It’s been a few months since my last visit, but I still have to tell you about the Firefly Grille. It’s one of those places that if you mention it to someone who’s been there, you will see a big smile.
It’s a small friendly, funky atmosphere, has just enough charm to match it’s really good food.
The Fire Fly Grille gets it right because the flavors are big, the portions are just right, and the inventive sides compliment the proteins.
The menu is small, thus each dish is carefully orchestrated with fresh, local ingredients, and just enough elegance and simplicity to be one of those neighborhood restaurants that has a earned a following. There will be a beef, a seafood, a chicken and a vegetarian dish along with their delicious burger, so everyone can leave happy.
It’s not just the food that attracts me; it’s the approachable friendly wait staff, and the amazing desserts. Not fancy schmancy, but more recognizable, like caramel cake, coconut cake, strawberry cake. You get what I’m saying. This is a great restaurant for regular non-hipsters, (but you’re still getting the food you love and deserve).
One of the most popular items on the menu is the pork belly, a must order if you like pork belly. (I don’t have pictures of it as the night I had it, it was just way too dark, but trust me, it’s tender, and filling and you’ll want to go back and have it again.)
This was a seafood dish I had back in the summer, thus the fresh peaches with the fresh catch of the day.
This is gnocchi with ricotta cheese on a broth with carrots, onion and beets. Comfort food at its best.
The second time we ate there was to celebrate my birthday. I was looking for kid friendly, festive, and I wanted that caramel cake. What I didn’t know was that Doug had ordered a whole entire cake for the table (pricey but worth it), and we had plenty to take home.
This is not an ordinary cake. It’s yellow cake with a bottom layer of gooey chocolate cake that I have yet to figure out how to copy.I’m just going to say it and stand by it. The caramel cake is the best cake ever made in the world, and once you take a bite, it’s hard to stop. I recently had this cake again at a fundraising event, and it was the star of the whole night.
The caramel cake comes from Desserts Designs by Leland and you can order online.
The restaurant is dark, but very cheery because the decorations are amusing with Christmas lights and and all kinds of funky.
Be sure to check the website to see what on for lunch and dinner. The menu changes frequently and is limited to around 8 entree’s which always include one vegetarian dish. As of this writing there is lobster risotto and duck confit, making me want to run right back.
The Firefly Grille is open for lunch and dinner. Please see their website for full details.