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Firefly American Bistro

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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22 Concord St, Manchester, NH 03101-1841 (near Elm & Lowell Streets)
+1 603-935-9740
11:30 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 10:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Manchester, New Hampshire
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45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This most recent trip to Firefly was for Sunday brunch. It was packed but we had a booth very quickly. Service was friendly and quick. I like the atmosphere - brick walls and archival photos of the city. My go to here is the spinach salad with fried goat cheese and it worked for brunch too. We also tried the... More 

Thank Mary M
White Mountains
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129 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had a wonderful server, enjoyed great wine and the restaurant was cozy and comfortable. I wanted to love the food but I didn’t. I had the French Onion soup to start and my wife had to salad. They were both good. We both had the duck. My wife liked hers better than I did. While creativity is wonderful it... More 

Thank Steve A
Danvers, MA
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109 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I stopped in for lunch yesterday with my work pepes. Got the Noodle Salad. Not bad. Since it was called a salad, I thought I was going some greens when there were none. I would opt for something if I go again. Service was good. Cold day! Enjoy!

Thank Danno2007
New Hampshire
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55 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect Manchester location for date night! We made reservations a week in advance letting RJ the receptionist know it was a special occasion (1/26/17). She said she knew the perfect booth that would be secluded & quiet. It was! The atmosphere was warm & welcoming w/low incandescent lighting, exposed brick walls & high back booths. We ordered Moscow Mules to... More 

Thank D D
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had reservations but not needed. Sunday late afternoon 4:30. Place was empty. Food was good, nothing exceptional but good.

Thank Norman G
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

I have been here a couple times, but my last visit was through a company christmas dinner. I believe their was about 12-16 of us. Service was great, food was amazing! i had the prime rib - SO good. Considering we had a big party i saw no disruption in level or quality of service and food.

Thank starzz121
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

My husband and I found this little bistro during a recent weekend. I had a great veggie burger and lovely drink from the bar. They were both fabulous. My husband had the pad thai which was more standard. We tried to go NYE again but they were all booked up. You might call ahead on weekends that have holidays.

Thank AboutintheNorthEast
Nashua, New Hampshire
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26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Grapevine was positive so we decided to give it a try. Definitely try the cauliflower latkes(pancake)-yum! Would never know it's cauliflower! Calamari was great. Tuna entree as well as everything else was delicious. And gluten free friendly. Wine list adequate. Will definitely return!

Thank skimama160
Boston, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Went here for a family dinner prior to seeing a show hoping for good food, a nice atmosphere and reasonably quiet dining experience. What we got was so much more! The food was excellent, from the appetizers of Firefly Ramen and go-go bread to the entrees - filet mignon and grilled salmon, we were thrilled with both the quality and... More 

Thank Maura G
Tucson, Arizona
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140 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

I came here for lunch and wanted to stay for dinner. Great location and bar. Had the onion soup and spinach and goat cheese salad. Both were excellent. I recommend adding blackened chicken. The salad was more than plenty and the combination of sun dried tomatoes, olives, pine nuts and the cheese were worth coming. Here is a pic.

Thank Michael R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Bar, American, Gluten Free Options
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22 Concord St, Manchester, NH 03101-1841
    (near Elm & Lowell Streets)
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: +1 603-935-9740
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?