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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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9:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 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
Good for: Romantic, Bar scene, Local cuisine
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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  • 194
    Excellent
  • 184
    Very good
  • 57
    Average
  • 21
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Brunch before Kennedy Center

This place is close to KenCen and after I looked at the brunch menu, thought it was worth trying. Server, Michael, was excellent. I was the only one that did not sample the bread basket. But the other 3 table mates gave high marks. My wife is a fan of shrimp and grits and she was not disappointed... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
CWnut
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Bethesda, MD
via mobile
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New Mexico
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51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Firefly is in the Madera hotel, one of our favorites. The meals we have had a Firefly run from sumptuous brunches of specialty eggs benedict, with perfect grits and biscuits to bar snacks worthy of any restaurants dinner menu, to treat dinner's of comfort, southern inspired classics with updated and fresh twists. The best pork chop I have ever eaten... More 

Helpful?
Thank Kate C
Chase City, Virginia
Level Contributor
4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

food and service was awesome. enjoyed the environment and can only give high marks for the staff. Enjoy eating and drinking here when I come to DC

Helpful?
Thank Donna M
Meredith C, Manager at Firefly, responded to this review

Dear Donna, Thank you for the kind review and for dining with us at Firefly. It’s always nice to hear any sort of feedback and we really appreciate it. We look forward to you joining us again on your next trip to D.C.! Best, Meredith Cutler, Restaurant Operations Manager More 

Lake Bluff, Illinois
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59 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This restaurant was so nice to look at. The big tree in the center makes for a very classy-looking environmental theme. It just looks like a high quality place. Brunch was very tasty and the service was polite and relaxed.

Helpful?
Thank Erin S
Meredith C, Manager at Firefly, responded to this review

Dear Erin, 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 brunch! Be sure to come back and check out lunch or dinner sometime. Our parmesan truffle fries are a must order item on any occasion as well. We look forward to welcoming you back!... More 

Bethesda, MD
Level Contributor
240 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is close to KenCen and after I looked at the brunch menu, thought it was worth trying. Server, Michael, was excellent. I was the only one that did not sample the bread basket. But the other 3 table mates gave high marks. My wife is a fan of shrimp and grits and she was not disappointed. I got... More 

Helpful?
Thank CWnut
Meredith C, Manager at Firefly, responded to this review

Dear CWnut, Thank you for the kind review and for dining with us at Firefly. I’m so happy you were able to join us for brunch and that Michael was able to make your experience even more memorable! We look forward to your return to try dinner, make sure to try our pot roast or crab cakes. Best, Meredith Cutler,... More 

Silver Spring, Maryland
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First day I order the kale salad and Chicken both were very delicious, second day I got the Oyster (super nice and crispy) and the Steak (super tender, flavorful and cooked perfectly) Thanks Brian my server for made my dinners memorable along with the other staff they all were very friendly I really recommend

Helpful?
Thank Martin S
Meredith C, Manager at Firefly, responded to this review

Dear Martin, Thank you for joining us at Firefly and for the kind review. I’m so happy to hear you had such a memorable experience with us and we look forward to having you join us again! Best, Meredith Cutler, Restaurant Operations Manager More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stephanie, the waitress who served us during breakfast was wonderful. Not only was she very friendly, she was very helpful, too. I believe she went above and beyond her task. She printed for us a google map showing the areas where we wanted to go. Firefly's continental breakfast was a good value for your money. Their fruits were very fresh... More 

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Thank Sherrilyn T
Meredith C, Manager at Firefly, responded to this review

Dear Sherrilyn, Thank you for the kind review and for dining with us at Firefly. It’s so nice to hear you had such a memorable experience with us and we hope to see you again soon! Best, Meredith Cutler, Restaurant Operations Manager More 

South Florida, Florida
Level Contributor
82 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was staying with my brother and sister in law and let them pick a local place for dinner, and fortunately they decided on Firefly. I got an immediate very good first impression. It was crowded and people appeared to really be enjoying their food. I have a habit of looking down when I enter a restaurant....so I can see... More 

Helpful?
Thank Jeff M
Meredith C, Manager at Firefly, responded to this review

Dear Jeff, Thank you for the kind review and for dining with us at Firefly. I love that you look at the food as soon as you enter a restaurant – the sign of a true foodie! We look forward to welcoming you and your family back on your next visit to DC. Best, Meredith Cutler, Restaurant Operations Manager More 

Washington, DC
Level Contributor
182 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Near Dupont Circle, Firefly calls me near when a special occasion arises. The atmosphere is sophisticated, creating an upscale approach to a "backyard get-together" theme, while remaking old favorites like mac n cheese in innovative ways. The mini lanterns on the large tree is a focal point and the shuttered windows to peek into the kitchen add to the nostalgia,... More 

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Thank ViewsAndReviews
Meredith C, Manager at Firefly, responded to this review

Dear ViewsAndReviews, Thank you for the kind review and for dining with us at Firefly. I’m so glad to hear we were able to create such a memorable experience for you! Be sure to come back to visit us for dinner or try our brunch every weekend. We look forward to welcoming you back! Best, Meredith Cutler, Restaurant Operations Manager More 

Santa Monica, California
Level Contributor
110 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here recently with work colleagues. Staff were pretty friendly and efficient. However the menu was quite limited and seemed a little random. Food was fine and atmosphere was pretty good

Helpful?
Thank Dougie G
Meredith C, Manager at Firefly, responded to this review

Dear Dougie, Thank you for the kind review and for dining with us at Firefly. I’m glad you were able to join us with your colleagues the other night! We look forward to welcoming you all back again soon. Best, Meredith Cutler, Restaurant Operations Manager More 

Long Island, New York
Level Contributor
153 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Firefly has an outdoorsy, fun atmosphere that is very welcoming. The brunch menu has usual American food, but with an upscale twist. The kale and eggs were very good and my party enjoyed their dishes as well. The menu may be difficult for picky eaters as most dishes had an array of ingredients. I would come back to try their... More 

Helpful?
Thank Readrun
Meredith C, Manager at Firefly, responded to this review

Dear Readrun, Thank you for the review and for dining with us at Firefly. I’m so happy to hear you enjoyed brunch with us and would love to see you again for dinner or lunch! Our pot roast on the dinner menu is a crowd favorite and the chicken is my personal favorite! We look forward to welcoming you back... 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, Bar scene, 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?