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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

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4
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2
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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (41)
Special Occasion (32)
Casual (29)
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Neighborhood Gem (25)
Good for Birthdays (23)
Cozy (23)
Romantic (23)
Bar Seating (23)
Pre/post Theatre (22)
Handcrafted Cocktails (19)
Creative Cuisine (18)
Comfort Food (17)
Good for Anniversaries (17)
Great for Lunch (13)
Business Meals (12)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Fun (11)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Good for Groups (9)
Authentic (8)
Great for Brunch (8)
Great Beer (8)
Gluten Free Options (7)
Happy Hour (7)
Hot Spot (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Late-night Find (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Healthy (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)
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 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

Been here many times and never had a bad meal. Quick service! In & out in an hour!

Tags: Late-night Find, Quick Bite, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Cozy, Casual, Special Occasion, Great Beer, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on January 14, 2018

So disappointed tonight! We ended up leaving after sitting at our table for 30 minutes having not even had our drink or food order taken. The host and server visited the three tables around us three separate times and stopped to tell stories, but wouldn’t meet our eyes or raises hands in an attempt to get their attention. What a bummer because the food is very good and we have been regular customers. We are seeking out a new restaurant tonight so our celebration isn’t entirely ruined. Our advice, skip the reservation and sit at the bar for some semblance of service.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Ask for a table near the windows. Larger space and looked wicked comfortable.

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food4
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

What a great evening!! The service was great, adult beverages were on point and the food was fantastic !!!

We are always please with this restaurant :)

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 (Tulsa)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We have been going to the Firefly twice a month for the past 18 months, ever since we moved to Manchester from a major city in SW United States. In short ...it was a great find for us which translates into our favorite restaurant in NH. We have never been disappointed. The Firefly is a “must” destination on a regular basis. Enjoy!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Coffee, Good for a Date, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

I went out with my family to celebrate NYE. The food was excellent as always, drinks were spectacular and the service and staff were absolutely amazing.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

I have been to Fire Fly a few times. I did make a reservation but I was disappointed to see many booths open and we were seated next to the window with a huge draft on our backs causing us to wear our coats during dinner. I did ask for the booth once we were seated and was told "no sorry they are reserved'. This isn't the first time I have been seated in unusual seats when warmer/booths are available. First come, first serve with a reservation seems unfair to me to not be able to select a booth with a party of 4 yet we sat at a table for 6 leaving 2 chairs open... When I left the booths were still open.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

We love Firefly! Always happy with service, food, and atmosphere.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Casual, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We had a very enjoyable dinner, the service was excellent, the cocktails were great, my wife had the pineapple margarita and i had the Sterling Vineyard merlot.

The calamari and onion soup appetizers were delicious and served piping hot which i always greatly appreciated!!

My wife had the seared tuna and I had the steak tips. Both meals were delicious and once again served hot!

The meals were so large we had no room for dessert, and had leftovers.

The noise level was a little high but it was New Years Eve weekend so people were out celebrating!!

We plan to visit again in the near future.

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·Dined on December 17, 2017

Met some friends for a get together- came up from mass- they are from no NH. Great atmosphere- good drinks- reasonable wine list prices. Nicole was our waitress- terrific! Attentive, but not overbearing. Food was good comfort ‘eats’! Will be back, thanks

Tags: Casual, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Tulsa)·Dined on December 17, 2017

The Firefly is, by far, our favorite and most-frequented restaurant in southern New Hampshire. It does not disappoint!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on December 16, 2017

The four of us walked over to Firefly from the SNHU arena where we went to see the Boston Pops. I loved how easy it was to find. We were greeted by a very friendly hostess who promptly seated us. The menu choices were great. Everyone had something different from scallops to lamb shank and we all loved what we ordered. The salads were fresh and delicious. We didn't have room for dessert unfortunately but we had a fresh brewed pot of coffee. The service was impeccable. I highly recommend this restaurant but make sure to make a reservation early as it fills up fast!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Overall a good find. I selected this restaurant for the separate gluten free menu as I have Celiac. I was disappointed that they even listed french fries. There was an asterisk and thankfully I noticed. The note was that they don’t have a separate fryer. That means these are absolutely not gluten free! I ordered a vegan pad Thai and it was quite bland. Everyone else enjoyed their meals.

Tags: Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 12, 2017

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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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 12, 2017

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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food5
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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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food5
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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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·Dined on December 1, 2017

Made a reservation a few days in advance for two for an anniversary dinner. Arrived a hour early to have drinks and they said we could sit immediately. Hostess stuck us between two parties of 6+. I asked for a booth or another table because of the noise level. As she rolled her eyes she stated she would try and rearrange things. I noted three open two person tables and three booths at the time. Got another table which was a few feet away but away from the noise. Apps were good not great, Thai shrimp and cheese dip. The entree was better steak special. It is rated as a top romantic spot but I found it to be anything but. Wouldn't recommend for intimate dining.

Tags: Good for Groups
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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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