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Firefly

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Dupont Circle
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.
202-861-1310
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Today
7:00 am - 10:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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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
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Casual Dining
Romance
Local cuisine

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 146
    Excellent
  • 152
    Very good
  • 46
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 8
    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 but pricey

We made an impromptu stop at Firefly relatively early in the evening. My husband had fried oysters, which he thoroughly enjoyed and I had the Farmer Salad (delicious). We split a burger and fries ($4 extra for bacon) and had a couple of drinks. Our tab was $70. I thought it was a little pricey.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
CBRabenecker
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West Palm Beach, Florida, United States
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
786 reviews 786 reviews
320 restaurant reviews
421 helpful votes 421 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

I met a colleague here for drinks and a late dinner, sitting at a table in the bar. I like the space--it's relatively small and has a coziness to it that's appealing. The rest of the experience, however, was decidedly average. It took a long time to be recognized by the wait staff--despite many servers walking by our table on... More 

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Great location adjacent to the Madera hotel, linked to lobby. Good range of food and beverages, quality fare at reasonable prices, though not cheap the pricing reflects the quality.

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Meredith C, Manager at Firefly, responded to this review

Dear Martin, Thank you for your kind review and for dining with us at Firefly. I’m happy to hear you enjoyed your time with us and look forward to welcoming you back in the future! Best, Meredith Cutler, Restaurant Operations Manager More 

West Palm Beach, Florida, United States
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We made an impromptu stop at Firefly relatively early in the evening. My husband had fried oysters, which he thoroughly enjoyed and I had the Farmer Salad (delicious). We split a burger and fries ($4 extra for bacon) and had a couple of drinks. Our tab was $70. I thought it was a little pricey.

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Meredith C, Manager at Firefly, responded to this review

Dear CBRabenecker, Thank you for the kind review and for dining with us at Firefly. Our fried oysters are quite delicious; I’m glad you were able to give those a try! Next time you are in town, be sure to try our delicious brunch on the weekends. We offer $3 mimosas & $4 home made bloody marys. We look forward... More 

Longmont, Colorado
Top Contributor
100 reviews 100 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Selections are fresh and innovative combinations of regular menu options. I enjoyed the farmer's salad and salmon with red quinoa and roasted eggplant. My business associate enjoyed the mushroom risotto. All were excellent!

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Meredith C, Manager at Firefly, responded to this review

Dear NAHerbert, Thank you for the kind review and for dining with us at Firefly. I’m glad to hear you enjoyed some of our dinner menu options! Next time you have the chance, be sure to visit us again for lunch or brunch. We offer $3 mimosas and $4 bloody marys every weekend during brunch. We look forward to welcoming... More 

Irving, New York
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Arrived late and a little bit before they stopped serving food and was met with very friendly staff. The staff waited on me very good even though it was late and I really didn't care for the food.

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Meredith C, Manager at Firefly, responded to this review

Dear senecarw, Thank you for the feedback and for dining with us at Firefly. Our Executive Chef Matt Hagan is in the process of working on a whole new menu for the spring! Make sure to come back and see what new creative dishes he has to offer. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Best, Meredith... More 

Northern Florida
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

With so many better options, skip Firefly. There is far more attention to the really adorable design of the space than to the quality of the food or service. Mediocre at best. We ate here twice due to inclimate weather and we were staying in the attached hotel (which was nice). Our dinner was on a very busy night, but... More 

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Meredith C, Manager at Firefly, responded to this review

Dear bermbroro, Thank you for your feedback regarding your dining experience with us throughout your stay at Hotel Madera. I would like to assure you that what you experienced is not the norm here and I want you to know that I have shared your concerns with our entire management team. We are committed to ensuring our guests enjoy their... More 

2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

The people were amazing! Wish they had a better menu... But all in all i enjoyed my dinner for one LOL

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Meredith C, Manager at Firefly, responded to this review

Delonte, Thank you for the kind review and for dining with us at Firefly. Our Executive Chef Matthew Hagan will soon be rolling out our spring menu so make sure to come back and visit us in order to try something new! We look forward to welcoming you back. Best, Meredith Cutler, Restaurant Operations Manager More 

London, United Kingdom
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

The food was excellent. I ordered the pork cheek and my colleague the pot roast. Both dishes were excellent quality. Service was attentive too. The only downside for me was the wine list which didn't have enough well priced options.

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Meredith C, Manager at Firefly, responded to this review

Dear hcb81, Thank you for the kind review and for dining with us at Firefly. The pot roast is actually our signature dish that has been on our menu from the beginning and really embodies what Firefly is all about. I’m so glad you were able to try that and the pork cheek; another delicious option, especially in this recent... More 

Washington DC
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

This used to be a quirky place for a great meal, but has devolved into one of the worst restaurants ever. I took 3 colleagues for dinner and every meal was horrible - their steaks cold, my vegetarian option almost inedible.

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Meredith C, Manager at Firefly, responded to this review

Dear HeidiandJohn, Thank you for your feedback regarding your dinner experience with us the other day. I want you to know that I have shared your concerns with our kitchen and the rest of our management team. We have indeed looked more closely at our vegetarian options specifically based on your feedback to see how we can improve. At Firefly,... More 

Chichester, United Kingdom
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Stumbled upon Firefly as it was relatively close to our hotel in Foggy Bottom, but being Valentine's we didn't expect to get a table. Thankfully the lovely hosts managed to squeeze us in and we were so happy they did! The restaurant was extremely busy but the staff looked after us a treat all night! The steaks were amazing (loved... More 

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Meredith C, Manager at Firefly, responded to this review

Dear Randomnessity, 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 for Valentine’s Day and try one of our specials; the bread pudding. Along with our menu changing with the seasons, we like to throw in holiday and fun specials throughout the year as well.... 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: 202-861-1310

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romance, 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 - 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

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