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Starbelly

4.6
4.6
1427 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.

Not bookable

Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable reservation network. To see if they take reservations and have availability, please contact the restaurant directly or visit their website for more information.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Californian, Unspecified

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sat 10:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (415) 252-7500

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Adam Timney

  • Private party facilities

    Starbelly is available for full and partial buy-outs. Our garden patio is popular for small wedding receptions, company parties and birthday parties up to 25 guest. We offer private dining during lunch, brunch and dinner. To learn more, please contact info@starbellysf.com.

  • Private party contact

    Please contact Alex at alex@starbellysf.com.: (415) 252-7500

  • Neighborhood

    The Castro

  • Cross street

    Market Street

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Castro Metro Stop, 33 & 37 bus line.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Our patio closes at 9pm & must be vacated by 9:30pm promptly

Pastries

  • Blueberry Cream Scone$4.00

    salted butter

    • Date Muffins$5.00

      pumpkin seed-oat streusel

      Brunch

      • Greek Yoghurt$7.00

        seasonal fruit & honey

        • Italian Eggs$14.00

          tomato, peppers, zucchini, grana & grilled bread

          • Challah French Toast$14.00

            strawberry conserve & vanilla bean fromage

            • Loco Moco*$11.00

              Prather Ranch beef patty, steamed rice, sunny egg & sweet soy

              • Chilaquiles$13.00

                house made chorizo, corn chips, scrambled eggs, chile sauce, sour cream & cilantro

                • Buttermilk Fried Chicken & French Toast$16.00

                  maple syrup

                  Small

                  • House Cut Fries$7.00

                    with three dips

                    • House Made Chicken Liver Pâté$12.00

                      buttered bread, sweet onion marmalade & grain mustard

                      • Butternut Squash Soup$8.00

                        scallion oil & pumpkin seeds

                        • Chilled Cucumber Soup$8.00

                          yoghurt & sumac

                          Salads

                          add bavette steak or halibut for $9 or grilled or fried chicken for $5 to any salad

                          • Little Gem Lettuce Caesar*$9.00

                            buttery croutons & avocado

                            • Starbelly Salad$8.00

                              leaf lettuces, goat cheese, cherry tomatoes, salt & pepper vinaigrette

                              • Quinoa$14.00

                                roasted sweet potato, arugula, pumpkin seeds, goat gouda

                                • Bibb Lettuce*$13.00

                                  green goddess dressing, grilled chicken, bacon & cherry tomatoes

                                  • Wheat-Berry Salad$15.00

                                    market citrus, cress, Oregon hazelnuts, grilled avocado & feta

                                    Pizza

                                    Add house-made bacon, finocchiona, sopressata, speck, chorizo, farm eggs or mushrooms for $3 each. Add roasted onions, arugula or extra cheese for $2 each

                                    • Starbelly Bacon*$16.00

                                      jalapeño, arugula & green goddess dressing

                                      • House-Made Chorizo$16.00

                                        sunny eggs & cilantro

                                        • Market Mushrooms$17.00

                                          cave aged gruyère, thyme & roasted onions

                                          • Pizza Margherita$12.00

                                            fresh mozzarella & basil

                                            • Sub Burrata$17.00

                                          Sandwiches & Plates

                                          add house cut fries or starbelly salad to any sandwich for $2

                                          • Fried Chicken Po'boy$10.00

                                            jalapeño & radicchio slaw, sesame bun

                                            • Veggie Burger$13.00

                                              dried pea & quinoa patty, cucumbers, white bean puree, LTO & curry yoghurt

                                              • Cornmeal-Fried Fish Tacos$10.00

                                                house pickled jalapeño & spicy slaw

                                                • Prather Ranch Burger*$13.00

                                                  house pickle & grilled sesame seed challah bun; add aged white cheddar or Pt. Reyes blue, avocado, starbelly bacon or roasted onions

                                                  • Fresh Spaghetti$15.00

                                                    with starbelly bacon, jalapeño, tomato sauce, basil & shaved grana

                                                    • Strotzzapreti Bolognese$16.00

                                                      grana & Calabrian chile

                                                      • Mixed Mediterranean Plate$15.00

                                                        quinoa salad, crispy pea fritters, white bean puree & chile, cucumbers, market vegetables & herbed flatbread

                                                        Last updated: February 1, 2022

                                                        What 1,427 people are saying

                                                        Overall ratings and reviews

                                                        Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                                        4.6
                                                        4.6 based on recent ratings
                                                        • 4.5Food
                                                        • 4.6Service
                                                        • 4.5Ambience
                                                        • 4.4Value

                                                        NoiseModerate

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                                                        1. R

                                                          Robert

                                                          1 review

                                                          2.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on May 9, 2022

                                                          overall2food2service2ambience3

                                                          We did not get a quality check after getting our meals. We ordered the steak and it was not cooked to the doneness we asked and our plates lingered empty for a long time after we finished. It was ok but will probably not come back.

                                                        2. SF

                                                          SFKath

                                                          San Francisco

                                                          13 reviews

                                                          1.0

                                                          13 reviews

                                                          Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                          overall1food1service1ambience2

                                                          We had the worst experience I’ve ever had at a restaurant, it was unbelievable. I brought my son and my elderly mother for lunch. We sat down and realized there was food stuck on two of the forks and the knives were sticky and blotchy with food or oil and my plate had some dried reddish food stuck on it. So we asked the waitress for new flatware and plates, she walked away did not say anything to us she just turned and walked away rudely. The busboy came by and took the dirty things and placed down new flatware that was also dirty! He said it went through the dishwasher. We didn’t feel comfortable staying so we got up and left. On the way out we spoke to the host behind the bar and told him what happened, he said “alright”. It was unbelievable no “I’m sorry” or anything! Then he said everything was washed through the dishwasher. I then said “that may be true but the flatware had dried food on it. Would you eat with that?” I couldn’t believe it! The service does not deserve a rating the people working are extremely rude! Will NOT go back.

                                                        3. LO

                                                          LOVEtoEATinSF

                                                          San Francisco

                                                          13 reviews

                                                          vip
                                                          5.0

                                                          13 reviews

                                                          Dined on May 5, 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Always a great place to go. They always have fresh and enticing food and beverages on the menu

                                                        4. EC

                                                          EiriniC

                                                          San Francisco

                                                          18 reviews

                                                          5.0

                                                          18 reviews

                                                          Dined on May 5, 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          I hadn't been here for a long time and had forgotten how amazing this restaurant is! Excellent food at fair prices (for SF standards!) and the best service. Will definitely come back soon.

                                                        5. D

                                                          Drew

                                                          New York Area

                                                          4 reviews

                                                          5.0

                                                          4 reviews

                                                          Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Everything we ordered was delicious (nicely prepared, generously portioned, and beautifully presented) but extra shout out to the bacon arugula pizza with just the right touch of green goddess dressing. Perfect balance of flavors without affecting the consistency of the dish. Highly recommend the very comfortable and relaxing outdoor terrace! Very friendly and well paced service - definitely look forward to visiting again.

                                                        6. OT

                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                          San Francisco

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                          Delicious cocktails and pizza…great service!

                                                        7. JS

                                                          JuliaS

                                                          San Francisco

                                                          5 reviews

                                                          3.0

                                                          5 reviews

                                                          Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                          overall3food2service3ambience5

                                                          pros: great outdoor patio seating, good drinks cons: the food is just not that good. we ordered the starbelly salad which had just three toppings (apple, tomato, goat cheese) and it was completely missing one of them. i probably wouldn’t have ordered if i knew 1/3 of the toppings were unavailable. they gave me extra dressing after i asked which tasted just like plain olive oil to me the other thing we ordered was the burger - we asked for medium rare and it was pretty over cooked (more than well done). it was $16, and $2 extra for cheese, so it felt like it should have been better. they didn’t really check in to ask how the food was until we flagged them down about 45 minutes in so at that point it felt too late to reorder overall i would go back for drinks with friends but not for food! maybe the pizza is better?

                                                        8. OT

                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                          New York Area

                                                          3 reviews

                                                          vip
                                                          3.0

                                                          3 reviews

                                                          Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                          overall3food4service4ambience3

                                                          Take was ready 30 mins late. Thanks V vvsassa

                                                        9. Z

                                                          Zozo

                                                          San Francisco

                                                          1 review

                                                          2.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on April 28, 2022

                                                          overall2food1service2ambience2

                                                          Food was horrible, waitress was lazy. FOOD wasn’t seasoned

                                                        10. D

                                                          Dio1

                                                          San Francisco

                                                          2 reviews

                                                          5.0

                                                          2 reviews

                                                          Dined on April 27, 2022

                                                          overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                          Wonderful mixed drinks. Love and appreciate their outdoor seating. Service is very attentive. We just had drinks and some nibbles, all great!

                                                        11. A

                                                          Alfie

                                                          San Francisco

                                                          6 reviews

                                                          5.0

                                                          6 reviews

                                                          Dined on April 27, 2022

                                                          overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                          I've been coming here for 10+ years and have never been disappointed...keep up the great job!

                                                        12. OT

                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                          San Francisco

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on April 26, 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          We had a wonderful time at Starbelly. The server was fabulous- great suggestions for menu items and drinks. Checked on us frequently. Could not have had a better experience.

                                                        13. OT

                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                          San Francisco

                                                          10 reviews

                                                          5.0

                                                          10 reviews

                                                          Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience3

                                                          Great service, delicious food, slightly too loud music.

                                                        14. S

                                                          Sara

                                                          San Francisco

                                                          31 reviews

                                                          5.0

                                                          31 reviews

                                                          Dined on April 23, 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                          My third visit (and first during pandemic) was even better than before. Wait staff was very attentive and patient since 2 friends were at least 15 minutes late :( My chilaquiles dish was innovative, beautifully presented, and delicious. My friend also enjoyed her Smoky Joe’s. Great value for the price. A bit noisy on patio but understandable given people want to eat outdoors. I’ll definitely be back!

                                                        15. A

                                                          Alba

                                                          1 review

                                                          3.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on April 23, 2022

                                                          overall3food3service3ambience4

                                                          The food was ok, nothing remarkable. I thought the French toast was a bit dry and the dipping sauces that came with the fries were disappointing. My friend really enjoyed the Italian eggs, however, and the cocktails were pretty good (Doctor's Orders and Bloody Mary).

                                                        16. TF

                                                          ToekneeFoodie

                                                          San Francisco

                                                          32 reviews

                                                          vip
                                                          4.0

                                                          32 reviews

                                                          Dined on April 23, 2022

                                                          overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                          Starbelly has a great ambiance; service is casual and relaxed. I had the strawberry alarm clock cocktail, which was watered down, but it was refreshing. The Starbelly salad was way too overdressed and dripping with oil. However the 3 bean dip, Starbelly pizza and the burger were sensational! Overall we had a good time and enjoyed the food.

                                                        17. t

                                                          travellingdiningdrinking

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on April 22, 2022

                                                          overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                          Delightful meal. attentive service! the burrata was standout.

                                                        18. DP

                                                          DylanPhile

                                                          San Francisco

                                                          15 reviews

                                                          vip
                                                          5.0

                                                          15 reviews

                                                          Dined on April 20, 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Always a great experience. Food was great, lovely under the awning in back, and terrific service.

                                                        19. d

                                                          dave

                                                          San Francisco

                                                          49 reviews

                                                          4.0

                                                          49 reviews

                                                          Dined on April 18, 2022

                                                          overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                          This is a "neighborhood gem" without a doubt. The dishes were consistently good to excellent, and the service attentive and pleasant. Recommended (and the patio is nicely balanced between well ventilated and not too breezy to sit in).

                                                        20. AB

                                                          AdamB

                                                          London

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on April 16, 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Incredible service! Food was amazing and the staff was personable and lovely.

                                                        21. S

                                                          Saba

                                                          New England

                                                          1 review

                                                          4.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on April 16, 2022

                                                          overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                          The food was very tasty -- fresh and generous portions. A great spot for a date or a small group!

                                                        22. DA

                                                          DonnaA

                                                          San Francisco

                                                          2 reviews

                                                          4.0

                                                          2 reviews

                                                          Dined on April 16, 2022

                                                          overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                          I had a 5:15 reservation for 3 to be seated inside. When I arrived, the hostess tried to seat us on a high top table near the window. When I declined, she offered to seat us outside in front of the restaurant. When I declined that, she said she would seat us at a table, but had to be finished by 7:00. When we left at 7:30, there were plenty of empty tables and she made a point of saying to me, "oh, you're still here?"

                                                        23. OT

                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                          Chicago

                                                          1 review

                                                          vip
                                                          3.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on April 15, 2022

                                                          overall3food4service2ambience5

                                                          Ordered a sangria (red, as was on the menu) and they came back with a white one. They were completely unable to make a red one. Fine - whatever. Asked them to split the bill and they came back with one single bill. Not the worst experience, just a little false advertising and complete inability to accommodate simple requests. The chilaquiles and the chicken liver pâté were delicious though.

                                                        24. EL

                                                          ErwanL

                                                          San Francisco

                                                          6 reviews

                                                          4.0

                                                          6 reviews

                                                          Dined on April 14, 2022

                                                          overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                          Food was good, service was excellent. We had originally a table in the back patio. It was really loud, and the waiter found another table for us in the front patio. From there, we had a great time at Star Belly. Our Waitress was excellent. We will come back

                                                        25. D

                                                          Diaschisis

                                                          San Francisco

                                                          1 review

                                                          2.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on April 14, 2022

                                                          overall2food2service3ambience3

                                                          Disappointing, limp fries, tasteless "Moroccan Spiced" meat balls. Salad was fresh, crisp and properly dressed with dull vinaigrette.

                                                        26. OT

                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                          San Francisco

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on April 13, 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Our server Chris P. was great!

                                                        27. OT

                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                          San Francisco

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on April 10, 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          We had the best service . They made my birthday the absolute best !!! Incredible management & Staff

                                                        28. JC

                                                          JamesC

                                                          Los Angeles

                                                          13 reviews

                                                          vip
                                                          5.0

                                                          13 reviews

                                                          Dined on April 9, 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Great food! Wonderful service! Amazing drinks!

                                                        29. c

                                                          couqquoc

                                                          San Francisco

                                                          25 reviews

                                                          vip
                                                          5.0

                                                          25 reviews

                                                          Dined on April 9, 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Food and server were both great. We had a good time.

                                                        30. JB

                                                          JeanneB

                                                          Austin

                                                          1 review

                                                          4.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on April 9, 2022

                                                          overall4food5service4ambience3

                                                          Fun atmosphere…hard to have a conversation with the music volume so high. Awesome food! Desserts a must eat!!!!

                                                        31. M

                                                          Maria

                                                          1 review

                                                          1.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on April 8, 2022

                                                          overall1food1service1ambience3

                                                          The service was completely inattentive. The kitchen forgot to put the avocado on my salad. Had to ask staff three times before someone finally brought it at which point my salad was nearly finished. The salad itself was bland and the chicken was tasteless. I remembered this place being good years ago but apparently that's no longer the case and I won't be wasting time or money here in the future.

                                                        32. OT

                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                          San Francisco

                                                          2 reviews

                                                          3.0

                                                          2 reviews

                                                          Dined on April 7, 2022

                                                          overall3food3service3ambience3

                                                          Todays meal was not up to starbelly’s usual standards.

                                                        33. JO

                                                          JimO

                                                          San Francisco

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on April 7, 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          the food was very good and appropriate size. Service was great. They allowed my friend and I to have a great lunch and catch up.

                                                        34. J

                                                          Jimmy

                                                          San Francisco

                                                          35 reviews

                                                          vip
                                                          5.0

                                                          35 reviews

                                                          Dined on April 7, 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Food, drinks, and service always outstanding! The pate appetizer is a must!

                                                        35. R

                                                          Rita

                                                          San Francisco

                                                          65 reviews

                                                          vip
                                                          5.0

                                                          65 reviews

                                                          Dined on April 6, 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          I love their back patio. Food is always good at a reasonable price. Lovely place.

                                                        36. L

                                                          Lana

                                                          San Francisco

                                                          2 reviews

                                                          4.0

                                                          2 reviews

                                                          Dined on April 6, 2022

                                                          overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                          Great value for restaurant week. Nice selection of refreshing non-alc drinks as well

                                                        37. BH

                                                          BarbaraH

                                                          1 review

                                                          4.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on April 5, 2022

                                                          overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                          Once we got settled at our table, things were perfect. It did take our waiter a little bit of prompting to get a wine glass but once we had it he was more attentive.

                                                        38. T

                                                          Toby

                                                          San Francisco

                                                          40 reviews

                                                          3.0

                                                          40 reviews

                                                          Dined on April 4, 2022

                                                          overall3food3service3ambience3

                                                          Went to restaurant week. The prixe fixe was worth it but during week day it took too long. 1.5 hours to get appetizer and entree. The best is still their liver pate. The fried chicken sandwich was dry and thin. The fried fish taco was ok.

                                                        39. DP

                                                          DylanPhile

                                                          San Francisco

                                                          16 reviews

                                                          vip
                                                          5.0

                                                          16 reviews

                                                          Dined on April 3, 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          as always, a great neighborhood spot with consistent quality and very pleasant service.

                                                        40. C

                                                          Carrie

                                                          Seattle

                                                          13 reviews

                                                          5.0

                                                          13 reviews

                                                          Dined on April 2, 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Great drinks and food. Attentive service.

                                                        FAQs

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

                                                        Starbelly is rated 4.6 stars by 1427 OpenTable diners.

                                                        Not bookable

                                                        Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable reservation network. To see if they take reservations and have availability, please contact the restaurant directly or visit their website for more information.

                                                        Additional information

                                                        • Cross street

                                                          Market Street

                                                        • Neighborhood

                                                          The Castro

                                                        • Hours of operation

                                                          Mon–Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sat 10:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–9:00 pm

                                                        • Cuisines

                                                          Californian, Unspecified

                                                        • Dining style

                                                          Casual Dining

                                                        • Dress code

                                                          Casual Dress

                                                        • Parking details

                                                          Street Parking

                                                        • Public transit

                                                          Castro Metro Stop, 33 & 37 bus line.

                                                        • Payment options

                                                          AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                        • Executive chef

                                                          Adam Timney

                                                        • Additional

                                                          Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                                        • Phone number

                                                          (415) 252-7500

                                                        • Private party facilities

                                                          Starbelly is available for full and partial buy-outs. Our garden patio is popular for small wedding receptions, company parties and birthday parties up to 25 guest. We offer private dining during lunch, brunch and dinner. To learn more, please contact info@starbellysf.com.

                                                        • Private party contact

                                                          Please contact Alex at alex@starbellysf.com.: (415) 252-7500

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