Duffy O'Neil and Mike Stoner
Owned and operated by restaurateurs Duffy O'Neil and Mike Stoner, North Star American Bistro opened in Shorewood on November 1, 2004. North Star in Brookfield opened a little less than two years later in August of 2006.
With collective experience of more than 25 years in the restaurant industry, Duffy and Mike blend traits specific to both service and food knowledge effortlessly and seamlessly.
A native Wisconsinite, Duffy has worked in the restaurant industry for more than 15 years, not only as a chef, but master brewer and kitchen operations director in Madison, Wis., San Francisco, Calif., and Milwaukee.
Also originally from Wisconsin,Mike has worked in the restaurant industry for more than 10 years, with an emphasis on the service side of the business, as general manager of such high-volume restaurants as Water Street Brewery in Delafield,Wis., and The Brown Bottle in Milwaukee.
The restaurant's uniqueness is created by the collective wealth between the co-owners and combines what they both feel are the key benefits of the best restaurant settings: personalized service and high quality food in the most comfortable of surroundings.
When you walk in the door, you should always expect the attention to detail and elegance found within a Bistro-style environment, but in a casual and comfortable setting.
Duffy lives in Glendale, with his wife Sara and their two children Ethan and Sadie. Mike lives in Greendale with his wife Faithann and two children, Erin and Shannon.