Thursday, May 6, 2021

Polaris Street Cafe - Restaurant Impossible Update

Tonight on Restaurant: Impossible, Robert Irvine and his crew are in Las Vegas, Nevada to makeover Polaris Street Cafe. Polaris Street Cafe is owned by Julissa who is trying to save her deceased husband's restaurant.  The restaurant has no identity and an uninspired menu. Robert needs to get Julissa to find her own path or the restaurant will be in danger of closing.

As I normally do with Restaurant: Impossible episodes, I searched around the Internet to read stories, comments and reviews about Polaris Street Cafe to get an idea of how the restaurant is doing since Robert Irvine visited, and here is what I found (note - all reviews are post Restaurant: Impossible):

Positive Reviews:
  • "Excellent breakfast spot just off the strip. Family owned and the love shows. I had the country fried steak which was crispy yet tender. Eggs were cooked correctly and the rye toast was a thicker version that I haven't seen before which was nice. The coffee was top notch diner style which is what you want."
  • "This spot is amazing! The staff are super sweet and nice and the coffee is on point! The food was just amazing hit the spot! Just so hard to decide as the menu is super yummy! If you are in the area it's a must to try wish I could have gone back every day! Total 100% yummyness!"
  • "This time I took a photo. This is my must have breakfast when in Vegas. The food is always good and the family that runs it are so friendly."
  • "I had the huevos rancheros breakfast, honestly the best breakfast for me, Have fried different places in Vegas this place is the best for me thank you polaris cafe"
  • "Been here a few times and never been disappointed! I try to pick a different thing each time I go but I've found a few favorites. The skillets and taquitos are delicious. Make sure to try the house salsa it's a little spicy but super tasty! Also the staff is always nice and fast."
  • "Hands-down the best breakfast I've had in years! Quick service, precise and warm atmosphere. A must visit spot if you're visiting Vegas enjoy the city and it's locals. Will definitely visit again."
  • "Dude! This place was so good. I got the Birria tacos that comes with refried beans and rice. Tacos are street taco size and omg so yummy! But let me tell you, when they ask if you want hot sauce DO NOT SKIP ON THEiR HOMEMADE SALSA! So good I asked for some to go to take back on my flight home. Pleasantly surprised this place is adorable, friendly, clean and most importantly delicious! Must try!!"
  • "Great place for breakfast!! I was pleasantly surprised when we walked in to what appears to be an abandoned gas station to find a cute, well kept, busy restaurant. Excellent food and great service. Don't drive by and not stop in."

Negative Reviews:
  • "Verify your order. Ordered 2 sides of fries, asked for a side of chicken and side of asada. Each side should have been $2.99-$3.99. Was charged for meals instead of sides. The Food was bland. Giving 2 stars because the Service was good."
*Reviews from Yelp, Google

Other News and Links:
  • The Restaurant Impossible makeover for Polaris Street Cafe happened in December 2020.
  • Polaris Street Cafe has a Facebook page, but it is not very active and doesn't have new posts since 2018. Their domain name expired, so there is currently no website for the restaurant.
  • Polaris Street Cafe is located just off of the Las Vegas Strip.
  • In a local news story in March 2020, Julissa said because of the casinos closing due to the pandemic, Polaris Street Cafe had to reduce hours and temporarily lay off staff.
  • Here are the reviews for Polaris Street Cafe from Yelp, Tripadvisor, and Google
    • The reviews are great both before and after the Restaurant Impossible visit.


The reviews for Polaris Street Cafe since the Restaurant Impossible makeover have been overwhelmingly positive, but reviews before the makeover were also positive.  People like the food, coffee, atmosphere, and staff.  This was definitely a case of a restaurant struggling due to the pandemic, which impacted the Las Vegas area particular hard because of travel restrictions and casinos being closed.  Even Bar Rescue is dedicating a whole season to the Las Vegas area to highlight the impacts.  Hopefully with things starting to open back up, Polaris Street Cafe turns things back around.

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