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Firefly Bistro

1009 El Centro St, South Pasadena, CA 91030-3117
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Price range: $31 - $40
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tue - Wed 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Cuisines: American, Eclectic, Californian
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations

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los angeles
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43 reviews 43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This was my second time. I wanted to give it another shot. I wanted to try the veggie burger that my friends told me was the best ever. Both times I found the service to be terrible. Couldn't find anybody to seat us, very slow, and just generally uninterested. The veggie burger patty was ok, but it was on the... More

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San Diego, California
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This venue was selected for the 50th Reunion of the SPHS Class of 1963. Having it in a neighborhood restaurant was a perfect choice. Although a bit crowded for an event of this size, the atmosphere was still lovely. The food, served as a buffet, was tasty.

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

I visited this restaurant with a friend, who considers it one of her "go to" places for a great meal in a nice atmosphere. Since she is there quite often she was familiar with with menu, and gave me some recommendations. We started our meal with the butternut squash donuts, which were very unique. A little sweet, a little spicy,... More

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Corona, California, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

After sight seeing all day, it was nice to sit outside at this wonderful bistro. The food was unique and delicious. Priced nice. It's walking distance from the Gold Line. I would love to go on Thursday evenings when Farmer's Market is open. I understand that Sunday brunch they have a Blues Band.

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West Hollywood, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

It was late Sunday afternoon and I was craving a big green salad with all the trimmings. I wanted a nice restaurant version, not just a Denny's variety with iceberg lettuce. I was getting around via train, so I gravitated towards the Firefly Bistro. The atmosphere seemed pleasant and I liked the bluesy music that they were playing. The first... More

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South Pasadena, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

It was LATE on Saturday morning and we really wanted breakfast, but not the coffee shop variety. I had been to Firefly Bistro for dinner, a private party and Sunday brunch, so why not try a Saturday brunch? This food is so good - the same menu as Sunday brunch but without all the poeple, table hopping kiddies and folks... More

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Huntsville, Alabama
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

My husband and I had our wedding reception here 5 years ago and it is still as great as it was then. We had a wonderful brunch while listening to live music.

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Pasadena, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

The food here was very good, but half the items listed on their menu were not available. The service was friendly but disorganized. The setting was unique: like a tent inside a garden.

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South Pasadena, California, United States
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

The bistro is terrific and the steak was really wonderful. I loved the open air feel and the atmosphere of the whole place.

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Los Angeles
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

You might get a good meal here. Or not. The menu choices are all over the place as is the quality. If you do go ask if it's one of their music nights. The live performances in this small space tend to dominate.

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