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Firefly

1310 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20036 (Upper Northwest)
202-861-1310
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Ranked #151 of 2,641 Restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $30 - $30
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Cuisines: Contemporary
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Upper Northwest
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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English first
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

We had dinner here courtesy of the hotel where we are staying. Our waiter was great! We had the Mac and cheese fritters, deviled eggs, and matzoh ball soup for starters. Very good. Entrees consisted of salmon, pot roast, and their steak. All very good. Desserts included fritters, brûlée, ice cream rhubarb sandwich, and sorbet. All good but edging to... More

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Baltimore
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70 reviews 70 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

I went to Firefly on a Saturday night with a group of girlfriends for a celebration. We were seated promptly, and ordered off of the restaurant week price fix menu. Our group of six shared the appetizers, and really enjoyed the hummus, deviled eggs and matzo ball soup. We probably filled up too much on bread, it was warm and... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 via mobile

The chicken whatever ball soup is horrible! Tasteless and expensive. The Kid's menu, Mac and Cheese is again tasteless and both of my kids didn't want to eat it. I ordered the smoked lamb shoulder. Wow, I don't know how to describe it. Just looking at it, I wouldn't want to eat it. And man, I was right. The taste... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

stayed at the hotel associated with the restaurant during a recent visit- food was great- wonderful atmosphere, excellent service, and innovative dinner entrees. we also enjoyed a great standard summer appetizer of gazpacho.

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Ithaca, NY
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29 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We had brunch here twice ... and both times, the food was great, as was the coffee. First brunch - three of us had the granola, dried fruit and yogurt - beautifully served and very tasty. The fourth had the breakfast BLT, which was also really good. Second brunch - I opted for fruit and a muffin... but the other... More

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Ozan Y, General Manager at Firefly, responded to this review

Dear MKeren, Thank you so much for the kind review and we are glad you enjoyed your time with us at Firefly. Our coffee is from Caffe Vita in Seattle and we brew their Organic French Roast. A few of my favorites on the brunch menu are the salmon club and the French toast if you are feeling indulgent. I... More

hartford,ct
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We ate here last year and returned to DC this weekend and booked two nights at Firefly. The menu was unique such as Texas baby shrimp with grits. The steak was tender with a chimichura sauce. The goat milk gnocchi was excellent. The wine list is American and very good. The chef came over to see us and was gracious... More

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Ozan Y, General Manager at Firefly, responded to this review

Dear fanfare, Thank you so much for your kind review and for dining with us at Firefly. We are always appreciative of guests who enjoy their time and will come to see us again. Our Executive Chef, Todd Wiss, who you had the pleasure of meeting, is always changing the menu with the seasons to introduce new dishes. We look... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Fantastic food! Service was excellent also. Only one small issue- Bar was packed, so it took a very long time to get our cocktails delivered to the table. We would go back again in a heartbeat!

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Ozan Y, General Manager at Firefly, responded to this review

Dear demsgirl, Thank you so much for the kind review about your recent dining experience with us at Firefly. Did you have the chance to try our famous truffles fries while you were here? They are absolutely to die for and a definite must next time if you haven’t! Our Executive Chef Todd Wiss is always changing the menu with... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We live right around the corner from Firefly, and when we moved in about five years ago, we discovered the restaurant and have been enjoying it ever since. The food is delicious, and the menu changes frequently. They are a sustainable operation and much of their menu is focused on local food and sustainably grown and farmed ingredients. The lamb... More

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Ozan Y, General Manager at Firefly, responded to this review

Dear cfouch, Thank you so much for the wonderful review about your long lasting experience with us here at Firefly. It is always nice to hear when our guests enjoy themselves time and time again. Please let me know the next time you join us, I’d love to stop by and say hello. We look forward to welcoming you back... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

This was our second visit to DC in as many years and our second visit to Firefly. Our meals were amazing and the service was crazy good. Love this place. Cannot wait to go back.

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Ozan Y, General Manager at Firefly, responded to this review

Dear Dan, Thank you so much for the kind review about your recent dining experience with us at Firefly. It is always nice to hear when our guests enjoy themselves. Our Executive Chef Todd Wiss uses local and seasonal ingredients, so our menu is constantly changing. You'll definitely have to come back and see what new and exciting dishes he... More

Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Firefly was a favorite date night spot when my husband and I were dating. We held our wedding dinner here 5 years ago, and our family still reminisces over what a wonderful meal it was. I recently returned with my husband and several family members on our fifth anniversary, and the staff went out of their way to make it... More

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Ozan Y, General Manager at Firefly, responded to this review

Dear Witty_name_goes_here, Thank you so much for the wonderful review about your experience with us at Firefly. We love the story of you and your husband dating, getting married, and celebrating your anniversary here in our restaurant. You are certainly a pleasure to have each time you visit us. I hope that you will let me know the next time... More

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