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All 254 Encinitas Restaurants

Firefly Grill and Wine Bar

251 N El Camino Real, Ste B, Encinitas, CA 92024
(760) 635-1066
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Ranked #90 of 254 Restaurants in Encinitas
Price range: $31 - $50
Hours:
Sun - Thu 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Mountain Vista Dr.
Description: North County's Sexiest Place to Sip. Seasonal menu featuring local ingredients. Award winning wine list featuring 30 wines by the glass with an additional 100 by the bottle.
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Stuyvesant, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

My wife and I visiting from NY and wanted to take out her parents for dinner. They selected Firefly. The restaurant is very nicely decorated and the tables are far enough apart to have a sense off privacy. Dinner was very good. My wife and her dad had the Beef Short Ribs. I had the Seafood Cataplana and her mom... More 

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Carlsbad,CA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Very enjoyable, charming atmosphere, excellent chef, outstanding food with a contemporary twist. You won't be disappointed.

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SAN DIEGO,CA
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155 reviews 155 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Visited this small strip mall restaurant for an early evening meal and was delighted by the quality and presentation of the food. The wine list is extensive, while the food menu is somewhat limited. The 10 mains included 4 meat dishes, one veg, and one chicken. I had the seared scallops and my wife had the pork both very, very... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We like to explore interesting restaurants when we travel, and while this one is a little farther from Legoland than the other one's we tried (eight miles?), it made for an interesting eating experience. There's a happy hour every Sunday evening, which we took advantage of to try a wide selection of the dishes tapas style. Most were hits (the... More 

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Encinitas, CA
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122 reviews 122 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

I've enjoyed a few happy hour get togethers with friends here. We found the food to be interesting, the service friendly and attentive and the wine list extensive. It offers quite a different atmosphere than most of the strip mall spots in Encinitas.

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Portland, Oregon
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Hidden among the never-ending strip malls of the El Camino Real well north of San Diego, the Firefly turned out to be a delightful spot. The atmosphere is warm and comfortable, the staff helpful and friendly. Our server was quite knowledgeable about the extensive list and inventory of wine. The menu was varied and included some creative entrees, such as... More 

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Philadelphia, PA
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93 reviews 93 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

After having a very good (not great) experience on Wed. 22 Jan., during SD Restaurant Week (RW), my wife and I had high expectations. (Actually, we did not have the RW menu items, but ordered a la carte.) I recorded a very favorable evaluation on TA then. But what a difference this time around! I went back for dinner on... More 

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Fallbrook, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

A friend and thought we would give Firefly a try during Restaurant Week. Unfortunately, everything about Firefly was disappointing. The decor is at once modern and hip, with hammered copper fixtures and warmly painted walls, and dated and tacky, with layered tablecloths and plastic diner-style salt and pepper shakers. Weirdly, each table was decorated with a single somewhat wilted rose... More 

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Philadelphia, PA
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93 reviews 93 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

I would rate our dining experience here as Very Good+. This place is surprisingly well laid out inside for comfort and a warm feel. Also, double tablecloth service! Noise was at a low level. The food was VERY inventive for a restaurant of this type, basically a neighborhood gem as opposed to a haute cuisine establishment. My wife started with... More 

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San Diego, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

The restaurant accommodated a request. The ambience is great. The service spot on. And the food, wow 2 of us had the short rib, amazing. The other had the Wild Boar, delicious and tender, and great flavor. This restaurant a keeper. Will be back often, our office is just up the street.

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Additional Information about Firefly Grill and Wine Bar

Address: 251 N El Camino Real, Ste B, Encinitas, CA 92024
Phone Number: (760) 635-1066
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Encinitas
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
Cuisine: American, Contemporary

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