Oh, you wanted a restaurant description? Sorry. Can’t really help you there. We’re not so big on labels. Our food is hard to nail down as we are constantly evolving and entirely seasonal and personal. We’ve used “Food you eat” as a tag line on occasion and that remains accurate. We could also describe it as “Food we really want you to eat”. When you’re here, tell us what you would call it.
Firefly Restaurant has been one of the best restaurants in San Francisco for a long time. My partner and I have enjoyed meals there on special occasions since the year 2000. The food and service are exceptional. We have never had a disappointing meal at the Firefly.
Great food as usual. Loved the Trout and the Cauliflower dish.
Corn chowder and Smores dessert were delicious.
Amazing food especially the chicken and tatones. Will go again!!
They were so kind.
The food was delicious. Our waiter was lively and made some great suggestions. Yes I hope to return in the near future.
It had been a while since I had dined at Firefly. I remembered how good it was and loved the ambience so I booked a table when company came in town. It is even better than I remembered! Server was energetic and knowledgeable. Seating was comfortable and noise level was perfect for conversation. I have big respect for a restaurant that offers more than one option for a vegetarian entree. There was a wide selection of tasty appetizers that made it hard to choose just one. Wine list had great selections under $60!
Oh Firefly, how we love thee! Thanks for making our anniversary special, like you do with all our celebrations!
This is my go to! Gf and a lot of fantastic vegan dishes.
It’s just such a great restaurant...the food is innovative & fresh. It’s probably the most welcoming fine dining experience in the city.
Been here several time and the quality and variety of food options does not disappoint.
We have been going to Firefly for 20 years, and this was the best meal we've ever had! Absolutely fantastic!
Good value local restaurant. Delicious food as usual - I had the friend chicken - and very friendly service. I had a vegan guest with me and they were able to find several options (the menu is also very good for GF folks). Only downside was the lack of AC on one of the warm days in SF (but this is not a general problem :)
Wonderful birthday meal for a dear friend. Thank you!
Firefly is one of our all time favorites. The ambiance is lovely and the staff are professional, helpful and friendly. The food is extraordinary and the presentation equally elegant. We are visiting the area from the east coast and chose Firefly because of the outstanding dishes we experienced on earlier visits. We found it is also a perfect place for folks with Celiac or a serious sensitivity to gluten. There was only one dish on the menu that contained gluten and there was a very tasty GF alternative. We noted delight with our entire experience and the Chef came to our table to introduce herself. She is not only superbly talented and creative but also very gracious. We are already planning a way to fit in a return to Firefly during our next stay in the area.
I would definitely recommend this restaurant. The food was delicious, the dishes were were innovative and you could hear your table mates. Atmosphere & service were just adequate & not a ton of choices on the menu, but all in all, definitely worth going to.
A wonderful neighborhood gem with great food, service and ambiance
We have an awesome experience celebrating my wife’s birthday with our 2 teenage kids. Our server, Jane, was awesome. Server does not do her justice, she was more like our food consultant. We could not have asked for better service. Food was extremely delicious as well. Definitely a repeat !!!
The menu is interesting, but rather limited. Not all of our guests were able to find something on the menu that appealed to them. Also, the menu sounded better than the food tasted. Our server was reasonably attentive but not warm or friendly.
We will be back! Everything was very tasty and not the same old same old! Fantastic food!
An oldie but a goodie! Same great neighborhood vibe, and great creative food. It’s still got it!
Lovely ambience, pleasant staff, comfortable for dining alone as a solo widow, delicious food, a little pricey but a nice way to treat myself
We had an amazing time at Firefly. So many of the items are gluten free, but they don’t need to be labeled as such — it’s just good food. It was a cozy atmosphere and we will definitely be back.
Can’t miss. Pork chop, The okra vegetarian dish, the fried chicken; all tasted fantastic.
Wonderful as always!
Outstanding meal. Fantastic, fresh foods. Lovely wine selection. Terrific service. real gem of the neighborhood.
Everything was delicious! Amazing all dishes are gluten free. Loved the pizza, fried chicken, and especially the desserts. What a treat!!
Birthday. Our waitress was not the friendliest...
Went for dinner with friends in an area closer to their place as a matter of convince. We had and amazing server and that made us love the place. Food and cocktails were great, but the service and out waitress was downright amazing. Hope we get her again sometime.
The food and experience and service were amazing. The bites were a little pricey for what they were but I didn't mind paying it for the quality
Wonderful dining. Healthy options. Go to eat, learn, and enjoy.
One of my favorite spots in SF. Consistently delicious food with friendly and unpretentious service. A local gem for sure.
Everything was delicious and the service was super pro and super friendly. The real surprise was how vegan friendly it was.
Always a great time at Firefly. Great food, varied menu, friendly staff all around. Yummy
I’ve always wanted to come here and it did not disappoint. Everything was cooked to perfection and seasoned perfectly. No wonder Firefly as been around for a while. Delicious! I’ll be back.
We had a reservation for 645pm. Our other two thought it was 730pm, so we sat at the table for 45 minutes till our guests arrived. They were pleasant and reassuring that it was fine. Our server, Jane, was terrific, and smiled the whole way through our meal. We had a very good experience and would definitely go back.
originally put off by specialty menu when i got there, it had enough options that it was fine . the food no matter the occasion was good.
A great neighborhood restaurant that always delivers good food and great ambiance. It makes the dining out experience a little bit special especially with some good friends.
Wonderful dinner, esp with Firefly’s special menu for Passover
We arrived 10 mins before our reservation time and waited over 40 mins to be seated. Other than that the service was good and food even better.