Firefly American Bistro - New Hampshire

4.6
1424 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 1424 people are saying
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BrianR
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and the service is always top notch, the staff are friendly and always on top of your requirements. Highly recommended for any occasion.

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Ryan
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, clean, and nice atmosphere

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Cath520
New England
8 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening! Pre-theatre. Delicious food great service and so good to see an old friend (Nate) .

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OpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lots of healthy and tasty options. Waitress was attentive and personable. Will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great outdoor seating. Excellent selection of cocktails / drink options. Waiter was fantastic.

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

Don’t ask why we waited so long to try this place but it was really good. We had crispy Brussels, flat iron steak n frites and the buckwheat noodles for me. Everything fresh, timely came out hot. Service via Dominique was top notch. Shared carrot cake for dessert and it was perfect temperature (we don’t like straight outta the fridge cake) and huge. Portions are not obnoxious which personally we like and prefer. Tons of vegan and vegetarian options. We’ll definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic! My wife loved the experience.

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smauger
New England
13 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our daughter was visiting from out of state and we wanted to take her out to celebrate her new job. Firefly never disappoints . She devoured her lobster & corn risotto and we had a great service from Andrew . ❤️

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HaileyR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The mimosas were delicious and they didn’t skimp on the alcohol. The noodle bowl was very good and my boyfriend loved the featured brunch omelet.

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ChrisP
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was decent, felt the prices were a bit high and portions small

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ReneL
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. It was our 1st time there and would definitely go back. Purchased a gift certificate while we were there.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great waitress Ashley!
She took it very good care of us!
The food was great we love this place can’t wait to go back.

The desserts are the best!! All home made

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and great food.

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Sunshine
New Orleans
32 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was fantastic and the food was delicious!

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vipPhilipG
New England
6 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food and service were excellent, Lindsey was amazing

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Firefly is a go-to favorite for us. Always consistent with great drinks, fantastic food, and outstanding service. (Shaun is the best!) Ate outdoors this time and the live music was great! Special occasion, first date, family meal or just a bite with your bestie - firefly is always a great choice!

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DaveVal
New England
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nate was our server. He was excellent! Very attentive. Food was good. Atmosphere great. Will definitely dine here again.

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vipGreatEats
New England
52 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and cocktails. Friendly service. Wonderful restaurant overall.

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PamG
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed an informal celebration with my two daughters. Our server, Ashley, was friendly, efficient and had a good sense of humor.

We each ordered different items (shrimp tacos, Alamo bowl, and eggplant Napoleon) and were delighted with our selections. Cocktails were refreshing (dirty pickle martini and blueberry lavender). Deserts were excellent: Tiramisu and Crem Brûlée.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service at firefly bistro is always exceptional! I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone in the Manchester area.

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RichardC
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding and the service was great! Absolutely loved this place!!

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LoriL
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

My filet mignon was not cooked well done like requested, very red. Something should have been taken off the bill.

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9allages
New England
5 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic attentive service. Knowledgeable about the menu and specialty drinks. Not loud but not too quiet where you are self conscious about conversation. Will go again. Food was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Sean was great and the hostesses made me feel so special on my special occasion

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice evening, friendly and excellent service.

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LauraW
New England
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drink was great. And Ash our server was amazing!

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Princess
New England
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a member of our party who had a soy allergy and our waiter & kitchen handled it very well. Friendly service, good food and nice atmosphere.

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lizr
New England
5 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

We had a reservation, which I needed to push out 30 min. They were very accommodating. We were seated promptly, and greeted by our server immediately. Our waiter was great. We ordered fried calamari which was very good. We also ordered fried green tomatoes which, like my subsequent fried eggplant, was too heavily breaded. It was crisp, and fried nicely, but the breading over powered the dishes, so that you could not taste either the tomato or eggplant. Salads were very good. Our son ordered the grilled cheese sandwich which was barely toasted, and a little light on cheese. Prices were very reasonable. Overall it was a good, but not great meal, for a good price, in a nice atmosphere, with outstanding service.

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JLee
New England
8 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The staff were amazing. We celebrated my sister’s Birthday and they truly made her feel special. The food was amazing!

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CharleenN
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

The service was excellent. The food was very good except one in our party asked specifically for a "rare" burger. Our server assured him that it would be. When the hamburger was served it was medium to medium rare. Very disappointing.

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ErinB
New England
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

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

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vipMelanieL
New England
11 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience2

I loved this place the first time we came, so we were excited to come back. However, the experience wasn't the best this time around. First, there was live music outside, and plenty of empty tables, but they didn't even offer to seat us outside. We asked and ended up outside at metal table with uncomfortable chairs. Where every time you drop something, it falls through the table holes and ends up on your pants. LOL Anyway, I would have thought since they are paying a musician to play, they'd want to fill it up out there. We had reservations, we were not walk-ins. On to the food....We love the shrimp & grits appetizer, it's spot on both times. My husband got the feature entree, ordered medium rare, and it was pretty overcooked. The seared scallops though were amazing. The asparagus was good, and the mashed potatoes were almost perfect, but just a tad salty for me. Now it may have been my fault, ordering pad thai at a non-Thai restaurant, but I figured hey it's on the menu, it must be good, I love rice noodles, I'll try it. But it was practically flavorless. I've never put salt on thai food, but IF there had been salt on the table, I would have. I was going to just eat it anyway as a penance, but when the waitress offered to get me something else, I decided to get scallops because I thought they would be quick. I was wrong. It took forever to get the first round of entrees, and my husband was done eating by the time the scallop dish finally arrived. We basically ate about half of it and left, as we had checked out while waiting for it. I think the volume of the music could have been slightly reduced, as it makes some of the louder talkers think they need to talk even louder to be heard over it. We may come back, but we'll sit inside next time.

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FredaH
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
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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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 1424 OpenTable diners.

Firefly American Bistro - New Hampshire does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://fireflynh.cardfoundry.com/giftcards.php.

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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