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North Star American Bistro-Brookfield
North Star American Bistro-Brookfield

North Star American Bistro-Brookfield Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.northstarbistro.com
  • Email: info@northstarbistro.com
  • Phone: (262) 754-1515
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Brunch: Saturday: 11:00 am - 4:00pm, Sunday: 10:00 am - 4:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Duffy O'Neil
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Affordable, elegant and creative food brought to you by a team that is professional, friendly and attentive to the details that will make your experience outstanding.
  • Private Party Contact: Mike Stoner (262) 754-1515

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Brookfield Rd.
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from North Star American Bistro-Brookfield
North Star American Bistro offers outstanding burgers, amazing seafood and steak and other seasonal, reasonable entrees in a comfortable, contemporary setting. North Star also has a full-service, non-smoking bar where you can relax and enjoy cocktails, appetizers or a full meal any time of the day.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Diner Reviews
  • "We arrived for a birthday celebration and our server must have overheard us toasting. When it was time for dessert he brought out a dessert to the birthday boy without any requests needed. As usual the food and service was excellent. Because they are a busy place I usually reserve a table on line. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "The staff was fantastic. Very friendly, and out going. Both in the bar and the restaurant. The food was excellent. Great selections. Definitely would go back."
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "Our service was terrible. We waited 10-15 minutes before we were greeted. 20 minutes for drinks. Kids menu wasn't provided (we had a 7 year old). Asked for the kids menu after the specials were listed. 20 minutes still no kids menu. Went and got the kids menu from the hostess stand. Waitress finally took order, didn't notice the kids menu was retrieved by us. Never brought one. Took our order, ordered fish fry. I asked to sub the coleslaw for a side salad. Food took forever. Mine was delivered w/coleslaw AND a side salad, no potato pancakes. Waited 20 minutes for potato pancakes, had potato pancakes as dessert so other food wouldn't get cold. Had to go to the bar to order drinks because our server was never around!! Just awful."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "My wife and I have been to North Star in the past but not recently. I recommend reservations on Fridays. They changed the menu since the last time we were there, and although it seems more limited there is a broad selection. The Friday night fish fry selections do not appear on the menu, but they are worth asking about. My wife likes shrimp, and although the menu only shows one shrimp entrée, the Friday night shrimp entrée was excellent. Eight very tasty fried shrimp, French fries and cole slaw was more than my wife could eat. I ordered the lake perch, also with French fries and cole slaw, and it was also very tasty. We concluded dinner with one piece of turtle cheesecake, which was picture perfect and very good. We will be back!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Reservation thought I made at Shorewood Location, went to Shorewood location and hostesses were not helpful and we were told to bad! Did not keep this reservation."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "I hadn't been to North Star in several months and was excited to see a new menu and new menu items. I had the pretzel crusted pork chop which was awesome. That only with a good glass of wine ended with turtle cheesecake was blissful yumminess"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We had a 6:15 p.m. reservation prior to an 8 p.m. concert. Our server (Michael) was aware we were attending the concert at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center, and assured us he would get us out in plenty of time. Drinks and salads were a little slow in arriving, but then we sat for over 30 minutes until our entrees arrived...at 7:35 p.m.! Needless to say we had no time to enjoy our meals. We quickly ate half, put the other half in a to-go box and rushed out of the restaurant to get to the concert on time. There were other parties around us who arrived after we did, and were served before we were, so I'm not sure what the problem was. And we were given no explanation as to why our entrees took so long to arrive."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "The Northstar American Bistro - Brookfield is a wonderful restaurant for both lunch and dinner. I bring many of my business and board contacts for lunch. In the evening, I bring special friends to enjoy the ambiance and great food. The waitress/staff are exceptionally friendly and very knowledgeable....! Thank you for your great service...Barbara"
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "Good food, great service, online reservation service is very convenient, available dining times and tables excellent for all group sizes. We had a very private dining experience for our group of 6. The table was beautifully set. The decor could use some color. It was a little dull for celebrating a birthday party for our 19 year old daughter, but If your are looking for good food in a place where you can have a conversation without TVs and loud music, this is a great place to dine."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "I took my mother and sister here for lunch. When we walked in, we were impressed by the expensive looking ambiance and were concerned the prices might be too high. To our delight, the food was delicious and reasonably priced! The salmon salad was excellent. I would recommend this to friends and will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "They take the "Milwaukee Fish Fry" to another level. Great selection of fish and seafood coupled with attentive service and a comfortable environment. Put this on your "must go to" list. You won't be disappointed."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "The haddock was as good as usual, as was the Cole slaw. I wish that the chef would not put the potato pancakes under the fish because it makes them soggy when they get to the table. Potato pancakes should be crisp on the outside and firm on the inside. Putting the fish on top of them causes them to be soggy throughout destroying the texture of the pancake. In this case, presentation destroys part of the dinner."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Four fairly picky adult eaters all very pleased with their meal. Delicious!!"
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "Our overall experience was great. We called because we were going to be late and needed to add one more to the reservation. The hostess was terrific. Our server Carol was very nice and attentive. The menu offers a nice variety of options. Always something new to try."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "I have heard North Star on dine for less many times, and I have been unsuccessful in getting that deal. Since we have only heard rave reviews we decided to try it anyways. We were not disappointed. We plan on going back, with or without the dine for less deal."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Our party of 5 came in around 12:30 for lunch on a Wednesday. Maybe 2-3 people sitting at the bar, so most of the patrons were sitting in the dining area. It was SO LOUD in there - it was hard to hear someone talking directly across from me at my table. I would not recommend this establishment for a business luncheon."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "Top Notch! Food & Service! Every bite left us saying "wow" Highly recommended!"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "We enjoyed good food and atmosphere with dear friends of ours celebrating our relationship and Valentines."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Loved our first stop at the bar. Good pour by jovial engaging bartender. This matches the approachable and casual "voice" of the write up on the menu. Disappointed then to be taken to the back room. LIghts were on full stun like a cafeteria. instead of the soft ambiance of the front room, this was a bit glaring. Probably a function room that was used when things got full out front? Service and food was delightful. Particularly liked the New York Strip special and the goat cheese appetizer. recommendation: turn down the lights in the back and create some atmosphere. Herding overflow guests from nice front area to the sterile back room is a bit of a shocker. but we'll be back. Cheers, Steve and Robyn"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The Northstar Bistro is excellent for dining! I have always had great service and wonderful food! Our waitress yesterday was new and did a very nice job...!"
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "The food was very good. Service prompt. Servers very pleasent. The online reservations were easy to use. My wife and I will be back soon."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Great menu. Steak and seafood to great pizza and burgers. Check out the charcuterie appetizer. We go frequently and have never had a bad experience."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "We had a table for 6 and the waitress was knowledgable about the ingredients in the menu items. Service was quick and well done. The food was very good and hot when served. The specials for the evening were well described by the waitress. The experience was great and I would recommend this restaurant to all for an evening out or a special occasion."
    Dined on 2/5/2014
  • "Delicious. Went on a Friday night. Had one of the best fish fries ever."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "North Star is great as usual. I don't think you will find a better fish fry anywhere in the area and I've tried many. The rest of the menu offerings are also a delight."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "They hide this gem of a restaurant pretty good. Once you find it you won't be disappointed. We enjoyed the wine (house Cab and special Pino was very good) as well as the hospitity by the hostess (she actually brought us waters at the table) and bar staff whe waiting to be seated. The bread (Italian and Sourbough) we're good but small. The squash soup was excellent. Our main dishes were the new parm crusted chicken, whitefish and beef dishes were all very good (per my wife and other guests). The Choctaw mousse was excellent but we really wanted was the neighbors Turtle Cheescake! The portions were very good (fish was the smallest) but overall the best place for both quality and value this monthly foursome has visited in the past 6 months!"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Our recent dining experience at North Star was, as always, great! This time, after seeing another patron receive a delicious looking hamburger, I decided to try one - I believe it was the gorgonzola burger or something like that. I enjoy meat well-done, and it was done to perfection which is difficult to achieve. More importantly, I was not made to feel "weird" that I even wanted it well-done. My cocktail, a Cranberry Lemondrop, was equally satisfying. Everyone in our party really enjoyed their selections and we will definitely return to celebrate again."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "The weather outside was frightful to be sure and the Packers were losing to the Steelers this night. The restaurant was the perfect ending to an otherwise forgetful day. Darlene was our server and she was there when we needed her. She offered suggestions as they had a solid special menu in addition to their regular offering. Our evening ended with an after dinner cocktail for my girlfriend and their awesomely tasty coffee with an order of creme brule. It was a night that warmed our insides."
    Dined on 12/22/2013
  • "The biggest issue was this was the second time we have been there and they ran out of mashed potatoes. How do you run out of mashed potatoes?? Especially when most of their dishes have them? Cheddar cheese, garlic, truffle. Etc. and then you don't have any? Hard to eat short ribs or meatloaf without mashed potatoes. My husbands sirloin was very average. So think we are done with north park."
    Dined on 12/30/2013
  • "Had a great time...food quality was outstanding! They did not have the first two bottles of wine off their menu I selected, and the server was not up to the same level of quality as Carnevor or The Capital Grille, but other than that, absolutely love the place and will be back again."
    Dined on 12/23/2013
  • "We have a wonderful time on my husband's 65th birthday. The food was outstanding and no one seemed to mind our laughter."
    Dined on 12/23/2013
  • "North Star is always good and is close to our home so we eat there with some frequency and recommend it highly. They have a great fish fry on Friday. The butternut squash ravioli with scallops are amazing, as are their short ribs."
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "This restaurant was receommended to colleagues and I for a place to meet for a working lunch. The food was great and service was good. It was busy, however we were able to have a conversation and hear one another."
    Dined on 12/11/2013
  • "Have been here before for lunch...dinner was exceptional."
    Dined on 12/10/2013
  • "Everything was excellent as usual. I would highly recommend the restaurant."
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "I meet friends for lunch here regularly. First of all, it's a great location ( off of Capitol Drive, Brookfield) but most of all we come for the quality of food. Service is good, also. FRom time to time the noise level is above average,but since we're retired and others are self employed we can outlast the lunch crowd."
    Dined on 12/4/2013
  • "The food was great and the service was excellent. It was a very enjoyable dining experience."
    Dined on 11/26/2013
  • "one of our best and favorite places comfortable, relaxed upscale atmosphere food is great, and really like the service"
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "We had a reservation on a Sat. night. After waiting 15 minutes for our table we asked how much longer it would be and the host said, "I don't know" " The Manager said if theses people would ever get up and leave their table" We were finally seated 25 minutes after our reservation and waiting 5 minutes to be greeted by a server and 10 to get water. The food was ok, just average for the price. I would not go back to this resturant."
    Dined on 11/22/2013
  • "My friend and I really enjoyed our evening out. The place appears very fun and trendy. The service was excellent and the entire staff was welcoming and cordial. I enjoyed my lunch at the Shorewood location with a group of friends and so I suggested this location for a dinner and a visit. My friend and I had a lot of catching up to do and so we actually were the last to leave sometime after 10:00PM. We certainly did not feel rushed to leave or hurried out. I had the Scallops with Butternut Squash Ravioli which was just delicious and a unique combination, I thought. My friend had a salad with fish on it which she enjoyed as well."
    Dined on 11/21/2013