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Universal City Area
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11720 Ventura Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91604-2615
+1 818-762-1833
17:00 - 02:00
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Sun 17:00 - 01:00
Mon - Sat 17:00 - 02:00
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Los Angeles, California
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39 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So, this restaurant is on the venture strip, in which there are a million restaurants. There is definitely a cool vibe there, with all the book shelves and the outdoor patio and fire places but the food was...wow, I just don't know what to say but average. It definitely wasn't bad, and yet it was not great. It felt like... More 

Thank Lisa W
Bakersfield, California, United States
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464 reviews
323 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 258 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed this place. Hadn't been in 10 years and wow they didn't miss a beat. Might of even improved. I will be back.

Thank Tommy L
Pasadena, California
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342 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food here is actually very good. It is creative and delicious. Any ambience is great. The desserts are not very good though. And the service, in the kitchen, is beyond slow slow slow. We were seated 30 minutes after our reservation time. And the main course was not served until an hour and a half after that. Management was... More 

Thank PilotMichael
Bellevue, Washington
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67 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Beautiful restaurant and wonderful food. They definitely did not have the first string in for servers that night. It was like someone dismissed the serving staff and bartenders that night and then rounded up total strangers on the street and had them fill in. We were a party of eight on a fairly busy night but not a crazy night.... More 

Thank TravelingDawg78
Level Contributor
10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Firefly has no sign. I know it's by choice, because there is a big blank space for one right over the restaurant. I'm not sure what the thinking here is, but it seems to work. I love Firefly for special occasions and brunch, though I used to love it more before they lost the amazing jazz trio that used to... More 

Thank Danny K
Edina, MN
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98 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Fun restaurant with good food. A bit hard to find unless you know exactly where it is. The exterior is heavily covered in ivy and there is no sign (as far as I could see). Even the entrance is dark and sort of obscure. Atmosphere is fun starting with a library like bar revealing a garden like dining room. Food... More 

Thank steveofoto1
Montreal, Canada
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70 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

What a find! My friend has gone here many times and wanted to take us Newbies to this great restaurant. We had 10 people in the group and felt at home. Ambiance was amazing. What a great way to end a hectic two days. Will definitely go back.

Thank gargoylelair
Los Angeles, California
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69 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

Fun place...good food...good wine list. VERY NOISEY...almost impossible to have a conversation. Everyone around us was yelling because no one could hear. Food was terrific though. Wine on the pricey side..$15 for a glass of no name Cabernet? Service good. Love the ambiance in the room. The waitress should have asked for our order sooner...but she couldn't hear us! We... More 

Thank Bill N Lisa J
New York City, New York
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62 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

Whether you bring friends or a date for just drinks by the bar, lounge area or sit and eat, Firefly is a great locations! The cocktails are tasty and it has good fish and meat dishes.

Thank TravelersKnow
Los Angeles, California
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

My friend suggested we go there last night. We called they said we can sit at the lounge. After we got there and asked for a table of 3, they said 35 minute wait. So we sat at the lounge and ordered drink. We got our table an hour and a half later. But the hostess was nice and took... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11720 Ventura Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91604-2615
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Universal City Area
  • Neighbourhood: Universal City Area
  • Phone Number: +1 818-762-1833

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?