North Star Restaurant

4.7
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450 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American

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Rated 4 Stars by the NY Times - April 2012. North Star Restaurant offers casual dining with creative Contemporary American cuisine in an environment designed to feel like your living room. Comfortable with a vibe. Owner operated, North Star has a uniquely warm and friendly staff. An extremely experienced and classically trained European Chef combines the freshest local organic ingredients sourced from the finest organic farms in the NY area. His Chilean Sea Bass, Sautéed Halibut and Butter-Poached Lobster are highly regarded, as are his rich tasting cream-free soups and House-Made Ravioli. North Star is also well known for its lively bar where everyone makes a friend on their first visit, and for hosting the most talented live music in the area after dinner on Thursday nights. Peaceful and quiet outside seating during the Summer. Kid friendly on the early side. Half price bottles of wine under $75 on Tuesday nights. North Star is a unique gem and cultivates customers for life
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JD
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful

BJ
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Small, intimate restaurant with excellent food. We love the atmosphere and the staff is welcoming and pleasant.

JD
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Special place.....special food

BS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love North Star. In an area with few really good restaurants, North Star stands out for its lovely / cozy ambience and very high quality of food.

C
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic restaurant. Absolutely one of our favorites in the Westchester area.

RM
New York Area
245 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

A very enjoyable dinner at a reliable in-town place. Appetizer soups were tasty, and endive with pear was crispy and refreshing. Main dishes were full portions, half the spaghetti bolognese taken home for enjoyment the next day. Cod was fresh and flaky, while the tuna special with couscous and slaw was done rare just right with a grilled outer rim. Wine list had both multiple single glass choices and modestly priced bottles. Service was very good with polite attention from the primaries.

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time. The food was awesome and we love the bartender Marty. He is a lot of fun!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a party of 7. The atmosphere is very inviting, whether you’re on a date, large party or with children. The food is phenomenal hands down and the portions and cost is on point. The bar has TVs and they do on occasion have acoustic sessions. The noise level is great- not too quiet nor loud.

The staff is amazing!

GG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are fans of this small local restaurant. It offers a quaint and relaxing atmosphere with diverse contemporary cuisines, a rustic and cozy bar, good wines and friendly patrons. Live bands perform Thursday nights. Lots of locals from Pound Ridge visit this home-like place.

s
New York Area
77 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We have had great dinners and mediocre dinners at North Star. This one was mediocre. I ordered the spaghetti bolognese and it was just ok. There was not much sauce and it did not stick to the pasta, it was watery. The pasta was al dente which I appreciate. My husband ordered the turkey meat loaf and it had no flavor, very bland. I must say the potato leek soup was delicious and the warm chocolate chip cookies were also delicious. We will return and see if the next one is a great dinner but we thought that to pay 27 and 29 dollars per entree and feel so dissatisfied there are other great places where we have great meals for those price levels in the area.

C
Atlanta
25 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Attentive service, prompt seating, fabulous Wiener schnitzel and salads, especially endive.

OT
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been in restaurants for 20 years and find local dining often doesn’t live up. North Star is a Star up North. Worth the trip. Great food, executed well plus a service team that is warm, friendly and understands hospitality. * for North Star.

JD
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always great

JD
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As good as always

S
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great place, but very pricey for what it is.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

This family owned and operated establishment is managed by David who welcomes all guests with a warm smile. If you frequent often, he typically remembers your drink and where you sat on your list visit. While the menu is not large, the food is locally sourced and never disappoints. There are options for carnivores, pescatarians and vegetarians. Local bands play every Thursday night. Great local spot in a town where there aren’t many.

RY
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Was looking for a low key but nice place. North Star didn’t disappoint. Was not rushed and the service was great. I think that the portions are meager and not necessarily in line with suggested portion sizes (the fish was VERY small) but tasty nonetheless. Would go back.

AS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great neighborhood spot with terrific food. Good overall value.

OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

North Star is our local excellent restaurant and we can always rely on it for fresh excellent food, kind, attentive, friendly, professional service and a great local night out.

AW
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

North Star has it all! Great servers, amazing food and the best atmosphere. It is our favorite restaurant around!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family friendly, wonderful food and service. We enjoyed the dumplings, sea bass, and cod - all of which were well balanced and delicious! Dessert is great as well - carrot cake, creme brûlée and cookies are fantastic. We will definitely be back!

JD
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best!

JC
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We celebrated an early Christmas Dinner at North Star and we’re v

u
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Steak was small, thin and tasteless
The salmon was served raw

SB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Nothing special about this place. Expensive for a simple what I would call nicely a “pub”. Very noisy and bland. Not worth a trip

JM
Salt Lake City
5 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fabulous!!!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

North Star is a great place to meet with friends, especially when they have live music. Dave is always accommodating, the staff and the food is amazing.

F
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love this local place and the management and wait staff really are the best!

l
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Feels like my 2nd kitchen

JK
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

North Star is my favorite restaurant to hit up every time I visit the East Coast. The food is delicious and they have wonderful specials. The staff are all lovely and accommodating.

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We met friends to have dinner and enjoy the evening together.

Y
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite neighborhood restaurant. Fun bar scene with live music on Thursday nights!

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food as usual. Wait staff very attentive and a lovely dinner even on a Sunday.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience4

Chicken dish was a little dry everything else was just right.

AD
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our service is always wonderful at North Star Restaurant. The food was delicious and we did not feel cramped at our table. We had the daily soup (tomato), organic greens, salmon and halibut. All perfectly prepared!

PS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, great service, great food, what's not to like??

b
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’re new to the area, live in Ridgefield, however, a friend was sitting in for the keyboardist on Thursday so we booked a table and now have a new place to go on Thursday evenings. From the looks of it, EVERYONE knew each other.

c
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Had driven by several times and always wanted to try it - we were very happy with our meal! The scallop and burrata appetizers were delicious! We had Salmon & Steak for dinner - they were good and the dessert ice cream sandwiches were also delicious! Wine was great too. We’ll be back.

R
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as usual. Always wonderful. Mushroom soup of the day was very good. Steak cooked perfectly with nice green peppercorn sauce - perfect for using with the fries. Son enjoyed the pasta bolognese and he’s a picky eater.

5
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cozy restaurant in a house setting. Seasonal american fare but also some European dishes. Great service, worth the drive.