The Polo Bar
Why it's hot: The newest Midtown celebrity hangout/country club is Ralph Lauren's first NY restaurant, located in the former Le Cote Basque space. The space has an old-New York feel and features a fireplace, hunter green walls, aged leather banquettes and a brass-topped bar. The menu, like the brand, is classic American and includes selections like the Polo Bar Burger, crispy kale salad, crab cakes, steaks and a corned beef sandwich. The dessert list features Ralph’s Coffee Ice Cream, made with a custom coffee blend. Naturally, waitstaff is clad in custom Ralph Lauren grey flannel trousers, leather wingtips and silk repp ties.
Must order: Pigs in a blanket, Polo Bar burger, Ralph's corned beef sandwich
The details: 1 E. 55th Street; 212-207-8562