About

HISTORY OF FIREFLY*

Chef John Simmons is thrilled to bring you the same Firefly* you've always known and loved, with a trendy new twist. Firefly* Tapas Kitchen + Bar has been making people happy in Las Vegas for over 16 years. Now expanding to serve the Southwest Valley, expect to find most of your Firefly favorites on the menu as well as several new items.

“We will be bringing you all of the Firefly deliciousness in a new setting, featuring a bright, airy dining room, full bar, and gorgeous outdoor backyard patio. I hope to see you all there for this new addition to a great and growing Vegas neighborhood!”

John Simmons

John Simmons | Chef

He learned a lot from Rene and within 3 years John was running Bistrot Zinc, Café Zinc, and opened a second Bistrot Zinc on the Gold Coast.

Shortly thereafter Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises came calling. It seems they were opening a monstrous French Bistro at the Paris Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas and needed a chef. John told them “d’accord” and shipped out to Paris, Las Vegas.

Mon Ami Gabi was an immediate smash hit and became one of the 10 highest grossing restaurants in the country. After 4 years as the executive chef at MAG it was time for John to do his own thing. In 2003, that’s when Firefly* Tapas Kitchen and Bar was conceived and subsequently born.