Welcome To The Old Eagle Room

"A Great Place to Gather"

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Having your event at
The Polo Inn Bridgeport U.S.A. 
means more than a good meal.
It's a total production!

Details are important to us: we carefully focus on every aspect of your event, including extensive menu and beverage selections,
custom table settings, linen, lighting, décor,
floral centerpieces, entertainment, music . . .
all to ensure simple elegance and a totally memorable occasion.

Our buffets are lavish for your private receptions and parties which are created to fit your
tastes, style, and budget.

We offer a variety of floor plans and menus
to best cater your special event.

We can also offer You and Your Guests overnight accommodations upstairs in our
four-suite Bed and Breakfast.
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The Old Eagle Room can accommodate up to 100 guests and is ideal for . . . 

-  Wedding Ceremonies and Receptions
-  Civil Union Ceremonies and Receptions
-  Rehearsal Dinners
-  Communions, Engagements, Graduations, Birthdays, and Anniversary Parties
-  Shows, Recitals, and Performances
-  Holiday Parties (personal & corporate)
-  Memorial (after funeral) Luncheons and Dinners
-  Bridal and Baby Showers
-  Retirements and Awards Events 
-  Conferences, Seminars, Retreats
-  Theatrical Rehearsals and Workshops

Custom menus and planning are made through chef/owner Dave Samber.

Call or email to schedule an appointment!
(773) 419-7656; dave@polocafe.com

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Our elegant Old Eagle Room was first built in 1914 as The Eagle Theater and re-opened by
your host,
chef/owner/innkeeper Dave Samber,
who with his Polo Staff
continue to bring You . . .

"Something different . . . something wonderful!"

Here are a few examples of menus
(prices may change depending on the menu).

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Continental Breakfast
(on the mezzanine 14-24 guests)
(on the main floor 50-100 adult guests)
- Assorted Bagels, Butter Croissants, Danish or Muffins, Donuts;
Fresh Cut Fruit, & Juices

(from $11.50/person)

Full Breakfast Buffet
(on the main floor 50-100 adult guests)
- Frittatas or Deep-dish Quiche, Crispy Bacon, Bridgeport Potatoes, Our Creme Brulee French Toast Medallions; Custard-filled Cornbread w/Cinnamon Apples & Fresh Fruit; Assorted Juices
(from $16.50/person) Omelettes-to-order (from $18.50/person)

Brunch Buffet
(on the main floor 50-100 guests)
- Selection of Breakfast & Luncheon Favorites
(from $19.50/person)

Luncheon Buffet
(on the main floor 50-100 adult guests)
- Assorted Sandwiches & Salads (from $17.50/person)
- combined with Hot Dishes (from $22.50/person)

Afternoon Snacks
(on the main floor 50-100 adult guests)
- Chips, dips, etc. (from $6.50/person)
- Sweets, Fresh Fruit, etc. (from $10.50/person)
Hors d'oeuvres
(on the main floor 50-100 adult guests)
- Hot & Cold
(from $16.50/person; $8.50/person more for Extra Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail)

Dinner Buffet
(on the main floor 50-100 adult guests)
- Chafer selections, Sides, and Dessert (from $22.50/person)
- Carved Meats, Sides, and Dessert (from $32.50/person)

Dinner Buffet Package
(on the main floor 50-100 adult guests)
- Appetizers, Carved Meats, Sides, and Dessert
(from $36.50/person)

Included (for all menu examples): 
select menu; exclusive use of the space (heated or air-conditioned); 
custom set-up; coat room; Cd/iPod compatible audio and micro-phone system; stage lighting; use of Wurlitzer grand piano on stage; parking lot.


Not Included:

  • Sales Tax is 10.5% on total food, bar, and other taxable charges
  • Staff Fee (about 23% total food & bar total; $195 minimum); discretionary staff gratuities 
    (5-10% of food and beverage, suggested)
  • Facilities Charge (Main Floor) is $800 for four hours (additional $175/half-hour, after four hours);
    Mezzanine (Only) is $150 for three hours, up to 24 Guests (additional $50/half-hour after three hours)
  • Guest Charge is $7/person for Eschenbach porcelain or clear glass china, stainless dinnerware,  stem glassware, serving pieces & chafers; white table linen and napkins, skirting; show-stopper  floral centerpiece for buffet, candles and votives;
    house tables and mahogany chairs
  • Wedding Ceremony & Reception (six hours) flat fee is $1,850;
    table centerpieces, decorations;  entertainment;
    custom cakes & desserts; custom linen & rentals;
    coat check attendant ($50)
  • Liquor:
    • CASH Bar: (minimum) $125/bartender;
    • TAB Bar: (includes bartender): from $4/beers; from $5/wines/Champagne; from $6/mixed;
      from $8/spirits & martinis
    • PACKAGE Bar: one hour $14/person; two hours $22/person; three hours $28/person; four hour 32/person; TAB thereafter; punches from $50/bowl
    • Host Liquor Fee $15/person, includes liquor license and dram shop insurance (minimum fee-$750)
      with permission
  • DJ; bands; valet parking; photographer; use of Polo Café's Rodgers 360 Theater Organ & Organist  (from $350)
  • Add 35% of food & beverage total if under minimum guest count
Custom menus and planning are made through chef/owner Dave Samber.  All food and beverages shall be from The Polo Inn's premises or another licensed facility.  A 50% non-refundable deposit of the Estimated Total is required to confirm a specific Proposal; final guest guarantee and balance of the Estimated Total is expected five business days before the event; any balance must be paid at the end of the event.  Please make checks payable to The Polo Inn Bridgeport U.S.A. (A $500.00 non-refundable deposit holds a date until 30 days prior to an event and is applicable to the 50% required at that time.)  Art of Barter trade is limited to 50% of food and non-alcoholic beverages only.  Prices and selections may change without notice.
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