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Starlite is San Diego's hidden gem featuring hard-to-find spirits, local food, & unique cocktails.
Starlite "cooks with a conscience". We use as much local product as possible.
Locally grown vegetables: About 90% of Starlite's produce is locally and/or organically grown.
Meat from animals (in as many cases as possible) that have been responsibly raised without the use of hormones.
Seafood that is, in majority, regionally and/or sustainably harvested.
Starlite feels the quality these measures provides is both noticeable and worth the expense. We hope you feel the same way.
Starlite is proud to support the following local business, artisans, and farmers...
Better Half Shell
People's Organic Foods Co-Op
Sage Mt. Farm
San Diego, CA 92103
Organic, American, Californian
Hours of Operation:
Dinner Daily: 5pm - 12am
Daily: 5pm - 7pm
Friday Cocktail Hour 4pm
Sassafras / Spruce
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Starlite focuses on dinner & drinks as the primary form of entertainment.
Entertainment may appear from time to time for special occasions.
Starlite has 5 parking spots.
Neighborhood parking on Spruce St is limited during peak times.
Our guests may park at Mission Hills Collision Center from 5PM-Close
do not leave your car in Mission Hill's lot overnight or you may be towed)
San Diego Trolley: MIDDLETOWN or WASHINGTON ST stations
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Happy Hour 7 Days a Week 5pm - 7pm
Starlite Ratings and Reviews
Food always satisfying. Service not good. Took over 20 minutes for apps to arrive (after the table next to us who were seated 5 minutes after us). Our entrees then arrived while we we only half way through our apps. No acknowledgment from the food runner or our server, even when they cleared away our uneaten apps lest our entrees get cold.
The food isn't as good as it once was. This used to be one of my favorite spots, however, the prices have gone up and the food has gone down. Their charcuterie boards are VERY disappointing. My husband and I are sad that one of our favorite date spots has changed for the worst.
Great service and ambience for a date. We went early so can't comment if things get wild late in the evening, but is not what I was looking for.
I wish there were more food options but the fries can hit the spot when in need of a snack.
The octopus was great but tiny portion.
I love the Starlight...I've been countless times with both large groups and small and the service and food has always been outstanding.
The pricing on the menu is great, esp for such a nice atmosphere and the food is always fresh and locally sourced. The cocktails are really excellent too...and I love that the cocktail menu changes with the season. They also have a great patio in the back that's nice for summer dining.
And since it's 21 and over only, we never have to sit by any screaming kids! Added bonus!
Foodwise I recommend the fries with aioli (YUM...thin, crispy, salty...), the burger and the Jidori Chicken. They've become my standbys even though I've enjoyed a lot of other items on the menu.
Arrived for our reservation at 7pm (Tuesday night). No one was there to great and seat us. The bar tender noticed the people piling up by the door and responded with pretending like he was busy with cleaning cocktail glasses. Once we were seated our server took our order. She forgot to put in our appetizer so once the entrees arrived and she had realized the small mistake, she disappeared for the rest of our dinner.
The food was great though! I send my heart out to the chef and cooks back there, doing a great job, while the servers and other FOH are busy not giving a f*ck.
Go here for drinks, not food. The service is very problematic, both at the front of the house and the waitstaff. Food came out incorrectly, and very late. Despite having a reservation, our table was taken away from us and given to another party. Just sit down at the bar, order a drink and have dinner somewhere else.
I had a party of 15 people on a Friday night the service was fast our hostess Maggie was amazing. The food was excellent everyone was very please with the appetizers we had one of the cheese board, pulled pork and a variety of dinners. It was all so excellent. See you next time. Thank you Starlite
I really enjoy this restaurant but I hated where my party of 4 got seated. I was expecting a regular table for 4 in the general dining room but instead got wedged into a table right across from a party of 5. The tables were way to close and it was a lot noisier than what I've come to expect from Starlite. I still recommend this restaurant and will return but if I ever have a party of 4 will request a regular table in the dining room next time.
Kick back and relax in a cool interior. Food was excellent. Only disappointment was asking for bread, being told there would be a charge (which was OK) and then bringing out for thin slices of a stale baguette without any oil and vinegar or butter. Our server was good enough to take it off the bill when I brought it to her attention.
Simply awful. We arrived and the place late at night around 8:30 and had so many empty seats and we were told that booths were only for parties of three or more, by a snobby host but then asked if I'd like a booth anyways since I asked. Ummmm yes obviously I asked and there are about 20 empty booths and the place was dead. Furthermore the AC was cranked so high and it was chilly out so I don't get that at all. Also when I commented to our waitress she just said" yea it's cold in here" without any offer to perhaps turn the AC down to accommodate the customers and even had another customer chime in as well. The waitress could've cared less if we stayed or left so we left and went to another restaurant. I will definitely not be returning here and will also tell my friends never to go here. Bad business move, treat your customers better than this.
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