We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

North Star American Bistro

4518 N Oakland Ave, Shorewood, WI 53211-1215
+1 414-964-4663
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good39%
  • Average11%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“crab cakes” (5 reviews)
“scallops” (4 reviews)
“burger” (5 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
American, French, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
4518 N Oakland Ave, Shorewood, WI 53211-1215
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (51)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 50 reviews

Reviewed 10 July 2017

Haven't been here in ages, like years. Was really happily surprised last night - all four family members were happy, content, and it was rather empty but that's because so many were dining outside.

Thank Jst856
Reviewed 9 July 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...More

Thank bac26
Reviewed 30 April 2017

We used their private room for a family gathering and had a wonderful time. Excellent food, and great service. Would highly recommend.

Thank cmcandelawi
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...More

Thank Rich R
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...More

Thank Maria W
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...More

Thank Bill B
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...More

Thank cob20
Reviewed 26 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...More

Thank dnickley
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...More

Thank ScenicSights
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...More

Thank Carrie W
Nearby Restaurants
Jack Pandl's Whitefish Bay Inn
87 reviews
1.43 km away
North Shore Boulangerie
29 reviews
.36 km away
Thief Wine Shop & Bar
10 reviews
.05 km away
Nearby Attractions
Atwater Park & Beach
29 reviews
1.20 km away
Fox Bay Cinema Grill
22 reviews
2.66 km away
Sprecher Brewing Co.
305 reviews
2.67 km away
Draft and Vessel
8 reviews
.34 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from North Star American Bistro staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
American, French, Bar, Pub
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
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
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing