Firefly American Bistro - New Hampshire

4.7
1460 Reviews
$30 and under
American
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 1460 people are saying
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Ellen
New England
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and filling! Great drinks. Love the ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it at firefly always great food and drinks, ambience on point

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PattyB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The special of scallops, butternut ravioli, and Brussels sprouts was 🤩 amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great drinks, beautiful presentation of the food and outstanding service. Will definitely go back the next time I travel to Manchester.

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BrendonC
New England
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious food and friendly service!

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CindyB
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I booked my reservation through the app for 2 people by accident. It should have been 4. They were still very accommodating and got us seated. Great waitress! The food was good too!!

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vipFrankieC
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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Annemarie603
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From appetizers to dessert, everything was delicious, hot and well prepared. The waitstaff was very busy but not neglectful. We had a wonderful time. Would absolutely go again.

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LindsayW
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service, food and drinks!

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DonaldC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Table was ready on time, server was attentive and everyone enjoyed their meals.

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HolliG
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took friends for their first time. They were very impressed. All enjoyed. Brussel sprouts were yummy.

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Suski
New England
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal as always. Server was most pleasant and will definitely go back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Awesome wait staff! The food was excellent. Great place for a date night!

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Gracie
New England
11 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Firefly is very comfortable & inviting. Our servers were friendly & attentive. The menu is varied, with just about something for everyone. The caprese ciabatta sandwhich was delicious!

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vipBirgs
New England
262 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Server assured us that Southwestern black bean and vegetable soup of the day not too spicy, but turned out it was for us as we both started with a cup. Tasted more like chili due to the spice and also rather lacking on black beans. Tuna on whole wheat was mostly bread, rather skimpy on the tuna salad and rather messy to eat as bread was very soft. Chicken Caesar wrap was nice, but extra charge for onion rings not worth it as the portion wasn't even enough to share! No room for dessert at our lunch date.

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Outtoeat
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to have great food and catch up with friends.

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Mokona227
Orlando
25 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience1

This place was a huge disappointment. When I booked the reservation, nothing was stated about brunch only. The menu I reviewed was a lunch menu. The options were limited, and none of us wanted brunch. The food was mediocre at best. I would not return or recommend this place to anyone.

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KarenD
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent brunch - great service
Great food
Thanks

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vipCrystal
Philadelphia
53 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

We had a reservation of course but it took them about 25 minutes before they actually sat us. Food was mediocre at best, but service was great! They didn't have a ton of vegetarian options, so I did what I could, but the pasta I got was seriously lacking flavor, which was disappointing. This was a celebratory graduation dinner and it wasn't anything memorable.

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Mark
New England
6 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Our foursome ate outdoors in a nicely heated tent
A lot of variety on the menu - which can be a good thing or bad - was happily good, with all of us enjoying our meals. I got steak tips which I usually order as a defensive measure, but they were tender, large, and very tasty overall. My companions all enjoyed their entrees as well
Staff was friendly and attentive, did a great job despite a start-up hiccup from our being the 1st patrons in the 'back lot'.
Bottom line, will go there again and can recommend.

MC
MikeC
New England
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a party of 4 and wanted a booth. There aren't too many booths but they accommodated us with a booth. The service was excellent as was the food. I had the Pad Tai and my date had the Salmon and both meals were excellent.
Make a reservation.

KM
KathyM
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food/drinks and cute atmosphere. Service was a bit slow at the end but we didn't really care about that.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!!!! Celebrated our daughters birthday and we could have not asked for a more perfect dining experience!!!!

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ChristieM
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service, food and cocktails! First time her and we'll be back. The Hot and Dirty was excellent!

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KathleenM
New England
9 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had a nice dinner. Our waiter was pleasant and attentive.

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ElizabethG
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat right at our reservation time. Server was attentive and food runner was great. All food was great especially the desserts.

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NancyJ
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great server!! Everyone helping each other and nice to see restaurant busy again!!

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vipGreatEats
New England
56 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly waiter, excellent food and service. One of our ‘go-to’ restaurants in Manchester.

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AndrewG
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

My friend and I ordered the cobb salad. It was small and served in a smaller bowl. We were both hungry afterwards. This is a change, the previous time we came the cobb was served on a nice large plate and was plenty filling.

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Lynne
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Good bistro menu but the basics (eg. chicken ceasar salad) need work

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

The smoked chowder had over cooked shrimp in it. Our steak tips were raw. The cobb salad I ordered w/out chicken or blue cheese came with blue cheese and even after I picked out all the blue cheese the salad tasted so nasty. It took longer than the steak tips to come out and the avocado was mostly brown. We chose outdoor seating, but the tent was leaking when it started to downpour. Service took over an hour. The manager did not care at all about our poor experience and their servers seemed completely overworked.The kitchen closes at 9:00PM and nobody told us that until about 9:20, don’t book a reservation at 8:45 like I did. I’m not even sure why that time is available to book a reservation anyways. 0/10 I have never in my life had to speak to a manager at a restaurant until then. The people who were dining next to us received raw pork chops, they were pink inside. Overall just terrible service, very disappointed.

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ChristineP
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal, great service, wonderful ambience! We will be back!

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TonyH
New England
12 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The waiter was terrific. We had 5 sandwiches after an appetizer and drinks. Very attentive but did not get in the way of our conversation. Food was timely and cooked well despite them being very busy.

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BillyA
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time here and will definitely come back. The service was great. We arrived a little early than our reservations, but was seated right away. The waiter was great and was attentive to all our needs. The food was amazing.

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Bruce
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was good, not great. Steaks were over cooked. A little pricy. Our waiter, Niko, was outstanding!

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KathrynH
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Very difficult to find. Used google maps, which brought us to Lowell St. Need more signage in back on other side of tent.

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DennisV
Jacksonville
22 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great atmosphere!

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DebraS
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The FireFly BLT was fabulous and fresh. The Go-Go Dip was yummy. Our server, Steven, was super attentive. Great atmosphere!

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SissyWig07
New England
10 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best dirty martini in the city. And the go go bread is to die for. Our server, Steve was amazing. I always appreciate outstanding service!

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KAKeD
New England
42 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious smoked fish chowder & im coming back to try the fried green tomatoes for sure!

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You can order delivery directly from Firefly American Bistro - New Hampshire using the Order Online button. Firefly American Bistro - New Hampshire also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (603) 935-9740.

Firefly American Bistro - New Hampshire is rated 4.7 stars by 1460 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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