What to Eat at the Polo Bar, Ralph Lauren’s Swanky Spot for American Classics

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The Polo Bar Burger with tomatoes, lettuce, pickles, onions, cheddar, and crispy bacon.
The Polo Bar Burger with tomatoes, lettuce, pickles, onions, cheddar, and crispy bacon. Photo: Paul Wagtouicz

Ralph Lauren’s first-ever New York restaurant opens today, conveniently located right next door to the new Polo Ralph Lauren flagship store on Fifth Avenue. The luxe décor is what you’d expect: leather banquettes, equestrian art, and plenty of plaid. It’s a nice addition to the still-desolate midtown scene — an elegant venue for classic cocktails and well-executed, simple dishes like oysters, crab cakes, and beef from Lauren’s ranch in Colorado. This is actually only Lauren’s third restaurant in the world, and the Chicago and Paris establishments are wildly popular. Take a look at the food and the space, and book your next power meal.

BLT salad with iceberg, cherry tomatoes, grilled Berkshire bacon, and Oregon blue cheese with herb-yogurt dressing.
BLT salad with iceberg, cherry tomatoes, grilled Berkshire bacon, and Oregon blue cheese with herb-yogurt dressing. Photo: Paul Wagtouicz
Autumn vegetable salad with roasted beets, carrots, fresh ricotta, and citrus vinaigrette.
Autumn vegetable salad with roasted beets, carrots, fresh ricotta, and citrus vinaigrette. Photo: Paul Wagtouicz
The Polo Bar Brownie with walnuts, homemade vanilla ice cream, and warm chocolate sauce.
The Polo Bar Brownie with walnuts, homemade vanilla ice cream, and warm chocolate sauce. Photo: Paul Wagtouicz
Old Fashioned, anyone?
Old Fashioned, anyone? Photo: Paul Wagtouicz
Posh.
Posh. Photo: Paul Wagtouicz

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The Polo Bar, 1 E. 55th St., 212-207-8562

What to Eat at the Polo Bar