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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.

Hello, friends and patrons of Firefly* Tapas Kitchen & Bar.

In light of the current situation with the Covid-19 virus, we have decided that it is in the best interest of our patrons and staff and the community of Las Vegas to close our restaurants until after the viral storm has passed. Both Firefly* locations will be closed temporarily as of the end of dinner service Monday evening, March 16. Being a locally-owned small business, it was a difficult choice whether to stay open to allow our staff to make money to support themselves and their families or to close down to help to stop the spread of the disease. We chose health.

Rest assured, we will be back and better than ever as soon as the coast is clear. We look forward to seeing you in the not too distant future for tapas and sangria and we can all talk about how crazy this time was in the past tense instead of the present.

Stay safe, everyone and hunker down. We will get through this!

Hello, friends and patrons of Firefly* Tapas Kitchen & Bar.

In light of the current situation with the Covid-19 virus, we have decided that it is in the best interest of our patrons and staff and the community of Las Vegas to close our restaurants until after the viral storm has passed. Both Firefly* locations will be closed temporarily as of the end of dinner service Monday evening, March 16. Being a locally-owned small business, it was a difficult choice whether to stay open to allow our staff to make money to support themselves and their families or to close down to help to stop the spread of the disease. We chose health.

Rest assured, we will be back and better than ever as soon as the coast is clear. We look forward to seeing you in the not too distant future for tapas and sangria and we can all talk about how crazy this time was in the past tense instead of the present.

Stay safe, everyone and hunker down. We will get through this!