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Firefly Bistro - CLOSED

1009 El Centro St, South Pasadena, CA 91030-3117
+1 626-441-2443
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good44%
  • Average12%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible7%
Apr 22, 2016
“Great atmosphere, great food ( little pricey), Great Blues on Thursday and Sunday”
Jul 13, 2015
“Business Closed”
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, International, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1009 El Centro St, South Pasadena, CA 91030-3117
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Reviewed August 25, 2012

The bistro is terrific and the steak was really wonderful. I loved the open air feel and the atmosphere of the whole place.

Thank DaveMarchelleS
Reviewed July 26, 2012

You might get a good meal here. Or not. The menu choices are all over the place as is the quality. If you do go ask if it's one of their music nights. The live performances in this small space tend to dominate.

Thank Beverly A
Reviewed July 24, 2012

We tried the Firefly Bistro on a trip to the weekly Farmer's Market in South Pasadena. On Thursdays, the restaurant features live music (honest-to-goodness blues) and burgers. My burger was one of the best I've eaten. Unfortunately, my husband's ribs weren't as spectacular. The atmosphere...More

Thank Scout1960
Reviewed May 7, 2012

My Husband and I just went for our anniversary dinner. He had the Shrimp and Grits and I had the Pecan Encrusted Catfish. Both were wonderful. The Duck at the next table over looked great too. They are pricey but if you are looking for...More

Thank IrishLRose
Reviewed April 27, 2012

Customer service gets me every time, and Firefly has it down! After a last-minute dinner change for my brother's 40th b-day, we came to Firefly- and the owner (and staff) welcomed us with speedy service, a round of free cocktails, and an EXCEPTIONAL dinner. Hard...More

Thank PureJournalist
Reviewed March 6, 2012

My carnivorous guy and I (the veg-head in the fam) both found lots to love here. I loved the lighting in the big top and the heaters kept things nice and cozy. I've never had savory doughnuts before, but the Spicy Butternut Squash Doughnuts with...More

Thank RBDeb
Reviewed December 9, 2011

We went here because of positive reviews, especially of the donut appetizers (my husband loves donuts, so it was kind of a "must try"). So we ordered the honey bacon donuts. They were pretty good, but we were surprised that that dough was more gooey...More

Thank Virgiliana
Reviewed October 31, 2011

We've been to Firefly several times, but this was the first time on Thursday evening when the local Farmers Market (adjacent) is in full force. A solo blues artist plays during the evening (on Thursday), with the owner joining in now and then. It's not...More

Thank TravelDrone
Reviewed February 25, 2010

What a perfect place for Sunday Brunch, and Valentines day was even more special. The food and service were perfect and the live music - acoustic blues Guitar - by Big B - was so much fun. We go as often as we can. The...More

1  Thank Blondie4LA
Reviewed June 2, 2009

Enjoyed a "blues brunch" on a Saturday. Leisurely, tasty and the music was wonderful. The grits were amazing!! Strawberry donuts with creme friache & basil were a treat. Owner is omnipresent and seems genuinely happy to have you in his restaraunt.

Thank ShepRoss
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
$31 - $40
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1009 El Centro St, South Pasadena, CA 91030-3117
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  South Pasadena
  • Phone Number: +1 626-441-2443
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