Oh, you wanted a restaurant description? Sorry. Can’t really help you there. We’re not so big on labels. Our food is hard to nail down as we are constantly evolving and entirely seasonal and personal. We’ve used “Food you eat” as a tag line on occasion and that remains accurate. We could also describe it as “Food we really want you to eat”. When you’re here, tell us what you would call it.
Consistently awesome! We absolutely love this spot!
I am new to California and did not have a sedar to go to. I took my son to this marvelous restaurant with a cozy environment and great home cooking. Not only was the food delicious but I ended up getting to meet the wonderful chef and walk away with the recipe for the best kugel I have ever eaten. What a great memorable experience!
The lighting was so poor we could hardly read the menu. It was pretty loud. It was difficult to have a conversation
Excellent food and service. Only problem was having to wait for a table with a 6:30 reservation. Small problem.
Firefly is my Go-To for special occasions. Love that I can assume everything is Gluten Free, and if it's not, it will be posted.
The food at Firefly just seems to get better and better---imaginative and delicious. And our experience of a recent dinner was enhanced by the good judgment, efficient service and charm of our server Jane. Firefly is across town for us, but street parking remains easy and it is well worth the trouble to drive across town to dine at this gem. I just wish there were a little less noise---this could be achieved by adding a little soundproofing.
My daughter is gluten intolerant but the rest of us aren't and it was the best restaurant we have gone to where everyone is happy. The food was delicious and the service wonderful. Thank you for making my daughter's 30th birthday amazing.
We've been going to Firefly for years and have never been disappointed. It's one of our favorite restaurants. The meal we had the other night was superb from salad through dessert.
Always exceeds expectations!
Wonderful neighborhood spot that keeps its menu fresh and interesting but always has the house specials. This is where I take guests when they come to town.
My wife and I celebrated our wedding anniversary with our daughters. We have been coming here since 1996! Love it. Wait staff is always courteous, food first rate - not stuffy or snobbish at all!
As a business owner myself, I’ve always appreciated how business is conducted here!
Great host, great food and a down to earth atmosphere. Would highly recommend.
Excellent suggestion for wine choice, very enthusiastic and attentive service. Food delicious !
Loved our server, Jane, and had an incredible meal - so original, yet comforting. I could hear my companion without having to strain. Yay!
The staff at Firefly is 100% top-drawer people.
Great neighborhood restaurant. Ever changing, creative menu...a combination of Asian fusion, farm-to-market American cuisine and comfort food (great fried chicken and biscuits) - where would you find that combo anywhere else?
We went for a family birthday dinner. Everything was delicious!
I hate to say how much I like this restaurant because I like to go there often and I want to be able to make a reservation. The food is always good and the service is excellent. It does get a bit noisy, but they have tried to dampen the noise with a fabric ceiling. Still I wish they would do more, since I like to eat there often with friends.
We loved our evening at Firefly - server was delightful, food was both delicious and wonderfully celiac friendly. It is a gem of a find and one we will definitely come back to again.
Firefly is a regular favorite. Excellent vegan options make it the go-to spot in San Francisco for us.
The only complaint we would have is that they served us red wine from the refrigerator. When we mentioned it they exchanged it for room temp wine. So all was good. Red wine shouldn’t be ice cold unless you ask for it that way. Thanks.
My girlfriend and I love to go to Firefly. Excellent food and wine. Very friendly staff.
Great ambiance, great food. Loved the trout and the okra dish. Service was also great. 5 stars all around. Neighborhood gem.
Really good. Outstanding service. Eat here.
As always all ordered was delicious and great service!
Extremely delicious meals with a beautiful selection of wines from different countries. Superb service and most everything is also gluten free. Highly recommend
Incredible ambience and service.
Favorite neighborhood restaurant. Amazing food. Wonderful staff. Plenty of vegetarian/vegan options. Just the best. That’s all.
This restaurant is a neighborhood jam it's small and artisinal. They obviously care a lot about their food and beverages. Staff is incredibly friendly and knowledgeable. There are lots of vegetarian and gluten-free options. If you are a wine geek they tend to have some rather esoteric wines on their list. This is a great restaurant for a great dining for a great date
As the saying goes, good food, friendly people. It's always been that way for me, for more than 25 years.
Nothing run-of-the-mill about the menu nor the food. Very delicious.
Waitress was really personal and easy to work with!
Wonderful time. Our server was in a bind needing our 4top spot (we were 3). He asked us if we'd move for some free wine making it a win-win for everyone. Well handled and we had a wonderful meal too. I love a professionally run restaurant.
Firefly is our favorite San Francisco restaurant. We go there on "date" nights, with friends and family and even for work group dinners. We are never disappointed. Our server, Jane, was exceptional making our latest dinner at Firefly another delicious and delightful experience.
Our family favorite for over 20 years; many happy occasions celebrated here, with never a letdown. Our daughter is a vegetarian, & eats as well as we do here — the vegetarian options are fully realized & not an afterthought/even tempting for carnivores.
Loved this neighborhood gem for 25 years. It has quintessential San Francisco charm and an eclectic ever-changing menu so you never tire from its delights.
Food was great. Service was not attentive.
Wonderful little spot for a date or meet up with a friend. Not overly priced. Beautiful, healthy food, and cool atmosphere. The service was fantastic! You don't have to spend a fortune to have a special night in the city. Loved it.
Had the braised lamb, brussel sprouts and the chocolate crepe with banana ice cream. All 3 items were amazing! The braised lamb was so tender and soft and the sauce that came with it was nice and creamy. Will definitely come back for all 3 items again.
The food and atmosphere at Firefly is always amazing. I love the daikon radish cakes and brussel sprouts are 2 favorites. Dinner with old friends-we were able to hear each other easily, and our waiter was understanding as we took a long time to look at the menu as we caught up. A neighborhood gem!