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Polaris Grill
Polaris Grill

Polaris Grill Details

  • 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 (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
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Diner Reviews
  • "The charity for food bank menu was superb. We had the filet mignon and crab cakes, the mushroom souip, the 55 salad and the lime cheesecake and NY cheesecake. It was cooked properly and was divine in flavor. Whoeee!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "We went for Restaurant Week in Columbus and the special event menu was GREAT! A nice variety of entrees to suit everyone. Service, as always, was excellent."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Polaris Grill is a great place to visit during Restaurant Week, the options offered are wonderful for the price. Our server had a great attitude and everyone else is friendly and has a smile on their face! We will continue to visit them many times."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "The Entrees were tasty but the bread was dry and flavorless."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "I have eaten at Polaris Grill several times. I have always enjoyed it. The food was delicious. I have never tried fish tacos before but they seem very popular these days, so I ordered them. They were very good and I want to go back and get them again. The service was also very good; friendly and fast, but I didn't feel rushed."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Everything on the menu sounded amazing. Chicken, steaks, seafood. All had a nice unique detail to the preparation."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Polaris Grill is one of our favorite restaurants. We rank it right up there with Hyde Park. Food is always delicious and speedy service with the good always being consistent in quality."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Girl that seated us must have been a sheep herder & referred to me as "darling" in a condescending manner. We were seated by a noisy group of 6 with a infant. Food was delivered to to table half thrown & was pedestrian. We couldn't get out of there fast enough."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "In reading reviews before I went and then after going... I was very surprised at how anyone could say something bad about this place. The restaurant itself is beautiful on the outside, inside, and especially on the patio where we sat. The service was polite and fast! The ambiance was great and the food was SPECTACULAR! I got a small 55 salad, (mainly because of the reviews on how great the 55 dressing is). Im not much of a salad guy, and I don't know if all the hype about the dressing is worth it, but it was good. For the main course I got the parmesan chicken and it was excellent! My date got the tomato basil chicken and she also loved it. Everything from the bread to the main course was well made, and VERY GOOD!"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "The menu selections were plentiful, food prepared very well, and the service was superior"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "This was my first visit to Polaris Grill and I was very impressed. Food, service and patio for dining were all outstanding. I'll go back again."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "The fish is always notable and the 55 salad consistent. Our salmon was cooked perfectly."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "The food was fantastic for dinner. I'm very pleased to see that the restaurant still offers the 3 course menu. We took my in-laws to dinner and they enjoyed their dinners as well. Thank you for a great time and looking forward to dining again at Polaris Grill soon!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "It was RED WHITE & BOOM night & they were understaffed.....had to wait a little too long to place our food order BUT....the waitress was great & did her best"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Great food and service. This is a great location for business lunches. I see many familiar faces. Convenient location off of I-71 and Polaris Parkway. Ample Parking One of my favorite spots for lunch."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "You can always count on Polaris Grill to get it right. Excellent food and the servers give you plenty of time to enjoy each course before bringing the next. If you're looking for guaranteed satisfaction time after time this is the place to go. They never disappoint!"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "The food was delicious! A little pricey, but I think you get what you pay for. Service was basic and not outstanding. Waitress acted a little bothered when I asked for lemon for my fish. Restaurant is very noisy, so if you are looking for a quiet dinner, then this is not the place to go. The delicious food outweighed any of the negatives. Overall, we were glad we went to celebrate our anniversary."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Food was great and server was excellant. Had the Prime Rib and Filet Mignon. We will be back."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "My Boyfriend and I were very pleased and will definitely return to enjoy the other entrees offerered. We had an awesome dining experience. The Customer Service was awesome and the food was very good."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "This was my second visit to the restaurant and I wasn't disappointed. The food is fantastic. My husband loves the fall off the bones ribs."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Consistently very good. Great Patio. Choices to satisfy everyone including great main dish salads. Nice wine menu with affordable options and fair pricing."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "It was our fist time there and we loved it. Great kids menu. The pieces of fish was a great finger food. The steak was so tender!! Yummy!!! The atmosphere inside was gorgeous!! Date night. Your hostess were dressed nicely covered:) and their smiles was refreshing. Thank You for a great first experience."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "My husband is gluten & dairy intolerant. The server couldn't have been more helpful. We had a great dining experience!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Unique friendly atmosphere equally appropriate for a quick meal or special occasion. Full menu of well prepared and presented items. Special 55 salad still served."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Food was great, service was awesome, great for Father's Day, but brunch was pretty expensive. Over $150 for 4 people and no one was drinking!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We've been to PG many, many times and are never disappointed. This time, we went for Father's Day brunch. The brunch seems very consistent in the food offerings, but everything is hot, refilled often and flavorful. Staff is most helpful, and even helped us arrange tableside delivery of a surprise bottle of wine for friends who were dining later. The only disappointment was that they do not serve made-to-order omelets, though I suppose as large a crowd as they have for brunch, that would create a huge backlog that would not be popular with diners. The prime rib, blackened prime and blackened chicken were delicious, the salmon well presented and popular, and over course, the "55" salad fixings, fresh fruit and chocolate bar wonderful."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "I went to the Polaris Grill this weekend for father's day....the food was very good, service was excellent. My picky 5 year old enjoy the waffle station with her choice of toppings. Overall, everyone enjoyed themself and had plenty of food options to chose from."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "I did not know where to take my husband for Father's Day this year--I am so glad I chose Polaris Grill! I was coming just for breakfast, then to my delight and surprise, the brunch was there. My husband thoroughly enjoyed himself and was at peace the rest of the day!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We've been to Polaris Grille lots. We've enjoyed many a nice dinner there and the Sunday Brunch with live music. Our entire evening was ruined by the waitress. She was inattentive, short, seemed to care less. Did not listen to our order instructions, At the end of the meal when she did stop by she asked "How are we doing?" and replied telling her that the salad we had ordered never appeared, and to just remove it from the bill. At the beginning of the evening we had presented her with a coupon for a free appetizer, and asked which one it was for to which she replied"anything"and walked away. She presented our check to us which was completely wrong and didn't ask us about dessert. The only saving grace that evening was Tony."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "The patio is always great on a warm, sunny summer night. The food and the service are very good. This is one of our favorite restaurants."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "We had a group of eight retired women, who were not in a hurry. We were not rushed, the food was great and the server was friendly and polite. It was a perfect location for us, although it is a bit loud and a little difficult to hear someone not sitting close."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "The food was excellent. The poached eggs were perfect, with the yolk soft but not runny. Service was top notch - I had requested decaf tea, and the waitress actually hunted some down after having told me there was none. She was very attentive."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "The food was great. The only complaint our whole table had (4 of us) is that the food came way too fast. It was great that we received our salads minuets after we ordered, but then the food came shortly after. Two people in our group were not finished with their salads and since the tables are small they pretty much were forced to be done. But other than that we had no complaints. Thank you!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "I had a sea bass special that was outstanding. I think the food gets better here all the time! "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "No one dies it better for fresh Walleye. Always perfect. Great wine list and proper fills "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "We celebrated our sons graduation and had a semi-large party and late reservations. So we did not know what to expect with us being a late reservation. But Jackie our server was EXCELLENT! She did an outstanding job, and the food was excellent, when guest from out of town and a party our size has no complaints and everyone loves the food, means Polaris Grill was the right place to choose. The chefs cooked our food perfectly, steaks cooked to perfection and everything was fresh. Management deserves an A+ in leadership and an A+ is training a great staff. Request Jackie next time you go, she was great!"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Perfect prime rib and delicious perch. Always someone to greet you as you enter. Servers were great and the food served hot. We are never disappointed at the Polaris Grill. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • " As usual, a great experience. Went for Lunch/Brunch this time with friends and everything was consistent wit previous visits. The Grille is becoming a regular for me; someplace I know will prove itself in the quality of the food, the service and overall satisfaction. Not a fish eater but had the Halibut which was tender, well flavored and more than I expected. One friend had the Salmon and it was served the way she likes it, "rare, rare, rare." Another friend had the Crab Cakes and though a smaller portion served the bill. Finally, my last friend had the Penne which she seemed to enjoy very much. Would recommend all four dishes. Jordan, our server was attentive, responsive and well informed. "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "We were the first customers in the door on a Sunday morning. Staff all very pleasant. If you are looking for one of those smorgasborg brunch tables, this place doesn't have it. They DO have very nicely done individual breakfast entrees. Generally standard omelette, egg, waffle variations with little nice touches such as my "ham boat" poached egg or spinach and avocado loaded omelettes. Decent, bottomless standard coffee but could be better given the kind of upscale vibe. Outdoor patio very nice with sunshade covering entire area with earth berms and plantings separating it from the parking lot and highway. Not bad for the Polaris shopping mall wasteland."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Once again had a perfectly served, prepared dinner for our group of four. Our dinners were delicious (as always) and the wine ...just the right touch! The evening on the patio was relaxing and very muted atmosphere...no wonder it is my favorite place!!!"
    Dined on 5/24/2014