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.
I ordered the fish and chips and the chicken tenders for an app. The fries were dripping with grease as were the tenders and the fish was nothing more than 4 fish sticks. I could have gotten better food at a county fair!
I met a friend for brunch on Sunday. It’s the first time I’ve been there for brunch. The selections were great and the meal I chose was very good. Service was very good also
We had a large group. They were very accommodating, server did a wonderful job and the menu had something for everyone.
My wife and I have had dinner many times at Polaris Grille. The food has never disappointed and the ambiance is relaxed. The staff are always welcoming and friendly and give efficient service.
Great food and service.
Polaris Grill is consistently reliable for great food and good service. We took out of town guests because of this!
We've been coming to Polaris Grill for over a decade and have never had a bad meal.
Lovely experience at The Polaris Grille. Our first time at your excellent restaurant. Great food, nice atmosphere, very attentive and knowledgeable server. Charming outside garden. We will definitely return!!
Every other time I have been here the noise level was low, unfortunately this time we were set by a table full of drunk people that were very loud. Im ok wiith people enjoying themselves but theses people were loud enough that I couldnt hear my dinner guest speak at a normal level.
We loved the food! Had trouble picking , there was so much good food to choose from. Not your typical menu items... better!
Super good service staff are there and quick serve with professional attendants.
We love eating in the bar area. Always great service...good seasonal menus!
Food and service were very good. Booths uncomfortable. Ladies room needs renovation
Polaris Grill is a favorite of mine. I love their food . I always have excellent service whenever I am there.
As usual an excellent lunch option in the Polaris area. Wait staff, host, everyone was extremely friendly and helpful. I come here every time I visit the Columbus area. Best customer service. Wonderful atmosphere. Food is definitely 5 stars. I have never had a bad experience at this restaurant. I’ve visited several in the area, but I always come back here.
We entertained a friend for dinner at Polaris Grill. The food and service were outstanding. Our friend ordered a steak that was perfectly prepared. My husband always likes to order walleye at Polaris Grill because it is difficult to find at other restaurants and it is wonderful at Polaris Grill. Another entre that was ordered was the orange horseradish crusted halibuts which is a special entre to order at the restaurant. All of us enjoyed the 55 house salad. To end the meal, apple crisp was served warm with ice cream. We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner.
Great food and service
Always love the Polaris Grill
The service and food were both excellent. We have also been to happy hour and love that also. Many choices to select from and large portions.
A lovely meal for my 65th birthday 👍❤️Vegan and vegetarian guests had no trouble finding a delicious entree. My husbands strip steak perfect and my sautéed walleye amazing!
Good food great service and ambiance. But very loud
Our first time there and was very impressed. Two of us had the Lobster and Shrimp Ravioli which was outstanding. The one who had the crab cakes only ate one of the two and when I asked her how her lunch was, she replied 'not good'. Unfortunately she did not mention it sooner. We will return!
Great service and food! We always
enjoy both the seasonal menus and the traditional 55 salad. Happy Hour is amazing! Wine prices are reasonable.
Great food and service
Polaris Grill came highly recommended. We were meeting a long-time friend, who was driving over an hour to join us. The ambiance was quite nice and the server was attentive but the food was ‘eh. Firstly, I’ll clarify...mine was delicious! I ordered the signature 55 house salad and a bowl of the corn chowder with crab. My friend, however, ordered the walleye sandwich (known to usually be excellent in this area) and French fries. The sandwich bun was just a basic burger bun and so large, it overpowered the flavor of the fish and the French fries came out undercooked and nearly cold. My friend mentioned it to the server and she said “oh, I’m so sorry, let me take care of that”. Now, normally, you would assume that meant she would ask the kitchen for a new order of fries. Instead, she went back to get a clean plate so she could scoop the undercooked fries off my friends plate🙄 so they could throw them back in the fryer. Several minutes later, the re-cooked fries were brought back, definitely done....nearly burnt, in fact, and soaked in grease because they were recooked.😐 Very disappointing, for this caliber of restaurant, especially.
This restaurant has been around a long time in a somewhat hidden spot off Polaris, and there's a reason for that. This is a consistently good place to dine - whether for a business lunch or a date night. The pane de grille has become one of my favorite appetizers, and Aztec chowder is always exceptional. AFter these 2 courses and taking home over half of my delicious spicy penne, I was only disappointed that I had no room for any dessert. I'm looking forward to the switch to the fall menu soon.
Great food and service.
Great service, nice atmosphere and superb waitstaff. Wonderful suggestions as we had not been then before. Was helpful, friendly and my salad was delicious and the salmon cooked perfectly. Will definitely be back.
We love Penny in the bar area. She is always right on top of everything.
Excellent, as always. The pane de grille was phenomenal!
Our server, Justin, was great.
The food was very good.
The patio lovely.
Hot, though. Need more fans!
Birthday dinner; nice menu for everyone in our group!
The service was very professional yet friendly. The food was very good, and when we had to send the steak back (It was medium instead of medium rare, the correction was handled efficiently and with good humor
Excellent Food. Excellent Service. The place to go for a special night out.
Staff seemed overwhelmed by large, noisy tables. Not restaurant’s fault. Much nicer when not so busy.
Hands-down one of my favorite restaurants in the city of Columbus. In my last few visits however things have been sporadic. After inattentive service my last few visits I was pleasantly surprised to have a great waiter when we attended this last Saturday. But for the first time ever the food was subpar. I’ve always been a huge fan of the grilled salmon Oscar but Saturday’s came with cold vegetables and the fish fillet broken into pieces and smaller than I recall. I sent the vegetables back and the refire arrived just as I was finishing the rest of my plate so that wasn’t fun. Based on my waiters reaction, I wasn’t the nights first food challenge.
Typically I would rate this four stars but have dropped it to three stars giving my most recent experiences. Here’s to hoping focus is re-established before we lose this gem.
The patio seating was beautiful. The burger I ordered was overcooked and tasteless. The ambiance of the patio...it was a very nice day, as well...made up for it. I will return, but won't order a burger.
CONSISTENTLY EXCELLENT FOOD AND SERVICE! This is and has been my family's favorite restaurant for over 30 years! My husband and I always took his dealers and business friends to this restaurant and we always used it for birthdays and anniversaries and when we had semi-large family groups. Love, love, love this restaurant and Cliff also. The wait staff has been there for many years and that is always a great sign of a truly wonderful restaurant!
Great food and service
Our waiter was outstanding. He suggested the special of the day which my friend ordered and really enjoyed. I ordered salmon shiitake fettuccine and it was excellent. Polaris Grill continues to be one of my favorite restaurants!!!