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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
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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178 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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3 of 5 stars 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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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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8 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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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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 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

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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, Wheelchair Accessible
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?