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Firefly in Noe Valley

pwu_88 Nov 20, 2006 12:44 AM

I was wondering if anyone had been to Firefly lately? I am going with some friends (out of towners) later this week for a post Thanksgiving dinner. Any tips on what to order - tasty specialties ? Unfortunately, the fried chicken is not on the menu right now.

Thanks for the help!

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    abe1329 Nov 20, 2006 10:59 PM

    I order the fish every time. I'm very fussy when it comes to fish and I have ALWAYS been appy with the fish.

    The chicken dinner is good, my husband always orders it...but I prefer the fish.

    Don't forget the potstickers. They are SO tasty!

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      bbqman May 8, 2007 05:13 PM

      My wife and I went to Firefly back in Mid February to celebrate her birthday. From start to finish, it was an A+ experience. The only other restaurant that has done that for us in San Francisco is Aziza.

    2. a_and_w Nov 20, 2006 09:19 PM

      The one time I went (a few years ago) I thought it was good but not great. Food was solid, just not particularly memorable.

      1. ChowFun_derek Nov 20, 2006 08:35 AM

        I have had consistantly good food there ...unusual in a town of inconsistent restaurant experiences...!

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          maestrocy Nov 20, 2006 03:48 AM

          Went last night. Positive experience - The service was very strong. Our party of 4 ordered beet salad, squash soup, postickers, ribs, both veg entrees (the kobek was a little bland - I don't recommend it). The server recommeded the sweet pot. croq. over the barramundi.

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            Mari Nov 20, 2006 03:47 PM

            I was there last night too and really enjoyed everything. Butternut squash soupd with walnut oil, chicken 2 ways and the peanut butter cake with banana was so good. Everyone at our table enjoyed their dishes as well. The service was gracious too. I think the $34 prix fixe can't be beat. I was at Le Charm on Saturday night and had a very poor $28 prix fixe (steak was tough, the tart tatine was overly sweet).

          2. susancinsf Nov 20, 2006 02:58 AM

            I've had the best luck with their vegetarian dishes....

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              NoeMan Nov 20, 2006 02:29 AM

              Other than some service attitude once in awhile, we find it consistently very good.

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                Judith Nov 20, 2006 02:17 AM

                In my opinion Firefly is high on the list of over-rated restaurants . . . unmemorable food, unpredictable and occasionally lousy service.

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                  Sebby Nov 20, 2006 09:21 PM

                  Wow, that's the opposite of my trips to the restaurant. I love the food and the service has always been great. It's one of my favorite neighborhood spots.
                  I really enjoyed the pumpkin steak, if that's on the menu. It's a slab of roasted pumpking, then they tempura it (?). It's really good.

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                    Porcini May 8, 2007 09:38 AM

                    We've always enjoyed our dining experiences at Firefly. The location, intimate atmosphere, savory fare, and attentive, charming service make it worth the special trip. The pot stickers are always amazing. We've also enjoyed the beet and goat cheese salad, lamb meatballs with fennel, delicious duck, steak, and wonderful chocolate desserts. Great place!

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