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.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
Orange Horseradish Crusted Halibut
Served with citrus butter sauce and fresh vegetables and garlic mashed potatoes.
Mixed Berry Salad
Baby lettuces topped with raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, strawberries,dried cherries, candied pecans and poppyseed dressing. Sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar.
Grilled Salmon Oscar
Topped with sweet crabmeat, demi glace and bearnaise sauce and served with garlic mashed potatoes and asparagus.
Everything was great!
Wonderful as always
Our server, Rachel, was phenomenal! Efficient & friendly. The walleye & salmon were divine (as was the mushroom bisque!). The Panne de Grill NEVER disappoints.
The food was salty and the service was very slow. Nice Patio!
RW menu: corn crab chowder portion was small and no crab detected, just very mild crab broth flavor-mostly corn and potatoes- The aztec chowder available in prior years was way better plus provided in more generous portions; had I known i would have gotten the 55 salad- better deal and excellent. Halibut much better this year but more orange and too little horseradish flavor (~ none to very mild) compared to past experiences (overcooked mush last year, but flaky good this year). Chocolate Mousse cake excellent as always; key lime pie excellent (last year someone forgot the key limes?! ...but this year it was perfect). Cheesecake also excellent. Overall, a ~ 4.5 / 5 with excellent service given what restaurants are going through with current labor issues...
Great experience, from the beginning to the end.Waitress was awesome
I’ve been going to Polaris Grill for lunch and dinner for many years. I find that the staff is always pleasant and the food is always good. It’s a great place for work meetings or to meet friends. The outdoor patio is fantastic!
Your food was so deliciously prepared. Halibut is our favorite meal in Columbus at the present time. 55 house salad was the best salad in town. Very nice staff too. Only issue was a little too noisy but people were enjoying themselves. Keep up the good work!!!
Always a great place to eat! One of my favorite restaurants!!
Really great soup and salad. Like the menu options.
Very good restaurant week dinner with friends. Excellent halibut & crab cakes. 55 salad delicious as ever, key lime pie- delicious!
waiter was rather rude,, talked very fast, we were there 2 hours total for food and then wait on table every 10 ten minutes in the last hour. he was not consistent. would recommend this establishment for food and ambience. the 25 appetizer was a joke, very skimpy portions and alot of mayo.
Great food and service
The food and atmosphere were good. The service was pretty slow, but food was worth the wait.
Enjoyed our dinner out on the patio. Great Halibut entree with fresh
veggies. Easy parking; nice patio as well as attractive indoor seating
available. Service good as has been in past.
Great food. Busy but quick. Great detail to service.
When your request for a specific server is honored, and you are recognized upon arrival, you KNOW the restaurant is special. I love that the wonderful "55 Dressing" is the birthday gift from the restaurant.🤪 It makes the birthday carry on - a "free dessert " only carries on the HIPS! 🤣
Excellent Service! The menu offers a wide variety of food items and price ranges.
Polaris Grill is always a great choice - excellent service, food, atmosphere. Food quality has been consistently delicious, and my friends and I have tried many of the menu items. Can't go wrong here!
Great menu and good service, though a little pricey.
Service was slower than anticipated, also not as friendly. We had a party of 6 (with 3 younger children under 10) and were sat in an area that was serviced by the bar. Not sure if it was the server or the just a general impatience with our party. But… it seemed like a struggle just feeling welcomed and server was not as helpful when it came to meal suggestions (almost was annoyed that we asked). Overall was fine. Food was fine.
Crab cakes were good, not great. Food (apple chicken salad, bbq ribs) were good, not great. Our servers were amazingly great! Food was hot when delivered. Overall, it was good but not memorable except the service, that we’ll remember.
They do things right. The menu has an appropriate selection.
Food and eating on the patio was very nice. Our waiter disappeared for long periods of time which was a bit disappointing.
Great food and service
The bbq ribs are the best. The service is great. This is the best restaurant.
Always enjoy our food and the wait staff are great
We had a WONDERFUL TIME. It was My Husband's Birthday Dinner, he ordered the Babyback Ribs, they were SENSATIONAL, FALL OFF THE BONE TENDER & VERY FLAVORFUL. WE WILL BE RETURNING SOON. ENJOY!
Our waiter MAX was EXCELLENT FROM BEGINNING TO END. THANKS MAX FOR MAKING OUR NIGHT EVEN MORE ENJOYABLE! HATS OFF TO YOU!
Polaris Grill is one of my favorite restaurants and last night did not disappoint!! Food and service excellent! And I love the ambience!
Our reservation was at 7:30 pm on a Tuesday, so it was not overly busy. We were seated at a booth at our request, and had ample room for our party. There were plexiglass dividers between booth backs, which were unobtrusive and nice to have for lingering COVID concerns. Our server was very attentive, timely, and approached us at appropriate times to assure our needs were met. We each had a different entree and all were very good. Our experience was enjoyable for a visit without the noise other venues often have, and the food and service were perfect for our desired evening out.
Met a friend/client for lunch. She is Vegan and Polaris Grill was very accommodating. Great food, excellent service, and positive place.
As usual food and service were great. Also as usual a little on the chilly side. Cold air always seems to be blowing on you. But, better than too warm! For some reason seemed to be noisier than normal. Maybe because we are still getting used to full restaurants!
One of our favorite restaurants. Consistently great food and service.
Awesome meal and service. Thanks
Everything was great as always.
Excellent as always! Dinner on the patio with perfect weather, great ambiance and exceptional service from Danielle!
I was emailed a free appetizer with two entrees. It instructed to show the wait staff when ordering which I did but the wait person would not honor.
There was six of us and we had a great time. Our server Tony was wonderful.
We recently returned to Columbus after relocating a year ago. Polaris Grill was one of our favorite restaurants, so we made a reservation to join friends for dinner. We were so pleased to see the restaurant bustling with diners. Our meal was delicious - even better than we remembered. Our server, Hayley, was delightfully personable and attentive. Thank you for an enjoyable dining experience, again!
Polaris Grill offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (614) 431-5598.
Polaris Grill is rated 4.7 stars by 3558 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.