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.
Fried Heritage Chicken
With mashed potatoes & gravy, horseradish slaw and a damn fine buttermilk biscuit (or just as fine gluten free cornbread for the intolerant)
Griddled Daikon Radish Cakes
With mushroom and scallion stir-fry
Japanese Sweet Potato Tostones
With spicy pineapple-ginger glaze
Outdoor seating warm on a cold, windy day. Delicious food and great service.
Even in these pandemic days, Firefly has maintained excellent culinary standards! All three of us were delighted to dine so well.
Food delicious and creative. Service knowledgeable, efficient and personable. If there were more stars, I would give them.
Amazing food, wine, and service. Outdoor booths were delightful.
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+++++
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.
Always one of my favorites, and still true with its pandemic Parklet!
We had a delicious meal with fantastic service! The fried chicken and trout were cooked perfectly.
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.
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).
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!
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.
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.
Excellent fried chicken dinner. Terrible carrot cake dessert.
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!
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.
Still my favorite restaurant. The staff here are incredible, and the food is always delicious (even for a vegetarian!).
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!
Two hours to get food
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.
We love it here. Great service and yummy food. Their fried chicken is always a favorite as is the warm bread and veggie spread.
Fried chicken was great.
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!
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!
One of my favorite restaurants in SF, for all the reasons you dine out. Food, ambiance, service, wine, ...
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.
Amazing as always!
What a fantastic neighborhood gem in Noe Valley! Great food & wine, service, and ambiance. And don't forget to try the desserts - highly recommended!
Wonderful dinner and great service
Would highly recommend
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.
Love our peeps: Lydia, Jay, Molly, and Brie💕❤️💗
Excellent food, excellent service. It was very relaxed and casual -- a neighborhood restaurant suitable for a nice occasion.
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.
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.
We love this quaint little spot that offers a wide range of vegan options. It's one of our favorite SF restaurants!
The food and ambiance were fantastic. The servers and staff were friendly and efficient. I have already recommended this place to a friend!
My favorite restaurant on 24th Street. Always delicious and interesting! Great wine list with classic and offbeat selections. Warm ambience.
Great food and Molly was so helpful with all her suggestions.
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!
Amazing food and service
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Firefly Restaurant is rated 5 stars by 2269 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.