Firefly - Studio City
8 oz filet mignon, hand cut fries, haricot verts, brown butter – beet puree, beef jus
pan seared, summer squash, corn, shiitake mushrooms, edamame, red onion agrodolce, coconut curry broth
sweet and sour chili sauce
Mediocre food made to look high end with amateur execution and flavor profile. Room temperature fries.
I give it a one star since COVID. The rushed us, the steak was a quarter of the size it should have been, told us that all food gets fired at the same time to make sure we are out after an hour and a half, provided my dessert with no candle, waiter said sorry and moved on. The valet turned our car lights from auto to on which turned our back lights off...not good. Never again!!
Our date night experience at Firefly was a pleasant one, despite a few minor setbacks.
Our reservations were at 6pm. Traffic was lighter than expected, so we arrived early.
We were escorted through the restaurant's main entry, which looked very inviting and cozy, through a courtyard with a romantic fireplace, and were finally seated in a tented outdoor area, which the hostess was quick to explain, was a converted parking lot. (She probably should've kept that to herself). Between the traffic noise and the high volume of music on the speakers, we struggled to converse at our table.
It had none of the charm or ambience of the rest of the place, and we were the first guests to be seated out there, so it was beyond awkward. I give Firefly credit for attempting to convert its parking lot into a dining space, but we felt like we were being punished...or worse.
By no fault of this establishment, internet search results identify Firefly as vegan friendly. I tried to confirm this by viewing their menu online, but at the time, the only menu available was for their upcoming Mother's Day Brunch, which was not helpful.
So, for all to whom it may concern: THIS IS NOT A VEGAN RESTAURANT. Period.
Once we let our waiter know that my wife was looking for vegan options, he quickly consulted with the chef, who offered to create a vegan version of their Mushroom Pappardelle (wild mushrooms, truffle cream, grana padano).
What was served was something completely different: A pasta dish with vegetables! We asked the waiter, but he insisted that this was the correct order. I ordered the salmon, which was very good.
Service was fast, friendly and attentive.
After dinner, as we waited for our car at the valet stand, we encountered a couple who had been seated near us. They, too complained about the parking lot seating.
I understand the need to create additional space because of COVID restrictions.
But we don't want to eat in a parking lot.
For that reason, we're out.
The back area was a lot more crowded /the tables were closer together than i thought they would be. It was kind of Loud. other than that it was great! The food and drinks were fabulous and prompt. I went for my bday and had a great time.
Amazing experience, waited for a cabana spot for about 30 minutes. Hung out at the library lounge , very cozy with our drinks while waiting for our table. A very cool place. Great for any occasions.
Got appetizers only. Food was delicious! Customer service was great! The atmosphere just adds to a great experience. It was my birthday and they gave complementary sparkling rose to start off with. Would definitely recommend Firefly!
Such a beautiful restaurant — both the “outside” area and inside at the bar and lounge. The service was amazing; our server was super energetic, nice, and attentive, and the food came out fast.
Very disappointed about the performer that firefly hired for Monday nights. My girlfriend and I were there for our anniversary and we were both looking forward to having a relaxing and romantic night. Right when we sat down we knew something was wrong with the performer - just looking around the restaurant people’s faces looked like a car accident was happening right in front of them. We even went up to complain about the performer and we were sadly informed the management was aware the performer was bad and had experienced major negative feedback in the past but still despite all of this still continued to have the performer there on Monday nights. It sounded like multiple car accidents were happening all around us at the same time. The food and service were good even though the waiters looked anxious and very unsure of the environment, I can’t imagine having to wait tables for hours with that racket going on. My girlfriend and I had a hard time even sitting there for 30 minutes without massive anxiety.
Alex treated us so well and took such great care of us. He ensured our evening was perfect. The food was fantastic! We already have reservations to return.
first post vaccine dinner
Great ambiance, great wine selection. Really friendly service and just the right amount of noise to make you feel like you're out while still being able to hear others.
The hostess was really nice. The food was subpar. Very disappointed in it. The fries were soggy, the bread was a little burnt and the chicken was very bland and tough. The heater was broken so my date was cold the whole time. The drinks were very good and not watered down which was a plus. The ambiance was great, very romantic. The waiter was very nice to my date but didn’t really speak to me much or even make eye contact with me which was weird and very off putting. Overall not the worst experience i’ve had but clearly nowhere near the experience I was hoping for.
One of the best restaurants I've been to... From ambiance to customer service to food presentation and taste. Will be back again and will bring friends.
My husband and I went for dinner on a Friday evening. It was our first time and we were celebrating our 5 year anniversary. Upon arrival the host greeted us with a HAPPY ANNIVERSARY. Side note: When booking the reservation I did mention we wanted a nice table under their cabanas and told them we were celebrating our anniversary. I didn’t think they would even read it or
Pay much Mind to it since we have done it in the past and never had this experience. Well FIREFLY sure did read my request and made our night very beautiful. The servers throughout the night kept checking up on us and just every server who was bringing us water, picking up our plates all just kept congratulating us and wishing us a happy anniversary. We received Complementary rose Food was delicious!! It was a wonderful experience and would definitely be back. Thank you Firefly Staff for making our dinner experience so wonderful.
One of the best spots in Studio City. Always great service and delicious food. The ambience is very unique. Cozy couches, dimmed lights, bookshelves and a fireplace create a very romantic atmosphere.
The food was great. The service was wonderful, I would definitely recommend it my friends.
Nice cozy spot. Great out door area. Great for dinner dates or events.
Fantastic experience! Everyone was so helpful.
As always, a wonderful date night. Firefly is a reliable favorite!
The ambiance and service are fantastic. Of the three dishes we had, two were really well prepared and the pork was dry/overcooked. I would have sent it back, but I didn't want everyone else to wait. It was fine, just not worth the price. Get the Filet or Salmon, they are really good.
Restaurant believes it is exempt from all COVID regulations. Wow, could not be more disappointed. County requires tables to be spaced 8’ apart. There is zero table separation. People packed around tabled who aren’t even sitting down, crowding walkways. No enforcement by restaurant. They have put in plexi dividers, which don’t exempt them from basic spacing rules. Hardly any patrons wear masks when not at table. Indoor bar packed, not following occupancy limits.
Went here for my birthday. Online it said they were vegan and vegetarian friendly. Unfortunately they only had one vegetarian option on the menu as an entree. Would love to come back if they added other options!
Otherwise, I had a lovely evening. The restaurant is very beautiful and special.
Our server was incredible but the food was just okay. Meats were over cooked abs under seasoned.
Best service ever
Absolutely Amazing! Highly recommend for a romantic dinner or date night!
I was very impressed with the atmosphere and the our waiter was very attending. One of the best experiences i have had in a restaurant. would highly recommend.
Everything was great. Wish the menu had a bit more of a selection. Overall would return again.
Unforgettable experience, excellent meal. All staff very helpful and friendly. Beautiful place. We had a great time.
Food and service was excellent. Great experience.
From start to finish , dinner was excellent. No wait at all , was ready upon my arrival , started with a wine tasting. All of the staff was very attentive. I ordered the steak frites and it was cooked to PERFECTION. We had the artisanal cheeses (5) as the app , and every bite was goood . I have no complaints , will definitely be visiting California again for this specific place.
Love the expansion! Great service as always. Only annoying thing is you have to order everything at once, but apparently this is some state covid policy and no the restaurants
We started off with a charcuterie board excellent to pair with wine. We chose 5 cheese all paired well. 2 entrees the steak and salmon finished the night with the sticky toffee sponge cake. The ambiance was perfect for a romantic date service was amazing our waiter Nick was very attentive and informative. Will definitely recommend and return.
It was the best overall experience
My boyfriend and I had such an amazing time here.
We were 30min late on our reservation but once we got there we were immediately seated by the fireplace.
Our waiter Robert was phenomenal with us. Both of us aren’t really savvy at fancy food stuff but Robert explained everything to us.
You will spent a pretty penny on the food, but it was delicious and you’re in a beautiful restaurant with great staff so that’s ok.
The only thing we didn’t enjoy was the crispy olives.
BUT if you love olives in general then try it out; if you don’t like olives in general do not get it haha
The cocktail drinks are STRONG. well... if you can’t handle alcohol drinks in general, then they are strong. I just had one cocktail and I knew I would not have anymore because if I did I would be done haha
And Robert surprised my boyfriend with a birthday dessert. It was a toffee cake with a coffee flavored ice cream on the side and OH MY GOODNESS...that was so delicious. It was perfect.
Overall, if you want to have a romantic date or want to feel fancy sometimes, check this place out.
Our waiter was fabulous. Food was delicious. Firefly is one of our favorite restaurants.
Went for the first time. We really enjoyed most of our food. The brussels sprouts were a little too spicy, otherwise the food was really good. The bathroom situation is weird though. It's one big bathroom for everyone, male & female.
Excellent evening. Food, service and ambiance.m We look forward to returning with friends. Hidden gem!
Looking forward to going back..Christian did an “AMAZING” job as our server... Definitely a great date spot...
Atmosphere is beautiful. We were just disappointed in the limited menu. The choices they paired down were not popping. The food we received was amazing but very limited in what they used to have. We had the Charcuterie platter, the Pork chop, the Salmon and a Special, Beef Bourguignon. We’ll go back after Covid when the original menu will give more options. It’s a gorgeous place.
Firefly - Studio City is rated 4.6 stars by 1948 OpenTable diners.
Firefly - Studio City does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.toasttab.com/firefly-la-11720-ventura-blvd/giftcards.
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.