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The Starlight Room

) #464 of 4,539 Restaurants in San Francisco $$ - $$$ American, ,
450 Powell St, Sir Francis Drake, San Francisco, CA 94102-1504
+1 415-395-8595
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good38%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible7%
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American, Bar, Contemporary
$$ - $$$
450 Powell St, Sir Francis Drake, San Francisco, CA 94102-1504
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed after dinner drinks here. Cocktails are more expensive that what we are use to paying but found that to be true at all bars in San Francisco. Doesn't have a big selection of beers on tap. If you want to see a great view...More

Thank Michelle F
Management response:Responded 4 days ago

We’re really proud of the warm, intimate atmosphere we created and love that you noticed.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

so I made reservations for this brunch well over a month ago! Came from across the country for the brunch and show. We arrived with two other individuals from Ireland and were told that our show and meal had been cancelled?? Ummm really?? The host...More

Thank tnseavol
Management response:Responded 4 days ago

Oh no! That certainly shouldn’t have happened. Clearly you didn’t see our A game that (morning/afternoon/evening), and I sincerely apologize. We really want to win our guests over, so I have reviewed your feedback with our restaurant manager to make sure this kind of incident...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stop up here at the top of the Sir Francis drake for a great view of the city at night. Cheesy dance floor but good bar, and fun.

Thank ashalat
Reviewed 15 May 2017

outdated decor, waitresses with horrible outfits, with runs in their stockings. The only positive is that it has a great view.

Thank levrouge
Reviewed 9 May 2017

Great views, nice service and fab entertainment. A great place to relax at the end of the day. Cocktails and wine a little pricey but look where you are.

Thank Sharon G
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Just go! You will not be disappointed. The view! Amazing! Great staff who makes you feel welcomed. People watching a plus!

Thank HoustonNative53
Reviewed 26 April 2017

This was a random find upstairs. There is a nice view of city, great music to dance to and fun people watching.

Thank libbym286
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Went to the Starlight Room for St. Patrick's Day Bachelorette party. Drinks were great and well priced. DJ was awesome. Good Views

Thank Jolene A
Management response:Responded 20 April 2017

Hey Jolene, We are so glad you and your bachelorette party joined us! We look forward to brining in another good night with you!

Reviewed 18 April 2017

Entering the Drake Hotel is quite an experience, it is beautiful! Even among such grandeur the Starlight holds its' own. The ambiance is a throw back to the age of glitz & glam. I truly expected a Frank Sinatra type to sing along with the...More

Thank prickles2188
Management response:Responded 20 April 2017

Hello, WOW, we are so glad you truly enjoyed yourself. We look forward to having you join us for some cocktails and cheese.

Reviewed 10 April 2017

Okay so this is an old school cocktail lounge located at the top of the Sir Francis Drake Hotel. It's well worth a stop to see the view (especially at night) and the lounge has a great atmosphere. As with most of these places in...More

Thank Nick G
Union Square
Originally home to rallies supporting the Union Army
in the Civil War, this grand square has become the
city's premier shopping and entertainment district
containing the largest number of upscale department
stores, chic boutiques, art galleries and theatres in
the city. It's a large open area where tourists and
locals gather, watch cable cars and crowds go by,
enjoy a snack, or plan their day of shopping and
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Kerry C
Was the show kid friendly? I think my 10 year old niece would love it, but wanted to make sure there wasn't a lot of more adult humor. Thanks!
29 March 2017|
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Response from Jack P | Reviewed this property |
That's a little bit of a hard question to answer as everyone has different levels of acceptance on thing that are out of the norm. That being said, the short answer is yes - take the kids. Our grandchildren were with us... More
Is there an age to enter the starlight room and dance?
10 February 2016|
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Response from EaterX E | Reviewed this property |
Usually it's 21 years of age.
Michelle M
What is the dress code?
18 August 2015|
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Response from AllanRNorth Las Vegas | Reviewed this property |
Smart-Casual. I wore slacks, a nice collared shirt and patent leather loafers. If you attend the Sunday Drag Brunch, then you can be more playful. If you have the personality to pull it off, you may try to outshine the drag... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$30
American, Bar, Contemporary
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, View
Open Hours
10:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 23:59
18:00 - 23:59
18:00 - 23:59
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 450 Powell St, Sir Francis Drake, San Francisco, CA 94102-1504
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Union Square
  • Neighbourhood: Union Square
  • Phone Number: +1 415-395-8595
  • E-mail
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