The Polo Bar is Ralph Lauren's first New York City restaurant, although he is not new to the game, having previously established RL in Chicago and Ralph's in Paris. The designer's touch is everywhere in this Midtown haunt for power brokers and bold-faced names. Gorgeous lighting, rich leather, equestrian art, flickering fireplaces and gold sinks in the bathroom bespeak of an aspirational Town & Country lifestyle. The designer is nothing if not detail oriented, which means the all-American food is very good, from the crab cake to the corned beef sandwich. There are also extensive vegetarian choices, such as hearty salads, a veggie burger with avocado and a slow-cooked farro and butternut squash combo with crispy quinoa and toasted pumpkin seeds. Admittance without a reservation is difficult, but there is a handsome bar for drop-ins.