Firefly Grill

4.8
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firefly grill is modern farm & table roadhouse. Our approach to food is simple—source the best ingredients possible and stay out of their way. We like to know our food intimately—where and how it is grown, raised, foraged, fished or harvested. The fewer fingerprints and carbon footprints the better. That’s why we have our very own on-site farm and buy locally whenever we can.

Our menu is a showcase of our philosophy with an ever-changing selection of creations from Chef Niall. firefly offers indoor/outdoor seating on the water, lounge seating by the fire, dog friendly seating in the warmer months, several private event spaces, fish feeding, a mindful children's menu and other activities for the kids to enjoy.
We're so glad you're here!

Specials

Easter Restaurant Specials & Reservations

Join us on Easter Sunday for a delicious brunch menu featuring Firefly favorites! Also enjoy Easter Egg Hunts on our beautiful property and an appearance from the Easter Bunny!

Sunday, April 21, 2019

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LM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 1

Amazing farm fresh food and excellent service! Great place for any occasion!! Highly recommend to anyone!

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SG
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I live an hour and half and im looking forward to come back soon! The food was perfect! Server was very patient with me since we had a group of deaf people. The view was beautiful, everything was just perfect! We are coming back soon! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

Firefly Grill
Responded 4 days ago

Thanks so much for the awesome review, SarahG! We can't wait to see you again very soon. Cheers!!!

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JR
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

GREAT service, and outstanding food. Probably the best New York Strip I have ever had. Nice touch for my wife who loves morel mushrooms since the Firefly had a fresh local batch that she thoroughly enjoyed. The only negative was a great deal of seating is VERY close to the party on either side of you and the noise did cause difficulty with conversation. Next time, we will request a table out in what appears to be a "sun room" overlooking their pond. Overall, a great experience and we will be back.

Firefly Grill
Responded 4 days ago

Hi Jay! Thanks so much for your great review! We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your experience, and next time, we are more than happy to put you on our insulated porch. It offers a beautiful setting. See you again soon!

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1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Our waiter offered us an appetizer that is in season so we went with that. He didn't tell us the price, however we didn't ask either. They were morel mushrooms that were very bland with way too much breading, and for $25. For that price I would expect a flavor explosion, and not just price shock when I get the bill. With that said, everything else we had ordered was very good. Service was great and for being so busy we never waited long for anything.

Firefly Grill
Responded 4 days ago

Hi Nate! Thank you so much for your honest review. We hate to hear you didn't enjoy your morel mushrooms, but it also sounds like we need to check on our selling practices a bit. Please know, we take these reviews seriously, and will work to make sure your experience is flawless in the future. Thanks again for the review, and we hope to see you again very soon.

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CS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful dining experience. Relaxing atmosphere with delicious food and fast friendly service.

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Responded 6 days ago

Thanks for the awesome review, CindyS!

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YR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The entire dining experience was fantastic!! Can’t wait to return for another wonderful meal!!

Firefly Grill
Responded 6 days ago

Wow - THANK YOU! We super appreciate your great review. Hope we can see you again very soon, YellowRose - Cheers! team firefly

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P
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We have enjoyed several meals at this nice restaurant, having driven from Kankakee because of the quality of the food and service. After our lunch we spent the next two days at the Ebertfest in Champaign where our dining was less consistent. Keep up the good work (and consider opening another restaurant in our home town!).

Firefly Grill
Responded 6 days ago

Thanks for the awesome review, Pjoe! We appreciate your continued support, and hope we can see you again very soon - Cheers to you! team firefly

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Indiana
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

We were referred by a friend who told us the ribeye was out of this world. The ambience is modern farmhouse which we absolutely loved! The service was spot on - even when they got busier. And now... the food... it was alright. The steak our friend told us about - not so great. I don’t believe the grill is hot enough because the fat hadn’t even rendered inside the steak. My filet was good but lacked salt and seasoning. We had a crab appetizer and it was pretty good. Again, lack of salt. And the scallops are $5 EACH as an addition. We didn’t know that until the bill came. Waiter should have told us that. Overall, the ambience and service will be the reason we come back. Maybe not try the steak next time.

Firefly Grill
Responded on April 9, 2019

Hello! Thank you so much for the 4-star review... However, we hate to hear you didn't enjoy your food. We hope you can come see us again soon and get the opportunity to really "Wow" you. Please know, we always want to make sure to take care of these things real time. So if you aren't enjoying your food, let us know, and we will do our best to make it right. Again, we thank you for your feedback, and hope to see you again soon - Cheers! team firefly

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d
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our experience at Firefly Grill was wonderful. The service was great, the atmosphere is relaxing and the food was outstanding. The chicken sand was the best I've ever had. My wife and I split a salad and the did it for us in the kitchen before bringing it to our table. I ask to speak to a Manager before leaving and the owner took the time to come out and talk with us. Very impressed!!

Firefly Grill
Responded on April 10, 2019

Wow! Thank you so much for the awesome review, dawnk! We are so glad you enjoyed your experience and appreciate your business. Hopefully we get to see you again very soon... Cheers! team firefly

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HD
St. Louis
7 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went down for the annual morel dinner. Excellent. Each course was delicious and the wine paring were spot on. We will be back next year.

Firefly Grill
Responded on April 10, 2019

Wow! Thank you so much for the awesome review... And joining us for our Morel Dinner! We are so glad you enjoyed yourselves and can't wait to see you again soon. Cheers! team firefly

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B
Hawaii
31 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have eaten there many times and it is always excellent. The server was super attentive and helpful. The only thing that was sub-par, and it always is, was the morel mushroom appetizer which was deep fried a little too long, and the coating was too pronounced. Our guests wanted to try them so we shared an order. It would pay the staff to have a local cook show them how morels are most often served. My friend and I enjoyed making several selections from your outstanding bourbon menu.

Firefly Grill
Responded on April 9, 2019

Hi Bing! Thank you so much for the great review, and the feedback on our morel mushrooms. Please know, we are always trying to improve our dishes, so your opinion is much appreciated. I will make sure Chef gets this information. We appreciate your sharing your experience, and hope we can see you again very soon. Cheers! team firefly

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St. Louis
12 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Met family there on way to Chicago for a baby shower. Wonderful fresh food as always!

Firefly Grill
Responded on April 8, 2019

Wow - Great review! So glad you found us. Hope to see you again soon - Cheers! team firefly

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J
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Drove 1 hours + to take advantage of special morel menu. Well worth the drive! Had a slight misunderstanding about table arrangement; was given a gift and gift card on the way out, totally unexpectedly, as a gesture from the staff, in spite of the restaurant being filled to capacity. So impressed that our little disappointment was taken so seriously. But by far, the star of the show was the creative and outstading menu and fantastic culinary skills of Chef Niall and staff.

Firefly Grill
Responded on April 8, 2019

Hi Joandownstate! We are so glad we could redeem ourselves and that you could enjoy a delicious meal at Firefly Grill. We always try to go the extra mile for our clients as we truly appreciate each and every one you. Thank you for traveling to see us... And we can't wait to see you again! Cheers! team firefly

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RB
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent. The service was prompt, the waitress was very attentive. We will definitely recommend the Firefly Grill to our friends.

Firefly Grill
Responded on April 8, 2019

Thanks for the awesome review, RandyB! We are so glad you enjoyed your experience, and we hope to see you again soon for another chance to "wow" you! Cheers! team firefly

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Firefly is my new favorite restaurant.

Firefly Grill
Responded on April 3, 2019

Wow!! Thank you so much... We are honored. Thanks for the awesome review!

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RR
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food is excellent. Portions are small for the price.

Firefly Grill
Responded on April 1, 2019

Thanks for the great review, RickR!

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H
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated my birthday at Firefly grill. Party of 8. Seated immediately upon arrival. Staff was excellent, informative, friendly and efficient! Food was excellent, morel mushrooms are worth a try and the poutine is worth writing home about. Everyone in the party raved about the food. Clean and comfortable atmosphere. Kudos to the cooks and staff! Looking forward to my next experience at the Firefly Grill! Oh and the Ameretto Snow Storm woo!

Firefly Grill
Responded on April 1, 2019

Wow! Thank you so much for the awesome review, Halo! We are so glad you enjoyed your celebration with us, and can't wait to see you again very soon for another Amaretto Snowstorm. Cheers! team firefly

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Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Overall love going here. Love the ambiance, professional waiters, and generally the food. It’s a breath of fresh air in the area. The motel mushrooms were great fun to find and prepared wonderfully. The Caesar salad needs some flavor imho. I’ll be back many times though!

Firefly Grill
Responded on April 1, 2019

Thanks for the awesome review! We will be sure to check on our Caesar salad dressing and please know, we appreciate your feedback. We hope to see you again very soon - Cheers! team firefly

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great as usual, although a tad saltier than normal. And the new chairs were uncomfortable on my back, but I'm used to carrying a pillow with me so no problem. I absolutely love this place and the good, but especially Kristi and chef Niall!

Firefly Grill
Responded on April 1, 2019

Thanks for the awesome review! It sounds like we need to check our salt use a bit... But know we are going to start looking into it right away. We hope to see you on your next visit very soon, Cheers!

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MC
St. Louis
17 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service!!

Firefly Grill
Responded on April 1, 2019

Thanks for the awesome review, MCDM!

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Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was amazing. both hostess and server acknowledged our allergies, server was personal and gave great recommendations. Food was outstanding.

Firefly Grill
Responded on April 1, 2019

Thanks so much for the awesome review! We are so glad you enjoyed your experience and we were able to take care of your allergies. We hope to see you again very soon, Cheers!

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SO
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

We always enjoy coming here - the food is amazing - we were there on a busy Friday night and service wasn't as great as in the past but nothing horrible - waitress was very nice but I could tell she was busy and a bit frazzled. I would be too - I could not do it.

Firefly Grill
Responded on March 27, 2019

Hi SueO! Thanks so much for the awesome review! However, it sounds like we need to take a look at staffing on our upcoming busy nights. We appreciate the feedback, and hope to see you soon for the great service and food you expect from Firefly Grill - Cheers!

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Indiana
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Stopped here on our way to Texas for vacation and it was absolutely delicious!!! Will def be making an extra drive here to eat again!!! Soooo gooooood!

Firefly Grill
Responded on March 25, 2019

Wow - Thanks for the awesome review! We are so glad you found us on your travels, and can't wait to see you again in the future. Cheers - team firefly

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1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food the service was amazing the only problem the chairs were uncomfortable.

Firefly Grill
Responded on March 25, 2019

Hello! Thank you so much for the honest review. It looks like you enjoyed your experience, which is great! We just purchased our new chairs, but will take your remarks into consideration when making our next change. When making your reservation, please consider requesting a booth, and hopefully that will make a more comfortable dining experience for you. We appreciate your support and hope to see you again soon - Cheers! team firefly

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Austin
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best salmon I may have ever had. Wow

Firefly Grill
Responded on March 25, 2019

Wow - Thank you for the amazing review! We are so glad to hear you enjoyed the salmon. Hope to see you again soon!

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B
Oklahoma City
16 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We always eat at Firefly when traveling on I 70 from west to east.

Great reliable restaurant

Firefly Grill
Responded on March 18, 2019

Thanks for the awesome review, Bill... We appreciate your continued support, and can't wait to see you on your next visit - Cheers!

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o
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite places when we are in the area (which isn’t very often.

Firefly Grill
Responded on March 15, 2019

Thanks for stopping by, outwithadoll! We are so glad you enjoyed, and appreciate you continually stopping at our restaurant when you are in town. Cheers!

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A
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food. Great atmosphere

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Responded on March 11, 2019

Thank you so much for the awesome review, pearlA!

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AB
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had the crab cakes with whipped potatoes. It was delicious. Server, Amanda, did a great job as well. We’ll be back.

Firefly Grill
Responded on March 11, 2019

Thanks for the awesome review, AmyB! We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your meal. We will be sure to share your review with Amanda. See you again soon!

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H
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

All was fine, just vastly overpriced. Cost outweighs benefits.

Firefly Grill
Responded on March 11, 2019

Hi Hobbes! Thanks for your honest review, we appreciate it. Please know, our pricing is driven by our farm fresh ingredients and the farmers and foragers that put so much time into sourcing the best ingredients. We strive to be the best, but will take a look at our pricing to see if we are missing something. Thanks again for your feedback, and we hope we see you again!

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g
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always. Consistently great food, great service. Loved the bourbon tasting ❤️

Firefly Grill
Responded on March 11, 2019

Thanks for the awesome review! We are so glad you enjoyed the bourbon tasting. See you again soon!

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PR
Indiana
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had reservations at 7:00 on a Monday, but probably would not have needed them as it wasn't super-busy. They seated us right away at a nice table. Service was excellent. The food was served promptly and was very good.

Firefly Grill
Responded on March 11, 2019

Thanks for the awesome review, PhilR! And we appreciate you making a reservation, mostly because, you never know when we might be busy! We appreciate your kind words, and hope to see you again soon - Cheers!

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WH
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great as always!

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Responded on March 6, 2019

Wow - Thanks WalterH! Hope to see you again soon.

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LA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely delicious...scallops and risotto!! I can't wait to come back!

Firefly Grill
Responded on March 6, 2019

Thanks for the awesome review, LesaA! Come see us again soon... Cheers!

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DG
Grand Rapids
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Server should let customers know daily specials before ordering

Firefly Grill
Responded on March 4, 2019

Hi Dawn! Thank you for the 5-Star review. We hope you enjoyed your experience! We also appreciate your feedback for our servers. We will make sure this continues to stay in our training procedure and will make sure it's being done. Cheers! team firefly

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g
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brought some friends to Firefly for their first time. They are from the Chicago area. After finishing their meal, he said his steak was better than what they can get in Chicago. We just smiled and said ...... We know ❤️. It's just ALWAYS a good meal.

Firefly Grill
Responded on March 4, 2019

WOW! Now that's a compliment! Thank you so much for bringing your friends to see us... and for your continued visits! We love hearing about your experience, and appreciate your amazing review. Hope to see you again very soon - Cheers! team firefly

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S
Chicago
63 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Always enjoy this restaurant. Had the asian bowl which was yummy, had a kick but it was great. Also shared the mousse dessert. Delish!

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Responded on February 27, 2019

Hi Sandking! Thank you so much for your awesome review! We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your asian bowl and mousse - Yum! Hope to see you again very soon.

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GS
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, service and interaction from I’m our waitress, Kelly, was top notch!

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Responded on February 27, 2019

Wow! Thank you so much for the awesome review, GaryS! We are so thrilled to hear you enjoyed your experience, and we will share your kind words with Kelly. Hope to see you soon! team firefly

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JB
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, very nice atmosphere and friendly staff. My boyfriend and I sat in the area over looking the lake...it was very nice.

Firefly Grill
Responded on February 26, 2019

Thanks for the awesome review, JeanB! We are so glad you and your boyfriend enjoyed your time with us. Hope to see you again soon - Cheers! team firefly

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RS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great -- good food, service, comfortable even sitting by window overlooking the pond. Did seem a bit noisy, but that may be my hearing aid needing adjusting.

Firefly Grill
Responded on February 26, 2019

Hi RobertS! Thanks for the awesome review. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your experience. See you again soon!

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