We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Firefly Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Noe Valley
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
4288 24th St, San Francisco, CA 94114-3617 (Douglass)
+1 415-821-7652
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
See 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
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

154 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 146: English reviews
san francisco
Level Contributor
310 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 212 helpful votes
Reviewed July 27, 2014

I love Firefly, but as some of the reviewers have mentioned, they occasionally have an off night and you walk away a little disappointed. First off, Tuesdays is usually fried chicken day (standard American fare --- potatoes, gravy, biscuit with honey)....I have had it three times in the past 7 months (including my most recent visit last Sunday...yes, it was... More 

2 Thank bbb57aolcom
San Francisco, California
Level Contributor
67 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed July 1, 2014

This is in noe valley/castro area so bit of a trek as we live in downtown SF but well worth it. The appetizers and entrees were excellent. the fish dishes were done to perfection. The shrimp and sea scallop post stickers are a staple and a must have. The trout was excellent and so was artic char.

Thank Thetravelbug2013
Harrisville, Rhode Island
Level Contributor
94 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed June 17, 2014

What a delightful restaurant with an eclectic blend of menu choices. My local friends brought me here, and I was not disappointed. Started the meal with a French aperitif wine: Lillet. Then shrimp and sea scallop potstickers that were melt in your mouth delicious. The baby gem salad looked delicious and fresh. My friend let me sample a bite from... More 

Thank PhotoJourney
Ashland, Oregon
Level Contributor
14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed June 9, 2014

Had a lovely dinner in SF last week at this query, fun restaurant. The staff is great. The shrimp and sea scallop potstickers appetizer was amazing and loved the English pea pancakes as well. The Trout with coconut creamed corn put me over the top.

Thank TravelSueG
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed May 29, 2014

Fabulous neighborhood gem, great food, great staff, nice relaxing atmosphere. Not touristy at all. Love the lamb meatballs, pork shoulder and fried chicken..the vegetarian pancakes are delish. I always go when I am in town. Plenty of parking too..

Thank Joyce103
San Angelo, Texas
Level Contributor
80 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed May 23, 2014 via mobile

I had the trout with spinach and coconut corn and it was amazing. My husband had the steak with potatoes and asparagus and it was very good as well. We sat at the bar and the bartender was very friendly and other waitstaff visited with us as well. I would eat here again and try dessert next time. This place... More 

Thank BaileyPugs
Ellicott City, Maryland
Level Contributor
145 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed May 21, 2014

The location is great -- right at the end of the shopping strip on 24th street in Noe Valley. The dining room is rustic chic; not pretentious, but neutral tones, dim lighting, and comfortable. Significantly overpriced in the end. I say that because it wasn't cheap, and I don't remember much about the meal, apart from an unoriginal kale salad.... More 

Thank erdocmdca
San Francisco, California
Level Contributor
42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed March 6, 2014

This place has been in business for 20 years - and there's a reason it's still going strong. The menu is as diverse as the City itself - and there are usually one or two fish entrees and one or two vegetarian entrees also. The appetizers are excellent, although my personal favorites are the pot stickers with wonderful flavors of... More 

Thank pokeybonan
Level Contributor
118 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed February 28, 2014

This is a very nice, small restaraunt that serves food that is definitely not your run of the mill with vegetarian options and more healthy options. The brussel sprouts were ver good and I enjoyed my fish very much. It has a relaxed, intimate atmosphere and the wait staff was very riendly and attentive. While the meals were good they... More 

Thank Philip R
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
135 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed February 6, 2014

The service is relaxed and friendly, the food incredible and the atmosphere is warm and intimate. We shared several appetizers for our group of seven; it was easy to explain what we wanted and get help in determining how much we would need for the table. The main courses were just as good, including vegetarian options. Again dessert was shared.... More 

Thank f00lme0nce

Travelers who viewed Firefly Restaurant also viewed

San Francisco, CA
San Francisco, CA

Been to Firefly Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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
American, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic
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: +1 415-821-7652

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Firefly Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?