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Polaris Grill

4.6
4.6
4200 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 restaurateur 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 60 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Sat 11:00 am–4:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–4:00 pm Brunch Sat 11:00 am–3:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (614) 431-5598

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Jeff Burris

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Neighborhood

    Polaris

  • Cross street

    I-71 and Polaris Parkway

  • Parking details

    Free on site parking in private lot in front of the restaurant.

  • Public transit

    COTA bus stop within 50 yards of restaurant.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 4,200 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. MS

    MrsS

    Columbus

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Overall okay. Waiter was very good. I had to ask for bread, normally they bring it out. Bread was stale. My crab cakes weren’t great, almost more filler and little crab taste, like most turkey stuffing. Asparagus large and inedible woody stocks. Salads good. My husband enjoyed his pork chops but potatoes weren’t overly hot. Good dessert. A bit disappointing compared to our last visit. I will not get crab cakes again!
  2. N

    Nicole

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good but more expensive than the menu found online. Moderate food portion size for dish prices. The staff is EXCELLENT!!! Will come again!
  3. NY

    NormanY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious in a nice environment. We enjoyed the food and experience
  4. MJ

    MJB17

    Columbus

    38 reviews

    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always delicious!!
  5. HD

    HeatherD

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great brunch/ lunch. Excellent service. Omelette, eggs Benedict, Soups, salads were all fantastic
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall1food1service4ambience3
    The food was hard and even the syrup was stiff and wouldn’t pour! We’ve been for dinner in the past and always had great experiences but this brunch was AWFUL.
  7. DD

    DebraD

    Columbus

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Nick was great! Very attentive and knowledgeable! Veal was grisly and chewy, but my prime rib was excellent!
  8. H

    Hart33

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great place for a business lunch. Got the salad with grilled tuna. Fantastic.
  9. NL

    NancyL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Our service was exceptional, and our server was absolutely delightful . Our order came out quickly and was vert tasty. We will definitely return.
  10. DP

    DonaldP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and a nice atmosphere, not too noisy. The waitress was very attentive.
  11. CS

    CharS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Polaris Grille was our restaurant of choice for our 44th wedding anniversary dinner date. It was perfect! Our sever and the food were extraordinary and the rest of the staff also chimed in with well wishes. The meal was delicious! It was a great celebratory meal.
  12. K

    Kittykat

    Columbus

    48 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    This restaurant never fails. Very good Halibut entre and berry salad. Wine was good too. Service was very good which is consistent - not like some other restaurants in Columbus where it is hit and miss for food/service. Easy parking and nice atmosphere as well.
  13. S

    Suzanna

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    We are never disappointed here. I try something new each visit and this time walleye Amandine, and it was lovely! I'll get it again.
  14. JV

    JesseV

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience4
    Unfortunately we found something in my food. The server was really kind and felt awful, but offered a free dessert instead of offering to cover cost of my plate. We didn’t want or ask for dessert. As server brought out our check she gave us a jar of the house salad dressing - no one at the table even ordered a salad (and we honestly don’t care for the house dressing there.) Overall we’ve eaten here multiple times and always enjoy the food, but this was a really disappointing experience, not only finding plastic in our food but just not offering to recook or cover the cost / making me pay full price for a plate of food with plastic In it at a restaurant that already is on the pricier side - that’s really disappointing
  15. HE

    HeidiE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Polaris Grill is a family favorite of ours, has been for many years. The kitchen, bar service and staff are always top shelf!
  16. D

    Diane

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This restaurant is tried and true. The food is consistently good. It’s not outrageously expensive. The ambiance is a nice blend of upscale and casual. Just right. And they serve up a free dessert & jar of house made salad dressing on your birthday!
  17. JM

    JimM

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Round table for the six of us was perfect for good conversation. Good, drink and service were all great as usual.
  18. HW

    HappyWesterville

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had the Walleye and it was cooked to perfection and hot when it arrived at the table. Not too long ago I ate at a dinner house seafood restaurant within a stone's throw of Polaris Grill and ordered Walleye - it was tasteless, odd textured and not very good at all. My wife's entree was the beef tournedos and they were excellent - cooked exactly as she ordered it. We had an appetizer, wine, main course and shared a dessert. All were just fantastic. Our server was attentive but not obtrusive. The food came at a good pace and was well presented and in reasonable portions. We spent a few dollars more than what we typically would for dinner by chosing Polaris Grill but I will not wait that long to return. Atmosphere was also very relaxing although a larger party next to us was a little loud - it didn't seriously detract from our experience. Can't recommend P.G. highly enough!!!
  19. MK

    MaureenK

    Columbus

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    food and service were great! Noise level high so difficult to hold a conversation. Who would think a Weds night would be that high level
  20. MB

    MikeB

    Cleveland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I've been coming here one or two times a year for several years for dinner with clients. The food and service are consistently good which is why we keep going back.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    food was great as always. our server was very attentive with refilling waters and clearing plates. it took a bit long to get our check but other than that a great experience as always
  22. J

    Josie

    Columbus

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Polaris Grill is definitely the restaurant for delicious food, great atmosphere, and excellent servers.
  23. L

    Lovetoeat

    Columbus

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great meal the service was outstanding and attentive we will be back
  24. SS

    ShameikiaS

    Columbus

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Food was amazing! Our entire party (8) appreciated the selections and then the presentation of their choices. Would have appreciated our server being a little more attentive to what was happening at our table after spending over $250
  25. I

    Iluvfood

    Naples

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    The food was exceptional. The BEST calamari I’ve had in my whole life and the ravioli is exquisite! Also the 55 salad dressing is divine and so original.
  26. TP

    TeresaP

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is wonderful and our server was amazing. I love coming to polaris grill.
  27. S

    Steve

    Columbus

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Great Go here about every2 months
  28. C

    Cindersgirl

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My cousin was in from NYC for a wedding. They can afford to go anywhere, and have, but loved Polaris Grill. The quality of the drinks and food impressed them. A little loud, but everyone was having a good time! Not sure, but might be the acoustics. Something to consider.
  29. RD

    RicD

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best place for dinner. Never had a bad meal and service is outstanding
  30. RG

    RosemarieG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always excellent choice for special occasions. Appreciated the free jar of salad dressing for my birthday. Enjoyed the brief chats with our Polish server! My husband is also of Polish descent so it was a pleasant exchange throughout the evening!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Everything was good, coffee was Luke warm. Service was fine. We always enjoy our food but I noticed prices are rising which may keep us from coming back anytime soon
  32. A

    Ashleyf

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    The only thing that was good was my crab cake Benedict. And even that had a soggy English muffin that I struggled to cut through with a butter knife. I thought It'd be toasted but it wasn't. The fried potatoes were literally deep fried into oblivion. I thought, when ordering them they would be pan fried. Smh. No. Had to send that back and ordered the cheesy grits. They seemed like one or two day old grits. Too thick for words and cold in the middle. Even the bellini was nasty. All you tasted was the brut sparkling wine. No peach flavoring at all. I had to ask the waiter for bread. And only knew table bread was a thing cause someone next to me got it. Also, the place seems like the demographic it's targeting is people 65 plus. It was very much giving Golden Girls. I don't see myself going back. It was not worth it to me.
  33. CS

    CurtS

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our server was fantastic
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent!!
  35. L

    Lynn

    Columbus

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual, Polaris Grill was great! Wonderful food, great service, and a friendly atmosphere.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    Service was very good. Side salad (incredible house dressing) and wine selection was very good. The two salmon entrées were very underwhelming. Salmon taste was off and bland. Vegetables were very hard not cooked enough. Would try again but stay away from seafood.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Birthday dinner. Quick effortless. What I paid for was not worth it, but nice ambiance, big group blocking the entrance. Thanks
  38. JO

    JOSHUA

    Columbus

    256 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    256 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service
  39. R

    Rick

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    It was delicious as always and the Aztec Chowder was amazing! They do such a great job making the experience special!
  40. PW

    PeterW

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Polaris Grill has always been a favorite. We were a little taken aback this time around as our party of 10 was denied dessert because, unbeknownst to us, the kitchen had closed. A little communication of that fact would have been helpful.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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

FAQs

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

Polaris Grill is rated 4.6 stars by 4200 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 60 times today
Google Map for Polaris Grill

1835 Polaris Parkway, Columbus, OH 43240

Additional information

  • Cross street

    I-71 and Polaris Parkway

  • Neighborhood

    Polaris

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Sat 11:00 am–4:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–4:00 pm Brunch Sat 11:00 am–3:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Free on site parking in private lot in front of the restaurant.

  • Public transit

    COTA bus stop within 50 yards of restaurant.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jeff Burris

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (614) 431-5598

  • 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.

  • 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

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