Firefly American Bistro - New Hampshire

4.6
1479 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 1479 people are saying
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TinaK
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've never had a bad meal at Firefly. The food was great and so was the service.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Firefly is outstanding! From the phenomenal staff to the romantic and rustic vibe, this is my husband and my favorite restaurant! We visited for my birthday and I couldn’t have asked for a better waitress, better food, drinks or dessert! Down to the Happy Birthday written in chocolate - Firefly was perfect!!

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NHgirl
New England
4 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I decided to have our special New Year's Day dinner at Firefly this year and had an absolutely wonderful experience. We started with seasonal cocktails (including a hot toddy for me) and two appetizers: fried calamari with a flavorful spicy Asian sauce and fried oysters with a mild Cajun dip. Both were plentiful and cooked perfectly. We both chose the Catch of the Day for our entree: poached cod with asparagus, jasmine rice, and lobster bisque- all of which showed off the chef's top-notch skills. We didn't have room for dessert but left completely happy. The table was private, and our host and server were outstanding. We hope to return soon!

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ChadB
New England
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Firefly is one of my favorite restaurants in Manchester. Phenomenal brunch I recommend it highly

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LocalDiner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went on New Year’s Eve. We ordered the go go bread and dip which is always great and we ordered the fried oysters appetizer which was delicious. My coconut mojito and my husband’s caramel apple mule were both fantastic. Our group of 5 all got our dinners delivered at the same time and we were all happy. If you get a chance to go- do share the carrot cake at the end!

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KBDanielson
Las Vegas
16 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Date night! Had reservations but when we got there the bar was wide open. We prefer to eat at the bar and we’re encouraged to do so. It was New Years Eve and everyone, especially the Firefly staff, were in a very festive mood. Our food, drinks, service and timing (we had a show to get to) were all that we could have hoped for. We will definitely be back in 2022!!!Happy New Year!

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Ryan
New England
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and even better service. Highly recommend! Also, the Go Go bread is a must. Trust me.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the food, the staff was good, our server Lauren was awesome.

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vipDave
New England
22 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service once again. Scallops were delicious. Knowledgeable and polite server. Great Espresso martinis

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service, atmosphere

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Kins
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch at Firefly was terrific. I made a reservation, it was accepted promptly, and I received a confirmation call a couple of days ahead; I appreciated that. The brunch menu (double-sided!) offered lots of choices, and everyone in our group of five was happy with the options and pleased with their selections. Our waiter was very attentive and nice, even though it was a busy December 26th. We were grateful that he and the rest of the staff were wearing masks.

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vipHollywood1806
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We both had burgers which were cooked perfectly. Great fries too. Great place for Christmas Eve lunch. Nice decor, great service and great food. First time here, but we’ll definitely be back!

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CamChowder
New England
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our first time eating at Firefly and we will definitely be going back. The menu is great, service was outstanding and my daughter really enjoyed her birthday meal.

It is a bit pricey, but that was expected given the quality. Our experience was on par or better then other alternatives in the area (Copper Door, Cotton, etc.).

I would highly recommend.

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ValZ
New England
11 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This is one of our favorite restaurants in Manchester. They have a great menu, imaginative cocktails, and house made desserts. The quality is very consistent - no worries for a first timer. Great city vibe with a festive crowd.

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have never had a bad experience here. Always top notch.

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Rose
Key West
2 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really enjoy this restaurant. The ambiance is so nice.

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wslga
New England
8 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent overall and thank you!

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Phil
New England
9 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Four different meals, one appetizer and four beverages. Above average service and friendly staff.

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ValerieF
New England
4 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food2service5ambience5

Fantastic. Clarissa is the best! My only complaints not enough garlic toast with the cheese and very small meals. I left hungry. Food was delicious but came way too fast. Felt rushed.

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PeterA
New England
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great drinks also!
Great drinks also!
Great drinks also!
Great drinks also!
Great drinks also!

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MonicaS
New England
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We had reservations I made via Open Table, I asked for a quiet corner. They were packed& we got a quiet corner. Beautifully plated food and delicious. Waitress was nice, tried to be attentive, yet was super busy. We were celebrating a birthday and was offered a complimentary dessert ~ very nice touch~ and the best creme brûlée’s. Definitely on pricier side, yet well worth it!! Enjoy!

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JeneenH
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our meals and drinks. Service was very good and very friendly. We were seated immediately for our reservation and the server asked if we had a show to go to and assured us that we would be on time. Everything was tasty and came out quickly. Dessert was a giant piece of yummy carrot cake. Can’t wait to go back and try more dishes.

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JenniferV
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Wonderful service and food! Been there twice now for date night and it is cozy and quiet with delicious food!

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DAWNB
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been going to Firefly for years and they never disappoint! Highly recommend!

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Ally
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! Food & drinks awesome as well as very affordable. Our waitress Sullivan was amazing, made the experience great.

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Ellen
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and filling! Great drinks. Love the ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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PattyB
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2021
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
4 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2021
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
New England
12 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
9 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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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 4.6 stars by 1479 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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