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4288 24th St. (Douglass St.) Send to Phone
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Eclectic cuisine served by a knowledgeable waitstaff at a restaurant tucked deep into Noe Valley.
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Firefly Restaurant Review

: Firefly’s cooking is inventive but free of big city pretensions. The giant firefly sculpture above the entrance and the eclectic art collection add the dash of whimsy needed to bridge the divide between sophisticated intentions and neighborhood sentiment. Premium ingredients from produce to meat shore up a well-meaning menu that could be considered a mixed bag in a higher-profile environment. Here, it simply reflects the kitchen's love of the craft and desire to explore. Pancetta-stuffed figs, tiny snowballs of goat cheese and a huckleberry vinaigrette top a plate of organic field greens. Comfort food lovers will enjoy the meatloaf served with a pillow of mashed potatoes, gravy, and the requisite peas and carrots. More adventurous tastes will appreciate the basil aïoli-crusted snapper or the risotto with butternut squash. A thoughtful wine list means that the ideal glass or bottle will be available, regardless of your entrée. A happy waitstaff knows both the menu and the well-chosen wine list. The comfortable, quiet room is a joy; it's sure to bring anyone's stress level down a notch.

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