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Firefly American Bistro

4.5
829 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Comfort Food, Contemporary American
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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
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Phone number
(603) 935-9740
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
David Becker
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Cross street
near Elm & Lowell Streets
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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.
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

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

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

What 829 People Are Saying
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4.2
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ChessieinNH (New England)
1.0
Dined 6 days ago

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.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0
Dined on January 12, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
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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DonC (Tulsa)
5.0
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!

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0
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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darwells (New England)
4.0
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.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on December 31, 2017

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

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RickinNH (New England)
5.0
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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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
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

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DonC (Tulsa)
5.0
Dined on December 17, 2017

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

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