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For 2
Date
Sun, 2/18
Time
7:00 PM
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Firefly Restaurant

4.7
1713 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Neighborhood Gem (45)
  • Cozy (34)
  • Good for a Date (34)
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Contemporary American, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30 - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm
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Phone number
(415) 821-7652
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Brad Levy
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Douglass
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Parking details
Pretty easy street parking (for San Francisco), but give yourself a few extra minutes.
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Public transit
48 Quintara stops right out front.
2 blocks from 24 Divisadero (Castro St.)
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Wine
What 1713 People Are Saying
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4.7  based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Always enjoy eating at Firefly Restaurant. Friendly service, great food and wine, what’s not to like? Just wish their fried chicken and cornbread wasn’t so darn good. I’d like to one day have room to try their desserts. :D

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KathrynL (New England)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

This was my second visit to Firefly, and I fell a little more in love. We have had the levain with yummy spread and sweet potato tostones both times and they did not disappoint. The waiters have been extremely knowledgable and on-point with wine and beer recommendations each time, and I have had some delicious and unusual offerings for wine and cider. I am vegan and my boyfriend is an omnivore, and we both have so many options to choose from. To top it off, the desserts are OUTSTANDING and they always have a vegan option. This time I had a vegan chocolate peanut butter mousse that was ridiculously good. We ate very well!

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vipStacyA (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Loved the vegan choices and vibe of the restaurant.

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vipKatieBee (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Was on my culinary bucket list for our SF visit. When you haven’t had fried chicken in 10 years, your expectations are ridiculously high. Firefly did not disappoint! It was delicious-the chicken was so moist and flavorful and then the coating...crunchy and seasoned perfectly. I’m not a potato person, yet loved not only the potatoes but the gravy too. Cole slaw is the bomb! We all enjoyed everything out of the kitchen. Extra points for a great wine list-we love so many of the smaller wineries available. Can’t wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

One of our favorites!

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Wonderful service and the best pork chop I’ve ever eaten.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

Great experience all around. Super delighted with the food, the service and the ambiance. Highly recommend! Also, there were three people with celiac disease in our party and the food was amazing and yet magically gluten-free. But you'd never know. Superb!

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vipRachelG (New England)
4.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

The food was great. Our server was pretty slow.

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MikkiS 
5.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

All I can say is, EXCELLENT all the way around! Best fried chicken ever and it’s gluten-free.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

We love firefly and have been going there for years. It combines excellent cuisine with the intimacy and friendliness of a neighbourhood restaurant.

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Good (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

The food and atmosphere was so good we lost track of time and were asked to leave our table having overstayed our welcome.

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vipMedwriter (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Firefly was, as always, dependably delicious, friendly, efficient, casual, and comfortable. We were seated in a window alcove which made conversation possible despite the large group in the center of the room. It is our go-to place for every day dining and when we have visitors. Always a pleasure.

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OpenTable Diner (Sacramento)
5.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

Amazing food!!!!!

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vipcheryl (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

I come here often and always have a good meal in a pleasant atmosphere. Molly was our server and did a fine job with us. She recommended the crab cakes and the beet salad. I was very surprised that everything on the menu is gluten free except 2 dishes. They even have a fried chicken dish that is served as a gluten free option.
Will go again.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

There are numerous, delicious and filling options for vegans. The ambiance was fantastic for either a romantic date or a night with friends. Not too loud and not too quiet. Perfect for conversation!

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