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Firefly Urban Bar & Grill

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7754 Harwood Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53213 (Formerly Bjonda) (Watertown Plank Road)
414.431.1444
Today
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 9
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 9
    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
Family Christmas party

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 21, 2014
OCKaren
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OC
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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41 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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 

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Janesville, Wisconsin
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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 

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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 

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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 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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 

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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 

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Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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 

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New Bern, North Carolina
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37 reviews 37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

Hosted a family dinner for 9 the night before Thanksgiving. Food was good according to all my guests. We had steaks, short ribs,pasta and saltimbaca. I had the latter which I have not seen very often. Service was prompt and very friendly. I felt the prices,including a good bottle of wine, were fair.

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wisconsin
Top Contributor
109 reviews 109 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

We had a wonderful meal here. Awesome menu choices. I decided on the jalapeño and parmesean pork chops. The flatbread was very good but the cheese tray was average. We told the waitress we were ready to order early but she disappeared for a while. But when I am back I will try again. So many good menu choices .

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Milwaukee WI
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

Went to the firefly urban bar on a Wednesday night at 6:00pm. There was only 2 tables occupied and the bar was maybe a quarter full. We sat in the dining area since we had a toddler in our group of 3 adults. we were seated by a hostess and were told that happy hour was almost over do we... More 

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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

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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?