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Polaris Grill

4.6
2116 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Contemporary American
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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,
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Phone number
(614) 431-5598
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jeff Burris
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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.
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Private party contact
Cliff Madden: (614) 431-5598
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
I-71 and Polaris Parkway
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Parking details
Free on site parking in private lot in front of the restaurant.
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Public transit
COTA bus stop within 50 yards of restaurant.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 2116 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.5
ambience
4.3
value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 2 days ago

Pretty good job on the Father's day brunch. Food could have been warmer, but the people didn't seem to grasp the concept of keeping the lids closed!

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Good food, lots of variety and good service

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Excellent food, atmosphere and service. High quality every time we go.

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4.0Dined 2 days ago

Just happened to find this restaurant to celebrate Father’s Day with 96 yr old dad. Great food!

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4.0Dined 2 days ago

Quick dinner before heading out to a concert. Always a good meal and glad we went. Service was wonderful. Few issues with our meals like overcooked halibut and mayo on the Cuban sandwich instead of mustard but nothing that would stop of from returning. Consistently good and quality food.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Love how they redid the patio!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Great food and service

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Sat outside and was happy with environment. The building and carpets are “tired” to say the least. If you can overlook that it’s a resturant that’s seen a lot of time without a face lift you will enjoy yourself. Food was great. Service even better!

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5.0Dined on June 11, 2018

Food was fantastic quiet atmosphere and elegant décor very nice experience

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

The Polaris Grill is consistently a lovely place to eat. Love that it’s the only place that serves the wonderful “55” salad from the long gone “55” on the Boulevard. And it’s a place where you can actually have a conversation and hear each other.

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4.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Good food and good service in the restaurant but I will not step foot in the bar EVER again. Extremely rude and out of line encounter with the bar staff. Horrible service.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Great evening, great friends, great food. One word - Fabulous

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4.0Dined on June 7, 2018

You can't go wrong with this restaurant. We also got a bottle of the famous "55" salad dressing for our anniversary!! Yum!

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

Great food and service

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Always wonderful food and great service! We go to Polaris Grill often due to a menu that everyone can enjoy.

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3.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Very limited vegan and vegetarian options. Restaurant is great but it would be awesome if they added some.

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4.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Outdoor seating was wonderful.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Food and service were great, as always. We love eating on the patio.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Great food and service

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4.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Sat outside. Beautiful day. Food was very good and service excellent.

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5.0Dined on May 30, 2018

Consistently excellent service and experience.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

We were a group of 8, and wanted a round table outside. It worked out well as the table was in the corner away from the other diners. We were the noisy party, so we glad that we weren't close to other diners. Our server was timely, our meal delicious, and the evening was lovely. The only complaint is that the sun was in our eyes for awhile, but we wore sunglasses so we were fine!

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4.0Dined on May 27, 2018

As usual another excellent brunch at the Polaris Grill!

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3.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Disappointed! Use to be better in the years past. Where's brunch buffet? Use to be better..

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4.0Dined on May 26, 2018

There were groups eating near us and the noise volume was extremely loud. The fact that the ceiling is wood, does not help the situation.

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5.0Dined on May 24, 2018

Great food and service

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3.0Dined on May 20, 2018

This used to be THE go to Sunday brunch spot. Came back to town after 5 years and invited close friends for a reunion brunch. The food was mediocre (brunch of benedicts, mushroom omlette, soups and salads, grilled chicken). Meat in the benedicts was over cooked and dry, hollandaise was so so. $8 mimosas were mostly OJ with a subpar bubbly (Barefoot Bubbly would have even beem better!)
Service was fantastic!!! Thanks Jason! Overall ambiance was good except apparently there's no drrss code any longer...table beside us were dressed in t-shirts, shorts, boots, tank tops, and hats (wool cap, ball cap, and floppy beach hat). In other words McDonald's dress. Considering the place was over 1/2 empty when it used to require a reservation to get in for Sunday brunch I guess they have to take what they can. Doubt we'll ever be back. Certainly past it's prime!

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

We really like this place. Always consistently has very good food and service.

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2.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Used to love it here. Food and service was top notch. Not so much now, it’s still ok but not as good.

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3.0Dined on May 18, 2018

Food was good; nothing exceptional for the price. Service was VERY slow. We were there over an hour and a half. Way too long to have to wait on lunch. Took 20 minutes just to get a bowl of ice cream for desert. Server was not very friendly, was hard to hear, and was hard to find when we needed something. It was an average experience, but not a place we will go to again, if we have a choice.

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Great food and service

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Awesome food, outstanding service and we love dining on the patio. Everyone who works here is very friendly and attentive. There isn’t one negative with this restaurant!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Excellent food at the patio. Services was real great as always.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Great food and service

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Went for Mother's Day Brunch. Server was fair at best. Had to ask multiple times for old plates to be removed from table. Server did not give us an overview of the buffet. After searching for an omelet station we finally tracked down our server to find out we had to order it through him. Coffee not included. It was extremely loud and booth not comfortable (old). Desserts were good, but dessert table very messy and desserts too soft/mushy. Will not attend another buffet brunch here. Better options out there for same price. Sorry Mom!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We came for Mothers Day brunch and enjoyed a festive buffet with a lot of yummy selections. Highlights included the bacon, cheesy grits and the prime rib carving. Almost too full for dessert but couldn't pass up the chocolate fountain. A terrific way to start off Mother's Day

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Always great 👍

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

We had an early Mother's Day dinner with our daughter outside on the patio. Other than being a little windy, the evening was quite nice. As always, we loved our dinners. I especially loved the coconut shrimp. It is a great spot for summer evening dinners.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Hidden gem

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3.0Dined on May 12, 2018

My mother and I met for a weekend brunch at Polaris grill before we went shopping. Once we arrived I let the gentleman know that I had a reservation. He started to take us back when I kindly asked would you mind if we sat outside. He committed back that you should have stated that before I brought you to this table. I said I'm sorry. Then he took us outside. My mom and I said wow it's so pretty out here. He stated please pick a sit because I have a busy day and can't be out here too long. I said ok I'm sorry. So we sat, he handed us the menus and then took off. I was irritated that we were talked to this way when it was only us and another couple at the restaurant at that time. However, the food was amazing and our waitress was very nice. Please let your hostesses know that they are the first employees to speak to the customers and need to speak in kinder words/manners.

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