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Firefly American Bistro

22 Concord Street, Manchester, NH
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Ranked #14 of 348 Restaurants in Manchester
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Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: near Elm & Lowell Streets
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140 reviews from our community

74% Recommend
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English first
New Hampshire
20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Firefly is a great spot in Manchester whatever you are looking for. I have had informal meals with friends, anniversary dinners with my wife, and brunch with the family. Always great food, wonderful atmosphere, and good service and attention.

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Concord, New Hampshire
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77 reviews 77 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
290 helpful votes 290 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We went to Firefly for dinner on a beautiful early summer night. The space was pleasing, the staff welcoming, friendly knowledgeable and prompt. We had Calamari with marinara and aolia . The calamari was lightly breaded and perfectly cooked. Both the sauces were okay but I was hoping for more of a zing. I ordered scallop and shrimp on linguini.... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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184 reviews 184 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We ate at a large table in the bar, and were very comfortable. Service was great. There are a good number of quality microbrews on tap. The wine list was relatively small, but did have a number of interesting, we'll-priced bottles (note to Firefly: please add the vintages to the wine list!). The food was good, but not great. The... More

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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34 reviews 34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

For frame of reference: I travel extensively and part of my job requires entertaining clients at a wide variety of establishments. I'm familiar with just about every fine dining option in the greater Boston area for lunch and dinner. Firefly absolutely exceeded expectations and I am thrilled to find a place of this caliber in Manchester NH! Overall ambiance is... More

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Hudson, NH
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48 reviews 48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

Tried this restaurant last night with friends after a concert. We had made reservations but for a Saturday night about 8pm, there were many open tables. Had trouble finding the entrance as it is not on the street but rather around the corner in a parking lot. That being said we entered a very nice area with list of exposed... More

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Manchester, New Hampshire
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

It can be hard to get a table at this popular eatery, so do call ahead for a reservation if there is anything going on at the Verizon Center or a ball game in town. I've always enjoyed this restaurant with its trendy atmosphere and fresh food. I can't choose just one meal...they have all been good and the drinks... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Nice atmosphere and good variety on the menu, including a few vegetarian options. But salmon over goat cheese ravioli was too tempting to pass up. It was excellent. Went with a large group and got excellent service.

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Bow, New Hampshire
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Dinner was adequate at best. I had bacon wrapped steak tips, asked for medium well. They were pretty dried out, flavor was a little gamey unless smothered in BBQ sauce. I asked for extra veggies instead of potatoes and got steamed broccoli- absolutely nothing on it. It was actually just plain steamed broccoli. For $22, I expected flavor. Waitstaff was... More

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I have been here several times both for business and with friends as well as my wife for lunches and dinner. The place never fails to impress me. Staff with a positive attitude, attentive, know their jobs and are confident. The food is good and priced to please. Highly recommended-they even have parking and are kid friendly!

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San Antonio, Texas
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Met a former colleague I had not seen in more than 30 years. Excellent service. Our waitress was very patient in returning several times to take our order. Great bar drinks and some excellent wine choices. Wonderful "light dinner" offerings. We were able to make reservations.

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