Romantic and Calming. I had been hearing about Firefly for a few months before I decided to actually try the restaurant out for myself. The restaurant offers a unique dinning experience as they play on the theme of fireflies with a large tree in the restaurant, dimmed lights, and dinner by candlelight. The food, AMAZING. Everyone at my table tried different entrees ranging from the chicken to the hamburger. There wasn't a bad meal on the menu. My favorite part about the evening? Besides the amazing cocktail from the bar, I loved that our check was brought to us in a mason car lit by candlelight, bringing you back to your firefly catching days. This intimate restaurant located just outside the Dupont Circle area is the perfect place for your next date..or when your parents are in town and you want to impress them.
Cool Ambiance for Casual Dining. Great place for a casual dinner. Menu is a little overpriced and the chef isn't very accommodating to making special requests or alterations to the menu items. The experience is really in the decor -it feels like you're in a backyard tree house. The firefly theme is carried out through the entire meal and your dinner check will arrive in a mason jar just like the kind you used when you caught lightening bugs in elementary school.
Citysearch Editorial Review. Firefly’s name goes with its ambiance. At this Dupont eatery, soft lantern lighting, warm hues and an oak tree sprouting up from the floor make it feel like a gourmet backyard feast. Its urban picnic menu--featuring bacon meatballs and crawfish with sunchoke dip--is ideal for sharing, and side orders of mac and cheese and parmesan truffle fries are also standouts. But Firefly’s real showstopper is the mini pot roast with Yukon Gold mashed potatoes, braised baby carrots, and roasted shallot jus--it takes two days to slow roast. Cocktails also go upscale; the handcrafted drinks--with ingredients such as apple sauce, roasted poblano peppers, and agave nectar--are favorites among the restaurant's hip, animated crowd.
Cool atmosphere but pricey & okay service. Firefly has a lovely menu and fun atmosphere, and might be just a better happy hour place. Their reservation policy, like many DC restaurants, requires you to put down a credit card. I did this after making a reservation for some out of town guests coming to visit on a Friday evening. Unfortunately their plane was delayed a few hours and when I tried to cancel the reservation that afternoon, they informed me that my credit card would be charged $150. So I then had to round up some friends to head to the restaurant with me. While we enjoyed the food, it was difficult to really enjoy the experience because we felt forced to be there. I understand the policy, but you should let people know this up front when you ask for the credit card. Many restaurants have the credit card policy but do not actually charge your card if you call and have a reason for canceling, they only charge those who just don't show up, which I do agree with. I may give it another try... but I will have someone else deal with the reservation.
Fun place for friends or after work. Cool atmosphere, like eating dinner in a high-end tree house. Great place for a romantic evening, or a fun place to take friends or coworkers. Fondu is yummy, main courses are pretty good too. Try the truffle oil french fries to start, they are to die for! Fire Fly has some really unique cocktails as well--the blueberry & champaign one is good for something light. They also had one w/ jalapeno which you might like it if you are a bloody-mary fan--forget what it was called. But whatever else you try, do not skimp on dessert! we tried the dessert sampler platter to split between our table, and everyone raved all night! But the best part of the Fire Fly experience was the service. Our waiter was amazing! Attentive but not intrusive, and got us everything we asked for, with a really pleasent attitude! Highly recommended!
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