Dupont Circle’s Firefly Kitchen + Bar Reveals Its Highly-anticipated Revival
The newly renovated restaurant offers an approachable and inviting dining experience in an iconic D.C. neighborhood
Washington, D.C. – February X, 2021 -- Situated in the heart of Washington, D.C.’s bustling Dupont Circle, Firefly Kitchen + Bar is pleased to announce its grand reopening on Friday, February 12 following extensive renovations and new culinary concepts. Helmed by the restaurant’s newly appointed General Manager Anastasiia Le Ber-Hehelska, the transformed longtime neighborhood icon is primed to make a splash upon reentry into the dining scene with creative mixology and new American Cuisine. It will serve as a refreshed social hub for locals and guests of the adjoining Hotel Madera.
Upon opening, the new menus will include takeout, dinner, and weekend brunch and feature hardy yet thoughtful courses like Citrus Tamarind Lacquered St. Louis Rib Tips, Chickpea Stew and Creamy Horseradish Mashed Potato, complemented by lighter fare such as Fire Roasted Rainbow Beets and Crispy Beech Mushrooms. The weekend brunch features classic favorites like Egg White Frittata and Eggs Benedict, accompanied by original dishes including PB&J Stuffed Brioche French Toast and Kimchi Pork Hash. Guests will note a hint of Asian influence throughout the menus, with staples like Sticky Mango Chicken Wings, Peking Duck Tacos, and Kimchi & Vegetable Waffle.
In addition to its fresh, international twist on classic American fare, the beloved Firefly Kitchen + Bar features crafted signature cocktails with premier spirits and playful garnishes, served in a warm and inviting environment ideal for happy hours, drinks with friends, and intimate dinners. Firefly’s Happy Hour menu will entice local professionals with appetizing bites and crafted cocktails for $8, $7 wine by the glass and $6 draft beer every Wednesday – Friday from 4:00 p.m. through 7:00 p.m.
“I couldn’t be more excited to lead the Firefly team in its grand reopening,” said Le Ber-Hehelska. “Our menus are deliciously eclectic, offering a melting pot of new American, classic comfort foods, and a splash of Asian fusion for a dining experience that feels like a hug to the soul. I believe upon reopening, Firefly will reclaim its spot as the go-to local hangout for nearby professionals, friends and families.”
The restaurant’s new open-floor concept lends itself to both private and semi-private dining options, ideal for small group celebrations. Its design features hard lines and plush textures, including jewel-toned crushed velvet banquettes, midcentury modern chairs with art nouveau patterns, hardwood floors and floor-to-ceiling accordion windows that retract in warmer months. Al-fresco dining will begin on its Terrace this Spring, and in colder months, the welcoming environment invites passersby to stop in, cozy up, and stay awhile.
Firefly is centrally located near many of the city’s downtown workplaces, renowned museums and cultural institutions, and will initially open for takeout and in-restaurant dinner at 25 percent capacity Wednesday through Saturday, as well as for weekend brunch.
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About Firefly Kitchen + Bar
Situated in the heart of Washington, D.C.’s bustling Dupont Circle, Firefly Kitchen + Bar is a newly transformed neighborhood icon offering creative mixology and new American Cuisine to locals and guests of the adjoining Hotel Madera. The Kitchen + Bar serves as a refreshed social hub and the go-to spot for local celebrations and intimate gatherings, open for dinner Wednesday through Sunday, weekend brunch and take-out. Follow us on Instagram: @FireflyDC and link us on Facebook: @FireflyDC
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