Polaris Grill
Polaris Grill

Polaris Grill

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.polarisgrill.com/
  • Phone: (614) 431-5598
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm, Sunday: 10:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm; Brunch: Saturday 11:00am-4:00pm, Sunday: 10:00am - 4:00pm,
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Jeff Burris
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Let us bring the Polaris Grill to your home or office or enjoy the spacious rooms of the Quest Conference and business center while enjoying Polaris Grill cuisine through our catering service. Please see our menu at www.polarisgrill.com or call to book your event at 614-431-5598. Our catering director is Chris Munoz.
  • Private Party Facilities: The private North Star room provides the perfect atmosphere for a rehearsal dinner or bridal shower or an excellent facility for corporate dinner meetings. Our North Star Room will hold private parties of up to 50 people. Available breakfast, lunch, and dinner Monday through Sunday.
  • Private Party Contact: Cliff Madden 6144315598

Getting there

  • Cross Street: I-71 and Polaris Parkway
  • Public Transit: COTA bus stop within 50 yards of restaurant.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Free on site parking in private lot in front of the restaurant.
A word from Polaris Grill
Our mission is to treat our customers as if they were guests in our homes. We want you to have a great meal in a comfortable environment served by our friendly and knowledgeable staff. We appreciate your patronage and hope you return to visit us often.
Guests from across the globe come for our Famous "55" salad, Wild mushroom bisque, and Aztec Chowder but leave raving about the fresh seafood and delicious steaks. Owned and operated by local restaurateurs Cliff Madden and Darren Greene, the Polaris Grill delivers the best dining experience in North Columbus. Serving lunch Monday through Sunday, a sensational brunch on Saturday and Sunday, and dinner nightly the owners use their 50+ years combined restaurant experience to transform the Polaris Grill into a Columbus dining destination.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Polaris Grill reviews from OpenTable diners
152 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (81)neighborhood gem (60)fit for foodies (57)great for outdoor dining (52)good for groups (50)great for lunch (37)great for brunch (36)romantic (31)notable wine list (20)kid-friendly (10)hot spot (7)vibrant bar scene (6)late-night find (3)scenic view (3)Show More
  • Good eats!
    BlancheVIP
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    The Polaris Grill is an excellent find in the C-bus area. The food is consistently good as is the service. They make a good drink and a good wine pour for a reasonable price. When people come into town for either dinner or brunch we always make it a point to go to this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place to eat but bring extra dollars!
    DaveVIP
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    I like this restaurant. We moved to Lewis Center not long ago and have eaten here a few times. Nice looking store and a bit crowded sometimes. I believe the pricing needs to be adjusted downwards. They are priced like a store that caters to a more high end clientele but their dishes are just good///not great. Sorry but we eat out a bunch and really just trying to give some constructive criticism. Thanks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Service and Great Food
    R8TR
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Our brunch was delicious. The potato cake was the best I've ever eaten! The only negative comment I have is that I wish the fat would have been trmmed off the ham that was on my Eggs Benedict. Good coffee, too.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Food was good, service was good, everybody was really friendly!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Good
    kgilbert78
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    We go here regularly and are always pleased with the consistent cuisine and the seasonal menus. This time it was lamb chops for me and the fall halibut for my wife. Solid food as always, with enough left over for Saturday brunch. Keep up the good work, guys.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    We had a delicious brunch with out of town friends. They really liked it!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Consider Polaris Grill as one of my favorites! It's always amazing. Love it for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gratuity Issue
    fillmeup
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    I liked the meal but felt that there was not a good variety of food to choose from. I was offended that Polaris Grill added the Gratuity to my bill, I do not want a restaurant to add my tip to my bill, I want to do it myself. Don't you trust me? That was very offensive and I will not return. My server was great but the Prices were to high and the selection/variety was poor. Please stop automatically stealing tips from your customers, trust your customers
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • DaveVIP
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    We have been to Polaris in the past. As always the food was good as well as a nice wine list. I had the Fish and Chips and my wife had a great salad and sandwich. Next time in the Columbus area we will go back.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • poor quality of food
    tommy
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    lamb chops were mostly fat and prime rib sandwich was not prime rib more like shaved beef. Very pricey meal for poor quality.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great time
    Ubu6
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    I met with some college friends for brunch on a Saturday after making a reservation. We were seated right away (even though our entire party wasn't present) and very quickly asked for our drink order. Finally the rest of our party arrived and the server was right there. But even better, she had impeccable timing. She didn't hover, but was very attentive- the perfect mix of service. The food was awesome and we had a fantastic time. Thanks!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent meal!
    JPWCVIP
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    I had a great experience at the Polaris Grill. The Pane de Grill appetizer was so good we could not stop eating it, despite the fact that the portion could have served more than two! I also loved my veal dish. I will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Family brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    We had a party of 10. Sunday brunch was offered. Food was good & services did a nice job. Gluten free menu was limited but glad to see they had one.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • griller
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Enjoyable dinner. First time we had been there in several years. At one time ate there often but the prior couple visits the food did not seem quit as good. Decided to try again and had good experience.I'm sure as the whole Polaris area has change the business has gotten more difficult. Keep showing care to customers and listen to any complaints or needs.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Moreplease
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Food was excellent, portion sizes large. Worth every penny. Very busy but service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • birthday
    jimday
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Service was excellent. Food very good. Waiter attentive. Really had an enjoyable evening for my husband's birthday.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, good service
    Mmcder4
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    My favorite place to dine. This restaurant would be one of a very small number of restaurants that I would recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Brunch!
    LookinforPizzainChiVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    A perfect place for brunch. We all loved what we ordered. Portion sizes are quite large too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great night!
    Smitty
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    This was our first visit to Polaris Grill and I couldn't have been more impressed. The food and atmosphere was excellent. We had a great time and our service was great. I had the walleye, wife the Halibut. Great!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Find!
    NAdiner
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    We were very happy to try this restaurants - definitely more upscale than the name implies!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always correct
    Ben5104VIP
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    The service beverages and the quality and quantity of food is always just right. Best Walleye anywhere. This restaurant never disappoints
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good reliable restaurant
    ajaxVIP
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Fairly large, varied menu, consistently always very good. We shared a pane appetizer. Two of us had chicken pasta, two had grilled tuna salad. Both were very good. Similarly pumpkin cheesecake and apple crisp were tasty and perfectly prepared. In past we've had very good soups, fish, sandwiches, et. Service is very good. The atmosphere is very pleasant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    SteveVIP
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Have been here before. My wife took our grandson for the east coast dinner and they raved. This time, my wife tells me that my salmon is better. So, why would I come back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great find
    lovefood
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Our first visit to Polaris Grill. Very pleasant surprise. Food was delicious and better than more expensive near-by restaurants. Great outdoor patio with planters and landscaping. Great service. We had the chocolate mouse cake for dessert which was delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very nice
    Saj71
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Husband and I went there for our anniversary. Good was real good and ambience was perfect for the occasion.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • outside
    dinesalot
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    4 of us had dinner on the outside patio----beautiful weather, good food. The service left a little to be desired.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Every Time!
    RoleModel83VIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Spectacular menu, spectacular service and food. Another perfect experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We'll be back.
    DaveVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Nice place to eat but the prices are too high for what you get overall at Polaris Grill. I'm not referring to quantity of food, just the quality of the food and the service and atmosphere. Too tight on the inside, food is well prepared but not spectacular and the service seems to depend on which waiter you get. Probably would not go all that regular to dine there except if we have a coupon to offset the "premium" pricing for basically a slightly above average restaurant. I would suggest slowing down your staff, take a little more time on food preparation and get a better coffee brewer! We'll be back but you walk away not remembering all that much.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Still good after all these years!
    2naplesdinersVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    I lived in the Polaris area before Polaris was even on the map. Polaris Grill was the first upscale restaurant in the area (about 14 years ago+). It was a fantastic restaurant then. Moved away 11 years ago and recently came back for a visit and ate at Polaris Grill. The quality, food and service was just as good, if not better! If I lived in the area again, it would be one of my regular, go-to restaurants!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    Diner1995
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    The food at the bar was fine. Not great but fine. Once at the table, I thought it was a bit loud and the steak I had was under cooked and pretty tasteless. We ordered creme brûlée for dessert and it too was disappointing having an odd texture - not custardy like it should be. We were there for our 19th anniversary. I doubt we'll go back
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  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Very nice surroundings, quality service, excellent food
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Served too quickly
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The food was served too fast. We were not through with our salads when our meals were served. The bus boy took a salad when it wasn't finished yet, but the bill wasn't adjusted. We felt rushed & not able to enjoy the meal. The food was ok, not great but not terrible either.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LOVED IT
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Polaris Grill always offers outstanding food, service and atmosphere. Great for any and every occasion. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Polaris Grill
    Tkfull
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Food was very good and service was excellent, however, signage to locate the actual restaurant from some of the main roads was difficult to see.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reliably Good
    Jeffrey
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Great service and consistently good food. Over the years I have never been disappointed. My favorite dish is the mushroom bisque, my dining companion, the Aztec Chowder. The scene is relaxed and comfortable, and fairly quiet. This is not a foodie restaurant, but the food is nicely seasoned and presented. This is a safe haven for finickety eaters who struggle with fancy menus.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch at the Grille
    MichaelVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We don't get here very often since it is a bit of a drive but we wanted somewhere nice for brunch. The Grille did not disappoint! Good mimosas. Great brunch menu. Good service. Nice way to start a Sunday!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Jillie
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I know of no other place where the food is CONSISTENTLY GOOD. The many, many times I have been there with family, friends or business...I know there will be no complaints on the food, or for that matter, the well mannered wait staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Anniversary Dinner
    luv2eat
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We were celebrating our wedding anniversary and requested patio seating through Open Table. We received a warm greeting from "Kate" the hostess and were promptly taken to a table on the lovely patio next to the flower garden. Danielle provided very friendly and professional service. The food was excellent! We shared the Lobster and Shrimp Ravioli and The Filet Mignon Oscar. Thank you Polaris Grill for making it such a great evening! PS. Nice wine list at fair prices.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Polaris grill is great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Using open table got patio seats for Friday at 6. Food very good. Moderate wine list. Server attentive overall very pleasant
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice and convenient
    Dinesalot
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Nice restaurant and great menu. Choices to meet any diners desire.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate