Poke The Bear Bar & Grill - Hotel Northland - Green Bay

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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Welcome to Poke the Bear, a bold, flavorful restaurant highlighting Green Bays’s sports heritage. Located in the heart of the Entertainment District you will experience locally sourced cuisine. Inside the Historic Hotel Northland in Downtown and just a short drive to Lambeau Field, this fan focused restaurant combines a warm, welcoming atmosphere with fresh, full flavored food in a sports history environment. Whether you’re a Hotel Northland guest, a football fan, or a food-lover looking for a new favorite spot to dine, Poke the Bear offers everything friends and family need for a great, casual dining experience.
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OT
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Great food. Brussels sprouts were amazing!

KW
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a girls' night out and had never been here before. Our waitress was wonderful, the service was prompt, and the food was great. We will definitely go back again soon!

OT
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Always a good time.

c
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Game night after Green Bay played..
We had two rooms at the northland hotel..this was convenient and in hotel...obviously understaffed andmffos awful....sorry

s
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit but won't be our last, beautiful building in the heart of GB with great food and good value.

OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great!!! Food was good!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday. Nice place

PJ
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Went on Friday the 13. Food was excellent service was just Ok. We waited a while for our cocktails. Also was surprised the place pretty much empties out by 8:30
They did a great job remolding the hotel and bringing the whole building into the 21 century

SS
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly and knowledgeable staff. Extensive draft craft selection and diverse handhelds menu! Add some wonderful ambiance and this is our newest go to for casual dining🙂

S
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very courteous staff, food was great, and we enjoyed the ambiance. Portions were very generous. I was there with old friends from high school and we were celebrating a birthday for one of them. The staff gave her extra special attention!

L
Milwaukee
24 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food was good for lunch, but always the same thing. Not much variety to the menu over other last time we were there. Salmon and roast beef were good, but why not advantage of locally sourced produce and with some summer special sandwiches? Don’t think the lunch menu has changed since they opened!
Food would get a 5 star IF they could just serve fries hot After they are cooked, unless they are cooked ahead of time and sit under a heat lamp. I specifically asked to make sure they were hot, and they were not, but the flavor and texture were great, just like warm. The sandwich was hotter then he fries!
This seems to be the norm in most restaurants!
Overall I would give it a try.

MB
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

I’m always impressed with the Walnut Room but didn’t think much of Poke the Bear. I sat about 10 minutes before someone even came to the table. Service was pretty slow considering it wasn’t busy. Wasn’t much on the menu and the food was just okay.

TM
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun , casual atmosphere. Food and drinks with family or girls night out.
Menu was small but tasty. Soup could have been hotter for my husband's liking . I thought it was just right.

BA
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was very pleasant and the food was delicious. Prompt service and clean atmosphere.

RA
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The chicken wings were delicious, the fries were a bit under-cooked, and the burger was so messy and wet (they didn’t drain the pulled pork properly). The liquid from the pulled pork, soaked into the bun and dripped everywhere. For me, it ruined the burger. A 50 dollar dinner for two, that wasn’t really worth 25 in my opinion. When I told the waitress about it, she acted flabbergasted and said, “nobody has ever said that.”

RG
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall2food5service1ambience5

Great food but horrible service. Extremely noisy as well.

EL
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first time at Poke the Bear was for GB Restaurant week, but I will be back. Interesting and delicious food combinations. Casual/modern atmosphere, with a great window on downtown Green Bay. Check it out for yourself~

TR
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. We'll be back! The salmon sandwich was delicious! Homemade were yummy!

LM
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

A great spot for restaurant week. Compliments to the chef on the duck flatbread. Slightly over priced wine. Friendly hostess

OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food was very good. Loved the pastrami Reuben and gelato. Took a while to get our food but it was restaurant week. Would highly recommend.

BE
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The wait staff was very good, and the physical space is nice, but the food was just so, so bland. I went with two friends. We ordered off of the restaurant week lunch menu, and we each had different things. My friend who had the Reuben said of his lunch "The food was prepared and presented in a fairly fancy manor. But, the food was mild. That’s the best descriptor for all the food. Mild. " My other friend said "The food was fresh, and it wasn’t badly prepared just sooo lacking in spice, heat, real deep flavors. I had the Thai Curry Chicken salad. You could taste the curry clearly but it was just that, flat." As for me, I got the green pork chili as my entrée. On a flavor scale of 0 to 10, it scored a “feed it to your infant – she’ll like it” (I did – and she did). I would say that the menu was good, but they need to hire a chef who’s not afraid of flavor.

I
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious and the service was wonderful. The space is beautiful as well. It is a great place for a really excellent meal!

SK
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great, from the food (you have to try the Pastrami Rueben and the fries are so flavorful!), to the service to the outdoor seating area. We will be back!

BH
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was a busy Friday night and the food and service were still great. Ambience was nice. The overall dining experience was excellent. I didn’t feel like I had to yell over the top of music. We had appetizers and 3 sandwiches each with a side. The only recommendation I would have is to change the bread the French Dip is served on. All other foods were spot on!

JR
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance

JD
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Service needs some attention. Took drink orders twice and couldn’t seem to get it straight and forgot one drink then ordered again and never did get that drink till we were paying the bill and she pushed to keep the drink because it would be too much work to take it off the bill. Needless to say we felt it would be a good learning experience for her to take it off. People seemed inexperienced food was good but a very limited menu.

KG
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Still new. It’s an odd mix of fancy sports bar in a high end hotel but with very basic and limited food choices. Service like most places was slow. App didn’t come until after our entree. We had already said we didn’t want it then and were still charged for it. Likely just growing pains. Would go again for drinks but likely not to eat.

J
Milwaukee
7 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a nice first dining experience at Poke The Bear. Our food was tasty (our table had the eggs, brussels, byob burger, kale salad, chop salad and bbq pulled pork sandwich) The kale salad was missing avocado and the squash, which I asked for and only got the avocado, but it was very tasty. The brussels were fantastic! Our service was good, not bad not great, but pleasant. Nice bar area with a decent selection. Bar service was ok. We enjoyed the newly renovated space and we will be back again.

RV
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly great food and great service we’ve been there several times and find it consistently good

C
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Service was awful. Took 15 minutes to get a drink and still hadn’t gotten our order in. Server never stopped and acknowledged us while we were waiting. She did apologize when she brought us the check about the delay.
Food was fairly good but nothing to boast about for the price.

KN
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Loved the sweet and salty spice on the gaufrette chips. Finished my meal with the chicken sobo noodle salad. Lots of flavor with low carbs

EP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

It was a birthday (though they don’t seem to do anything for birthdays). Service was a little slow, but food was good.

RV
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and ambiance is as advertised fun and tasty

R
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food was over cooked

NP
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It's a cool little spot inside the new Hotel Northland. Liked the Dry Rub Wings. The burger mixed with shredded beef was an interesting combo.

BB
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved all our food, starting with appetizers, honey garlic Brussels Sprouts, Homemade chips, then on to entree, I had the Sobe Salad, my husband had the Friday perch, so excellent and tasty. Breaded Rye Lake Perch....very unique , we loved it!

TS
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Rye encrusted perch was excellent...they did a great job on the restoration

EB
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our service was fantastic and the food and drink recommendations were fabulous. Thank you for the birthday surprise cupcake as well.

OT
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed everything about Poke the Bear from the time we were politely greeted to the time we left. The sandwiches we ordered were tasty and attractive and the home cut fries as well as the onion rings were excellent. We will definitely be back.

RV
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drink orders taken at proper times quality of food excellent . Been there several times will continue to do so.