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The Polo Bar

4.8
251 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
Perfect For:
  • 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

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Please join us at The Polo Bar on Mother's Day, Sunday, May 13th when we will be open for Brunch from 11:00am to 2:00pm and for Dinner from 5:00pm to 9:30pm.
At Brunch we will serve our regular menu with Mother's Day specials.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 251 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.9
ambience
4.2
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Love it here. The service is exceptional and the menu is perfect.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

It was my first experience at the Polo Bar and I found it delightful. Wonderful meal.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Although it is a very difficult table to get, it is worth it.

Such pleasant staff, gracious service and so beautiful. The popovers alone make it worthwhile. Chicken is superb as is the burger.
A little overpriced but who cares.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Fantastic old school New York dinning experience. Great food, great service, and a great atmosphere. Top notch!

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

A little noisy, very busy, excellent service and food in an elegant setting. Worth dressing up for.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

First time visit

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4.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Compared to other NYC fine dining the prices were higher than average with no special perk at the end of the meal. If I am going to pay $70 for a steak then I want a chocolate or some surprise at the end of my meal.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Great Gem! Wonderful food and ambiance.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Great food and drinks! The service is very good also. I would recommend this and am planning on dining here again in the future.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Fantastic service. Food was delicious. Can't wait to come back

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Great service great food

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3.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Very disappointing. Did not come close to meeting our expectations other than decor.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

We came in after a Broadway show and had a great time. The food choice is simple, but plenty. The surroundings reflect an equestrian culture. The wait staff was responsive and nice. A very good time was had by all.

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

This place is old school fine dining at its best. The service is doting and the ambience is sublime.
As for the food, I had the Dover sole, which is pricey but delicious. The vegetable salad, was underwhelming and I wouldn’t recommend that at all.

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4.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Excellent as always but prices seem to have ballooned lately. Ordered one of the specials, Lamb Chops. 3 nice and delicious but not large chops. Much like the lollipop chops you get as appetizers at some restaurants. Enjoyed the meal until the bill came. The price for the chops was $72. Was not told this in advance. Expected probably around $40 but not $72. Pretty ridiculous, and the wine by the glass I had was $24, also somewhat ridiculous. I love the place but for those prices it needs to be ultra gourmet. Even most Michelin star restaurants in NYC are more reasonably priced with much more elevated dishes. Food quality and the service are great, although the menu is "country club like" with fairly basic standard fare.

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

It was a really cosy restaurant, I would defenitly go back if it wasn’t so overprised.

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

My girlfriend and I were lucky to get a table at the polo bar during our holiday in NYC, and boy were we glad!
Everyone from the staff were so welcoming, kind and very professional.
We had a great evening with great drinks fod and wine, together with the one of a kind service.
This is a place worth a visit and we will recommend it any day as well at you can count on us dining there next time were in NYC.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Expensive, but good for a treat! We were tourists in NYC and it was definitely worth a nice dinner out. Service and food was amazing.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Great Easter Brunch! Enjoyed the service and food was delightful!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Incredible ambience. Impeccable service. Our party was late for our reservation and the staff was extremely understanding and accommodating. Would highly recommend it to anyone for a special occasion.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Food was delicious. Service was fantastic. Great for a special occasion.

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4.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Kudos to the sommelier. Great advice and he read our group well--which was no simple task. We mostly had apps and drinks, but enjoyed the wine the most.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Bar service was excellent. Attentive hostess and coat check. The waiter was very distracted, I had to ask the specials and I had ask to refill my water glass. Overall, food was excellent and would definitely return.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Beautiful club room, good food, gets noisy when tables are full. The upstairs bar looks like a great spot for meeting friends for a drink.

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1.0Dined on March 25, 2018

I was very disappointed with my experience at Polo Bar. The cocktails upstairs prior to dinner were wonderful, as were the desserts, but the level of service was abhorrent. No sommelier present when ordering wines, which with type of a wine list should be standard. I asked for wine list, and the wine list was then presented to my husband instead. In 2018, if a woman asks for a wine list, common respect should be granted. After ordering, I watched the sommelier carry 2 bottles, then leave my white wine on a stack of menus next to the Micros machine while he served another customer. My waiter then saw the bottle, after a few minutes noticed it was mine, then proceeded to briefly show me the bottle and open it on a railing behind my head. Of course it was warm, which again, for this level of restaurant was absolutely disturbing. I was then told the wine was opened literally behind my ear was because they do "French service." Just stop.

The meals themselves were fine, although nothing special. It also took approximately 15 minutes to even order our meal. All in all, this was a very special occasion for me, and Polo Bar fell short on multiple accounts. I know it's supposed to be a scene, but if you are going to have a bouncer at the door, there should be the level of service to match.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Top notch! If you can get a reservation, GO! The ambiance, service & food are outstanding!

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Nice atmosphere what you would expect from RL GOOD FOOD! GOOD SERVICE!

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4.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Exquisite service. Exquisite ambiance.
I have always found anything that is associated with the Ralph Lauren brand is well done. This restaurant upheld that status.

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Elegant yet trendy. just a cool spot!
Celebrated my son's 18th birthday dinner there recently, experience was great!

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Wonderful dining experience

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Birthday celebrations

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

From making my reservation to leaving the restaurant everything was completely amazing. I was running late due to traffic and the reservatio. Agent worked a miracle and was able to push it to another half an hour.

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2018

We had an amazing experience and meal that exceeded pir expectations! Great food and flawless service from Nick, in a perfectly set restaurant. Loved it!

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2018

Our favorite restaurant bar none, ambiance is exquisite as you would expect from Ralph Lauren, wood walls, horse pictures, plaid appointments, wonderful food and service.... they treat us (myself and my fiance, two gay NYC Healthcare Execs) like family.... Can't recommend highly enough

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

It was fabolous!

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Me and my wife got lucky with a last minute reservation. The staff was really great and attentive to detail. The ambiance was amazing. Felt exactly like a secret club. The decor was “Ralph like”. Food was fresh, good variety and delicious. Can’t wait to come back..

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

It's very difficult to frequent a restaurant when you can only get a reservation at 5:30 PM or after 9:30 PM

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4.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Strong attention to detail and coordination. Staffing felt a bit corporate but I appreciated the efficiency. Good food and will be back for the amazing decor

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Beautiful and food was delicious
We all loved it

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5.0Dined on February 26, 2018

Wonderful service, very romantic and the food was delicious

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