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Firefly

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$$ - $$$
Dupont Circle
American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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1310 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20036-1502 (N Street)
+1 202-861-1310
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Today
17:30 - 22:30
09:00 - 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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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290 reviews
228 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This place has been around for years, but the menu is still solid. They have a nice lunch special that includes a few courses, or you can choose something al la carte. Good gluten free options as well.

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Thank Amy W
Gibraltar
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54 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Very good brunch option in a chic restaurant. Free refills for coffee and soft drinks.. Note: brunch only served on weekends. Staff were very good and delicious food

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Thank Terence P
Stillwater, Oklahoma
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My friends and I were staying in the area and wanted to dine at a nearby restaurant since it was raining. Firefly was our choice since it's menu seemed to be fresh and simple. We ordered the cornbread for the table as an appetizer, on top of the three complimentary bread rolls that were provided for our table of four.... More 

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Thank Kim S
Meredith C, General Manager at Firefly, responded to this review

Kim, We appreciate your feedback and understand that you have many options when visiting DC and you choose to dine with us at Firefly. We strive for excellence in the dishes we serve and the hospitality we provide. We failed to perform at the level we are accustomed, and I apologize about this. I have taken your detailed feedback to... More 

Chapel Hill
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After a busy day in Washington DC, we went looking for a place we could walk to that served good food at a reasonable price. Our Hotel concierge told us he'd just received a rave review for Firefly, so we decided to check it out. We were not disappointed. The appetizers and entrees all offered the familiar, but each had... More 

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1 Thank Michael T
Meredith C, General Manager at Firefly, responded to this review

Michael T., Thank you so much for your kind words! I'm so glad to hear that we lived up to such high expectations and we're glad you enjoyed our new menu. Let us know next time you're back in DC- we'd love to see you again! Best, Meredith Cutler, General Manager More 

New Hampshire
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Had dinner here with my wife. We made reservations online and were seated immediately when we arrived. The staff were extremely friendly and attentive and our order was perfect. My wife has Celiac and can not eat gluten and not only were the food options plentiful, bu the wait staff were very helpful and knowledgeable about options for her. I... More 

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1 Thank John V
Meredith C, General Manager at Firefly, responded to this review

Hi John, Thank you so much for your kind words! At Firefly, we always strive to ensure our guests feel welcome and we are glad you and your wife were able to enjoy your experience with us the other night. We hope to see next time you take the trip to Washington, DC! Best, Meredith Cutler, General Manager More 

Mequon, WI
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421 reviews
274 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Went here for breakfast and it was terrific. Wonderful selection of dishes and a very helpful, friendly and great staff. The spot is in a great location and convenient to DuPont Circle. I had the DC Scramble with spinach and sun-dried tomatoes, home fries with a great dusting of spice and a whole grain wheat toast. The coffee was hot... More 

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1 Thank BosoxKen
Meredith C, General Manager at Firefly, responded to this review

BosoxKen, Thank you very much for your kind words, I am so glad to see that you enjoyed your meal and that our team was able to take such great care of you. If you have a chance please check us out for happy hour Monday thru Friday from 4 to 7 pm. We have great drink and foo specials.... More 

Umbertide, Italy
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100 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

This place had an interesting menu. The tell me it is seasonally changed. All the wait staff were nice and good at there jobs. The food was good. I do think it was overpriced for what you get.

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Thank shtinky
Meredith C, General Manager at Firefly, responded to this review

Shtinky, Thank you very much for your feedback, I'm glad that our staff was able to take care of you. If you have a chance please check us out for Happy Hour Monday thu Friday from 4 pm to 7 pm for some great specials on food and drinks. The Chicken Mole Taco's are personal favorite. We look forward to... More 

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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Out of the four dishes we tried, the Eggs Benedict was the best. It has delicious truffle mushroom flavor. I had the oyster fry-tatta (pictured) which reminded me of a country fried steak skillet.

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Thank OrangeSodaFoodie
Meredith C, General Manager at Firefly, responded to this review

OrangeSodaFoodie, Thank you very much for your kind words, I'm so glad to see that you enjoyed your Brunch with us. If you have a chance check us out for dinner Sunday thru Thursday from 5:30 pm till 10 pm and on Fridays and Saturdays from 5:30 pm till 10:30. The Vegetable Pot Pit and Mini Pot Roast and wonderful.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

If your looking for a great place for a lunch or dinner in DC, this is a spot to try. It's off the beaten path of Connecticut Avenue, but it's well worth the trip. It's a small and cozy spot that has an eclectic by enjoyable menu. You won't be disappointed.

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1 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Meredith C, General Manager at Firefly, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind words. I'm really glad to see that you enjoyed your meal with us. If you have a chance check us out for Happy Hour Monday thru Friday from 4 pm to 7 pm. We have some great food and drink specials that are the perfect way to finish off your day. Defiantly try... More 

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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Loved this lovely and friendly restaurant. They helped me to make my daughter's 21st birthday celebration special with complimentary glasses of champagne for the two of us. We had drinks and the cheese board and wonderful time after a busy day exploring DC.

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Thank Mary Ann G
Meredith C, General Manager at Firefly, responded to this review

Mary Ann G., I am so glad to hear that you and your daughter were able to join us for her birthday and that you enjoyed your visit with us. Please keep us in mind next time you are in the area and if you have a chance come join us for Brunch on Saturdays and Sundays starting at 9... 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, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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 20036-1502
    (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?