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