Starbelly

4.4
1089 Reviews
$30 and under
Californian
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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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipBiteReport
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice menu, good cocktails, fun service, back patio... need to go more often!

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NBbytheBay
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Delicious small plates. I loooove the chicken liver pate. Cocktails weren’t to my taste but were not terrible.

RD
vipRobertinDobbs
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can’t say enough good things about Starbelly. Everything was superb. The service was attentive, prompt, welcoming and friendly. It was very busy the night we were there, but the staff really had it covered. They were omnipresent but not smothering. We didn’t feel rushed at all. The food was terrific. The date cake in particular really exceeded expectations. Great place, great food, great people. What else could you ask for?

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always a great time at starbelly! best cocktails in the city

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a team dinner here and it was such a great spot to have a group and the service was excellent!

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fogbanc
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food4service4ambience1

I was REALLY disappointed that dog are allowed in the back patio. here we are coming out of covid and there were 3 dogs - 1 very large dog who's tail was in the next tables plates.. it was gross and the owner acted as if we were all in her home! Their tented patio is more like an enclosed space to not really outdoors and the dogs have to pass thru the restaurant to get to the back patio which is against the health code.

We won't go back until they change their policy of only allowing dogs to eat out front vs. back patio. It's so unfair to people who do NOT want to eat with animals.

RS
vipRobS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was very accommodating with challenging kids and out of town visitors we had ion our party.

PT
PaulT
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Starbelly is always a great choice in my opinion. The food is good and the server was attentive, but not overbearing.

PA
PAfoodie627
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful urban chic restaurant ! Great food, Brunch until 3 daily is a great option, and the menu choices are varied and excellent. There is both a front outdoor dining area and a really nice back patio. Will return and recommend to friends and family.

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vipaweigend
4 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always love starbelly and am so happy that they are here!

TK
TimK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch at Starbelly's on Sunday was great, everyone in our group loved it.

BG
BillG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very tasty food served up by friendly and fun staff.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Birthday. Terrible. Waitress forgot the birthday candle. Instead of making it right, she just came and said oops and that was it. Very disappointing. Drinks always took forever - longer than food. Food was average. Not sure what the hype is w this place

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vipParastoo
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is delicious and the service is always great. I love taking my out of town guests here.

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InvisibleinSF
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

The service was awful. Took 10 minutes until we finally flagged someone down to get started. Food was bland and expensive. Wait staff was taking shots and avoiding eye contact to not help us. Had to try and flag down our server 3+ times to get a box and the check.

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ToekneeFoodie
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The food was good. We had: 2 pizzas, one with the bacon and the other with the chorizo, spaghetti, mussels, fries, which was outstanding with the 3 sauces!

What turned me off was their time limit! The hostess reminded me TWICE that I had to vacate the table at 7:15. An hour and a half for 4 people is not nearly enough. We were having a good time and we could’ve stayed for dessert but ding-ding - our time was up! I hope this isn’t their standard practice and perhaps they’re just trying to make up some revenue.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience4

ordered medium rare burger got well done
bun was burned
menu said hand-cut fries didn’t get hand-cut fries
super disappointed

JL
vipJohnL
Charlotte
24 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place! Great staff. Loved the ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter who serviced us, apologies for not remembering his name, was a complete GEM. His service was top notch and his humor made our night. Fabulous employee! Many thanks

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

JC
JamesC
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

repeat customer, good local spot for business or friends getogether.

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vipscpsf
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

The service was completely spotty - waited 10 minutes and then started stacking our own dishes after we had ordered coffee.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Starbelly. It’s my neighborhood go-to for comfort food, fresh and well-prepared, and delicious cocktails. Friendly servers and the managers are the best!

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Beto
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Standard as expected with a very "le brunch bourgeoisie" touch! The latino kid host seemed to have confused "sense of urgency" for "delusional grandeur airs". Mind you, he was highly rude to my guest as he waited for me...maybe instead of throwing shade...he could throw a smile here and there? The food was edible, hidden in salt, nothing to rave about the Sunny Side Joe's ordered. The Chilaquiles? I am Mexican, they were legit!! Sangrias? Meh. ! We would have been better off with the Prosecco Mimosas, I mean who can mess up mimosas! Right?!

Our waiter was on point, attentive, courteous and quick! THUMBS UP and a YEY!

This the place to show off your designer bags and sneakers and well trained dobermans!

Advice to management? Excellent customer service starts at the door. ;)

SF
SFdiner
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Service was very poor, and didn't take severe allergies into account at all, even though we mentioned it to the server 3 times, and double checked before they put the order in.

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vipLachlan
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience4

Our server was wonderfully attentive and friendly without being overbaring.
Had the chilaquiles and they were incredibly bland with very little meat. The salad served with it had incredibly tough / unripe cherry tomatoes.
The ambience, service, etc. are all nice, but if the food doesn't deliver, what's the point of the supporting roles?

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The liver pâté was amazing

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Galdran
Stuttgart Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Only downside was the service by one of the waiter. We showed up on time, then had to wait 10min to get the table ready (which is fine), but then we were barely sat that the waiter said that we only had this table for 90min and we would have to leave on time.
Then when we were just done with our drinks and food we got the same waiter asking if we wanted the check now as we were not ordering more..
Otherwise good food, good cocktail, just this waiter who wasn't having a good day.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Service was extremely slow. We were sat at 8 pm and told the next reservation would be taking our table at 9:15. At 8:20 our server appeared and collected drink and starter orders. At 8:45 she informed us the first round of drinks would be another 15 mins wait. By 9 pm we had our starters and first round of drinks and were again reminded we had 15 mins….

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SaraT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We enjoyed the experience! Thank you!

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vipoldenoughtoknow
San Francisco
211 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was as wonderful as usual.
Starbelly is one San Francisco restaurant which has triumphantly overcome every obstacle presesnted during Shelter In Place. Congratulations to all.

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Vmramos80
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Starbelly had and will be a staple of great food and service in the Castro. I love coming here with or without friends for the ambiance. Drinks and food.
Thank you Starbelly family!

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pieceofcake
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

just found out about this great place - luved especially the backyard outdoor covered patio eating area. The menu was tasty; interesting; the soup was delicious; didn't get overwhelmed by the menu choices; the service was very good - attentive, but not hovering; appreciate consciousness towards health safety. I wish this place a long,
prosperous life. Much peace.

NC
NancyC
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

I ordered a hamburger and fries. There was so much food, I could only eat about half. Very tasty - it was a shame not to consume all of it.

KK
vipKathyK
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We ordered hamburgers cooked Medium, but they were both cooked well done. Fries were very good and a generous helping.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

The 2 entrees came 16 minutes apart with no apology or explanation from the staff. Unprofessional.

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Danny
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Phenomenal food and drinks. Literally the only complaint I had was needing extra maple syrup (purely bc I have a bit of a sweet tooth, I actually think the dish was served perfect as is for 95% of the population) and the time it took to acquire said maple syrup. Would eat brunch here again in a heartbeat though, nearly a perfect dining experience AND at a very reasonable price point.

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Serena
New England
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easy sit down, menu needs to be updated but enjoyed the drinks and food

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The po-boy was a chicken sandwich. Cocktails were lack luster. And we were plopped at a hi traffic bar area when there were visible areas outside.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was good and cocktails were excellent. I would return.

FAQs

Starbelly offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 252-7500.

Starbelly is rated 4.4 stars by 1089 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.