My son and I went there for the first time. My brother recommended it and................it was FABULOUS!!!! I did read your history, but that didn't compare to how great it really was to go in person. We shared different dishes and had the kale salad with persimmons followed by the brussel spouts and our entrees were the fried chicken with mashed potatoes and I had the arctic char, which was dynamite!
We will definitely be back there many more times. Thank you for your friendly and wonderful service. We felt like we went home for dinner.
Enjoyable atmosphere, especially for a Sunday night. And good food. Would come back.
Such a cute, cozy place. And I love that it is a little beyond the "no parking" zone in Noe Valley. The waitress was exceptional. She was friendly, gave enough space and time. And best of all, generously gifted me with a biscuit when I couldn't choose between that and cornbread. That little gesture really scored points! I used to own a restaurant and what a better way to entice a customer and to help them learn your menu on a deeper level? As always, it was a relaxing, satisfying dining experience. There is ample space between tables so folks can visit and be comfortable.
Great spot, 3rd time going there, they always hit the mark. amazing food and service. will keep coming back!
I love this restaurant - every time I have a fabulous dinner with delicious food and great service. Thanks Firefly for creating such a nice restaurant. I look forward to my next meal with you.
GREAT food that just so happens to be celiac friendly. The story behind the chef, food, and restaurant are fantastic. Amazing selection of both food and drinks. You won't be disappointed!
One of our FAVORITE restaurants in
SF.! Can be a little noisy but good friends and fine food over come that.
Always enjoy Firefly. The menu is changed often. Food is always great.
Great options for NF, GF, DF diners along with choices for those with no dietary restrictions.
This was our first time to the restaurant. Mywife ordered the salmon and it was served too rare. My vegetarian entrée was OK. The brussels sprouts appetizer was bland and the beat salad was fair.
We may return in the future but going would order different dishes then we selected.
Coming from the south Bay Area, I really love finding restaurants that give me a real San Francisco experience. Firefly had unique ambiance and fantastic acoustics (lively but not loud). They have a beautiful autumn menu right now, including a delicious lentil-stuffed delicata squash, and my husband loved their Brazilian seafood stew. We will definitely return.
This was my first time at Firefly and I will definitely return. The atmosphere is warm, the food is amazing, the service was 5 Star and the kitchen was very gracious in accommodating my many allergies.
We LOVE firefly-the cute neighborhood, the amazing food, and exceptional service make it our true “go-to” every time we’re in SF. You can’t go wrong with anything on the menu, and if you can, order the fried chicken. You will not even know it’s gluten free. Simply delicious. Japanese Tostones are an appetizer hit. The wine list is quirky and interesting-we always find a new favorite when we come. And the service. Everyone there is great, and then there’s Jane. She makes your experience memorable in all the best ways. Can’t wait to get back for more delicious fun!
Casual, stylish yet cozy, and friendly staff. Service was prompt, friendly, and just the right level of attentiveness.
Ordered the pork chops - delicious and just the right portion for a hungry guy. The restaurant was pretty well occupied, yet I had no trouble hearing my dinner dates conversation. We both really enjoyed our meal. New favorite spot in the neighborhood. Definitely recommend this place for a date or special occasion.
Firefly is one of those restaurants that can span the casual night out with a friend at the bar, a special occasion with that someone special or a group. The staff is lovely, the food meshes amazing and sustainable. FYI, the vegetarian options, whether or not you're not a veggie, are delicious. I like it because I'd never make it at home and it's that good. The space is both intimate and fun. The wine list is amazing. Love it.
Liked pork chop dish but fried chicken was so so
We haven’t been to this old favorite in a little bit. We went for our third anniversary and we fell in love again. We had the fried chicken with the biscuits and the pork chop with the corn bread as an extra. The biscuit and the cornbread were delicious with the honey and butter that it’s served with. The pork chop was amazing but the veggies we’re a little lacking. That was ok as my husband dove into the beans with my fried chicken. We will be going back with friends soon.
Amazing Gluten Free options! Fried Chicken was so good!
The food was very good. However the woman who was our wait person was not very friendly; in fact she seemed to be in a bad mood.
When I asked if they had Diet Coke she flipped over a menu and replied “if you look at the back of the menu you will see our drinks for people of all ages”.
She was not unfriendly with the other two people at my table, who unlike me are men, so maybe she has a problem with women of a certain age. But her attitude colored my experience. It is a fairly high priced meal to be insulted at the very beginning.
We have been to firefly restaurant a number of times. Their food is delicious, and their menu is always interesting we also love the ambience. We would definitely come back here.
We come here for family birthdays, and the three of us sit in the window. It works every time, and I really appreciate them giving us one of those tables. My son always gets the chicken and it's always perfect. I had the kale salad and it was awesome. It had bonus pomegranate seeds and was quite filling. I loved it. I hope they offer it in November when we return for my husband's birthday!
Delicious and varied savory food menu. Dessert was really not pleasant, unfortunately. Butterscotch banana pudding tasted fermented and creme fraiche overly sour.
We had a great experience with some old friends here on Saturday night. Loved the tostones, brussel sprouts and the daikon cakes. The delicata squash was quite tasty. I love when restaurants take time with their vegetarian options and this was clearly the case here. The fried chicken was also a hit. One of the guests in our party is gluten-free and the options for her were plentiful and delicious. We had a bottle of wine and brought a bottle for which they waived the corkage fee.
I wish Firefly was closer to where I live because I would be a regular!
Food is very expensive, but delicious.
Amazing restaurant, a neighborhood gem. Great service, ambiance and food.
They made me feel so comfortable and put me at ease since they know how to make excellent gluten free dishes!
Firefly is a jewel. Every point of our experience was delightful!
Good location, good food, friendly yet professional service
Food quality still remains high.
Still missing Brad’s famous fish/shrimp potstickers & other more traditional memorable apps.
Main BIG problem remains Service. Our young girl/woman server, tiny dark-haired, said she recently advanced from food runner to Server. She never brought the advertised “apples & honey” app, then forgot to order my wife’s main dish (yes the yummy Halibut) with the kitchen, and lastly forgot to bring any milk & sugar with yummy coffee, despite being told upon ORDERING it & re-told upon DELIVERING it. She “disappeared” without ever bringing them, so we flagged another nearby Server to help us.
My tip was a bit generous...oh well, I’m a nice guy I guess.
Or was it that I worked in a famous ice cream store that didn’t allow tips as a teen, ran a Italian pizza place in college that didn’t allow tips as well...
It was great!
A great dinner overall. The restaurant was very warm and inviting. Every dish was solid. There was a slight hiccup with our order because our waitress accidentally put the wrong entree order in. She made up for it thought when just a few short minutes after she realized the mistake, she came out with some comp'ed tostones to hold us over until the entree arrived. Highly recommended!
Delicious food, great service and nice ambiance.
We were a party of five and we all agreed that the food was good but the service was abysmal. None of us felt like we would go back. There are more than enough good restaurants in this city that there's no reason to put up with bad service. We will not be going back.
This has long been our neighborhood go to as quality and price point was always good. I have to say we were disappointed this time - the iconic fried chicken was undercooked, the batter tasted like Shake'n'Bake, and the other entrees lacked the special imaginative flourishes of flavor and presentation we've come to expect.
We love Firefly! Food is very good and the staff members are a model of collaboration at work. And we especially appreciate that it’s possible to hear each other talk!!
One of the best restaurants in SF. They never disappoint. And their beverage manager, Jay, is spectacular!
This place never disappoints. The food was great and the service was unmatched. 10/10 recommend.
Birthday Celebration. We were well taken care of. Highly recommendable from all angles
We loved our evening. The food was delicious and the service was fantastic. I eat out frequently and that was the best service I’ve experienced in a long time. The staff works well together and we didn’t feel rushed although it was a weekend evening. Our server Brie was kind, attentive & not overbearing. Loved the fried green tomatoes.
There are only so many upscale vegan restaurants in the bay area, so I was so excited to find a new place with multiple vegan apps/entrees for a special occassion. Everything was even better than we expected, with the standouts being the daikon cakes and the stuffed squash. It was a little on the expensive side, but worth it for the level of complexity of each dish, especially the entrees which had 3-4 different things on each plate! We will be back for the next menu change :)