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Polaris Grill

4.6
2089 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Contemporary American
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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,
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Phone number
(614) 431-5598
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jeff Burris
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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.
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Private party contact
Cliff Madden: (614) 431-5598
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
I-71 and Polaris Parkway
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Parking details
Free on site parking in private lot in front of the restaurant.
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Public transit
COTA bus stop within 50 yards of restaurant.
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
What 2089 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.6
service
4.5
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4.3
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined 2 days ago

This used to be THE go to Sunday brunch spot. Came back to town after 5 years and invited close friends for a reunion brunch. The food was mediocre (brunch of benedicts, mushroom omlette, soups and salads, grilled chicken). Meat in the benedicts was over cooked and dry, hollandaise was so so. $8 mimosas were mostly OJ with a subpar bubbly (Barefoot Bubbly would have even beem better!)
Service was fantastic!!! Thanks Jason! Overall ambiance was good except apparently there's no drrss code any longer...table beside us were dressed in t-shirts, shorts, boots, tank tops, and hats (wool cap, ball cap, and floppy beach hat). In other words McDonald's dress. Considering the place was over 1/2 empty when it used to require a reservation to get in for Sunday brunch I guess they have to take what they can. Doubt we'll ever be back. Certainly past it's prime!

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

We really like this place. Always consistently has very good food and service.

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2.0Dined 2 days ago

Used to love it here. Food and service was top notch. Not so much now, it’s still ok but not as good.

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3.0Dined 4 days ago

Food was good; nothing exceptional for the price. Service was VERY slow. We were there over an hour and a half. Way too long to have to wait on lunch. Took 20 minutes just to get a bowl of ice cream for desert. Server was not very friendly, was hard to hear, and was hard to find when we needed something. It was an average experience, but not a place we will go to again, if we have a choice.

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Great food and service

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Awesome food, outstanding service and we love dining on the patio. Everyone who works here is very friendly and attentive. There isn’t one negative with this restaurant!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Excellent food at the patio. Services was real great as always.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Great food and service

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Went for Mother's Day Brunch. Server was fair at best. Had to ask multiple times for old plates to be removed from table. Server did not give us an overview of the buffet. After searching for an omelet station we finally tracked down our server to find out we had to order it through him. Coffee not included. It was extremely loud and booth not comfortable (old). Desserts were good, but dessert table very messy and desserts too soft/mushy. Will not attend another buffet brunch here. Better options out there for same price. Sorry Mom!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We came for Mothers Day brunch and enjoyed a festive buffet with a lot of yummy selections. Highlights included the bacon, cheesy grits and the prime rib carving. Almost too full for dessert but couldn't pass up the chocolate fountain. A terrific way to start off Mother's Day

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Always great 👍

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

We had an early Mother's Day dinner with our daughter outside on the patio. Other than being a little windy, the evening was quite nice. As always, we loved our dinners. I especially loved the coconut shrimp. It is a great spot for summer evening dinners.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Hidden gem

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3.0Dined on May 12, 2018

My mother and I met for a weekend brunch at Polaris grill before we went shopping. Once we arrived I let the gentleman know that I had a reservation. He started to take us back when I kindly asked would you mind if we sat outside. He committed back that you should have stated that before I brought you to this table. I said I'm sorry. Then he took us outside. My mom and I said wow it's so pretty out here. He stated please pick a sit because I have a busy day and can't be out here too long. I said ok I'm sorry. So we sat, he handed us the menus and then took off. I was irritated that we were talked to this way when it was only us and another couple at the restaurant at that time. However, the food was amazing and our waitress was very nice. Please let your hostesses know that they are the first employees to speak to the customers and need to speak in kinder words/manners.

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4.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Sat outside. 55 salad was very small but tasted delicious. Shrimp fried green tomatoes was very good. Ate it as entree. Wine very good!

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Great time on the patio.

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4.0Dined on May 8, 2018

We were pleased that they were able to accommodate us at the last minute we had one extra person. It seemed to us that they were short of servers; we didn't mind the wait and our food arrived on hot plates and was tasty. But, the poor waiters were rushing here and there and perspiring to boot. I indicated on our reservation that we were celebrating a birthday but no one made mention of it.

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5.0Dined on May 8, 2018

I ended up cancelling my table and we sat in the bar since our group was reduced from 4 to 2. We had wonderful service - and the food was great.

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2018

Great Service and Great food made for a great time!

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3.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Menu and food is very consistent. Would love to see new menu items. Service was really slow. Took 20 minutes for someone to get drink orders.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

We were promptly seated for our reservation time. Menu selections were as expected, delicious, and good portions for the money. A great meal with great service.

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Friendly server, fantastic food to celebrate our 12th wedding anniversary

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

The waitress was great! She recommended dishes and told us that everything on the menu could be adjusted to our tastes. Can’t wait to go back!

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Great food and service.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

We celebrated our daughter’s graduation from Nearby Otterbein U. The hostess graciously accommodated our change in number and reservation time, we had a wonderful meal before sending our guests off to the airport or onto the drive home. We will definitely return to the Polaris Grill!

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Great food and service

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Always consistently good. The house 55 salad with added chicken breast was excellent.

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3.0Dined on April 27, 2018

The service was good. My husband had the breaded shrimp and I had the fish and chips and both were just a bit over cooked.

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

Food was delicious and came out in a timely manner. Restaurant was extremely loud, so not good for a quiet night.

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5.0Dined on April 25, 2018

Great food and service

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5.0Dined on April 24, 2018

This restaurant has it all. Good food, atmosphere and service.

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3.0Dined on April 24, 2018

The food was fabulous. The waiter was . . . . not very personable. Didn't welcome us. We tried to order an alcoholic beverage when we first got there and he said "I will bring you water" we said "we would like a drink" he said "I will just get you water now" and walked away. We then had to flag him down so we could order our drinks and appetizer. Once we ordered the drinks he walked away. We had to "yell" at him to stop so we could order an appetizer too. Then we waited and and waited to order our meals. We had to ask him for the specials. He acted like we were inconveniencing him. Our 3 meals and drinks were $100. I know it is not a lot, but if I had to choose to eat at Polaris Grill or somewhere else equally as good and we had this waiter, I would go to the other restaurant. Very disappointed in him. I was with two colleagues from work. We wanted to have a nice "business dinner". He definitely added tension but did give us something to talk about. The food made the night though. Delicious!

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5.0Dined on April 24, 2018

Fabulous place to have dinner.Great service with outstanding food.Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

My husband and I went to The Polaris Grill for Sunday Brunch. I made reservations for 1:30 through Open Table which was very easy. We arrived early and were seated quickly.
The Bloody Mary’s were very nice. Would have liked more garnishes with the Bloody Mary. Mine came with a huge piece of celery and nothing else. ( maybe a lime or lemon) My husband ordered the Spicy Bloody Mary and his came with one shrimp.
We both ordered the Eggs Benidict and it was it was very good. The eggs were poached perfectly! We also loved the potatoes that were served
Will defiantly be back!

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Excellent brunch!

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

It was absolutely fantastic. I went with my date for prom and service was incredibly fast and the food was delicious. Our bill was priced appropriately for a prom date dinner which was nice and the atmosphere was great too. It was a little loud when we first got there but died down about fifteen minutes after being seated.

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Great food and service

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

This restaurant was centrally located for our party of eight. The food and service were excellent! A few of us had the Maryland Crab Cakes, which were the right amount of food. Others ordered the Coconut Shrimp, Short Ribs, and the Triple Sampler, and everyone enjoyed their entrees. Our waiter was helpful and attentive. We look forward to returning soon!

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Great food as always - awesome service by Danielle. Polaris Grill never disappoints. Great food and some of the nicest people ever!

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

We took our friend out to eat for his Birthday. We had reservations, were seated immediately, our server was awesome, and food outstanding! We couldn’t have been more pleased. We look forward to a return visit in the near future. Thank you.

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