NSB Bar and Grill
NSB Bar and Grill

NSB Bar and Grill

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.nsbbarandgrill.com/
  • Phone: (414) 351-6100
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm;
    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Dan Leuders
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Full catering services available.
  • Entertainment: Every Thursday, acoustic nights with Kyle Feerick!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Brown Deer
  • Public Transit: Milwaukee bus line
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Located in the lower level of the Riverpoint shopping center. Parking lot is public.
A word from NSB Bar and Grill
Neighborhood gem, eclectic menu, excellent happy hour, and a casual dining experience with a beautiful patio setting.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
NSB Bar and Grill reviews from OpenTable diners
50 reviews since July 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (40)great for outdoor dining (24)great for lunch (18)fit for foodies (14)special occasion (9)good for groups (6)kid-friendly (6)notable wine list (4)late-night find (3)great for brunch (1)romantic (1)Show More
  • Neighborhood favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Relaxed atmosphere, great food, good service and close to home. Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, lousy service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    10 minutes after ordering drinks the server came to take our order. She forgot the drinks and got them only after taking our meal orders. She stood and only wrote what we said not guiding us through. We had to field any questions ourselves. We ordered main dinner courses and salads. Another 20 minutes and when food arrived it was our main courses and salads together (had to track down dressing later). The server said this is how its done at NSB and this was confirmed when we spoke to the manager. We asked why this information wasn't on the menu or told to us by the server, and there was no answer. We were offered a refund on some items but that never appeared on the final check. Will never go back even tho the food is outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • NSB
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    The staff was delightful. Unfortunately the food was up and down. More down than up actually. For the cost it should have beed outstanding. We had the Steak Frite and Scallop salad, with Calamari for a starter and Baileys Cake for dessert. The steak frite was good. The scallops were cooked beautifully but the salad was mostly chopped lettuce with seemingly no dressing. The Calamari was very good. The Bailey's cake tasted like refrigerator. On the upside, the wait staff was wonderful. Not intrusive and attentive.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Continuously Good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    The wait staff is always friendly. Good variety of food at good prices. Easy relaxed atmosphere. Good parking available.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • milwaukee fish fry
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    my wife and i have been here many times--we met my cousin and his wife here friday from alabama-- former milwaukee residents who had often gone out with his mother for fish fries-- for a Milwaukee fish fry--all enjoyed their meal--two had traditional fry, there were several other seafood dishes, which was to our liking. Service was not especially good--not so attentive and took a long time getting back to our table for occasional service (water, wine, etc.)
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighborhood favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Good food, friendly staff, comfortable atmosphere and close to my house. It's great.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Choice for Dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Consistantly good food at fair prices. Variety of food choices to satisfy all guests wiether they choose a light snack or full meal
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    This is a great spot for people living in the North Shore area. Food is consistently good, with the occasional outstanding dish thrown in. Service is terrific; it is an nice place to have a good glass of wine and dinner with your spouse or with a small group.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Love your fresh fish. Wish we didn't have to ask for rolls.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Prom night party
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Our kids picked it for dinner knowing the parents enjoy it. They were rewarded with an early fun night before the dance
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We enjoyed your 'new' list for background music! The earlier hours of Saturday evening are certainly appropriate for early '40s great bands.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Neighborhood favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    NSB is close by, has great food, a good atmosphere and is a quick and easy place to go at the last minute.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ALWAYS DELICIOUS
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    NO MATTER WHAT I ORDER IT IS A VERY GOOD SELECTION AND FRIENDLY ATMOSPHERE. LIKE THE LIVE THURSDAY MUSIC! LOVELY.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • ALWAYS GOOD FOOD!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    ALWAYS A SPECAIL REQUEST! A BOOTH AND WE DID GET ONE! ALWAYS ENJOY THE LUNCH OR DINNER AND ENJOY SEEING FRIENDLY PEOPLE WE KNOW.........COMBO PLAYING WAS WONDERFUL.....THANK YOU, ELIZABETH
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great neighborhood restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Dine here often and the food is very good! Service may be slow once in a while but is generally good too.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    We went on Labor Day and were glad to find one of the few restaurants open on the holiday. It was a mistake - I think their regular chef was on vacation. The dinner was disappointing. I had a mediocre dinner salad, and my husband said his fish did not taste fresh. My son enjoyed his sandwich, but the waffle fries were terrible. To their credit, I will say that the portions were generous, and the service was very good. The restaurant has a much nicer ambience than I remembered - a more elegant place than you would expect in that setting. But that does not make up for lackluster food. I'm not sure whether we will give it one more shot, but if so it would be on a normal night, rather than a holiday.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • NSB Saturday evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Good wine, beet salad and veggie burger served as a nice prelude to Woody Allen's latest film. Quiet ambience, good service.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best Brandy Alexander
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    This place has the best ice cream desserts. Do not try to go it alone, they are much too big.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • pleasant experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    We had a good dinner and the ambiance was fine for a Sunday evening. However, we felt out of place age-wise.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Convenient and relaxing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    The food is consistently good. It's a neighborhood gem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love the Scallop Salad
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    I love coming in for your Scallop Salad. It's the greatest!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 29 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 209 reviews are from the NSB Bar and Grill reviews archive.
  • Lovely evening outside dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We each got a salad: Beet salad and beef salad. The beet salad was delicious, but the beef salad was tough.....cooked to specification, but definitely tasted like a lower cut of beef. The drinks were made to perfection and the wait staff was very attentive. The prices are reasonable for a neighborhood restaurant and the outside seating is comfortable with umbrellas for the sun.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • hard to make a choice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    As always had a delightful meal starting withone of the cocktails from the $5 menu. Then comes the hard choice because they have so many really good meals but I chose the the black and bleu burger and it was fabulous. Great dining experience
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    The ribs and shrimp were great, as was the fish fry. My daughter didn't like the dressing on the ceasar salad and didn't finish it. Scallops were a little lacking in flavor. The service was great, drinks were good. Plan to come again because it is so convenient to the North Shore.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    love it at NSB........always good food and lots of people we know..e
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food, nice service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    I chose this restaurant because I would have the option of dining indoors or outdoors. We dined outdoors. I had the french-kissed burger. I rarely eat meat but I was glad I did. The only reason I did not eat it all was that the portion size was large for me. The side salad with it was very fresh. The waiter was attentive but not overwhelmind.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • nice place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    had nice experience; waiter let us take our time with choosing from menu; only negative was my scallops crunchy with sand not all scrubbed off, otherwise well prepared
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • reliable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    NSB is always great..the food is great..good value and just a pleasant place to meet friend s for dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    The wait staff was excellent and the food was really very good. The noise level is a bit high if you wish to have any sort of lunch meeting but overall it was a good experience. I would recommend the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great option
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    NSB is the perfect outdoor option - excellent food, moderate price range and casual
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    I love the scallop salad as well as the comfort of the restuarant and the proximity to my home. Everyone is helpful and on top of things.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently dependable food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Always great food - wonderful salad choices and the best burger in town
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    Met with friends from out of town, had not seen for 4 yrs and we sat and talked & laughed until closing. No one rushed us, and the dinner was very good.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    always have a great meal at North Shore Bistro. Friendly servers, get food out fast
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    The service at NSB was terrific..not hovering but we always had attention when needed. The salads we ordered were delicious, and not overdone. Great place for a lunch meeting if you are on the north side!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved the musician
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    Providing soft vocals and guitar were a pleasant surprise on a Thursday evening.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Food was excellent. Loved the gluten free options.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • happy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    We went with another couple. Had a great waiter. All the food was excellent and we will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Fish Fry on Friday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Have been here many times and always enjoy the fish fry on Fridays.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • NSB
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/14/2014
    had a nice time, food was pretty tasty. Could have used a few more selections, as there were a lot of seafood choices but not too much for carnivoirs. Nice anc cozy and we didn't have to yell. I like quiet restaurants! great atmosphere and really good service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.