Starbelly OPEN KITCHEN + LOUNGE - Calgary

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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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The best restaurant in Calgary’s Southeast. Starbelly Open Kitchen + Lounge offers fresh, globally inspired food, exceptional wine, house crafted cocktails and the feeling of being at home among friends.
An ever-changing menu of seasonally inspired dishes, we work closely with local farms and producers, who provide us with locally grown ingredients to build every dish.
Our beautiful open dining room and kitchen showcases a casual yet contemporary space, where friends, family and loved ones can gather to enjoy all that we have to share.
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.5
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Kdmw
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience3

Food was not bad however the waitress took my food without asking me if I was done and after I told her I wanted that boxed up she never brought it back out to me! Was not impressed!

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Jaysav
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

I ordered the chicken as a main and while I was eating it I thought the texture was a bit odd but I continued eating it. It wasn’t until I was almost done everything that I realized that the chicken was undercooked. I did tell the server that it was undercooked and she said she would let the chef know. Other than that the meal was great. I would still recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great ambiance. Best Old Fashioned I’ve ever had and if they ever change or discontinue it I swear to God I will riot.

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DinoD
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great place. Food was excellent. Nice and bright. My wife and I had our anniversary lunch there.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time at Starbelly and really enjoyed it all!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food and service! Could not have had a better meal!

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vipMagglesk
Calgary
37 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous. In have not been back to this restaurant since it first opened and will definitely be back. Food was amazing and service outstanding.

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DarcyM
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great service, warm and comfortable ambiance, good food menu and drink options, and great happy hour specials. I don't live in the south but I will return the next time I am down for a business or personal trip.

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MunroseL
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved the food, the fun cocktails and ambiance

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vipBnLee
Calgary
12 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food again, can't wait to see what specials the new chef comes up with. Hoping for them to bring back pasta Wednesday 🙏 😁

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SusanSueSusieQ
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We took our friends for dinner. While the menu is not extensive, it did have a broad variety. We were able to chat without issue during dinner Nd our waitress was very pleasant. My friend and I decided to split an entree and the kitchen split it for us and the presentation was very well done. Desserts were a delight as well!

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ColleenD
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Our appetizer was over seasoned which took away from really enjoying it...asparagus however, my main was good except that some of my butternut squash was undercooked. Our kids had dessert and loved it, but my husband and I were not offered anything.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Very impressed with ambience. Downtown feel but with parking and more spacious!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We come here for the mushroom gnocchi and it seriously never disappoints. We also ordered the chocolate mousse and it was fantastic. Our waitress was amazing as well, just the right leve of attentive. Always a great experience.

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TammyT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

We had been looking forward to lunch. Disappointed to find out that on a Saturday you can’t even order lunch until 200. Most people won’t expect breakfast only on a Saturday at noon👎.

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JesterV
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

The mains left a little to be desired but the service, atmosphere, drinks and appetizers were amazing!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

First time had a great server and great food would come back !

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TammyD
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Really enjoyed our experience. The food was amazing and the presentation was beautiful. I would tweak a few things but overall very impressive. Our server was polite and did well. Had to remind her a few times of things she forgot but that comes with experience. We had kids with us and she was very good with them as well. We will definitely be back again. The decor is super lovely ,open and fresh. The tables near the windows are lovely and quaint. Nice for a first date or family dinner like we had. We had family visiting from out of province and they enjoyed it as well. Thank you.

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CAC2
Raleigh
23 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was really good. We had a nice time but the service was not as strong as we'd have liked as we were ignored more than served. Tasks like getting water filled or returning to get orders was a bit slow.

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RachelF
Saskatoon
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

We met friends at Starbelly for dinner. Loved the ambiance. Our server was great. The steak and seafood dishes were excellent. I was disappointed with the Thai curry bowl. It was lacklustre. Quite boring actually. Everything else was superb.

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PamB
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food at Starbelly is always fantastic. The space can be a little loud but overall it is wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

It was a good experience overall.

CM
CliffM
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Nice atmosphere and food

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Erna
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

Came for Sunday brunch. Three of our meals arrived cold (eggs, hash-browns, toast) and the fourth was okay. We decided to eat the cold meal anyway.

Appreciated that we received a fair reduction on our bill, but are hesitant to come back.

Hot meals should come out ‘hot’.

Service in handling our concern was polite and appreciated.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Pork chop was amazing the BEST I’ve ever had!!

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LeeM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Not a bad meal had rare steak, was really chewy, service was a bit too quick, felt we were rushed in and out, never asked if we wanted another drink, sold out of Creme Brûlée, so did not have a dessert then the bill arrived so did not get the chance to have a coffee of any other drink.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Star belly is the perfect destination for a date, business meeting or a special occasion! The service is outstanding and the food is even better they have an extensive drink menu that is sure to satisfy everyone’s taste. The decor is modern and calming and creates and nice ambiance.

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NatalieHenderson
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Such a great restaurant! It is definitely the gem of the South. We love it!

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brandong
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

great food great service. wished they had more add meat options to stuff.
prices are a little high

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Gabriela
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

The quality of food that Starbelly markets isn’t the same as what they had served and that’s disappointing considering the price. We had made our reservation a month in advance for Valentine’s Day, thinking it would be special and it was far from. The restaurant itself has a beautiful atmosphere and the staff are friendly and attentive.

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vipMCCC
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

Service was pretty slow. It took 20 mins to get drinks and our steak supposed to be rare but came overcooked. They did take the steak off the bill though .

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boobercal
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

First time there for Valentine’s Day, in hindsight should’ve reserved spot at the bar so you can watch the open kitchen but I didn’t. Beef tartare was excellent, we ordered a strip loin and a ribeye and ended up switching plates because we liked the others meat better. Overall the ribeye is a better cut and cooked a bit better than the strip loin was. Splurged on a bottle of wine what are usually don’t do because I hate the mark up, but I understand it myself. Skipped dessert although the table next to us had it and it looked delicious. The bill came in significantly cheaper than we had budgeted for and yes it was still expensive this is not your $60 dinner for two. Although I suppose it could be if you Only got a drink each and a $20 sandwich each then it would be reasonable. On Valentine’s Day you tend to go up a little bit more over budget.
Overall great and I will return

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3Food5Service5Ambience3

I wanted my husband to enjoy the experience I had previous to coming on Valentines Day.
When we arrived (I had a reservation), I asked if we could be seated at a specific table but was told “I will see what we can do” and after was never followed up.
I was very disappointed nobody acknowledged my request (which I didn’t think was to much to ask for) considering it was early and there was plenty of tables open at this time.
I had also taken in consideration it was Valentines Day, but could of definitely been a better experience for my husband if we weren’t crammed into a table elbow to elbow with other couples in either side of us.
I know we would of bought a bottle of wine instead of a glass if we had enough space and time to to enjoy our dinner.
The food was outstanding and never disappoints but as far as staff going a little extra mile would of made the world of difference!
I will be going back, but never on a special day where I know it’s going to be super busy.

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AmeeR
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our first time there, great overall experience - food and service!

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Johnny
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent atmosphere, very attentive servers, managers ran food when necessary, portion sizes were generous, cocktails were delicious and the pour was spot on. Very fair price point, and an overall very enjoyable way for my wife and I to spend our first date since the passing of our baby boy. Thank you starbelly for making us feel special.

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OliviaN
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Atmosphere in this restaurant is really really sweet. Definitely a good date spot. Food is not bad, maybe a little over priced for what you get but it’s pretty good. Drinks are fun. I would come back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome service and awesome food for a great price. Love the vibe of the place too! Perfect for a date night or special occasion!

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ChristyV
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

We go here quite often, this last time the food was sub par. Both steaks bad cuts and over cooked, the rest was excellent!

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LauraD
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

We had a lovely birthday lunch at Starbellys. Loved the cauliflower and crab dip. Also had a delicious dessert.

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vipDominique
London
12 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

relaxed and trendy atmosphere with a delicious food and drink selection.

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