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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 - 10:00 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, Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Brunch, 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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  • 24
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  • 13
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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
Good food, nice asthetics, pleasant server, but...

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 8, 2015
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Sabattus Grove
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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Moncton, Canada
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69 reviews 69 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

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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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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Top Contributor
118 reviews 118 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
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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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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138 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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Additional Information about Firefly American Bistro

Address: 22 Concord Street, Manchester, NH
Phone Number: +1 603-935-9740
Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Manchester
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
Average Prices: USD 10 - 25
Cuisine: Bar, Bistro, American

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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
  • Price Range: $ $
  • 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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