25, 2018

Fantastic experience!food was gorgeous, service and servers first class!
Expensive though!

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5.0Dined on July 25, 2018

Outstanding ambiance, excellent food and a unique, down to earth menu

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5.0Dined on July 25, 2018

Great service and a great atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on July 23, 2018

A must do experience. WOW. If you don't fall in love here then it won't happen.

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

Everything was lovely. Couldn’t be better.

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

So fun for before the theater dinner!
Great ambience and wonderful waitstaff.

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5.0Dined on July 20, 2018

The Polo Bar delivers. Beautiful Ralph Lauren look; friendly staff; tasty, appropraitely priced food.

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5.0Dined on July 20, 2018

Wonderful Birthday celebrations

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5.0Dined on July 18, 2018

Cumpleaños

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4.0Dined on July 16, 2018

Food was outstanding.. the waitress seemed overwhelmed. She never told us the specials, which we would have liked and ordered. The food we did order was outstanding. Manhattan prices for sure.. but none the less, good quality. Started with vegetable salad, and for entree, I ordered the halibut, and my daughters ordered the Chicken under brick, and the veal milanese. Dessert was the cherry pie, which tasted amazing and very fresh. We went before show at Radio City, while making the reservation, I left a message with hostess that it was my daughter's birthday, but they DID NOT acknowledge. Too many aimless employees walking around trying to look busy. The best part was the bus boy, who was more accommodating then all. He was kind enough to hold our left overs until we got back from the concert. Would go back, but it would have to be another SPECIAL occasion.

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5.0Dined on July 16, 2018

Best American food ever !!!

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

We love the Polo bar and our servers were amazing!!!!!!

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3.0Dined on July 13, 2018

Very difficult to get a reservation and won’t seat your party until everyone arrives. Attitude was a wet blanket on the experience.

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5.0Dined on July 13, 2018

Great experience. We will definitely be back.

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3.0Dined on July 12, 2018

The ambiance is amazing, especially the bar area. The food was okay. I was disappointed in my filet, not the best steak considering the price. Burger was good, salad was fresh but a bit bitter. The best part is the fried olives in the bar. The hostess had the usual NY attitude and thought she was the cutest girl there, need to loose that considering the clientele.

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5.0Dined on July 9, 2018

Our 52nd wedding anniversary was made special indeed by the amazing food and service at the Polo Bar. We had been wanting to eat there mostly because the photos of the inside looked beautiful. We didn’t have high expectations about the food. But from the moment we were greeted at the door in a warm welcoming way, to the end of our delicious meal, we knew we would be back again. The food is simple, but done perfectly. We had dover sole and filet mignon, shared BLT salad and ice cream sundae. Delicious....and the popovers are amazing. The service was warm and attentive, with out feeling hovered over. It made our wedding anniversary one we will remember.

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