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The Polo Inn Bridgeport U.S.A.


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2017 Winner

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As Available; Call to Confirm.
Cup $4.5
Bowl $5.5
Homemade Soups
Soup selection varies; Call to Confirm.
Fresh Guacamole
Made-to-Order w/Our White Corn Cajun Tortilla Chips
Our Tomato-Basil Bruschetta
Raviolis or Gnoochi
drizzled w/Creamy Portobello Mushroom-Sweet Basil Pesto (NO nuts), freshly ground Black Peppercorns, Seasoned Grape Tomatoes, plus grated imported Pecorino Romano Cheese
Our Sally's Homemade Meatloaf
Two generous slices of baked, seasoned, lean Ground CERTIFIED ANGUS BEEF® glazed w/Our Seasoned Ketchup, served w/Homemade Mashed Potatoes and Grilled Vegetable Medley
w/Grilled Chicken Breast $16.5
w/Trio of Grilled New Zealand Lamb Chops $22.5
Our Seasonal Chopped Salad
Roasted Beets, Crumbled Blue Cheese, Smoked Bacon, sliced White Mushrooms, Grape Tomatoes, Red Onion, Cucumber, Orange Sections, Granny Smith Apples, Dried Cranberries, Crisp Romaine, Mesclun, and Fresh Spinach tossed in Our Red Raspberry Vinaigrette. Topped w/Chopped Scallions, and Our Garlic Croutons
"Taste of Chicago" Sliced Garlic-Mozzarella Cheese Bread
Baked Crab Cake Nuggets
13CT; served w/Louisiana Hot Sauce on-the-side
8oz Boneless Sirloin served w/Our Béarnaise Sauce on-the-side
9 Count - 3 of each $11.5
21 Count - 7 of each $20.5
36 Count - 12 of each $34.5
Shrimp Sampler
Chef's assortment of Butterflied Coconut,Breaded Fried, and Sautéed (16/20; tail-on) Shrimp. Served w/Louisiana Hot, Sweet Chili, and Our Cocktail Dipping Sauces on-the-side
Fire-Grilled Jumbo Shrimp
5 Count (16/20; tail-on) served w/Our Horseradish Cocktail Sauce
w/crumbled Blue Cheese $10.5
Sauteed Mushroom Skillet
w/Marsala Wine
Side $6.5
House Caesar Salad
Crisp Romaine Lettuce w/Our homemade creamy Caesar Dressing w/NO anchovies
Caesar Salad w/sliced Fire-Grilled Chicken Breast
Caesar Salad w/Seafood
Bay Shrimp and Crab shredded mix
Caesar Salad w/sliced Fire-Grilled Sirloin Steak
8oz grilled-to-order CERTIFIED ANGUS BEEF® Boneless Sirloin
Side $6.0
Garden Tossed Salad
w/Our Herbal-Italian or Red Raspberry Vinaigrette
Crisp Fresh Spinach & Red Onion
including Goat Cheese & Bacon w/Our Warm Bacon Vinaigrette
Pan-seared/baked Wild Alaskan Salmon Fillet
served on a bed of Crisp Greens, Cucumbers, sliced Red Onion & Avocado in a fresh Lemon Vinaigrette
Our Sandwiches are served w/Romaine Lettuce and our Sauce Aioli and include your choice of: Pub or Sweet Potato Fries, Homemade Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Cup of Soup or Side Caesar Salad. CUSTOMIZE: Tomato or Raw Onion ($.50/ea); Grilled Onions, Sharp Cheddar, American, Swiss, Pepper-Jack, Mozzarella, Smoked Gouda, Blue Cheese ($1/ea); Avocado or Crispy Bacon ($1.50/ea). RARE: cool, raw center; MEDIUM RARE: hot, bloody center; MEDIUM: pink center; MEDIUM-WELL: no pink center; WELL: almost burnt.
"The Mayor's Steak"
fire-grilled-to-order 8oz CERTIFIED ANGUS BEEF® Boneless Sirloin Steak on French Baguette. Served w/Romaine Lettuce and Our Sauce Aioli
Our Prize Angus "Stockyarder"
fire-grilled-to-order 3/4 pound burger of 100% lean CERTIFIED ANGUS BEEF® on a Warm Ciabatta Roll
Roast Turkey Breast Club
on Whole Wheat Toast
Baked Ham off-the-bone Club
on Whole Wheat Toast
Grilled 8oz Boneless Chicken Breast
on Frech Baguette
Grilled Cheese
on Whole Wheat Toast
Chicken Wrap
Diced Fire-Grilled Boneless Chicken Breast, Scallions, Romaine Lettuce, Avocado, Tomato, Mozzarella Cheese, and Sour Cream in a Flour or Whole Wheat Tortilla. Served w/Our Homemade White Corn Cajun Tortilla Chips and Fire-Roasted Tomato-Cilantro Salsa.
Since 1993, Polo Café is among a select few restaurants in the United Sates to offer you exclusively CERTIFIED ANGUS BEEF®. Steaks & Chops are fire-grilled to order and are served w/Chef's Fire-Grilled Vegetable Medley & choice of Pub or Sweet Potato Fries, Homemade Mashed Potatoes & Gravy or Pasta. Please allow time for grilling. RARE: cool, raw center; MEDIUM RARE: hot, bloody center; MEDIUM: pink center; MEDIUM-WELL: no pink center; WELL: almost burnt.
8oz Boneless Sirloin Steak
served w/Onion Rings & Our Béarnaise Sauce
Surf 'n Turf
Our 8oz Boneless Sirloin Steak w/three Grilled Jumbo Shrimp topped w/Sun-Dried Tomato Béarnaise
Porterhouse Pork Chop
12oz glazed w/Basil-Brown Sugar Pesto
New Zealand "Lollipop" Lamb Chops
lean rib cut, Frenched (Half Rack/4ct)
Pan-seared/baked Wild Alaskan Salmon or Tilapia Fillet
served w/Rice and Chef's fire-grilled Vegetable Medley
Our Pasta includes grated imported Pecorino Romano Cheese
w/grilled boneless Chicken Breast $18.5
w/fire-grilled Jumbo Shrimp 5ct $24.5
w/Marinara Sauce or Butter ONLY $11.5
w/fresh Mushrooms, Cream, Garlic, Scallions, Marsala Wine, Ground Black Peppercorns & Parsley
w/grilled boneless Chicken Breast $17.0
w/fire-grilled Jumbo Shrimp 5ct $22.5
w/Marinara Sauce or Butter ONLY $11.5
served w/Olive Oil, fresh Garlic, Sun-dried Tomatoes, fresh Mushrooms, crushed Red Pepper Flakes & Cilantro
Beer-Battered Onion Rings
Crispy Seasoned Pub Fries
Sweet Potato Fries
drizzled w/Honey
Homemade Mashed Potatoes & Gravy
Grilled Vegetable Medley
w/Goat or Feta Cheese $10.5
Sautéed Fresh Spinach & Garlic
Tater Tots
Pub or Sweet Potato
Mini $4.0
Regular $8.5
Our Award-Winning Crème Brûlée Au Chocolat
Flourless Chocolate Espresso Truffle Torte
w/Red Raspberry Coulis
Single Scoop $2.5
Ice Cream
Ala Mode $5.5
Today's Pie
Homemade Cookies
Half Dozen
Our Baked Crème Brûlée French Toast Medallions
a Trio, drizzled w/Our Fig-Vodka Butter Syrup, Powdered Sugar, and Whipped Cream
Single Scoop $3.0
Flight of 3 Scoops $8.0
Salted Caramel, Double Chocolate, Pistachio, Mint Chocolate Chip
Located 10-15 minutes SW of Chicago's downtown, chef-owner-innkeeper Dave Samber and his Polo Staff continue to bring you "Something different... something wonderful!" through their excellence in hospitality since 1985. Whether it's Dinner on FRI or SAT, Lunch MON-FRI, or SAT/SUN's Brunch, you can count on delicious tastes and generous portions from the kitchen, and personal service from Adam and Rob in the 1914 candy store dining room. Host an event in our attached elegant Old Eagle Room (a renovated 104-year-old picture show) for up to 100 guests, or let us cater at your location; even stay for a weekend in the handsome bed and breakfast upstairs. Reservations are recommended; parking is complimentary.
$6 - $55
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
American, Grill, Healthy, Soups
Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful evening of jazz in a historic building with good acoustics and a buffet with lots of variety - Very tasty! The owner/chef was welcoming and a fount of local lore. Easy, free parking. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank 591randallg
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were warmly received. Both restaurant and banquet food was outstanding. Dave and staff went above and beyond for the shower decor and service, many compliments from our guests. Suite was comfortable, spacious and breakfasts were truly cooked to order, on our schedule. Ravioli and...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank June N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I went for a concert and dinner and the food was delicious. I have been there several times before and have never had a bad meal. The dinners are delicious and the breakfasts are even better. Very affordable, and the meals are...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Adam S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent evening! Great Jazz. Wonderful buffet and excellent bar in a historic space! The theater organ at intermission was a lot of fun. An elegant but comfortable experience . Thanks!

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Lyndy7158
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Brunch is the best time to go. Great food, great service. Dave is an awesome host and makes everyone feel welcome.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank cjp902
Reviewed February 8, 2019

The luncheon catered services came to our church hall. The decor was beautiful with fresh flowers and candles with the chef's signature floral dinner piece on the buffet table. The food was delicious, plentiful, hot and seasoned to perfection. Exceptional butlered services graced the pre-meal...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank kpcla
Reviewed January 15, 2019

The Polo Inn in Bridgeport is a wonderful step back in time. With tin ceilings, cozy booths and delicious food it is a warm and inviting place tucked away in Bridgeport.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Holly C
Reviewed January 15, 2019

the food and the service were very good. the hours for the restaurant are strange, it is an out of the way restaurant. But the food was delicious

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank joanne1872
Reviewed January 15, 2019

Owner is not only a great chef, but very friendly. This out of the way resturant was once a candy factory, small candy store is still at the check out. The breakfast is one of the best in Chicago.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank johnbZ5636MT
Reviewed January 7, 2019

Our dinner club, consisting of three couples, went to Polo for dinner on a Saturday evening in December. Our group dines out about six times a year and our experience at Polo was absolutely the best. The food from the appetizers through dinner and desserts...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Jack P
October 26, 2018|
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Response from Roxane-Michael | Reviewed this property |
I see that others have answered with a firm NO to the loyalty app question. Glad to know myself!
July 21, 2018|
Response from romalley6419 | Reviewed this property |
Steaks, chops, and seafood...for dessert flourless chocolate truffle torte (amazing!)...I'm not gluten free, so cannot be of much more help in this regard.
Terry M
April 4, 2017|
Response from PoloDaveChicago | Property representative |
No; however, we can plan a custom menu reflecting your favorites, goals, and budget. -Dave 773-419-7656
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