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Firefly Restaurant

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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.
415-821-7652
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations

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  • 63
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    Very good
  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great find, quaint neighborhood setting

Firefly is a very good restaurant in a quaint, neighborhood setting. Appetizers and main meals were both excellent. The veggie dish with the over-easy egg on top was different and delicious. Good wine selections, good deserts, great, friendly, personable service. Nice find in a city of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
442jconnolly
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Rochester, New York
Good for:
  • Romantic
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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Firefly is a very good restaurant in a quaint, neighborhood setting. Appetizers and main meals were both excellent. The veggie dish with the over-easy egg on top was different and delicious. Good wine selections, good deserts, great, friendly, personable service. Nice find in a city of thousands of restaurants.

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San Diego
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53 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Tried this Noe Valley gem for their Tuesday night fried chicken and meal exceeded my expectations. Very tasty preparation using Mary's Chicken with mashed potatoes/gravy, collard greens, and a biscuit or cornbread. Delightful service in a very relaxed and relatively quiet setting. Highly recommend.

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vermont
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Loved my Daikon Cake appetizer and delicious pork entree. I visited with 4 other friends. I loved that they had had aaPassover menu the previous week. We were all quite pleased with the current menu, wine and food but we all had the feeling that the waiter felt he was doing us a favor by attending to us. It may... More 

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West Hollywood
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50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I'm gluten free - not by choice, by body. That makes finding restaurants difficult at best to navigate when trying to find something marginally edible but more difficult to food that is restaurant quality (good). Firefly is amazing! They've got it all together and whenever I'm in the City I stop in. Tuesday night is their famous Gluten-free Fried Chicken... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015 via mobile

Sadly, as a visitor to SF, I probably won't get to come back here. I went with a local who lives nearby (slogging up endless hills to get there). The atmosphere was immediately apparent. It was crowded and we had to wait a while since our seats weren't ready. We were kept informed during the wait, which is an indication... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015 via mobile

Out eating alone again ..... But have finally found some yummy food at the Firefly. Delicious meat loaf by the name of Brad..........kindly advised by my friendly waiter it was enough and I wouldnt need a side( he was right) Saved some room for dessert by the name of .....baby love supreme - more yum and nice balance between bitter... More 

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Santa Rosa, CA
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Lovely dining room. Great service. Wonderful food. I had tasty HOT curried soup. Nice meatloaf plate with delicious pureed root veggies. Interesting and well prepared desserts. A great place to go for a sample local, delicious San Francisco fare.

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San Francisco, California
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Defying all expectations, this is really good food near an airport and located in a hotel--The Westin. One of our house guests said that the fried chicken was, "...the best she ever had.” Another said, "Don't miss out on the Shrimp and Sea Scallop Potstickers with Sesame Soy Dipping Sauce.” My wife and I try to go there, when they... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 via mobile

Great comfort food at a top quality restaurant in the neighborhood. Friendly wait staff. Food is very well prepared and very good.

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California
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394 helpful votes 394 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We were a pretty diverse group of vegetarians, carnivores, ages and nationalities looking for dinner at a location that would suit everyone and allow for conversation. This was well chosen. Firefly had great service, a diverse innovative menu and was really nice for conversation. The rooms are the right size. The spread with the bread was very fun and the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4288 24th St, San Francisco, CA 94114-3617
    (Douglass)
  • 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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?