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Review of Firefly Grille

Firefly Grille
Ranked #158 of 2,068 Restaurants in Nashville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $30
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Neighborhood: Green Hills
Description: Firefly Grille was opened in the Spring of 2001 by Curt Cole, a born and raised Nashvillian, experienced restauranteur, and family man. Firefly is Curt's answer to Nashville's need for a restaurant providing high quality, sophisticated cuisine, without the fuss of the traditional fine dining experience. (Imagine wearing jeans and a t-shirt while eating a high quality filet...Isn't that the dream?) So, Firefly was born-a funky, cozy, and casual neighborhood restaurant, providing an eclectic, worldly, seasonally-changing menu with a southern twist. Firefly Grille uses high quality ingredients to create unique dishes, sourcing locally whenever possible. Located in the heart of Green Hills on Bandywood Drive, Firefly is about 300 yards away from the famous Bluebird Cafe, as well as a wide array of Nashville's finest local favorites. For fifteen years, Firefly has remained a local secret, voted "Best Neighborhood Restaurant" by the Nashville Scene twice.
Roswell, Georgia
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed July 29, 2014

Have eaten here several times when in Nashville. Small but excellent. Special Dishes are prepared daily by the Chef, and all selections are flavorful, well prepared and always culinary delights. Selection changes often, but I have never been disappointed. You would be well served to give Firefly a try.

Visited July 2014
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English first
Level 6 Contributor
139 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“YUM! and leave room for dessert!”
Reviewed July 16, 2014

I went to the Firefly for lunch with a gaggle of girlfriends. We all had something different and everything was delish! The chopped-style salad I had was great with unexpected ingredients perfectly complimenting each other (peaches, okra, corn, blue cheese)... the White Coconut Cake was a classic Southern finish. Funky, quirky decor and super friendly service made it fun and memorable. Next time we're in Nashville, we'll be back!

  • Visited July 2014
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Level 5 Contributor
69 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Little restaurant tucked away in chain heavy Green Hills”
Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

Delicious lunch with my son today. Good friendly service. Ordered the Cuban. One of the best sandwiches I have ever had. Wow! Just wow. Ordered one to take home to my husband. My son ordered the truffle Mac & cheese. He scraped the bowl clean and even enjoyed the salad it came with. Can't wait to go back!

Thank HjstepTN
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Nashville, Tennessee
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Old Faithful”
Reviewed July 9, 2014

We went to dinner with 2 other couples at Firefly after not having been there in over a year. This has always been one of my favorite restaurants in Nashville, but my wife has been indifferent. After this meal, we are both finally in agreement that this is a special place! Not only is the decor unique, but the service and feel is very warm and welcoming with personable servers who know their stuff and are not afraid to give opinions when asked.

I had a tough time deciding but opted for the grilled chicken dish with an amazing corn dish and okra as well as the Watermelon Salad, which sounds weird but was actually so amazing. My wife had the Pork Tenderloin and it was exceptional with a dill and brown butter sauce. THe drinks were great, service was timely, and the value is good.

I highly recommend this restaurant as nobody at our table left without complementing the chef on her dishes.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank huntow
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Nashville, Tennessee
Level 5 Contributor
66 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Innovative, Local, Original, and Casually Shabby - What more can you ask ?”
Reviewed July 3, 2014

I've eaten at Firefly 5 times now and all 5 times were memorable ! The chef is constantly updating the ingredients, and refining the menu. I've never had anything to eat there where i've thought "This could use a little more XX or a little less YY" . One warning though : Don't go back after being gone for several months expecting to get what you got last time !

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank whsmith29
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