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About Firefly - DC
Firefly, the quintessential urban neighborhood restaurant, offers contemporary American comfort food to the city's many 'regulars' who dine out several times a week. Enjoy favorites like our matzah ball soup, mini pot roast and a variety of 'Urban Picnic’ items to share...or not. We also feature fresh seafood and vegetarian options that change along with the seasons. The menu is designed to utilize products from our local farms and farmers. Our specialty cocktail menu offers a bevy of unique libations that change with the seasons and is a direct reflection of the produce available from our rooftop garden. Whether you are enjoying a quick lunch during your work break, or looking for a romantic dinner spot in front of the signature tree in the dining room, Firefly is here for you.
Washington, DC 20036
American, Comfort Food, Contemporary American
Hours of operation:
Monday - Friday: 7:00am - 10:00am Brunch: Saturday: 9:00am - 2:00pm, Sunday: 9:00am - 2:30pm Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Contact Allison Bremer at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202.521.7412 to book an event in one of our two private dining rooms today!
Firefly is also available for restaurant buyouts, accommodating up to 125 guests. Come experience our seasonal menus in one of our intimate private dining spaces. Whether you're planning a business lunch, rehearsal dinner or birthday party, Firefly is the perfect fit for all types of events.
Metro: We are closest to the Dupont Circle Metro Stop, which is on the Red Line. Exit via the Q street exit. At street level, walk south on 20th Street for 4 blocks. Make a right. We are just past the orange awning on the right.
We are located on New Hampshire Ave. NW, two blocks south of Dupont Circle, between N and 20th St.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
We are now featuring $3 Mimosas and $4 Bloody Marys with brunch on Saturdays and Sundays!
Firefly - DC Ratings and Reviews
I've eaten here before. The prices are a little high but the food is always very good and the atmosphere and service are also great. On this particular visit, I was in for breakfast and ordered the Eggs Benedict. They were terrific - highly recommend. Two people at the table each ordered a side of bacon. The bacon was good but not thick-sliced or anything special like that. We were charged $6/per side for a total of $12, which I thought was excessive, but I didn't feel the need to make a scene. I don't recall seeing pricing for side-orders on the menu, so if it's there and we missed it, then so be it.
W always dine at least one night at Fire Fly when we are in DC for business or pleasure. Most typically we stay at the Kimpton Hotel associated with Fire Fly, so we have also enjoyed breakfast many mornings. The menus offers a variety of choices and without being overwhelming. So far, neither I nor any business companions joining me have found anything that we didn't like. (I have a particular fondness for the deviled eggs.) The service is outstanding.
I have had many lunches at Firefly and this one did not disappoint. It was an earlier than usual lunch so the volume had not gotten to the energetic level. Throughout, my dining companion and I had an enjoyable and engaging time. The food was delicious and service appropriately attentive. I enjoyed the butternut squash soup special and fish tacos with a side salad at the unexpected anniversary special value of $15. ]
Relegated to the back of the house where the
a/c froze everyone.
Waiter was never around... it took about 30 minutes before he addressed us.
Food took another 45 minutes to show up. We had to wait another 10 minutes until the last plate was delivered to our table.
Food was over cooked and tough.
We greatly enjoyed our meal at Firefly. They carefully handled my needs as a diner with Celiac including providing gluten free bread. The food was quite stellar and the service was also of high quality. Firefly is a gem, will definitely be remembering to come back soon.
Our server skipped over us several times to fill our water or coffee’s. Never provided cream or sugar when we got our coffee (had to ask). Provided us toast and no spread for it. When trying to get our server’s attention he’d avoid eye contact and we needed to ask other servers for help. Food was good, but the service was lacking. Guess if we bought alcohol he would have paid more attention to us.
The menu was small. We almost left because of the slim menu selections. The kids menu was geared toward 2-8 year olds. There really wasn’t much for the tween to teen aged children. Really need to have a small steak, pasta or pork chop dish that is aimed at teens. Overall the food was good. The service was slow. The prices were a bit high.
With all of the great options in the neighborhood don't waste your money here. The menu on Open Table doesn't match that at the restaurant. The wait staff was disinterested in whether we even liked the offerings. It was bland and boring standard fair at fine dining prices. The mason jar with a flame less candle to deliver the check is low concept....
We had a great time at Firefly. We celebrated our anniversary and were seated at a wonderful table by the window. Everyone that took care of us nkew it was a special night. Our food was delicious--we had bruschetta with burrata, the wedge salad, salmon and the creative vegetable pot pie! I highly recommend Firefly for the food and service!
As always, a great experience. All the food that comes out of the kitchen is delicious...seasoned well, cooked to perfection and delivered with a smile. Great ambience - intimate enough for a double date, yet casual enough to grab a quick bite with friends.
I used to like Firefly for its fresh food and creative approach to its entrees. These days the menu is mainstream, appetizers like wedge salad are commonplace, although in fairness the fish tacos sing with freshness. The vegetable pot pie was surprising in preparation and delicious--a larger serving would have been great.
The grasshopper dessert has too much happening on the plate and the ice cream was rock solid--too hard to actually eat or enjoy.
I miss the original Firefly.
We were there for Friday drinks and dinner with a group of 5 friends. Service was congenial and food was good. However, Firefly inexplicably authorized a $25 charge on our credit card two days later, even though we settled our bill in full before we left. We hope that they will refund this erroneous charge shortly and that other customers didn't experience the same.
Food was good but nothing amazing. This was probably just my experience but our waiter was not very informative about the food options. The menu did not really explain what came with the meal, so we asked about what the dishes came with. He was not sure, so we ordered a side. But when the food came, the same side dish was already part of the meal, which would have been nice to know when we asked. An overall good experience but could have been with a better waiter.
We arrived 5 minutes early They made us wait though there were many open tables. Then, we waited a while for water and more time before a waiter came, though we saw what appeared to be servers just standing around. Once we got him, our was friendly and helpful. We were lucky that there were a number of empty tables, that kept the noise level down. My meal (vegan) was excellent. My companion was slightly less satisfied because he expected soft polenta but it wasn't. I like Firefly's creative menu, was slightly surprised by the relatively slow service.
Expect to have a lengthy wait for food, even with reservations. We were seated promptly as expected. Wouldn't recommend for children. Yes, they decorate a cookie but otherwise wouldn't recommend especially with a 2 hour dining experience. Food was good, steak was really good, but could have the same experience elsewhere with better service.
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