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Firefly - CLOSED

152 Main St, Manasquan, NJ 08736
+1 732-223-0152
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $29 - $31
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Private Dining
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Route 71
Transit: One block West of Manasquan Train Station
Description: Firefly ... An American Bistro, welcomes you to Monmouth County's newest premiere BYOB. New American Cuisine presented by Chef Lou Smith. A culmination of local farm fresh ingredients with a whimsical, artful approach to presentations. The dining room is a modern, inviting, comfortable space with all the elements in mind. Come join us where a warm summer evening is always "Captured" ... at "Firefly"

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English first
Manasquan, New Jersey
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Steak and seafood dishes had no taste . Extremely noisy. Very expensive for the quality. A new restaurant called Blend is now where the Firefly used to be in Manasquan. Haven't eaten there yet.

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Point Pleasant, NJ
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

My party and I dined at Firefly at the White Sands last weekend, and the general consensus was that we were underwhelmed. I was downright disappointed. Service was decent, but how many times did our server need to tell us that he had only been working there for 4 days? He was like a broken record. The entrees were generally... More

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Malissa R, Owner at Firefly, responded to this review

Thank you for your feed back. We always appreciate hearing about someone's experience, even if it's not the best. This is what can help us grow and become better. I have forwarded your review to our Chef as we take all feed back serious and look at how we can change what went wrong. We do understand walking to the... More

New Jersey
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

We must have been there the same night as Ed or can they possibly have thumping music under the restaurant every night! I don't even want to spend the time complaining - simply awful!

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Livingston, NJ
Top Contributor
126 reviews 126 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Firefly recently moved to Point Pleasant from their great spot in Manasquan. In my opinion it was bad move. Their new spot has little parking available, is on the second floor and is very noisy. There was a DJ playing downstairs and had the floor literally shaking in Firefly making the experience unpleasant. Our appetizer was average, our entrees were... More

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Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey
15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

Went there for opening weekend and was very impressed. From the moment we walked into the hotel there was a smiling hostess that greeted us and showed us our way to the restaurant. She pointed out that there was also a lounge on the first floor. We were pleasantly surprised when we found out that they are carrying 12 craft... More

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Point Pleasant, New Jersey
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25 reviews 25 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014 via mobile

Just went to firefly at their new location in point pleasant beach. Yes it was opening weekend but no wine/drink menu printed up? Our waiter was spacey to say the least. Food was excellent but smallish portions and the bar service (no glasses for beer; had to ask?) and wait service needs work. Overpriced (two appetizers, two entrees, 3 beers... More

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Manasquan, New Jersey
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

I've been to Firefly quite a few times and it's always fantastic! Helpful staff, great food, charming rooms and BYOB to help keep the costs down. During Sandy they had comfort food by candlelight and made it feel like home when the shore areas were a mess. Very nice!!

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

We took our family to Firefly for our Christmas Eve dinner. We actually were planning on going to another local restaurant but could not get reservations that would accommodate our schedule(s). After having dinner we were glad that we did not get seating at the other establishment. The food at Firefly was delicious! There were no complaints regarding any of... More

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Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey
15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

I held my company holiday dinner here on Friday night. I dropped my beer and wine off earlier in the day and was pleased to find it chilled in a bed of ice next to our table upon arrival. The restaurant was all decorated for the Holidays. It made having a Christmas celebration here all that much nicer. We started... More

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Brielle, New Jersey
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013 via mobile

I went for Christmas Party. Pork chips and salmon dishes bland, and they were very skimpy on veggies as a side 3 baby carrots as for the salad it presented well but was also skimpy and the salad plates were smaller than a bread dish ... Very weird ... Very poor service. Food came out slow and sporadic do done... More

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