Firefly - DC
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It's never too early to be thinking about Valentine's Day! Firefly has a special Valentines Day 3 course romantic meal. Wild Mushroom Risotto (GF, V) Pan Roasted Diver Scallops (GF) Pork Three Ways (GF, V). 44 Farms Black Angus Prime Beef Tenderloin Oscar (GF). 75 PP with optional 30 wine pairing
Friday, February 14, 2020
I would recommend if you are staying at the hotel or are in the vicinity. The interior of restaurant is cute and cozy and the service is good. The food is also good, but a bit overpriced - maybe because it is connected to a hotel. $13 for a wedge salad, $22 for a hamburger, $32 for steak fritte, seems high even by DC standards and there are so many other restaurants offering these items at $3 -$4 less (i.e., Le Diplomate, Bistro du Coin).
Went with 4 adults. The server was very nice and worked very hard. The food was atrocious. I don’t see how they justify those prices or serving that to people. On top of it, there were fruit flies everywhere in the restaurant. I’m grossed out thinking about it all again.
I really enjoyed Sunday brunch at Firefly! The decor is lovely, and there were great food options for people with various dietary needs. I think the prices were pretty reasonable too, especially compared to other brunch spots nearby!
We came to celebrate our friends anniversary with them. Noise level and service were greaT. Especially the host. However the quality and quantity of the food was not worthy of its price
Excellent service. Food is good although not impressive nor differentiated from other restaurants (conventional).
Creative menu, very tasty and unusual combinations....very moderately priced for excellent quality.
Great atmosphere. Amazing service. Fantastic food.
Went for breakfast. Food was tasty. Service was warm, but otherwise pretty bad. We waited over 25 minutes for water and our waiter forgot parts of our order. He seemed to be trying, but the place was perhaps understaffed for the number of tables that came in all at once. Despite the slow or forgetful service, our waiter was very nice and welcoming. Will probably not return.
An amazing New Year’s Eve! The food was outstanding - very accommodating to food allergies. The service was outstanding and would definitely go back.
Cocktails were fantastic. The bartender, Kwame, was a pure joy to encounter; would come back to the bar just because of him.
This was the first time I'd been to Firefly, along with my 8-year-old grandson and daughter-in-law, who came to visit me in DC from Miami Beach for Christmas. We had an early dinner (4:30), which could explain the excellent and solicitous service we received from Enrike, who was attentive but not hovering. He was amazing, as was the food.
The menu was a fixed Christmas menu, so we were unable to order from the standard menu (I had so wanted to try to short ribs, which were unavailable). However, the lobster bisque I ordered was so good (I wanted to put my face in it and not bother with the spoon), I didn't miss the short ribs. I also ordered the frisee salad (consisting of frisee, beets, bleu cheese crumbles, toasted pine nuts, and a lovely vinegrette dressing) and a side of fingerling potatoes, both of which I tasted (loved both), but had to take them home with me, since the bisque was so filling. I'm looking forward to having them for lunch tomorrow.
I can't attest to the quality of my grandson's hamburger (ordered from the special children's menu), but he ate every bit of it. When I asked whether he liked it, he said that he did. My daughter-in-law had the salmon, with roasted fingerling potatoes and broccolini, and she loved it.
The restaurant and ambience are both lovely, and I highly recommend Firefly. Thanks, Enrike and Firefly, for a memorable and lovely evening.
WAY OVERPRICED. You could literally walk across the street and get the same burger for half or even 1/3 of the price. Not worth the ambiance AT ALL.
LOVED the roasted cauliflower but would have been nice to have another vegetarian option. Same with the hummus — very yummy, excellent flavor, but the only vegetarian option. In terms of noise level —- nothing out of the ordinary but we had a very loud guest at the table next to us who was extolling the virtues of her personal development coach. Yay for her, but yeah — kinda hard to have a conversation with self absorbed monologue going on.
Waited 5 minutes to find table, without being acknowledged. Finally went to bar to find someone to check reservation and seat me. No one else waiting. Waiters friendly, but a bit inexperienced. Food good, but overpriced. E.g. had great dinner for 3 in the best Indian restaurant in town for less than the price of brunch for 2 at Firefly.
Menu does not state that chorizo burrito comes laden with eggs. Was not refunded money nor given the option to choose another entree. Instead, I was given a side of potatoes. Waste of $17. Also a few staff members were arguing about an internal issue and the conversation should have been behind closed doors.
I loved it. The only downfall is that they couldn't do separate bills. and because we were all there on business and needed to have receipts, they said they can only do 1 bill. Which was difficult to divide up and only 1 could keep receipt.
Food and table were very good. Service a little slow throughout. However, the credit card machine was apparently off-line so they were taking credit cards to the hotel lobby. The had my card for OVER 30 minutes, even after my getting up twice to inquire with the manager. Very bad ending.
One of our favorite “go to” places upon arrival at our DuPont area stay. Meals are always fresh and delicious. Service is always helpful and happy to assist us. Thank you for always taking care of us as if we regulars that lived in the ‘hood!
Wanted to eat somewhere that had macaroni and cheese for my daughter. Came across Firefly and they didn’t disappoint. There was even a slight issue with waiting on the dessert I ordered and they handled it right away . Recommend to anyone.
A long way from London, but good, especially as The Redskins won!
Flies and mosquitoes were eating us alive ! Crazy. Complained to staff, who knew about it
good place to meet up, and fun cozy bar/drinks area
Went down brunch. The eggs Benedict we're very good, as was the French toast and pancakes. We arrived too early for bloody Mary's, but other than that it was a pleasant way to spend a Sunday morning.
So sorry you dropped the cheese board. Also, leave bacon out of the Brussels sprouts. Otherwise, it was terrific !
Overall, a great experience. I thought my wife and I were extremely well taken care of. All of the staff were very friendly and helpful. Definitely a cool place with the tree in the middle!
Excellent happy hour probs, tasty food, beautiful rustic ambiance.
Nice spot for dinner for an early dinner. The staff were pleasant providing insights about the menu, limited but everything we tried was very good, soup of the day, salad and short ribs. I was meeting a friend, they did rush us as we took our time with our meal and catching up, it was perfect.
We went to Firefly with our two children and we were so surprised how friendly the staff and servers all were. We also enjoyed the food. It was wonderful. We also had an opportunity to enjoy the happy hour. Loved the steak burger!
Very limited menu and what I wanted wasn't even available. Dishes were mediocre. The grilled chicken on my Cesar salad was cold. Restaurant was empty. I wonder why.
Fantastic evening with family for my birthday. I lov d the atmosphere and general vibe.bthe service on and off but very knowledgeable. The gluten free attention was very appreciated.
Service was slow and inattentive. Beverages weren’t replenished and we had a better short rib from a university dining service. Our granddaughter loved decorating her own cookie but never got the fries she ordered as a side to her kids meal.
Staff was doing their best but service was slow and some errors due to servers being overwhelmed- they did not have sufficient staff to make Sunday brunch pleasant
The food was good but the service was really slow. And two people around us received their order and it was wrong. Table next to us waited about 25 minutes for their drinks and finally told waiter to cancel.
Food was good, but limited brunch menu. Service was slow and disorganized. Watched two parties walk out before they even ordered.
Firefly provides a delightful experience for young and old alike. My wife and I started off with the smoked fish plate, which we would enthusiastically recommend. Next, we ordered the steak frites and the roasted chicken. Both were delicious, but the steak is a standout, particularly if you like it marbled. Our son had a rather boring pasta dish, but there are certainly great options for kids on the menu. He also enjoyed making and eating his own cookie. Dessert is nothing special; after all, I can make a root beer float or a sundae at home. Firefly's ambiance is agreeable, with just the right level of noise for a small group of friends or a family. Decor a forest scene that is simple, elegant, cute and unique. Service was rather indifferent, but our server may have been a trainee. We'll definitely return next time we're near Dupont Circle. Firefly is a winner.
We chose Firefly because they offered a number of Gluten Free options, and I have celiac disease. While their kitchen is not GF certified, their staff was knowledgeable and I felt confident in ordering there.
It did not disappoint.
The cocktails were great, we had the braised beef and grilled cauliflower entrées and would happily recommend either of those.
In short, I'd go back in a heartbeat for the drinks and ambiance alone - but it helps that the food was excellent.
The place was not packed, however, there was a line to get seated (even with a reservation) because the hostess was waiting for tables to be cleaned. Once seated it took about 10 minutes to be greeted by the waiter who was great but had a lot of tables. Mimosas were average. Food was disappointing. I ordered the French toast which was one slice of bread. As a side (extra cost) I ordered the breakfast potatoes which had an extremely smoky taste. Maybe my friends and I caught them on a bad day, but I wouldn’t chance it and go back.
We returned to Firefly after numerous prior enjoyable meals and experiences. Our food was excellent, good value and excellent service. We frequently visit this neighborhood in Washington DC and are pleased that Firefly remains a reliable local option.
Very expensive, staff (excluding our waiter) was rude