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Firefly

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Dupont Circle
American, 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.
+1 202-861-1310
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Today
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Sun - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 10:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Firefly and Friends

I was visiting the DC area and a friend of mine made a reservation for a small group of us at the Firefly. This was my first time visiting the restaurant. I had past by the Firefly on a number of occasions, and was thrilled when I heard we were having dinner there. It is a small, intimate... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
Ed C
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

I was visiting the DC area and a friend of mine made a reservation for a small group of us at the Firefly. This was my first time visiting the restaurant. I had past by the Firefly on a number of occasions, and was thrilled when I heard we were having dinner there. It is a small, intimate restaurant with... More 

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Meredith C, Manager at Firefly, responded to this review

Dear Ed, Thank you so much for the kind review and for dining with us at Firefly. Our menu does change seasonally based on the ingredients used so we can make sure they are always in season and fresh. We even have a rooftop garden that we pull some of our tomatoes and herbs from at this time of the... More 

Erie, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

My friends and I had a great night at Firefly! The cheese & meat board was awesome! We also loved the deviled eggs! The atmosphere is cute and would be a great date night spot. The cocktails are very small for the price but were delicious. They also have a pretty good beer list.

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Meredith C, Manager at Firefly, responded to this review

Dear Keri, Thank you for the kind review and for dining with us at Firefly. I’m happy to hear you and your friends were able to join us for dinner! Come back and visit us again when you have the chance. We look forward to welcoming you back! Best, Meredith Cutler, Restaurant Operations Manager More 

Baltimore, Maryland
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Recommend Brunch over Dinner. I think the dinner was decent but maybe was a little more complex than it needed to be. Brunch on the other hand was great... large portions. Highly recommend the breakfast tacos.

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Meredith C, Manager at Firefly, responded to this review

Dear Manish, Thank you for the kind review and for dining with us at Firefly. I’m glad to hear you were able to try our breakfast tacos! Stop by for lunch if you get the chance and try our fish tacos, cobb salad, or turkey wrap – you won’t be disappointed! We look forward to welcoming you again. Best, Meredith... More 

Peabody, Massachusetts
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102 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

I saw the french toast for brunch and this caused me to make reservations for brunch here (which I did not need at least not at 9am, as it was just opening and not busy). We were seated next to a table of 4 women who were very loud, so we asked if we could sit elsewhere and decided to... More 

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Meredith C, Manager at Firefly, responded to this review

Dear Sarah, Thank you for your kind review and for dining with us at Firefly. I’m so happy to have met you and talk with you at the bar! Make sure to come back and see us again soon. I think you would really like some of our lunch menu items as well like the fish tacos or cobb salad.... More 

Vancouver, Canada
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Small but diverse menu of tasty options. Normally I avoid hotel restaurants but I ended up eating 2 dinners and 1 brunch at Firefly during my 4 night stay. Because I was a hotel guest I was also given a complimentary 'amuse bouche' and dessert at my first meal. Service is a little slow, especially if you order cocktails but... More 

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Meredith C, Manager at Firefly, responded to this review

Dear BarbMP, 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 multiple times during your stay at Hotel Madera. Next time you are in town be sure to come back and see what new creative things are on our cocktail and food menus. We change... More 

Seattle
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52 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

I had the pleasure of arriving between bar services at the firefly and chatting with Nick as he prepped for the evening. Everything here seems to be made from scratch and they have some very unique cocktails. The kumquat infused tequila is an interesting one to try. Felt right at home here and the ambiance in the bar matches the... More 

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Meredith C, Manager at Firefly, responded to this review

Dear Pete, 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 at the bar and watch all the preparation that goes into all our carefully crafted cocktails. All of our syrups, juices, and infused liquor are made fresh in house. We look forward to welcoming... More 

Silverado, California
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Our waitress suggested the Pot Roast and we were not disappointed! Three of us had it and if it were proper to lick the serving dish we would have....the "gravy" on top was amazing. My husband thought it was the best he ever tasted. I enjoyed the salad I ordered and my husband the seasonal soup....the rolls were warm and... More 

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Meredith C, Manager at Firefly, responded to this review

Dear Linda, Thank you for the kind review and for dining with us at Firefly. I’m so happy to hear you tried the pot roast, as that is our signature dish and a very tasty one too! Nicole is an awesome server; I’m so glad you were able to meet her! We look forward to welcoming you back. Best, Meredith... More 

London, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

On my "getting away from NY" trip over Thanksgiving I was struggling to find a reasonable priced restaurant in the area. as it is an office area, most of the cafes and restaurants were closed over the holidays. When I walked int this lively joint i was not aware that it was connected to a hotel, but even so the... More 

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Ozan Y, Manager at Firefly, responded to this review

Dear Jules, Thank you for the kind review and for dining with us at Firefly. I’m so glad you were able to find our restaurant out of all the options in D.C.! Maybe next time you have a chance to get away, you can stay at Hotel Madera and visit us on more than one occasion. We look forward to... More 

Los Angeles, California
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54 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Nice menu which features common dishes done in a somewhat original manner. The creamy gazpacho (excellent) is a good example, as is the vegetarian lasagna. Good service. When our waiter overheard that we were celebrating a graduation he brought free champagne for everyone in our party of seven.

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Meredith C, Manager at Firefly, responded to this review

Dear msg10, Thank you for the kind review and for dining with us at Firefly. I’m happy to hear you choose to celebrate something so special with us! Our vegetable soup changes daily and I’m sure Chef will be creating some more tasty gazpachos for the summer time. We look forward to welcoming you back again! Best, Meredith Cutler, Restaurant... More 

West Lawn, Pennsylvania
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

The restaurant with the tree inside provided an delicious brunch. I had the Firefly omelet with mushrooms, caramelized onion and goat cheese which was divine! The Kale & Eggs and Breakfast Tacos did not disappoint either. It's lovely, but a bit small, so if you have a larger party, you may want to call ahead. Excellent service and food makes... More 

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Meredith C, Manager at Firefly, responded to this review

Dear Tricia, Thank you for the kind review and for dining with us at Firefly. I’m glad to hear you were able to join us for brunch! Be sure to come back and taste our dinner menu items as well. Some of my personal favorites include the ricotta ravioli, rockfish & crab cake! Best, Meredith Cutler, Restaurant Operations Manager More 

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Additional Information about Firefly

Address: 1310 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20036
Phone Number: +1 202-861-1310
Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Dupont Circle
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 2:30 pm  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm  7:00 am - 10:00 am  11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm  7:00 am - 10:00 am  11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm  7:00 am - 10:00 am  11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm  7:00 am - 10:00 am  11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 10:00 am  11:30 am - 2:00 pm  5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm  9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: American, Contemporary

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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: +1 202-861-1310

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?