- General Info:
- Firefly Grille was opened in the Spring of 2001 by Curt Cole, a born and raised Nashvillian, experienced restauranteur, and family man. Firefly is Curt's answer to Nashville's need for a restaurant providing high quality, sophisticated cuisine, without the fuss of the traditional fine dining experience. (Imagine wearing jeans and a t-shirt while eating a high quality filet...Isn't that the dream?) So, Firefly was born-a funky, cozy, and casual neighborhood restaurant, providing an eclectic, worldly, seasonally-changing menu with a southern twist. Firefly Grille uses high quality ingredients to create unique dishes, sourcing locally whenever possible. Located in the heart of Green Hills on Bandywood Drive, Firefly is about 300 yards away from the famous Bluebird Cafe, as well as a wide array of Nashville's finest local favorites. For fifteen years, Firefly has remained a local secret, voted "Best Neighborhood Restaurant" by the Nashville Scene twice.
- Payment method:
- all major credit cards, amex, debit, discover, master card, visa
- Green Hills
- Bar & Grills, Take Out Restaurants, Restaurants
- Other Information:
Parking: Lot, Private
Bike Parking: No
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Take Out: Yes
Cuisines: Barbecue, Eclectic, American, Cajun & Creole, International
Alcohol: Yes, Full Bar
Takes Reservations: Yes
Outdoor Seating: No
Price Range : Average
11/13/2011Provided by Citysearch -
When you read that the decor is funky, believe it. Be prepared. It looks like someone went into the attic and just stapled what they found to the walls. It is a bit of a shocker at first but as the night goes on, it creats really good conversation topics.
Once you have gotten over the tacky decorations, order all three courses. The food is amazing and you shouldn't miss out on any of it! Don't waste your meal on the hamburger, get adventurous and order one of the amazing creations from the chef.
The waiters seem a little funny in the head, but they are very well informed about the menu. They can help you with everything down to the wine selection. I was impressed when the waiter didn't suggest the most expensive item on the list. He really tried to find something that would meet what we wanted.
Though the food is amazing, the price is high. Be prepared to spend when you come. Believe me when I say it is completely worth it!
05/29/2011Provided by Citysearch -
Many people go to Firefly for great food served in an unpretentious, relaxed atmosphere. We are no different. They have a fantastic chef and the menu is always interesting. Firefly is a must visit when we have out of town guests. There is a worrying trend happing over the past few visits. Waitstaff that would be unsuited to work at Shoney's! During our last visit with friends from overseas the waiter was wearing camouflage, mumbled ( a lip full of Skoal? ) from a menu that he obviously knew nothing about and served 2 our of 4 entrees that were wrong. Add reaching across our faces to take the dirty dishes away and never filling the water glasses and it was an embarrassing outing to a restaurant that we raved about. It's a shame to see the FIrefly tradition turn into this. Great food with terrible service equals mediocre restaurant.
11/08/2010Provided by Citysearch -
I really loved the atmosphere, but was very disappointed in the service. Our server had a ball cap on covering long hair and would start talking to us as he was approaching our table before we could even hear him. I also had trouble ordering because there really aren't many substitutions that can be made. Don't get me wrong, I respect a good executive chef, but some nights I'm just not in the mood for pork belly. Anyway... the food I got was very good, and the bartender was excellent- (we sat in the bar for an hour before being seated). Unfortunately service means a lot to me and because of our unprofessional server I will not be rushing back in the doors.
09/09/2010Provided by Citysearch -
Firefly used to be really good a couple of years ago. I loved their hamburgers and they had the most charming menu. But recently, the food has gotten worse and the the last time I went in, the waitress treated my husband and I like we were a nuisance. We don't go there any more.
08/03/2010Provided by Citysearch -
How this restaurant ever got a good reputation in Nashville is beyond me!! I love dining out and have many favorites in Nashville, but this isn't one of them.
The menu is a boring rehash of last year's trends, and the food is not well-prepared at that. The service is horrible and the wait staff seem disinterested, bored and too busy to bother with you.
The only way I can think that Firefly Grille has such a good rating is that the owners and staff have stuffed the virtual ballot box. AVOID!!
06/01/2010Provided by Citysearch -
My friends have mentioned Firefly Grille several times, but I'm really not in the Green Hills area very much and had never been there before. This was the best meal I've had in 2010! We started off with tuna tartar and a platter of exotic cheeses. Our server suggested an incredible wine and was laid back but very professional. Then, I had a scallop entree that I have to have again. I guess, I WILL in the green Hills area a lot.
05/31/2010Provided by Citysearch -
Just ate at Firefly last night and had a wonderful time once again. This time I enjoyed the pasta of the day, which was fussili with sauteed shrimp and veggies in a roasted red pepper tomato sauce. It was simply amazing!
The staff is always so welcoming and friendly, and the bartender makes the best drinks. I usually go for a manhattan. Dude knows his drinks. Definitely goin back again soon.
03/13/2010Provided by Citysearch -
I took my girlfriend there on Valentines Day on a recommendation from a friend, and Firefly instantly became one of our favorite places to eat in Nashville. The food was AMAZING. The staff was extremely knowledgeable and helpful. The menu had a good selection of seasonal and fresh menu items that made it extremely difficult to narrow it down to 2 entrees. We can't wait to go back again soon!