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North Star American Bistro

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American, Bar, French, Pub
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4518 N Oakland Ave, Shorewood, WI 53211-1215
+1 414-964-4663
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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112 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Bought a gift discount card from WISN radio station after hearing the review, thought we would try it out. It was well worth the money spent, nice menu and very good service. The food was very good and reasonably priced. the drinks were a little expensive, but very good.

Thank Rich R
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42 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Went for a date night with my husband and sat outside on the terrace. Weather was nice, but we were the only ones out there - felt a bit lonely. Server was super friendly and good wine recommendation. I ordered the salmon salad which was a bit overcooked and the whole thing tasted rather...tasteless (needed more flavor.). My husband liked... More 

Thank Maria W
1 review
Reviewed 9 January 2017

First time I ate in this restaurant and I was pleasantly surprised. I arrived for Sunday brunch. They have a nice brunch menu - I had a Mimosa and the Southwest Skillet with 2 eggs (any style), chorizo, bell peppers, onions, jalapenos, roasted potatoes, and jack cheese. It was a little hot - exactly the "heat" I need on a... More 

Thank bac07
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 December 2016

During our October vacation to Wisconsin, we spent two nights in Milwaukee. We were looking around for a place to eat on Friday night and everything was booked up until we discovered this restaurant, which is located about 4 blocks from where I grew up as a child in Shorewood, the first suburb to the north of Milwaukee proper. It's... More 

Thank Bill B
Whalley, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

We visited the restaurant as a group of eight plus two small children on a Friday evening. Staff were aware that we had two children and had placed us in a room at the side which had a children's play area which was a very welcome distraction as provided the children with an area to play whilst still being watched.... More 

Thank cob20
Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

My friends and I went in for a nice night out and were greeted with smiling faces. Our server was very knowledgeable of the menu and helped guide us to great choices. We ended up sharing a couple different dishes. One of them being the special of the day, Butternut Squash ravioli with scallops. Best dish I have had in... More 

Thank dnickley
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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314 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016

I visited for the first time last week. A group of us went for Happy Hour. We had the $1 wine deal but stayed longer than that deal runs. Pretty good deal. Appetizers were $4 and $5 respectively. The space is pleasant. The service could have been more friendly. The restroom is clean. The appetizers were so-so. The stuffed mushrooms... More 

Thank ScenicSights
Scandia, Minnesota, United States
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43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

The atmosphere is open and airy, yet calm and cozy. A perfect mix for a wonderful dining experience. A great place for a family dinner or intimate meal for 2. The service was attentive, but not overbearing. We ordered from the appetizer, entree, sandwich and salad menu and were pleasantly pleased with all the food.

Thank Carrie W
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194 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016

So glad to live close enough to walk to this bistro - a place I love to take my out of town guests to. The staff have always been friendly, the menu is not extensive but offers a nice variety and the environment is comfortable. My only "heads up" is that if you don't want alcohol or pork in your... More 

Thank Genevieve K
Shorewood, Wisconsin
1 review
Reviewed 1 July 2016

First time and was pleasantly surprised. They have a nice menu , I had the Pecan Crusted Chicken, it was very good. My Father had a Bacon Burger and said it was a great burger. The order didn't take long and the staff was very attentive. The restaurant is laid back and very comfortable, a good place to bring friends... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 30
American, Bar, French, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4518 N Oakland Ave, Shorewood, WI 53211-1215
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Shorewood
  • Phone Number: +1 414-964-4663

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?