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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED North Star Restaurant & Bakery

288 Connecticut St. (18th St.) Send to Phone

Lunch & Dinner Tues.-Sun., Brunch Sat.-Sun.

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED North Star Restaurant & Bakery Restaurant Review

: The sunny yellow wood-paneled walls of this cozy bistro are portents of the comfort food to come; the sleek miniature zinc bar alludes to a modern sensibility. Whole-leaf romaine with a creamy lemon vinaigrette and roasted onions is a fine alternative to the ubiquitous Caesar. A juicy hamburger with Gruyère at lunch, and the braised short ribs, mashed potatoes and greens at dinner make this a neighborhood destination. From the adjoining Little Dipper Bakery come banana-chocolate cream pie and ricotta-poppyseed cake. The wine list is heavily California with a drizzle of Oregon.
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