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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
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11:30 - 22:00
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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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new hampshire
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236 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We were a party of 9 for a business dinner. Table had been reserved ahead. Service was great. Meals were delicious - all plates were cleaned of all food when they were cleared from the table. No dessert but the selections sounded great. Would return.

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

Hi twosoups, Thank you very much for your review! We're so glad to hear that you enjoyed your food and service, and can't wait to have you back again soon. Until then, Rachael, Manager More 

oak bluffs
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90 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our party of five had a fantastic early dinner before college graduation.The staff went out of their way to make us feel special; from beautifully setting up the champagne sent long distance for our celebration, to helping us keep on our short time-line, to a call when a credit card was left behind, they went above and beyond to make... More 

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Thank mvgirl41
Rachael J, Manager at Firefly American Bistro, responded to this review

Hi Mvgirl41, Thank you very much for your review! We were so glad to be able to celebrate with your group, and are happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us. Congratulations to your graduate, and we look forward to seeing you again soon! Until next time, Rachael, Manager More 

Dunbarton Center, New Hampshire, United States
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40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were seated without delay...it took some time for our waitress to appear. After ordering Two glasses of wine... 10 minutes later, they finally appeared. It took us another 15 minutes to get our appetizer...it was delivered by the manager. There were no smiles on any of the faces of restaurant staff...they all looked beat! We only got one check... More 

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

Hi Scott, Thank you very much for your review. While we're very glad to hear that you enjoyed our delicious food, I'm sorry to hear that you felt your service was slow. We always want our guests to feel as though they were promptly taken care of, so we do hope you'll give us another chance sometime. Until then, Rachael,... More 

New England
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Firefly Bistro is lively and friendly, sometimes pretty noisy when the place is full. They have their own parking but it's tough to locate and the bus for the next-door church blocked the street entrance on one side. Food is delicious, although be aware that the portions are huge. Shrimp and grits appetizer and salad was enough for a full... More 

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Thank traveller0508
Rachael J, Manager at Firefly American Bistro, responded to this review

Hi Traveller0508, Thank you very much for your review! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed our friendly atmosphere and delicious food, and we definitely can't wait to see you again soon! Cheers, Rachael, Manager More 

Nashua, NH
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52 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As the title suggests the food we've had at Firefly was excellent though the place tends to fill up and be rather noisy so having a private conversation isn't easy. Our most recent visit was for dinner and I had the duck breast while my wife had the scallops. Both dishes were well prepared and the duck was a complex... More 

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

Nhdoc, thank you very much for your review! We are so glad to hear that you've enjoyed our delicious food, and we're really looking forward to celebrating a graduation with you soon. Until next time, Rachael, Manager More 

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41 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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

Thank you very much for your review, William! I am so glad that you enjoyed your recent experience with us, and we look forward to seeing you again very soon. Cheers, Rachael, Manager More 

Brattleboro, Vermont
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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Thank 250bean
Rachael J, Manager at Firefly American Bistro, responded to this review

Hi 250bean, Thank you very much for your review! I'm so glad that you enjoyed our food and consistency. We hope to see you again soon. Cheers, Rachael, Manager More 

Amherst, New Hampshire
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 April 2017 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!

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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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52 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017 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.

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Tennessee
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21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017 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.

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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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Cuisine
Bar, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 23:00
Saturday
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
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.

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