About Polaris Grill

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.

1835 Polaris Parkway
Columbus, OH 43240
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Contemporary American

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,

Cross Street:
I-71 and Polaris Parkway

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(614) 431-5598

Website:
http://www.polarisgrill.com/

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.

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

Public Transit:
COTA bus stop within 50 yards of restaurant.

Executive Chef:
Jeff Burris

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

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

Polaris Grill Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (50)
Good for Anniversaries (44)
Special Occasion (44)
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Good for Birthdays (41)
Worth the Drive (30)
Quiet Conversation (28)
Creative Cuisine (28)
Business Meals (26)
Good for Groups (26)
Neighborhood Gem (26)
Cozy (24)
Great for Lunch (24)
Casual (24)
Great for Outdoor Dining (24)
Fit for Foodies (22)
Romantic (21)
Great for Brunch (16)
Comfort Food (16)
Sunday Lunch (15)
Authentic (14)
Pre/post Theatre (14)
Bar Seating (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Notable Wine List (12)
Happy Hour (10)
Tasting Menu (10)
Seasonal (9)
Fun (9)
Disabled Access (6)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Late-night Find (6)
Healthy (6)
Local Ingredients (5)
Hot Spot (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Great Beer (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Live Sports (2)
Organic (2)
Scenic View (2)
Spicy (2)
Vegan (2)
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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined a day ago

Great food and service

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 (Columbus)·Dined 3 days ago

Large selection of dinner menu items, all well-prepared and healthy. Specials are good also. Service is excellent. Nice wine list.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined 5 days ago

Enjoyable bar with very friendly bartenders, enjoyable atmosphere with a large selection on the menu. Food quality always good. The "55" salad remains the best

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Casual, Quiet Conversation
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Overall, quite good. Atmosphere was a little loud, decor was nice. Front desk service wasn't great but table service was great. Food ranged from exceptional to just good. Wine list was solid and beer list, while not extensive, had outstanding selections top to bottom. Value for the money is mid range, not a great value but not overpriced.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals
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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great food and service

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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Overall consistent meal and venue to meet clients in the Polaris area.

Tags: Business Meals
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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Disappointing to say the least, the steak special was a huge disappointment, @ $45.00 I expected a great piece of meat, while it was under seasoned, if even seasoned at all. I had a better piece of steak at low end chain restaurant earlier this week. the meal kept up to its bland nature with the other meal which was another special (triple ....something) the salmon was overcooked and dry, the crab cake had a bunch of shells in it, the filet was overdone and bland as well.
I'm sad to say that on top of the poor food, the service was just as bad, we were there for almost 1 hour before we got our meals, the drinks sat empty most of the time and were not refilled but once, finally the person bringing the meals and salads insisted on handing me my plates across the table instead of just walking around to my side and placing them in front of me.
We did not bother to send the meals back as we did not want the hassle and were hungry enough to eat. I'm afraid if we would have sent the food back we would have waited another hour to eat.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 7, 2017

We come at least once a month because the food is wonderful and the menu changes per season which is especially appealing to me. Our waitresses are always very good and we enjoy talking with them. Love Poloris Grill!

Tags: Healthy, Good for a Date, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Late-night Find
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Love polaris grill food is consistently high quality service is always great too!

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on November 6, 2017

Any time I am in Columbus I make it a point to eat at Polaris Grill.

Tags: Business Meals
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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 5, 2017

5 of us from around the state meet at Polaris Grill several times a year to celebrate our birthdays. The food is always outstanding and the service is friendly and efficient. We love coming here and appreciate the staff's willingness to accommodate our group. Most of us order the consistently-delicious orange horseradish-crusted halibut. For dessert we get the Mississippi Mud Pie and Pineapple Upside down cake. Yum.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 5, 2017

I frequent Polaris Grill and never have a bad experience. The food is delish and wait staff friendly! Don't miss their cheesecake, it's to die for!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Romantic
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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Not up tu usual high dtandsrds. Had to send steak back to have it cooked to requested level. Came back still under cooked. Prime rib was tough and chewy. Hope it wad just a bad day in the kitchen as we have always enjoyed the place

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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Every thing was pretty good. The food and service were excelent. But the noise level was intolerable.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List, Happy Hour, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Vegan, Disabled Access, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Seasonal
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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Always a reliable spot for a good dinner. This trip, we had the walleye and crab cakes, both tasty, along with a hearty seasonal butternut squash soup and the ever-delicious 55 salad. A delectable chocolate mousse cake finished the satisfying meal.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Consistently wonderfully prepared food, served in an upscale yet casually friendly environment.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 2, 2017

This review of Polaris Grill is following an anniversary dinner on Nov. 2 and many previous meals over the years. I had a filet and my wife lamb chops. Both meals were well prepared and, along with the sides, delicious. With a couple glasses of wine and a tip, about $100. Although not exactly an intimate setting, PG is far from being a crowded, noisy big box restaurant. Staff have always been friendly and helpful, meals are served promptly, requests are routinely met. One of our go-to places for a nicer than average dinner out.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on October 31, 2017

One of our absolute favorite restaurants in Columbus, OH.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

I can't say enough good things about the Polaris Grill. My steak was cooked to perfection.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Columbus)·Dined on October 27, 2017

When the restaurant is close to capacity the noise level is very unpleasant. We could not hear conversation at our table.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Great food and service

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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Great food and service

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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Beautiful day & Jason the waiter did a great job!

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 (Columbus)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Always great food and service. My husband loves the baby back ribs!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Great food and service

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·Dined on October 19, 2017

Wonderful, tasty, healthy, classy, great choices, great local, excellent service, kind people!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Organic, Sunday Lunch, Healthy, Special Occasion, Authentic, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Columbus)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The Polaris Grill is a classic. As a well established restaurant, it continues to be consistent in every way. The menu, service and excellent bar make for a wonderful evening as a couple or with friends.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (Columbus)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Another great meal - fabulous selection on the menu. Service was wonderful!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 10, 2017

A wonderful dining experience. The food and ambience was fantastic!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Authentic
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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Great food and service

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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Great food and service

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 (Columbus)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Great place to celebrate a birthday with great food. Service was excellent!!!

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Great food and service

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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on September 29, 2017

We found the Easter Shore food to be very good along with the above average service.

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on September 29, 2017

This is the second time I've been here and it was as great as the first. Loved it

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Great food and service

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 (Columbus)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Polaris Grill is our "go to" restaurant when we want quality food, good service, and a nice atmosphere, at a reasonable price. We have always enjoyed the pleasant dining offered at Polaris Grill.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on September 24, 2017

We stayed at the Hilton Columbus/Polaris and wanted somewhere close to eat. After reading some reviews, we decided on Polaris Grille. The food and service was great. We expected a more quiet atmosphere, but we were seated in the big dining room and found it quite loud. Perhaps many were there to celebrate a Buckeye Football victory. Regardless, we truly enjoyed our dining experience, and found it worth the price.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Late-night Find, Healthy, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on September 23, 2017

We always enjoy the Fifty-Five Salad. I love the Aztec Chowder. Entrees are always delicious and eell-prepared.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on September 22, 2017

The service was lacking. The food runners have not got a clue about table service. They throw the plate down on the table and run back to the kitchen with out making sure you even got the correct food that you ordered.

Tags: Casual
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