Firefly American Bistro - New Hampshire

4.5
1341 Reviews
$30 and under
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.

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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
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RebeccaV
New England
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We love Fireflys and have been here many times. The food was fantastic, our server was funny & prompt, and we really enjoyed ourselves. Our only complaint was the table across from us - they were a party of three and the way the booth was configured, one of the diners was facing our table, so as she was talking to her table (loudly), it kind of felt like she was talking to/shouting at us. It wasn't her fault but just an awkward setup that should probably be reviewed. We were also near the entrance to the restaurant so it was busy and the added noise made it a bit hard to have a conversation. Again, everything else was great, we will definitely be back, just the one minor inconvenience!

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BrianS
New England
11 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Waitstaff was very attentive and courteous

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22Magoo
New England
9 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a grant time tonight for Easter dinner! Calamari apple was delish, as were all of our entrees! Great drinks and attentive waiter who gave great recommendations!! Looking forward to our next visit!!

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GaryP
New England
8 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Firefly is great place to go for a casual or fine dining experience.

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Legoman16
Montreal
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Easter dinner with my son.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
8 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat in a booth in the bar area. Four adults, still comfortable. Plexiglass between booths and good protocols

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vipAC603
New England
30 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A bit over priced. $4 for a coke is a bit much. I had the lobster gnocchi special which was fantastic. My husband had the ribeye and it was chewy and fatty. If my husband leaves a steak on the table and doesn’t box it up, then I know it wasn’t good.

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gregb
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience. The menu is very diverse.

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GraceL
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch menu with unique and delicious cocktails.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. Our waitress was the best, food was outstanding... please come to Dover or Portsmouth!!!

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TabithaS
New England
5 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a cool vibe and delicious food! Our waitress was super attentive and also carried the really cool vibe the whole restaurant had. I loved how the food was not overly salty which is something I struggle with at many other restaurants. You could really appreciate the wonder flavors because it wasn’t a salt bomb. One thing I think could improve is the go-go bread. The fondu was absolutely amazing but the bread was a bit underwhelming, I feel like they could have a better kind of bread like a homemade focaccia or some kind of bread baked with herbs to pair with that amazing cheese.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Great food with a few vegan options. Service was meh. I was there with my teenage son for his birthday. Server was standoffish. Person who brought out the food did so in complete silence, even when we offered positive interaction. No response. Usually went here for special occasions, but XO has more vegan options and better service at the same price point. Looks like that will be our future destination for the next special occasion!

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ColleenO
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food prepared as ordered

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Always great food great service!!! Can’t wait to get back!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience!

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ManceL
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Birthday lunch with a good friend

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everything was phenomenal! The seafood chowder was so good, highly recommend. Shrimp tacos were light and the perfect appetizer. The only complaint was the the entree I ordered, the steak I ordered med rare, was extremely tough, it was a special on Valentine’s Day, I don’t think it’ll be common on the menu, it was very difficult to cut, but I ate it still. Other than that everything was amazing from the service, ambiance, & most of the food!

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was incredible as always

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JoeC
New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service. Nice location and good food.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Slow service, standard 2 person meal of burgers and bill over $80

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
13 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Food is excellent

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JaniceH
New England
6 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great ambiance and the braised short ribs are the best anywhere. Relaxed trendy atmosphere. One of my favorite places for a date night

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HAMMIE
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A Must Place to go to , If You Live, Work , or Visit Manchester N.H. Firefly American Bistro is Outstanding , Food , Made , Displayed , Service was Too Notch , Our Server was NIKO He is One in A Million , Firefly American Bistro made a Special Day , Even more Special. Had The Best Made Onion Soup , Steak Dinner with Parmesan Hand Cut Steak Fries , Partner Had Sea Food Dinner With Sea Food Soup , Can not say enough about their Dinner, If you are in Downtown Manchester you need to Experience one of the most Enjoyable And Delicious Restaurant , you will have in your life. Standing Ovation to Firefly American Bistro and All There Staff. Their House INfUSED Vodka Drinks adds Impeccable Taste To no one else , FIVE STARS Thank You , To all, For making a SPECIAL Day More SPECIAL , Firefly American Bistro , Went Above and Beyond , Many Thanks , David

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic, highly recommend the Pork chop

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my family to a play at the palace.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Brunch was fantastic!

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KateS
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Brunch was good. Our go to is Tradional Egg's Benedict . Did not disappoint. The place was packed, but service kept up with it.

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StacyC
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful evening. The dirty martini with the celery salt rim was the best I’ve ever had. Our meals were excellent and the service was top notch! We’ll definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Patrick was a great server, on top of exactly what we needed, super friendly and helpful. Great dining experience as always!

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RebeccaV
New England
7 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Our waiter had too many tables - he was great, but not super available - and the two tables behind us were noisy and distracting - including one table who sent everything back and threatened to leave without paying their bill. The food was great though and this place is normally much quieter.

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NancyJ
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Out to Rex for a show!

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FineDiner67
New England
14 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First visit. Mid-afternoon. Managed to catch the tail end of the lunch menu. Many options & were very pleased with our selections. Very tasty & sufficient quantity of Fish & Chips and Salmon with Ravioli. Bar was busy. Dining room not so much but given the quality of our lunches we would guess that the place must fill up for dinner. Excellent service.

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Charbean1217
New England
11 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite place to go. The food, the drinks, just everything is so good. This past time we had Sullivan as our waitress, she is fantastic. I don't think I have ever had a nicer waitress, she is great. Their short ribs are amazing!!! I get it every single time...everyone in my party tries something different each time and nobody has had one bad thing to say. Worth every penny :)

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HeatherL
New England
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, the spinach fried goat cheese salad delicious, my Firefly Old Fashion tasty

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TheresaL
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

This was our first time dining here. What a nice place! We had the special quesadilla for an app...it was good but nothing special. I had the Duck over a kale ravioli with butternut squash. The duck was super yummy however the ravioli tasted a bit too salty and there wasn’t enough Butternut Squash to alleviate this. I only ate my duck. My Boyfriend had the filet mignon special and left nothing on his plate! My drink of pear and vodka was just lovely! The staff were great too! We will come back!

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vipRobTNH
New England
109 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Firefly is one of the most consistent restaurants in Manchester. The food is very good, service is always friendly and efficient and value is outstanding. An added bonus is that it is definitely one of the best bars in town with terrific craft cocktails.

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LindaM
New England
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nicco was our waiter and he was phenomenal. He was helpful when we had questions about dishes on the menu and was very attentive to our need. The food was excellent as well. Would definitely recommend

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croy
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always great. Service is incredible!! We went on a Sunday evening and one if the specials was grilled salmon. Cooked perfectly.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great server and dinner. Always a pleasure.

TK
TinaK
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've always been happy with everything we've ordered. Delicious food and outstanding service!

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