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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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Consistently perfect

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
AshishGuptasfo
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San Francisco, California, United States
Good for:
  • Romantic
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San Francisco, California, United States
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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.

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Chicago USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 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 

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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 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

I always enjoy Firefly. Most recently had the fried chicken -- not just on Tuesdays anymore!! Also tasted my friend's trout which was also amazing. And the mexican corn as a starter was very tasty. And the bread pudding was amazing... usually huge and heavy at most restaurants, but this was a smaller/better portion size and really delicious made with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

I haven't been this excited about a meal since I was in Italy. The food was superb, the wait staff really friendly and the place has a nice ambience. It's well worth the price!

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

I have ate here several times, and always have an amazing meal and feel very welcomed. The most recent time, we went with a large group. Every single person loved their meal and raved about the service. Their wine list is perfect and there are lots of vegetarian options as well as plates for the meat eaters!

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Rochester NY, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

This restaurant was picked by others primarily because of the semi vegetarian menu. I personally don't mind a vegetarian fare but this menu was a challenge to find an appealing item. i finally settled on a chicken and vegetable dish that left me wanting. Spartan portions, unmemorable vegetable accompanied the plate. Chicken in a light sauce that was a bit... More 

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Palo Alto, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

I went with 3 friends on a Friday night. The place is small, crowded, but very pleasant. We were happy with the service. For appetizers, we ordered goat cheese souffle, fava and sweat pea pancakes, sweet potato tostones, and they were all wonderful. After that great start, we were looking forward to the entrees. The beef ribs, trout and port... More 

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

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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Address: 4288 24th St, San Francisco, CA 94114-3617
Phone Number: 415-821-7652
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Noe Valley
Average Prices: USD 30 - 40
Cuisine: American

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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
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romantic

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