1009 El Centro St
South Pasadena, CA 91030

Firefly Bistro

Neighborhoods: South Pasadena
Cuisine: Brunch, American, Californian

Firefly Bistro is a Brunch, American, and Californian restaurant where most Menuism users came for a romantic date, paid between $10 and $25, and tipped less than 15%.

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 Boston, MA

cute outdoor california cuisine

pseudo outdoor restaurant (you’re outside but under a huge tent/tarp). we went for brunch and the food was pretty good. there was also a guy playing live blues.

Green Goddess Omelet

good portion size (not too big like most omelets) and very tasty. my only complaint was that they used canned artichokes instead of fresh ones.

Fresh Baked Banana-Walnut Bread

the bread was straight out of the oven and still warm. very good.


A cute date place. Yummy sangria (and other drinks). The ...

A cute date place. Yummy sangria (and other drinks). The menu is constantly changing, but the food I had at the time was yummy.

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 Pasadena, CA

Perfect Summer dinner

I can’t think of a better place to eat in the neighborhood on a hot summer night. They have great outdoors seating, they use the freshest local produce, they have that good sangria and relatively inexpensive wine options…It was just a perfect meal.

Simply put, everything tasted fantastic.

Pan Roasted Creole Pork Chop

The sweet mashed potato puree with the spicy pork chop cooked perfectly… great match.

Warmed Blueberry Upsidedown Cake

Plump fresh blueberries in there, with a great maple ice cream. We had a glass of Muscat to wash it down and it just was the perfect ending to a perfect meal.

B.B.Q. Beef Brisket Crostini

impossible to eat in one bite, guaranteeing a messy second bite but amazingly tasty.

B.L.T. Dunguness Crab Napolean

This is where the fresh produce really kicks in. They had the best heirloom tomatoes, acting as the bread pieces of the sandwich. With the crab and the goat cheese, it was just out of this world.

Summer Tomato and Golden Beet Salad

Same fantastic heirloom tomato meets the sweetest golden beet. Yum.

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 Pasadena, CA

Not Going Back

My wife and I went here for Valentine’s Day and had an absolutely terrible meal with atrocious service. The $100/couple set price was exorbitant. When I asked the waiter for details on how a dish was prepared the waiter took the menu from me and read the description (NOTE: I can read), which he had clearly never studied. After running out of ingredients for one of the three main course dishes they were serving that night, my wife and I finally settled on the arctic char and rib-eye plates. I spend more time and energy in the process of chewing my flat leathery steak than the chef had apparently spent in culinary school. The manager (owner?) and waiter were ill prepared and conceited. I will not be coming back.

Brunch Live music American
Tue-Thu 11:00AM - 02:00PM
Tue-Thu 05:00PM - 09:00PM
Fri 11:00AM - 02:00PM
Fri 05:00PM - 10:00PM
Sat 05:00PM - 10:00PM
Sun 10:00AM - 02:00PM
Sun 05:00PM - 09:00PM
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