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“Added to my "Must visit whenever in DC" list”
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Ranked #105 of 3,229 Restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Dupont Circle
Cross street: N Street
Transit: Metro: We are closest to the Dupont Circle Metro Stop, which is on the Red Line. Exit via the Q street exit. At street level, walk south on 20th Street for 4 blocks. Make a right. We are just past the orange awning on the right. We are located on New Hampshire Ave. NW, two blocks south of Dupont Circle, between N and 20th St.
Description: Firefly, the quintessential urban neighborhood restaurant, offers contemporary American comfort food to the city's many 'regulars' who dine out several times a week. Enjoy favorites like our matzoh ball soup, mini pot roast and a variety of 'Urban Picnics' to share...or not. We also have many seafood and some vegetarian options. The menu is designed to utilize products from our local farms and farmers. Hand-picked to compliment the cuisine, our award-winning wine list shows an affinity for small winemakers and producers and our seasonal specialty cocktail menu offers a bevy of unique libations.
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“Added to my "Must visit whenever in DC" list”
Reviewed February 3, 2013

Firefly bar and restaurant must not be missed for many reasons. Their bar staff are clearly passionate mixologists, with a real creative flair for cocktails.

Early Friday evening service in the lounge was slightly slow for no apparent reason but all the staff had a bright and cheery demeanour giving the place a really relaxed vibe. By six o'clock it was approaching standing room only. The Devils on Horseback apparently a signature treat by executive chef Daniel Bortnick have to be tasted to be believed, fabulous.

For Saturday brunch the $2 Bloody Mary's are seriously good if you like your cocktails really spicy but make sure they remember to charge you the reduced price. My bill first appeared at the full $9 rate, this was promptly remedied when questioned.

The Grilled Chicken Cob Salad is a really generous serving of quality ingredients executed to aplomb. They also have a great range of teas and some excellent Coconut Water.

Overall outstanding.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank ianx1london
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Best Grill Cheese and soup”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

Today it is 19degrees in DC and I wanted somthing warm to the tummy so i ordered A grill cheese and soup and now i feel real good

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank LetitiaB
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Exceeded Expectations!”
Reviewed January 22, 2013 via mobile

Walked by this and it looked so inviting. After reading the reviews we decided to give it a try the next day. The service was welcoming and very friendly. We had a great conversation with the manager.The beef Wellington and crab cakes were excellent and the mashed potatoes were to die for. Loved the organic look and feel of the place and we got a kick out of the mason jar and "firefly" that our bill cam in-very unique! Will definitely come back the next time we are in town!

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Thank Backwoodtraveler
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Newington, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“A gem of a restaurant”
Reviewed January 20, 2013

A warm cozy restaurant with great ambience and service and excellent food. I will definitely return.

Visited December 2012
Thank Todd45_12
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Good place to eat”
Reviewed January 19, 2013 via mobile

Visited here multiple times when in DC. A little noisy but food and service is excellent. Visited with kids and they love the cookies which they decorate before dinner and then serve at end of meal.
Prices are good for locally grown and raised food.
All in all a very good place!

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Thank Howdidwegethere1
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