Polo Grill lounge

General Manager Kelsey Israel and bartender Al Gallegos inside Polo Grill's new lounge.

The Polo Grill, 2038 Utica Square, has always been able to hold parallel feelings of elegance and comfort.

Food is beautifully presented and the service attentive, but all with a feeling of worn-in comfort.

And the recent addition of the Polo Grill lounge has brought even more warmth to the restaurant.

“The lounge has brought renewed light and life into the restaurant,” says Robert Merrifield, chef and proprietor of the Polo Grill.

Merrifield says the lounge has become a place where guests come to listen to music by guitarist Mark Bruner and relax in the den-like area with a fireplace. You might say it’s like a country club lounge without the membership dues.

Many Polo favorites are served in the comfort of the lounge. Guests can linger over bowls of gazpacho or lobster bisque or choose something more filling like bone-in frenched chicken or grilled tiger prawns and grits.

The lounge also is a great spot for drinks and a charcuterie board, or coffee and dessert.

For a socially distanced outdoor dining experience, the Polo Grill has an outdoor-

garden-style patio around the brick walkway surrounding the restaurant. The setting provides a European ambiance.

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