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.
Have eaten at the Polaris Grille many times and the food and service have always been excellent! The menu selections are awesome. They make you feel like a valued and appreciated customer which is not often found in the dining industry.
Loved the Birthday treat. Two of 3 guests had the trio special- highly satisfied
Great food and service
Good food, great service
My seat was repaired with duct tape, so not a great first impression. The salads and soup were very good. Nice service.
We will continue to go back...great food and experience all they way around! It is worth the value!
To add to my previous review:
Our server wasn't the best which was very surprising for Polaris Grill. Eaten there many times before without any concerns. Man at front hostess stand wearing donut jammy pants not professional or friendly for the hundreds of dollars spent there for a professional holiday lunch at this caliber of restaurant. Server was stand offish and not welcoming. Had to ask for water twice. She recommended appetizer of chicken quesadillas if cut in smaller slices and she served them whole for our group. We ordered four other appetizers too. Knives are not sharp at this restaurant. Everyone was having problems cutting everything! It was a holiday late lunch for a group of 9. The restaurant was not busy so not sure what was her issue. Food was excellent except fish and chips. I was embarrassed that my employee received very over cooked dry food and she doesn’t like tartar sauce that maybe could have saved the meal. She barely ate it. I just read other reviews mentioning this same issue with the fish and chips. For the price, maybe a chef review of this menu item should be considered. I may return but not with a large group again. I was embarrassed to host a group here.
We have visited many times and decided to return because the food is always delicious. The hostess was not the friendliest and seemed a little annoyed with having to seat me but...whatever! Our food was very good. I had the seasonal halibut and enjoyed it. We will def be returning!
Food was lukewarm when served.
Always a wonderful dining experience at the Polaris Grill. Easy to get to and parking is a snap!
It's all about what you choose from the, menu, and tonight I chose wrong. I ordered the fish and chips, and to say the least it wasn't very good, and it wasn't worth the price I paid. The menu leads you to believe the fish are white meat fillets deep fried. At best they tasted like an average frozen fish stick from the grocery store. Others in our group enjoyed their meals, but none of us thought the meals tonight were outstanding.
The restaurant was pleasant. I think they need to recover their seating. I realize the restaurant has been around for a while, I think it is time for a redo. The food is still good, but the place just looks old.
Our food wasn’t warm and our waitress wasn’t very attentive. It took forever and she never came back to check on us.
Great food, great service. Can be pricey, but there are less expensive menu items also.
Holiday dinner with sister
Our waitress was outstanding. We were sat right away, our food came out quickly and my drink was never even half empty!
Our family visited Polaris Grill for my mother-in-law's birthday. It was very good. The food was terrific and the service was very good for our party of ten.
Excellent service by Megan
We have been going to Polaris Grill for 15 years, and you can count on a fine meal with friendly service. We like the fact that they offer seasonal specialties, but always have their core products available.
We were celebrating two birthdays. Had a very enjoyable evening.
Always great. we had guests from out of state, and they insisted we go back to Polaris again.
We felt very rushed from the very beginning. We got our salads and within 3 to 5 min. our food came out. We love the food but that was not the best service.
TJ was terrific as our server. Accommodated our request to share two meals and it was wonderful. Great evening!
Wonderful 55 salad. Great menu with lots of choices. Good service. Friendly staff and managers
Were had a wonderful experience with our dinner at Polaris Grill last Friday evening. Our server was very personable and charming. She was very attentive for working with a large group. She also had three other large group tables in the same area and none of the tables lacked attention. I only wish I could remember her name.
I drove 80 miles to have dinner with my mother. I’ve been dinning there for over 10 years.
Our group was there to celebrate a special occasion, and we received our usual wonderful treatment from the staff from the moment we checked in until they said goodbye when we left a couple of hours later. We loved the seasonal menu items. I had the dried-cherry pork chops and was amazed at the size of the two chops--each was over an inch thick! Needless to say, I'm enjoying leftovers at home. We look forward to our next return to Polaris Grill.
Staff was not very attentive and somewhat rude. Restaurant was very busy and loud. We waited a half an hour for bread, after waiting a while to get greeted by waitress. Food came out cold. Won’t be back soon.
We have our favorite menu items here. It was excellent as usual The service was perfect. Very enjoyable meal!
This is a fine, mid-range restaurant. Main dishes were fine, but sides — especially vegetables — were very pedestrian.
The food was delicious! Everything tasted great and the service was awesome!
Great food and service
Went for dinner with a colleague on a Tuesday evening. Excellent food, nice ambiance and great service. When in the Polaris area, I will return.
Always excellent service and food.
Danielle was extraordinary. This is one of my favorite restaurants, anyway, but Danielle made our evening exceptional. We went with my 80+ yr old parents and almost always have issues with them complaining, etc. Danielle honed in on my mom and catered to her every need immediately. We have been to dinner with my parents countless times and this was, by far, the very best experience we have had to date! I 100% credit our waitress for that. She should be recognized for outstanding service!
Excellent food and service. Reservations were complete and they did not rush us. Great experience!!!
While we’ve eaten here and enjoyed dinner several times while in Columbus, we came for brunch this past Sunday for the first time. It was a post-wedding celebration.
I really felt my waffles were very heavy, but the weirdest thing was that the Benedicts had no English muffins. My husband thought that was strange, but we didn’t say anything. I guess we should have. Big disappointment!
Whole family brunch.
Birthday dinner for a girlfriend! Food was excellent as were drinks and wine selection. Love this place.
The dining was great and the service was efficient