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Firefly American Bistro - New Hampshire, Manchester, NH

Firefly American Bistro - New Hampshire

4.7
4.7
1576 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 26 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Comfort Food, Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Sat 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (603) 935-9740

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Executive chef

    David Becker

  • Private party facilities

    Firefly is the perfect venue for hosting wedding rehearsals, engagement parties, wedding showers, baby showers, birthday parties, retirement parties, anniversary dinners, and many more of your special occasions. Contact party@fireflynh.com for more information on our semi-private dining room.

  • Private party contact

    Crystal Surprenant: (603) 935-9740

  • Neighborhood

    Manchester, New Hampshire

  • Cross street

    near Elm & Lowell Streets

  • 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/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,576 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New Hampshire

    Great for Brunch

  • New Hampshire

    American

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  1. LE

    LEna

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ashley was was fantastic! Everything was perfect. First time there, celebrated our 21st anniversary .. will go again!
  2. BC

    BruceC

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Good food - varied menu. Outdoor dining - only negative: abuts a parking lot.
  3. S

    Susannh5

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Only issue is parking before 5 pm. Otherwise very delicious, waiter was great, all staff was great. Had a great experience.
  4. S

    Shel

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Good food. Friendly and fast service. A little too hot and stuffy in the dining room., otherwise very good overall.
  5. SG

    SarahG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Energy was great, service was fantasic. Food was good. It is a hidden gem in Manchester thats for sure!!
  6. EG

    EmilieG

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    The dining experience and service was great. The drinks were excellent. However, my veggie omelette was dry and didn’t come with the cheddar cheese. So that was a little disappointing. Other than that, overall was a good experience.
  7. SB

    SarahB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience3
    It’s a nice little spot, however I think it’s extremely over priced for the little portions you get , not to mention it tastes no different than many of the more reasonably priced brunch spots in the area. Our waitress was excellent, I don’t think it’s worth the prices however.
  8. CW

    CarolW

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious as always. The filet mignonette was cooked perfectly. Our server, Danielle was wonderful!
  9. B

    Becky

    Cleveland

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    Our reservation was for 12:00. Our food order wasn’t taken for a long time. We did not get our food until 12:50. And on top on that many food items(potatoes, fries, pancakes, etc weren’t even barely”warm”. No explanation or apologies in the whole experience were given . Our waiter avoided checking on us for the long wait for the meal. We haven’t had a bad restaurant experience in a long time. But, unfortunately , this Fathers Day brunch experience was one and bad.
  10. E

    Ellen

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious! We will be back! The food and drinks were fantastic!
  11. RW

    RachelW

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were excellent as ALWAYS :)
  12. A

    Adwi

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another excellent evening at Firefly. It was a busy night at Firefly, so drinks took a little while to arrive. Our server was very apologetic. No matter, as they were excellent. Calamari for appetizer came next. They were crispy, light, and perfectly cooked. They came with two sauces for dipping, thai chile and marinara, both equally delicious. The steak special was very tasty indeed. Never thought of serving cheese curds on a steak, but it worked beautifully. Steak was perfectly cooked, and the gravy it sat on was scrumptious. Steak frites was a hit as well, although we thought the fries were cut a bit thick. Still very tasty and delicious. Beef stroganoff was a winner too. All in all a great night at Firefly!
  13. J

    Joeo

    New England

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    Atrocious. The worst scallops I’ve ever had barely cooked. Boston prices, loud as a football stadium. Nice staff and solid waiter but the food was borderline inedible
  14. CS

    CindyS

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Staff was friendly and food was really good. Nice cocktails too.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary dinner Our server was excellent but I forgot her name and our table was a booth so we enjoyed sitting closer together for our special meal
  16. E

    Elisha

    Hampshire

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    It was a lovely brunch. The cappuccino coffee machine causing issues getting the coffee, and the service was a little slow because of it. But overall it was excellent. We will definitely be returning. And the food was delicious and everybody was very happy.
  17. m

    massjd

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly staff, quick and attentive service. Sat outside, nice atmosphere, pleasant live music. Food was great!
  18. G

    Geoff

    New England

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I got Eggplant, my wife got Caesar Salad with grilled chicken. Eggplant was outstanding. Not a large portion and does not come with any sides, pasta, etc, but was the perfect amount, since I wanted to eat rather light. Caesar salad was big and my wife enjoyed it very much. Not overdressed and chicken was grilled a little on the dry side, but flavorful. Dessert was hit and miss - I got the blueberry and lemon cheesecake, my wife the coconut cake. The cheesecake was fine, nothing special, but good. The cake was very dense and the frosting overly sweet. The very opposite of what we know a coconut cake to be. Ambience was nice, what you would expect from a millwork building changed into a restaurant. We sat in a booth, inside, which still have the Covid barriers in place. That may have contributed to a quieter experience which was nice. Waitstaff was very good, attentive, but not overbearing. We very much enjoyed our service, food and experience, and will definitely be back.
  19. GW

    GWAll

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    We went on a Friday night for dinner. We had a reservation and were promptly seated at a small table in the back of the restaurant. Our server was great. He was very busy but checked in regularly. My boyfriend had a filet mignon special and I had the lobster and corn risotto. Both were very good. We shared a slice of a gluten free coconut lime cake that was disappointing. It was difficult to cut with a fork and had an unpleasant consistency. We would not order it again. The evening we were there, the restaurant had a few large groups that were loud. It was difficult for us to hear our server and having a conversation was a challenge. Overall, our visit was fine. Next time we go, we will sit outside.
  20. t

    terryg

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    What a fun community dining place. There is something for everyone on the menu and they have a GREAT wine list and my husband enjoyed the local IPA. The ambiance is great and our waitress was top notch. we had a great meal and were well taken care of. Right in downtown Manchester! We have sat at the bar before a show before and had a great time there as well.
  21. N

    Nana

    New York Area

    43 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Our chicken Caesar wrap was a bit dry
  22. KB

    KBDanielson

    Las Vegas

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Family gathering. Food and service was great. Never fails!!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience3
    My experience was no more than mediocre. The first time I went the lobster and corn risotto was terrible, very fishy. I swore I wouldn’t go back but this weekend decided to give them a second chance. The menu is weird to say the least. There’s filet mignon and tuna fish sandwiches on the same menu which is odd. I had scallops, which were good but the Brussel sprout appetizer was not good at all. The drinks were good and our server was excellent but based on the menu items and price, I will not recommend Firefly. We go out pretty much every weekend for dinner in the greater NH area and are willing to pay for excellent food but firefly is not worth it.
  24. MS

    MarkS

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good idea to make a reservation. It was a 45 minute wait for those that did not have a reservation. Service was excellent and food very good. Chocolate tort dessert was not good at all-our only complaint.
  25. J

    Jane

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, everything was amazing! It was sooo busy but service and quality didn’t skip a beat! Great night!
  26. TG

    ThomasG

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time dining at Firefly at it won’t be our last. Everything from the greeting at the door, to the drinks, and food was fantastic. I made a last minute reservation on a Friday night for a late dinner and was pleasantly surprised by the entire experience. We will definitely be back.
  27. RV

    RonV

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The drive to the parking area for the restaurant gave us a bit of apprehension…a narrow alley…but once we parked and went in everything changed. Our server was wonderful and the food…blackened salmon and short ribs…was delicious. We were celebrating my 75th birthday so the carrot cake (made on site) was free and delicious. You won’t be disappointed!
  28. N

    Natessa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Nathan was AWESOME! It was my sister's birthday and he treated us so well. Highly recommend this place.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Catching up with old friends, first time getting brunch here. Food was so much better than I expected and the drinks were great. Will come again!
  30. JM

    JMiller

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a amazing place. Everyone was very nicer. I give 10 for customer service. Their food amazing. I give 10 for food. The ambience , atmosphere I give the 10. I highly recommend firefly.
  31. JS

    JoanS

    New England

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Everything was great except for the short rib. Way too fatty for me
  32. TM

    TMCHADWICK

    New England

    35 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Other than some slow service, the food was great and we enjoyed it!
  33. J

    Jbean13

    New England

    21 reviews

    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    When we checked in, the 3 hostesses were quite snippy. I had made a reservation for the express reason of eating outside and listening to music - that's what we do and what we enjoy. They told me that I could only make reservations for outside by directly calling the restaurant and there was no room for us outside. There was no notification anywhere on Open Table that expressed this. Our waiter told us that "rule" was not true. In addition, half of the tables both inside and outside were empty. This will definitely make me rethink returning, especially when we drop $400.
  34. SI

    ScottI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had great service… steaks on special were tough and grizzly..: but we had great service and a fun evening! Our waiter was great!
  35. MG

    MelissaG

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing visit to Fitefly as usual! They are my favorite restaurant as well as my mother's. Every time we are here it is a pleasant experience from the greeting at the door to entering to the amazing waitstaff. Food is always consistently amazing, not to mention the best martinis ever! So happy for have Firefly to celebrate special events or just a regular day!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good Mother’s Day brunch
  37. LM

    LesaM

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Went before seeing a play at The Palace Theater. Food was delicious and the service was outstanding. Shawn was the best. Highly recommend
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Celebrated Mothers Day with my family at Firefly. The service was amazing and made for a really nice experience.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Our anniversary. The food is always soo yummy and a lot to chose from as a pescatarian!! Waiter was very nice and attentive!! Love firefly one of my favorites in Manchester!!!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience4
    Server was amazing but the food was bland

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Firefly American Bistro - New Hampshire using the Order Online button. Firefly American Bistro - New Hampshire also offers delivery in partnership with Chow Now. 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 1576 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 26 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for ChowNow
Google Map for Firefly American Bistro - New Hampshire

22 Concord Street Manchester, NH 03101

Additional information

  • Cross street

    near Elm & Lowell Streets

  • Neighborhood

    Manchester, New Hampshire

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Sat 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Comfort Food, Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • 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.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Executive chef

    David Becker

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (603) 935-9740

  • Private party facilities

    Firefly is the perfect venue for hosting wedding rehearsals, engagement parties, wedding showers, baby showers, birthday parties, retirement parties, anniversary dinners, and many more of your special occasions. Contact party@fireflynh.com for more information on our semi-private dining room.

  • Private party contact

    Crystal Surprenant: (603) 935-9740

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