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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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San Francisco, California
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Firefly has been around for a few decades. It's in a beautiful neighborhood in Noe valley. The service is wonderful and the food is fresh and well thought out. The cuisine ranges from comfort food to seasonal to ethnic curries. A little for everyone I think. Desserts are always my favorite. Must order a few!!

Thank Christine A
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37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was very disappointed in my visit to Firefly. I had been there several years ago and really enjoyed it but this time my meal was mediocre at best. the "chicken livers" were actually a chicken liver paste/pate like thing which had almost no flavor of the livers. The tortillas in the enchilada were chewy and over cooked at the... More 

Thank HenTravels
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016 via mobile

Very good restaurant, they change menu every now and then, we ordered salmon and short ribs. Tasted really good. Excellent Service and fair price. Atmosphere also good.

Thank Serbay00
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

On our last night in SF we were looking for a nice place to have dinner and we found this place. The staff was very friendly and the food was just awesome. I absolutely recommend it!

Thank Christophe S
San Rafael, California, United States
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

A lovely spot in Noe Valley that we have been going to for many years. Went there last evening and was not disappointed. Such attention to detail, passion for each element of the meal. Lots of creative vegetable centric dishes. small menu, carefully crafted. excellent wine selections. Not a budget spot though. Very attentive service

Thank Karen P
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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368 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

Known for the fried chicken which they regularly run out of on weekends. We were a group of 8 and enjoyed our dinner and time together. Waiters were responsive but not so knowledgeable on the wine selection. Most dishes are on the heavy side so come hungry. Atmosphere is much improved from before with well lighted room and good crowd.... More 

Thank gammish
San Francisco, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

The food is excellent, the service is neighborhood friendly and the room is lovely. This isn't super fussy pushing the limits cuisine - it's just a great place. Eat at Firefly, enjoy yourself.

Thank J P
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2016 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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55 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2016 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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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $40
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions
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?