We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Firefly Urban Bar & Grill

Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
7754 Harwood Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53213 (Formerly Bjonda) (Watertown Plank Road)
414.431.1444
Today
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Casual Elegant

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 44 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 9
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Menu change needed

Go to the back bar for the fun atmosphere. Good drinks and good food, but the menu hasn't really changed in years. I wish they would shake things up a bit and make locals excited about repeat visits.

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
sissydk
,
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
Add Photo Write a Review

44 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Go to the back bar for the fun atmosphere. Good drinks and good food, but the menu hasn't really changed in years. I wish they would shake things up a bit and make locals excited about repeat visits.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

Swanky decor. The food was alright (pork chops were lackluster) but the service was slow. Even with an empty bar and empty restaurant, drinks took a long time. Additionally, the waitress added gratuity to the bill and never informed us, seeming to try to sneak one past. Luckily we realized we should double check, and discovered the billing. Alright place... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
Top Contributor
128 reviews 128 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Stopped in early for a Friday Fish Fry during lent. Service was very good; fish fry was average, garlic fries were good as was the cole slaw. A bit pricey for battered cod at $16; nice specialty drinks and dessert.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
OC
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Despite some sketchy reviews, We visited Firefly last night for a Family Christmas outing. There were 8 of us and we reserved the cute private room off the bar area. Max our waiter was attentive and very nice. We had cocktails, appetizers and entrees and all were delicious. I look forward to going back especially to try out the outside... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Janesville, Wisconsin
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Our non-profit hosted a Halloween Party at Firefly today. It was a big mistake. The waitstaff never smiled, and seemed unhappy to be working on a Sunday or maybe unhappy that they were serving our diverse group. It was hard to tell. The waiter was seen rolling his eyes at a request I made (which he denied). The "manager" was... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

I have enjoyed Firefly several times in the past 2 years, most recently with my husband on a Friday evening. Each time I have sat in the bar area, which is my preference, and it has a warm, active, darker comfortable Urban feel, and has a collection of high top and round tables. They also have a couple different dining/seating... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

We recently visited Firefly with friends of ours who had never been there and who travel/dine extensively for business across the country and internationally. It was our choice of locations this time around and since we have had outstanding experiences here before, it was an easy choice. Our group ate in the bar area at a surrounding table and the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

I went to Firefly on a Thursday evening for a business dinner. The restaurant is located in a difficult location in downtown Wauwatosa; adjacent to a dead end street which seems to be a very dense location for local or commuter parking. The decor in the bar is beautiful with lovely shaded lights, but the layout of the restaurant is... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

Firefly is one of the lesser-known, but excellent Tosa restaurants. It's a really good place to go with or without kids and Mon-Wed kids eat free. (By the way, the kid's meals are probably the best we've had - meals like homemade chicken tenders or homemade mac and cheese, and all kid meals are served with fresh fruit and frites.)... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

We went to the Firefly for our Women's group Christmas dinner-- a group of 11 of us attended. We arrived early to have a drink at the bar-- (the Sangria was on special and very tasty), were seated promptly and given space to stash 11 gifts. The menu was good with ample choices for all of us. We ordered numerous... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Firefly Urban Bar & Grill also viewed

 

Been to Firefly Urban Bar & Grill? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7754 Harwood Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53213 (Formerly Bjonda)
    (Watertown Plank Road)
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee
  • Phone Number: 414.431.1444

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Monday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Firefly Urban Bar & Grill staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?