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Firefly Urban Bar & Grill

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7754 Harwood Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53213-2659 (Formerly Bjonda) (Watertown Plank Road)
+1 414-431-1444
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mequon, Wisconsin
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94 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped in to Firefly last night to have a nice dinner with friends. They have changed up the menu, and there are new, heartier seasonal items. We love the spicy Lebanese fries, which had red jalapeno peppers, and a dipping sauce with cloves--which made for a really interesting combination. Also great were the salmon and the burger, the garlic fries,... More 

Thank MelissaMSA
Hartford, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our dinner was excellent. My husband is not at a trendy type of guy, so he was a little reluctant to dine at " an urban bar and grill" ...He was surprised how well made the drinks were ( we ordered straight up gin martinis) and has remarked quite a few times how good the food was. As a starter... More 

Thank Roberta J
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Have gone at least twice in the past and always found the food to be good if a little on the noisy side. So on a Friday night we walked in at 6:30 pm. We were seated in the bar area which was sparsely populated. The dinner salad I ordered was a spring green mix and was crisp and good.... More 

Thank rgbartsch
West Allis, Wisconsin
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2016

The Firefly has quickly become a mainstay in my casual but classy dining out. Their menu includes some great Appetizers and small plates, the small plates tend to be my favorites when meeting friends for an evening meal. It give you all a chance to try different things! Some of my fav's! are. Yukon Potato Crusted Calamari, Chicken Lettuce Wraps... More 

Thank llemke
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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232 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2016

I went here with a friend on a Monday night around 6:45pm. It was quiet and service was great. We started with an appetizer of chicken lettuce wraps. I could have had it as my meal! They were very good. We also each had a drink. We both enjoyed them. I had the cobb salad with chicken as meal and... More 

Thank Melisx33
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2015

My wife and I went to have a quiet Saturday night dinner here after a long day of Xmas shopping. Pros: Atmosphere , Service Cons : Food (Chicken was dry, Spoeckl tasted like and was loaded with salt, beans were undercooked, on the Tuna plate there was enough ginger in the Asian slaw to gag a small elephant.) Summary: seasoning... More 

Thank RandD517
Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2015

Was here for dinner in a group of six. We sat at a round table in the bar area. It was so noisy we shouted out our conversations. It was impossible to hear what the person across the table was saying. Had the cod fish fry which was very good. The breading was very different and didn't take like it... More 

Thank kandy4878
Racine, Wisconsin
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2015

I dined at this restaurant for the first time on Nov 7th and will definitely go back! The food was amazing, the drinks are unique and made well and they have tableside smores as a dessert option! You can roast your own marshmallows! This alone is worth checking out! My only suggestion is to request a dining room table if... More 

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2015

My wife, son and I stopped here before going to the Bucks game and were very satisfied. The inside and the outside of the restaurant were very nice. We gave up our reservation to sit at the bar because it looked very comfortable, and they were very accommodating to our request. The service, atmosphere and food were very good!!! We... More 

Thank jeffreyg22
Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2015

Living in Wauwatosa, we get to Firefly fairly often, and always eat at the bar. Menu always seems to have something that satisfies, especially when venturing into unknown culinary territory. Have always enjoyed the late evening vibe here as well.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $30
American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7754 Harwood Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53213-2659 (Formerly Bjonda)
    (Watertown Plank Road)
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee
  • Phone Number: +1 414-431-1444
Our philosophy is simple: to offer a modern twist on classic comfort food and libations with a focus on great taste and creativity. We pride ourselves on using all fresh ingredients to create for you some of the best and most innovative craft cocktails and menu items around.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?