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

4.7

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4.6

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (48)
Good for Anniversaries (46)
Special Occasion (45)
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Good for Birthdays (39)
Worth the Drive (33)
Creative Cuisine (29)
Good for Groups (29)
Great for Lunch (28)
Business Meals (27)
Casual (27)
Neighborhood Gem (25)
Quiet Conversation (25)
Cozy (24)
Romantic (23)
Great for Outdoor Dining (21)
Fit for Foodies (20)
Great for Brunch (19)
Comfort Food (18)
Sunday Lunch (17)
Handcrafted Cocktails (16)
Notable Wine List (16)
Pre/post Theatre (14)
Authentic (12)
Fun (12)
Tasting Menu (11)
Happy Hour (10)
Bar Seating (10)
Healthy (9)
Seasonal (8)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Hot Spot (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Great Beer (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Live Sports (2)
Organic (2)
Vegan (2)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined a day ago

Great food and service

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 (Columbus)·Dined 2 days ago

Had two tasty lobster tails as a holiday special and all meals were good as usual.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

Always a pleasure! Reliable service and exceptional food.

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 (Columbus)·Dined 2 days ago

We really enjoyed the dining and atmosphere experience. The food was excellent.

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (Columbus)·Dined 3 days ago

Great restaurant with many choices on the menu you don’t find anywhere else. Prices are reasonable and the service is very friendly. One of our favorite places to eat.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined 4 days ago

Great food and service

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·Dined 4 days ago

My wife and I found Polaris Grill when I was a member of the Chamber of Commerce and Polaris often catered our meetings. The food is uniformly excellent - never had a bad meal there - and it's a great place for small business lunches and dinners. Occasionally we suggest Polaris to friends who are looking for a more-than-casual, less-than-stuffy- and-overpriced place to meet for a relaxing meal. We have our favorite server there, who always knows and caters to our wants and needs.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Great Beer, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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·Dined 6 days ago

Highly recommend. Will definitely visit again. Food was superb! Staff was excellent!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined 6 days ago

Our favorite restaurant-the food is always good and so is the service!

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Cozy, Business Meals, Fun
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 (Columbus)·Dined 6 days ago

Our server, Danielle, was excellent. The occasion was a Christmas lunch for key leaders of our company (5 people). Danielle made several recommendations (all excellent) and did not rush us as we took up her table for more than 2 hours. The food is always great. It is noisy which makes it difficult for conversation across the table, but that is a minor inconvenience.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined 7 days ago

Great food and service

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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on December 10, 2017

First time we visited this establishment and was delightfully surprised on all fronts. Will certainly return again. My only suggestion is to serve bread or rolls especially with the salads

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Romantic
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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Polaris Grill was so delicious and so filled with energy. We had a Girls Night Out Group have Saturday Dinner and the staff and Manager were just wonderful. It is one of my fav restaurants in Columbus.

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Disabled Access, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 9, 2017

There were 4 in our party and all rated our meals as "fine" and not worth the high price. The Chilean Sea Bass appears fried in a fryer and mine was burnt. $34. The amazing taste of sea bass was lost completely. The walleye, also, had very little flavor and the seafood pasta dish was bland. This is the first time we had all been there and I had always heard good things from friends/co-workers. We were all disappointed. I will get my Sea Bass and Walleye elsewhere. I have had amazing dinners at other nearby places.

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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Great food and service

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Since we are not dessert eaters, we appreciated the jar of 55 dressing with the candle atop. Clever take on birthday celebrations!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 7, 2017

We enjoyed a Christmas get together with friends from our neighborhood ~~~ it was wonderful, but noisy at lunch. The food was outstanding, the waitress was very efficient, our reservations were intact as made through Open Table.........we would definitely go to this restaurant again..............a bit pricy, but my lunch was worth the $15 and my husband enjoyed his hamburger very much. The general consensus of our entire party was Polaris Grill is a place we would enjoy a return visit!!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Healthy, Romantic, Bar Seating, Afternoon Tea, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Great food and service

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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 3, 2017

As usual, had another great Brunch at the Polaris Grill! Always friendly and attentive service coupled with excellent food and cocktails makes it one of our favorite places in the Polaris area!!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

Great food and excellent service. Very nice choices in seasonal dishes.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Great food and service

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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Our server, T.J., was great. We had a nice, relaxed dinner. The food was great. We were actually able to hear each other and carry on conversation. It was a very nice, quiet, relaxing dinner.

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·Dined on November 26, 2017

This was our first visit and we will definitely be coming again!

Tags: Casual, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Our dining experience was wonderful. Service superb.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Great food and service

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·Dined on November 22, 2017

We had a wonderful wonderful experience and dinner! What really made our night was our waiter Justin. Justin was fantastic !!!!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 19, 2017

My grand daughter and I went for Sunday brunch. Decor is lovely, staff very warm and welcoming, service was impeccable and we both loved our meals. The place was a bit difficult to find and GPS was wrong - but the restaurant itself was a wonderful experience.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Great food and service

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·Dined on November 18, 2017

One of my favorite restaurants. Food is delicious. Ambiance is great, especially for a romantic outing. Service is always good, sometimes great, depending on your server. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone. The "55" house salad is a perfect side salad and I highly recommend the orange horseradish crusted halibut if you like fish. 😉

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 18, 2017

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 on November 16, 2017

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.

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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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