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Firefly

1310 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20036 (Upper Northwest)
202-861-1310
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Ranked #157 of 2,625 restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Upper Northwest
Cross street: N Street
Transit: Metro: We are closest to the Dupont Circle Metro Stop, which is on the Red Line. Exit via the Q street exit. At street level, walk south on 20th Street for 4 blocks. Make a right. We are just past the orange awning on the right. We are located on New Hampshire Ave. NW, two blocks south of Dupont Circle, between N and 20th St.
Description: Firefly, the quintessential urban neighborhood restaurant, offers contemporary American comfort food to the city's many 'regulars' who dine out several times a week. Enjoy favorites like our matzoh ball soup, mini pot roast and a variety of 'Urban Picnics' to share...or not. We also have many seafood and some vegetarian options. The menu is designed to utilize products from our local farms and farmers. Hand-picked to compliment the cuisine, our award-winning wine list shows an affinity for small winemakers and producers and our seasonal specialty cocktail menu offers a bevy of unique libations.
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Brooklyn, Nyc
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

This restaurant was more than I expected. The food was very very good. The prices were decent for brunch service. The only thing about this restaurant is that once brunch is over, you cannot get anything else to eat until 5:00pm. So if you get there after 2:00pm, there will be a 3 hour wait.

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Oregon
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53 reviews 53 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

A good hearty bowl of oatmeal one morning. And wonderful fresh fruit and yogurt the next. The service is friendly. The coffee comes in your own French Press. Sit by a window and enjoy a nice start to the day. Two blocks from Dupont Circle.

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Ozan Y, General Manager at Firefly, responded to this review

Dear Jazger, Thank you so much for the kind remarks about your recent dining experience with us at Firefly. It is always nice to hear when our guests enjoy their time with us. We certainly cannot wait to welcome you back for breakfast the next time you are in DC! Best, Ozan Yalcindag, General Manager Firefly More

lancaster
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Overnight visits to DC should always include a stay in a Kimpton Hotel. A surprising find this past trip, was Firefly. The menu included options for our party of picky eaters and we were all rewarded with delicious food. Looking forward to going back!

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Ozan Y, General Manager at Firefly, responded to this review

Dear Julie, Thank you so much for the kind remarks about your recent dining experience with us at Firefly. It is always nice to hear when our guests enjoy themselves as much as it seems that you have. Our Executive Chef Todd Wiss is always changing the menu with the seasons, so you will definitely have to come check out... More

Washington D.C.
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108 reviews 108 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

First time at Firefly. It's worth trying. Very lively. Good cocktails. Very good service who split portions for us - nice touch. Food was plentiful and worked out well, but not over-the-top excellent. We won't become regulars, but it was a nice Experience. We had beet and goat cheese salad (the goat cheese a bit too smoky); mussels; and the... More

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Jurupa Valley, CA
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

This is a small restaurant in the Hotel Madera that was always crowded and noisy. However, it was fun to sit in there and meet new people. The food was good too.

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Ozan Y, General Manager at Firefly, responded to this review

Dear Gareth, Thank you for the kind review about your recent dining experience with us at Firefly. It is always nice to hear when our guests enjoy themselves as much as it sounds like you did! Did you have the chance to try our famous truffle fries? They are absolutely to die for! I hope that you will come join... More

Silver Spring, Maryland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

I was at firefly for lunch and another time for brunch and both times didn't disappoint! The food was very tasty and they had a wonderful selection of Gluten free options. The service was excellent the waiter both times was very helpful and attentive throughout the meal! The drinks were, well all i can say is amazing! i will be... More

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Ozan Y, General Manager at Firefly, responded to this review

Dear Joe, Thank you for the kind review about your recent dining experience with us at Firefly. It is always nice to hear when our guests enjoy their time with us. I hope that you will come join us again sometime soon; we certainly look forward to welcoming you back! Best, Ozan Yalcindag, General Manager Firefly More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Average food and terrible service. Halfway through appetizers before we get told that they can't make the drinks we ordered 20 minutes earlier. There are just too many great places to eat in DC to even think about going to this lame spot.

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Ozan Y, General Manager at Firefly, responded to this review

Dear Stephen, Thank you very much for the feedback regarding your recent visit to Firefly. What you experienced is not the norm here, as we are committed to providing excellent personal service to all of our guests. It is through constructive feedback such as yours that we are able to eliminate defects and improve our service even more each day,... More

Overland Park, Kansas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Dinner a bit pricey, but what you expect at a hotel restaurant (that tries not to act like a hotel restaurant). Farm to table menu with some unique dishes for dinner, but delicious. Wish the front porch was an area you could dine outside--instead there is a grate on the entire area outside the restaurant. Breakfast is average, and again,... More

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Ozan Y, General Manager at Firefly, responded to this review

Dear KC66212, Thank you for the review about your recent dining experience with us at Firefly. Trust me, we wish that we could use the patio for seating too! Unfortunately, we are unable to get the permit to be able to do so, but at least we are able to open the windows to the outside! What you experienced for... More

Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Being a work traveler that eats solo often, I often cringe when they place me in the most I enjoyable slot in the restaurant... NOT the case here..I got a great table, service was attentive and professional and the food great ... There were multiple vegetarian options available.. And by their portion size should have only ordered the main, which... More

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Ozan Y, General Manager at Firefly, responded to this review

Dear Humu, Thank you so much for the kind review about your recent dining experience at Firefly. We pride ourselves on being able to accommodate all of our guests, so I am especially happy that as a vegetarian you enjoyed yourself so much! Our Sous Chef Christie made that soup, and you are right, it was absolutely amazing! You’ll definitely... More

Annapolis
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We arrived 10 minutes prior to opening and were allowed to sit at the bar and peruse the menu while they finished setting up the dining room. Once seated, we were offered coffee, water, and shortly thereafter a bread basket appeared. Banana bread, lemon pound cake and a couple of pretty yummy yeast rolls. Good start. I had the breakfast... More

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Ozan Y, General Manager at Firefly, responded to this review

Dear Gianni, Thank you for the kind review about your recent dining experience with us. It is always nice to hear when our guests enjoy themselves so much! Two of my favorites for brunch are the french toast and the salmon club, two definite tries if you haven’t had them already! We certainly look forward to welcoming you back some... More

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