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North Star American Bistro-Shorewood

4.4
583 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
  • Comfort Food
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm;

Brunch: Sunday: 10:00 am - 3:00pm
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Phone number
(414) 964-4663
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Duffy O'Neil
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 583 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.4
service
4.2
ambience
4.3
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Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Monday dinner for 3 adults was great. Cripsy great Calamari for appetizer. Goat cheese beet salad and small combo side salads good. Almond Crusted Whitefish with spinach and basmati rice excellent. Shrimp pasta dish was much needed comfort food (recent death in family) quite good for the other 2 entrees. New Zealand S. Blanc citrus flavor. Bread Pudding and Apple Cobbler great to share. Early dining was quiet. Excellent server, George! Thank you!

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Great experience!.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Wonderful food, ambience and service. Beautifully plated. Wetry to come for dinner whenever We’re in town. I would love to see one community table for people to join in communally and more creative desserts & gluten-free main dishes

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

this was my third time dining here and all four of us had superb dinners. They really know how to handle food and make the most of fresh ingredients. Salmon is a standout here, and a tomato-shrimp-risotto with arugula was a fabulous accompaniment. I can't imagine a better dinner.

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4.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Another pleasant evening at North Star. As always, the food was excellent. On our Thursday night visit, however, the service could have been a bit more attentive.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Our reservation was for 6, but due to illness and family issues at the last minute only 3 of our party were able to make it...the hostess was very accommodating, set us up at a smaller table and never made us feel as if it were an imposition. The service was great, food was good and they let us sit for awhile after we had finished dinner to just talk, will definitely go back there.

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

St. Patrick’s Day gathering of friends. Best corned beef and cabbage dinner.! Other delicious items to choose from,too.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

My family had lunch there on a Sunday afternoon. There were 3 children in our group and the staff was very accommodating. The menu had something for everyone ( vegan, gluten free, small children) and everyone enjoyed it.

We will go back!

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Good food and cocktails. Nice atmosphere. Quiet enough to have a conversation during dinner.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Food and service are consistently good. Atmosphere is pleasant. Good wine selections.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Service was very good, food excellent, nice place with a good overall atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Everything was so enjoyable.

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5.0Dined on February 5, 2018

Another excellent meal and service. Would recommend the crusted whitefish and steak sandwich.. both very good . Our server, Maxwell, was very attentive in refilling coffee and water and letting us leisure through dinner.... It was a quiet Monday night due to the pending snow storms and we were so happy to be inside warm feasting on a great meal on a great lake in Shorewood!

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4.0Dined on February 2, 2018

The salmon salad, at both locations, is always very good

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2.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Good atmosphere, slow service, mediocre food.

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5.0Dined on January 21, 2018

Great Food - always consistent!

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3.0Dined on January 5, 2018

The 3 people who ordered the steak on mashed potatoes all had very tough pieces of meat (couldn't chew).the salads were ok.the premeal bread was not up to your standards of last year.In fact the entire meal was not up to our last years experience.
I was celebrating my birthday w/ my children & their wives & was embarrassed w/ the food.

Henry (Bud) Meece

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3.0Dined on January 4, 2018

Service was rather slow on a non-busy evening. I always order the meatloaf here as it's usually very good. This time, there was too much sauce and it was only lukewarm, as were the mashed potatoes. Other entrees were decent.

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4.0Dined on January 3, 2018

Took my nephew to North Star Bistro before he went back to school. Food was great, the service was good even though we had to ask for bread. I had a martini made with an allspice syrup. It was excellent!
North Star Bistro makes the best short ribs in town. It's really a great meal.

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5.0Dined on December 27, 2017

My sister and a mutual friend went to North Star on a bitter cold Wednesday night and were immediately greeted warmly and led to a delightful table. Our enthusiastic server made us feel at ease. The menu was supplemented by the soup of the day and a special. Two of us tried the soup of the day, a mushroom soup, rich and flavorful. My sister had a cheeseburger, and our friend and I tried the special, a mushroom risotto with scallops. Delicious and perfect on such a cold night. The glass of tempranillo I had was a good accompaniment to the robust mushroom flavor. All in all, a nice evening.

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5.0Dined on December 17, 2017

thank you for a lovely graduation lunch for my son. Also the waitresses were lovely.

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5.0Dined on December 15, 2017

We had not been there for awhile and have now re-added it to our go to list in the North Shore. The tuna is fantastic!

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5.0Dined on December 1, 2017

Friday Fish Fry is outstanding

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5.0Dined on November 22, 2017

Great service. Not noisy.

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5.0Dined on November 14, 2017

I am a repeat customer who lives in Florida 6 months of the year, and live 100 miles from Shorewood the other 6 months. My wife and I get to Milwaukee several times and always enjoy this restaurant. Only complaint is I always leave a little hungry, and don’t feel like popping for desert and all those calories. Portions could be bigger or throw in a side salad.

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4.0Dined on November 5, 2017

First time for brunch. we have been there before for dinner and always enjoyed it. The service was erratic. Our waiter was attentive at first but it was a long time between our beverage order and ordering our entrees. Eventually we had to ask for him. The food when it came was good. My gravlax on potato pancake version of eggs benedict was very tasty. The others in our group of 4 enjoyed their meals as well.

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4.0Dined on November 5, 2017

The food and service here are always good,. The problem is parking. Be prepared to walk several blocks when the restaurant is busy. This won't be a popular option in winter. The Village of Shorewood needs to address the shortage of off-street parking.

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4.0Dined on November 3, 2017

We had a very good dinner the six of us. Our server Elle was very good and took care of us. WE had a little bit of everything from the menu, Salmon looked great, Whitefish - two different entrees- one was the special and the other off of the standard menu, both were really good, Crab cake salad was also enjoyed. We had a birtheday at our table and when we started to sing Happy Birthday the whole restaurant joined in and 5 minutes later another table had a birthday and 5 minutes after that so did another table. The whole restaurant was into it. A lot of fun and always enjoy North Star American Bistro.

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4.0Dined on October 20, 2017

North Star Bistro is one of our favorite neighborhood restaurants. The food and service are always good. The menu features many dishes that are unique to this restaurant. It's noise
level is high and lighting bright so don't expect a romantic dinner for two there.

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5.0Dined on October 13, 2017

Beautiful location and atmosphere, great for date nights, and no rush from servers for longer conversation while enjoying your dinner.

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5.0Dined on October 13, 2017

We have eaten there MANY times and it is always good. It is amazingly consistent and a great value. You can do well with any thing from a simple burger to a full fish meal. By far our favorite place for everyday or family events.

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4.0Dined on October 12, 2017

Both locations always good...the Brookfield location is near our home so we frequent that location. Friendly staff and barkeeps...Mike and Duffy run very good restaurants....

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5.0Dined on September 29, 2017

Everything was great for what we were looking for.

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4.0Dined on September 19, 2017

Always a treat to go to Northstar. We go there once a month or so, usually for a special dinner with friends, when you want good food, excellent service, and a relatively quiet place for conversation and catching up. I've tried just about everything on the menu, from seafood to vegetarian to carnivore, it's all good. Good wine list. It's a bit pricey or we would go there more often.

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5.0Dined on September 16, 2017

Delicious food in a delightful, quiet and calm atmosphere!

By far, the best food Shorewood has to offer!
Even stayed for dessert

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5.0Dined on September 15, 2017

Fantastic...our fish was delicious! Service good. I would recommend the cream Brûlée for dessert.

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4.0Dined on September 9, 2017

NSB Shorewood was friendly as always. The broccoli cream soup and almond crusted whitefish were very good and we enjoyed coffee and soda. Very attentive service.

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4.0Dined on September 8, 2017

Great food and service. Friday night, a little loud.

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5.0Dined on August 25, 2017

We really enjoy trying new places in our community and we're very very pleased with our meal, our service, the quality and the uniqueness of the blendings and pairings of the food, it just was wonderful thank you so much.

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5.0Dined on August 18, 2017

Excellent food, beautifully presented; attentive, efficient service
The noise level is a little too high.

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