Starbelly

4.6
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$30 and under
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American
Starbelly is a modern, urban restaurant that serves California Comfort food in the heart of The Castro. Our garden patio and fun atmosphere make Starbelly a neighborhood favorite, serving lunch, brunch and dinner. Our craft cocktails, beer and wine lists all play well with our seasonal menu.
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4.6based on recent ratings
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OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Great mushroom pizza. I would say a must, it was great. Brussel sprouts were too sweet. Good Fries but not outstanding Margarita Verde was very nice, but needed more mezcla for that extra oomph.

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service2ambience4

I used to really enjoy Starbelly for brunch. But, on my last few visits I’ve been disappointed in both the variety on the menu and the quality of the food (both are lacking). The food is just ok and the service is mediocre. It’s an OK choice, but they really need to up their game.

BM
London
30 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience1

Great service and nice place. Unfortunately it was absolutely freezing and we sat there with our jackets on for the entire meal. We were moved and the staff said they had turned the heating up but it didn't make a huge difference. Go for the food and service!

L
San Francisco
81 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Great food and drinks, works for kids. Best part was the service.

s
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Good eats, great location, nice lighting and environment.. service was a little to pushy for me.. but they were friendly about it :)

g
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a favorite place to grab a bite. Amazing food, great cocktails, and superlative service!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

This place is hype only — brunch in SF isn’t about the food but rather the ambiance and the “experience.” Food honestly was average. My chilaquiles were rather soggy.

F
San Francisco
36 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go to Starbelly for lunch/brunch all the time, so decided to do dinner. The food was fantastic, matched by a great outdoor dining experience and great service! We finished things up by creating our own Affogato experience with espresso and a scoop of Mitchells ice cream! Delicious! We had a wonderful evening...

w
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Tasty food - brussel sprouts, squash soup, good bread, yummy cheese. Friendly and efficient service.

SQ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Appreciate the entrance staff. My person count reservation went from 3 to 5 and they managed to still fit my party in. Our waiter was just okay. He never checked up on us and had to get the dessert menu from another waiter because ours never returned except to drop off the bill. Food was very good though.

K
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Overpriced, food was mediocre, not attentive, meal felt rushed

F
San Francisco
37 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great experience! Always a sure bet for good food and service...

CC
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was friendly and fun, but there was a big void for food options at 3p on a Sunday. The restaurant should offer more options than a burger or pizza for entrees.

m
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. All four of us really enjoyed our lunches.

g
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always my favorite!

RR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the first time my friends had gone to this restaurant. The feedback, "I like the ambiance. Food is fantastic. Great spot!" Here is how great this place was... I had reservations for 7:30pm on a Wednesday night and the restaurant was filled up with people in the back. We had a good mixture of food to taste. Brussel sprouts w/ bacon, delicious. Chorizo pizza, delicious. Salumi / cheese mix plate, excellent. This was all paired with some tasty cocktails and wine.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was yummy!

F
San Francisco
37 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Consistently great for brunch/lunch!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Starbelly is one of my go to faves. Definitely a must if you are in the area.

K
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Good neighborhood place. Great house made fois gras!

NC
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

For millenials only. No older person can sit in their chairs for longer than 1/2 hour! Wine list is ok but not great.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience4

Came for brunch/lunch and got the po’ boy fried chicken sandwich. Sandwich was good until I found a piece of hair in it. Manager did take off my drink and sandwich off the bill. I had high hopes for the place and if this hadn’t happened I may have had a better experience. Waitress asked if I wanted anything else but lost my appetite.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Special occasion washer really celebrated but everything else was amazing!

j
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very Very noisy

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

It was just meh. I’ve been before for brunch but the burger wasn’t good. The service was okay. She forgot beer orders etc.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good on all points! Quality all around

P
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

We loved the menu and food. Only bummer was that they didn’t pace the meal well, and staff cleared plates before everyone had finished eating. Our server was lovely and patient with a bunch of our questions :)

k
San Francisco
68 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

4 of us Sat at the communal table. Very Slow service and super loud neighbors made it tough night. Still I like Starbelly but will only sit in the back patio if I go back.

AK
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the ambiance, food and the drinks. The servers were knowledgeable. They have a great outside area to boot

GT
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always great. The service is also great.

DR
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Sat in outdoor patio area. Very very very loud. Would NOT sit back there again.

JK
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Experience was great.

OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The service was outstanding. The cocktails and food came in a timely manner but more enjoyably, the Sailor Moon server was so kind and helpful, pointing us in the direction of some very delicious dishes. This little neighborhood secret has really become a great place to meet with friends for a meal as tonic to challenging days.

FT
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for friends or a date. Food is excellent and inventive. The presentation and attentiveness of the staff was outstanding!

AS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I took my mom from out of town here for a Sunday brunch and EVERYTHING we ordered was amazing! Super stylish, great service, better food!

QT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great service and great tasting food. Picnic table benches we were seated at felt unstable at times and rocked a lot due to the uneven flooring.

NT
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place! It has some of the best vegetarian food I've ever had and I will definitely be coming back just to have the roasted corn pizza

RA
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, the chef should be very proud. Our server gave great service, excellent recommendations, and she timed it perfectly. From one chef to another, bravo! We will return and give you guys great recommendations for others to try. Thank you!

CR
San Francisco
248 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and the service was great . The Shasuka eggs wee amazing and the service was 100%. Can't wait to go back.

NC
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Cute restaurant with a very unique menu. We ate on the patio which was pleasant- nice shade on a warm day. The fries came with 3 dipping sauces - I had the Old Bay and it was delicious. The small salad with an added protein was plenty for lunch. I don't usually order fried chicken, but this was marvelous. Light crispy coating, but no grease or oil. My companion had the grilled chicken with her Caesar salad. Also great. Service was attentive and friendly. Parking is a bit of a pain, but I was able to park on the street a block away.