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Firefly Bistro & Bar | 22 Concord Street | Manchester, NH

Open 7 Days *

Welcome to

Manchester’s gathering place

Firefly 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.


the Restaurant

Firefly’s menu is a celebration of the American culinary tradition featuring classics prepared exactly as they should be and artistic dishes showcasing fresh ingredients. Our extensive wine list, craft beer selection and creative cocktails compliment the innovative creations of Chef David Becker’s seasonal menus, which burst with flavors from around the world.

The dining room is best described as relaxed yet elegant, an optimal setting for everything from date nights to business meetings. The lounge is a popular spot for winding down after work, gathering before a show, or catching the game with friends.


Our Story

Opened in the winter of 2008, Firefly Bistro & Bar began as the lifelong dream of brother and sister and New Hampshire natives David Becker and Diane Downing. The restaurant was constructed on the ground floor of an antique building that has retained the character of Manchester’s days as an industrial hub of the northeast. Boasting over 25 years in the restaurant industry apiece, Diane, general manager, and David, executive chef, have brought decades of culinary and hospitality experience together and cultivated a leading contemporary dining environment in the heart of New Hampshire’s Queen City.

wine bottles in a lovely wooden display

Meet the Chef

David Becker

In 2006, Chef David Becker returned home to New Hampshire to fulfill a lifelong dream of opening a stylishly comfortable restaurant serving classic American dishes with a contemporary twist. David’s career in the kitchen began nearly thirty years ago in Portsmouth, NH, and he has since worked in an array of fine restaurants along the east coast, developing an extensive knowledge of a wide range of cuisines.

As co-owner of Firefly Bistro, David designed a menu that incorporates a multitude of culinary styles and influences. His estimable hands-on practices ensure that every dish offered by the kitchen is sure to be delectable and distinctive. Chef David Becker’s dedication to quality and passion for food, together with his lifetime of experience, have helped to secure Firefly’s glowing reputation as a destination for discerning brunch, lunch, and dinner diners in the Southern New Hampshire area.

“Firefly is a place that happens once in a long while - great service, great food and specials that frequently blow your socks off! Eat here early and often!!"
- Tracy
“From the first sip of a craft cocktail until the last bite of a decadent dessert, you can expect a memorable experience from the very first time you walk through the door."
- Michael
“If you are looking for a restaurant that checks ALL of the boxes, look no further! Fun, yet upscale, atmosphere, fabulous menu (everyone can find something), great service and reasonable prices have made it our favorite haunt for many years. When we have friends visiting from out of town, we don't think twice about where to make a reservation..and I highly suggest making a reservation, as this little gem continues to grow in popularity. Firefly never disappoints!"
- Susan
"When you walk into Firefly and sit down at the bar, one of the first things that you notice are the smiles on all of the wait & bar staff and the camaraderie that they share with each other. It’s like family. And they make you feel part of that family. Watching the bar staff during really crazy busy times is a real treat. It’s like watching a ballet - it’s artistry at its best and they never miss a step. The food is always delicious and prepared to perfection. Their Crème Brûlée is heavenly! Whether you just need a beverage to unwind at the end of a busy day or dinner with friends, you can't go wrong with Firefly."
- Karol
“Wonderful place for lunch, dinner, cocktails. Great menu. Waitstaff and bartenders are veterans who are always pleasant and helpful with the menu. Bar scene is intimate and convivial. No jiggers here. And weekend brunch is not to be missed. Enjoy."
- Ross and Marion
"Firefly has wonderful food and creatively crafted cocktails, with local beer, cider and Guinness on tap, all served by a knowledgeable staff in a welcoming upscale downtown Bistro."
- Mark and Jennifer
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Taco Tour Manchester

  • Best Taco 2022
  • Best Taco 2019
  • Honorable Mention 2018


Diner’s Choice for:

  • “American,” “Great for Brunch,” and “Most Booked” 2020 & 2022
  • “Great for a date” 2018

WMUR Viewer’s Choice

  • Best Brunch Runner Up 2021

Hippo Press 2019

  • Best Date Place 2019

Hippo Press 2023

  • Best Brunch 2023

Hippo Press 2024

  • Best Brunch 2024

Hippo Press 2024

  • Best Brunch Cocktails 2024

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