Firefly Bistro, in South Pasadena, offers customers a wholesome menu. Find shrimp salad, stuffed trout, cod cakes, steaks, and a decent range of ... More
Firefly Bistro, in South Pasadena, offers customers a wholesome menu. Find shrimp salad, stuffed trout, cod cakes, steaks, and a decent range of desserts. Wine and beer are also on the cards, but feel free to get your own poison. The menu changes with the season, allowing patrons to savor more of their flavors. Take in the dreamy decor; besides, an amiable staff make dining at Firefly even more worthwhile.
I had a rack of lamb dish that might be the best food I have ever tasted. They need more selection but frankly i'd just eat the lamb forever. They were also very good with my food allergy issues. That gets my kudos.
My wife and I tried Firefly for the first time on Saturday night, August 11 around 7:00 p.m. There was no waiting. We were with our son and his girlfriend; our son had eaten there once before and liked it. The setting is pleasant, a covered patio. The menu was varied yet limited. For example, there was one beef selection, one chicken, one fish. If the cut or preparation didn't appear appealing there was no alternative. My son ordered country duck and liked it. His girlfirend had the only beef selection; flat iron steak. They did not have an appetizer. They both were satisfied with their choice. My wife wasn't as hungry. She ordered a cup of gazpacho as an appetizer and fried mushrooms as an entree. I had a tomato and beet salad and chicken mole. The gazpacho was nicely seasoned and the tomato and beet salad excellent. However, the fried mushrooms had been sliced into small slivers and fried in a tempura batter. The mushroom pieces became lost in the soggy batter and lacked flavor as well as crispiness. The chicken mole was too spicy for my taste. Service was excellent. A man who appeared to be the manager came by late in the meal and asked each of us how we liked our meal. He got to me last and I indicated it was just so so. He asked the problem and when told it was too spicy said it could have been replaced with another choice if they had known sooner (part of the problem was that no other choice would have appealed to me; I probably would have ordered a second appetizer). At that point he walked off; my entree was not comped, no complimentary dessert or glass of wine.......nothing. We skipped dessert. We ordered a bottle of Angeline merlot priced at $30 and two additional glasses of the same ($9.50 each). Without tip the total was $150; pricey for an unsatisfying meal. We won't be back.
I decided to try Firefly after reading so many great reviews on line. I don't know what these other people ate when they went there, but our dinner was terrible. DO NOT go here for the food. It might be a nice place for drinks. The setting is nice, mostly all tables outdoor in a courtyard, but the food was very expensive and terrible. The food was terrible. Poor quality, poor presentation, and very small portions.
I was very happy with the service, the owners are very nice. Food was well prepared, and the deserts were phenomenal!! I went with my boyfriend in the evening and enjoyed a wonderful dinner by candlelight. There are heaters outside if you get too cold. Awesome!