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$30 - $30
American, Contemporary
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Upper Northwest
0.2 miles from Dupont Circle
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Reviewed August 12, 2021

Loved this restaurant! They had allergy-friendly accommodations for my son and the atmosphere was bright and inviting. The food was fantastic from the appetizers to the main entrees. Wish it was a local restaurant where I live, I'd be there all the time. A must...try!More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed May 30, 2021

I have celiac disease and I get very ill from even trace amounts of cross contamination. Due to this, I can never find anywhere to eat out, and am forced to eat kind bars in the car before going anywhere while everyone else eats. I...went in last night with a friend, and told them I have celiac disease and I can't even have trace amounts of gluten. Our lovely server went to speak with the chef, and she came back with a menu marked up with all the things they can ensure are prepared gluten free. I had the roasted hummus and bread (!!!), and it was delicious. I wanted to wait til today to write the review to see how I felt, and I can say with confidence they delivered. Truly, thank you Firefly.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed May 24, 2021

Visited Firefly while staying at Hotel Maderna this weekend! I didn’t realize we were the first patrons at the bar for the bar reopening (due to covid). The drinks were good, the chicken tacos were the BEST!!! The staff was very friendly and accommodating. The...restaurant itself was clean. Would definitely recommend and will definitely return when back in DC!!!More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed May 22, 2021

We came for a couples weekend. Every staff member was nice , friendly and welcoming. I never knew who was the manager or who was in charge because everyone was working so hard to tend to guest. The food and atmosphere was amazing. I REALLY...enjoyed this place. Keep up the good work.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed May 3, 2021

This is a pretty little restaurant with great service. The food was good but not fabulous (flavor in general could be amped up!). Rather "small pour" of wine IMHO. Ordered the regular salad and salmon dish and both were good. Accommodated my daughter's gluten allergy.

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed April 29, 2021

I am an Eggs Benedict expert. I am from New Orleans. I don't write reviews. The eggs needed a shout out.

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed March 8, 2020 via mobile

Great night in DC, party of 5. We made a reservation on open table. We started with the wings and the peppers as an appetizer. So good! I had the steak burger with fries, son had baby back ribs and my daughter had salmon. Food...was excellent and so was the service. I would recommend to anyone visiting the DC area.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 8, 2020

Firefly is conveniently located near Dupont Circle and is close to many area hotels, including the St. Gregory, where we were staying. The exterior is nothing to write home about, but inside they have a tree with lots of white lights (like fireflies) and lights...that spread out like branches. It's warm and a little unusual, which we liked. Our service was friendly and plainly wanted us to enjoy ourselves, which we did. We were here for brunch. One of our party was a little late due to Metro construction, and they were very accommodating. The French Toast and eggs Benedict were particularly good. So was the triple brie omelet, which had a more subtle flavor. We're not big brunch eaters, but this was a nice place to meet friends with great service and a tasty breakfast.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed February 1, 2020

I hosted a private dinner here last night and it was spectacular. The restaurant is intimate but doesn't feel cramped, The menu features classics like Steak Frites which Firefly elevates with an amazing bernaise sauce and truffle fries. And, the Mac and Cheese is simply...decadent and the brussels sprouts will leave you wanting to lick the plate. The overall atmosphere is convivial and the staff are friendly and attentive.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed January 28, 2020

We ate breakfast at Firefly with a group of 17 people. With limited staff they made sure we enjoyed ourselves and the food was awesome. Enrique, of which we only needed one, was a fantastic server!

Date of visit: January 2020
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Response from RoadTripper516 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure.....recommend a call
April 27, 2016|
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Response from Holokauahi | Reviewed this property |
Not necessarily, although always a good idea. Usually they can seat a couple, although during the busy period between 6 and 7:30, it could be tough. Four or more guests, always worth calling ahead.
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Firefly is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4