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The Brooklyn Firefly, Brooklyn, NY

The Brooklyn Firefly

4.4
4.4
65 Reviews
$30 and under
Pizzeria
The Brooklyn Firefly is a pizzeria restaurant, bar, jazz-blues-soul venue, and art space located in the heart of Bay Ridge.
This place is a hub for romantics, nostalgics, and lovers of pizza, music, and art. It is the culmination of years of living in and representing Bay Ridge by owner Michael McLeer- world renowned artist, graffiti writer, and musician.
Built as a gathering space and eatery for locals and visitors alike, the Firefly is a place to come to for a cold drink, a hot slice, a jazz set, and the love of Brooklyn. It specializes in artisanal pizza with a unique flair that plays on classic Italian ingredients. Specialty pies as well as custom pies. Small Italian fare- meatballs and rice balls crafted from homemade recipes, with simple desserts to boot. A selection of high quality drafts are available along with rotating local brews, and seasonal cocktails with an attitude.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Pizzeria, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Italian
  • Hours of operation
    Tuesday-Thursday: 5pm-10pm Friday: 3pm-12am (Bar until 2am) Saturday: 11am-12am (Bar until 2am) Sunday: 11am-10pm Brunch Hours:: Saturday-Sunday 11am-3pm
  • Phone number
    (718) 833-5000
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Neighborhood
    Bay Ridge
  • Cross street
    Ovington Avenue
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    R Train - Bay Ridge Avenue stop
  • Entertainment
    Live jazz music on Friday and Saturday nights.Open Mic every Wednesday Night
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 65 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.4
4.4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

65 Reviews
  1. lianam

    New York City

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Authentic and rich flavors! The setting and ambiance was great with some local jazz music. Will be coming here again for sure!

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  2. AnthonyC

    New York City

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place, great food, great service. Love it here and on weekends with a jazz band, this place can’t be beat.

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  3. EmmettL

    New York City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place is hands-down the best place in Bay Ridge for all-around quality. Insanely good pizza of different varieties (I’ve tried about 75% of them and have never been disappointed in the slightest) and creative, refreshingly hip aesthetic. Five stars well-earned.

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  4. Mariaelena

    New York City

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2018

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was delicious (had arugula salad & pizza) however the server was disorganized and inattentive. I’d give it another try on a night that is less busy. The place was packed and I wanted to really love the whole experience.

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  5. Gaba220

    New York City

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Can’t say enough good things about this place Pizza is fresh and delish .. service is friendly Very accommodating Fantastic experience!

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  6. RosalieR

    New York City

    10 reviews

    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2018

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    The wait for the food and drinks was too long

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2018

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    did not like your menu, never saw a rice ball made that way. kale salad could not chew. burger no taste. wine way too expensive

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  8. MaryAnnC

    Alabama

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a wonderful time at Brooklyn Firefly. They were very accommodating and didn’t rush us. Food was excellent.

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  9. Matthew

    New York City

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome food and great service. Love the atmosphere

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great live music. Definitely worth a visit.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice spot for a date or a family outing.

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  12. LisaG

    Atlantic City

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had 8 of us for a friends night out, food was great, service great and we loved the jazz band! we will be back for sure!

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  13. neils

    New York City

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Terrific food. Fun atmosphere. You can't go wrong for a causal, but delicious, nite out. There's live music on Friday and Saturday. Only knock, and it's a small one, service can be spotty when it's busy, but you can see the wait staff is trying hard.

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  14. Travelbuff127

    New York City

    37 reviews

    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    So I definitely enjoyed the menu. The absolute most amazing thing I ate was the rice balls. I will go back for those alone!!!!! My only disappointment was the service. It was a tad slow for my liking but beyond that, we enjoyed everything especially sangria. Will definitely go back!!!

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  15. PeterD

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We went for Mother's Day (the night before) and had a fantastic time. We had salads, rice balls, and pizza and all were delicious. We were there Saturday night so there was live jazz which was great. We sat in the backroom, which was fun, but you could definitely hear it in the middle room too, and that may be where you want to sit with a larger party for easier conversation. On a normal night, their prices are totally fine but for the food PLUS live music, the price is incredibly reasonable.

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  16. NavB

    New York City

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2018

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    I came here with a group of 9 to celebrate my fiance's birthday before we went to Royal Palm's Shuffleboard. Let's just start by saying, the food isn't bad. Nor is the atmosphere, in fact it was really wonderful sitting outside listening to jazz music. Pizza's were great! We really loved the rice balls and fries, so much so we ordered it again before we left. Now the bad- we got to the place at around 8:30 and gave ourselves about 2 hours before we headed out. It took over 30 minutes for the waiter to make his way down to us and take our orders. We decided to tell him both food and drinks immediately, knowing that he was extremely slow. We didn't even get any water while waiting for him. It took another 30 minutes for the food to come out and it didn't even come out together. We ate a pie, waited for the next one, and then the next one. Now remember there's nine of us and only 8 slices and we're all very hungry. Half of us never received our drinks. We paid and left. I definitely would not want to be served by the same person. He was nice, but very very slow and neglectful in checking up on his customers. Food was great, but be ready to sit for atleast 3 hours if you're coming in with a big group.

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  17. RichardA

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I have had several dinner meals at the fine restaurant. Ambiance is wonderful, food is outstanding and the deserts are incredible. Highly Recommend this restaurant!

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  18. Cabs

    New York City

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Terrific food, service, cocktails and live jazz. We love the Lento’s Ghost pizza and the arugula salad.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love firefly. Shroom pie is the best!

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  20. traciec

    New York City

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Went here for girls night with some friends. It was the first warm day of the year and they have a large outside seating area that was packed. Food was excellent but they were not prepared for the volume of customers and only had one waiter working. Service was slow as a result however it was worth the wait. We will be back! Fig pizza was SOO good , and the wines by the bottle are reasonably priced.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2018

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Very disorganized. Multiple servers came to take our order and then multiple servers tried to bring us items we didn’t order. It took over 30 minutes to get a glass of water! There was also a children’s birthday party in the back with a hipster playing “no more monkeys jumping on the bed” whilst jumping up and down. It was so loud I couldn’t hear myself think for most of the meal. I asked for our table to be moved and considering the dining room was mostly empty at the time I figured it wouldn’t be a problem, but the wait staff contended they had no free tables. The Lento’s Ghost pizza was very good but I don’t foresee myself eating there again.

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  22. HappyForFinds

    New York City

    85 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    85 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time here and enjoyed it thoroughly. Great vibe with recorded jazz/standards playing (no live music this Thurs night). Authentic vintage building, fixtures, etc. Huge salads that were too big to finish as appetizers—brought home leftovers. Same with pizza—each is a full-size pie, not personal pan size, so five slices came home in a box. My husband ate his whole huge meatball, though, and enjoyed it very much. Split a very good piece of flourless chocolate cake for dessert.......only drawback to this place is that parking is close to impossible (as anyone familiar w Bay Ridge knows). Be ready to circle, and circle, and circle....or take the R train.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was amazing, great ambiance, service was very good but a little bit slow considering it wasn’t that busy at the time we went. Overall a fantastic experience - we will definitely come back again and again!!

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  24. RenataV

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Pizza and nice outside seating. Live music at times.

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  25. StuartM

    New York City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2018

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Terrible service! We waited 30 mins for a table because they had nobody to clear and prepare the table for us. We then waited 30 minutes to have our order taken and the almost an hour for a pizza!!! Never again!

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  26. Stylista2000

    New York City

    12 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2018

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We sat in the outdoor area for 20 minutes and no one ever EVER came to take our order. I asked two different bussers and while they said someone was coming to help us, they never did. The patio area was busy but why were there no servers?? Finally we left as we were starving. I won’t be returning to this restaurant.

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  27. CarlC

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 4, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful menu. Great tasting food. Ambiance was warm and nostalgic. Entertainment performed by the Jazz Band Baby Soda was top notch. Great time was had by all!

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  28. DawnNYC

    New York City

    90 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    90 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Margarita pizza with a little balsamico on top was nice and thin pan. Just ordered Guinness, beer and martinis at the bar

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  29. MichelleM

    New York City

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Rainy Sunday and decided to get out with my family. Everything was delicious! We enjoyed the vodka pizza, lento's original, The meatball (perfect for 2) The little rice balls were great Fig calzone was perfect! Will definitely be back soon

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  30. glasgowgirl

    New York City

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Second time at brooklyn firefly we went early as we had our 7 year old with us. Cool interior . We had pizzas , salad and the arancini .. everything was delicious. Pizzas are pretty large so good value and really authentic. Overall great experience : waitress was super friendly the apps came quickly but the main course took a while which would be my only minor negative as my kid was getting tired and hungry! Definitely will go again... live music sounded great but started as we were leaving. If you sit in the back room when the music is on it is a bit difficult to chat .... it’s a small space so if you want quieter sit up front.

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  31. AngelaP

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The fresh and light thin crust pizza was absolutely delicious! The Italian rice balls make for a great start and the cocktails were delightful!

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  32. Hildos

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    That’s an amazing the food and drinks were delicious! The waiters were friendly and great live music

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    30 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2017

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Unknowledgeable staff member--Nick--behind bar with a snippy and unprofessional attitude. Arguing with customers and left us with a terrible taste in our mouths regarding the way we were treated. Food is great here so it is a shame as a local who is not able to return to the bar. Nick is usually eating or texting on his phone with only a half-filled bar, each time we needed to wave him down for a drink. Coming from an individual who doesn't know how to make a dirty martini last year; he had to be politely asked to return/unsuccessfully do over 3 times (because he kept strangely increasing the amount of vermouth as it was clear he just didn't know what a "dry" martini was, but insisted he knew each time) but his pride wouldn't admit it enough to simply ask us or his boss for help, so we had to needlessly settle on a secondary drink to save his ego. As a former bartender of 9 years I don't believe I've ever publicly argued nor lectured a bar patron. Unconscious staff member with a terribly large ego. Great location on 3rd and delicious thin crusted pizza. We've tried 4 so far off the eclectically charged menu!

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  34. BayRidger

    New York City

    54 reviews

    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    They have the very best pizza ever! You must try the meatballs too!

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  35. Missaboo

    New York City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Our reservation was for an 11am brunch. They did not open until 1115am and there was no brunch menu. The waitress was far less than friendly but the food was good as usual, even though it was dinner sort of foods at 1130 in the morning... I literally searched brunch options in bay ridge and Firefly was listed, misleadingly so.

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  36. Dopp79

    New York City

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I lived coming to Bay Ridge for Lento's and now I have another reason to cone back! Excellent service and the pizza was fantastic!

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  37. Jilldraxa

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We were celebrating 4 birthdays there with a party of 15 people, and everyone loved it. From the food, to the service, to the ambiance and live music. Everything turned out beautifully. So much so that my friends insist on coming back. I think that this is our new go to spot. Thank you to everyone at The Brooklyn Firefly! You are all amazing!!!

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  38. ChloeC

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Brooklyn Firefly is well designed and has an overall pleasant atmosphere. Staff is friendly and attentive. The pizza offerings were quite pleasing. I had the white mushroom pizza with truffle oil - which I highly recommend!

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  39. DawnNYC

    New York City

    90 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    90 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Servers are consistently more professional here than the (male) bartender each time. Poor attitude. Back interior is lovely with live music.

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  40. Lily

    New York City

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    This place is quaint and a good find around the neighborhood. Food and beverages were delicious. Best of all, they have live jazz music and great outdoor seating for summer.

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The Brooklyn Firefly does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. The Brooklyn Firefly also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (718) 833-5000.

The Brooklyn Firefly is rated 4.4 stars by 65 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for The Brooklyn Firefly

7003 3rd Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11209

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Ovington Avenue
  • Neighborhood
    Bay Ridge
  • Hours of operation
    Tuesday-Thursday: 5pm-10pm Friday: 3pm-12am (Bar until 2am) Saturday: 11am-12am (Bar until 2am) Sunday: 11am-10pm Brunch Hours:: Saturday-Sunday 11am-3pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Pizzeria, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    R Train - Bay Ridge Avenue stop
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Entertainment
    Live jazz music on Friday and Saturday nights.Open Mic every Wednesday Night
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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