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1310 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20036 (Dupont Circle)
202-861-1310
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Ranked #164 of 2,722 Restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
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
Cuisines: Contemporary
Neighborhood: Dupont Circle
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
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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Dallas
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

We were staying at the Medera and was about to head out so we popped in for breakfast/brunch. The menu is limited and but what we did try was very good. I had the housemade granola and the yogurt. The grits were also very good.

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Meredith C, Manager at Firefly, responded to this review

Dear Ndalsteve, Thank you for your kind review and for dining with us at Firefly. I’m glad you had the chance to try brunch at Firefly during your stay at Hotel Madera. A lot of hotel guests also enjoy our happy hour from 4 – 7 weeknights & 4 – 6 Saturdays. We hope to see you again on your... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

The 2+2 appetizer was truly wonderful... choose two cheeses and two meats, and enjoy especially with a nice glass of wine.

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Meredith C, Manager at Firefly, responded to this review

Dear celentms, Thank you for the kind review and for dining with us at Firefly. The 2 + 2 plate is a great way to try some cheese and charcuterie while enjoying some wine! Another one of my favorite appetizers is the Devils on Horseback which are bacon wrapped dates stuffed with blue cheese & a balsamic reduction. We look... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

The staff could not have been any nicer or more helpful. Whether it was drinks at the bar or breakfast the next morning, all involved were great.

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Meredith C, Manager at Firefly, responded to this review

Dear Caprdn, Thank you for your kind review and for dining with us at Firefly. I’m happy to hear you were able to join us for multiple meals during your stay in D.C. and fully enjoyed your experience with us! We look forward to welcoming you back next time you find yourself in our city. Best, Meredith Cutler, Manager More 

Olney, Maryland
Top Contributor
288 reviews 288 reviews
216 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

I would have loved to have given this buzzing DuPont neighborhood eatery a better rating. But there were just too many slip ups. First the positives: nice vibe; attentive, friendly service; excellent gluten free menu (pretty much the whole menu with exceptions in lighter printing) Our squash turnip soup du jour was excellent. Light and tasty for a winter night.... More 

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Meredith C, Manager at Firefly, responded to this review

Dear bagnato1, Thank you for your review and for dining with us at Firefly. Your feedback is greatly appreciated and I will make sure to pass your comments along to our Chef. We take pride in making sure that our customers fully enjoy their experience when choosing to dine with us, so any feedback that can help us to improve... More 

Richmond, VA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Food was good and the service was excellent. Friendly and helpful. We had lunch one day and breakfast another day and everything was good.

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Meredith C, Manager at Firefly, responded to this review

Dear Sandy, Thank you for the kind review and for dining with us at Firefly. Next time you’re in town, come on back to join us for happy hour from 4-7 on weeknights and 4-6 on Saturdays for $5 drinks and delicious snacks. We look forward to welcoming you back! Best, Eric Santiago, General Manager More 

Silver Spring, Maryland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Grabbed Sunday brunch while staying at the Madera. We actually really enjoyed the bread and cake basket/delicious butter that they bring to the table. Probably could have been satisfied with a few of those and coffee. My wife love the poached egg and kale, I enjoyed the french toast. Not too crowded, nice ambiance, and attentive service. Nice spot.

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Meredith C, Manager at Firefly, responded to this review

Dear Steiner29er, 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. That bread is baked each week for brunch and changes sometimes with the seasons, and I agree, very tasty. Be sure to come back and see us for our happy hour weekdays from 4... More 

Washingotn DC
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Whether you are interested in good food or in being able to hold a conversation or are concerned with good value Firefly fails well short of reasonable expectations Given the multitude of choices available you would be better off elsewhere

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Meredith C, Manager at Firefly, responded to this review

Dear DavidWashingtonDC, Thank you for the review and for dining with us at Firefly. It is through your valuable feedback that we are able to help make each guests experience the best it can be, which is what we strive for everyday. We have actually just finished our sound panel project, which will help our restaurant acoustics drastically. Our menu... More 

NYC
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

We stayed at the Madera hotel so when it was time to grab a late dinner/snack after a long day of travel we picked Firefly. The 4 of us ordered basically salads and appetizers, Brussel sprouts, deviled eggs, farmer salad, wedge salad, shrimp & grits, truffle fries and ham gratin. The bill was under $80 but we had ordered our... More 

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Meredith C, Manager at Firefly, responded to this review

Dear KatWomanNYC, Thank you for the kind review and for dining with us at Firefly. I’m pleased to hear you have enjoyed Firefly on more than one occasion. Next time you are in town visiting, be sure to check out our brunch. We offer $3 mimosas and $4 bloody marys along with a great selection of food too! We look... More 

Batesville, Virginia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We stopped here for a cocktail before dinner at Cafe Milano. The hotel had given us two vouchers for drinks. The lounge side was nice and we had a great seat by the window to people watch. Unfortunately, the first drink I ordered they were out of it and the second drink I ordered they also didn't have. Finally, the... More 

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Meredith C, Manager at Firefly, responded to this review

Dear booblinns, Thank you for the kind review and for dining with us at Firefly. I’m glad to hear that you were able to enjoy Jason’s cocktail and our coffee and bloody mary as well! We do make our bloody mary mix in house fresh every weekend for brunch and I’m glad you were able to try it. We look... More 

London
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We had room service from Firefly a few times in the past and were never disappointed. So we decided to go down for diner one night. The result was the opposite to what we expected. While service was great, the food was not, across all the things we ordered (mains and sides), the mains portions were (European) starter sizes, and... More 

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Meredith C, Manager at Firefly, responded to this review

Dear Andreas, Thank you for the review and for dining with us at Firefly. It seems we have dropped the ball on our end. Your feedback is very valuable to us and I will pass along your comments to the rest of our Management team. We hope that you will join us again in the dining room of Firefly but... More 

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Additional Information about Firefly

Address: 1310 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20036
Phone Number: 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 - 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
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: Contemporary

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