Polaris Grill

4.7
3749 Reviews
$30 and under
American
* Please Call for Group Reservations Larger than 6*
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 3749 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food and service were excellent as usual. The steaks are a little pricey compared to comparable restaurants in town but they were excellent and the 55 house salad never disappoints. I never have a bad experience dining at Polaris Grill and this was no exception.

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Buckeye
Columbus
10 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service
Delicious food
Nice ambiance

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DebR
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pleasant experience. Wonderful server.
Nice touch with receiving a gift as we were there to celebrate a milestone birthday!

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vipStevenP
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner. Service and food at this location is outstanding.

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KentonK
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Very disappointing. New York strip was not what I expected, and certainly not at the price that they charged. Inferior cut with a glaze that seemed intended to cover it up. We have had many good experiences here, but this was not one of them.

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MaryF
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Parking was easy, important for Seniors. We were seated quickly and service was outstanding. Food was delicious and everyone was pleased with taste and presentation. I will go back!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall2food2service5ambience3

Odd menu. Steamed Veggie are a waste of money. Orange gosh was amazing. Service was amazing. Bar was fast drinks were good. Food taster was meh.

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vipDanI
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Laura is an outstanding server!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent service and the salads were very large. Hot Tea selection lacking decaf, unless you like decaf black tea.

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vipLovetoeat
Columbus
33 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent meal ,the was great the food was great and the facility’s were excellent

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Lee3
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Haven’t been here in years but keep hearing great things about it. For starters we had excellent service. Jacob (?) did a fantastic job taking care of us and answering our questions. We both ordered the mix grill and while the filet was good but not great, the salmon and crab cake were excellent. We’ll definitely add this into our rotation.

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PamK
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Would like more gluten free options.
I got salad for dinner. Was good but not much lettuce for what paid for the big salad.
Others in my party got prime rib and said it was pretty good.

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Foodbobbie
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistent quality and service.

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OH10
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All staff were helpful, attentive, pleasant. The restaurant is clean with wonderful ambiance! Noise level is perfect, background music perfect, and number of times we were visited by wait staff perfect. Food was very delicious with some usual options along with some “fun” options! I opted for six cheese ravioli, while my husband selected from the Mardi Gras menu. We both enjoyed our meals immensely!
Good for special occasions or just a plain old date night. Ok for families or couples, or even if you decide to dine solo! I really like that there are still dividers between the booths. It makes it even more quiet and romantic. Keep up the good work! We’ll definitely be returning!

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ScottL
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Not unique to Polaris Grill, I am just finding that the cost of eating out at a "nice" restaurant is becoming prohibitive. The financial value vs. the quantity/quality of food is just not there for me. Everything was good, nothing was exceptional and that makes it tough to justify $260 for 4 people for dinner.

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vipAnitac
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall3food3service4ambience2

We went for happy hour. We sat in the bar. The music was loud, old style rock, not relaxing at all. Additionally, it was entirely too warm in the bar area.
We’ve enjoyed many dinners at this Restaurant, but won’t attend a happy hour any time soon.

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AimeeB
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were both fantastic as always. I would highly recommend Polaris Grill.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
19 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Crab Cakes came highly recommended and met the recommendations expectation (I go three of them :-) )

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JillD
Indiana
13 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wait staff was excellent. The food was very good. I had the Oscar salmon and it was delicious.

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MikeC
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience.

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hillbilly
Columbus
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

the grill was very pleasant. The staff was very good and friendly. A little pricy but good.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were here with friends for NYE, and it was wonderful as always! The horseradish encrusted halibut is always delicious! We often come here for special occasions, and Polaris Grill never disappoints!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Year’s Eve! Love that place and will go back many more times

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vipLyndaJ
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of the best places in Columbus - never a questionable meal

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RickH
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

During this time of ‘pandemic’ we also felt very comfortable with seating and service.

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FDVD
Columbus
11 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, varied menu and excellent service!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there was outstanding from when we got there till we left

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vipDebK
Columbus
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Polaris Grill is one of my favorite restaurants.

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nana
Columbus
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Service was excellent. Price was good but food was only average probably due to the number of people served!

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JohnB
Columbus
33 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating New Years Eve with good friends. Food was delicious. Service was fantastic. Polaris Grill is one of my very favorite restaurants.

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Andrea
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The service was great! The food was not good though. It was our first time there and none of us were thrilled with our entrees. The spinach artichoke dip appetizer was the worst I’ve ever had. My husband’s fish was bland. My mother in law didn’t even finish her soup. We were disappointed for sure. Our server was great, so that was the one bright spot.

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vipHometownGirlSLW
Columbus
17 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usually, exceptional service! From the most polite, happy people at the host stand to our servicer, Polaris Grill is the master at maintaining wonderful staff! Compliments to the manager and staff… and of course to the chef and kitchen team!

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Funsters
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect for a special family night out. Our favorite restaurant.

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vipPOP9
Columbus
36 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always outstanding!

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valeriei
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate here last minute and are so glad we did! The food was delicious! Great service too.

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Foodbobbie
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and Tony was an awesome server and very attentive.

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TommyL
Columbus
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy going there. Never disappointed. One of the best restaurants in Columbus.

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DaveW
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great atmosphere and very good service.

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JimL
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food quality and service were excellent at a time in the restaurant business when this is not often the case. Portion sizes were ample. Waiter Jacob was attentive, knowledgeable, and efficient.
Overall excellent experience.

JC
JC22
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our anniversary. Love our server Jacob. The food is always great as well as the service. We will always come back restaurant for special occasions and more.

FAQs

Polaris Grill offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (614) 431-5598.

Polaris Grill is rated 4.7 stars by 3749 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.