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.
Manchester, NH 03101
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
near Elm & Lowell Streets
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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