Firefly - Studio City

Firefly - Studio City

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://fireflystudiocity.com/
  • Phone: 8187621833
  • Hours of Operation:

    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 2:00am, Sunday: 5:00pm - 1:00am.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Paul Shoemaker
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Colfax
  • Public Transit: Universal City
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Firefly - Studio City
In January 2002 Firefly Restaurant opened, one of Studio City’s most unique and respected dining and drinking establishments. Firefly seamlessly melds refined and rustic, vintage and contemporary. The "Library”, the bar, the outdoor dining and multiple patios offers a space that is warm and inviting, comfortable yet lively. We embody the sophistication of a fine dining restaurant and the personality of a neighborhood establishment.
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Firefly - Studio City reviews from OpenTable diners
21 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food3.8
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
50% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
romantic (12)great for outdoor dining (10)special occasion (10)fit for foodies (9)neighborhood gem (5)vibrant bar scene (5)hot spot (4)good for groups (2)great for brunch (1)late-night find (1)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Great atmosphere and wonderful food
    DuplexVIP
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    It was great and the food was wonderful. If I had to make any negative comments I would say that the lighting is quite quite dark difficult to read the menu and the portion size are quite small and every dish
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • luvgoodfood...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Place was nice, good service all around, food is a little skimpy and overpriced. Left the restaurant and headed for another restaurant for more solid food. If you are hungry, eat something before you dine here.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • JeffLfromTO
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Great testing food, unreasonably expensive and none of it other than the bread was ample. The bread and accoutrements were excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice experience, but not stellar
    FiLA
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I took my partner here for dinner to celebrate his birthday and the ambience was just what I was looking for - romantic but not too pretentious or stuffy. The farm to table type of food seemed right up our alley, however, for the price and portions, we weren't impressed (we had the fig salad (nothing special), gnocchi (this was the best dish and was really good) and seafood risotto (something was off, and overly flavored). Our server was nice and very attentive even though she got sat a few tables right after one another. Overall, we still had a nice experience because of the environment and service but we probably won't be back anytime soon.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ewok
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Wonderful experience. Atmosphere and service were really excellent. Food was also excellent. Will go back again
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Romantic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    My hubby and I went there for his bday and had a nice time. It's def more casual then we thought, some people even in their shorts and tshirts, but the bull had nice tops and jeans or dresses on. The food was good, def different and a lot of foam if you like that. The drinks were great and out waitress was very good in describing them for us. Overall a good time but not sure if I'll go back anytime soon.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing
    WorldwideDinerVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    I've been a fan of Firefly for many years but hadn't had the opportunity to visit in a while. This most recent visit was quite disappointing...the prices went up, the portions are much smaller, the service was incredibly slow & overall it was a huge disappointment based upon what Firefly had been in past visits.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Della
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Way too loud. Made a reservation for 10:00 didn't get seated until 11:00. Food very good. Too noisy on the weekends.. My mistake.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dissapointing
    Birthdaygirl
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Saw photos and reviews of Firefly and decided to try it for my birthday. While the food was good (not, great) and the atmosphere very nice, overall I can't say it was worth the price. The menu was limited, portions were almost ridiculously sparse, the patio area sultry (no a/c or fans that I could see) and although the servers were very pleasant, the service itself was spotty. Best thing about the evening was the ice cream cone with little silver pearls for desert. If not for the bread and desert, I think everyone would have left hungry. Don't mind paying for a good dinner but I felt overcharged and will not be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    No good entre options for vegetarians. In fact, maybe none at all? Chef did a veggie pasta plate that was way too salty and dominated by pearl onions, which is not the kind of vegetable that works well as a main fuel in an entree. Seasoning, yes. But there were no other significant veggies, except onions. Not satisfying.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The space is very cool, but the pricing is way off for a valley location. The food was okay, but not as good as the price point would suggest. I was also disappointed we had to wait a half hour before someone asked us what we'd like to drink. I was on a date, so it was a little embarrassing.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great service!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Food was very good, and service was even better! Not typical a contemporary and "hot" restaurant has good service, but Firefly breaks the mold in that area!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • love this place
    psg14
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    My third time, always special occasions. Never disappoints. Great new seasonal menu and wonderful service.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 8 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.6
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
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