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Firefly

Certificate of Excellence
$$$
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: 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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  • 171
    Excellent
  • 168
    Very good
  • 51
    Average
  • 20
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
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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Kigali, Rwanda
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
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English first
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42 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Cozy little gem of a place with some of the best happy hours in DC. The service has consistently been excellent and they have some interesting items on the menu.

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Meredith C, Manager at Firefly, responded to this review

Dear Erin, Thank you for your kind review and for dining with us at Firefly. I’m so happy to hear you have been able to join us for happy hour a few times! Be sure to come visit us for brunch on the weekends as well if you have the chance. We look forward to welcoming you back! Best, Meredith... More 

Scottsdale, Arizona
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27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

No one serving your food or making recommendations has any history.... Go elsewhere and im a loyalist!

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Meredith C, Manager at Firefly, responded to this review

Dear TruthIsBest2014, We thank you for your honest feedback and are always looking for ways to improve here at Firefly. I have discussed your feedback with the rest of our management team. We are always doing our best to continue educating and boosting our server knowledge to the best it can be. If you would like to discuss your concerns... More 

Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Charming little restaurant in an even more charming Hotel... Hotel Madera. Great, uniques breakfast offerings and friendly service.

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Meredith C, Manager at Firefly, responded to this review

Dear TennTraveller69, Thank you for your kind review and for dining with us at Firefly. I’m so glad to hear you were able to dine with us during your stay at Hotel Madera. Next time you’re visiting D.C., make sure to stop by and see what new menu creations we have. We look forward to welcoming you back! Best, Meredith... More 

Silver Spring, Maryland
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Dined here on a Saturday evening a few months ago and the service was quite slow. The restaurant was extremely noisy. I did not find the food particularly flavorful. Considering the atmosphere, ambiance, service and price; you could find a more suitable place for an evening out with friends.

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Meredith C, Manager at Firefly, responded to this review

Dear Kenneth, Thank you for your feedback regarding your dinner experience the other day with us. I have shared your concerns with the rest of our team as we are always looking for ways we can improve. We are committed to ensuring our guests enjoy their experience from start to finish. If you would like to discuss your concerns further,... More 

East Hanover, New Jersey
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Firefly has the flair, finesse and flavor needed to make a restaurant truly fantastic! From the moment we entered this small but quaint restaurant ( which happens to be a part of the Kimpton Madera Hotel) we were treated with such hospitality it felt as if we were home. The NY strip steak was accompanied by fingerling potatoes that were... More 

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Meredith C, Manager at Firefly, responded to this review

Dear mcacw, Thank you for the kind review and for dining with us at Firefly. I’m so pleased to hear you appreciated and enjoyed everything about your dining experience with us! I will be sure to pass along this wonderful feedback to the rest of our team. We look forward to seeing you again, hopefully soon, on your next visit... More 

Mesquite, Texas
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27 reviews
12 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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36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 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 4 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 

Kigali, Rwanda
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233 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 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."

Was this review helpful? Yes
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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182 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 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 

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