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Firefly American Bistro

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22 Concord St, Manchester, NH 03101-1841 (near Elm & Lowell Streets)
+1 603-935-9740
11:30 - 23:00
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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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41 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife and I and good friends of ours enjoyed our recent dining experience at Firefly. We shared the go-go bread appetizer while sipping perfectly prepared martinis. Our server was friendly and very attentive to our needs. My wife loved the salmon special entree while I enjoyed the shrimp and scallop scampi. Our friends also enjoyed the salmon special and... More 

Thank william s
Brattleboro, Vermont
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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Food was good - drinks were pricey. Went twice and everything was consistent. Need to park on the street.

Thank 250bean
Amherst, New Hampshire
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesomest Burger in a long time. Bun awesome. Even bison burgers on the menu.. great Great North Porter and many others on tap!

Thank Steviam
Rachael J, Manager at Firefly American Bistro, responded to this review

Hi Steviam, Thank you so much for sharing your feedback! We're so glad that you enjoyed your burger and local beer, and we hope to see you again soon. Cheers! More 

Nashua, New Hampshire
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50 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Firefly has become our favorite place to enjoy a great meal and drinks prior to going to our favorite entertainment the Palace Theater that is within walking distance from the restaurant. We couldn't have been more pleased. Our waitress was fantastic and her suggestions were spot on. There were no complaints we will see you again before the next show.

Thank bskj
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21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

OMG BAD!! On a Sunday 40 minutes for food that was not good. Got a Reuben. Great bread. Totally tasteless sandwich. Bad service. Not busy. Just don't go.

Thank Velmerdoo
Rachael J, Manager at Firefly American Bistro, responded to this review

Velmerdoo, I'm sorry to hear that you were less impressed with our service and meal on your recent visit. We always want you to feel taken care of with fast, friendly, attentive service and delicious food. I hope you'll give us another shot sometime. Until then, Rachael, Manager More 

Nashua, New Hampshire
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 23 March 2017

We made reservations here as it was within walking distance to the Palace where we were seeing a show. We were very pleasantly greeted when we walked in and were seated right away. Our waitress was also very friendly and made us feel right at home. The drinks and food were absolutely fabulous! Two of us had the Short Ribs... More 

Thank Laurie A
Manchester, New Hampshire
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61 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017 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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138 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

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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112 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017

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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57 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017 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 

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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
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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?