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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
  • 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, 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 WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "food is always good - like the patio; calamari app and also the bacon wrapped dates were really good"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "The food was amazing and the service was excellent! I highly recommend this place, I will definitely be going back!"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "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"
    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"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "I had a great time my friend brought it look very modern I love the bar everything was wonderful. I will be coming back "
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "We had the salads and several of the small plates - all were outstanding! The service is good, not great."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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