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“Unfortunate Dining experience In wauwatosa”
Review of Firefly Tosa

Firefly Tosa
Ranked #303 of 1,550 Restaurants in Milwaukee
Price range: US$10 - US$30
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Watertown Plank Road
Description: Our philosophy is simple: to offer a modern twist on classic comfort food and libations with a focus on great taste and creativity. We pride ourselves on using all fresh ingredients to create for you some of the best and most innovative craft cocktails and menu items around.
Reviewed 1 August 2013

Went to the firefly urban bar on a Wednesday night at 6:00pm. There was only 2 tables occupied and the bar was maybe a quarter full. We sat in the dining area since we had a toddler in our group of 3 adults. we were seated by a hostess and were told that happy hour was almost over do we had better order fast if we wanted to save some money. Kind of an odd thing to say since we weren't sitting in the bar. Service was terribly slow from a 15 minute wait for our drinks to a 45 minute wait for our main dishes. We did order 2 apps which took quite a while to come out . While we were waiting for our food , trying to distract a hungry toddler, her cup of milk got knocked over onto the table and the carpeting. There was no one around to help out so we grabbed our cloth napkins to try to clean up the mess. When our waitress did show up she didn't seem too concerned about it. I tried to tell her to get the wait staff to clean up the milk on the carpeting, she never reacted to my suggestion only asking if we would want another milk. She just turned around and left the mess there. I finally went to look for the manager to discuss the situation and even he had no desire to deal with the situation. He told me they don't have a wait staff and it's up to the waitresses to clean up tables etc. I asked him to please bring over something to wipe up the mess. He never did anything about it. We ended up grabbing cloth napkins off other tables to wipe up the best we could, I couldn't believe the lack of concern of the employees. The manager told me no big deal since they frequently clean the carpeting but I found that hard to believe since the carpeting looked absolutely filthy. We were told the our waitress was new but there was no excuse for her behavior. The meals were good but the wait plus all the other issues make it impossible to give a good review. The whole experience was like something out of the twilight zone, and not in a good way.

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Reviewed 29 July 2013

A very groovy bar scene. A nice choice of appetizers, sandwiches and entrees you'll have a hard time deciding what to order.

Thank Scorpiotraveler00
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Reviewed 27 July 2013

Visited Firefly on a Friday night right after work around 5. The main dining area was pretty empty so they seated us in the lounge behind the bar. Our server was very attentive and explained to us how the menu had just changed that day. We ordered the mushroom flatbread and the nachos as appetizers. Both dishes were nice sized but not overwhelmingly large where you are too full for the main entree. The flatbread in particular was very good with very fresh ingredients. The nachos were a nice sized portion with a little cheese, which we both enjoyed.
We both ordered the grilled salmon over rice. We both remarked that the avocado on the salmon made it seem like it was a salmon roll deconstructed. It worked though. The salmon was prepared nicely and definitely on the tender side and certainly not dry. The rice had a nice flavor and the spinach was very fresh.
We both finished the entree and did not have room for dessert. We will definitely return!

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Thank civicnation
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Reviewed 28 June 2013

We went there for dinner for a birthday. The food was top notch and the service great. They offer an appetizer happy hour until 6:30 pm with a selection of half price appetizers as well as drink specials. They were very willing to change the salmon with rice to salmon with mashed potatoes, no questions asked. We ordered three appetizers and the salmon. Very happy with almost everything. The calamari was just a little overcooked and slightly chewy. The sauce had a strong taste of cilantro, which we both dislike. That wasn't mentioned on the menu, but it's more a taste issue for us. Most people seem to like cilantro. The lettuce wraps and hummus plate were very good. I would have liked the grilled pita a little warmer but it was still good. The salmon was outstanding as were the mashed potatoes.
The best part was dessert. The warm chocolate bombe was incredible. Definitely save room for it!!

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Thank Paul_and_DebbieWI
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Reviewed 22 June 2013

This is a great place to meet friends or have a couple's night out. They have a great atmosphere and have a great happy hour menu with both drinks and food. Their regular menu has something for everyone and the food is very good and tasty. The bar area in the back of the restaurant is particularly nice for adults to sit and enjoy themselves since there can be a lot of families with children in the front area. It is a very busy place so reservations are a must if you are in a hurry.

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Thank Jacquie G
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