Starbelly

4.6
1322 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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vipcassie
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite place in the neighborhood. Love their parklets with heaters!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was incredible, but our drinks took a little long to arrive. Reservation was made for 8:30, and our table was ready right when we arrived! 👏🏽

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vipguyabouttown
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good!

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vipTinaS
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Above and beyond customer service and greatly appreciate the Covid precautions and considerations. Will come back again in the future.

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vipPlanetxoxo
San Francisco
41 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Our first time to Starbelly. The limited menu has a variety to select from for your dining out.

Our favorite was sharing the house made chicken pate for two. Its would be a bit much for one person.

1) grilled ale bavette steak "excellent"
2) fresh ground angus beef burger "very good"

As locals, it will be worth a second visit.

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Stephb
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoy a meal as a family during the holidays.

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vipeurekavalleygal
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food and service always consist, staff is particularly accommodating. I like supporting Starbelly and other restaurants who work hard to get it right, bravo!

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vipoldenoughtoknow
San Francisco
222 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Hard to fine a warm, comfortable space inside away from noisy diners.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was fantastic and the food was great!

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vipCesarMilan2681
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great and our server was amazing

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JorgeR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

All went well. I would have to say that the Hostess was a little bit on the cold side,

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vipELGourmand
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Wasn't expecting much on Christmas Eve but we were pleasantly surprised. Greeted by friendly, upbeat, attentive and festively attired staff. The food was fine, some highlights being the chicken liver pate, and chorizo mussels. Wished for crispier frites and more punch in the 3 sauces served with.
I also wish that Starbelly offered some GF options, maybe a GF bun for burger and at the least soem GF grackers/flatbread for pate and other spreadables.
We'll be back soon!

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BickS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Too noisy with poor music. Delicious chicken, but if you enjoy dark meat thighs …and wings, you will be disappointed.

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Nanc
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were at Starbelly after a day out in SF. We started with cocktails, fries/dips and moved onto Po'Boy, Cesar salad, French Toast, and Roasted butternut squash pizza. We finished off the meal with toffee cake with dates. Every bite was truly delicious and really well done. The service was great and staff were really attentive. The back patio was cozy and warm as it had theaters. We will definitely be going back there soon. A true neighborhood gem. Highly recommend.

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gregl
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Mediterranean lunch dish was perfect and my friend had the fish tacos which he enjoyed.

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ErinL
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Xmas celebration with our daughters. Every bite was delicious. We shared Chicken app Bo and cornmeal crusted fish tacos. Cocksure fresh and tasty. Staff is outstanding. Oh, and the fries and dipping sauce are addictive…beware but, do it…..

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good safety protocols and they quickly accommodated our concerns about Covid safe dining. Prompt and efficient service and food was better than expected. Overall, a great casual dining choice for a random Tuesday night out.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food. Great service. Loved the restaurant decor and ambience.

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vipsfeater
San Francisco
98 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food here is exceptional and for the quality very nicely priced. I love the back "yard" space, though note that this is not "outdoors". It is covered, which is great for temperature control, but if you are concerned about sharing air space, it is best to ask for the front parklet area. The service seemed mildly distracted and not the most attentive one can hope for, but overall this is a place worth coming to repeatedly for great food and nice ambiance.

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Pablo
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is always a great experience. The staff is so nice and very helpful and friendly. Always feel so welcome.

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SusyG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We ordered several appetizers and small plates. Everything was super tasty!

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vipSevenBySeven
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

The environment at Starbelly is lively and bright. The wait staff are fantastic and attentive. The only gripe I have with Starbelly is it's small menu with items that are uninspired - while executed well, I wish there was a dish to be excited about.

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RicardoG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The hostess had a really bad attitude and that over shadowed the awesome
Service we received from the rest of the staff and the amazing food.

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sfAnderSmith
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had a great work lunch. Everyone had a great meal. The team did a great job addressing special dietary needs of one in our party.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall2food5service2ambience5

Food was good but service was extremely slow. It took almost 45 minutes to get the requested bill and final drink. Server was nowhere to be found.

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MaureenB
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Food is always a cut above but the atmosphere was dingy. I could hardly read the menu. Staff was doing its best, but winter dark atmosphere was not cozy and warm, but off-putting

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vipWhittneyT
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

This is a great place to dine with friends! Went with four other people and really enjoyed it. The service and ambiance are awesome. The food is good with some dishes being great, like the dumplings!

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vipRobertinDobbs
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

2nd visit to Starbelly and so glad it lived up to the very happy memory of the first visit. The service is terrific - friendly, welcoming, knowledgeable and totally unrushed (despite it being a somewhat busy night). The food is great for comfortable friendly dining. Setting is beautiful but unpretentious. Nice mix of share plates, sides and entrees. Can definitely do drinks and nice snacks or fully dinner. The duck was roasted and not really confit, but still yummy and the savory bread pudding and juices made it worthwhile. Will definitely be back when in SF next.

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BlancaD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Starbelly is always an excellent experience. The food and staff never fail!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful space, great service and tasty food!!

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Rick
Hawaii
10 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent service! Food and drinks were very good.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Would come back here again for a date night. Food and service was top notch. A little loud at times but great vibe overall.

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vipJessW
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Always good

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience2

Service was rushed.

JA
vipJoshuaA
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Worst service ever and blah food. We showed up for our reservation and despite the place being mostly empty the host tried to place us at a table across front the host station and where people stand right in front of you to check in. Not the brightest spot considering covid and being more than half empty. We requested to move and we’re then sat next to a bussing station and a computer where staff was consistently standing next to us and using the screen and getting items. The service ? Well it’s non existent. The waiter didn’t check on us ever !! He only took our order and brought the bill. No Parmesan or pepper brought despite waiving down whatever staff we could find twice. The food is subpar and not hot (think pizza, pasta, nothing special) and for SF this is one of the rare places that is always available for a last minute reservation since it’s a last resort for most. Our group all decided we would never return.

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vipJennS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fun spot for Brunch. The service was great! We booked a party of 8 and 4 people were running late...they seated us and served us drinks while we waited for the rest of our party. Food was yummy and served quickly after ordering.

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Donna
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The food and cocktails were good. Our server was nice but could have been a little more attentive. I would go back.

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vipJerilynG
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The lunch I had was disappointing. The salad was mediocre and the piece of cod that accompanied it was too spicy. There was no indication that it would be spicy on the menu and the waiter didn't mention it - a common error these days.

I have eaten here before and enjoyed it, so I will try again.

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DavidW
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

way to noisy. the music was too loud for us to have a nice conversation.

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vipJaha
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

The service was terrible and the place wasn't busy!

FAQs

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

Starbelly is rated 4.6 stars by 1322 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.