Northstar Cafe (CLINTONVILLE)…Is Open!!!!!!!!
Posted by cmh gourmand on February 27, 2007
Northstar Cafe (The Clintonville Edition)
4241 North High Street (just south of Henderson Road)
The Northstar Cafe did a stealth opening on March 1st or 2nd. The Grand Opening will be April 22nd (Earth Day). Breakfast should start by then as well.
I was not really stalking the new location – but I did drive by several times per day. These were my impressions of the place peeking in a few nights before it opened.
The inside has the same coolness yet spartan elegance of the the Short North Northstar with a few refinements.
The flow of space looks better. There are four large open ended booth-like tables that look like they would sit 8-10 people and two small nook booths that look like they will sit 4-6. Expect to see the Gourmand there with his various food support groups dining away in bliss.
It has sometimes been a struggle to seat larger groups at the other location so looks like that was fixed for Northstar II. There is ample, easy parking in the back (much easier than the Short North location). The kitchen looks bigger – so maybe a slightly expanded menu (please serve me soup!). I can’t wait – so stay tuned for a review or several of them since I can ride my bike there in about 3 minutes. Yipee!!
Expect a full review after the grand opening – I will be there about once per week until then. Post your comments and share your own thoughts about the new Northstar until then. Thanks.
And some more info from a new Blog on the scene.
I dropped in for dinner on March 6th – it was wonderful – the love affair continues! See my earlier review of the Short North Northstar (September 2006) for more about the food.
(Post Post Posting)
I dropped in again for dinner on March 21st. One of our items was delayed because they ran out of chicken – so we opted to pinch hit with tofu. For our trouble – we were given two coupons for free entrees. And every employee we spoke to raved about the restaurant and the owners – Northstar has some serious good karma building.