Firefly Tosa

4.3
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455 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
Welcome To Firefly Tosa

Our philosophy is simple, to offer a modern twist on classic comfort food and libations with a strong focus on innovation and creativity. We use only the freshest ingredients available to create some of the best, most innovative cocktails and menu items around.

No matter what your occasion calls for, or your appetite demands, the friendly staff at Firefly promise to make your next dining experience a pleasant one!
What 455 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
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4.5
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Our waitress was rude.

BB
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

From the goat cheese croquettes to the fish fry, everything was fantastic.

SP
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Firefly has one of the best fish fry options in town. Fish is delicate, coleslaw is crunchy fresh, and potatoes are simply special. My companion had a risotto with porcini, shiitake mushrooms and jumbo shrimp. Firefly is consistently a delicious, relaxing dinner.

G
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and good service! We shared some small plates and ordered a light dinner. Nice variety.

S
Milwaukee
8 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Good food and ambiance. Servers could be friendlier.

i
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food was incredible, beyond my expectations. I think our server was busy since we didn’t see her much. The specialty cocktails were fun. Everything was a bit pricey, but because it tasted so incredible, it was worth it. The building is so cool! Noise level was standard for a Saturday night restaurant with conversation.

CD
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was such a relaxed environment with a kind and generous staff.

Thank you

CH
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was our 1st time at Firefly. We really enjoyed it great place great services. We will definitely be back.

M
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delish! Nice ambiance and good food!

OT
Oklahoma City
10 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was quiet, quick and the food was great! We tried the s’mores for dessert and they did not disappoint!

MJ
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were great. Fun bar atmosphere

P
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

We were sat in front room. Ok but the action was in the bar area. Great space in the back and would have preferred to sit in there.

SL
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second time there. Food was great server was attentive to our needs. I would recommend this place.

DR
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Menu is limited but choices were interesting. I had the pan seared chicken and my friend had the pork chops. Both were very good. I would return to try other choices.

TG
Milwaukee
44 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Everything was just great at the Firefly, but especially the food. The small plates along with splitting a salad are just right for a light eater. The service was a little slow on Saturday night, but they were busy and we could see our server was doing her best.

MC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great flavor. Ambiance. Value. Fulfilled expectation.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great ambiance - Very warm, intimate and romantic for a Valentine’s Day date! The only bad part of our experience was being seated right next to the front door on a night when the temperature hovered around 0 degrees and being denied a different table even with several others being open. The food was great though, and we would gladly return on a warmer day.

A
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We tried Firefly Tosa for the first time on valentines and we were not disappointed! Lovely atmosphere and food. One thing we felt was a little off was we ordered the calamari, and when we received it there was maybe 5 pieces of calamari in the dish. The rest was fried jalapeños and carrots.

JM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have a wonderful time when we go to firefly

TS
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing..service was outstanding , please I will recommend plenty Family and friends

BT
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience1

We had reservations for a high top table. When we arrived we received a high top table, in the middle of the restaurant that felt like it was added last minute. We kept getting crashed into by people and staff walking by as it wasn't easy for anybody to fit. There were other high top tables open and unused for the majority of our meal. Was a little disappointing to get such poor seating when other seating was available.

e
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience5

service is so slow so don't go there if you're in a rush

KP
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

The atmosphere is very nice, however, our server was not good, she was not friendly, it felt like she was rushing us. Also, our table was on top of another table at the restaurant.

WF
Milwaukee
28 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent local place in quaint downtown Wauwatosa ("Firefly")
The food, service, bar and ambiance is excellent. Recommend for all occasions.

C
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were incredible! Beautiful venue. We cannot wait to come back.

TF
Milwaukee
14 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere and main course were outstanding. Only had one bottle of wine we ordered in stock. The next bottle was very good. The butterscotch dessert was NOT what I expected and did not eat. We will be returning for another Firefly dining experience.

OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place, excellent food, great staff.

OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great place for drinks and small plates!

RP
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall1food4service1ambience1

Had a less than satisfactory experience on what was a very special occasion dinner celebration. Reached out to the General Manager via email the next day and received a less than satisfactory response. Very disappointing. Had frequented the establishment several times in the past, however will not return.

OT
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Pros. Nicely appointed dining area. Well prepared dishes and drinks.
Cons. Seated directly in front of squeaking kitchen door which was high traffic and distracting although the dining room never was full. Server never returned to check on drinks. Cocktail and water sat empty from appetizer to entree to dessert.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience2

Everything was nice except the room we were seated in. Only a couple of other tables of people and little ambiance. Could use more candles or other nice sources of light.

OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Work Xmas party

OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience5

Service terrible. We didn’t see our server for 1/2 hour after we ordered. When it came it was lukewarm.

B
Milwaukee
8 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall1food5service1ambience4

Our group of seven recently had dinner at Firefly. We were looking forward to a great night out with friends. The service at Firefly was awful. Our server clearly wanted to be anywhere but at work. When she made a mistake with our drink order she was outright rude about correcting the drink. The service got worse and worse as our meal went on. In the end she added a 20% tip to our bill (as we had 7 people). We asked to have this tip removed and the "assistant manager" who came out removed the tip, but told us never to return to Firefly because we had made the server's night worse than it already was. Apparently she was already having a bad night and the person claiming to be the assistant manager took her side. When we asked to speak to a manager we were told he was unavailable. The food, as usual, was excellent. It is too bad Firefly is not able to keep good help.

MD
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

The beautiful lounge was closed for a private party, which I understand completely. But we were scolded by the underdressed hostess/busgirl when we just stepped into the room one foot to show our out of town guests the beautiful space. Completely unnecessary treatment. We had our coats on and were leaving, not trying to join the party.

DC
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went with a group of friends to celebrate the Christmas season, and all of us were very happy with our dinner and dessert choices, and plan to go back again.

AM
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Perfect for date nights
Atmosphere continues to excite me
My meal was overpriced for such a small salad
Unfortunately my guest’s meal was not to standard and they may not return. I will for a drink

m
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

alittle to dark for me in the dining area. bar area was great!!

WT
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service.. very dim lightening but lovely

SA
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved that we were tucked into a semi-private dining area for our group to catch up and not feel that we were affecting others. Service was spectacular, food was excellent and appreciated recommendations from our server. We will definitely be back.

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