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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: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 64
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
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 Delicious

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2015
sarmstrong0222
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Seattle, Washington
Good for:
  • Romantic
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Seattle, Washington
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

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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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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San Diego
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79 reviews 79 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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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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160 reviews 160 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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61 reviews 61 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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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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?