The Polo Bar

4.8
511 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 511 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been wanting to come here and thought it might fit the bill for a big birthday I had coming up. Was totally not disappointed. Excellent service and wonderful food. Cannot wait to come back! Thanks for making my birthday special!!

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M
Washington DC
44 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The most beautiful restaurant in NYC!!

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

An absolutely perfect experience ...

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

All around 5 stars between food, the service, and atmosphere. We definately will be returning.

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New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's just the very best place truly . I have been going since it opened 👌👌

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JL
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely wonderful... You need to dress appropriately and staff was amazing so be sure to leave each of them a nice tip for their amazing service. Book a month in advance... Its well worth it!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every detail was perfect!

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c
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Me and my daughters had dinner there this week and loved it. There is someone at the door that assures that you have a confirmed reservation or else I don't think that they just let people in. The menu was great, the cocktails were delicious and overall ambience was amazing. Service was attentive but not overly friendly. The wine by the glass that was suggested was $42 a glass so I am glad that I looked at the menu and saw the price before just agreeing to the suggestion. The least expensive one was I believe $24 a glass. This is not a place to go if you are on a budget. Still, I highly recommend it.

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MB
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I cannot express enough how great of a place this was. It was my first time to New York and The Polo Bar was one of my top places to see/eat at. We had reservations, which the staff was well aware of as they made it feel as if they knew me. We were seated in the bar area as we waited for our table, where our drink order was taken and fresh, hot snacks were given. The hostess took us down to our table where the bartender then brought our cocktails (the margarita was great). We started with the pigs in a blanket & the caviar and fingerling potatoes- both were AMAZING. It was also my first experience with caviar- not a bad one at all. I then had the 10 oz. filet which was cooked perfectly to medium rare with a crispy outside with the peppercorn sauce on the side which was great (I also tasted the creamy horseradish which was delicious as well). The filet was accompanied with onion rings that were the best I have ever had that complimented the steak well. We ordered a side of the roasted mushrooms and mashed potatoes. The mushrooms were different, more of a crisp texture, but the flavor was there. The mashed potatoes melted in your mouth. We ended with The Polo Bar Brownie that was hot, moist, and topped with delicious vanilla ice cream and a side of hot fudge for you to do your own pouring. With our brownie we enjoyed a glass of the Graham's 20 Year Tawny that was of course, amazing. The staff was respectful, attentive, & friendly. I cannot say one negative comment on this place besides it being in New York while I live in Texas.

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GR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding in almost every way. Food was perfectly prepared and service was spot on. The staff was warm and welcoming. Fortunately we had a corner booth given how crowded the seating was. Given the difficulty in getting the required reservation, it felt they were trying to maximize the dining room space the best they could. We loved the NY vibe. RL polo photos hanging on every wall and the RL monogrammed on nearly everything reminded us where we were in a classy way. Overall it was a memorable experience and highly recommend.

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TK
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious, and the ambiance and the details, were impressively (and exquisitely) 'on-polo-brand' to a "T"

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Houston
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beyond amazing! Way exceeded my expectations! Loved everything about this place.

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West Virginia
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

The restaurant overall was exceptional the food was good. The service was fine. The atmosphere was amazing

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful space & spectacular food. Can’t wait to go back next time I’m in NYC

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place. We had our anniversary there

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was fantastic, great atmosphere

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Oklahoma City
6 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AMAZING! I was so thankful I was able to get a reservation even if it was at 10:30 pm! Worth the wait and will definitely eat here again when returning to NYC!

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M
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible meal and service. Loved it

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T
Singapore
12 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner and service as always, very quick and responsive. Enjoyed the specials of the day, including black bass

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M
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderfull Bar / Restaurant!!
Delicous food and one of the best services in the town!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 5

The staff’s VERY VERY RUDE. Cannot comprehend how much rudeness we had with these staff.

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

As always The Polo Bar never disappoints, fantastic service and friendly staff all round. Food is amazing and the Moscow Mules are great here!

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Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The overall ambiance and bar scene at The Polo Bar was amazing and surprisingly quiet for all the activity! Great place after the theater! Drinks are excellent and service is professional and attentive!!!

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London
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Special plAce

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely outstanding

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New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot! And amazing service

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

Family Christmas vacation! Food was EXCELLENT!!! And service was very attentive and professional! Will always go back when in NYC!

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D
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We had 5:30 reservations and were seated right away in a charming area with lovely Polo-themed decor. Between the three of us we had oysters, a main dish, a dessert, and lots of cocktails. Having not spent enough time researching the Polo Bar we were shocked at the prices, but ultimately really enjoyed the meal and experience! The staff were very friendly and helpful and the ambiance was very nice. We must have had a bad oyster because one of our party was ill following the meal, but all in all we're very glad we tried it!

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LN
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
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 on December 14, 2018
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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New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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M
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2018
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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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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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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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
10 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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