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The Easter Bunny will be stopping by Firefly on Easter Sunday from 11am - 3pm in the main dining room! Bring the kids ( or adult kids...) for pictures with the Easter Bunny. Join us for Easter brunch from 9am - 2:30pm.
Sunday, April 1, 2018
They brought a nice little birthday surprise to my aunt, whose birthday we are celebrating.
Interesting and relaxed atmosphere, good food. I had the pot roast and she had the trout, both tasty. Atmosphere a bit noisy, serving staff a bit harried but nice. We’d go back.
Great ambiance, service and food.
Food was fine, but menu had gluten free options that were not available when I dined. I went specifically for gluten free eggs Benedict which could not be accommodated because they had no gluten free bread options, even though it was advertised and on the menu as having it.
Gluten free menu online lists options not available. Came to the restaurant cause it did have gluten free choices, was handed a menu when we sat down. Ordered our drinks and then the food only to find out later there was no gluten free bread delivered that day. We would have gone to another restaurant had we known that right away so that was very disappointing. However, those of us who could eat gluten enjoyed our meals.
We were first seated in the worst possible location next to the bus station and back to back with another table. My daughter got bumped so many times we asked to move. After that we were basically ignored by the waiter. We have celiac and asked for GF bread to eat with our salads. It never came and when out waiter finally decided to make an appearance, he made an excuse. It wasn’t until we found the mgr that we were told they were out. We didn’t see our waiter again until he delivered the bill. We did have a reservation so no excuse for poor table or poor service.
My boyfriend and I came here once before on our anniversary and it was just as amazing this time as it was then. Great service, positive and polite attitudes, and I never had an empty glass. I had the pot roast, on the recommendation of our server, and it was tender and delicious. My boyfriend had the cioppino, which was tasty and fresh seafood. We had the Chocolate pot de creme for dessert and it was perfect. We will definitely be coming back.
Great dinner. Great food
First night in town with family, long trip, great meal!
This was my first visit to Firefly. Parking was difficult. Got in before Happy Hour ended so was able to get a deal on a glass of wine. Waiter was attentive. He recommended pork chop. It was ordered medium, but cooked well-done. So were burgers for others at the table. Delicious but overdone. Management wanted to fix, but we declined. Drinks were provided for mishap. We were joined by another friend for dessert. We shared two desserts. Both came out cold.
Manager and waiter tried to fix mix up and were very pleasant, but damage was already done. . We got a free voucher for an appetizer for a return visit. Not sure I'd go back again.
Honestly really disappointed that the avocado toast isn’t on the menu anymore. I had it last summer and it was the perfect brunch appetizer.
Fabulous food and wonderful wait staff. Hand crafted cocktails were delicious.
I really enjoy dining at Firefly! The food is really good and creative. It’s pretty small quarters, so it can get pretty loud. If you’re soft spoken, you’ll easily get drowned out. Our server was pretty attentive given how busy it was. Overall it’s a good choice near the DuPont area.
This is one of my favorite brunch spots in DC!
Delicious dinner, the pot roast was excellent and my mother enjoyed the lamb immensely. Nice vibe and friendly service would go back for a date!
The bartender prior to being seated was terrific. The waiter during dinner, not so much. He seemed distracted and inattentive. The food was so-so for the price. The fried oysters for appetizer was a highlight.
Everything was very tasty. Pancakes had a unique presentation with granola mixed with syrup. Shrimp and grits very good.
The bathroom sink in men’s and women’s were filled with water and filthy disgusting. The bathrooms were not usable. I hope they fixed this unhealthy situation.
On a positive note, they have a cool tree in the center of the restaurant. The food was okay. Bruschetta was way to sweet but the shrimp and grits was great.
We made a reservation for a Saturday brunch. We were put into the back dining room (usually used for private events) next to a large, loud table. When asked if we could sit in the proper dining room where the atmosphere was much better and much quieter, we were told that the table available was to be used for an 8-top for a reservation in 15 minutes. However, throughout our entire meal, there was no 8-top that sat there and actually another 4-top was sat at the table after us (around the time we were wrapping up our meal. They did not need it for an 8-top - they just didn't want us to sit there - ridiculous!). Our party was frustrated with the staff lying to us and sticking us in a horribly loud and extremely hot room. Try eating in a loud room with a heater blasting hot air on you. Overall poor experience and I would definitely not visit the restaurant again, nor recommend it to a friend. Do yourself a favor and look elsewhere. Not worth it.
First time at firefly. Met a business friend there. We both enjoyed it. had the trout which was excellent.
I had been to Firefly previously for lunch and, having enjoyed it, thought I would give it a try for dinner. The lunch experience was better. For the dinner, my friend and I were seated near the serving station at the rear of the main room, and staff was working there wiping down utensils and making quite a lot of noise. Not a good place for relaxing conversation. The cocktails were creative, but tasted almost the same (although distinct on the menu). The appetizer was adequate, if uninspired. Truly the best part was the main course. Excellent pork dish. One of the best I have had in a while. I don't think I would visit again for dinner, but do remain sure that a lunch visit would be pleasant (and I understand from others that they have a great brunch).
Inattentive service from start to finish made our meal less than stellar (it seemed as if other tables around us were suffering too). Our brunch food was just so-so and the prices were as high as other restaurants in the neighborhood. I would choose to go elsewhere in the future.
Went to Firefly because of the good reviews. Our server Michael was extremely friendly & went over the menu wth my husband & I. We ordered the Grilled Artichoke to share for an appetizer which was not Grilled enough & was just mediocre. My husband ordered the Cioppino which he said was delicious . I ordered the Pot Roast which Michael said was one of the most popular items on the menu. The menu had it served with Grilled root vegetables which I asked to switch to creamed Spinach. The Spinach was delicious but the meat was not Pot Roast. It was actually a large Short Rib that was glazed but dry & stringy. I make Pot Roast which I slice & is juicy & moist. I don't know if we will return based on my dinner.
Two people in my party ordered the chicken dish and both of them described the dish as being too dry. Also, the trout dish could have been served with more food/vegetables. Overall, we were not overly impressed with the food for the price.
The restaurant cancelled my reservation after we already showed up and ate our meal. OpenTable was responsive and gave me the Rewards points, but it was disappointing.
A favorite place for a Valentine's Day lunch with a special friend. Food was excellent, especially the fish tacos and the very comfortable mac and cheese.
Good, but not great, and probably a little below average for the money. I enjoyed the meal, and the experience, but I feel that it fell short of a five star experience in DC.
We eat here every time we are in town. Always reliable for excellent service and food. It’s a bit noisy but not awful or distracting. Very good wine list and the menu changes regularly. This visit, Jeff was our server and was outstanding. We will always come back!
The service was really slow during Sunday brunch. It was unclear as to what the issue was (short staffed or new servers). In addition, our particular server wasn't very engaging. On the plus side, management did respond to our party's complaint of the service.
Stumbled into this place after seeing that it was advertised for restaurant week after Sax was fully committed to their reservations. The food was exceptional. The service however was lacking. The restaurant was not busy, so I could not figure out what the hold up was. At the end of our meal, my sister and I waited 15 minutes before I got up and asked for our bill. I would return, but I would probably just sit at the bar.
Enjoyed the ambiance and lively-ness of this delectable eatery. We had shared the cheese plate, several small plates, and the cioppino with an apple crisp dessert. The wine list was not long but with reasonable choices and interesting opportunities. Great date !
Came for 2018 Winter Restaurant Week. Service was pretty good in the beginning but as the restaurant got busier, it became harder and harder to get our server's attention, especially near the end when we were trying to get out check. The pot roast was delicious but I would pass on the apple crumble, it was at best lukewarm.
Nice place, excellent location, good service. Lamb chops were very small (4 of them), presented poorly, and incredibly salty. Bathroom needed some serious attention while I was there too. Yuck!! With so many great restaurants nearby, no need to try again.
The food was great with many options for whatever you could want for brunch. The aesthetic in the restaurant is lovely and a very nice place!
management was kind to comp a dessert that did not reflect its menu description. Server need management to return our payment but never came to tell us why he never returned. We had to flag down the manager ourselves.
Food was very good. The service was awesome!!
Firefly was amazing from start to finish, they had fantastic food (I had the lamb with pomegranate molasses) and the service was attentive and friendly. I had made a mention about mine and my boyfriend's anniversary in my online reservation and they gave us glasses of champagne on the house in celebration, which was beyond expectations. Definitely would go again!
Two southerns in our group (Georgia and North Carolina) agreed they had the Best biscuits we’ve had outside the south. Very delicious brunch food, we all loved our meals. Great decor and very nice wait staff. Highly recommend for brunch.
The food was very good but the service was not. Our server was polite and remembered our order but wasn't very attentive. We had to wave him over multiple times for more water, coffee, and for butter to accompany our bread (none came with it). The dining room wasn't full. Maybe he was the only server? But if so, he didn't say anything to apologize/let us know, which would've made us more understanding.
Went here for a business dinner since it was walking distance and was recommended by our waiter in the hotel we were staying at. I never write reviews but this was one of the worst meals that our entire party of 4 have had The pasta was so covered in sauce it was like wallpaper paste and the chicken was pink. Basically not edible. The ratatouille was awful according to my colleague. I had the shrimp and grits that was marginal at best and the wedge salad was bland with hard little pieces of bacon. The bread pudding with bourbon sauce was dry—how do you even do that? I don’t know how anyone could give this restaurant a good review or recommendation. It was just bad bad bad all around.
This was my second visit and it was only because I had underestimated the distance to a different restaurant and the kids were hungry. There were people inside, so I figured we could give it another try. Despite being understaffed, the waiter, busboy and hostess (cook in back) tried to be attentive. We had the bacon grilled cheese, the burger, and the caesar salad with chicken and a side of mac n cheese. It was unappetizing, and we had trouble finishing it. I barely could eat my salad, the chicken was gross and the dressing fishy. We love caesar salads. I try mac n cheese everywhere, this was just like packaged/microwave stuff with breadcrumbs. The burger was actually burnt on one side, we weren't asked how we wanted it cooked, definitely wasn't any pink. We will not give the place another try, surprised it's still open.