Exemplary food. I've only dined there twice, but the geniuses in the kitchen definitely care about what they're serving. Epitome of originality, and great culinary common sense. Can't wait to go back.
6/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Cool place to be
One of my favorite places to be. Drinks are always good and the food is very tasty
Try the burger or the jadori chicken.
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fun for a night out
We really enjoy Starlite for a fun dinner night out. And I very much appreciate the care that goes into their food and cocktails.
To top it off, the service is always excellent. Keep it up!
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
For adult get-togethers, Starlite is my favorite. I can go on a romantic date here with my husband, or go for brunch with my parents. Stiff drinks (outstanding bar!), great ambiance, excellent music, and good food. Parking can be problematic depending on the time of day, but is never impossible.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
I kind of take Starlite's
I kind of take Starlite's moscow mules for granted...because once I order a moscow mule at another place and come back to Starlite my mind is blown at how delicious Starlite's mules are! I love the ambience there too, it's a great place to just hang out and catch up over come delicious cocktails and amazing food.
6/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Another Fab Brunch at Starlite!
As always we were treated wonderfully. Of course, the incredible Colleen was spot on, remember my favorite drink. The food was fantastic. The Vegetable Benedict was perfect in every way. Our whole party was thrilled with everything. Gawd, I love Starlite!
7/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for brunch
We came in for Sunday brunch, and had a great time. We have the Passport card and thought we would give Starlite a try. The Mule was terrific, and the vibe in the restaurant was cool.
Roy took us on a tour of the patio, and gave us a run down of the restautant's passed. Pretty interesting !
We will definitely come back and tell our friends .
7/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Starlite is a 5 star spot
Awesome food! Can not say enough about the food! The staff is patient, informed on the menu and preparation, and super friendly! We brought an out of town visitor with us on this trip, and they were absolutely enthralled with this setting, the menu and the quality of the food! Flat out told us that the Starlite needs to be our #1 spot! We agree!
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great atmosphere, food was
Great atmosphere, food was delicious, fun atmosphere forbade date. Would definitely recommend to friends.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is mine and my husbands go to spot! We celebrate most all of our important occasion here. We came here on one of our first dates, for our birthdays, after our engagement. It even inspired the moscow mule as the signature drink for our wedding! We will miss it most when we leave San Diego! We always have great service, never feel rushed and leave full and happy!
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect for a nice B-Day dinner!
We had a great time at Starlite Lounge! I made the reservations the day of around 4pm for 8:45pm and they didn't mind adding 2 people onto our table from the original 8 on the reservation. The drinks were amazing..the beer list was perfect and the food..Yummm! It happened to be the weekend of Comic Con so the specials menu was awesomely themed but not cliche! The only thing we had a tiny problem with was that we were seating and served our drinks and dinner just fine but as it got later our waitress got busy with other tables and we had a few people from our table go up the the bar to get their drinks since it was taking awhile to get refills...Other than that our experience was great! :)
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great date night!
The drinks were fantastic. I had the Moscow mule and it was out of this world. The chicken and steak were cooked to perfection! Will be frequenting this establishment again!
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great as always
I've been here a few times and it is always a great experience. Staff is very friendly, drinks are really good (that's probably the only place where I'd rather have a drink than a beer) and the food is delicious. I also really enjoy the atmosphere. My only complain is that I always have a hard time finding parking. But other than that I totally recommend it!!!
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
I Love Starlight
Wonderful place to gather with friends. Good food and great service.
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Upbeat, fun, and great food
The ambience inside the restaurant sold us a long time ago. We keep coming back for the food and unbelievably friendly staff. This is our #1 favorite reataurant in San Diego!
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was my second time there and I loved it. With drinks, meals and desert we paid 60$!! Great value for a delicious meal and great service. I'll be back!
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
An awesome local late night spot
This is one of my favorite places in SD. It is very cool and had an amazing vibe! The food is always good and the drinks even better.
Try the Moscow Mule!
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Consistently delicious and well executed dishes, fantastic treatment of vegetarian items, excellent bar and the best ice cream sandwich in America. One of my top San Diego restaurants, ideal for a date.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Starlite is one of my favorite little hidden gems in San Diego. The food and specialty cocktails are things i will ALWAYS rave about. The only thing that wasnt up to par was the sub-par service. It wasnt terrible, it was just a little disappointing to have to wait so long between each request for food/beverages, and with no apologies from our server. Overall however, i live the quality of food and drinks there and will definitwly be back again. Hopefully our server was just having an off day! I have to commend the Host however, because he was the first positive note during our visit there. Love Starlite!
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great burger! Staff was very
Great burger! Staff was very good as well. Can't wait to go back! I didn't rate Starlite outstanding because parking is difficult.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
I love this place. Food is
I love this place. Food is always fresh and good and service is always on point.
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were late, but not Starlight!
We were running about 35 minutes late on our reservation and I hadn't stored the number on my phone! (an old RAZR V3). WE arrived and were immediately seated. The wait staff was attentive and at hand any time I needed them. The food was simply amazing, I had the Steak and my date the eggplant. We will be back again!
8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice date night
This place was perfect for a date night. We went on a 'triple date' here and it was perfect. Great drinks, food and the place was nice!!! Would never expect it in passing because of where its located and the outside of the bldg doesn't look like a restaurant.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
This restaurant is defintely off of the beaten path, but more than worth the effort required to find it. The restaurant and the neighborhood under-promise, but once you step inside they over-deliver. The service was was excellent, from the warm greeting at the door, to the polite and thorough server. We enjoyed our food, the wine service was professional, and the atmosphere is unique. I'm looking forward to my next visit!
8/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
OpenTable saves the day
We love Starlite, make sure that you have one of their specialty drinks, especially a "Mule"
We went there on Friday night to celebrate my girlfriends promotion. We had no reservation and it was about 7. The front door guy made a bit of a funny face when we told him no reservation and said "not happening." He gave us the option to hang out and wait until 2 seats together opened up at the bar though.
While we were waiting, i jumped on OpenTable and scheduled a reservation for 15 min later. I then went back to the front and told the guy that I had a reservation now and he gave me another weird look. I saw my name was now 3rd in line and we enjoyed our drink and took our seat at our "scheduled" time. Thanks OpenTable!!!
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great vibe, service, and food!
The vibe starts as you enter the restaurant with a friendly greeter at the front door. I immediately felt like I was entering an old friend's place as they were really happy to see me! That continued to our table, greeted by our server who helped us with food and drink recommendations (I highly recommend their signature drink: vodka, ginger beer and fresh lime juice!). Everyone who came to our table was upbeat, friendly, and also described each dish as it was placed. We had a nice corner both, perfect for catching up. The Starlite name and decor was just the right nod to the past! We thought since on India St it was in Little Italy, but it's actually at the base of Mission hills about a mile from LI. Try it for a great evening!
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent Food & Drink
We'd been meaning to go to Starlite for a while and finally found a good time when we were coming into SAN and wanted a drink and light bite before heading home. We were late, but the kitchen was still running and the staff was very understanding. We had great service -- well-timed, informative, unobtrusive. The menu was thoughtful without being over-the-top and there were several hand-crafted cocktails that I wanted to try -- I tried only one and it was excellent. Our stop-in was just what we were hoping for. We'll definitely be back.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
I read about Starlite on Urbanspoon...all of the reviews were spot on. Really fun, great decor, perfect music. Loved the drinks and the food -- VERY SOLID. Truly quality for a neighborhood hangout. Will absolutely drive from North Co. to visit this gem again. Sorry to admit that have driven by the restaurant dozens of times and never noticed it. Took a review to get me there, wow! DO NOT MISS THIS PLACE.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have been to Starlite many times since it opened. It has NEVER failed to have terrific food and drink at really reasonable prices. The management and staff are always friendly and helpful, yet don't push themselves on you.
9/5/2013 5:00:00 PM
starlite never lets me down on any aspect. make sure to have your id because it is 21 and up and make sure you make a reservation on busy nights if you want to eat.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Starlite never disappoints!
Starlite never disappoints! Great atmosphere and the food was amazing as always!
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Brunch with Gals
I needed a place that offered lots of vegetarian options for my wonderful vegetarian gal pals and Starlite fit the bill! We all had great tasty meals - i particularly enjoyed my breakfast grilled cheese and my girlfriend raved about the parfait (right?). Anyway, love this place - didn't get to try th breakfast "drinks" this time but will be back at another time for them.
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Stars for Brunch
While visiting San Diego it was recommended to eat at Starlite for brunch. We arrived and were greeted by the most friendly manager on this particular Sunday afternoon. We got a great table in the back patio and boy it felt so good to be out there. It wasn't crowded and the restaurant staff was hip and fun. We told the gentleman that we were visiting San Diego and he came back with a list of places for us to check out. Outstanding San Diego Tourism ambassador. The food was amazing and so were the drinks. I had their version of a moscow mule. YUM!
9/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great eggplant parmesan and
Great eggplant parmesan and super friendly and efficient service.
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
I took a first date her because my roommate recommended it. The food was good and the atmosphere was just right. Not too expensive but not too cheap, you never know how you first date will go. Really nice place. Highly recommend it.
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our server was excellent and
Our server was excellent and made spot-on recommendations for food and drink. Had the fish of the day, which was tasty but a bit overcooked. The grilled octopus was also yummy but the portion was tiny. Our server did warn us about that though. Had a very good, strong drink - the sloe gin '75. Music was good but a bit too loud.
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Starlite is one of my favorite neighborhood restaurants. The ambiance is amazing as is the staff. I had the jidori chicken and the steak with okra. The food was phenomenal as always. Organic and local which I am surprised they don't advertise more. I highly recommend this place for someone looking for a unique experience. And of course the Starlite Mules served in real copper cups, which are the best in town.
9/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Every time I go to Starlite, the experience is great. Food, service, ambience are all great.
10/3/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great vibe, drinks & food
Great Monday night date spot - the cocktails were spot on (and $6 mules) and bottles of wine were $15 off with an entree - that's a steal! The food was also excellent and the ambiance was perfect.
10/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Still going strong
Been going here for 6 years...they are not slowing down. Not many places that I can take my friends, my mom, my wife, my colleagues...and everyone will like it. Hip, cool, great food, kind of classy yet casual, an outstanding cocktail program and staff. This place is awesome.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Really enjoyed the starlite mules. Jack is a great bartender.
The dinner was great my wife had chicken and I had angus steak which was really tender, Great presentation.
One of our favorite places.
10/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a favorite. Love everything about this place, it has a special charm that makes you feel welcomed and cozy while you enjoy a great dinner and drinks. I have been here a lot of times and the service has always been magnificent. Ambience is casual and a good spot to meet with friends and catch up. Parking can be hard if you arrive after 8 pm.
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went here with a friend on
Went here with a friend on Sat night and it was great experience. Servers didn't rush us at the end of our meal even though I'm pretty sure they were waiting to use our table for a group party.
Setting: Only thing is that the table we were sitting at seemed a little close to the tables to the side of us so we had to speak more softer/lower than usual or be a little more conscious.
Food: Burger was delicious. Read on yelp that the food is disappointing but I was pleasantly surprised by the juicy-ness of the burger with the soft buns which had a nice toast around it. Fries were yummy too.
Tip: Make a reservation otherwise it wouldve been an hour wait.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
NIce Ambience with GREAT Food
Really tasty food and great drinks. Loved the lighting and energy of the restaurant. Staff was great and knew the menu well; they made great suggestions.
10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
The reason we like to go to
The reason we like to go to starlight lounge is because it has a great energetic vibe. We really enjoyed our dinner and had a great time with our friends who came to dine with us. Even though they were late at getting us seated the manager took very good care of us while we waited. Thanks for another great experience.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
I couldn't have asked for our night to have gone any better. Everything was perfect. My first time dining here and it will definitely not be my last. I have already recommended this place to my friends and family.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
I love this restaurant! The food is always delicious, the atmosphere is chill and hip and the service is great. Plus the Mules are the most amazing drink on the planet. :) I always come back here even though there are a ton of restaurants in San Diego that I want to try out.
11/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Over Fifty/Front Table Hip
The food is sooooo farm fresh/gourmet and the restaurant is vibrant and hip. Four of us are over fifty so it's hard to enjoy the hip atmosphere and still hear the conversation at the table. This is solved at Starlite if you sit in one of the tables in the front which are in their own little alcove.
12/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love this place, it's a flashback in time! Very relaxed vibe..
12/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love this place
Good food, solid mixology and all in a beautiful, delightfully unexpected setting.
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM