Exceeded my expectations.
Exceeded my expectations. Some imagination in the menu. Flavors were layered. Presentation was nice. Our waiter was charming. I'll be back.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
My husband and 12 year old
My husband and 12 year old son visited North Star Bistro and had a delightful evening. The waiter was knowledgeable and served us promptly even though the restaurant was very busy. The food was delicious and the atmosphere was lively on a Friday night. We would definitely return to North Star Bistro.
4/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was my 6th visit and
This was my 6th visit and it is always a delightful experience!
4/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always a great experience. Our favorite go to place for dinner. Efficient staff.
4/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
North Star American Bistro-Shorewoo
North Star American Bistro-Shorewood afforded us with an absolutely wonderful dining experience. Our waiter contributed significantly to the pleasure of our dining experience.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
We always enjoy eating at
We always enjoy eating at North Star American Bistro in Shorewood. We've been going there for a number of years and we always look forward to our next visit.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Although the food was good
Although the food was good as usual, the coffee was terrible. In fact, it was so bad that I couldn't drink it even after I put in cream and sugar. I usually drink my coffee black but the coffee I was served tasted like it was badly burnt. I did something I almost never do...asked that the charge for coffee be taken off my bill.
What is Sunday brunch without decent coffee? The bloody mary bar is terrific but after enjoying one of those, coffee is a necessity.
4/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
A wonderful experience. Fantastic!
This was a mother/daughters outing and we found the atmosphere was relaxing and comfortable and fit for any occasion. The wait staff was friendly and helpful. The food was fantastic. I had the roast pork and it was so tender and just fell a part as I ate it. Almost melted in my mouth. When we first walked in we thought that the prices would a little high, however, we were surprised and delighted to see that the prices were reasonable and you get a great amount of food for those prices. We even had leftovers. Highly recommend North Star American Bistro to everyone for any occasion.
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
We were pleasantly surprised with the quality of food and great service in a neighborhood restaurant.
5/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great spot for business lunch
Scheduled a business lunch at 11am on a Friday. Perfect spot. We were one of the first there so it was easy to talk while having a meal. Friday fish fry was delicious. I would recommend it again.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
food was great -- loved the mini cinnamon buns -- Mom loved it too
5/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food here is always very
The food here is always very good. The warm chicken/granny apple salad is to die for. On Sundays they have a make your own Bloodly Mary bar for $5.00. Can't be beat !
5/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great place and super staff.
Great place and super staff. Always friendly and welcoming.
5/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very pleasant experience with wonderful food. Good place to linger and chat with friends. Extremely attentive service and moderately priced.
6/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a nice meal--everyone could find something they liked on the menu and all food was well prepared.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
We've been here a few times when back in Milwaukee area. Took my father there for father's day lunch. Nice menu for lunch/brunch, varied, and something for everyone. Service is superb. Food is excellent.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Never a Bad Meal
My husband and I have eaten at both locations several times and have never had a bad meal. The quality is always consistent. The service is attentive but not overly so. The Shorewood location's atmosphere is alittle more casual than Brookfield. Both are warm and welcoming.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Dining Experience
Very friendly, accommodating staff that were both knowledgeable about the menu and great at recommending dishes without seeming fake. Cool, relaxed atmosphere yet also felt upscale. Decent prices and the food was outstanding with unique and classic choices. They were busy when we were there yet the food came out quickly and hot. I definitely recommend North Star Bistro for a nice, relaxing night out on their patio or inside. I'll be back for sure.
6/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
More than a neighborhood spot!
Great food consistently prepared well. We love the variety, from entree salads, sandwiches, pizzas, to full entrees. This diversity is coupled with some non-traditional presentations, adding to the variety. The wait staff is always very friendly.
6/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
North Star Bistro is our favorite neighborhood restaurant. The food is always good (you can never go wrong with any dish with scallops), menu choices are interesting, and it's situated in the "happening" area of North Oakland Avenue in Shorewood. Furthermore, one of the best features is the "family room" with a play area for kids and where families won't disturb more serious adult diners. Also, the choice of items on the kid's menu is much healthier than most other restaurants. I don't understand why more restaurants don't have this option. It is always crowded in the family room and reservations are a must!
6/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Top notch food and drinks!
Top notch food and drinks! The "family room" is the best thing ever! It's a separate area for families with little kids. They have a play area there with plenty of toys and a giant chalkboard. Our son played while we enjoyed our friends and conversation. When it was time to eat, he came over and sat with us. Despite there being multiple kids in the room, it wasn't very loud or chaotic. Very good idea!!
7/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was presented well,
The food was presented well, it was fresh and very flavorful. One of our party is an executive souschef at a well know restaurant in Chicago and even he was impressed. The portions were just right, we all cleaned our plates and had room for desert without feeling stuffed. Great location in a budding corner of Shorewood with a neighborhood feel, yet sophisticated atmosphere.
7/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love the neighborhood and the outdoor seating. They just need to get umbrellas for the sun.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food and location. Outdoor seating was nice. Server was great but seemed to be juggling many tables at once.
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always friendly and helpful. The food was delightful
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
A get together of old friends
Wonderful food and great conversations. We were not rushed, yet the service was attentive. Special comment: my Bourbon Salmon was to die for.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice night out
Good drinks.... I like that they give you a choice of bread to get started. Hard to make a choice for dinner, but the duck was great. Not over cooked. The rib was rich and delicious. No room for dessert.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Three of us had lunch last Friday at North Star American Bistro, and it was up to its usual terrific standards. We all ordered the fish fry and salad; we were all delighted with our meal.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Reliable go to restaurant
We find the food excellent and service outstanding. I ordered a scollop salad last visit. The dressing was balanced well with the scallops, Waitstaff do a great, professional job.
We live nearby so it is an easy choice for dining out. It feels like family there.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Truly a good restaurant.
Our server and food were great. Problem - restaurant needs to have better control of parents of young children.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have eaten here often and
I have eaten here often and the food is always excellently prepared and presented (please try the duck confit). Service is attentive and rapid. A good choice for a special occasion or for casual dining.
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
ALWAYS DELICIOUS FOOD HERE
We dined there last Friday night and all four of us ordered one of the Friday specials. The cod fish fry with potato pancakes and coleslaw was one of the best fish fries I have ever eaten in the greater Milwaukee area. The coconut shrimp special on Fridays is also delicious and is served with lots of shrimp and extremely tasty French fries. The fourth person in our group ordered the Whitefish special with asparagus and salad. This was also top-notch.
I go to this restaurant often and am never disappointed.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for entertaining guest.
We brought two visitors from China. The service was outstanding! We found items on the menue that all could enjoy.
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Was there for lunch... great
Was there for lunch... great lunch spot! I assume it would be a nice, lively spot for dinner too!
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
A great waitperson makes the night!
A dinner with friends is always fun, but Tricia (spelling?) made it more so! Her attentive and energetic style was terrific. We want to clone her! She answered our menu questions honestly, gave good suggestions and gave great service. Yes, the food was really good, but any experience is enhanced by great service. Thanks, Tricia!
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
it was great. the only thing that was not good was that we came with a 2 and 4 year old and the hostess didn't volunteer to sit us in the kid play section. it was our first time - so now we know to request it . . but there were tables and it seems like she should at least ask. other than that it was excellent.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
I'd go back
The food and service were top notch. Good friends, good wine and great conversation.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
We found our favorite.........
Taking a 2 1/2 year old to dinner is seldom a relaxing delight, but North Star American Bistro has the template: healthy Kid friendly food and a special room as inviting as an old-world dining room designed with families and 'littles' in mind. An old fashioned chalk board dominates one wall of the carpeted play area, books, blocks and bunches of toys invite your 'little' to entertain themselves while near-by, adults can peruse the delicious menu, order, relax, eat and chat. This is not to mention the GREAT service. There is no condescension, just well practiced serving. The best eating out we have had in......a while. Good, good food too:)
9/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Half off appetizers M-W happy hour
I don't drink but I go to North Star Bistro's happy hour M-W 4-6 p.m. for half-off appetizers. Great crab cakes are about $5.15, and the hummus plate is tasty and just $4.50 during happy hour. My wife and I started going here for the children's play space, but were won over by the food and cost. They frequently fail to correctly charge the happy-hour rates, so be sure to check the bill before paying. Thursdays has a special menu for happy hour and they do not offer the half-off for appetizers on the regular dinner menu on that day. The free Wi-Fi rarely works correctly and when it does the signal is weak. Getting a signal in the patio is impossible.
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Although it was Homecoming
Although it was Homecoming for a few local high schools, we had a lovely dinner - our waitress was superb and we were seated at a quiet booth away from all the exuberance (fun to watch the kids though!) Our food was first rate - we've been here several times and will continue to come back.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good Food; POOR Service
We are frequent diners here, but this was out of the norm. We sat at a bar table. These tables are usually waited on by the bartenders. We got a brtender that had to be new. Well, his service showed it as well. Did not serve the right drink, and did not offer a replacement. Did not explain fish fry special. When i got my FF and it had potatoe pancakes, I said OH ! ! I really dont like potatoe pancakes. He said, well thats what comes with a FF. Never offered a substitue, like french fries.. ( DUH). Didnt check on our drinks or food and had to keep trying to get his attention. Seemed to get flustered and it WASNT that busy.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Need to have more selections
Need to have more selections that are have no dairy products
Need to have more selections that have no pork
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
An Excellent Value
The quality of the food and service is very good and the prices are very reasonable. They don't serve huge quantities of food, but the serving sizes are appropriate. I'd recommend North Star American Bistro for a nice place for dinner that won't break the bank.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM