Firefly Restaurant Expands Menu, Seating

Firefly Restaurant, located in the Shoppes at Edgewater in Panama City Beach, is thrilled to announce the newest addition to the restaurant. To further expand on their award-winning culinary offerings, Firefly opened a brand-new sushi bar in April and now has more private dining options and additional seating for guests.

“We’re excited to be bringing something different to the Firefly family,” says Dave Trepanier, owner of Firefly. “Sushi continues to grow in popularity, and we see more and more of our guests heading down the healthier path and choosing this alternative. The sushi bar offers a different dining experience to our guests and a hip scene where people can gather after the main dining room is closed.”

Firefly’s acclaimed sushi has always been prepared in the kitchen, but as Trepanier says, “true sushi aficionados want to see the artistry of the sushi chef and interact with him.” Guests can dine in the sushi bar, which seats 60, and be a part of the action with their sushi chef.

“I’m challenging my sushi chefs—and our guests, for that matter––to come up with new and innovative rolls or ideas,” says Trepanier. “I want guests to see the dining experience as both enjoyable and educational. Some sushi beginners have a fear of raw fish; I once had that same fear. Now, I consider sushi a delicacy. Once you get over the fear of eating something raw, it truly opens you up to another culinary world.”

As well as the seating in the sushi bar area, Firefly has added four new private rooms to accommodate groups of eight to thirty with full HD A/V capabilities that are perfect for meetings or parties. With so much additional space at Firefly the restaurant will be able to offer more wine dinners, cocktail parties and cooking classes.

The new sushi bar will offer a different vibe to the Firefly atmosphere. “The music in the sushi bar will be a little more current and youthful,” Trepanier says. “Everything from country favorites — Kenny Chesney, Toby Keith and Zac Brown — to classic and hard rock acts like Led Zeppelin, the Rolling Stones and Van Halen. We’ll also have this staying open until 11:00 p.m. during the summer so people can enjoy an alternative to the usual bar scene.”

The Firefly sushi bar now open! To reserve a table at Firefly or receive more information, please call 850.249.3359 (FFLY) or visit