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Firefly

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Dupont Circle
American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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1310 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20036 (N Street)
+1 202-861-1310
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Today
17:30 - 22:00
07:00 - 10:00
11:30 - 14:00
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Hours:
Sun 09:00 - 14:30
Sun - Thu 17:30 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 07:00 - 10:00
11:30 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 22:30
Sat 09:00 - 14:00
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Westport, Connecticut
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I went with a friend and we loved every bite. The waitstaff was very attentive, and the food was interesting and flavorful...a nice change from all the usual "new" ways to make brussells sprouts, kale and beets. I ordered the acorn squash which was filling and delicious. I also tried the tacos which had a great flavor we couldn't name.... More 

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Thank DarcyTA
Princeton, New Jersey
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65 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We came here for a family-friendly meal and it fell short. The cocktails are overrated and while the design-your-own cookie for dessert was a big hit, the actual dinners of the children's menu were not. The food is fine but there are other and better options in the area for dinner.

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Thank Eric W
Newark
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I made reservations for brunch based on reviews, and while it was a cute little place, my overall feeling was of being underwhelmed. Our server was attentive, but the hostess seemed to have an issue with the rest of the staff, which we should not have noticed. My French toast was good and mimosas are definitely legit at $3 each.... More 

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Thank Lirija L
Andrea C, Manager at Firefly, responded to this review

Hi Lirija L! Thanks much for your honest feedback! We took your comments and are using them as a training tool with our staff. Feedback like yours is what helps us improve every day. Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your experience! Best, Andrea Connors More 

London, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting and diverse menu with some good modern twists on American classics. Cocktails, whilst looking very presentable, were rather disappointing. Service seemed to dwindle as the night progressed, with staff being more interested in closing the place down rather than serving customers.

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Thank Artem K
Andrea C, Manager at Firefly, responded to this review

Hello Artem, Thank you so much for the feedback! This is definitely something to take note of and work on in the future. We take our customer service very seriously, and we strive for every guest to have an amazing experience. Best, Andrea Connors Floor Manager More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Atmosphere nice and actually not noisey which is a plus for a DC restaurant, service awful and waiters need to be more attentive and more knowledgeable, food mediocre given the price and supposedly"quality" of restaurant. There ae much better deals in DC.

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Thank RGBORTS
Andrea C, Manager at Firefly, responded to this review

Thanks much for your honest feedback! We took your comments and are using them as a training tool with our service team/kitchen team. What you mentioned has been taken to heart, and we hope to make changes very soon! Thanks again for your comments! Andrea Connors Floor Manager More 

Dallas, Texas
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45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed the appetizers and they had variety of craft cocktails made with custom infused ingredients . The bar tenders were friendly.

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Thank Giovanni H
Andrea C, Manager at Firefly, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind review! We take a lot of time perfecting our cocktails and so we are glad you enjoyed your experience with us. Please come back and see us again soon! More 

Wilmington, Delaware
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642 reviews
547 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 595 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Outside of the box! Excellent service....great food....great beers! Warm cozy atmosphere.....Casual but romantic. Unpretentious feel with creative tasty cuisine. An oasis from the craziness of the Washington DC restaurant scene. Try the DC brewed beers.

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Thank RoadTripper516
Andrea C, Manager at Firefly, responded to this review

Hello RoadTripper516! We’re really proud of the warm, intimate atmosphere we created and love that you noticed. Please come back and visit us again soon! Best, Andrea Connors Floor Manager More 

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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to dine. We were earlier than our reservation which was no problem. Seated with an Anniversary card from the Staff. Steak was very large and delicious. Two complimentary glasses of champagne and desert were a wonderful touch.

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Thank Ivan T
Andrea C, Manager at Firefly, responded to this review

Ivan T, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review for Firefly! We try hard to recognize special moments like your anniversary. Please come back and visit us again soon! Best, Andrea Connors- Floor Manager More 

Herndon, Virginia
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The ambiance is very warm and cozy and the food is wonderful. Our party of 4 enjoyed a variety of different entrees and we all raved about our choices.

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Thank melbob2015
Andrea C, Manager at Firefly, responded to this review

We’re thrilled you chose to dine at Firefly and had a great time. Please come back and visit us again soon! Best, Andrea Connors- Floor Manager More 

Houston, Texas
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went for Sunday brunch and had a great time! The place is cozy, drinks are tasty and reasonably priced, and food was delicious! The complimentary bread was awesome - loved the pound cake! Both our brunch dishes (DC Scramble and Eggs Benedict) were perfectly seasoned and delicious! Service was good, but the services seemed to have too many tables.... More 

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Thank JandL_Fish
Andrea C, Manager at Firefly, responded to this review

We’re really proud of the warm, intimate atmosphere we created and love that you noticed! Thanks for dining with us and we hope you come visit us again soon! Best, Andrea Connors- Floor Manager More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Cuisine
American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
Monday
17:30 - 22:00
07:00 - 10:00
11:30 - 14:00
Tuesday
17:30 - 22:00
07:00 - 10:00
11:30 - 14:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 22:00
07:00 - 10:00
11:30 - 14:00
Thursday
17:30 - 22:00
07:00 - 10:00
11:30 - 14:00
Friday
07:00 - 10:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:30
Saturday
17:30 - 22:30
09:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1310 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20036
    (N Street)
  • Public Transportation: 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.
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Dupont Circle
  • Neighbourhood: Dupont Circle
  • Phone Number: +1 202-861-1310
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?