Firefly Restaurant

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2269 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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Denise
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor seating warm on a cold, windy day. Delicious food and great service.

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KimberleyJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even in these pandemic days, Firefly has maintained excellent culinary standards! All three of us were delighted to dine so well.

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viprienme
Central Coast
35 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food delicious and creative. Service knowledgeable, efficient and personable. If there were more stars, I would give them.

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sfsf
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, wine, and service. Outdoor booths were delightful.

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KatH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow wow wow - my first trip out to eat since COVID, and it was absolutely amazing. As someone with celiac I wasn't afraid to eat anything at all, and there was no fear of cross contamination. Server was very kind and understanding and friendly. A+++++

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Melissa
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in SF, hands down! The food is amazing, the staff is so kind, and it truly feels like a neighborhood restaurant while also being a foodie destination.

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vipKristaK
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always one of my favorites, and still true with its pandemic Parklet!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delicious meal with fantastic service! The fried chicken and trout were cooked perfectly.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Making the most of the situation, Firefly has done everything they can to make their outdoor dining experience as comfortable as possible. The food is on the pricey end, but absolutely delicious, and it’s a wonderful refuge for celiacs and other GF eaters. Staff were great as well. We would/will definitely return.

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LeslieC
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining at Firefly is back! The staff was warm even if the weather wasn't! Firefly has partnered with their business neighbor Philz to build lovely outdoor seating that protects patrons from Upper Noe's fierce winds. Food was impeccable (and we are vegans but/and very happy).

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Chrissy
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful and inclusive menu with lots of options for non-alcoholic drinks, gluten-free, and vegan food. Excellent customer service and welcoming restaurant with a lovely ambiance. Great for a date night / special occasion!

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SlamFrancisco
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Firefly. They never disappoint. Creative menu, beautifully prepared. Excellent wine list that features unique wines from smaller, lesser known wineries. And the service is always friendly and attentive.

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EleB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I've been to firefly for several celebrations, and never had a dish that wasn't absolutely delicious. Also, the waiters and waitresses are really knowledgeable about which wines will taste good with your meal.

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vipStellaW
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Excellent fried chicken dinner. Terrible carrot cake dessert.

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vipKateD
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I'm not a vegan (or even a vegetarian) but ended up eating an entirely vegan and gluten-free dinner simply by the dishes I chose. They were SO good! While I will continue to come back and enjoy everything they offer as an omnivore, all vegans and gluten-intolerant folks should know this place is a true find!

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vipnoname
San Francisco
199 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience2

Disappointed! Used to go to Firefly frequently, but move out of the area. Now that we are back thought we would check it out. The crab cake was very good but also very small. The fried chicken was ok as were the enchilladas. The pork chop was uneatable. The tiny s'more was tiny. The wine was overpriced as was the food. Will not be going back. Too bad it used to be great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still my favorite restaurant. The staff here are incredible, and the food is always delicious (even for a vegetarian!).

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vipRachelS
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I rarely leave restaurant reviews, but my dining experience at Firefly was so exemplary that I had no choice! The staff was attentive, friendly and did an incredible job accomodating the dietary restrictions of my party. Everyone who came by our table had a great attitude and the food couldn't have been better. It's a warm, intimate neighborhood spot and a worthy destination for anyone coming from afar. 10/10 would recommend and will definitely be back soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Two hours to get food

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LocalFoodieNeighbor123
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I come here all the time because it is near my house. The food is good but slightly overpriced, the service is mediocre, and the music is terrible! But the ambiance is still nice, the lighting is lovely.

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Dorothy
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love it here. Great service and yummy food. Their fried chicken is always a favorite as is the warm bread and veggie spread.

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George
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fried chicken was great.

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RazDaz
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredibly delicious food that just happens to be gluten free. We had the pork and pumpkin stew which was OUT OF THIS WORLD. Great ambiance, perfect for a date or special occasion. Love this spot!

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JennieW
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our 3rd time here and possibly the best. Food and service were amazing as always. Wish I could give the carrot cake 10 stars - it was so good I almost cried. Will definitely be back again!

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vipPRMAVEN
San Francisco
64 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants in SF, for all the reasons you dine out. Food, ambiance, service, wine, ...

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ChristopherC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have dined at Firefly a number of times over the past 20 years. I am always pleasantly reminded why Firefly has been in operation for close to 25 years. The quality of the food, menu selections, accommodations with food allergies/ sensitivities, ambiance, location and service are top notch. Id highly recommend Firefly.

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vipAmiR
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always!

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vipRWfoodie
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fantastic neighborhood gem in Noe Valley! Great food & wine, service, and ambiance. And don't forget to try the desserts - highly recommended!

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vipSandyD
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner and great service
Would highly recommend

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DaisyCC
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A cozy, warm and inviting restaurant with delicious food and friendly service. The noise level allows for conversation, a rarity these days. Highly recommend the gluten free bread, mosqueca, the fried sweet potatoes, the cauliflower flatbread to name just a few of the excellent dishes.

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vipNancyB
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love our peeps: Lydia, Jay, Molly, and Brie💕❤️💗

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Egbert
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, excellent service. It was very relaxed and casual -- a neighborhood restaurant suitable for a nice occasion.

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TaniaL
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I've loved Firefly for a long time, and have seen them go through changes over the years. I've never had a bad meal there, although there have been a few dishes that have not wowed me from time to time. This past time, we had a great (albeit a tad small for $12) chopped salad, and I had a beautiful salmon dish. My dining partner had the fantastic fried chicken which is always on the menu. Our desert was merely okay- a somewhat dry sticky toffee carrot cake that tasted a bit like baking powder- but desserts there are usually creative and delicious. Their staff is always warm and welcoming, and the setting is both comfy and special.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Some dishes great, others ok. Lamb main course and crab cake appetizer excellent. Service was below par the night we went. Some waiters friendly, others seemed to not be too thrilled with their job.

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micheleS
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love this quaint little spot that offers a wide range of vegan options. It's one of our favorite SF restaurants!

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manishao
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food and ambiance were fantastic. The servers and staff were friendly and efficient. I have already recommended this place to a friend!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant on 24th Street. Always delicious and interesting! Great wine list with classic and offbeat selections. Warm ambience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and Molly was so helpful with all her suggestions.

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OpenTable Diner
Poconos
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love coming to Firefly for the amazing food, chill atmosphere and friendly folks working there. There are options for any type of dietary restriction and everything tastes great!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service

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