Firefly - Studio City

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In January 2002 Firefly Restaurant opened, one of Studio City’s most unique and respected dining and drinking establishments. Firefly seamlessly melds refined and rustic, vintage and contemporary. The "Library”, the bar, the outdoor dining and multiple patios offers a space that is warm and inviting, comfortable yet lively. We embody the sophistication of a fine dining restaurant and the personality of a neighborhood establishment.

Venue name: Firefly - Studio City
Address: 11720 Ventura Blvd
Studio City
Price: $31 to $50

Average User Rating

1 / 5

Rating Breakdown

  • 5 star:0
  • 4 star:0
  • 3 star:0
  • 2 star:0
  • 1 star:1
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While the space was cute, the food did not blow me away.  It's forgettable. The reason for the one star, and the reason I will not be coming back, nor would I recommend this restaurant to any of my friends is the service/treatment by management.

I've been to Firefly on two occasions: once for dinner, once for brunch.  On the day I was there for brunch, I couldn't find parking so I used the valet.  A few days after dining at the restaurant I received a parking ticket in the mail for the time and date that I was in the restaurant.  In other words, the valet parked my car in a red zone. Not sure why the ticket wasn't on the windshield, but it wasn't.  I contacted the restaurant, and instead of taking responsibility, they gave me a number and name of the person who runs the valet, who *shocker* wouldn't answer the phone.

I tried contesting the ticket, which was $93, to no avail.  My point is not that $93 is necessarily a lot of money, but please be advised that the valet is parking cars in red zones, and you may be ticketed.  According to the City of Los Angeles, the owner of the car is still responsible for the ticket.  Any other restaurant that is this expensive (for dinner I was with 2 other people and the bill was close to $400; for brunch we were a party of 2 and the bill was close to $100) would have 1. let me speak to a manager (after 3 or 4 calls to restaurant I could only get a woman named Joan on the line and she said she is not a manager) and 2. just given me the cost of the ticket or a voucher for the restaurant at a later date.  It's not worth it to go all the way to the valley for mediocre food and watered down drinks, and on top of that get a $93 ticket.  

Definitely warning all my friends/colleagues not to bother.