North Star Restaurant

4.7
400 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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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent and friendly service. Fantastic food. Very local vibe and casual. Our “go to” place. And excellent for families.

CT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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).

W
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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.

AM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

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.

KM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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.

PB
New York Area
147 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Yet another great meal at North star. A true hidden gem of a restaurant :)

JD
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always the best

LB
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always enjoy our meal here. Staff is incredible and always a lively night often with great music!

AR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 5

Awesome due to service, atmosphere, and "Ask your Mom"

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

AD
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

H
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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.

S
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!!!!!

JD
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is great and the food is always consistently delicious.

AF
Richmond
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

JM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were able to get a reservation for the exact time we wanted. The food was delicious & the service was pleasant!

JD
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food and service

R
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

The man who sat us, who I believe is the owner, is terribly rude. I would not go back.

JD
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great. Service, food staff.
They treat you like family and even the diners are friendly

NY
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great time!

JD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's always an enjoyable night at North Star! The staff are so welcoming, the food excellent and perfect cocktails!

m
New England
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great! Warm and friendly ambience. Good food. Lively.

C
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

GD
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 15 April 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

I think the food has taken a dip in quality. We’ll give it a break and try new places.

M
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always consistently delicious.

S
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on 25 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Was nice atmosphere and enjoyed our meal!

RL
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good menu, well prepared food, very attentive service. Nice cozy atmosphere and low noise level -- unusual to find on a Saturday night.

MW
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 21 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always solid. The halibut special is amazing.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The food was really, really good and the service was attentive.

J
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

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.

KB
New England
14 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Delicious, well thought out menu. Enjoyed the live entertainment. Great host. Definitely returning.

NW
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

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.

s
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love the food and all the team who make it so great.

JZ
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

DM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food, wonderful people.

Really make an effort to serve and deliver.

Will be back

MM
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent and will definitely going back!!

g
Chicago
70 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

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.

J
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

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!

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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