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About Firefly - DC

Firefly, the quintessential urban neighborhood restaurant, offers contemporary American comfort food to the city's many 'regulars' who dine out several times a week. Enjoy favorites like our matzah ball soup, mini pot roast and a variety of 'Urban Picnic’ items to share...or not. We also feature fresh seafood and vegetarian options that change along with the seasons. The menu is designed to utilize products from our local farms and farmers. Our specialty cocktail menu offers a bevy of unique libations that change with the seasons and is a direct reflection of the produce available from our rooftop garden. Whether you are enjoying a quick lunch during your work break, or looking for a romantic dinner spot in front of the signature tree in the dining room, Firefly is here for you.

1310 New Hampshire Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20036
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Comfort Food, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 7:00am - 10:00am Brunch: Saturday: 9:00am - 2:00pm, Sunday: 9:00am - 2:30pm Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm

Cross Street:
N Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(202) 861-1310

Website:
http://www.firefly-dc.com/

Catering:
Contact Allison Bremer at allison.bremer@firefly-dc.com or 202.521.7412 to book an event in one of our two private dining rooms today!

Firefly is also available for restaurant buyouts, accommodating up to 125 guests. Come experience our seasonal menus in one of our intimate private dining spaces. Whether you're planning a business lunch, rehearsal dinner or birthday party, Firefly is the perfect fit for all types of events.

Public Transit:
Metro: We are closest to the Dupont Circle Metro Stop, which is on the Red Line. Exit via the Q street exit. At street level, walk south on 20th Street for 4 blocks. Make a right. We are just past the orange awning on the right.
We are located on New Hampshire Ave. NW, two blocks south of Dupont Circle, between N and 20th St.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
We are now featuring $3 Mimosas and $4 Bloody Marys with brunch on Saturdays and Sundays!

Private Dining

Call us today to hear about our wide variety of private dining options! Firefly has two private dining rooms, in which we are able to accommodate a maximum of 34 seated and 40 reception style. We are also available for restaurant buyouts, accommodating up to 120 guests.

Firefly - DC Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.1

service

4.2

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4.1

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

81% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (20)
Neighborhood Gem (18)
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Creative Cuisine (14)
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Kid-friendly (9)
Business Meals (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Gluten Free Options (9)
Great for Brunch (8)
Great for Lunch (8)
Romantic (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Authentic (6)
Bar Seating (6)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Healthy (6)
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Hot Spot (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
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 (Dallas)·Dined 2 days ago

Great ambiance. Fantastic food.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

Needed a DC gem with a menu of Gluten Free options and this one did not disappoint. Have always had great comfort food here, and was so happy to see that it hits the spot for those with gluten issues too.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Gluten Free Options, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

First time there waitress was excellent and food was creative and delicious. Will be back.

Tags: Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Food was great, grilled pork chop very flavorful. Very loud energetic atmosphere.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Dinner with a long-time business associate and my wife. We shared the bruschetta and steak tartare appetizers. Grilled trout main was very good, but the real star was the smoked lamb chops. They were superb. Smoky without being overpowering, cooked rare, and served with potatoes and spinach in a smoky cream sauce.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Selected Firefly knowing nothing about it, and we could not have been more pleasantly surprised. Decor was great, service was wonderful and food was delicious. Will definitely return!!!

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·Dined on November 14, 2017

Great little restaurant. Good, interesting food just off the beaten path. I recommend the lemonade.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Healthy, Fun, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Afternoon Coffee, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Casual
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

The brunch is fantastic - love the seasonal flare to the menu options.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Food was great as usual and the waiter was awesome. He told us it was fine for us to linger over our coffee or water continuing our conversation even when we were done with our meal. And we did. So rare these days when most restaurants seem bent on hurrying you out the door as soon as the check has been paid. We had a great, relaxing brunch and a wonderful time catching up.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Seasonal
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Nice place to go, good food, great service, a little to expensive for the quality of the meals

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Food was fantastic and mimosas were delicious. we had a blast

Tags: Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 3, 2017

A little loud but I'm a bit picky that way. Lovely waitress. Excellent food for a casual spot. (We shared all of it and were all pleased.) Very cool to see the bartender torching herbs and whatnot. Bar was full but not crowded on a Thurs night. I think we each got out for under $50, stuffed w food and two glasses of wine.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Gluten Free Options
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Really Nice burger. Nit so nice ratatouille. Very nice service!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 20, 2017

What a disappointing lunch we had on Friday. The Fish tacos had no flavor and any kind of zing that you expect in a taco. The ginger squash soup was mediocre and I question if there was any ginger in the soup at ALL. It's too bad. Firefly has always been a favorite of my Dupont Circle Office.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 19, 2017

It’s a fairly decent place. I wasn’t impressed by the shrimp and grits. The wine was good. It is certainly not worth the amount of money you will pay for a happy hour.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 17, 2017

the food has lost a step since i was last here. shrimp and grits was kind of soupy. the squash salad was kind of disjointed. the chocolate cake wasn't much to write home about. on the plus side, the wine list is nice and the cocktails were innovative.

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·Dined on October 15, 2017

We lucked out with a 20 dollar dinner special- I had pot roast and it was excellent! Next time in DC will go again.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Service was great. The food options varied enough we all we happy. Everything was delicious.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 14, 2017

I've eaten here before. The prices are a little high but the food is always very good and the atmosphere and service are also great. On this particular visit, I was in for breakfast and ordered the Eggs Benedict. They were terrific - highly recommend. Two people at the table each ordered a side of bacon. The bacon was good but not thick-sliced or anything special like that. We were charged $6/per side for a total of $12, which I thought was excessive, but I didn't feel the need to make a scene. I don't recall seeing pricing for side-orders on the menu, so if it's there and we missed it, then so be it.

Tags: Cozy, Sunday Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 12, 2017

I had cioppino. Wife had lamb. Both over salted. Otherwise OK.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 11, 2017

W always dine at least one night at Fire Fly when we are in DC for business or pleasure. Most typically we stay at the Kimpton Hotel associated with Fire Fly, so we have also enjoyed breakfast many mornings. The menus offers a variety of choices and without being overwhelming. So far, neither I nor any business companions joining me have found anything that we didn't like. (I have a particular fondness for the deviled eggs.) The service is outstanding.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Bar Seating
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 11, 2017

I have had many lunches at Firefly and this one did not disappoint. It was an earlier than usual lunch so the volume had not gotten to the energetic level. Throughout, my dining companion and I had an enjoyable and engaging time. The food was delicious and service appropriately attentive. I enjoyed the butternut squash soup special and fish tacos with a side salad at the unexpected anniversary special value of $15. ]

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Dreadful experience...
Relegated to the back of the house where the
a/c froze everyone.
Waiter was never around... it took about 30 minutes before he addressed us.
Food took another 45 minutes to show up. We had to wait another 10 minutes until the last plate was delivered to our table.
Food was over cooked and tough.

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·Dined on October 8, 2017

We greatly enjoyed our meal at Firefly. They carefully handled my needs as a diner with Celiac including providing gluten free bread. The food was quite stellar and the service was also of high quality. Firefly is a gem, will definitely be remembering to come back soon.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients, Gluten Free Options
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Our server skipped over us several times to fill our water or coffee’s. Never provided cream or sugar when we got our coffee (had to ask). Provided us toast and no spread for it. When trying to get our server’s attention he’d avoid eye contact and we needed to ask other servers for help. Food was good, but the service was lacking. Guess if we bought alcohol he would have paid more attention to us.

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 (Memphis)·Dined on October 7, 2017

The menu was small. We almost left because of the slim menu selections. The kids menu was geared toward 2-8 year olds. There really wasn’t much for the tween to teen aged children. Really need to have a small steak, pasta or pork chop dish that is aimed at teens. Overall the food was good. The service was slow. The prices were a bit high.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Server took a long time in between every stage - after we sat down she didn't come for a while, after water came we didn't see her for quite a while, after we ordered drinks, etc. She also brought incorrect wine out.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Firefly came to us as an established foodie icon, expectations were high. Expectations met! Thank you for a great night with good friends.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 4, 2017

Overall very good experience. Would highly recommend it for a fun lunch with friends, as was our mission. Interesting menu. A bit different but no whacky. Good service. Etc.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Spicy, Healthy
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 (Louisville)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Quaint place that got busy and loud quickly. Food was good but nothing that wowed my tastbuds for thw price. Kids meals were great esp giving them the cookie to decorate.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Recommend to go somewhere else!!
The service was bad!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Superb chiliquiles for brunch! Everything else was delicious too. Fine Bloody Marys. We will be back!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Overprice: A not so good Ratatouille (of course only vegetables) for us$24.
Need maintenance, looks old.
Good service.

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·Dined on September 27, 2017

The food was excellent, but very rich for some of our selections-Squash soup and shrimp and grits. Noise level very high.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 27, 2017

With all of the great options in the neighborhood don't waste your money here. The menu on Open Table doesn't match that at the restaurant. The wait staff was disinterested in whether we even liked the offerings. It was bland and boring standard fair at fine dining prices. The mason jar with a flame less candle to deliver the check is low concept....

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Fabulous gluten free menu options which are highlighted on a separate menu.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (Miami)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Fun place to go with friends/family for brunch. Mimosas are $3 and are yummy as are the truffle fries at $9. French toast is $14 and unbelievably good. A little noisy for Sunday brunch but not horrible. Good service and lovely ambience.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Had wonderful brunch on a Saturday. Delicious fresh creative food with lovely decor and friendly atmosphere. And they take reservations!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Firefly never disappoints. Great menu and tasty food. Service was on the spot without being hovering.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Cozy
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

I had a lovely, little reunion brunch with some close friends at Firefly. The staff was very friendly, and the peach cobbler pancakes were bangin' 🤤

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