The Polo Bar

4.8
332 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
Reviews from verified diners
332 reviews
4.8 out of 5 Stars
Outstanding
85%
Very Good
12%
Good
3%
Fair
0%
Poor
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4.6
food
4.7
service
4.9
ambience
4.4
value
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Cumpleaños

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

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 6 days ago

Best American food ever !!!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

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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5.0Dined on July 9, 2018

Amazing atmosphere, great service and delicious food!! Pretty decor.

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Outstanding restaurant

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5.0Dined on July 5, 2018

Birthday , amazing, the bar is awesome, the decorations is beautiful and th service was perfect.

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5.0Dined on July 3, 2018

It was a wonderful time with my friend. Nick presented perfect information about special menu. We hope to visit soon.

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5.0Dined on July 3, 2018

Absolutely loved our experience at the Polo Bar. I've never had such a classy experience when going out for a cheese burger! The Atmosphere is everything you would expect from Ralph Lauren. From being greeted by the hostess to every other member of staff we came into contact with, we were treated like VIP's.

The food was suburb and plentiful and the cocktails, perfect.

My only disappointment was that, there is supposed to be a strict dress code, which wasn't adhered to by all patrons at all, yet they were still allowed to dine? I'm not talking about having a formal jacket, etc either, like literally, a couple of people were super casual, which, for me, somewhat affected the ambiance of the restaurant. I know it sounds snobbish but I don't see the point in having a dress code, if its not to be enforced. Reservations are limited, so its not like they are short of business if they say "no".

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5.0Dined on July 2, 2018

Wonderful food & service. Birthday dinner for my 17yr old. She even enjoyed it! Pricey but worth it for fine dining. 😊

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5.0Dined on July 2, 2018

Wonderful all the way around!

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5.0Dined on June 27, 2018

Had the best dinner and dining experience. Food and drinks were amazing.

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5.0Dined on June 27, 2018

Exquisite experience overall, staff are very attentive and friendly

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5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

Simply an amazing restaurant! The overall experience is superb from start to finish!

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5.0Dined on June 22, 2018

Excellent service great for special occasions

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3.0Dined on June 19, 2018

The restaurant is beautiful and the food was good, although I had the Polo burger and expected it to be better. I asked for medium and it was more well done and came out a bit dry. It had no taste, I really thought it would be a great burger but it wasnt. Fries were good. the desert was very disappointing. When you ask for ice cream in a nice restaurant, you expect a lovely presentation but we were givin a scoop of icecream in a bowl, with no garnash, nothing surrounding, no cookies, nothing.
also, the biggest disappointment was that I had looked on line and saw a champagne rose cocktail ($21) on line. We ordered it at the resto and when we paid, the waiter said no its $31. thats robbery and unfair. I didnt want to argue so I paid it but left a very bad taste in my mouth.

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5.0Dined on June 19, 2018

Excellent as usual, great drinks too!

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

My husband and I had a phenomenal experience at the Polo Bar. The food was great and the service made it memorable. We were particularly impressed with our waitress, Krista. She was extremely professional and went out of her way to provide us with a good experience.

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

We came for our 7th wedding anniversary and could not have made a better choice. The food was excellent and the sommelier recommended a fantastic blend. I had the Polo Burger and my husband had the ribeye; both meals were amazing! The service was exceptional as we didn't need to ask for a thing and to top it off, they brought out a complimentary espresso ice cream dessert for us. The waitstaff anticipated any requests and brought them before we could ask. Also, we came about thirty minutes early and had a drink in the bar area. We received great service there as well. They brought us fried olive, nuts and homemade potato chips. I can't wait to come back!

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

So fun!! Celebs sighted!

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

Food, service and atmosphere were top notch. Definitely a place for special occasions. Service was attentive but never rushed.

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

Everything was delicious, especially the cocktails, and the restaurant is beautifully elegant in traditional “club” style. At the end of the meal, they— unprompted— brought our guest of honor (our new graduate) a piece of cake with a little candle, which was a lovely surprise. My only complaint was that the service was a little slow, and not in the “give the meal time to unfold” way, more like the staff was overwhelmed and not available. Nonetheless, we had a great meal and evening and we will gladly return.

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5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

Great experience at Polo Bar- food was excellent served by pleasant staff. Front desk personnel warm and inviting. Wonderful evening.

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5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

Everything and Everyone was amazing will definitely becoming back I would like to thank the polo bar for an amazing experience

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5.0Dined on June 13, 2018

Impeccable. From beginning to end. Top notch!!

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5.0Dined on June 13, 2018

Love love love this time pretheatre was absolutely perfect!

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5.0Dined on June 13, 2018

Great late night

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4.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Everything was great except the last part of dinner- Coffee ($5 doesn’t have the price on desert menu) taste like water with delicious chocolate cake, pretty bad ending......

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Excellent food ! Excellent everything !

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Simply exquisite and this was our second time here. Zoe, from France, was absolutely lovely and made our dining experience wonderful.
Thank you very much.
Suzie Belt

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4.0Dined on June 6, 2018

Never disappoints

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

This was my second early evening dinner at the Polo Bar. The restaurant looks as you might imagine it would...warm wood, rich saddle leather seating and
equestrian prints and artwork on the walls. The staff is professional and accommodating. The menu is very much about comfort food. Burgers, steak and a few seafood offerings are the mainstays. On my first visit I had the halibut entree, which did not disappoint. The fish was well prepared and delicious. On my second visit, I felt that I wanted to taste their famous burgers. I ordered a special burger, the St. Germaine, and my husband ordered the classic burger, which is always on the menu. We cut them in half so that we could sample each. The St. Germaine won, but both were excellent. We each enjoyed a glass of Grenache, which was a great accompaniment. If you like coffee ice cream, by all means order this one. It was by far the best I have ever had.

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5.0Dined on June 4, 2018

Extremely great atmosphere, lovely food, perfect service, interesting crowd - we had a great time!

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3.0Dined on June 4, 2018

Food was absolutely fine but the service not so. I felt ignored and staff very artificial. I asked to see the desert menu but instead was given the check. No one escorted me out or opened the doors. I expected more, being used to the superb service I get at similar level restaurants in London.

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4.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Very pricey especially the liquor. The food was excellent

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Best restarant in New York

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