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Starlight Cafe

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Bistro
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104 West Fifth Street, Greenville, NC 27858
(252)707-9033
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Today
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Reservations

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  • 48
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Approximating perfection....

We have had dinner and brunch at the Starlight several times over the years. Overall, the cuisine has always been excellent, most of the ingredients come directly from their Farm, the service is above par fro Greenville, and the mixology and wine list are very adequate.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Edward F
,
Greenville
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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Greenville
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4 reviews 4 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We have had dinner and brunch at the Starlight several times over the years. Overall, the cuisine has always been excellent, most of the ingredients come directly from their Farm, the service is above par fro Greenville, and the mixology and wine list are very adequate.

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Greenville, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

I was excited to try this place, the first and only decent place to eat in Greenville apparently. The prices are expensive, very expensive but I have noticed Greenville is an expensive place to dine out for the quality you get. Anyway, we went for lunch to get a feel for the place before we committed to an expensive dinner... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

The hotel recommend this restaurant as their favorite choice. We had salad and an entree. The Caesar salad was high and the garlic in the dressing was a little strong but good. We both had the shrimp and grits, best I've had! Fresh food and great atmosphere!

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Greenville, North Carolina
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

I have been to Starlight THREE TIMES for brunch. The first time, despite many empty tables, I was turned away. There was no, "Sorry, we're a bit tight, would you care to wait by the ...?", just "No, we're full". The second time, I was finally seated and my server was DELIGHTFUL, but the Eggs Benedict came out on a... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Our "special place" for brunch or dinner. Great food and atmospher-great serviceGreat staff. Food is outstanding at reasonable placece

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Greenville, North Carolina
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27 reviews 27 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Have eaten multiple times over the past few years. They have great atmosphere; great food and great bar/bartenders.

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Princeton
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8 reviews 8 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Shrimp and grits were to die for! Nice selection of interesting meals-farm to table concept. Also interesting cocktails and nice selection of wine as well.

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Greenville, North Carolina
Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

I know it only for lunch, but this "farm to fork" eatery is super good. Convenient in uptown Greenville, they always have a good lunch crowd. Word is that the dinner service is great. The menu looks yummy, that's for sure!

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Greenville, North Carolina, United States
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77 reviews 77 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I love Starlight! Chef Toby knows his business and does a fantastic job creating colorful farm-to-table items that are unique. His wife works there, too, and is absolutely charming. This is my first choice when entertaining VIP's and guests, and, it's also my first choice when I am simply hungry for good food.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Limited menu and somewhat pricey. Nice bar area and the service is good. Gourmet menu items, shrimp and grits is good. We eat there occasionally nicely location downtown near university campus

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 104 West Fifth Street, Greenville, NC 27858
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Greenville
  • Phone Number: (252)707-9033

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?