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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

4.3

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (35)
Special Occasion (30)
Casual (28)
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Cozy (22)
Pre/post Theatre (21)
Creative Cuisine (21)
Neighborhood Gem (19)
Romantic (19)
Good for Anniversaries (17)
Good for Birthdays (16)
Comfort Food (16)
Bar Seating (16)
Handcrafted Cocktails (15)
Quiet Conversation (15)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Fun (10)
Good for Groups (8)
Happy Hour (8)
Great for Lunch (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Great for Brunch (7)
Business Meals (7)
Hot Spot (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Great Beer (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Late-night Find (6)
Authentic (5)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Healthy (4)
People Watching (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Tapas (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Live Sports (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Seasonal (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

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 4 days ago

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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 (New England)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Brought my mother-in-law here for her birthday; she doesn't usually 'venture out' of her typical restaurants or her own food taste, so I was so pleased when she raved about her chicken dish. We bring many of our friends and family to Firefly and every time you never disappoint.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Healthy, Good for Groups
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

Great experience. Good waitress/service. Love the Bloody Mary bar. Good food and ambiance.

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Late-night Find, People Watching, Casual, Spicy
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

My boyfriend and I went on a date here and the food was amazing. It was casual, but fun, and very welcoming. The hot and spicy martini is a must try (with the bacon infused vodka!!)

Tags: Fun, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Great food and great atmosphere ! The table we were placed at was a little tight I felt like we were shoved into a corner , but I was happy to not be seated with other people so it was a minor issue. The service was very good and the drinks were tasty too!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 21, 2017

First visit. Enjoyed my experience with the group of friends

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun
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 (New England)·Dined on September 20, 2017

We had an awesome meal with great service. The menu selection is terrific. Not to be missed!!

Tags: Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Excellent service and awesome food. We love going to Firefly as we can get a reservation on Open Table and know we won;t have to wait for a table. Friendliest people of all the restaurants we go to and that is every single time!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 11, 2017

Passing through town. Was hungry. Found this spot and glad I did. Very well crafted cocktails. Attentive service. Cozy atmosphere. Very well crafted menue. Highly recommended.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Cozy, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine
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 (Tulsa)·Dined on September 10, 2017

The Firefly has been our "go to" restaurant ever since moving to New Hampshire over a year ago. We have never been disappointed.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food
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·Dined on September 8, 2017

Two of us had dinner there and the meals were great, the atmosphere very nice, the server extremely nice and attentive, and the noise level was very pleasant so we did not have to shout at each other.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour
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·Dined on September 8, 2017

The table was all ready for us when we arrived. We had a great experience with the waitress and the food was so good. We will be going back. Can't wait until next time!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Enjoyed a father daughter dinner. Accommodated a a self selected surf and turf combo of steam and sautéed scallops. Yum. Suggest you save room for dessert. Shared 2 desserts: lava cake (hot inside chocolate) and chocolate mousse both with vanilla ice cream. Enjoy!!!

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 (New England)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Food was great and the service was excellent. They sat us at a table in the corner of the bar which should not be used as a table. I felt like I was in a "time out". That table should be a high top otherwise it is too dark and claustrophobic. We will go back but I will make sure not to get that "time out table".

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·Dined on August 26, 2017

Mirin Tuna and steak frites delish as usual. 5 different cocktails all excellent....recommend

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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