The Polo Bar

4.8
687 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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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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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
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New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

I was very disappointed to say the least about my dinner here. The atmosphere was disappointing and I couldn't believe that the family sitting in front of me had their kid playing video game on his iPad at the dinner table. It was horrible and the couple sitting beside me was weird, anytime they coughed she kept apologizing that they didn't have any disease or nothing, it wasn't like I said anything to them. The food wasn't great, only the cocktail was good. Overall, based that you had to have a reservation to get in here and then you see this, it's appalling. Places that don't require such a strict reservation policy have better class of people as patrons than this place. I wouldn't go back or recommend it.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The BEST! Love the Polo Bar!!

OT
Argentina
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just Great! We’ll be back!

MM
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

For such an “affluent” Resturant, the guy who works at the reservation switchboard is of very low quality and standard and has no etiquette. Just his attitude and horrible telephone skills are enough to turn you off this place altogether.
I would pass on this Resturant as there are far better quality places with amazing friendly staff who have people skills training. Def would not go back here!

OT
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing dinner. Waiter was one of best in City.

FS
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The experience was great.
The food was delicious, well served and the atmosphere excellent!

H
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great evening with friends. Service was perfect. Bar and wait staff were welcoming and front of house was super accommodating when we were a tad late.
Food quality is excellent. And those bar snacks, delicious.

SM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Good food great atmosphere but very costly-55th and Fifth

T
Singapore
14 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent, Michael was the best waiter we’ve had in the several times we’ve visited here. Food was really good and fairly good choices, they’ll help if you need to tailor a menu item for specific reasons. Nice cocktail options, and some varied gin selections.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service and totally delicious.

SA
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cozy and chic
Excellent service and reliably good food

CS
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Start at the beautiful bar on the main floor. Although expensive, the drink are creative and accompanied by a trio of delicious snacks. Arrive at least 30 minutes before your dinner reservation to relax and enjoy the experience. Move downstairs for an old school dinner. The staff will be happy to split dishes in the kitchen. The corned beef sandwich and burgers are exceptional. It is a great place for a meal with friends and family.

DW
Western NC
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

OT
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love The Polo Bar. Want to make plans for ny birthday next year!!! I love you Ralph Lauren!

V
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and the experience were both amazing, we couldn't have asked for a better night!

BL
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent ambiance and service; we loved our dinner, especially the popovers! A wonderful place to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant, impeccable service, and delicious food. Special occasion, date night, or just for a good meal, it’s perfect. Excellent cocktails. My favorite is the Vesper Martini!

OT
New York Area
227 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

While the room is warm, decor nicely done, & tables well-spaced, the food was very disappointing. The popovers were delicious, but after one, we were not offered a 2nd, & without realizing it, our bread plates were removed. We ordered what we were told were"must-haves" --Shrimp Cocktail, Franks in Blankets, Corned Beef sandwich, Roasted Cauliflower, & none we agreed, had any distinctive flavor. The experience for people around us, seemed to be focused on what celebrity might walk into the room.

SI
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have waited a year to get in this place. It was worth it!
Great friendly, fashionable scene. Very attentive service. The food was very good. Can’t wait to go back.

PB
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stunning decor and atmosphere. Food and service were both excellent!

L
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent, would highly recommend, best total experience over a week of tasting NYC !!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

It was my husbands birthday. He enjoyed every bit of his meal.

JN
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A lovely Sunday evening dinner with friends. The space is beautiful, food excellent and service perfect!

JS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service and food. Fantastic cocktails !!

JT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love the Polo Bar. Great spot for a drink, and the food and service never disappoints.

w
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and ambience. A little noisy. Staff is very attentive and VERY professional I highly recommend.

OT
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A must go place in nyc!!!

HR
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the most exciting and exhilarating One of the most exciting and exhilarating experiences I have ever had dining.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Classy restaurant, excellent service.

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London
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Family dining early evening Very enjoyable very good service and excellent food . We had the New York strip and burgers All was well prepared and delicious

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about the Polo Bar was amazing! Looking forward to returning!

P
London
22 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I went twice during my visit the service is excellent and the fries are amazing although on both occasions they arrived luke warm but we asked for a replacement and the next ones were superb. I wouldn’t go for anything on the specials menu - I did this on the second occasion but it wasn’t anywhere near as good as my main the first time. The restaurant is elegant and it’s a really good atmosphere with lots of locals. I highly recommend it.

I
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Our server was excellent. But the hostess was annoying as we requested to be seated in middle section and since our reservation was at 5:30, it would have been easy for her to hold a table there.
She told me I should have come at 5 if I wanted that request? My reservation given to me by Polo /open table was 5:30!
Why would I come at 5:00 .
I think they have great servers but some of their hostesses just our inexperienced or have attitude.

k
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Overpriced, basic food.

FW
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A fabulous experience and one worth making the trip over from the UK for . Very difficult to get a table but once you do it doesn’t disappoint. The service is impeccable and the food was amazing . Very friendly waiting staff and we found Nick very knowledgeable.
We will definitely be returning when we are back in NYC

C
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Nicco was great

O
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, decor and ambiance. Bar for a drink before dinner is a must.

f
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful!
Beautiful evening, loved every minute
A wonderful change to most restaurants in today’s world . Very polite and friendly greeting (no snobby arrogance) our server Simone was wonderful
We are actually going back tonight before we leave to go back to San Francisco
Thank you Ralph Lauren for such a tasteful and dignified place!
Sydney Cresci

OT
New England
9 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The Polo Bar is always a favorite spot for dinner when I’m in NYC.
Service and Food is always consistent
My only call out is that, if we’re going to maintain the elevated experience, and we’re asked for Jacket Preferred, then I don’t know why so many people were in T-Shirts and Shorts, and other inappropriate clothing choices.

You would have a better chance to landing a private audience with the Pope, than to score a reservation. When you’re called to confirm your reservation, maybe people should be reminded what the dress code policy is?????

Just my opinion.......
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WG.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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