It's been a long, long wait but the day has come... Ralph Lauren's POLO Bar opens today!!! Located at the reasonably new POLO store at 711 Fifth Avenue, in New York City it is a welcome addition to posh retail eateries i.e. Tommy Bahama, Giorgio Armani and Bergdorf Goodman to name a few) in the neighborhood. And with todays snow, what a divine retreat to snuggle up to a great burger and a Malbec!
Expected are the well executed interiors deliberately and skillfully displayed in all Ralph Lauren stores. All well derived, paying homage to the sporting lifestyle brand. Brass topped bar tables, white linen sheathing the table tops in the main dining room, surrounded by rich cognac leather banquettes, antique rugs and a roaring fireplace to greet you at the entry. Bucolic framed images of hunting and equestrian jaunts on the countryside. All eluding to a well lived life, which begins with family, friends with great food being the center of it all.
And it is all about the food after all. The setting of the restaurant is one of comfort and gatherings with friends and family. With that being said, beef will be supplied by Mr. Lauren's infamous Double RL Colorado ranch, several times a year. In the same manner as the Chicago and Paris restaurants baring his name. Light and vegetarian is available in addition to more comfort food favorites. In short, there's a little something for everyone. Oh, and another thing... I bet the bespoke dressed waitstaff consist of some of the most gorgeous people in the city. I can just imaging the 'cattle call', (insert pun) that went into hiring what will no doubt be a gorgeous and very well skilled staff.
I'm heading over a bit after noon. Anyone care to join me? All images are from the RL website, but you can bet I will be taking my own later!