The Polo Bar

4.8
482 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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 482 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.9
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LN
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice dining experience. The worst part is trying to get a reservation. Definitely no spontaneous dining!

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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

Waited 30 mins for our reservation to be put downstairs in a back room in a corner. Rude staff, waited entirely too long to get a drink order. The word TERRIBLE come to mind. Will never go back.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The way it should be. Organized, friendly, courteous, and delicious.

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M
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the time we walked into the Polo club till the time we left we had a fabulous experience. Our waiter Mike was gracious and knowledgeable, and helped us through the menu. Our cocktails were wonderful and our dinner was delicious. My friends and I are looking forward to coming back this summer and enjoying another wonderful evening at the Polo bar.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always we had the best time!

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BB
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Polo Bar is an iconic location that lived up to its reputation. It’s a beautiful space, particularly warm and inviting on a cold December evening. The staff was attentive and very friendly. The food and pink champagne were delicious. It’s a little pricey, so I’ll keep it for special outings, but I’ll definitely return. The bar looked terrific. Next time!

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J
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Amazing! Amazing food drinks, beautiful setting! Very new york!! Fun dinner spot for special occasion, but expect to pay.

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JC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incomparable Service!! Fabulous Food!! First Class Atmosphere!!

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 5

I have been trying to get in to this restaurant for 3 years, on every NYC annual holiday trip. We finally did and we’re somewhat surprised at the lack of good service. The food was mediocre. Nothing on the menu jumped out at either of us. Loved the fried olives in the bar area the best. But— when we got seated downstairs for dinner, we were pretty offended by our waitress, who had no time for us or interest in us. We did hear her tell the table nextdoor that she was from Texas (as were they), she was a struggling actor and she lived in Astoria, Queens. When she finally came over to take our order she seemed annoyed that she has to deal with us! And we are friendly Midwesterners! She then proceeded to hand us over to another waitress as we had just gotten our main course. The bathrooms were a disaster. In fact, I took photos. I will only go back for the bar, never for a meal.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 5

Service was absolutely terrible-our server never even came back ONCE to check on us after our food arrived. We had to flag down another server to get our check. What a joke.

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AO
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the moment you enter, you know you are in for a treat. Warm greeting by doorman and hostesses both upstair and downstairs. Classy, wonderful service and terrific food. I cannot wait to go back.

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z
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Polo Bar is always good. The food is great and the ambiance is fabulous.

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MR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We come here once or twice a year on our work trips and it's always phenomenal. The service is incredible, and the food and wine are always perfect. Sometimes you'll even see Mr. Lauren himself!

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TA
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful dining experience. This restaurant is absolutely beautiful, dining at its finest.

Will definitely go again .

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Miami
47 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

The place is beautiful! A place to see and to be seen! My food was delicious, from the crab cake to the steak and mashed potatoes. Another diner had the shrimp cocktail, delicious. She had a salad for dinner which was just ok. The other diners soup was just ok and his hamburger, their speciality, was undercooked. Our experience was less then wonderful. The green tea and black tea tasted like lavender, weird. The chocolate cake was really good. We shared it and it was more then enough. The service was lees then wonderful as well. They were all very nice but for the money, not attentive. We had to ask for things more then once. For example we got our dessert and then the tea and coffee never came. We should not have to ask to that a 2nd time. It was a NY experience but we won’t be back.

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Chicago
67 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great- just Great- just liike in Chicago and London. Quality. Excellent service. Massive wine list. Penfold’s- not possible to find in many places in the US!

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PR
Austria
11 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect as always

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food with fantastic service well impressed and a must when visiting NYC

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New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This is one of my favorite Resturant in NYC I have been there many times now and it never fails you the service is just incredible we had Christa this time as our server and she was great the food is good but not amazing but considering the ambiance and service you really can’t complain as what matters is quality which can’t be disputed

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OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Lived up to the hype. Fantastic atmosphere - will be back

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R
Dallas
19 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best room in the city. Outstanding food, service ambience and menu/wine list. Amazing place.

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AF
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our time at The Polo Bar was amazing. I took my boyfriend there for his birthday and didn't disappoint. The filet mignon blew his mind and my burger was great. Nick was very accommodating and helped us with all our needs. Would recommend

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SG
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Now this is my Number One restaurant in New York💫

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C
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience, the food, the service, the drinks. Great crab cake and sandwiches. Just a pleasurable experience. Great for visiting out of town family

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Family trip to NYC for Thanksgiving...

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D
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere and service, very appreciated birthday courtesy. Expected a little more creativity from food

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M
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First but not last visit as good as the RL clothing

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G
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Only complaint - need to do something about the receptionist and maitre d. Rude, impatient and inflexible. Not very good customer experience the first 15 minutes. But then excellent table service.

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Austin
7 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Polo bar is absolute favorite restaurant in NYC.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

We had a bad experience waiting to long for the second course .

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best spot ever

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LJ
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Polo Bar Restaurant lived up to it’s reputation for my wife and me. It was an A+ dining and decor experience, and it made a special night out extra special for us. The staff was welcoming, polished and exceptional in every detail too. Thanks again go to everybody at the Polo Bar!

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KL
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

The reasoning for the 2 star service is because I think it was so difficult to take 10 persons that wanted to book tables close to each other. We had to end up booking 3 separate reservation, because otherwise we would have to sit in a private room and order a fixed menu....When we got ot he restaurant we could see that you definetly had the option to sit us together without a problem ( we booked a long time ahead of our arrival and requested this early on), but made such a big deal out of it and set us separately. It was the booking agent that ruined this review for your service rating.

The waiter and the managers on duty were exceptional and fixed it for us that we could sit closer to each other. The waiters were excellent! The management was understanding after we arrived..

Ok, to have the "posh" factor, but should be more accomodating for your customers.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic experience. The food was excellent and so were the martinis!

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MA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Everything was excellent, the ambience is stunning. The waitress served us regular coffee (which we drank)when we asked for decaf.

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H
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great for older diners who arrive early.

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AB
San Antonio
9 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Whether you’re having an everyday dinner or celebrating in the city that never sleeps, Ralph Lauren’s Polo Bar is the place to be. The food, the energy, the cocktail list, the stunning decor... you can’t pass up an opportunity to dine here.

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G
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ralph Lauren fan? Walk in NOT knowing it is his restaurant and you'd say, "This is what a POLO restaurant would be if it were to exist". Perfectly appointed, staff clean and starched, knowledgable and at the ready. Art, seating, music, lighting-each deliver. The sum-perfection. Food across interest and taste levels, strong meat presence but plenty of veggies and lighter fare. Great for bight after a show or a drink to breathe in the energy imbued. Full meal for those seeking-and a hot dog or burger to savor amidst the Dover sole, butternut squash soup, and full-on course options. GO. If you can get in. And celebrate you got the table.

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OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was perfect!

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