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The Polo Inn Bridgeport U.S.A.

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$6 - $55
American, Cafe, Healthy, Grill
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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South Side
1.6 miles from Chicago Chinatown
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Simply amazing. We live less than 3 blocks away and have never been here. We sat inside the banquet hall and had a blast! First of all, the vibe I’m the banquet hall is so fun. Quiet and dark but with disco balls twirling and...a multicolor spotlight on a beautiful piano on stage. The service was amazing! Our waiter was so attentive and very normal (that’s a compliment, normalcy is rare these days). We started with their famous cheesy garlic bread which on paper sounds like something every place has but you can tell that the fresh rustic bread and seasonings make it so so much more next level. We also had the bruschetta as a starter. Both me and my boyfriend said we could have just ate that as our entrees. So fresh, so satisfying. For entrees, the four of us had the Sally’s meatloaf (5/5), chicken wrap with kettle chips (5/5), ravioli with marinara, and ravioli with basil pesto mushroom cream sauce (5/5). For dessert I had the flourless chocolate cake, my boyfriend had the caramel gelato and the pistachio gelato.l, and our moms had the fruit crisps. I could go on and on in the most creative magazine I work with. The chef and owner came out and spoke with us for ~20 mins and made us feel like part of the family. What a gem of a place! We will be back!!!!More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I loved the atmosphere.The service was excellent!!! Finally the food... OMG !!! DEFINITELY ONE OF THE BEST MEALS, I'VE HAD IN MY LIFETIME. well worth the visit.

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed July 16, 2020

Great service, food and value! During this Covid period, staff and owner have been exceptional in their reponse, keeping customer and staff safe, healthy and well -fed.

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed July 11, 2020

On Friday night 7/10/20 my wife Diane and I went to one of our favorite Bridgeport restaurants. Sitting in the Old Eagle room they have taken all of the CDC covid 19 safety measures. We started with the shrimp sampler with 3 varieties all very...good with dipping sauces, that was followed by some of the best homemade chicken noodle you have ever had. I had my favorite the Angus Stockyard burger, it is the best burger in Chicago. Diane had the Turkey club, with fresh slices of tender turkey , garden tomatoes and fresh lettuce and perfectly toasted whole wheat toast . During these pandemic times Polo is a BYOB, no corking charge for wine and the will set you up with ice and mixes as needed. The owner Dave greets his customers with grace and charm, and is easy to talk to. Martin is our waitstaff person and is hands on with menu and specials, great person too. Looking for a great place to eat in Bridgeport stop in at Polo Inn, you will be back !!More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed May 8, 2020

We've been eating at Polo for years, and have enjoyed both the restaurant and their larger catering venue next door. Come for a weekday dinner, Sunday brunch, or their Easter buffet--you won't be disappointed. The food is always great, and owner/chef Dave Samber will take...good care of you.More

Date of visit: May 2020
Reviewed April 12, 2020

This year we could not attend the easter Buffet in the beutiful banquet room, but my wife and I took advantage of the Easter Polo to go! The food was excellent. From the appetizers, bacon wrapped dates, shrimp, to the homemade dips, salads, and the...main courses. We ordered a variety of things from ham, to lamb, the ham had a slight smoky taste to it, the vegetables had a slight snap and great grilled flavor. Everything was super delicious. There was so much food we had a little for lunch and the rest in the evening. We drive a little bit to get there around 25 miles but its well worth the trip. If you have a chance stop by and enjoy the best food in the Chicago area. The prices are more than reasonable and the portions are large, you will not go home hungry or disapointed. The owner and head chef Dave is always there with a big smile and a handshake at your table to make sure evrything is good and your happy. He is a very gracious host, a great chef, and a great person. We will owe him a handshake until next time, when things are good again.More

Date of visit: April 2020
Reviewed March 5, 2020 via mobile

Food was pretty good. Variety could have been better. Not as interesting a variety as one would have liked.

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed March 5, 2020

Very cool restaraunt with lots of history, located in a cute Chicago neighborhood. Excellent cuisine!

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed March 2, 2020

Owner is very involved in making sure all have a great time. Wait staff is beyond compare! Maybe don’t go if you’re on a diet!

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed February 17, 2020

We recently had an event at The Polo Inn to celebrate the 15th anniversary of our annual production of Too Hot to Handel. The evening was nothing short of extraordinary! The venue was beautifully decorated, the food was unmatched, and the overall atmosphere was electric....The Auditorium Theatre is so grateful for the amazing service we received from the entire staff during the entire night. It is a wonderful location for your next event or private party!More

Date of visit: January 2020
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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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