The Polo Bar

4.8
394 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
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 394 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.9
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent! It was a pleasure being again at the Polo bar!

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KF
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing place! All the food is good, and service is accommodating but not overwhelming.

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Y
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience overall. Lovely space and beautiful tactile experience!

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s
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

delicious menu and beautiful ambiance only Ralph Lauren could do . Everything shines especially the staff

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G
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Beautiful classy place. Typical of a Ralph Lauren ambiance. Definitely will be going back!

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l
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I still love this place. The ambience and service make me feel special! I go for special occasions because this is a tough reservation to get and it’s fairly expensive for a cheese burger. But that’s what I love most there. Also must get the cocktail franks to start.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

雑誌で見かけて予約の上、訪問しました。
雰囲気や料理はもちろんのこと、サービスも素晴らしく、
良い時間を過ごせました。

料理や、それに合うお酒のアドバイスを丁寧にしてもらえ良かったです。
平日の17時からの予約ということもあり、
スーツ姿の人が多かったものの、シャツに綺麗目のチノパンで行きました。
若干浮いたものの、観光客のほとんどはカジュアル〜綺麗目の服装でした。

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w
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great ambiance. Small menu but a broad choice. Highly recommend.

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j
West Sussex
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed a birthday meal at the polo bar. It’s a very stylish although not ostentatious atmosphere. The decor and presentation are as you would expect and the food very good. Portions are large so be sure you are hungry. Overall I would highly recommend to anyone visiting NYC whether you are a brand devotee or simply want to enjoy a fabulous evening in beautiful surroundings.

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M
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 5

Locale splendido e caratteristico.

Qualità del cibo e offerta assolutamente non in linea con il prezzo richiesto.

Ottimi cocktails.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Loved this restaurant and am already trying to figure out when to go back!

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LW
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We were in NYC to visit our son and future daughter in-law. Our son suggested The Polo Bar for dinner and we were not disappointed. The food , service and ambiance was great and we would go back again.

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GC
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

The food was just okay but the service was phenomenal. Probably won’t go back but glad we tried it.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredibile experience and amazing food

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RF
New Mexico
26 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 5

We were so excited to enjoy. However were not seated until after 45 minutes after our reservation and my husband had to remind them. Were about to leave, they said let’s make it better, okay... ordered, they didn’t have their menu available lol! So we left! Went to another wonderful restaurant!

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FT
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Finally made it here to this timeless and classic spot. Great classic NYC upper end bar w amazing bartenders and cocktails. Downstairs restaurant furnished w classic Polo style and great hamburger😎

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RK
Miami
20 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always food did not disappoint. Great cozy table in one of the corners. Enjoyed an excellent summer cocktail, too.
One of our most favorite spots.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I enjoyed diner with my family. I felt fantastic atmosphere of Ralph Lauren. The food quality is very good for bar food the corned beef sandwich was very nice as was the burger. Overall great place in case of feeling about New York .

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OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 5

Ambiente molto bello se l'atmosfera era chic non altrettanto puo' dirsi dell'insistenza da parte della cameriera nel richiedere se volevamo ordinare altro..le abbiamo detto che dopo l'antipasto avremmo deciso (preciso che l'unico orario in cui abbiamo trovato posto era le 17) ma alla terza volta le abbiamo chiesto se era obbligatorio ordinare un minimo di portate...abbiamo ordinato due tartare di tonno totalmente insapore con insalata piu' vecchia di me e due dolci che invece erano molto buoni un bicchiere di vino bianco totale 115 dollari..sul prezzo nulla da dire perche'lo avevamo messo in conto

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service with a surprise champagne and dessert to celebrate my friend's special birthday. The service was great. Thanks for making it such a special night.

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JH
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Fantastic experience, visit every time we come to New York

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food!

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FD
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nick our server was fantastic. the décor and service was top notch. The food was well prepared and very tasty.

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OT
Oklahoma City
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our first visit. We really enjoyed it and will return when we return to NYC.

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AM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Caleb was an excellent waiter in the sense that he was accessible. I ordered the BLT salad and the New York Strip Steak 16.oz (medium rare). The meal was literally one of the best meals of my entire life. Ralph Lauren knocks one out of the park again with "The Polo Bar' culinary and restaurant concept. I will be a lifelong diner at The Polo Bar.

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E
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The quality of food and dining service was very good. The wine list was extensive but expensive. The mark up on one wine that we are very familiar with was in the order of 600% of retail pricing. The ambiance was spoiled by the raucous behavior of some diners and the failure by staff to address this behavior when requested.

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a
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 5

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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JC
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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CA
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it! Exception service, food and cocktails.

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

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went with a friend and we really enjoyed ourselves. The decor was beautiful, our service was great and the food was AMAZING! This restaurant is upscale and everyone dresses up even the children dining with their parents are very groomed and stylish.

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P
Louisville
21 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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DS
Naples
17 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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TG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love everything about the Polo Bar!

Highly recommend!

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L
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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TL
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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l
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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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B
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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L
Miami
30 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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E
Orange County
49 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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M
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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