Polaris Grill

4.6
2395 reviews
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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.
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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

I had the pecan crusted halibut - there was more crust than fish. My husband had the ravioli and the portion was small. I picked at my food and the waitress didn’t notice. I would have said something, but did not want to prolong our time at the restaurant

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AP
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So good! Perfect place for large or small groups. Good is deliciousabd service is prompt and professional.

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l
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fabulous
Daniel was as great as ever
Polaris Grill is my go to restaurant!

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CJ
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

You can always rely on the Polaris Grill for an excellent meal

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g
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food were outstanding. We will be back!

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JO
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Took my son and family there from OSU.

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RK
Cleveland
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was fantastic! We came in with 2 hungry teenage boys and our appetizer was brought to us in about 3 minutes. Our server was on it! We recommend the beef tenderloin tips - delicious. We would eat there again in a minute.

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RT
Columbus
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Polaris Grill has always offered the very best in casual and fine dining experience. The food is excellent and the staff is there to anticipate your needs. Top 5 of restaurants in Columbus area.

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H
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

The waiter appeared a bit overwhelmed otherwise it was a good experience.

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CL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server, Derek, was amazing. Funny, kind, attentive. The food was the best we’ve had there, and that’s saying something. Prime rib and tournedos polaris could not have been better cuts of meat or more expertly prepared. Polaris Grill is our go-to place for a great meal with great ambiance and a great staff!

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B
Columbus
16 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Polaris Grill was very accommodating! Our steak & prime rib was cooked perfectly. I definitely recommend.

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MB
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Our waitress was less than tentative, and for the price of the food, it was lackluster. The sides tasted like frozen vegetables and over cooked potatoes. The cocktails were also disappointing.

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OT
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you only come here for one thing...Pan de Grill appetizer. YUM!

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S
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our Waitress was soo great! She was attentive but let us have our time. Super great with some weird requests lol

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LS
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We always love the Pane de grill. Delicious! Can always count on a great meal.

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h
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to go. Was not our first time and certainly won't be our last

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JW
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service at Polaris Grill are always excellent. Nothing different this time.

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BF
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was outstanding. We got there early and it was quiet but got busy so the noise level may be louder during a busy time? I loved my wine selection and our food was wonderful. The server helped with all of our questions.

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RJ
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, great food. I am never disappointed.

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M
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 5

The waiter who served us was extremely rude and disrespectful. They seemed to have no knowledge of customer service whatsoever, it almost ruined me and my girlfriends valentine’s day dinner. The food was great, the atmosphere was great, and the prices for the food made it worth it as well. The only negative thing was the waiter.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Great place to celebrate a special occasion. Atmosphere is quiet enough for conversation. Food was amazing. Only negative was we had to ask where our food was after being seated almost an hour.

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OT
Columbus
15 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had great service. The food is always wonderful!

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L
Columbus
10 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our reservation was for 7 PM on Valentine’s Day. Understandably, this is an extremely busy night for dining in a restaurant. The Polaris grill was perfection! We only waited a few minutes to be seated at our delightful table for two. The service was excellent as well as the food. The timing of receiving our appetizer, soup and salad and entrée was perfect! We cannot say enough about our wonderful dining experience! The Polaris grill continues to be one of our favorite restaurants in Columbus and we highly recommend this restaurant!

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DD
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you are looking for a quite/pleasant... great food and service.... there is no place better in the Westerville than Polaris Grill (Great food and service) and a great place to have dinner with your friends!

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DM
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Having been coming here for years. Always a great experience from the food, drinks, staff and atmosphere

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S
Columbus
25 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, service was great (Derrick), food delicious.

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MC
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent, but I have had much better meals than this one, house salad w/ chicken.

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TW
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was awesome, service was great, atmosphere was above expectations. I hope to be back someday!

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d
Columbus
17 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

Poor/Slow service - waitress
Prime Rib was over cooked
Jambalaya over Red Beans & Rice - had very little Rice
Support Staff was good (hustling) - we tipped the food runner and not the waitress

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RE
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant- our go to for special occasions! We’ve loved it for over 17 years! Thanks to the staff for continued memories!

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RC
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our dinner was wonderful. We both had meals off the New Orleans menu. We both had cocktails and a bottle of wine to go with dinner. Our server was very attentive and did a great job.

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BC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great place for special occasions. The food was excellent. The Mixed Berry Salad is something I look forward to. The staff is always efficient and friendly.

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H
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

The promptness the waiter approached our table was very slow — we had the same issue last time. The booth seats are ripped and cracked This restaurant is slipping

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DS
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our Bunco group shared lunch together in your restaurant. The service was great and all the food was exceptional! We all enjoyed our lunch and will be sure to come back!

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SM
Columbus
27 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Celebrated my birthday on Sunday. My pasta dish was excellent. My husband's steak was very good. We both enjoyed dessert. Our server was great, attentive, efficient, friendly. I was surprised to receive a jar of the 55 salad dressing for my birthday.

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JO
Columbus
170 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service

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WW
Columbus
23 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Not so good. Server, Jason, asked if we wanted soup or a salad. Not ADD soup or a salad. When we questioned the charge he said “it’s on the menu”. And charge on check was twice as much as he said when we questioned the charge, 3.50 vs. 6.95. After we questioned the charge, which he removed, his attitude was not good.

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OT
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My family and I have been dining at Polaris Grill for years and we have never had a bad experience. Delicious food and great service!

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W
Columbus
38 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Overall a very pleasant experience for our party of 5; the Pain de Grill is excellent, and the 55 salad always a winner. The twin turnados were excellent; the mashed potatoes were "glue like" and tasteless, and the veggies lack luster. The salmon/pasta dish looked great, and the shrimp served with a 55 salad looked perfect.

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DW
Columbus
36 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always very consistent. Seated on time and food and waitress were both very good.

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