Firefly

★★★★☆
  • 3335 N Halsted St

    Chicago, IL 60657

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  • 773-525-2505

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I came here with some friends of mine for a bite, wanted to try something new. Needless to say, whether or not the food is any good this woman, who turns out is the owner, ruined our entire experience. I'm not sure exactly what was going on, but she was horrible! I don't know how she got started talking to one of the guys in my group but she was such a B*TCH! and potentially heavily medicated? Or definitely super drunk! She was slurring her words together, complaining about business, we were all just looking at each other horrified and we had barely settled in to look at a menu!!! She was just a disgusting mess, we were so turned off by her behavior we left without even placing a drink order. Business is 80% communication and people skills, 20% actual talent or product. If the 80% is so ill you never make it to experience the 20%... well enough said.

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★☆☆☆☆

I came here with some friends of mine for a bite, wanted to try something new. Needless to say, whether or not the food is any good this woman, who turns out is the owner, ruined our entire experience. I'm not sure exactly what was going on, but she was horrible! I don't know how she got started talking to one of the guys in my group but she was such a B*TCH! and potentially heavily medicated? Or definitely super drunk! She was slurring her words together, complaining about business, we were all just looking at each other horrified and we had barely settled in to look at a menu!!! She was just a disgusting mess, we were so turned off by her behavior we left without even placing a drink order. Business is 80% communication and people skills, 20% actual talent or product. If the 80% is so ill you never make it to experience the 20%... well enough said.

Pros: seemed like a good idea in theory

Cons: lovely staff

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I've been going here for 2 years, and other than an 8 month stretch with a marginal chef (all fixed now), it's a weekly event.

Generous martini's, attentive staff that remembers your name, your drink, good food... The fish and chips are a must if they're on special.

It's a great haunt on Monday night when most other places are closed, and the kitchen is open late most nights. Attracts a great crowd. Weekend nights can get crowded or noisy.

Overall, it's a friendly, comfortable place, and while not cheap, it's a good value. Your martini may cost $11, but it come in a glass big enough to make any drag queen's hands look small! Food portions are moderate, but extremely well flavored.

Go twice and you'll be treated like family..

Great for romantic dinners, or eating at the bar.

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★★★★★

I've been going here for 2 years, and other than an 8 month stretch with a marginal chef (all fixed now), it's a weekly event.

Generous martini's, attentive staff that remembers your name, your drink, good food... The fish and chips are a must if they're on special.

It's a great haunt on Monday night when most other places are closed, and the kitchen is open late most nights. Attracts a great crowd. Weekend nights can get crowded or noisy.

Overall, it's a friendly, comfortable place, and while not cheap, it's a good value. Your martini may cost $11, but it come in a glass big enough to make any drag queen's hands look small! Food portions are moderate, but extremely well flavored.

Go twice and you'll be treated like family..

Great for romantic dinners, or eating at the bar.

Pros: atmostphere, food, drinks, service

Cons: noisy and crowded on weekend nights

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Firefly is one of my routine "take a date to dinner" spots - You cant go wrong with the service, the delightful food presentation / portion control and the price. And yes, a MARTINI is a MUST! PS - as you progress into the later hours, weekend visitors get a little louder as the night goes on (oh, it could be the wonderful Martini's)

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★★★★★

Firefly is one of my routine "take a date to dinner" spots - You cant go wrong with the service, the delightful food presentation / portion control and the price. And yes, a MARTINI is a MUST! PS - as you progress into the later hours, weekend visitors get a little louder as the night goes on (oh, it could be the wonderful Martini's)

Pros: The Filet

Cons: Noisy later into an eveing

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Went to this place when a friend arrived in town late and we wanted a nice sit down spot that served food past 10pm. This place hit the spot with a wine list and grilled cheese. A large group occupied most of the restaurant but they were polite and entertaining to listen to while we ate.

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★★★★☆

Went to this place when a friend arrived in town late and we wanted a nice sit down spot that served food past 10pm. This place hit the spot with a wine list and grilled cheese. A large group occupied most of the restaurant but they were polite and entertaining to listen to while we ate.

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yum yum. Truley one of my favorites in town for food. Ive been here alot and have never been disappointed, pricey but well worth it, service is great and accomidating as well.

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★★★★☆

yum yum. Truley one of my favorites in town for food. Ive been here alot and have never been disappointed, pricey but well worth it, service is great and accomidating as well.

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WOW! This place is wonderful! We were at Minibar and were looking to grab a quick bite to eat before heading back to our hotel and our server recommended this little place almost right next door, FireFly. Well lemme tell ya kiddies, this place is the cat's a$$ - perfect drinks, wonderful food (a great mix of dressed up comfort food as well as more complex entrees) and the waitstaff/batenders/owner - WONDERFUL PEOPLE! Sarah has herself an awesome group here people, from Maureen (my love), to Ray, to Mr. Jeff. Put it this way, we were in Chicago for the weekend and had dinner there both nights - enough said. A whole buncha thumbs through the roof.

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★★★★★

WOW! This place is wonderful! We were at Minibar and were looking to grab a quick bite to eat before heading back to our hotel and our server recommended this little place almost right next door, FireFly. Well lemme tell ya kiddies, this place is the cat's a$$ - perfect drinks, wonderful food (a great mix of dressed up comfort food as well as more complex entrees) and the waitstaff/batenders/owner - WONDERFUL PEOPLE! Sarah has herself an awesome group here people, from Maureen (my love), to Ray, to Mr. Jeff. Put it this way, we were in Chicago for the weekend and had dinner there both nights - enough said. A whole buncha thumbs through the roof.

Pros: Grilled Cheese, Garlic Mashed Potatoes and the CREPES!!!!!

Cons: a little small, but would rather it be just like it is than change a thing.

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Overall, the place has atmosphere & most of the waitstaff was friendly, but our meal was great we were seated & served by the owner (great hands on treatment). With so many great places in Lakeview This is the palce to go

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★★★★☆

Overall, the place has atmosphere & most of the waitstaff was friendly, but our meal was great we were seated & served by the owner (great hands on treatment). With so many great places in Lakeview This is the palce to go

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Overall, the place has atmosphere & most of the waitstaff was friendly, but our meal tasted bad and when we sent it back & ordered something else, we were treated rudely by the owner. With so many great places in Lakeview and surrounding areas, why would you go here? Thumbs down!

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★★★☆☆

Overall, the place has atmosphere & most of the waitstaff was friendly, but our meal tasted bad and when we sent it back & ordered something else, we were treated rudely by the owner. With so many great places in Lakeview and surrounding areas, why would you go here? Thumbs down!

Pros: Convenient to bar scene on Halsted Street

Cons: Below-average food

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My boyfriend and I stopped by for dinner because of the cute decor and outdoor seating, and when we saw the deviled eggs appetizer on the menu, there were almost tears in our eyes--I'm a Virginia girl and they are my favorite picnic food. The Firefly deviled eggs did not disappoint. Our entrees were pretty good (not fantastic, but good) and the martinis are great and nicely priced. But the deviled eggs are the real attraction and will keep us coming back.

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★★★★★

My boyfriend and I stopped by for dinner because of the cute decor and outdoor seating, and when we saw the deviled eggs appetizer on the menu, there were almost tears in our eyes--I'm a Virginia girl and they are my favorite picnic food. The Firefly deviled eggs did not disappoint. Our entrees were pretty good (not fantastic, but good) and the martinis are great and nicely priced. But the deviled eggs are the real attraction and will keep us coming back.

Pros: I'll say it again-deviled eggs; ambience; friendly crowd

Cons: not the best burger in town

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I was looking for a nice romantic place to take my boyfriend. The lighting and booths worked out perfectly. The menu was small, which disappointed me at first. But the food we ordered was incredible. I was not let down at all. The waiter was also helpful when we were deciding on what bottle of wine to order, even though the place was crazy busy. Overall it was a good experience.

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★★★★★

I was looking for a nice romantic place to take my boyfriend. The lighting and booths worked out perfectly. The menu was small, which disappointed me at first. But the food we ordered was incredible. I was not let down at all. The waiter was also helpful when we were deciding on what bottle of wine to order, even though the place was crazy busy. Overall it was a good experience.

Pros: Good customer service, great food, great wine

Cons: Small place, kind of loud, kind of expensive (but worth it)

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A personal favorite, although on the pricey side - it's the only place I've ever really felt like a $9 martini was well priced. Great date spot, booths have curtains you can draw. Located right at the epicenter of Boystown, but wouldn't be out of place in any other city neighborhood.

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★★★★☆

A personal favorite, although on the pricey side - it's the only place I've ever really felt like a $9 martini was well priced. Great date spot, booths have curtains you can draw. Located right at the epicenter of Boystown, but wouldn't be out of place in any other city neighborhood.

Pros: Great drinks, grilled cheese sandwiches are to die for

Cons: Expensive, sometimes hard to get a table/no reservations accepted

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FireFly has become our kitchen away from home!
There's nothing better than a GREAT martini (or, vodka on the rocks with a twist),
and FABULOUS food to go with it! ...not only do we enjoy the weekly specials that are unveiled every Wednesday, but we also LOVE FireFly's tried and true food - the duck spring rolls, the spinach salad, a hamburger, the chicken and brie sandwhich - the menu is endless. If there's room, look at the dessert list - it's delicious. The friendly staff makes going to FireFly a weekly event... Sarah has created a treasure on Halsted!

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★★★★★

FireFly has become our kitchen away from home!
There's nothing better than a GREAT martini (or, vodka on the rocks with a twist),
and FABULOUS food to go with it! ...not only do we enjoy the weekly specials that are unveiled every Wednesday, but we also LOVE FireFly's tried and true food - the duck spring rolls, the spinach salad, a hamburger, the chicken and brie sandwhich - the menu is endless. If there's room, look at the dessert list - it's delicious. The friendly staff makes going to FireFly a weekly event... Sarah has created a treasure on Halsted!

Pros: friendly staff, reasonably priced, MARTINIS!

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Firefly is the best place on Halstead. The food is better than expected. Try the steak sandwich or the filet. The martinis could cost $15.00, but they only charge $9.00. The ambience is warm and inviting. The staff is great. The staff is full of experienced and talented people who love their job. It isn't really the place for children, but with a couple martinis it becomes an adult paradise.

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★★★★★

Firefly is the best place on Halstead. The food is better than expected. Try the steak sandwich or the filet. The martinis could cost $15.00, but they only charge $9.00. The ambience is warm and inviting. The staff is great. The staff is full of experienced and talented people who love their job. It isn't really the place for children, but with a couple martinis it becomes an adult paradise.

Pros: Great Food, Unmatched Martinis, Ambience

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My partner and I have been going to Firefly since it opened a few years ago. Over the years, the staff has made us feel like part of the family...one of our favorite things to do is sit at the bar on Wednesday nights when Jeff is on duty, drinking and eating...and you can't go wrong with any of the fun servers, Rachelle, Andrea, Todd, Shawn, John, Maureen...and Ray is a friendly face on the floor. Sarah has put together a great group!

The menu has eveything from full dinners to burgers and frittes (best in Chicago) so there is something for everyone. Plus there are always several creative specials available. And the liquor list is great....excellent wines (which they always let us sample to make sure we like them) and wonderful martinis. During the warm months, there is a large outdoor area...great for watching the sights on Halsted Street.

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★★★★★

My partner and I have been going to Firefly since it opened a few years ago. Over the years, the staff has made us feel like part of the family...one of our favorite things to do is sit at the bar on Wednesday nights when Jeff is on duty, drinking and eating...and you can't go wrong with any of the fun servers, Rachelle, Andrea, Todd, Shawn, John, Maureen...and Ray is a friendly face on the floor. Sarah has put together a great group!

The menu has eveything from full dinners to burgers and frittes (best in Chicago) so there is something for everyone. Plus there are always several creative specials available. And the liquor list is great....excellent wines (which they always let us sample to make sure we like them) and wonderful martinis. During the warm months, there is a large outdoor area...great for watching the sights on Halsted Street.

Pros: Outdoor area, Wine List, Specials

Cons: Small, No reservations

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It took awhile to get seated at 8pm on a Friday (as was to be expected) but the Martinis made the wait worth it. The food was excellent, great service and prices. The owner was there making sure everyone was taken care of.

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★★★★☆

It took awhile to get seated at 8pm on a Friday (as was to be expected) but the Martinis made the wait worth it. The food was excellent, great service and prices. The owner was there making sure everyone was taken care of.

Pros: food, price

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FireFly is a place where salad never means iceburg lettuce and where soup isn't tomato pasta or chicken noodle. But other times, when you just gotta have some simple comfort, there is grilled cheese and deviled eggs. FireFly is balanced between class and comfort. Serving sizes are perfect for having a soup, entree AND dessert. Coffee is always hot and robust. The staff seems to stick around, which makes it a cozy place to go coz they know your name. If you like people watching, grab a seat that allows you to peer out the picture windows so you can watch the energy on Halsted evolve as the night passes on.

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★★★★★

FireFly is a place where salad never means iceburg lettuce and where soup isn't tomato pasta or chicken noodle. But other times, when you just gotta have some simple comfort, there is grilled cheese and deviled eggs. FireFly is balanced between class and comfort. Serving sizes are perfect for having a soup, entree AND dessert. Coffee is always hot and robust. The staff seems to stick around, which makes it a cozy place to go coz they know your name. If you like people watching, grab a seat that allows you to peer out the picture windows so you can watch the energy on Halsted evolve as the night passes on.

Pros: Open Late, Good Daily Specials, Trendy Music

Cons: Often Very Crowded

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What a little treasure. The food was great and the portions were more than enough. I wasn't looking to take home a trough of left-overs. The waitstaff is refreshingly happy and without the snotty attitude that you get at a lot of places. The atmosphere was very sexy and the drinks are consistent and fabulous. I recommend this place whole-heartedly.

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★★★★★

What a little treasure. The food was great and the portions were more than enough. I wasn't looking to take home a trough of left-overs. The waitstaff is refreshingly happy and without the snotty attitude that you get at a lot of places. The atmosphere was very sexy and the drinks are consistent and fabulous. I recommend this place whole-heartedly.

Pros: beautiful, friendly staff, great drinks

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I thought my meal there was quite tasty... accompanied by my martini or two... the menu is a bit limited, but it appears that they are doing those things right... as the new place on the block it seems there might be a few kinks to work out, but I like it... I kinda wish that their hours were expanded some (like open earlier in the day, lunch / brunch?)

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★★★★★

I thought my meal there was quite tasty... accompanied by my martini or two... the menu is a bit limited, but it appears that they are doing those things right... as the new place on the block it seems there might be a few kinks to work out, but I like it... I kinda wish that their hours were expanded some (like open earlier in the day, lunch / brunch?)

Pros: tasty food, good drinks /full bar

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The price point at this funky little lounge is refreshingly low for the neighborhood, and the intimate space allows just enough elbow room. Black lacquer tables, tomato-red walls and cozy booths give the place a sexy,…

 

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