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Firefly

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Dupont Circle
Contemporary
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1310 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20036 (N Street)
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.
202-861-1310
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9:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 10:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Firefly, the quintessential urban neighborhood restaurant, offers...
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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Good for:
Casual Dining
Romance
Local cuisine
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 144
    Excellent
  • 150
    Very good
  • 44
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good food

The food was excellent. I ordered the pork cheek and my colleague the pot roast. Both dishes were excellent quality. Service was attentive too. The only downside for me was the wine list which didn't have enough well priced options.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
hcb81
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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London, United Kingdom
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

The food was excellent. I ordered the pork cheek and my colleague the pot roast. Both dishes were excellent quality. Service was attentive too. The only downside for me was the wine list which didn't have enough well priced options.

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Meredith C, Manager at Firefly, responded to this review

Dear hcb81, Thank you for the kind review and for dining with us at Firefly. The pot roast is actually our signature dish that has been on our menu from the beginning and really embodies what Firefly is all about. I’m so glad you were able to try that and the pork cheek; another delicious option, especially in this recent... More 

Washington DC
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

This used to be a quirky place for a great meal, but has devolved into one of the worst restaurants ever. I took 3 colleagues for dinner and every meal was horrible - their steaks cold, my vegetarian option almost inedible.

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Meredith C, Manager at Firefly, responded to this review

Dear HeidiandJohn, Thank you for your feedback regarding your dinner experience with us the other day. I want you to know that I have shared your concerns with our kitchen and the rest of our management team. We have indeed looked more closely at our vegetarian options specifically based on your feedback to see how we can improve. At Firefly,... More 

Chichester, United Kingdom
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Stumbled upon Firefly as it was relatively close to our hotel in Foggy Bottom, but being Valentine's we didn't expect to get a table. Thankfully the lovely hosts managed to squeeze us in and we were so happy they did! The restaurant was extremely busy but the staff looked after us a treat all night! The steaks were amazing (loved... More 

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Meredith C, Manager at Firefly, responded to this review

Dear Randomnessity, Thank you for the kind review and for dining with us at Firefly. I’m so happy to hear you were able to join us for Valentine’s Day and try one of our specials; the bread pudding. Along with our menu changing with the seasons, we like to throw in holiday and fun specials throughout the year as well.... More 

Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

It was awesome - the menu is delightful with something for everyone, and the wine selections were fabulous! We had a wonderful experience with the servers at each occasion we were there - Nicole, Meredith and Shaunessy were so outgoing and friendly! Made the food taste even better :)

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Meredith C, Manager at Firefly, responded to this review

Dear Jill, Thank you for the kind review and for dining with us at Firefly. I’m so glad to hear you were able to join us for multiple meals on your trip to D.C.! We look forward to welcoming you back and hope to see you again soon. Best, Meredith Cutler, Restaurant Operations Manager More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Food was inventive, without being weird. Great dishes, nice ambiance. Good value. Who wouldn't like a check delivered as a firefly in a mason jar!

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Meredith C, Manager at Firefly, responded to this review

Dear Debra, Thank you for the kind review and for dining with us at Firefly. I’m glad to hear you fully enjoyed your experience with us. Make sure to come back and visit us on your next trip to D.C.! We are constantly changing our menu with the seasons and hope to see you again to try something new or... More 

Tampa, Florida
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

This was an excellent choice for brunch! Very quaint spot, affordable, great service and tasty plates. This restaurant is a few feet from the Renaissance Hotel Dupont Circle which was very convenient for us. I had the kale greens with polenta cakes and I couldn't put down my fork. If there is a wait, sit in the bar area which... More 

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Meredith C, Manager at Firefly, responded to this review

Dear Stylchik, Thank you for the kind review and for dining with us at Firefly. Brunch is always a great meal and I’m so glad to hear you were able to join us. Next time you are back in town for a visit, be sure to try our trout for dinner that has sweet potato polenta I’m sure you’d enjoy!... More 

Peoples' Republic of Boulder
Top Contributor
133 reviews 133 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

After our first night at the Madera Kimpton we went down to their restaurant for breakfast. It is a nice place, fairly intimate. We had a nice table by the window, the waiter was pleasant and fast, and the "Brunch Shrimp n' Grits" I had was good. The shrimp/grits had onions and cherry tomatoes and was served in a cast-iron... More 

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Meredith C, Manager at Firefly, responded to this review

Dear P1313, Thank you for the kind review and for dining with us at Firefly. I’m glad to hear you were able to try our brunch during your stay at Hotel Madera. A lot of the hotel guests really enjoy dinner as well as our happy hour. Next time, be sure to stop in and try the pork cheeks or... More 

Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
Top Contributor
159 reviews 159 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Another great little find of a restaurant for me in Washington. I wanted to get to the entree but missed out after consuming 3 great appetizers. Had charcuterie and deviled eggs along with marinated olives. All food was fantastic. my bartender who provided me with a great cocktail followed by real nice suggested red wine was stellar. Jason was a... More 

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Meredith C, Manager at Firefly, responded to this review

Dear Charlie, Thank you for the kind review and for dining with us at Firefly. I’m glad to hear you were able to try multiple appetizers and I hope you will have the chance to visit us again to try more! Our bar program continues to grow each and every day as well. We look forward to welcoming you back.... More 

Chantilly, Virginia
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

The bar is quiet and nice. Great for a nice meet up spot that is intimate but not too quiet. I really liked the service. The bartender was nice.

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Meredith C, Manager at Firefly, responded to this review

Dear Deirdre, Thank you for the kind review and for dining with us at Firefly. We have happy hour in the bar and lounge area every weeknight from 4-7 and Saturdays from 4-6 if you’re interested in joining us for that as well! Best, Meredith Cutler, Restaurant Operations Manager More 

Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

I was staying at the Madera for business and we had a group dinner at the Firefly one evening. The restaurant itself is on the small side, I suppose you could call it intimate, but the size didn't bother me. There is a wonderful architectural feature in the center of the room - a tree trunk that gives you the... More 

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Meredith C, Manager at Firefly, responded to this review

Dear tmm03, Thank you for the kind review and for dining with us at Firefly. Our pot roast is our signature dish and won’t change through the seasons when the rest of our menu will; I’m glad you enjoyed that! Our drink program continues to elevate with our Bar Manager, Jason Smith so make sure to see what new creative... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1310 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20036
    (N Street)
  • Public Transportation: 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.
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Dupont Circle
  • Neighborhood: Dupont Circle
  • Phone Number: 202-861-1310

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 10:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 10:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 10:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 10:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 10:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 2:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?