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Firefly at the Dana Mission Bay
Firefly at the Dana Mission Bay
  • Address:
    1710 W Mission Bay Drive
    San Diego, CA 92109
    Mission Bay
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $30 and under

Firefly at the Dana Mission Bay Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.thedana.com
  • Email: acogsdill@thedana.com
  • Phone: (619) 225-2125
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Sunday - Thursday 3:30pm - 9pm Fri & Sat 3:30pm - 10pm Cocktails: Sunday - Thursday 3:30pm - 10pm Fri & Sat 3:30pm - 11pm Happy Hour: Everyday 3:30pm - 5:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Global, International
  • Executive Chef: Eric Manuel
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, View, Wine
  • Private Party Contact: Ande Cogsdill (619) 225-2125

Getting there

  • Parking: Hotel Parking
A word from Firefly at the Dana Mission Bay
With a contemporary atmosphere and innovative cuisine unique to the California region, Firefly is the perfect destination for a relaxing meal or an end-of-the-day cocktail. Beautiful views of Mission Bay and Sea World's summer fireworks are available from all outdoor and most indoor tables. An excellent choice for a group or a romantic evening for two. Chef Eric Manuel, a San Diego native, creatively presents the area's best seasonal, local ingredients in a modern style that is sure to please a variety of tastes. Many items are designed to be shared. We offer many wines by the glass, wine and local micro brew tasting flights, and happy hour everyday from 3:30pm - 5:30pm. Visiting us reminds you why it’s so good to be in San Diego. We look forward to seeing you soon!Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Wen here for date night with my girlfriend, and was pleasantly surprised--the foo was outstanding at a reasonable price, and they had a considerable (and delicious!) wine list. I'm normally iffy on restaurants in hotels, but Firefly sure made the grade!"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Lovely spot with a great view and great food. Service was terrific - our server brought a sample of wine when my sister-in-law was uncertain about the bottle she was about to order. The sample and the bottle were superb."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Nice atmosphere with slow service at the beginning of the meal. Somehow our waiter didn't know we were his table. :-) Once we connected and we ordered, the meal was served at a comfortable place and the food was very good. The Brussels sprouts appetizer was excellent, wonderful salads, and they had very nice fish entrees."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "It was Friday night, restaurant is busy, packed in and out tables, so it was quite slow on ordering and serving. A bar-dining mixed restaurant, so don't expect you have a normal dining environment, it is pretty noisy."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "20 minutes to get a servers attention, 20 minutes to get my beer. Very understaffed and I got the feeling that they don't care much about it. The servers were pleasant enough once you had their attention. Food was hit and miss. The good first-Kobe burger was very good. I would recommend it highly. The scallops were awful! Whatever sauce and "vegetable" the served them with was bitter and off tasting. Scallops under cooked somewhat. The flatbread filet mignon had almost no meat on it, literally 4-5 very small pieces on a very generous portion of flatbread. Not worth the money. Wine list on the menu was unreadable, like the printer ran out of ink. Do yourself a favor and go off property for your meals."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Almost everything on their menu can be prepared gluten free, which is a rare treat. The shoe string fries and sea bass were delicious, and the wine list was notable, but reasonably price. The view was beautiful."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "From the New England clam chowder served in a sourdough bread bowl to the filet, the food was really good. My wife had the filet and it was served exactly as she requested. My New York strip steak was also perfectly presented, although I could have used less "greenery" on the top of it. The seasoned shoestrings were excellent with just the right amount of cheese and season. My daughters trout was cooked to perfection as well as the vegetables. Our waitress recommended that we order a side or two as the accompaniments with each dish were not abundant. They even accommodated my daughter's request to serve their tomato bisque in the sourdough bread bowl, which she enjoyed greatly. Overall, a great dining experience and great personal service."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Planned to have Valentines day dinner at Firefly. Arrived on time for reservation but were asked to wait because the hostess was really busy. The restaurant wasn't that full, but there was an event happening which seemed to slow service drastically. Food was pretty good (although not nearly as good as the price would have indicated), but the service was incredibly slow, and our waitress completely forgot one of our courses. We had dressed to sit outside, but because we had been sitting so long in between courses, we were really cold. We asked the waitress if it was possible to have the heater turned up or moved closer and she never got back to us. All in all, the experience was disappointing. We will not be returning."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Very nice find to meet a business associate in a quiet setting. Well presented dishes, portions not too large. Unexpected pleasure to dine outside near the firepit."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "We had a reservation and enjoyed a nice evening. The food, service, and atmosphere were great. I'd go back again, especially when it's a bit warmer to sit outside!"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "This was a last minute choice of convenience and we all thought it was very tasty."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Our first time at the Firefly began a little rough. We made a reservation but arrived about 15 minutes early, and the place was packed. We were offered a table walled in on two sides with the 3rd side abutting one of the adjacent table's patrons. The host ditched us there and sat a couple without reservations at a much better table. We actually had to point this out to the host. Fortunately, the food was delicious and although the kitchen was clearly overwhelmed, our server was friendly and attentive."
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "We recently dined outdoors at the Firefly and enjoyed a relaxed, unhurried, dinning experience with friends we were catching up with after not seeing them for some time. The lunch/pre-lunch menu is small, but sometimes that is a good thing. All of us were happy with our entries - from breakfast sandwiches to fish and chips to tuna salad sandwiches. Our server, Carla, was demure, but professional: unobtrusive, but appropriately attentive, recognizing our desire to relax and socialize with long-time friends. We are looking to returning to the Firefly!"
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "We had nice unhurried lunch. Food was good quality and well prepared. Not unusual. Prices are what you would expect at the beach."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "Had dinner on December 27th with my wife and sister and brother in law for our 20th wedding anniversey. Not overwhelmed with it. Food seemed overpriced and my burger came out very well done and not medium as requested. The wait staff was very good and saw to all our needs. The prices are to high but it is at a fine hotel."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "Overall everything was very good to excellent. Atmosphere, food, service, etc. The only "minor" thing that bothered us somewhat was the noise level. When we first arrived it was very noisy. After a while either we got used to it or it just settled down a little when a group that we noticed left."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "Food was fair water tasted bitter veggies were old"
    Dined on 10/18/2013
  • "... But horrendous wait time. Located in the very nice Dana Hotel complex in the Mission Bay neighborhood of San Diego, this small restaurant has a trendy look and comfortable inside and outside seating. For convenience alone, this is a good spot for people staying at the Dana or Hyatt Regency. I have never experienced slower at any restaurant as I did at Firefly. I used my iPhone to time the visits, seriously. After 25mins of being seated, we were first seen. 18 minutes later, we got our partial drink order. Food and drink orders were constantly "forgotten" and the staff checked in at intervals of no less than 12 minutes. Based on this visit, I would never re-visit this restaurant, but I hope you have a better experience."
    Dined on 8/19/2013
  • "Food was fair, at best. Service amateurish and no ambiance."
    Dined on 7/8/2013