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Firefly Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
Noe Valley
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4288 24th St, San Francisco, CA 94114-3617 (Douglass)
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

After the great rating in Tripadvisor, I had very high expectations, perhaps that was why I was so disappointed. The prices suggest fine dining, but the food was mediocre - the type of cuisine I'd expect from a cafe. Overall, ok food and service, but not memorable or special... Especially not for the price.

Thank Veggie-Reenie
Port Washington, New York
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious food. Try the Mexican corn and radish dishes to start. Brazilian seafood and squash dishes were amazing entrees and for dessert the crepes and the bread pudding were to die for. The s'mores were great too! And ask for Jane as the server.

Thank jonadoc
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5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

Firefly is one of my favorite restaurants in San Francisco. I have been visiting it for 15 years or so, which is testimony to its consistency. The food is always seasonal, inventive and well prepared. The staff are always excellent.

Thank _-pp-xx-mm-_
San Francisco, California
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

Menu is always changing depending on the seasons which is great. Place is very romantic and intimate. A great place to talk and dine well. Quaint, original and not replicated. Food is just AMAZING and desserts is always a must.

Thank Gigi L
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44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

We enjoyed a Passover favorites menu in this cosy and friendly restaurant. Their interpretations of classic Seder dishes were delicious.

Thank CreateConnects
Palm Springs, California
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127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

This is a great neighborhood restaurant! We tried the Daikon radish cakes (excellent), the asparagus (Excellent) and the soup (excellent), braised beef (very good), fried chicken (very good) and the fried green tomatoes (excellent). For dessert, we tried the fromage mousse (excellent) and the chocolate budino (excellent). The service was great and the atmosphere was eclectic yet comfortable. It's worth... More 

Thank 758Paul423
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016 via mobile

We found this restaurant whilst looking for a passover meal. However we thought this was probably one of the best meals we had eaten whilst in America (not just during Passover!) The food was extremely tasty and the service was great. Higly recommended!

Thank Annabel R
Crawley,West Sussex
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

Well what to make of this place ? It's been there forever and we arrived at 20:15 for a 20:30 table . We sat on a bench in a corridor ( there is a bar but it was laid up for dinner and so not possible to hoover there ) the queue was soon out of the door and super... More 

Thank AndyDave
San Francisco, California
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

We love this place and come here every 5 or 6 weeks. We live nearby and its a great neighborhood spot. What is special about the place is that the recipes are timeless, some things stay on the menu for a long time, but always fresh and home made. The perk of this place is the entire restaurant (with tiny... More 

Thank Garbanzobean
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8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016 via mobile

Loved our meal at Firefly. The fried chicken was good, the shrimp cakes were fantastic, the Brussels sprouts were amazing and the dessert, go for Budino, so decadent!

Thank Billy L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $40
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4288 24th St, San Francisco, CA 94114-3617
  • 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

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