Firefly Urban Bar and Grill
Firefly Urban Bar and Grill

Firefly Urban Bar and Grill

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.firefly-grill.com/
  • Phone: 4144311444x
  • Hours of Operation:


    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm*, Friday 4:00pm - 10:00pm* Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm*

    *Skylight Lounge is open Late Nightly For Cocktails
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Fusion / Eclectic, Comfort Food
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: East & West Dining Rooms
    Seat up to 50 guests In Each Space


    Skylight Lounge
    175 guest capacity


    Entire Restaurant
    300 guest capacity


    Chef"s Table
    Seats Up to 8 guests. This is a private table off The Skylight Lounge.


    Fireplace Lounge
    Seats up to 15 guests. This circular space has a warm, inviting fireplace.
  • Private Party Contact: Chris Prissel 4144311444x
  • Special Events: Interested in hosting a special event at Firefly? Our staff has the capability and knowledge to provide a fantastic and seamless event regardless of party size! Please call 414-431-1444 today to discuss our various options!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Watertown Plank Road
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Firefly offers ample street parking as well as two large city parking lots just East of the restaurant
A word from Firefly Urban Bar and Grill
Welcome To Firefly Urban Bar and Grill

Our philosophy is simple, to offer a modern twist on classic comfort food and libations with a strong focus on innovation and creativity. We use only the freshest ingredients available to create some of the best, most innovative cocktails and menu items around.

No matter what your occasion calls for, or your appetite demands, the friendly staff at Firefly promise to make your next dining experience a pleasant one!
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Firefly Urban Bar and Grill reviews from OpenTable diners
40 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.3
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (26)romantic (17)fit for foodies (16)good for groups (16)special occasion (15)hot spot (10)great for outdoor dining (10)vibrant bar scene (8)notable wine list (5)great for lunch (3)late-night find (2)kid-friendly (2)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Relaxing
    grrlsniteout
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We had a girl's night out at Firefly. Everything about it was ideal. We sat in one of the rooms at the front which was like a quiet dining room. Our server was so thoughtful and attentive. We had several people with dietary restrictions, and her recommendations were excellent. We had: firefly burger, pasta pesto, crunch salad, and some of the other salads. The food was so fresh and flavorful. The sangria was on special, and it was also very lively. We're going to come back next time and have table-side s'mores. It was a lovely night out, and I would do it again any time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Firefly
    FireflyVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The décor is really nice and intimate. Good for couples night out. Some dishes are quite good and some are just so so.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday For Mom
    Reggie
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    A group of us took my mom to Firefly for dinner for her birthday. Some of us had been there before. But the ones that it was their first time, really enjoyed and the rest of us still enjoyed it. The food was great. We even had our own private space. It was a great evening. Some of the guests that ordered the dessert, the chocolate bomb was looking for it to look like the picture on the website. It was good but, the ice cream scoop could have been a little bigger than a button. some of us ordered the S'mores. It was an experience and we loved everyone minute of it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Firefly Urban Bay and Grill
    tram
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Very nice. All 4 in our party thought the food was very good. Did not like that the bar area was closed for a private party. We might have gone in there after dinner for an after dinner cocktail.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GREAT
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    GREAT SERVICE, GREAT FOOD, VERY NICE INSIDE. I WOULD RECOMMEND FIRELFLY TO FRIENDS AND FAMILY.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Great place to meet friends for dinner after work. Our waitress was attentive and accommodating, the food was well prepared, and the outside seating on the covered porch was a great place to dine. The mojito was especially delicious.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was good.
    lsj712
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    This was our second visit and the owner of this restaurant should visit. I feel sorry for the chef. The food is good but the service is awful. We waited forever for our drinks. Our salad came with the entree. We will not be going back.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • JRPMDVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    As a person who samples fish fries every Friday, I'd consider this one top tier. My only complaints were not serving any bread, and not having a tartar sauce with more exciting flavor. My son raved about his burger.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great date night
    Foodieluv
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Had a great date night getaway with my husband. We shared several small plates and they were delicious! I highly recommend the ramaki and the mahi mahi tacos. Service was good- attentive but not rushed. It's a good spot that you should check out!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • storm interrupted dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    Had a wonderful dinner with my daughter considering the power went out due to a storm. We were lucky to have our food prior to that happening. We shared the mushroom lollipops, the cheese platter, the goat cheese and grilled peach flat bread pizza and lastly the table side smore's. Everything was really good. Our server was a good sport, brought us a candle and a drink token. I would say the bartender needs to be more attentive. We will most definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • foodloverVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    food is always good - like the patio; calamari app and also the bacon wrapped dates were really good
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place!
    Enjanae
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    The food was amazing and the service was excellent! I highly recommend this place, I will definitely be going back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quiet Dinner for Two
    MoreofaManvsFoodGuy
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Was looking for something different for my wife and I so we tried Firefly; food was very good and did not disappoint. Wanted to book a Saturday night, but no open tables so ended up there on a Friday and it was very quiet with only a few patrons in the main dining room.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food & service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Our dinner was excellent and they were very accommodating on a Friday night since we were running a little behind. Our dinner were very good, my husband had the skirt steak and I had the mahi mahi. We had a show downtown and were had somewhat of a time restraint and they got us in and out with out any problems. Our waitress was very nice and very attentive as well.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • calling all vegetarians
    vegfoodie
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    A quick glance at the menu may lead you to think that there are not enough vegetarian options at firefly to make a stop there worth while, however, you would be mistaken. Not only are the mushroom and asagio lollipops crazy good, but the peach and goat cheese flatbread was miles from pizza and definately restaurant food. The hostess, also a vegetarian, let us know that many menu items can be made vegetarian. All this plus cocktails that live up to their advertising makes firefly the perfect choice for vegetarians looking for a fine dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food Great company
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Our son and his wife came in from California and we thought of the Firefly right away that it may meet their LA standards. Our server did a very nice job taking care of us. We all had a fish fry 2 baked and 2 beer battered which were served in a quick manner and the fish was great. This has been our 3rd time there and we have been pleased every time, would recomend it
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • may 23
    mmziok
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    We have always had a wonderful dining experiance at Firefly. But friday the 23rd was lacking in service. I was using a walker and they seated us at a VERY wobbly table. we had to ask for shimming. The appetizer came at the same time as the soup. Then the entrees arrived while we were still eating our soup. Don't know why it took so long to deliver hummus and chilled soup, which are already prepared and just have to be plated. The red potatoes with the fish fry were strongly seasoned, way too much garlic. I would call them harsh. I'm sure next time will be better.m
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    I have been to this restaurant in the past but not since they have changed the menu. The new menu offered some amazing choices! I had the brussel sprout salad and it offered a unique but excellent taste. This is a great place to eat outside, get together with friends or have a date night. I am definitely looking forward to going there again in the near future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • dinner
    neven
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    I had a great time my friend brought it look very modern I love the bar everything was wonderful. I will be coming back
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 21 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 20, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service3.8
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 80 reviews are from the Firefly Urban Bar and Grill reviews archive.
  • Great food on a Friday night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Ingredients were fresh and tasted great. We had crab cakes and lettuce wraps for appetizers. Nice portions and very tasty. They have Gosling's rum, too at the bar! Atmosphere was lively and service was great.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic
    TBeetle
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    We were a little disappointed to be seated in the front of the restaurant (I feel the back is more fun and has a more romantic feel), BUT the food was OUTSTANDING. The other couple we brought were really impressed. Service was fantastic too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food!
    Katie
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    We had the salads and several of the small plates - all were outstanding! The service is good, not great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect for bachelorette parties!
    ashlow
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    I reserved a table for 7 girls to start off our bachelorette party night. We arrived a few minutes early, but everything was already set up! The food is SO good, drinks were amazing, and the service was top notch. I highly recommend this restaurant for groups! A great atmosphere!
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Classy Comfort
    surpriseme
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    What an absolutely spectacular meal! Comfort food, but several notches above the norm. Creative combinations of ingredients, masterfully balanced spicing, fresh and local ingredients, beautiful plating. My friend, a short ribs connoisseur, ranked these the best she's ever had. The wild salmon was also amazing. Waitress was a little over-anxious to start, but responded perfectly to our request for a slow meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pretty good
    JOSEPH
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    I loved the wasabi mashed potatoes. The Mahi Mahi was a little over cooked but still very good. The crab cakes were very good. I loved the decor. I'll be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful experience
    ncable
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    We went with a group and one baby for a birthday gathering. The service was very friendly, prompt. and gave enough birthday desert to share with the whole group. They have fun and unique menu items like specialty drinks and roast your own smores. Overall we really enjoyed our time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • family friendly
    ajkc
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    We had a group of 6 plus 2 one year olds. They put us in a great little personal room, we could enjoy ourselves and not worry about the babies being too loud.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Nite Out with My Family
    Joanna
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    My family planned a mini reunion and chose Firefly Urban Bar and Grill as the meeting spot. The table and space for elven guest was great, pretty, and not cramped. Our wait staff was marvelous and on top of their game. It was a Friday so most of us enjoyed the fishfry which was very tasty! I would recommend this restaurant in a heart beat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • yum
    lastminute
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Love open table because we were able to see we could get in to Firefly within 20 minutes if deciding to go out to eat. It was am excellent choice. We ordered 4 small plates for two of us to share. Portion size was perfect. Date ramaki flavor was amazing. I will go back for that! Service was polite and friendly and timing was on target. A little loud in the bar area so if you are hard of hearing, might want to sit in the dining room. We will be backbwith friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful evening
    mmziok
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    My wife and I had a great evening of drinks and dining. First clas service. The menu is not extensive but thorough. Something for the health conscious as well as the decadent. Prices are fair as well. You won't be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was ok, but not memorable.
    baconman
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Food was ok, but not memorable. Calamari was fishy. Portions were small. There are lots of better restaurants in Milwaukee so I will not be back.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Flavors, Slow Service
    hashdiner
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    Two of us out on a Tuesday night and the place was not busy at all. We split the Brussel Sprout Salad. The Dijon mustard dressing was a bit strong, but balanced nicely with the slivers of sweet date-very good, a nice variation from usual salad offerings. The Salmon with Cumin Lime rice was excellent, serving size of fish very generous. On an bed of spinach sauteed with garlic, garlic was very pronounced, but I love it that way. Soy Glazed Mahi-Mahi had a wonderful blend of flavors. The meal exceeded our expectations. The downside, our server was attentive till midway through the meal. Had a hard time getting water re-fills and our bill, but that will not stop us from returning. That's the only reason for not outstanding overall.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden Gem
    Restaurantsrock
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    This is a super cute restaurant. It is hidden in the Wauwatosa village. We have been there a couple of times and love it. Great food, great drinks, great atmosphere, and perfect for everything. We had the micro burgers on the appetizer menu and they were awesome. We also had the tenderloin and it was fabulous. This place will not disappoint and the service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We ordered lettuce wraps.
    kriket
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    We ordered lettuce wraps. The lettuce was very wet which made the wrap difficult to handle and made the whole taste watery. Bib lettuce, dried, would have been a better choice. We asked for a roll on the side. We understand your desire to go gluten free, but offering something to go with the wraps and the crab cakes would have been appreciated.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Everything was great except
    WABadger
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    Everything was great except the drinks were weak! Loved the atmosphere. Food was good. Had the fish fry. Will be back to try other entrees.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Excellent food, great service!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Excellent food, great service! My date was impressed with my selection of coming to your restaurant. She's happy, I'm happy! Your restaurant is a gem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Night!
    Kelly
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    This place is fantastic! Great Staff, Amazing Food and Ambiance to Match!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great dining
    Dianne
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    Wonderful evening. Food was eclectic, reasonably priced. Special thanks to Wendy who paced the meal perfectly with a friendly yet professional manner. Gluten free items are starred which was appreciated. Try the dates stuffed with boursin cheese and almonds, wrapped in bacon and served with a lovely balsamic reduction. Will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friday night date night
    KMPy
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    We go out with friends every week, and like to try new places and revisit old favorites. This was our third visit, and will become an old favorite with each successive visit'. We like the little plates offered hot or cold.try the mushroom risotto pops ! they are wonderful. The drink menu is full of great choices as well as beer and wine. and don;t forget dessert, schaum torte is terrific! The service is good the pace of the meal is excellent, our server was knowledgeable about the dishes and ingredients for some of us that had allergies. An awesome place for date night.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice for Valentines day.
    Cramg
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Great evening with my wife and daughter. Great food combinations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.