Polo Ralph Lauren is the clothing line of choice for refined Hip-Hop heads, prep school attendees and sometimes Kanye West. The Polo Bar restaurant, an upscale eatery with all the flourishes you would come to expect from the house that designer Ralph Lauren built, is now open in Manhattan.
For those of us who will never attend a polo match and the dinner with the upper crust afterwards, there’s now Ralph Lauren’s Polo Bar at the designer’s flagship shop just south of Central Park. The equestrian-inspired space feels like it was stolen from a club for well-bred gentlemen in the early 20th century and plopped down on Fifth Avenue. Dark and highly varnished wood lines the ceilings, while rich mahogany leather is stretched across banquettes, horse paintings cover the walls, and riding hats hang from hooks in what looks like a very fancy mud room but is more likely the space outside of the restrooms.
The Polo Bar’s menu features straightforward American fare like Kale Ceasar Salad, Chicken Paillard, a Bone-In Ribeye and The Polo Bar Burger for $24. This is Lauren’s third store with outposts already open in Paris (Ralph) and Chicago (RL).
Please, don’t be that guy to stand up and yell “It ain’t Ralph, though!” in the middle of dinner service. Mostly because it certainly is Ralph.
Check out photos of The Polo Bar, now open located at 1 East 55th St., 0n the following pages.
Photo: Ralph Lauren