Firefly American Bistro - New Hampshire

4.5
1408 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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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 1408 people are saying
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ErinB
New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Our waitress was very nice. Drinks and appetizers took a long time to come out. Food was okay.

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FredaH
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Ordered the special, filet and scallops with hollandaise. Sauce was a salty. Scallops and filet where done perfectly - delicious. Creme' brulee for dessert is incredible! My friend ordered the tomato parmaseam soup - loved it.

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vipKatie
Naples
27 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We went with a party of six and had a wonderful evening here. Salads were outstanding and fresh. Most of us had the scallop fettucini special which had plentiful large scallops in it. Desserts were very good and we shared tirimisu, chocolate mouse cake, and carrot cake. Our server was absolutely the best and helped make the night a success.

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Hungryhungryhippo
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service is always great, I try something different on the menu every time and have always had a great meal.

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DerrickV
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Nothing stood out. Parking made getting here very easy to. Food was average.

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MattS
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Food, drinks, service, location. Short rib was the best I’ve had anywhere, risotto was perfect. Steak tips my partner ordered were cooked perfectly, very large and generous serving.

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ericL
New England
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Andrew was a pleasant and friendly waiter. Drinks took longer than expected but were told it was due to how busy the restaurant was. The food was fantastic! I had the short ribs and my wife had the steak frites - both meals came out great!

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MarieF
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Kyle was great. He was attentive and patient with our questions regarding the menu. He made some great suggestions and we all really enjoyed our meals and drinks. He explained that the restaurant tried to use local and organic food whenever possible. I would highly recommend Firefly.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice variety of drinks. I recommend the Firefly Old Fashioned if you enjoy peach. Food was very good. Go Go bread as an app…wish they either had more bread or less fondue. Their chicken dish was a 7/10 according to my hubby, but the beef stroganoff was delicious and highly recommended…especially for the price and portion. All in all, a nice night out.

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KarissaC
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time. Everyone was so kind and helpful. Our server was fantastic. Food and drinks were all amazing. Loved it! Was a great night out.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cool place and great food.

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RN16
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I absolutely love this place. Outstanding cocktails, great food and atmosphere, super friendly fast service. There was a VERY noisy party near us but that’s not quite the restaurant’s fault. I did take off one star for an easily solved problem: the dessert choices are uninspired. I’m sure they’re all wonderful, but it’s the same set of options as any diner or ordinary dinner restaurant, which is out of step with the innovative cocktail menu and overall creative appeal. Maybe go halvsies on mainstream and novel desserts?

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PBeaucage
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, drinks and service, will definetly be dining here again.

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ACarl
New England
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance, staff super nice and accommodating, and food and drinks were excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service, food, atmosphere

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ChristopherT
Tucson
17 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Disappointing. Did not meet expectations of Open Table reviews. The kitchen was extremely slow. Staff claimed they were short staffed, and I could excuse them for this issue, but I saw two 4-tops served before our table of six. More to the point, the food was average bistro fare. Only one of our diners felt their entree was good.

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

Sullivan was great!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and the servers were attentive and welcoming! Left feeling full and certainly wanting to come back again!

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AprilA
New England
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was ok. Nothing special.

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vipLeah
New England
16 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great Father’s Day lunch at Firefly. Thank you!

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DonnaG
New England
10 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Not the best dinner I’ve had at Firefly - took the kitchen forever to get the food out and it was not exactly hot - 2 of the 3 dishes were cold. The waiter was awesome though - came over and explained what was up and offered to get us more drinks or anything we needed. Weird because I’ve eaten there a million times and it was never like last night.

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vipTamiP
New England
15 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were very good. It was a little pricey but that wouldn’t stop me from returning.

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SherryY
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is outstanding, the drinks are great and the service is impeccable, from reservations to cashing out. Definitely my favorite place now. It’s a “must experience “! We’ll definitely be back.

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Anuska
New England
5 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food was great and our waiter was very nice. He was also the bartender and could not get to us as quickly as I would have liked, but I don't think it was his fault. I think the restaurant might have been a bit short staffed. With the shortage of employees in general it is to be expected. Overall, our experience was good.

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KyleM
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Food was excellent. Cocktails were excellent, especially the margaritas and dirty martinis. Service was slow and our waiter was not attentive at all...had to ask multiple times for things like water and refills. Just an off night I’m sure as we will be back to enjoy this great spot.

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CarylS
New England
6 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great dinner with interesting choices on the menu.

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HeidiN
New England
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Just had dinner with a friend. Drinks, dinner and dessert, everything was fabulous! The shrimp and grits were scrumptious!

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Kjhaugli
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food great service and very relaxing atmosphere.

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SissyWig07
New England
8 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

As usual the food was great and the Bloody Mary's are the best!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Phenomenal food and gear atmosphere!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot. The outdoor area is a bonus

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Kato
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Firefly does some things really well, especially service and ambience. We brought two extra people to our reservation and they accommodated us nicely, even though we offered to split into two parties if necessary. Our server was top notch and we tipped her extra. It's been a hard year. The low-ish point is the food. Not bad at all, but simply underwhelming.

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JasonT
New England
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drinks every single time we visit!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience5

Food was good and service was great. Menu didn’t wow and seemed very basic. Not sure if this was pandemic related. Look forward to a new menu before I return.

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KrisR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I was a little disappointed with the last visit. The food didn’t seem as fresh. The fries with the steak frites were mushy. Drinks were good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The poutine is excellent!

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TheBear
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service were excellent! When we got there it was very quiet but then a big group came in and the noise level was pretty high, as the restaurant is not very big so the acoustics resonate the noise level quickly!

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Diana
Detroit
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! Highly recommend our Steven and all our servers were excellent. Loved the strawberry limoncello sangria!

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Trish
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu items and drinks!
The salmon over risotto was deliscious.

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Firefly American Bistro - New Hampshire is rated 4.5 stars by 1408 OpenTable diners.

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