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About Firefly Restaurant

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.

4288 24th Street
San Francisco, CA 94114
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Contemporary American, Comfort Food

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30 - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm

Cross Street:
Douglass

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 821-7652

Website:
http://www.fireflysf.com/

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

Public Transit:
48 Quintara stops right out front.
2 blocks from 24 Divisadero (Castro St.)

Executive Chef:
Brad Levy

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Wine

Firefly Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (45)
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Authentic (19)
Seasonal (19)
Gluten Free Options (19)
Good for Birthdays (18)
Casual (18)
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Vegan (15)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Notable Wine List (13)
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·Dined 4 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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 (New England)·Dined 6 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!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Vegan
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Loved the vegan choices and vibe of the restaurant.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (Phoenix)·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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 11, 2018

One of our favorites!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 10, 2018

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

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 (San Francisco)·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!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Paleo Friendly, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Healthy, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on February 6, 2018

The food was great. Our server was pretty slow.

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·Dined on February 6, 2018

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

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Authentic, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Francisco)·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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 (Washington DC)·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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vip
 (San Francisco)·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.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Amazing food!!!!!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·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.

Tags: Gluten Free Options
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·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!

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Fun, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Vegan
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Great food in this gem of a neighborhood restaurant. Great for everyday dining and special occasions alike.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Excellent service, excellent food, excellent ambiance. I don’t know what more one could want? I would eat here every day if I could! Thank you Firefly!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Had a very nice time at Firefly, first time there. Excellent food and outstanding service. Worth driving into SF for, which is high praise with traffic.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Always a favorite! Delicious, seasonal food with something for everyone. Special without being too "fancy pants"!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Vegan, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Very nice small restaurant in the neighborhood. Good food choices. We both ordered the fish. Both were way under cooked and we had to send them back. Had the s'mores dessert. It was fantastic

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Amazing food in a quaint neighborhood setting. Staff was attentive. The food was unique and tasty. I’m not a Vegitarian but I ended up eating only veg dishes because they looked and tasted so good.
I come here for dates, birthdays, and special occasions, and would happily return without hesitation.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 23, 2018

So good and so healthy!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 22, 2018

I think the food is very tasty

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Great in every way.

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 (Tahoe)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Great cozy spot for a no-fuss date night with a warm neighborhood-y feel. Plenty of gluten free options that both veg-heads and carnivores can enjoy. Food was amazing and the ambiance was great as well. Will definitely be coming back next time I'm in the city.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 20, 2018

I've gone to Firefly many times over the years and each time, I keep hoping for more. It's a quaint restaurant in a lovely neighborhood. I want to love it but the food is just okay. Not great, not terrible. We had the crab cakes...which is actually a single crab cake...for $18. We also had the kale salad. Meh. And the pork chop. It was overcooked. The chocolate crepe dessert was delicious but couldn't make up for our disappointment over thee rest of the meal. For the price, it should be amazing. If we're going to spend $150+ for 2 people to eat, we want it to be great.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Great date night spot with oodles of vegan and non-vegan options.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Firefly never disappoints. Delicious, fresh, healthy food, great vegetarian options, riffs from the owner's family recipes, seasonal dishes, and great Passover menu.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Vegan, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Quick Bite, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Bar Seating, Healthy, Good for a Date, Organic, Seasonal
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 15, 2018

A neighborhood gem!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Excellent tasting food and great options for small and large plates. Nice wine list.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 14, 2018

we LOVED it. food was perfect and the service was exceptional: the staff was attentive and happy. a unique experience!

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Excellent food. Lots of great choices. European type cuisine. Great vegetarian choices.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Great neighborhood place with excellent food and super service. The wait staff is personable and attentive and so enthusiastic about the food that it makes dining especially pleasant. Highly recommend this place!!!

Tags: Seasonal, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 10, 2018

My wife and I are frequent guests at the Firefly, either as a pair or individually with friends or business partners.

Tags: Casual, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Cozy
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Firefly never disappoints…always good choices from an ever-changing menu with local ingredients and fresh options. Nothing goes unnoticed and the service is terrific. A complete gem that is slightly hidden, but seek this out and enjoy a delicious and appropriately priced meal. Loved the s'more for desert - just right!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Cheerful friendly service. Delightful food - brussel sprouts and the potato sides were excellent as were the salads, soup, the Brazilian seafood stew was truly excellent, fried chicken and pork chop also.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Fantastic and fun dinner!! A real neighborhood gem. Delicious, creative food and top notch, friendly service.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 3, 2018

This was my third visit to Firefly over the last several years, and another "best-of" dinners in my memory. The menu is creative and accessible with many gluten-free options (which are not second-best to the other choices). My guests and I enjoyed every last bite of our meal and left happy. I love the friendly and casual, yet professional, vibe in this cozy neighborhood restaurant. Will definitely be dining here again.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 3, 2018

This place has a fantastic gluten free menu! Amazing fried chicken. We will definitely come again!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Love this restaurant. It's our go to for special evenings. Very nice without feeling too fancy or stuffy. Our server on this last visit was fantastic, I'm just sorry I didn't get her name.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Vegan, Good for a Date
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