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About Firefly American Bistro

Firefly American Bistro & Bar is a casually upscale American bistro situated in the heart of Manchester"s downtown district. Firefly embraces the concept of comfort dining by offering inspired classic American fare in a warm, inviting atmosphere. Firefly's extensive wine list, craft beer selections, and creative cocktails compliment the time-honored yet innovative creations of Chef David Becker's seasonal menus, which burst with flavors from around the world. The uptown atmosphere is accentuated by downtown hospitality and friendly, professional service.

22 Concord Street
Manchester, NH 03101
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Comfort Food, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
near Elm & Lowell Streets

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(603) 935-9740

Website:
http://www.fireflynh.com/

Parking Details:
Private parking (no charge) in adjacent lot available on Saturdays and Sundays, as well as weeknights after 5pm. Weekday lunch: metered parking available on Concord and Vine Streets. Victory Garage (current rate- 75 cents per hour) located less than one block from restaurant entrance.

Executive Chef:
David Becker

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Firefly American Bistro Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (43)
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Cozy (24)
Pre/post Theatre (24)
Neighborhood Gem (23)
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Romantic (21)
Bar Seating (20)
Handcrafted Cocktails (20)
Good for Anniversaries (20)
Good for Birthdays (19)
Quiet Conversation (16)
Comfort Food (14)
Fit for Foodies (14)
Fun (10)
Great for Lunch (10)
Happy Hour (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Authentic (8)
Great for Brunch (8)
Business Meals (8)
Great Beer (8)
Good for Groups (7)
Hot Spot (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Late-night Find (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Healthy (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Disabled Access (3)
People Watching (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Spicy (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Live Sports (1)
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·Dined 5 days ago

Met with friends before a show at the Palace Theater. The wait staff were all helpful and informative. Presented the specials and made recommendations. Our appetizer, Go Go Bread and drinks were served quickly and we enjoyed them before the meals came out. All our meals were prepared as described and were so delicious. The special Mahi Mahi was the best. Others enjoyed the Salmon and Steak Frites. We all shared the chocolate cake for desert. Moist and chocolatie. With red wine made it the best.
We will go back again.

Tags: Disabled Access, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Great Beer, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined 5 days ago

Date night for a show at the Palace Theatre so chose Firefly for its proximity to the venue. Hard to find their parking lot but parking garage close by, with reasonable rates. Started with crab cake appetizer but drizzle on top did not look too appealing, although we were pleased that there was no taste of Old Bay seasoning to be found! Selected the mahi mahi special with parmesan risotto and could get the fish without the blackened seasoning. Risotto very rich and creamy, too large a portion to finish in one meal. Lobster stuffed haddock also covered in a rich sauce which did not make it appealing to the eye, but enjoyed by the diner. No room for dessert other than cappuccinos as the meals were so filling.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Spicy, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Bar Seating, Cozy
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

I wish that the food was consistent as a previous same order dish. They changed the ham in the eggs benedict to canadian bacon. The last two times I had that dish it was chipped ham. It made all of the difference. Please stay consistant with your ingredient items.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Firefly is one of our very favorite restaurants in the city. Always good service, good food and good atmosphere. We will return.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on December 9, 2017

We were there for our office Christmas party and it was more than I expected. Very busy and I experienced why, it was amazing.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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·Dined on December 8, 2017

food, service, decor.....all very good. it is just too loud; need to find way to muffle it some.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Quick Bite, Great for Lunch, Casual, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 5, 2017

We have eaten here before and decided to return because it was delicious the first time as well as this time :-)

Tags: Authentic, Organic, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Made a reservation for my Mom’s 75th Birthday. We were taken right away and had a nice table at the back. Out waitress was excellent and so was the food! Everyone enjoyed their meals and they even sliced the cake we brought for us.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 27, 2017

First time here but a little hard to find at night. Food selection was good so we tried crab cakes (need to be more proactive checking dates and freshness). We had to send back for a new batch from another group and much better. First ones were definitely bad.
Tried eggplant napoleon that we never see or had. Very good. Otherwise, we would try again.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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 (New England)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Fabulous! We've eaten here 3 times in the last 6 weeks, and will definitely continue. Brunch and the make-it-yourself Bloody Mary bar are excellent. We've always had great service. Really love that they take reservations too!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Great brunch! Excellent Bloody Mary bar, stuffed french toast, bagels with lox and many other options.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 25, 2017

OUTSTANDING!!! Steak Frites was amazing!! Can't wait to go back!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on November 25, 2017

As it was our first time there we went with the basics. My husband ordered the filet mignon and wanted it done medium. It came out RAW in the middle and the waitress only came back once to check before we even had a chance to cut into it to see how badly it was done. My husband ended up not being able to eat it and even when she cleared the table and saw the meat still there (and obviously uncooked) she didn't even mention to him anything about it. Won't be back.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on November 25, 2017

It was my third time I visit and my Experience has been great. I love the atmosphere feeling, great service and food. Probably the best place for espresso martinis.. I can’t wait to visit again.. thank you

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Had heard of and even walked by but never tried - OUR BAD - really enjoyed our meal and will certainly be back particularly with off street parking lot - Melinda was outstanding😉

Tags: Great Beer, Special Occasion, Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on November 19, 2017

We went there for bunch and the food was excellent. Our experience diminished significantly based on the inattentive service provided by Temaira. Asked for egg whites and received full eggs. Was never offered a refill on beverages at the table. The bill took quite a while. Both of us felt like we were forgotten about. Other larger tables seemed to be more of a priority than just two people. I’ve been there multiple times prior and never had a complaint.

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

FIre fly is a great brunch / lunch venue. Wonderful food and staff is friendly and accommodating.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fun, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Gluten Free Options, Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Coffee
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 (New England)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Excellent atmosphere, friendly service. Food was delicious

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Tapas
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 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We asked to move seats because of a loud patron on their phone. They did their absolute best to accommodate us and that goes a long way. I believe our server was Laurel. She was attentive and professional. Always a good experience there.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2017

I booked this for the brunch, which I heard a lot about, but came on a Saturday and they only do brunch on Sunday. We ordered their go go bread which was AMAZING. They were nice enough to bring out some extra bread so we could finish the entire thing. As our meal progressed we went from the only table to the place being packed, which was nice. The service was only ok, we spent a lot of time trying to get the waitresses attention, but the food was great and would return for that.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Probably eaten here six or seven times, but was so disappointed this most recent. Can typically depend on welcoming staff, consistent food and great ambiance. This visit though, the food was bland and service distracted. We'll be back because of past experience, but hope this was a one off.

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·Dined on November 3, 2017

Firefly came recommended by a friend, and it did not disappoint. My wife and I went for a date- night dinner and the food was excellent.

Tags: Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients
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 (New England)·Dined on November 3, 2017

My wife and I have dined here before and the food and the service is always consistent.
We had Ruby for a waitress and she is really a true gem. Very personable and always checked
by the table to make sure everything was perfect.
I ordered Duck Breast for the first time there and it was done perfectly. We recently traveled in France where Duck is a very common menu item and Firefly hit it out of the park. My new "go to"
place next time I want Duck. My wife had the Haddock stuffed with Lobster. Superb.
The Martinis were perfect too. Thanks again Ruby and Firefly for making our Anniversary Dinner perfect.

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

I had to leave earlier than the rest of my party to usher at the Palace. The waiter was very accomodating bringing me an appetizer while the other members of my party could enjoy their dinners more leisurely. We all enjoyed our meals.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Afternoon Coffee
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 (New England)·Dined on November 3, 2017

The food was excellent! The service was great & we were in & out from appetizers to dinner in an hour. Awesome!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Healthy, Quick Bite, Hot Spot, Casual, Cozy, Tasting Menu, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Never dissapointed when I go to Firefly! One of my favorite places in Manchester!

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Romantic, Healthy, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Gluten Free Options
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Eggs Benedict was PERFECT, and that's rare anywhere I go. Poached eggs were perfection, hollandaise was lemony and plenty of it but not too much, eng muffin was grilled golden brown and crispy. Brunch cocktails were creative and delicious!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Cozy, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 24, 2017

Great place. Filet was a little overcooked, but still delicious. Cheesecake was bland. Why?
Service top notch and very attentive. It was like having your own private server. A little pricey, but definitely a place to go for high quality food in a warm, friendly environment.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Fantastic food as always! Love the low country shrimp and grits appetizer. So good would love to see as an entree!

Tags: Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 23, 2017

I had the short ribs over Risoto that was outstanding. My husband had a chicken dish that he enjoyed very much. Sit at the bar between four and six and you can get a bottle of wine for $15 and it was delightful.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

The Hostess and Waitress were so friendly and accommodating, food was very fresh and delicious, we enjoyed the casual atmosphere in the bar area and watching the sporting events on the tv’s, Our meals were fresh and delicious

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

One of my favorite restaurants in Manchester. Melinda our waitress was outstanding!

Tags: Good for a Date, Great Beer, Fun
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 (New England)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Firefly offers great food and friendly, efficient service in a comfortably elegant atmosphere conveniently located near parking and the theatre.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on October 19, 2017

This is one of our local faves that never disappoints! Food is always delish, atmosphere is comfortable , service (Laurel is also a fave!) is predictably fantastic . The spinach & fried goat cheese salad is a must every time !

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on October 15, 2017

It’s my favorite restaurant. Everything was great except for our server. She never actually greeted us. She kept leaving us waiting for a long time. No apologies given. She had a pleasant attitude just seemed as if we were bothering her. Odd because I have always had great experiences here. It was my date’s first time and I was a little embarrassed that I recommended it.

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 10, 2017

The lamb shank was amazing! Great meal and just an overall wonderful experience!

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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Food was amazing. Our server was polite and willing to have a conversation. Will go back for sure.

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·Dined on September 29, 2017

Bradford was great! We had an awesome date night!

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 (New England)·Dined on September 29, 2017

The hostess was very very rude, the table selection at the time of sitting was great, but we were given a very bad table to sit at.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Our meals were tasty, although a little salty. Good service.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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