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Polaris Grill
Polaris Grill

Polaris Grill Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.polarisgrill.com
  • Email: info@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 (614) 431-5598

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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Diner Reviews
  • "My best friend birthday and she wanted to attend Polaris Grill and she made a great choice!, Excellent Service, greeted by everyone I made eye contact with and the Brunch menu was very good. Will absolutely go back again! Great Job Polaris Grill"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Our dining experience is always very pleasant at Polaris Grill. We have never experienced a bad meal; the food is absolutely delicious every time we eat here, and the service is very good."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Everything about your Walleye meal was delicious! The filet was the best I have had. The sauce tied it all together. Thanks."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Good atmosphere...food portion a bit meager for the price...Walleye sandwich, good service and not rushed during conversation."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Just a little pricey but it helps set the tone for a business relationship."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Excellent food and service. Reliable and consistent."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "Our orders were delivered to the table in a timely manner. Food was excellent as usual. Berry salad, and mushroom bisque were my usual. Son ordered the trio of sliders and was very happy with his choice. Husband's pork chops were surprisingly tender and juicy. Waitress was able to to serve my daughter quickly so that she could leave early for another commitment. Friendly and prompt service. Delicious food. Have dined here before. Will dine here again."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Polaris Grill provided a lovely dining experience for me and my out of town guests. They accommodated for one person's food allergies and double checked ingredients with the chef. The wine, bread and butter, and entrees were delectable! Enjoyable ambiance with great service!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We've eaten at the Polaris Grill many times and found that the. Food and service were very good, as always. The have a nice variety of dishes and sometimes it's hard to pick!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "FAVORITE restaurant! Drive from Marysville OH just for filet mignon; the best!"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "While we did not have an unpleasant experience, the food wasn't as impressive for the price as we thought it would be. We had asked for a booth and quiet area to talk with our friends if possible and the restaurant was most accommodating. That was nice. The food would not draw me back. We felt it was quite pricy. Simply wasn't as tasty as other restaurants we've been to and some items a little overcooked."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "The Polaris Grill has been a favorite of ours for family and personal celebrations. We were not disappointed when we recently celebrated our 36th anniversary there. Although we came in late on a Sunday evening we were warmly welcomed and our waiter was excellent, respecting our wishes to enjoy a leisurely dinner, being very attentive but not rushed. We had our favorite meal, blackened chicken, and it was once again absolutely delicious. Thank you, Polaris Grill, for the fond memories of birthdays, anniversaries and graduations that you have Helped us celebrate. We look forward to many more!"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "This is a favorite of ours since 55 left. The food is always consistently top notch and the service is very good. The menu is excellent with wonderful choices. We are always happy that we have eaten at Polaris Grill--never disappointed."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "Service was great; food just okay. Loved being able to reserve a table on-line and receive reminder. Disappointed with pecan crust on Chilean Sea Bass as it was not good at all; had to remove it to eat Bass. Mass potatoes eh, 55 salad and dressing very good. Chocolate Mouse cheese case very good although it said there was chocolate ganache on it but it seemed more like Hershey's chocolate syrup. Will not return. My daughter ordered prime rib and it had thick fat running through it that she had to cut off to eat any meat. For daughters birthday they gave her a jar of their 55 salad dressing. Nice but would have preferred free dessert or discounted dessert."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Tried the $28 combo - phenomenal deal for excellent petite filet mignon 3-course meal. The bread they brought to the table was so-so, but everything else was good. They also were great about the service when I didn't like the wine they brought (it tasted off) and brought me a glass of a different wine with no fuss and lots of smiles. I would definitely recommend them."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Good food, outstanding service by David. A great restaurant for a nice evening out."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "The restaurant looks nice, has decent decor and the food was pretty good. Service was rather slow, in fact the waitress acted as though she were high, it was a weird experience - although she was very honest when I asked her about my first two entree selections, she stated she wouldn't recommend either one (not a good sign). I finally settled for the grilled chicken salad thinking that's pretty hard to do poorly. The salad itself was fine, the chicken was a bit dry. There just isn't anything memorable about the restaurant and no compelling reason to return except possibly not wanting to wait to get into one of the other Polaris area restaurants. The overall vibe of the place tends to lean towards an older crowd."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "This is one of favorite places. Great food and service."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "I had been to the Polaris Grill several times for Sunday brunch. This was my first dinner experience. The food was very good. The service was noteworthy. We really appreciated the recommendations from the staff. I recognized the references to '55' and some of the menu items, especially the crab cakes. Our server gave me a brief background on the transition from a previous restaurant, the recipes, etch. I will definitely return in the near future."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "My girlfriend and I are wanting to try new places and "spark" up our relationship with fun things. I decided to do some research and find a new restaurant to take her too and surprise her.. I chose Polaris Grill. I sent her a copy of the menu with out the name Polaris Grill listed anywhere and asked her if there was anything on the menu that sounded good she had several things picked out. I called a day before and made reservations for 8pm. We showed up a few minutes early and we were seated right away... table was waiting on us. I had made a special request to not be seated in the middle of the restaurant and they honored the request. They reserved a table on the side, fit for two. The food was wonderful our waiter was amazing."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "A fine night for dining. The service dropped precipitously when 2-3 other tables were being serviced by our attendant."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "My wife and I eat at Polaris every time we're in Columbus. Thanks again for a pleasant experience."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "Very enjoyabel evening with great food and service. I will come back again."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "The food and service was exceptional. Great place to dine with friends and co-workers."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "We had a group of 7 on a Friday evening at Polaris Grille. They were ready for us with great service and food. They had a Vegan option for one person in our group which was fantastic. Everyone was pleased with their meal and using Open Table to make reservations was so easy and hassle free!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Ordered one of the dinner combinations and was pleasantly surprised as to the quality of the steak, the presentation and was too full to appreciate the desert. Had desert the next day and the cheese cake was awesome. Quality of service person was very good as she came buy just when we needed her involvement."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Everything went very well. We were seated immediately, the service was prompt but not rushed. We enjoyedthe evening with our friends, had a great dinner and never felt "processed"!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "I have been dining at the Polaris Grill since it has been in existence and it is my favorite restaurant. The entire staff is courteous, friendly and helpful. They are accommodating when it comes to food requests and the food is delicious! I really enjoy dining in an establishment "where everyone knows your name!""
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I have dined at the Polaris Grill for many years. Whether it be lunch or dinner, you can't go wrong. Food quality and taste is excellent, service great. As a business, we have out of town guests frequently and their visit usually includes a meal at Polaris Grill."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "The brunch menu was slightly limited. It was missing some classics (pancakes). No kids brunch menu available. My omelet was overcooked and a little dry. oj was served over ice and was extremely tart. Service was great though. Very attentive. Skip brunch and go for lunch/dinner."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "Perk #1: Accepts reservations. We had a party of 11 and it is difficult to find a table on a friday night without reservations. Perk #2: Great food and cocktails. Perk #3: Fantastic service-even with a large group."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "As always, we had a wonderful dining experience at Polaris Grill. The menu offers enough variety to suit everyone. We often choose it for special occasions. Service is impeccable."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "we were sort of greeted (4 people standing around the host table chit chatting) After greeting us our "waitress" came over and asked us for our order. This woman was TERRIBLE ... she did not smile once NOT ONCE (didnt even ask how we were doing) I even cracked jokes here and there to lighten the mood and she just rolled her eyes, she did not recommend anything, I asked what was good and she didnt know, she came ONCE during our entire service.. to drop off our food. Never came to see how we were doing NEVER filled our drinks or anything. I was NOT impressed by this waitress. and unfortunately it ruined the whole experience. The food was good, the place was nice but the staff was just blehhhh. So I would recommend it for take out lol"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "This is our favorite place in North Columbus to go for brunch. The cajun eggs benedict are too die for. Kids love the bannans foster french toast."
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "First time at Polaris Grill. Had reservations but was seated as soon as we got there. Both meals were great and the appettizer was good as well. A special occasion or romatic dinner - this is the place."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The air conditioning was on so high plants and table clothes were blowing in the wind. Our appetizer was cold and no one seemed to care about any of this. The man at the next table also received cold food, and the waitress just ignored it all."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "Arriving at 10:30 for Sunday brunch resulted in attentive service and fast delivery of food. The kitchen was kind enough to split an entree, even though "they don't usually do that". The food quality was fine, though not great. The Green Eggs and Ham had very little "green" (pesto) and was a bit dried out. The omelets were good. Best of all for us, was the quiet! We go to restaurants to eat and talk. If you have to shout, it's no fun. As noon approached, we had to raise our voices quite a bit to be heard. Still, I would return."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "First time for dinner - wife and I split blackened scallops from Mardi Gras menu and pecan sea bass from Valentine's menu (and a bottle of wine) - all very good. Waiter provided excellent service."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "My husband took me to this place for valentines dinner it was really clean service is fast and food is awesome I'll definitely go back to this place"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Had reservations and got seated quickly. Great service, friendly and attentive. Our group of four had great dinners. I got the Lobster and mine wasn't as good as the rest of the group. It was grilled but tough to chew. The pasta dish, prime rib and appetizer was wonderful. Will go back in the future."
    Dined on 2/15/2014