Firefly, the quintessential urban neighborhood restaurant, is a down-to-earth spot, where the casual vibe is heightened by the mouth watering cuisine of Executive Chef Daniel Bortnick. Located in the bustling Dupont Circle neighborhood, our menus feature American comfort food reborn as contemporary takes on classics. Discerning regulars at Firefly would insist you try some of their favorites like the mini pot roast, deviled eggs, the 1/2 pound burger with a beer battered pickle or the mac' and cheese, with or without shrimp and bacon. Whatever your tastes, you can always expect exciting and inventive fare, inspired by Bortnick family recipes.
Chef Bortnick is committed to supporting local farmers and purveyors, and uses the season's bounty to drive the ever-evolving menus. Local meats from eco-friendly purveyors are featured in the house-made charcuterie, sausages, and hearty braises. Sustainability is top of mind when selecting seafood, all of which is compliant with the Monterey Bay Aquarium's Seafood Watch list.
Hand-picked to complement the cuisine, the all-American wine list shows an affinity for small winemakers and producers, and a commitment to domestically produced wines that reduces our ecological footprint. Hand-crafted cocktails also rely on local and seasonal ingredients, and some chef consultation, too, for an intriguing collection of refreshing beverages.
Design and decor elements also take a cue from the restaurant's commitment to environmental sustainability. From the salvaged barnwood tables to the recycled wine bottle glassware, there are countless touches that speak to the message; reduce, reuse, recycle. Upon arrival, you will immediately notice the floor-to-ceiling "firefly tree", hung with lanterns and lit by candles. Seated in the intimate 60-seat dining room or the 32-seat lounge, watch the chefs at work in the kitchen tucked behind a rustic stone wall. The soothing environment, accentuated by a welcoming, attentive staff will make you feel like you're part of our family.