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Polaris Grill

4.6
2053 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Good for a Date
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  • Good for Anniversaries
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 2053 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.5
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Great food and service

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

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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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Great service. Food was slightly overpriced but good nonetheless. Good beers on tap.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Each dinner course was better than the previous. Service was tops! Will be back!

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Great food and service.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Great food, huge! Portions

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Great food and service

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Very well done: from atmosphere to service to the food. Very consistent. Always enjoy dining here.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Great food and service. Thanks Danielle and staff.

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Great food and service

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Great food, Great service. We went for Easter Dinner and had steak.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

I have been to the Polaris Grill for lunch, dinner, brunch, business meals, lunch and learns, special occasions and holidays. This restaurant NEVER disappoints. It is consistently excellent. I would highly recommend. It is a neighborhood gem that deserves more accolades for its excellent service, amazing food and consistent great quality.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Went here for Easter Brunch. Great food and service.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Great Easter buffet, everything was tasty and nice variety as usual.

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1.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Omg! Worse experience EVER! I really don’t understand all those 5 Stars other people leave them?! Here’s what went wrong with us:
1. Wine glass:
smelled like dirty soap water.
2. Penne chicken and ham pasta:
both chicken and pasta undercooked.
3. Crab cakes:
Taste like paper
4. Asaparagus:
Plain, no taste, no spices
5. Waiter:
Don’t give a sh...(when we complaint didn’t even said I’m sorry, throw everything on the go)
5. Bread and butter:
Taste good
Definitely NOT COMING BACK!

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Very nice beer selection and delicious dishes. Also, reasonable price for my pocket.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Excellent meals and overall experience. Fish entrees were very good (walleye, salmon). Dessert was yummy (pineapple upside down cake). Will definitely return.

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Celebrating easrer

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Great food and service

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Great food and service

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Great food and service.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Polaris Grill was I believe the first restaurant on Polaris Pkwy years ago. Their food is consistent and service is excellent. Been going there for years. Thanks. P.S you can still buy their 55 salad dressing.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Excellent as usual. Our waitress was fabulous. Disappointed with the salad that was $6 extra with our meal. It use to be a decent size salad. Lettuce was not plentiful and not real fresh. It was worth $2-$3 at the most.

Dinner was fabulous as usual.

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Delious meal as usual. Mushroom bisque is outstanding!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

The salmon was good. It was a bit noisy because there was a big group/party next to our table. The service was fast.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

I hosted a dinner with 3 friends for their Christmas gift. It was early and a weeknight so when arrived, the hostess stand greeted us and we got a booth. We moved up a booth after the hostess seated us and they were very nice about accommodating us. We moved seats because the couple in the booth next to us had a loud cell phone ring. After moving, everything was fine. I just wanted the wait staff and hosts to be aware that sometimes loud talkers, cell phone users or worse, people who use the Speaker Function to carry on a conference call (at the table!) is very annoying. I know this is a challenge, but restaurants that don't manage this better are losing business.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Great food and service

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4.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Very Solid Resturant --Food and the service are very good.
will always be on my list for dinner and lunch.
Good job!

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

Food was very good.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

I always injoy dinning at Polaris Grill. The food is always spot on . I would recommend the resterant to everyone.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

The Polaris Grill has become our go to location for a great meal whether it be before a concert or theatrical production, a birthday brunch, or any other celebration; always consistent food quality and service. This visit was a Sunday brunch celebrating the wife's mother's birthday. The drinks were excellent, the food hot and tasty, the ambiance such that a conversation could be had, but you knew you weren't alone in the restaurant - a lot of conversation and laughter. The only negative was the weather was too chilly to enjoy their patio - hmmm, maybe for Easter Brunch Buffet! Consistency is the key to the Polaris Grill. It's why we keep going back.

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3.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Good food although if you are looking for a place with a lower noise level, this is not the place to go as it was hard to carry on a conversation. The service was good, as a matter of fact, didn’t have a second to enjoy a drink before the entree was served...almost too quickly! Maybe trying to turn over the tables much too fast?? It felt very rushed. However, the food was very good.

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3.0Dined on March 11, 2018

-Overall visit and rood quality was acceptable but not memorable in a positive way.

-Mushroom soup was tepid (not warm enough) and lacked the robust nature that we remembered from past visits. Soup was quite thin and bland.

-Crab cakes had too much filling and were not seared adequately. Very mushy, cool and had an unappealing appearance.

-Server seemed rushed , almost like he had too many parties to handle so the service was not stellar. One individual in our party asked to have her wine served in the taller stem, thinner wine glass (similar to other customers) vs. the cheaper, thick-walled wine glass that was presented. The server was rude and told us that those were reserved for those who order "More Expensive" wines. In fact we had ordered one of the more expensive wines by the glass and the not the cheapest option (however this should not matter). Other customers surrounding us did not have wines by the bottle but also by the glass, so the server was illogical and the comment was classless, upsetting our group. The server did provide a new glass as requested but the commentary was unnecessary. Again, very unprofessional.

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4.0Dined on March 10, 2018

had a nice time and a nice meal but felt a little rushed

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Great service, great atmosphere, delicious food! We will return again.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

We go back to Polaris Grill for dinner because of their terrific food. The mushroom soup is excellent, and the Betty salad is always good. The halibut has been a mainstay on their menu, thank goodness, because it is one of the best seafood dishes - anywhere! They also run a seasonal menu that is always creative, interesting and delicious. My husband and son ordered the Mardi Gras steak entree and it was delicious. Polaris Grill serves terrific food and is a great value.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Always a good meal and good service! Love the crab cakes!

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4.0Dined on March 9, 2018

We were three friends getting together for lunch. One had salmon and two had the almond crusted walleye. They were will to customize our meals. I had the walleye as is and it was fabulous. Our waitress was attentive.

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