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Firefly Restaurant Review: Firefly is a popular dining spot among young couples and singles in Washington, D.C. The bar and dining areas are anchored by a large tree trunk decorated with lanterns and a charming rope swing. After the departure of former chef Daniel Bortnick, current chef Matthew Hagan brings the menu back to the South from the earlier New York-style fare. Southern and Tex-Mex selections whet the appetite. At brunch, would you prefer the Firefly omelet with maple roasted butternut squash; the kale and eggs with a grilled polenta cake; or the breakfast tacos with chorizo and eggs? You can start with the mimosas and add on the deviled eggs with a beet mousse and trout eggs. Lunch and dinner are about shrimp and grits, chicken fried oysters, shrimp po' boys, North Carolina-style pulled pork, and much more. A dessert standout is the "Elvis" ice cream sandwich made with roasted banana ice cream, flourless chocolate cake, peanut butter caramel sauce, and bacon tuile. Ask what wines waitstaff would suggest. Cocktails range from classics to house creations, such as the Horns n' Halos spiked with ancho chile liqueur.