One of our favorite spots
One of our favorite spots - we have never been disappointed.
3/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, once again. Excellent
Great food, once again. Excellent choice for dinner Easter evening. Jim is the consummate host, waitstaff attentive but not intrusive, all diners raved about their meals. My favorite restaurant!
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Awesome place, first time there but definitely coming back.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Terrific evening out with
Terrific evening out with good friends. The food was great - particularly the scallops. There was some disappointment, by one in the party, of the crab cakes. Duck confit was excellent. We would highly recommend it to our neighbors who are looking for a nice evening out, in a most pleasant atmosphere, and close to home.
5/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Happy hour menu is excellent
Happy hour menu is excellent and it's available all night on Mondays. Service is always top notch.
5/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Another truly enjoyable evening
Another truly enjoyable evening at Firefly for a combined Mother's Day/birthday celebration. Excellent tasting menu, and two of us chose one of the Sunday night burger specials. We lingered over dinner, and enjoyed the atmosphere. Jim was the consummate host, and Jake a thoughtful and attentive waiter. Our favorite San Diego restaurant!
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a lovely dinner there. We started with the Tapas Trio, a favorite of ours. We also had the dinner salad which is OK. I had the ShortRibs which I always order because they are so good. My husband had the filet which was also excellent. Too full for dessert, darn. It's a bit pricey but very good. It's located in a strip mall, so there's no view except for traffic and the parking lot, so I wouldn't call it romantic. They also have outdoor dining and a Happy Hour menu which we have not tried yet.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great place for dining with great service and food.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Six of us had a wonderful
Six of us had a wonderful evening at Firefly last Sunday...how can you beat choosing between the Prix FIxe or Sunday night burgers! Jim set up three glasses each for us to do a side by side tasting. We really felt like guests in his home. We lingered over dessert with no one rushing us out. Fabulous!
6/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great dependable warm neighborhood
Great dependable warm neighborhood place with excellent fairly priced wine list.
7/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Chef Tasting Menu rocks
We have been to Firefly several times but had not eaten there in a while since during my last visit I was less than impressed with the food and service. Wow what a difference this time! There is a new chef and on weekends he does a chef tasting menu that you can do with wine pairings. It was just fabulous!! Each course was absolutely perfectly executed and the wine pairings to my palate (other than the Zin-sorry Jim) were just fabulous!! Erin, our server did just a great job as well, she was always around when we looked up and was able to answer questions about the food very enthusiastically, kudos to her. Just had a great, great time this weekend.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Chef menu continues to impress
I have just been having a great meal every time I come lately, food, wine overall experience above the price point (note to Jim, don't go ruining the price value ratio with price increases now!!)
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
I heard so many people say this place was superb that I just had to try it. The food was absolutely wonderful. Fit for any foodie. Wine list was nice, not so big it take syou years to read, but just right and the wine prices were really good. They do not over charge you for a bottle in my opinion. I will definitey be heading back here again and again.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is a Neighborhood gem that is hid with an outstanding food menu.
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful Dining - especially
Wonderful Dining - especially the wine parings menu on the weekends
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
A great favorite
My friends and I have been going to Firefly for several years now, and always enjoy the food and the great wine list. The weekend tasting menu is always a great deal, and offers a pleasing variety of dishes, along with optional wine pairings. The wine list has many reasonably priced selections, and Jim, the owner, gives great advice on choosing wine. This is definitely one of the best restaurants in San Diego county!
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have eaten here a few times and have never had a bad meal. The food is delicious. They have a great Happy Hour too 7 days a week. 3:30 - 6:30.
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Highly recommend Firefly to all. Our party of four had a great restaurant week meal at Firefly. The food was delicious, our server; Jason, was attentive to us without being obsequious; Jim was the always-gracious host Thanks for another great night at Firefly!
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Restaurant Week try of restaurant
Very enjoyable experience from the welcoming greeting to the thank you at the end of the visit. Service was charming and just enough. Food choices for Restaurant Week were interesting and varied as well as delicious. I will be back.
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food find!
I wanted to try something new during Restaurant Week in San Diego....boy, did I make a good choice! My husband and I choose different items off of the prix fix that Firefly was doing for the event...wow! I had an endive & apple salad with a champagne dressing to start, lovely. He had lobster gnocchi to start, they were tender and delicious. My entree was a meat feast of bacon/potato hash topped with a beautifully cooked sirloin and a little rib croquette, all with red wine reduction...ooooohhhhh! My husband had the wild boar which was melt in your mouth. Dessert was equally delish - cinnamon creme brulee for him, and marscapone cheesecake for me! Excellent service, wine selection and ambience all added to the food! Loved this place!
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
firefly grill really lit up
The food was great and the ambiance lovely...definitely will come back!
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our first time, so we read the reviews, looked over the menu, and it still exceeded our expectations. Food, service, and atmosphere were all way above good. Ordering from the Restaurant Week menu (with pairing) allowed Firefly to put their best foot forward and they excelled. Looking forward to many more visits.
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
First Time and Loved It!
Honestly heard about this restaurant from Chopped TV show as the chef participated and got to 2nd place, plus, the fact that its close to our home. So we decided to check it out and so worth it. The service was good and the food was excellent, we went for brunch and will definitely go back.
10/3/2013 5:00:00 PM
Firefly is our destination
Firefly is our destination of choice when we want to "kick it up a notch" and stay in the neighborhood. We had our wedding dinner there and are regulars for New Years Eve, but it is equally good for a Sunday night burger after a hectic weekend or a light dinner at the bar.
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our dineout group has been active since 1986. Every month we find a spot to enjoy a meal. This is our third trip to Firefly, and it never disappoints.
The menu is varied, specials and tasting menu available, and the wine menu is designed for pairing with main dishes.
We also brought some of our wine which we enjoyed with a $10 corkage charge.
Members of our group ordered salmon and scalllops dishes and everyone enjohyed dinner.
'we also noted tht the decor had been updated. All in all, a satisfactory dining experience.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful dinner on Sunday
Wonderful dinner on Sunday evening at Firefly. My husband order the prix fixe meal--a delicious combination! The service was excellent--thank you Jacob. Jim was the perfect host, as always. Highly recommend Firefly.
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
We just moved here from LA a few months ago and Firefly is 5 min from our house so we decided to check it out. So glad we did! Owner greeted us at the door, very friendly. We split a bunch of items and enjoyed everything! Butternut squash soup was luscious, duck confit & Bleu cheese flatbread was very tasty ( was heavy in the Bleu cheese, but we happen to love Bleu cheese), Bleu cheese and Bacon macaroni was creamy and not overpowering at all! And the braised wild boar was also fabulous. Super tender and polenta was very creamy. I'm 9 months pregnant so I wasn't able to enjoy a cocktail, but looking forward to going back! With my husband's 2 beers, the bill was only about $60 which very reasonable for all that food! Service also great!
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
In all the years we've been dining at Firefly, never ever has anyone had even a minor complaint or not finished everything on their plate. We've taken many people with varying palates over the years. Portions are the perfect size, the menu is always interesting and current. Fun cocktails and a great wine list. Just go, experience it personally. We don't go often enough!
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent dinner at Firefly.
Excellent dinner at Firefly. I tried the Baby Kale Salad for the first time, and it was superb! My husband had the tasting menu, always a delicious choice. Great to chat with Jim, and Jake did a fine job, as always.
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
We are always pleased with our dining experience at Firefly, from our initial greeting at the door to the final morsel! Thank you.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM