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Firefly Urban Bar and Grill
Firefly Urban Bar and Grill

Firefly Urban Bar and Grill Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.Firefly-Grill.com
  • Email: info@firefly-grill.com
  • Phone: (414) 431-1444
  • 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, Comfort Food, Fusion / Eclectic
  • 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, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), 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 (414) 431-1444
  • Special Events & Promotions: 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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "This place is fantastic! Great Staff, Amazing Food and Ambiance to Match!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Went with a group and ate in the bar. A lot of fun. Food very good. Cocktails great."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Great evening with my wife and daughter. Great food combinations."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "While we had no complaints about the food or beverage (all was very good), our server never asked to refill our drinks, or offered to upsell us appetizers or salads. On Valentine's Day, a big money maker, you would have expected much more. As it was, we waited for what seemed like an eternity (about 35 minutes) from ordering to receiving our entrees. The dining room was NOT at capacity on either side, though the bar in back was packed. Firefly needs a more attentive front of house staff."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Firefly was the perfect Valentine date dinner. The food/drink menu had delicious options for all guests. The restaurant setting was quaint and romantic. And the staff was professional yet very friendly. It was a delightful experience overall."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Was a nice dining experience. We arrived a few minutes before our reservation time and were immediately seated. The food was very good. Only complaint was the server could have been more accessible. While friendly and accomadating to our requests, saw her to infrequently and had the impression that we were perceived as being needy. Drinks needed to be re-ordered, condiments had to be asked for. Just expected a little closer attention."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Granted we went on Valentines day - one of the busiest nights - however the experience still left a lot to be desired. We had to wait for a long time for our table and then were seated at the bar. Not what we had in mind for a Valentines day dinner. When we asked the hostess (Carey (sp)) she just shrugged her shoulders. "let me see what I can do - be right back". Surprise of surprises - she never came back. Not wanting to spoil the evening, we took the table. The food was not worth the money. Overpriced. Our main course came before either appetizers showed up. The high point of the evening was - our waitress (Nicole) who went out of her way to make up for the poor operation. Need to take fewer bookings and drastically improve food quality."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I by chance got a table valentines day night and had to wait a bit longer for our table and especially our food but all worth the wait. I wished we would have come here sooner. Been talking about it ever since."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Unfortunately, we were a little bit disappointed with Firefly. On the positive side we were seated right away with n o waiting for a table, the atmosphere is nice and it is a relatively quiet restaurant. On the negative, service was slow and inattentive, we were always left waiting for and or asking for refills on our beverages, the food was perceived to be pretty bland with little or no salt and lacked the flavors described in the menu. This was our first experience at Firefly but my wife and I both agreed that we were not a second trip was in our future."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "decent experience. service very slow at bar and once seated. contemplated leaving cash for drinks and bailing just as waitress showed up to greet us. food is good."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "This is the 3rd time we had visited Firefly and never have been disapointed. Thank you for a great evening and great food."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "was not impressed whatsoever. the food was bland, nothing special. and overpriced. the service was nothing to write home about. we had to ask about a dinner special. and the server literally said "a tuscan stew." OK. well, what is in that? and he replied "meat." well, thank you for that lovely description."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "Couldnt stay long to linger but would have liked to. Salmon dish was perfect, my girlfriend devoured her steak. We will return!"
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "Great spot, stop for a casual bite, stop for a drink at the urban bat or longe area, or a special night"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "great food, service,,and atmosphere would definetly go back"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Very unique restaurant offering a great happy hour and a small plate menu that would please anyone. We had a wonderful server also, I don't recall her name, but she was very friendly and attentive and added to the enjoyment. My only complaint was being seated in the noisy bar area, would have preferred a table in the regular dining room as there were tables available."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "First time visit and I have declared coming back to Firefly every year for my birthday! (plus throughout the year) Loved the atmosphere, wait staff was GREAT & so was the food! My husband & I brought our 4 kids...maybe not so much for our two younger boys, but still tolerable for them. It would have been better than to be seated in the dining room rather than the bar area. Thank you!"
    Dined on 12/19/2013
  • "Overall, I would recommend going to this restaurant. The online dinner reservation system is very convenient. The hostess and servers were friendly and did their jobs well. The food was great. The only complaint I have is that it seemed overpriced on a few of the items. We went during Happy Hour though, so there were specials on food and drinks."
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "We went to Firefly because we had heard about the S'mores at your tables. We never actually got to order them because we were all so full and satisfied at the end of dinner we couldn't squeeze them in. We will go back to try them. We had a great time. The waitress knew the menu well and was friendly. The place looks really cool and was comfortable."
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "The food was AMAZING! The best meal I've had in 2013"
    Dined on 10/25/2013
  • "Our server was attentive and friendly. The food was great but was expecting more on the mahi mahi dish. The salmon dish and chicken pesto dishes were excellent. I loved the restaurant decor and bar area. The music was old time 40's music...loved it."
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "Very good food at reasonable prices. Well done, I will visit often."
    Dined on 12/4/2013
  • "My family & I enjoyed our dinner. The table side s'more were a real treat!"
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "Food was really good and as a party of six it was nice to be seated at a round table so we could all talk with each other. The service was sub-par. I think our waitress had too many tables and/or the restaurant may have been understaffed that night."
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "We have been trying to get a group together for 2 months and had a fabulous nigh out out at Firefly Urban Bar and Grill. The hostess and server were very accommodating to our group. the food was fabulous."
    Dined on 11/15/2013
  • "The atmosphere was very inviting and unique. The menu was extensive, including meals, small plates and interesting desserts. We wish we were hungry enough after dinner to try the table side s'mores. They smelled delicious. Definitely telling people about this spot."
    Dined on 11/2/2013