Firefly Bistro & Bar | 22 Concord Street | Manchester, NH
Open 7 Days *
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.
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.
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.
Meet the Chef
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.