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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

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

Celebrate love with Firefly! We are offering our full menu plus distinctive specials; reservations strongly recommended.

Firefly American Bistro Ratings and Reviews

5
4
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2
1

4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (42)
Special Occasion (32)
Casual (28)
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Neighborhood Gem (25)
Pre/post Theatre (23)
Romantic (23)
Good for Birthdays (23)
Bar Seating (22)
Cozy (22)
Creative Cuisine (20)
Handcrafted Cocktails (19)
Comfort Food (16)
Good for Anniversaries (16)
Great for Lunch (13)
Business Meals (12)
Fit for Foodies (12)
Fun (11)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Great for Brunch (9)
Authentic (8)
Good for Groups (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Gluten Free Options (7)
Great Beer (7)
Happy Hour (7)
Hot Spot (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Tasting Menu (6)
Quick Bite (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Healthy (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
People Watching (2)
Spicy (2)
Live Sports (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Seasonal (1)
Tapas (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (New England)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Great food, waiter was attentive, was not too busy, so it was a quiet night spent enjoying dinner with friends.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Great gluten free menu.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on July 14, 2017

The food here was very good. It was very noisy. It was very busy for a Friday night. We still would be coming back again.

Tags: Romantic, People Watching
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 (Orlando)·Dined on July 11, 2017

We celebrated our daughter's birthday here. We had never been before but the menu was so varied and delicious, everybody could find something that they liked. It was all delicious but one should not miss the GoGo bread (garlic bread with Gorgonzola cheese). I could have had that for my meal and been a satisfied customer. The server was pleasant and excellent, the atmosphere was enjoyable. My only suggestion would be to tint the windows onto the sidewalk. It was odd to make eye contact with passersby. I think, however, that we were at one of the few tables that this would affect and it certainly wouldn't keep me away from going again. Overall, a real treat.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on July 10, 2017

My boyfriend and I got there around 7:20p and received our food at 8:20p. An hour later.. the waiter was great but it took forever for us to receive our food. I didn't like that because it was my boyfriends birthday and being our first there, I wasn't expecting the wait to be long especially when it wasn't busy that night.

Tags: Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on July 10, 2017

Wonderful!

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 (New England)·Dined on July 6, 2017

The food at Firefly is always amazing. I love it. And the staff and service are very attentive and make sure their guests have a great experience. I love the atmosphere and the décor with it's exposed brick and modern eclectic features while showing off some of the history of Manchester. The menu is always changing and I love how it has influences of various parts of the country depending upon what has inspired the chef. With a farm-to-table approach I feel good about the fact that the food is sourced locally. I would highly recommend Firefly to anyone and know that they will have a great experience as I always do.

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 (New England)·Dined on July 5, 2017

Simply EXCELLENT... 2nd there and will remain my 1st choice from here on out.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Tulsa)·Dined on July 2, 2017

As always, our favorite, go to restaurant in Manchester. Simply put, a great place!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on June 29, 2017

very nice place,atmostphre a little bland. ok for every day date not for a special occasion

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on June 29, 2017

Had a late lunch at Firefly American Bistro. The seafood hit the spot and the beer was cold. Service was excellent. I cannot wait to go back and visit soon. Thanks for the great lunch experience.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on June 25, 2017

Gave it a lower grade on value because I was charged $4.00 for a small side of cheese for my broccoli.

Tags: Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Dinner date with friends. Service was ok. Friendly but didn't add anything to our dining experience.
The food was just ok. My meal was the fillet and I asked for med rare and was served med well to well. Apologies from the waitress but everyone else had their meals while I waited for a new one. Second try on the steak was fine. My wife had the tuna and it was cooked well but lacked a lot of bold flavors.

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 (New England)·Dined on June 24, 2017

We enjoyed yet another great evening at Firefly. We were pleased they were able to accommodate our request for our special booth. As always, the food was outstanding. Our waitress went above and beyond the call of duty to join in the spirit of fun as one of our diners was in the mood to joke with her a bit. We left the restaurant in a very jovial mood, all due to Nicole. She's a keeper.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Excellent food with options to accommodate any palette! Everyone loved their entre and the apps were delicious too!

Tags: Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on June 23, 2017

I have been there multiple times with great to fantastic service, but unfortunately my last visit was not as good. The waitress seemed burdened by our presence and not personable, very robot like. We waited a very long time for liqueur drink refills (2 or 3) throughout our dinner and to pay our bill. The food was amazing as usual!!! It was my guests first visit and I was sad that their experience was not as good. I would suggest working on the staff.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on June 22, 2017

We were running late and Firefly called the number I left when uing Open Table to make sure we were still coming and not give our table away. Very impressed with this

Tags: Vegan, Healthy, Organic, Quick Bite, Gluten Free Options
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 (New England)·Dined on June 22, 2017

Our girls night out group all found something on the menu, which was a challenge with our variety of dietary restrictions. We all enjoyed our meals and plan on returning soon. The staff and service was excellent and we did not feel rushed before heading to the theater.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on June 18, 2017

We have been meaning to get here for awhile and finally had the chance. Food was excellent and the service was great. My wife ordered from the Gluten Free menu and had a ton of choices. Overall great meal, can't wait to get back there.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Great Father's Day dinner! I had the blackened salmon special and both the salmon and the asparagus were perfect. My son loved his bacon wrapped bistro steak, and my mother enjoyed the crab cakes. Our waitress was great, and the ambience was just right.

Tags: Healthy, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (New England)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Go go Bread is awesome!

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 (New England)·Dined on June 14, 2017

Firefly Bistro has not disappointed us; we have held a graduation dinner, birthday dinner, and dinner for two here. The waitstaff has been excellent attentive, knowledgeable and very pleasant. The menu will satisfy everyone, great choices, the five spice pork and Murray's chicken are favorites. The specialty drinks are worth trying. The Elderflower was very refreshing.

Tags: Bar Seating, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New England)·Dined on June 13, 2017

I've been here several times over the last 6 months and have enjoyed every visit. Every dish ordered has been fantastic. Especially love the farfalle with pesto and chicken!

Tags: Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Great Beer, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 13, 2017

No one had ever been here before but it had gotten such good reviews, they were so incredibly accommodating and the food and service was superb--- Absolutely a perfect dining experience for all 9 of us.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New England)·Dined on June 12, 2017

We have enjoyed Firefly for a number of years and enjoy the experience especially on special occasions. Because we have always been very pleased with the service, food and ambiance we chose this for our 40th anniversary dinner and I made a reservation for dinner indicating it was out anniversary.
First if all they sat us in a booth, next to the bar which at first seemed ok but as the evening wore on it was noisy and although the waiter, who was also the bartender was attentive it was not as we were acustom .
I chose the skirt steak which was good but my husband chose fried fish which he found overly battered.
Since we enjoy each other we decided that we would overlook the situation and we recalled our years together as very happy.
Perhaps we will try it again but certainly will make our concerns known upon arrival.

Tags: Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on June 10, 2017

This was our second visit to Firefly and it did not disappoint. Our table was ready on arrival, our waitress was outstanding and the food was excellent. We didn't feel rushed and had an enjoyable time with our friends.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Tapas
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 (Boise)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Firefly continues to deliver even after 10 years of being part of the Manchester, NH restaurant scene. The menu features some New England standards like steak tips but also a wide variety of options from pork to chicken to seafood. The wine list is not extensive but well thought out along flavor profiles and bottles are reasonable priced. This is a "go to" spot for its reliable quality.

Tags: Comfort Food, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Great place for lunch. Wait staff was very attentive. Will definitely return.

Tags: Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on June 9, 2017

FIREFLY offers a great selection of entrees. Excellent cocktails too.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Fun, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on June 7, 2017

We went to Firefly American Bistro prior to a show at the SNHU Arena. There were 5 women in our group, I made a reservation through Open Table, and we were seated on time. Our waitress was friendly, professional, and was able to answer our questions about several of the menu items. She was also accommodating in making sure we were able to finish up with plenty of time to get over to our show. I thought the food was very good. My grilled chicken farfalle was tasty and I had plenty for leftovers. The others in our group also enjoyed their meals. We felt the pricing was reasonable and wish we had room for dessert! I will definitely go back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on June 3, 2017

I come here often; usually before a show at the Palace Theater. It has impressed every date.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, People Watching, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on May 29, 2017

Great food and cocktails! The server was really good about our dietary needs! Always a treat!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on May 28, 2017

Great food and even better service. We went on a Sunday evening and it was busy but relatively quiet.

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 (New England)·Dined on May 23, 2017

Firefly is a favorite among our family. Convenient, delicious, and we have never had a bad meal! We will continue to hit this as our favorite neighborhood spot!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on May 23, 2017

This is one of the best spots in Manchester. The food is excellent as is the service. I had pan seared salmon with kale and pancetta ravioli-one of the best dishes I have had in recent memory-and then crème brulee (best in town) with coffee. This was a business lunch and the server, while attentive, did not insert herself in the conversation too much. I also support businesses with social consciousness, and management at Firefly has supported one of my pet interest nonprofits. In short, this is the whole-package.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Been to Firefly several times and it's consistently good. It's an attractive dining room with a separate bar area. We were there for dinner on a Friday night. The service was good, and the food was excellent. We will go back.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on May 16, 2017

Very good service. Prompt. Good selection. Thank you.

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 (New England)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Delicious and flavorful dishes. Lamb was fall off the bone scrumptious! To my spinach and fried goat cheese salad I added on seared sea scallops which were cooked perfectly. I thought there would be a little more depth to the salad (ingredients/flavor) but was still enjoyable. My blood orange Manhattan is a favorite of mine and highly recommend. Service was just ok unfortunately. Took 10 or so minutes to be greeted. Not very personable so was a bit disappointed. Overall we enjoyed dining at Firefly and would recommend it as it is a personal favorite.

Tags: Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Bar Seating, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Tampa)·Dined on May 14, 2017

It was the perfect Mother's Day brunch with my daughter. Service was spot on, food and drinks were delicious. We always enjoy going to Firefly and this day was wonderful as usual.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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 (Tulsa)·Dined on May 14, 2017

As always, the Firefly was great. The food was excellent as were the hostess and waitress (Amanda)! The Firefly is our "go to" restaurant in New Hampshire. We can't recommend it enough ... it is excellent.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Tea, Great for Lunch, Quick Bite, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Afternoon Coffee
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