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Firefly American Bistro

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Bar, 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: Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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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  • 68
    Excellent
  • 58
    Very good
  • 24
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  • 13
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Anniversary Dinner - Delicious

Menu is not overly creative - pay attention to the specials. The items we selected were delicious. Wife had the petite filet cooked the way she likes it - important. And I had the "special" which was ravioli stuffed with mascarpone cheese and asparagus topped with lobster, scallops, clams... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 5, 2015
Steven D
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Reading, Massachusetts
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English first
Moncton, Canada
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67 reviews 67 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

I found this restaurant online through Trip Advisor. I was able to book a reservation through the restaurant's website (a service called 'OpenTable') that was really quick. Our meal was wonderful, not inexpensive but for a special night out it was worth it. They have a really unique list of wines with tons of variety...we tried a pinot noir from... More 

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11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

A wonderful hidden gem. Every drink and bite was great both times we have been here. We had two visits a week apart and our server even remember the kind of beer my husband drank. Definitely worth checking out.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Staff were nice and the setting is fine. Food was all right, standard, nothing particularly exciting given the prices. Crab cake appetizer contained bits of shell or chitin. Portions are large.

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We were first greeted by the server with.... "If you don't see something on the menu or if you want to substitute something, then absolutely we can do it". Thank you, thank you, thank you. Your Filet Mignon is probably the best I've ever had, but there is no way I'll ever eat asparagus, which was the veggie accompaniment. You... More 

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Reading, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Menu is not overly creative - pay attention to the specials. The items we selected were delicious. Wife had the petite filet cooked the way she likes it - important. And I had the "special" which was ravioli stuffed with mascarpone cheese and asparagus topped with lobster, scallops, clams, etc. it was delicious.

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Manchester
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Firefly's has a great menu, and we have been on several occasions and had great meals. Their Lamb Shank is great, grilled salmon and filets have also been good over the visits. Some concerns with service, waiters seem rushed and not very helpful. As an example, I brought up that my gorganzola mashed potaties we dry and lacking in flavor... More 

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Just got back from a nice girls night out at Firefly. Nice cozy place right in the heart of downtown ManchVegas. Parking is a bit hard in terms of getting close to the restaurant, but there is a parking garage practically across the street from Firefly. We started with the go go bread. Very nice, gorgonzola fondue with toasted bread... More 

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Queensbury, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

This was my first time at this Bistro. Very nice atmosphere - small wine cellar to your left as you walk in, the bar area to the right-back. We sat at a table to the left of the bar and a fairly quiet evening (Monday night). They have many options on their menu and we started with calamari (which was... More 

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Weare, New Hampshire
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51 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Not long before Christmas we dined at a Firefly with my Mom and stepdad. It was our first trip here and I can assure you it won't be our last! The atmosphere was upbeat and engaging. The service was excellent. And the food was outstanding. Started with the sriracha pork meatballs... they were to-die-for delicious. Wow! For my main course... More 

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Saugus, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I highly recommend Firefly. The food and drinks are excellent and the service is good. We sat in the bar/tavern area at a table for 4 and thought it was a cool atmosphere. I really recommend people try this place.

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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: Bar, 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?