Starbelly

4.6
874 Reviews
$30 and under
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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vipaweigend
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is just amazing how fantastic Starbelly is also during the pandemic. Great food. Wonderful staff. Thank you!

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MalikaS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Very poor customer service, my friend and I were celebrating her birthday and wanted to get a dessert but they rudely told us that our 1 hour time for the table is over and we need to leave. I understand that other people were waiting for their reservation but at least they could have offered us to take it to go. I'm just very disappointed with the staff, especially the hostess. Food was moderate nothing fancy, so overall it's okay but not good.

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vipSeattleMichael
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great location and service. Smaller menu but tasty food and cocktails.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great date night fun

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JodiBiscotti
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience5

They have a “fall menu” with summer corn soup, and a summer corn pizza on it. They also have a white sangria but we were all but laughed at when they brought us a red sangria and was told: “they don’t do white sangria in the fall”. Yet it was right there on the menu. They couldn’t of even made a couple glasses of white. “It is only made in large batches”. We all know it can be made in a glass form. The butternut squash dumplings were a soggy mess and I didn’t taste any butter in the sauce...just a watery mess. The mussels had a glob of chorizo on top that looked unappetizing and was. I used to like this place.

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Soniaberkeley
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cocktails, food, ambiance, and service were amazing! such a delight!

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Caroline
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific food, lovely ambiance.

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vipMarcelaO
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

They shouldn’t bring out drinks if they’re going to pressure you to leave your table 5 minutes later.

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KatherineC
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food & service! Lovely patio in the back with the roof. Street seating is also pleasant. Must try Chicken Pate.

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KateD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. So yummy and the Staff are incredible.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed Starbelly. They were very concerned about safety. Fantastic cocktails and great menu

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Cherry3000
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Good food and super-friendly staff. We sat in the back patio area which was EXCELLENT! My favorite dish of the evening was actually one of the appetizers we had; butternut squash dumplings. (might not be the actual name but you'll figure it out. Wine was good as well for a limited selection. Go here for a good night out with friends or a loved one.

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Steve68
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience during covid. Service was attentive and warm. Food was excellent.

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JanetF
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I was glad we were in the courtyard where people were quieter. My partner was cold but I was comfortable. The food was very good, although I thought there’d be more fish on the menu. The toffee cake was amazing and we shared the fantastic bean dip and I had steak with polenta which also made great leftovers. Service was attentive and fast.
Recommend and I’ll return!

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Greg94114
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Cocktails were good but pricey. Also, very difficult to understand our server who spoke a mile a minute and difficult to hear behind his mask. I needed to readjust my hearing aids several times! Starbelly is handling eating outside incredibly well.

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GraylinT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

In the middle of the pandemic so not a normal situation. There was a bit of confusion on the part of the staff over place settings, meal delivery etc but its understandable.

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ElizabethQ
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

This was our second time here and we were very dissatisfied. I had the veggie burger and it was very bland, my husband had the Spaghetti with ham and was also disappointed.
The menu was small and there were not a lot of choices.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Not the greatest service. The main course was brought out while we weren’t even halfway through the appetizer. Everything felt very rushed to get us in and out in 75 minutes, which significantly hampered the experience. Not the kind of experience you want when you’re paying a lot of money to go out and dine.

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Cacro
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Poor service. Unorganized. Reservation was not kept.

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dora
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We've eaten here several time and always enjoy bringing new people to experience Starbelly. Service, food, etc are constantly good! We'll be back with more friends.

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UlkuCo
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Enjoyed our food and everything came promptly. Would definitely recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Starbelly is consistently delicious. Great or a group or family in town.

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sk1949
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Appetizers gnocchi & brussel sprouts highly recommend. Spaghetti w/bacon & jalapeño very tasty. Good variety of meals offered & nice sangria, yummy cocktails. Heaters were provided. All outdoor seating during Covid.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was amazing! Everything was clean and masks were adequately worn and required.

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WilliamV
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Wait staff went from good to terrible. If you don’t want to work during these times, get a new job. Very rude service. Will not be returning any time soon. Bummer bc the cook staff were busting their butts getting the orders out. There was no polenta for the steak and they substituted w black beans without asking me.

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vipChelsea
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Starbelly never disappoints. Their food is incredible, the staff so friendly and attentive. They have all the right protocols in place to enjoy a safe and delicious meal. Can't recommend this restaurant enough.

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AuroreL
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Nice location for an evening dinner. Was a bit disappointed with the pizza base, would have like it crispier. Everything else was up to expectation!

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Matty
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I LOVE this Castro restaurant. Great food, GREAT service, and always such a pleasant experience.

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vipBRUCEM
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

not really on the mark. gone down hill unfortunately

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vipNYCMSL
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was delicious and felt like they have good COVID practices.

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vipRileyM
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place with a fun back patio full of heaters which was perfect for the chilly SF day. The food was delicious and reasonably priced too! My friends and I went for brunch and I ordered the chicken and waffles. So yummy!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience1

Could do a little more to make the interior more welcoming. Was looking forward to sitting on the patio but got stuck at a table by the waiters station. No ambience just a lonely table.

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vipTYGK
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite spots in SF. Excellent food, ambience and service

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Covid protocols in place and made me feel safe and comfortable. Food was excellent. Service was great

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DirkB
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Service is very good. We were seated right on time and the waiter was very attentive. The menu is very limited but We had two wedge salads, cheeseburger with fries and a chicken “po-boy” plus 2 margaritas for my friend and an ice tea for me. $99. The burger was cooked as ordered but it was rather tasteless as if it hadn’t been seasoned at all. The po-boy was a plain chicken sandwich. Both were dry. The salads were good but I wish there was a bit more of that delicious green goddess dressing. All in all, an unmemorable dinner.

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LuannW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

I have eaten at Starbelly twice in the last couple of weeks. I was super disappointed with this last visit. Food was just okay, service was not great, and it is over priced for what you get at this time.
I won't be back again soon.

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RomelW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visiting Starbelly with one of my best friends. The ambiance was perfect, it was quiet with the soft sound of music in the background. It was a good atmosphere to catch up with my friend and to say my "See ya laters" as I will be moving away.

I had the fish tacos and they were delicious! My friend raved about the spaghetti/pasta dish he ordered. For beverages, we both had the white sangria, which was nice to sip on as we were catching up.

I recommend eating here. The next time I come back to San Francisco, I've already got my eye on the PEI mussels and chorizo dish!

See ya later, Starbelly! Can't wait to come back to see you!

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Cinepam
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic food. Fantastic service. We were celebrating a birthday and it was perfect.

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vipLoveadeal
Palm Springs
10 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great food and great patio. Good value. Cool crowd.

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vipGluna
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Great Sandwiches!!!
Good, they have a back outdoor, although it was super hot.

FAQs

Starbelly does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar. Starbelly also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 252-7500.

Starbelly is rated 4.6 stars by 874 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.