The husband and I discovered that Firefly (in Dupont) is gluten free friendly last winter. We called ahead and when I arrived at the restaurant, the chef had created a special menu for me on which he crossed out the dishes that I could not have. I was left with many delicious options to choose from. Now Firefly actually has a gluten free menu and every time the husband calls to make reservations, they have in their computer that I cannot have gluten.
Even if I didn’t have celiacs, I would still love Firefly and its food! The atmosphere at this small restaurant is warm and not too loud. The decor is very cool and there’s even a tree in the middle of the restaurant. You can order off the menu in the bar or the restaurant and there is a nice wine selection. The wait staff is very friendly and helpful. They always tell me what specials I can and can’t have as well and they’re always willing to change the dish so that I can get what I want.
My absolute favorite thing on the menu…the mini pot roast. This dish is cooked so perfectly that it falls apart in your mouth. The sauce is gluten free and the mashed potatoes that it comes with, so not a thing has to be changed.
I just checked the Firefly website and they now have a GF menu posted online: http://www.firefly-dc.com/frffood/firefly_gluten_free_menu.pdf (The bold items are the ones that are GF.)
Also of note about the menu, the Truffle Fries are totally gluten free because they’re not fried in contaminated oil! So, if you’re craving fries, Firely is the place to go! I’ve never had the grits…they say they’re gluten free but I would ask about the bacon before I order them. Next time I’ll inquire about those!
If you want to try Firefly, you should definitely make reservations because the restaurant is small and a popular spot for many DC folks. Firefly: 1310 New Hampshire Avenue NW Washington, DC 20036 202.861.1310