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Firefly Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
Noe Valley
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4288 24th St, San Francisco, CA 94114-3617 (Douglass)
48 Quintara stops right out front. 2 blocks from 24 Divisadero (Castro St.) Visit our website for more detailed transit information.
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great neighborhood place in Noe Valley.

Firefly is a cozy, understated restaurant with great food and a very friendly, casual atmosphere. We love it.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
steve h
San Francisco, California
Good for:
  • Romantic
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English first
San Francisco, California
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Firefly is a cozy, understated restaurant with great food and a very friendly, casual atmosphere. We love it.

Thank steve h
Faversham, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good quality, friendly, welcoming - absolutely nothing wrong with this place but for me it just misses out on a max score - desserts were paricularly strong. Maybe it was the lighting (a bit dark), or something else less easy to define, but there was n't anything about the place that made me think I really wanted to come back... More 

Thank davgill
Aliso Viejo, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We decided to celebrate my daughter's 28th birthday at Firefly last week and all 4 of us were sooooooo happy we did! Hungry and thirsty we couldn't decide what we wanted, it all sounded amazing, so what do a bunch of girls do when this happens...share! We started with Warm Firefly GF nut & seed bread with seasonal spread, sea... More 

Thank 737lauren
San Francisco, California
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56 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

I have not been here in awhile and what a wonderful experience. The ambiance is very romantic. The noise level was very low so we could talk without a problem. The staff were oh so helpful and let the meal evolve..from jane, the hostess, to the waitress to the folks who cleaned our table between every meal. I do not... More 

Thank cheryl t
San Francisco, California
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41 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Please save your money and go to another Noe Valley restaurant. Food - Somebody in the kitchen was having a salt parade. The chicken, beef brisket, and cod were insanely salty. Almost to the point of inedible. The arugula salad and butter lettuce salad were forgettable and nothing special. The potstickers were way too greasy and all the oil was... More 

Thank kala587
Bern, Bern, Switzerland
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70 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

we are not vegan but like to eat healthy. This restaurant was recommended by a colleague. I had a special fish. It was delicious but the portion is a bit small, especially compared to usual american dishes. My husband had an organic steak. It was with a special Herb mouse, which made the dish really fresh. Very friendly staff and... More 

Thank Ipek U
Bassano Del Grappa, Italy
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

A friend from San Francisco has suggested me this place. It's a non tourist restaurant. Food is very healthy and very well cooked. Staff is very kind. There was a misunderstanding with the day of my reservation, but they have find a way to welcome us anyway, even if they were fully booked. I do suggest chicken and filet. Provatelo... More 

Thank Alessandro G
San Francisco, California, United States
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354 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 222 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This long time neighborhood restaurant has been a a favorite of mine for a long time. Little known secret is that if you cannot get a table, as they are very busy, you can always sit at the bar at eat. The service had always been perfect and the food delcious and innovative.

Thank AshishGuptasfo
Chicago USA
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73 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Firefly has been in business for 21 years so they must be doing something right. 24th street is a kind of very long restaurant row but Firefly stands alone at the less-fertile end of it with pretty houses as it's neighbors. Find parking where you can. It's small and cosy, divided into two rooms. The first as you enter has... More 

Thank BavarianChicagoUSA
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297 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 via mobile

I would think it is hard to come up with an "American" style Restaurant menu and have it be different than EVERY other one out there...AND Firefly manages to do this extremely well. The choices are creative, playful, and create curiosity. It is important to read every word on the descriptions because you want to pick just the right thing...everything... More 

Thank Shersei

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4288 24th St, San Francisco, CA 94114-3617
  • Public Transportation: 48 Quintara stops right out front. 2 blocks from 24 Divisadero (Castro St.) Visit our website for more detailed transit information.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Noe Valley
  • Neighborhood: Noe Valley
  • Phone Number: 415-821-7652

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 40
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romantic


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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?