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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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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: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, 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
Good breakfast

Solid breakfast at Firefly in the Madera Hotel. They were out of their signature juices but I'll be sure to come back and try "Beets Me."

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 13, 2015
Benjamin B
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Cleveland, Ohio
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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Mesquite, Texas
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Tried this restaurant for a client dinner. It was recommended by a local person in the client's office. The food was excellent. The selection was limited but delicious. Started with some signature drinks which were unique and very good. Nice selection of wine with dinner. Those in our party had the Rockfish, the Veggie Lasanga, the Steamed Mussels and the... More 

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Meredith C, Manager at Firefly, responded to this review

Dear misslarue65, Thank you for your kind review and for dining with us at Firefly. I’m so glad to hear you were able to join us for a client dinner! We like to think of ourselves as having a large array of different types of diners from young families to business to dates and old friends. We look forward to... More 

New York City, New York
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33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The Firefly Restaurant is located on New Hampshire Avenue, block and half from DuPont Circle. My wife and I had lunch and dinner - both excellent. This is a very popular restaurant both at lunchtime and dinner - reservations are helpful. In addition it is popular at the cocktail hour. We stayed at the Madera Hotel which is next door... More 

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Meredith C, Manager at Firefly, responded to this review

Dear nycnative1919, Thank you for the kind review and for dining with us at Firefly. I’m so glad you were able to dine with us multiple times during your stay at Hotel Madera. Next time you and your wife are in town make sure to come back and see what new menu items we have to offer! We look forward... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

The staff was welcoming and helpful, the service was prompt and efficient, the menu looked great and the items we picked were absolutely delicious. I've only been here once before a while ago but I'm glad I went back and certainly will more often now. Def recommend highly!

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Meredith C, Manager at Firefly, responded to this review

Dear dswells, 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 again and try some of our new items. Every season, our menu will change based on the freshest ingredients so be sure to come back around each season change to check out what’s new... More 

Cleveland, Ohio
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227 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Solid breakfast at Firefly in the Madera Hotel. They were out of their signature juices but I'll be sure to come back and try "Beets Me."

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Meredith C, Manager at Firefly, responded to this review

Dear Benjamin, 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 breakfast during your stay at Hotel Madera. We look forward to welcoming you back and to hear what you think of “Beets Me”! Best, Meredith Cutler, Restaurant Operations Manager More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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176 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Selected based on TA reviews, but nonetheless disappointed. Service was weak, ambience in the front of the restaurant was nice; however the back was noisy and lacks decor. The food was OK, but consider $30 entrees the food could have been much better. 'Rustic' is not a valid excuse for a lack culinary creativity. There are better option in DC.

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Meredith C, Manager at Firefly, responded to this review

Dear LamaFood, Thank you for your feedback regarding your dining experience with us the other night. I want you to know that I have shared your feedback with our management team. We are committed to ensuring our guests enjoy their experience from start to finish and will use your feedback as a teaching tool to our staff. If you would... More 

Florida
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39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We decided to try this place out on reviews and atmosphere. We are so glad that we did. The manager greeted us from the moment we arrived, at the bar getting drinks and visited our table at dinner. The Walter was by far so friendly and conversed with out table to learn that our daughter whom is a recent High... More 

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Meredith C, Manager at Firefly, responded to this review

Dear mreyes1430, Thank you for the kind review and for dining with us at Firefly. Congratulations to your daughter! That is an amazing accomplishment and I’m happy to hear she shares the love of culinary and nutrition along with us at Firefly. Make sure to come back and see us again if you find yourself back in D.C.! Best, Meredith... More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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72 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Very good breakfast with fun interior, and mellow environment. The menu is here http://www.firefly-dc.com/menus. Lots of great breakfast options. The multigrain french toast is just OK. Lots of bread, and not a lot of yogurt on top despite the menu description. See the attached photo's. There are better options besides the french toast. The Kale and Eggs looked much better.... More 

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Meredith C, Manager at Firefly, responded to this review

Dear Finestbob, Thank you for the kind review and for dining with us at Firefly. I’m glad you were able to join us for breakfast! Make sure to come back and visit us for brunch on the weekends. There are a lot more tasty breakfast food options along with $3 mimosas and $4 bloody marys. We look forward to welcoming... More 

Vancouver, Canada
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

We ended up in this adorable little place for brunch and couldn't have been happier with the experience. We sat at the bar and had a wonderful and engaging encounter with the bartender. The service was superb even though the restaurant was very busy. The coffee was EXCELLENT as was all of the food that we ordered and we thoroughly... More 

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Meredith C, Manager at Firefly, responded to this review

Dear Nixxie135, Thank you for the kind review and for dining with us at Firefly. I’m so happy to hear you ended up finding us on your trip to D.C.! Next time you are in town, try and make it back for our happy hour on the weekdays from 4-7. We serve some creative cocktails along with delicious snacks. We... More 

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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

The drinks are great, the wines well chosen, and the food is beautifully prepared and presented. It's comfortable and delicious. Hard to beat that. Oh, and the fries are great.

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Meredith C, Manager at Firefly, responded to this review

Dear eightsgoeast, Thank you for the kind review and for dining with us at Firefly. I’m so glad to hear you were able to enjoy the full experience with us! We look forward to seeing you again, hopefully soon. Best, Meredith Cutler, Restaurant Operations Manager More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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56 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

I have heard a lot about the revamped menu selections at Firefly and decided to give it a try. In all honesty the food was awesome now the service could get a revamp. I had the crab cakes that evening and they had to have been 90% crab. If you like an ole fashion - Firefly does an awesome job... More 

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Meredith C, Manager at Firefly, responded to this review

Dear Mick, 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 dinner and check out some of the new dishes on our menu. Have you had the chance to dine with us for lunch or brunch? We recently revamped those menus as well and they... 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?