Firefly, located in the posh DuPont Circle area, is one of those rare establishments that lend its patrons a TOTAL dining experience. From mouth-watering cuisine to whimsical décor and unmatched ambiance, this restaurant appeals to all your senses.
Executive Chef Daniel Bortnick has found the perfect alchemy between upscale, contemporary American cuisine and grandma’s old fashioned recipes. Whether you’re a seafood lover or a meat and potatoes guy or gal, Firefly has something to tantalize your palate. If you like “surfing”, the shrimp & grits are amazing. But, if you’d rather rest “ashore”, the mini pot roast is highly recommended. The most nostalgic item on the menu has to be the chicken confit pot pie. It’s nothing like the frozen pot pies of the 80’s. This dish puts Swanson’s to shame. Like a little vino with your meal? The wine list at Firefly is quite impressive and the knowledgeable wait staff can help you select the perfect wine to compliment your entree.
The décor and ambiance, of Firefly, are equally as impressive as the food. The lighting and outdoorsy room design create an instant urban picnic—minus insects and repellent. The decorative tree with hanging lanterns is the centerpiece of the restaurant and an immediate eye catcher. If you’re looking for a place to “be beautiful” and “be seen”, you’ll have to find somewhere else to floss. Ironically, as much planning and detail that went into the design of Firefly, the atmosphere is unpretentious. The seating arrangement has created an intimacy that forces you to tear yourself away from your iPhone and your “crack-berry” and get into your dinner mates. Good eats and human interaction…What a novel idea!!
Be advised: You’ll need more than pocket change, if you plan to dine at Firefly, but the portion, taste and atmosphere are well worth the asking price.
**Noteworthy: Firelfy purchases ingredients from local farmers.
Location: 1310 New Hampshire Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20036