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Firefly - DC, Washington, DC

Firefly - DC

4.1
4.1
3454 Reviews
$30 and under
American
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 Firefly Fish Tacos for lunch, or our signature Fried Chicken Sandwich or Steak Burger. 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.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Comfort Food, Contemporary American
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:00 am–10:00 am Brunch Sat 9:00 am–2:30 pm Sun 9:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–10:30 pm Sun 5:30 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (202) 861-1310
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Richard Falbo
  • Catering
    Contact Firefly directly at 202.861.1310 or email us at info@firefly-dc.com to book an event in one of our two private dining rooms today! Firefly is also available for restaurant buyouts, accommodating up to 120 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.
  • Neighborhood
    Dupont Circle
  • Cross street
    N Street
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • 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, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 3,454 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.1
4.1 based on all time ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 3.7Value

NoiseModerate

3,454 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 14, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food, friendly staff, and fantastic ambiance

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  2. Kaseymaye

    Tampa

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great dinner, great service, great drinks! If I’m ever in DC again, I would definitely go back!

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  3. DavidJ

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Waiter hit my brother-in-law in the head with a pitcher and did nothing. It made a loud noise. The other table all noticed. How does that not get a small discount or dessert. Also, they failed to tell Open Table that we attended our reservation, so I got a "bad boy" e-mail from Open Table. All in all, Firefly was a disaster. There are much better, much cheaper places in Dupont.

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  4. DominicG

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Brunch Food was delicious, the decor was lovely, brunch drinks were very reasonably priced

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  5. AnaE

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, great food, great wine - the perfect choice for a reunion where you actually want to hear each other speak!

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  6. Maisie

    Washington DC

    71 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    71 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Potatoes weren't cooked in chowder. Waitress mixed up drink orders. Other than that, a pleasant place and cheerful host and wait staff.

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  7. Gianetta

    Washington DC

    35 reviews

    3.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The place is cute, pleasant service, food fine. The problem is the exit into the hotel, which goes by the bathrooms. These are not properly vented, and that’s unpleasant.

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  8. LarryW

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great ambiance, great staff, great food! Thanks Firefly!

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  9. Bubb

    New York City

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    My wife ordered a steak medium well. It came rare. She asked the server to take it back and throw it on the grill. Instead, a few minutes later, a new steak appeared, more rare than the first one. She couldn’t eat any of her entree and there was no attempt to make it right, such as taking her meal off of the bill.

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  10. Alex

    New York City

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    After a 5 hour drive down from NY to DC I was wiped out and didn’t want to go far for a good meal. We found out that this amazing restaurant was in the hotel we were staying at and made a reservation. Such an amazing meal! Everything was delicious and dessert stole the show! The cherry tart is a Must!

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  11. MissyF

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Truly a favorite spot — reliably fresh and delicious food.

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  12. hudsjen

    Baltimore

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Chose this spot based on 'Kid-Friendly" factor and was definitely the right choice for us. I was able to dine out with my children in a nice place with a cute ambiance (love the lighted tree in the middle of the dining room!). Service was a little slow, but on a Saturday at 7, maybe shouldn't be a surprise. Staff was friendly. Food was a little over-priced, but the experience made it worth it. Oh, and the kids' menu brussels sprouts were a huge hit with my crew (no kidding!)...I tried them too and they were delicious

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  13. MichaelS

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good grub, knowledgeable waiter, creative interior.

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  14. ChrisK

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, loved the ambiance.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wife and I went for V-day and got the V-day menu which was a 3 course meal at a set price. The food was amazing and service was great. Only thing of note is the check was a tad high for my taste, but worth it.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    210 reviews

    5.0

    210 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great biscuits and gravy on the breakfast menu.

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  17. StarACDC

    Washington DC

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely ambience and our waiter was very attentive and informative without being intrusive

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waiter was a kind gentleman and gave us outstanding service. Food was very thoughtfully created and executed. This is a solid place for a date, dinner before a show or just to come back to try other things on the menu. Mulled wine was a great option on a cold and rainy night. Definitely recommend you try this place at least once.

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  19. Coralie

    Munich

    51 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Nice cocktails and ambiance. The food was very good, specifically the truffle fries, the Brussel sprouts and the crab & avocado toast. Nice evening before flying home.

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  20. Ash173

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The crab avocado toast could have been toasted a bit more Service was a bit slow

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Not bottomless mimosas but drinks are very reasonably priced for brunch. Lovely interior, service was outstanding.

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  22. SawksFan

    Washington DC

    31 reviews

    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A great find right near DuPont Circle.

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  23. Lisa

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    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).

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  24. DavidS

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wait staff was very attentive, even after the restaurant got busy. We had a great meal and really enjoyed the bottle of wine we had. It was a great dinner which made for a great date. As the restaurant got busier (after 8 PM) the noise level rose but it was not so loud we could not hear each other.

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  25. DDKinCT

    New York City

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I enjoy the dinner atmosphere: easy to talk to you dinner friends, servers are kind and easy to communicate with, fun tree in the middle of the space, big windows on one end, and a private room for a group at the other end. Loved the food so much, we'll likely return from VA soon to try more dishes!

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  26. RebeccaS

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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!

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  27. Jschwartz

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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

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  28. estebanPeru

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent service. Food is good although not impressive nor differentiated from other restaurants (conventional).

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  29. Cabin777

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Creative menu, very tasty and unusual combinations....very moderately priced for excellent quality.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere. Amazing service. Fantastic food.

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  31. kateewald

    Baltimore

    111 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    111 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    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.

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  32. KatinaC

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    An amazing New Year’s Eve! The food was outstanding - very accommodating to food allergies. The service was outstanding and would definitely go back.

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  33. Enrique

    New York City

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cocktails were fantastic. The bartender, Kwame, was a pure joy to encounter; would come back to the bar just because of him.

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  34. SusanB

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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.

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  35. Maryanne

    Richmond

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Xmas gathering

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2019

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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.

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  37. KarinL

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 7, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    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.

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  39. MarkP

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 7, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    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.

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  40. CarenS

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 6, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    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.

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Firefly - DC is rated 4.1 stars by 3454 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Firefly - DC

1310 New Hampshire Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20036

Additional information

  • Cross street
    N Street
  • Neighborhood
    Dupont Circle
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:00 am–10:00 am Brunch Sat 9:00 am–2:30 pm Sun 9:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–10:30 pm Sun 5:30 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Comfort Food, Contemporary American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • 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.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Richard Falbo
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (202) 861-1310
  • Catering
    Contact Firefly directly at 202.861.1310 or email us at info@firefly-dc.com to book an event in one of our two private dining rooms today! Firefly is also available for restaurant buyouts, accommodating up to 120 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.
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