Firefly - DC
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Very expensive, staff (excluding our waiter) was rude
Food was delicious. Portions for the price was great! However, they didn’t have avocado and three different menu items which was a bummer.
Food was great. Was seated 15 minutes before the server took a drink order. Hostess took our name, said she would be back and left us standing at the front stand for several minutes. The restaurant was not busy, so it didn’t make sense
Restaurant is very kid friendly so be prepared.
Great trendy spot in a key location.
Very good food with an interesting menu.
it was great! But , I had my husband and son who wanted the gluten free bread. They didn’t have anymore
Best restaurant ever my kids and I agreed. Delicious food and amazing creative kid friendly service. Without being a “family” restaurant atmosphere.
Went for breakfast on a Saturday morning.
It was fairly empty when we arrived - but the place quickly filled so for sure have a reservation if you go on a weekend for breakfast.
Breakfast tacos were delicious - not just boring eggs in tortillas. Really really good. And well portioned - could easily feed two.
Avocado toast was a nice option for one in our party who can’t eat meat or dairy. Delicious.
French toast also super generous - excellent
Wait staff attentive but unassuming. Perfect.
A little pricey for breakfast but for a casual place in Dupont Circle with great food, generous portions, and awesome service, it was worth it. Thanks Firefly.
Everything was fine except that my sausage biscuits and gravy had almost no sausage in it. Still tasty, but disappointed that $15 doesn't get me an actual sausage. Other pictures showed two links of sausage and I was informed that it was an old recipe. I just wouldn't recommend ordering this dish, everyone else's meal looked as expected.
Excellent service. Very good food. Kids menu & kids can decorate their own cookie, chef bakes it, then it's served.
Our server/waiter was completely inattentive. His ‘I don’t care’ attitude was a poor compliment to great food. very disappointing.
We have dined at Firefly once before and loved it. The food is amazing! This time it was more like Firefly Preschool. Every table had multiple babies and toddlers. It was like eating in the bouncy room at McDonalds or Chucky Cheese. We had our adult daughter and 2 of her friends. It was bizarre and not fun for them at all. I was embarrassed this was where we took them for a dinner in dc. . The strollers kept coming in even at 9pm on a Saturday. Clearly the place for upscale preschool dining. But not for anyone looking for an adult dinner and cocktails.
I only went for happy hour, so this review might be skewed. But they have many of their main menu items on the HH menu, just at a cheaper (i.e. more reasonable) price.
I ordered the brussel sprouts, a fish taco, and the truffle fries. The brussel sprouts were fine, the taco was very chewy, and the truffle fries just tasted like regular fries. My friend's mac&cheese wasn't very cheesy, so she said it was more like regular pasta.
So, if you're going to have "meh" food, you might as well get it during HH instead of paying full price for it. But the location is good, the nature-inspired ambiance is nice, and our server was friendly and attentive.
Service was slow, although the restaurant wasn’t busy. Food came out very quickly once we were able to order.
We came for brunch on a Saturday. Very cute restaurant, good brunch ambiance. The crab avocado toast and banana-coconut pancakes were absolute perfection! Our waiter, however, was distracted, or perhaps just uninterested, but either way, was remarkably inattentive for a fairly slow morning. We will return because of the food and the very charming interior, with fingers crossed for a wait-person who is happy to be there.
We went to Firefly before a show at the Keegan Theater. I mentioned we were there because they were a partner with the theater. They did not give us the discount that they advertised on the website for the restaurant and the theater. When we asked for the specialty drink that was made for the show they said they did not have them.
Quaint little eatery that we stopped by for a quick breakfast before heading to the airport. My friend and I sat at the bar. The staff was super friendly and accommodating making conversation and making sure that we didn’t need anything. Kudos for the friendly staff. The food was definitely decent. Nothing that I’ll write home about but definitely solid. The biggest complaint was the swarm of fruit flies that were surrounding us and everything at the bar. Perhaps look into taking car of that as it is distracting to eat while swatting fruit flies.
The food was great. I thought their prices were a little high for what they offer.
Food was great, which is important. But:
Bartender was maybe the worst I’ve ever had - like one you’d find at a Super 8 motel on the 1am shift with a fake smile and a pack of cigs stashed in her bra. She was WAY out of her depth, spilling drinks and slinging hardware all over the place. While pouring my guest’s drink (which ended up tasting TERRIBLE), she spilled at least two shots worth of liquor on the floor while making one drink. Such a waste for the restaurant (think of how much money they lose to spilt liquor if she does this all the time)! Then when she delivered the drink dripping wet down the sides from where she spilled all over, she didn’t give any napkins. When my guest got up to get napkins to clean it up, she threw side eyes at us. The HH prices are actually pretty good, but I would never recommend any of my friends here in fear of them being served by Super 8. I would be so embarrassed if I owned this restaurant!
Server was nice but only came around two or three times the whole night even though the restaurant was maybe 10% full.
Environment felt uncomfortable, crude, and somewhat dated. Not like the upscale setting I was expecting. You could tell they tried with the scenery, but landed somewhere between a pop up bar and Narnia on a cheap community theater budget.
The only thing the managers of this place have done right is hiring the chef.
The food was good. We took advantage of the DC restaurant week menu and thought that it was a great value. We also thought that letting the kids decorate their own cookie while they are waiting for dinner to come out was a brilliant idea!
Restaurant week in dc - and we enjoyed it very much!
Plates were a little pricey for small meals...I had 3 small carrots on my plate as the vegetable. Cute place though and the food was good.
Great food, drinks, and customer service
Absolutely wonderful - the setting is quite divine with the gorgeous tree in the middle and noise cancelling sculpture on the ceiling. Our meals were absolutely delicious and the cocktails to die for. We will be back
Waitress was inattentive. Crowd was noisy.
Food great/fresh, service excellent. Jeans and a dress shirt worked well. Would return.
It was loud. The physical space is nice but the music didn’t match the space. Some of the food was over sauced; the the flavors were not very distinct. My Aunt’s vodka drink did not taste correct. The food came quickly. My scallops were cooked well. The Mac and cheese, Brussels sprouts and deviled eggs were excellent. I’d say great for the comfort food. It was expensive for the food.
Nice restaurant for reasonably priced lunch in the DC NW area. Recommend.
The food was very good but the service was very slow. The restaurant was not full; lots of empty tables. Usually the server brings rolls or bread to the table but we had to ask for bread after being served our meal.
One of the noisiest restaurants I’ve been in. Impossible to have a conversation without shouting. We waited 20 minutes in spite of having made a reservation
Firefly came highly recommended and we see why. Jose was an amazing server but the entire staff was wonderful. We tend to frequent restaurants with great food but come back for great service. If we didn't live in Colorado we would be back often.
Great restaurant, nice ambience and food. Friendly staff
Firefly is great!! I would definitely recommend it to a friend. The food is delicious and the place is very nice. Also it’s a great location. The wine and beer selections are also very good. 10/10 would recommend!
I chose this restaurant based on proximity to the hotel- bad idea- service was mediocre, food was not memorable. Server stated they had gluten free bread options - 25 min later the manager came and said they did not. It took that long to figure it out? The restaurant only had 4 other tables occupied! Not worth a return visit.
It’s a hotel restaurant and has no business being on Open Table. Horrible service. Boring, though acceptable, food.
This restaurant seems to have stepped down a notch. I’ve eaten there twice before over the last 5 years when passing through DC. The food was still good but the first two times I ate here it was great. It wasn’t that busy on a Saturday night and there were no specials. My family was still happy - especially my 9 year old who remembered that the children’s meal includes a decorate your own sugar cookie - but it wasn’t as magical as in the past.
Cool spot in DC. Tree inside the restaurant is cool (it is fake). Food was great drinks also.
The service was great, but despite having a reservation for a high top my friend and I were placed into the smaller dining room with a large party. Because the room was smaller, the noise from their conversation made it nearly impossible for us to talk at a normal volume. The food was fine but it was unappetizing to swat fruit flies away from our meals. My friend and I both enjoyed the decor, but overall it was a subpar birthday brunch.
Brunch was phenomenal. French toast and chilaquiles were unbelievably delicious!
Great low key spot near DuPont Circle. Never disappoints. Menu is going through changes but everything has been great. This has become my go to spot for out of town guests.