North Star Restaurant
Excellent and friendly service. Fantastic food. Very local vibe and casual. Our “go to” place. And excellent for families.
One of our favorite restaurants - we have been eating here for many years. Food and service is always good. Plenty of beer and wine selections, and desserts are always a treat (highly recommend the ice cream sandwiches).
Went for date night on Friday night.
Pros: nice ambiance, good (if slightly intrusive) service, I loved my glass of wine. We shared the calamari and the burrata. I had the skirt steak special, which was perfectly cooked. He had the sea bass, also perfectly cooked but slightly less so than he prefers. Dessert was two chocolate chip cookie ice cream sandwiches. Otherwise, the food was good.
Cons: the menu is limited. They don’t carry Heineken, and it’s always a damper on the evening when the preferred drink is not available. Also, the portions are quite small for the cost. My 4-5 oz skirt steak was $42; his sea bass was $38. Very spendy for what you get. Not sure I’d return.
We sat outside on the patio with a clear delay in service that resulted. However, the ambiance did not suffer. Very relaxed, very rural, very classy. The food and drink were excellent. Sadly, they had run out of the swordfish - the second time this happened to me.
I enjoyed the Crab dish as a starter and the Sea Bass as my main which paired very well with a nice craft beer. My wife and a steak which I tasted and it was very good as well. She was not overly impressed with the French fries that accompanied the steak. Creative menu fairly priced. Good selection of wines as well. Worth a visit.
Yet another great meal at North star. A true hidden gem of a restaurant :)
Always the best
Always enjoy our meal here. Staff is incredible and always a lively night often with great music!
Awesome due to service, atmosphere, and "Ask your Mom"
We love North Star and are semi-regulars. I was surprised to see the requirement of a credit card to reserve online. That makes it hard to do from a phone app.
A great selection of organic and vegan options. Additionally, loved the halibut and salmon! Will the impossible burger be brought back to the menu? That was delicious!
We hadn’t been there in several years and were looking for an alternative to New Canaan restaurants. North Star is a real treat with a creative menu, pleasant casual surroundings and excellent service. We were happy that we reconnected.
North Star has a lovely decor and the outside seating is great. The staff is wonderful and David the owner is great. The food is delcious!!!!!
This place is great and the food is always consistently delicious.
A favorite of ours when we are in town. Fantastic food - Seabass, Crab Appetizer and softshell crab were savored and enjoyed this visit.
Staff is always warm and welcoming.
We were able to get a reservation for the exact time we wanted. The food was delicious & the service was pleasant!
Always great food and service
The man who sat us, who I believe is the owner, is terribly rude. I would not go back.
Always great. Service, food staff.
They treat you like family and even the diners are friendly
It's always an enjoyable night at North Star! The staff are so welcoming, the food excellent and perfect cocktails!
Great! Warm and friendly ambience. Good food. Lively.
As always Chilean sea bass was wonderful. My companions had halibut and swordfish. All excellent. Sides of snow peas and rice also good. If price is an issue ask the prices of specials.
I think the food has taken a dip in quality. We’ll give it a break and try new places.
Always consistently delicious.
Great food, our waitress was outstanding- she anticipated everything in a quiet lovely way. A real pro. It’s a little noisy, but always so good.
Was nice atmosphere and enjoyed our meal!
Very good menu, well prepared food, very attentive service. Nice cozy atmosphere and low noise level -- unusual to find on a Saturday night.
Always solid. The halibut special is amazing.
The food was really, really good and the service was attentive.
Food was tasty, but the table was so small that we had hard time to fit the plates. Waiter was attentive and music was nice.
Delicious, well thought out menu. Enjoyed the live entertainment. Great host. Definitely returning.
I ordered the swordfish. It wasn’t cooked enough for my taste. I should have sent it back to be cooked a little longer so it’s my fault.
Always love the food and all the team who make it so great.
Friendly and relaxed place. Like a cozy neighborhood bar. While burgers are not on the evening menu, they have no problem if that's what you want. Rest of menu is pretty interesting but not that many choices. Usually fairly crowded but its a small space and can fill up quickly
Wonderful food, wonderful people.
Really make an effort to serve and deliver.
Will be back
Food was excellent and will definitely going back!!
Was able to book at 4pm for a 6pm sitting when we decided to spontaneously go out. The place was packed so relieved they squeezed us in. Service was stellar as always. Food was good. Sole special dish was light and flavorful. First time trying the meatloaf which was excellent comfort food. Banana crepe was ok. Had lost it’s crispy edges and seemed like it had been made a while ago and reheated.
We love going to North Star, staff is friendly, food normally comes out quickly. our steak was way under cooked, but they fixed it and comped a free drink for having to wait, which was appreciated. I do hope they'll do an update to the interior soon. It's a bit dark and dated looking. Otherwise, I highly recommend this cute local gem to all to try!
Everyone was friendly and welcoming. Marty, the bartender, was engaging and funny and very prompt in taking care of us. Julie. Our server, was lovely, smart, charming and very professional. We had a wonderful time and a delicious meal.