2009

Firefly Restaurant Review, San Francisco

Posted by Foodnut.com

Reviewer: Foodnut.com

Firefly Restaurant

4288 24th St

San Francisco, CA 94114

415-821-7652

Firefly Restaurant Website

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Firefly Restaurant is a neighborhood restaurant located in the Noe Valley part of San Francisco. It has been around for many years. They have a very reasonable $35 3 course Prix Fix dinner Sunday – Thursday. We saw good reviews up on Yelp and decided to see for ourselves.

Firefly San Francisco Interior

Decor, Vibe – Restrained decor, dimly lit, bar area on one wall, large communal table in the main dining room. Families, couples, locals, and people in their 30’s and 40’s were mainly dining.

Menu Pictures

Firefly San Francisco Menu

Firefly San Francisco Menu 2

Wine List

Firefly San Francisco Menu 3

Dessert Menu

Firefly San Francisco Menu 4

Dessert Drinks

Picks:

Firefly San Francisco Brussel Spouts

Yummy Roasted Brussel Spouts ($9) with Reggiano Parmesan and White Truffle Oil were definitely Yummy. Slightly crunchy and covered with cheese, these were the best tasting Brussel sprouts I have had. Good quantity of them too. Perhaps it is time to become a Vegan.

Firefly San Francisco Calamari Salad

Grilled Monterey Bay Calamari Salad ($9.50) with Arugula and Caper, Pine Nut, Raisin Relish was very good sized salad with healthy amounts of tasty calamari. An unusually light appetizer.

Firefly San Francisco Fried Chicken

The Fried Chicken of Your Dreams ($19.75) with Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Peas & Carrots and a Damn Fine Buttermilk Biscuit was very good. Not overly battered, tender on the inside. Not as artery clogging as we initially expected.

Firefly San Francisco Pork Belly

Braised Tender Crispy Pork Belly ($20) with Roasted Sunchokes & Apples, Baby Mizuna Greens and Curried Onion Gastrique was artery clogging but tasted very good. Huge patty of Pork Belly. Nice Sunchokes, which seem to be more like potatoes than artichokes.

OK:

Firefly San Francisco Sorbet Dessert

Meyer Lemon Sorbet ($7.75) and Honey Lavendar Creme Fraiche Mousse with Meyer Lemon Cookies was a decent desert, but not that special. Very sour meyer lemon flavor.

Pans:
None

Firefly Restaurant surprised us with very good food at a very fair price, especially with the $35 3 course dinner. This neighborhood restaurant shows why it has lasted this many years, very good food.
They have glasses of wine from $7.50.

Firefly on Urbanspoon

Firefly Restaurant Overall Rating: (Very Good 2.5)

Come Back?

Food Rating: (Very Good)
Service Rating: (Good)
Atmosphere Rating: (Good)
Value Rating: (Good)

Guide: 0 = poor, 1 = Below/Average, 2 = Good, 2.5 = Very Good, 3 = Excellent , 4 = Extraordinary

Alcohol:Beer, Wine
Attire:Casual
Hours:Mon-Wed 530 - 930pm, Thur-Sat 530 - 10pm, Sun 530 - 9pm
Parking:Street
Reservations:Yes
Prices:$18 - $26
Posted on January 23rd, 2009
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