The Ralph Lauren global Hospitality collection is comprised of four restaurants including The Polo Bar in New York City, Ralph’s in Paris, RL Restaurant in Chicago, and Ralph’s Coffee & Bar in London, as well as Ralph’s Coffee shops located in New York, Hong Kong, and Tokyo.
To merely step foot inside the Polo Bar , a reservation is required. And if you call for a table, there’s at least a one-month wait.
I want it to be the best restaurant of its kind in Paris , offering great American food in the most beautiful and romantic setting. It has gracious hospitality with a glamorous yet informal sophistication.
The main difference between Polo and Ralph Lauren is the logo. Polo has two polo players in their respective horses while Ralph Lauren polo has only one polo player on his horse and has his mallet raised high. Polo was the brand established in the year 1981, while Ralph Lauren was started in the year 1967.
“ Ralph Lauren was one of the first American luxury brands to reach across many different categories, and that is really what made it successful,” Lawry explains, pointing out that the company has at least 25 different lines, including the lower-end Polo and Chaps.
You can go sit or stand at the bar, but you can’t eat there. You can only eat at a table. And there’s nothing you can do to get a table. You can’t make a reservation : there are no reservations .
The Polo Bar Wear a look that’s equally polished: a forest green leather skirt, ivory silk blouse, a fancy coat, and understated accessories by the man himself. Once comfortable, sink back with your dirty martini and enjoy some of the Fashion Week’s best people watching.
Rolf’s German Restaurant in Gramercy is an Instagram favorite year after year. With the extravagant floor to ceiling Christmas ornaments, twinkle lights and ribbon, they really know how to pull in a crowd. Because it’s so popular, it’s best to make a reservation (call 212-477-4750 or 212-473-8718).