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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:
Breakfast
Mon–Fri 7:00 am–10:00 am
Brunch
Sat 9:00 am–2:00 pm
Sun 9:00 am–2:30 pm
Lunch
Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–10:30 pm

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/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, 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!

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

Join us for Brunch on Christmas Eve! We will be open 9am - 230pm. Santa will be in the Lounge from 3pm - 6pm to take pictures with the kids (and adults) so you will not have to fight the traffic for your Santa pictures.

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Details

If you do not want to cook, or most importantly clean, join us in Firefly for Christmas Dinner. We will be offering our Firefly dinner menu in addition to a traditional turkey dinner. We will be serving from 530pm - 745pm. We hope that you will join us!

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Join us for dinner on New Year's Eve! We are serving our regular dinner menu, with specials, from 530pm - 10pm, with the bar remaining open until 11pm.

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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4.2

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4.2

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4.2

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3.9

Noise

Moderate

83% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (19)
Neighborhood Gem (18)
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Gluten Free Options (14)
Creative Cuisine (14)
Casual (12)
Comfort Food (12)
Great for Brunch (11)
Business Meals (11)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Special Occasion (8)
Healthy (7)
Local Ingredients (7)
Great for Lunch (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Seasonal (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Romantic (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Authentic (5)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Tapas (3)
Late-night Find (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
People Watching (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
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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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·Dined on September 16, 2017

Cleanliness and ventilation could be improved.
Food quite good, service effective, diligent and friendly.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 16, 2017

We had not been to Firefly for quite a while, despite living within walking distance, but remembered it as being okay. It remains barely okay -- probably most suited to college students on a date or casual gatherings for friends who are willing to tolerate crowded seating, noise, and lackluster service. The food was not memorable. Mediocre by-the-glass wines and watered down cocktails. A really sad looking room in the back which we were at least fortunate enough to have avoided being seated in.

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·Dined on September 3, 2017

Good service, food was mediocre and overpriced. Best part of meal was soup and drinks. Place also had a serious mosquito problem. Kids left there looking like they had chicken pox.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 2, 2017

We had a great time at Firefly. We celebrated our anniversary and were seated at a wonderful table by the window. Everyone that took care of us nkew it was a special night. Our food was delicious--we had bruschetta with burrata, the wedge salad, salmon and the creative vegetable pot pie! I highly recommend Firefly for the food and service!

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on September 2, 2017

As always, a great experience. All the food that comes out of the kitchen is delicious...seasoned well, cooked to perfection and delivered with a smile. Great ambience - intimate enough for a double date, yet casual enough to grab a quick bite with friends.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Firefly has a surprisingly unique menu, expectations were new takes on southern classics, but the Latin influence seems predominant, and well executed. Cool ambiance is a bonus, but avoid the window table, it's kinda loud right there.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Tapas
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Food wasn't anything special and too expensive. Waiter was awesome. Other than that nothing struck us as fabulous.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 26, 2017

I used to like Firefly for its fresh food and creative approach to its entrees. These days the menu is mainstream, appetizers like wedge salad are commonplace, although in fairness the fish tacos sing with freshness. The vegetable pot pie was surprising in preparation and delicious--a larger serving would have been great.

The grasshopper dessert has too much happening on the plate and the ice cream was rock solid--too hard to actually eat or enjoy.

I miss the original Firefly.

Tags: Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on August 25, 2017

We were there for Friday drinks and dinner with a group of 5 friends. Service was congenial and food was good. However, Firefly inexplicably authorized a $25 charge on our credit card two days later, even though we settled our bill in full before we left. We hope that they will refund this erroneous charge shortly and that other customers didn't experience the same.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Comfort Food
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 24, 2017

We made it a point to mention in the online reservation as well as when we entered that this was a birthday. Very odd that they made no effort to acknowledge it.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 20, 2017

It was restaurant week, which was a nice surprise. Nice options for vegetarians. Shrimp and grits were delish!

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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Food was good but nothing amazing. This was probably just my experience but our waiter was not very informative about the food options. The menu did not really explain what came with the meal, so we asked about what the dishes came with. He was not sure, so we ordered a side. But when the food came, the same side dish was already part of the meal, which would have been nice to know when we asked. An overall good experience but could have been with a better waiter.

Tags: Casual, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 19, 2017

We arrived 5 minutes early They made us wait though there were many open tables. Then, we waited a while for water and more time before a waiter came, though we saw what appeared to be servers just standing around. Once we got him, our was friendly and helpful. We were lucky that there were a number of empty tables, that kept the noise level down. My meal (vegan) was excellent. My companion was slightly less satisfied because he expected soft polenta but it wasn't. I like Firefly's creative menu, was slightly surprised by the relatively slow service.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Healthy
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·Dined on August 18, 2017

They didn't have a record of this reservation that I made and said I hadn't made one, when I had.

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·Dined on August 17, 2017

Expect to have a lengthy wait for food, even with reservations. We were seated promptly as expected. Wouldn't recommend for children. Yes, they decorate a cookie but otherwise wouldn't recommend especially with a 2 hour dining experience. Food was good, steak was really good, but could have the same experience elsewhere with better service.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 14, 2017

We have been coming here for over 8 years since our daughters went to college in DC. The last two visits have been disappointing. Drinks were not made property and our meals were just okay. One chicken entree was under-cooked. The server did get another entree for her which was nice. One person ordered a Tito's on the rocks with olives and got a Tito's with a lime garnish and olive juice in the drink- no olives. Two people ordered Mojito's and the only mint was one leaf as garnish- no muddled mint in the drink. This used to be my favorite dining places, but honestly, not sure we will be back.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Firefly is such a great dinner place! The menu is simple in the best way and the food is SO GOOD. It is rare that you find a restaurant in D.C. that does classic, simple food so well. We had the airline chicken, wagyu burger, and the mini pot roast. Mini pot roast is delicious and one of their famous dishes.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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·Dined on August 12, 2017

The ambiance was wonderful; however, the wait staff was absolutely spectacular. I took two young women to celebrate their 14th birthday and they waiter absolutely made this a special day for them. The food was phenomenal and the staff was more than happy to provide us details of the local farm in which our meal came from without hesitation. I highly recommend a repeat the next time we are in D.C.

Tags: Organic, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Casual, Special Occasion
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Great food. Great service.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Nice, urban decor. The food was very good with lots of unique brunch choices. Service was good, although our food took quite a while to come out. But the hostess came and apologized and comped part of our bill without us even saying anything. Would definitely go back!

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 10, 2017

Amazing cocktails. Always reliable for service and good.

Tags: Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 7, 2017

This restraint has a nice, friendly atmosphere. The staff was very attentive and the food was excellent. I was meeting up with an old friend if this was just the right spot.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Friendly service, cozy atmosphere and a neighborhood gem.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Cozy, Good for a Date, Casual, Quick Bite, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on August 6, 2017

This is not a restaurant where I will return. The service was only average, the food was ok, but way too pricey for what you get. There was a foul smell in the restaurant... it did not smell very clean. My husband was given a glass of water which was very dirty and his coffee mug wasn't clean either... would definitely not recommend to a friend.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Great lemon pound cake in bread basket

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Very disappointed with gluten free menu. Better off going to a different restaurant and asking for gluten free options. This was the same menu in a different color with reg options lightened in color. We had salad with grilled chicken and the chicken was so fatty that it was not edible. We told our waiter who agreed and we weren't charged for the chicken. I DO NOT reccomend for someone with celiacs. Furthermore my husband had a chicken pot pie off regular menu which was my edible. I do not recommend this restaurant. Service was very slow as well. I will not return.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 31, 2017

Enjoyed a light meal from Firefly's Picnic items. A two-family tourist group had decided to use dinner at Firefly to discuss their experiences and plans and seated their two Future Taxpayers near me, producing the "Energetic" noise rating.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Friendly ambiance. Very casual. The kids' menu comes with a cookie to decorate that they cook during the meal.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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·Dined on July 28, 2017

Very family friendly with great attention

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 26, 2017

service was fine.
my parpadelle pasta dish was bland. shrimp wasn't very fresh tasting.
overpriced for quality of foods.

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·Dined on July 25, 2017

Had a wonderful time at Firefly. Booked the reservation based on the "kid friendly" note. My boys had a great time and enjoyed their meals but were especially excited about the cookie decorating / dessert option. The grown up options were tasty as well!

I would definitely recommend to anyone traveling in DC with children or just for a casual night out for anyone.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 25, 2017

Food is good however service was very slow; waited for 30 minutes to get served. Was in the back room and it was as cold as a meat locker so dining there was rather uncomfortable.

Tags: Casual
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