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Firefly American Bistro

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French, Bar, Pub, Bistro, American
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22 Concord Street, Manchester, NH (near Elm & Lowell Streets)
+1 603-935-9740
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11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Drinks, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Firefly American Bistro & Bar is a casually upscale American bistro...
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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  • 73
    Excellent
  • 61
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Memorable Sandwich... and great value!

I went to Firefly for my first time over the weekend, and I thoroughly enjoyed it! My family and I went for a late lunch so it was not very busy. Service was friendly and fast. The food was delicious! I ordered the caprese ciabatta and it was mouth watering. The amount of mozzarella and basil pesto... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
Ashley G
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Hooksett, New Hampshire
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Ashland, Massachusetts, United States
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Had a wonderful meal. Loud group next to us, but not the restaurant's fault. Did not feel rushed, reasonable prices, great food and wine.

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Burke, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Firefly has all the potential to be a great restaurant, and judging by our dinner in mid-August, is a pretty popular place. So, we could overlook the high decibels (primarily caused by one overly loud patron), but we were really disappointed in the food preparation. On the plus side, service is good and effective, beer selection is good and the... More 

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Where to start. We booked a mid-week table to eat at Firefly. When we arrived we were promptly seated and given the menus. One thing I noticed right away was the online rendition of the menu did not match the physical menu especially for the wine list. Pet peeve, keep your WEB site up to date please!! Waitress was very... More 

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Hooksett, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

I went to Firefly for my first time over the weekend, and I thoroughly enjoyed it! My family and I went for a late lunch so it was not very busy. Service was friendly and fast. The food was delicious! I ordered the caprese ciabatta and it was mouth watering. The amount of mozzarella and basil pesto was perfect. Additionally,... More 

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Milford, nh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

No matter what I've had here, it's always great. The Spinach salad with the fried balls of goat cheese is amazing. Plus, they have really great drinks and good beers on taps. Eat here!

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Ottawa, Canada
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152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

The food was very good - short ribs with risotto were excellent and the veal was fine - but what made this place terrific for us was their quiet, pleasant, covered terrace behind the restaurant where you could enjoy and excellent meal without having a dog left in a car (if people still do that??) or hotel room. It was... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Firefly is one of my favorite restaurants in Manchester! I can't believe I haven't given it a review yet! I have been here many times for lunch and dinner and we even hosted my sister's bridal shower brunch here last July. Everything was amazing and the event coordinator I worked with (all through email) was so nice and helpful. I... More 

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Sabattus Grove
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Good food, lovely place for a date, our server (also the bartender) was very nice and knowledgeable... but because she was the sole bartender, there were long gaps between courses.

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Bow, New Hampshire
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Took my family and mother and dad here, Fantastic specials plus the whole menue was available. Drinks , Dinner And dessert was fantastic! Teenage kids love it too.

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Concord, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

75% of the time our food is fantastic! The others...not so much. Had the typical hair in the food (but! that can happen anywhere), another time food wasn't cooked to right temperature and the other had to eat so theirs didn't get cold. Drinks are good. Atmosphere is nice, however on a Friday/Saturday night when your almost sitting on top... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 22 Concord Street, Manchester, NH
    (near Elm & Lowell Streets)
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: +1 603-935-9740

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 25
  • Cuisine: French, Bar, Pub, Bistro, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant

Description

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?