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Firefly Restaurant

4.8
4.8
2534 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
We serve food that, more often than not, accesses that part of our deepest soul where genuine expression can flow forth. We have always tried to give our food and service our best selves, as honest and vulnerable as we can muster. We strive to be a place where you might actually have a real connection; maybe with your server, maybe with your food or maybe with your possibly dorky host who is ACTUALLY glad you’re there.

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.

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2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 18 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American, Comfort Food

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:30 pm–8:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (415) 821-7652

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Haley Sausner

  • Neighborhood

    Noe Valley

  • Cross street

    Douglass

  • Parking details

    Pretty easy street parking (for San Francisco), but give yourself a few extra minutes.

  • Public transit

    35 Eureka stops right out front.<br />1 block from 48 Quintara (Diamond St.)<br />2 blocks from 24 Divisadero (Castro St.)<br />

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Wine

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What 2,534 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • San Francisco Bay Area

    Healthy

  • San Francisco Bay Area

    American

  • San Francisco

    Healthy

  • San Francisco

    American

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  1. CG

    CraigG

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous experience. Yummy food and Molly is a fantastic server
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From start to finish, everything was amazing!
  3. SD

    SummerD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff really cared about our dietary restrictions, the chef even came out to help us substitute ingredients. Great unique food, caring friendly staff :)
  4. GR

    GregR

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Our regular meal fell a bit short as two of four "mains"---green tomatoes and chickpea salad---- failed to satisfy. The staff is super friendly, informed, and accessible. We really are grateful for Firefly, but this night was not their best when it comes to the food.
  5. JM

    JerryM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Intimate romantic setting. Great service and amazing food!!
  6. DC

    DChin

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great crew, service and food; can’t ask for more than that.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great! Cozy!
  8. N

    Nope

    San Francisco

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a pretty restaurant! The food was delicious! Our waiter (who was in training!) was phenomenal! So happy we found this place!
  9. R

    shawnaR

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This was one of the best restaurant experiences I've had in a long while. Both the gluten free and non GF members of our party loved the menu with equal enthusiasm! The setting was charming, and the staff were kind, attentive and devoted. Firefly is like the feeling of a happy homecoming, and the food and friends you look forward to most when you arrive.
  10. M

    Maryna

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you are gluten free this place is a must. Food and service are amazing.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently great
  12. BH

    BrendanH

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The gluten free options are amazing. Wonderful food and fantastic service!
  13. GP

    GregP

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great meal again. Lower on ambiance because it's outside, and lower on noise for same. But nothing about the food and service to complain. It was another great meal, I chose it for my birthday dinner. We will be back soon!!
  14. RK

    RobertK

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Hadn’t been at Firefly for many years. Still terrific. Great good and a nice outdoor area.
  15. SF

    SFNewbie

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The food is consistently excellent, and the ambiance as well. We came at a not-terribly busy time to celebrate my friend’s birthday and were told that another reservation was coming at 7, which was a bit offputting since we had no intention of overstaying our welcome. Otherwise, it was a very enjoyable experience.
  16. NA

    NotAfoodie

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience1
    Four separate "reminders" about clearing the table before the "reservation behind you" were a couple nags too many. Great ingredients as always, but the salads were overdressed by a rushed kitchen. Then the entrees were served COLD - what happened guys? If you're in such a hurry to flip tables, maybe bring out the food when it's ready. Staff also made us beg for fresh fork and knife between courses, then brought the new utensils with dirty bare hands wrapped around the ends that touch food (and mouths). Wow. At these prices, at least be competent.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Staff is suburb. Food is delicious and interesting. Decor is a bit outdated. Excellent restaurant. The whole time we were there we kept talking about how great the food was.
  18. J

    Jessica

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience1
    It was a cold and windy night, both restaurant doors were opened. I told the waitress we are freezing and asked if they could close one of the doors and she replied "No, but we can bring you a blanket".
  19. RS

    RuthS

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love, love, love Firefly!! Best vegan entrées and absolutely wonderful vegan dessert and ice cream!! If you are vegan, or not, you have to go to Firefly!!
  20. E

    Emily

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, with delicious options for vegans.
  21. E

    Emanda

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was so kind. GF options were amazing!
  22. BJ

    BarbaraJ

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first dinner at Fire Fly. We received a gift card from our son for Father’s Day with the message that it was his favorite restaurant in Noe Valley. We choose to sit outside in one of their “parklet booths because we brought our dog. The booth was cozy and warm. This street is so busy with traffic during the day but it was very quiet and private at night. The dinners were delicious and we agreed with our son on the quality of food and service. I worried our service would not be good since the parklet booths are around the corner from the restaurant but that was NOT the case. Our service was excellent throughout our meal. We will return for many more delightful meals. They really care about your whole experience!
  23. SK

    SamuelK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We visited from Sydney and the UK, absolutely loves the food and the service was amazing. My best experience dining in SF. Added bonus for any GF diners as the options were extensive. Will be back next visit
  24. SM

    SoniaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good! We were looking for vegan options and a quiet neighborhood.
  25. AL

    AmyL

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had the loveliest meal at Firefly last night. I hadn’t been there in probably 20 years, since I moved out of SF. The food was even better than I remembered it, as well was the service, and lovely neighborhood gem atmosphere. All three dishes that I ordered were home runs. And I am vegan so I very much appreciated how vegan-friendly (and gluten-free friendly) the menu has become. Can’t wait to come back.
  26. DF

    DebbieF

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favorites. Never disappoints.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So delicious. I have celiac disease and feel very safe eating here. It’s such a treat to be able to eat amazing and creative food and also know it’s really gluten free.
  28. a

    anonymous

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and service, particularly if one of your party needs gluten free options.
  29. MB

    MollyB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Phenomenal food! Always delicious and new and creative options. Great gluten free choices. And the staff are just so incredible. I love this place
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Very nice restaurant to have a family dinner at.
  31. LW

    LaurenW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience. Being someone who has celiac disease, I was in heaven at Firefly being able to eat pretty much everything on the menu (besides the biscuit). Can't wait to come back soon.
  32. JM

    JMSF

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Firefly is ok. I think the best thing about the restaurant is the location.
  33. S

    Steamboatgal

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So good! Food was great. Service was great. A bit pricey but I would recommend to anyone in, or visiting, the city.
  34. LB

    LucyB

    London

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Neighborhood gem! Many more veg options than I realized. Food was outstanding!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Customer service was phenomenal as well as the food.
  36. CV

    CynthiaV

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Seriously, they tell you this on their website and they are not kidding, it is very cold when it is cold outside because they leave ALL their windows and doors open. I really should have brought a much warmer coat. But we love the place!
  37. ZF

    ZacF

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, we had a great meal at Firefly. Four of us ate outside which was private, and included a working heat lamp and attentive service. The small carefully constructed menu seems to work for most people. People at the table had the fried Chicken and the Salmon entree which they enjoyed. For me there were plenty of vegan options- I had a beautiful salad and Moroccan inspired lentil soup. Both were great and along with a few shared table appetizers and a dessert splurge provided plenty of food. I always enjoy their creative and carefully chosen wine and beer list which has plenty of surprises. A+ meal
  38. SF

    SanFranVisitor

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    It was okay. Just okay. Food was lacking some flavour. Service was minimum effort, not really friendly. Smaller portions. Really expensive for not that great of a place. Would’ve been better with some friendlier service and better food. Don’t get me wrong you won’t have a bad time per se but just didn’t seem worth it.
  39. B

    Beersnob

    San Francisco

    31 reviews

    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The service was excellent. Our waitperson gave us delicious choices and she described the wine and we enjoyed every drop. Coffee was rich, fried chicken always a hit. Love this place.
  40. JB

    JeBe

    San Francisco

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We have eaten at Firefly often. Always delicious, this night tried a starter we hadn't had before, delicious, but not as outstanding as their Daikon radish cake. Service was excellent, and comfortable higher end neighborhood ambience.

FAQs

Firefly Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 2534 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 18 times today
Google Map for Firefly Restaurant

4288 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94114

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Douglass

  • Neighborhood

    Noe Valley

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:30 pm–8:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American, Comfort Food

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Pretty easy street parking (for San Francisco), but give yourself a few extra minutes.

  • Public transit

    35 Eureka stops right out front.1 block from 48 Quintara (Diamond St.)2 blocks from 24 Divisadero (Castro St.)

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Haley Sausner

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Wine

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