Firefly Bistro’s downtown Manchester location makes for the perfect place to gather, celebrate, and enjoy art in all forms. Check back regularly to see our upcoming events!



Father’s Day Specials

Father’s Day is Sunday, June 16! Along with the following festive specials (available all day), we offer a traditional brunch menu during the day, and our full dinner menu in the evening. Still in need of a reservation? Call 603-935-9740 to inquire about last minute availability.

mushroom, cheddar, and ale

Firefly poutine – french fries with pineland farms cheddar cheese curds and beef short rib gravy

catch of the day
baked stuffed haddock – fresh, flaky, local haddock with lobster stuffing, ritz crumbs, and champagne dill cream, served with jasmine rice and asparagus

grilled twelve ounce ribeye with smoked bacon barbecue sauce, mashed potatoes, and broccolini


Dismas Home Joins us for our July Community Partnership Series

Dismas Home is a residential treatment program with re-entry services for justice-involved women with substance use disorders. They provide residents the time, space, and tools to heal and build a foundation for a successful life of long-term recovery in the community. They offer this opportunity to women who have the courage to change.

Dine at Firefly on Monday, July 8th to help support Dismas Home’s mission of support, treatment, and transition for justice involved women. Firefly will donate 10% of food and non-alcoholic beverage sales (alcoholic beverages excluded) for the entire day to support the Dismas Home.

If you would like to learn more about Dismas Home and everything they do (or make a donation!), please check out https://dismashomenh.org/.

Encourage your friends, family, and co-workers to join us at Firefly on Monday, July 8, and together we can help make a difference. Reserve your spot now!

Artists in Residence

Bruce Jones

Bruce Jones is a local artist from seacoast NH. His loose, bold, and unique paintings are on display in Firefly’s dining room known as the Art Room.

He learned the nuts and bolts of design and composition while attending the New England School of Art and Design in Boston, but he believes that his real education came from working with other professional artists. He was fortunate to travel and learn the art of plein air painting, which generates a lot of abstract qualities, lending itself to his natural expressive style.

He is a lifelong New Englander, and currently lives in Exeter, NH with his artist wife, Tracy, whose artwork is also on display in Firefly’s foyer.

Tracy R. Jones

Tracy was trained as an Art Educator at the Massachusetts College of Art where she had an emphasis in painting, and was influenced to examine, experience, and enjoy the process of creating while finding one’s own aesthetic.

Her large-scale assemblages and paintings explore the relationships between color and shapes while salvaging and utilizing oft-discarded materials and bold forms.

Live Music on our Patio

Firefly Restaurant Summer 2024 Booking

Weather Permitting

Wednesday – Saturday 5pm-8pm

Chuck Alaimo Residency every Sunday 11am-2pm


Chuck Alaimo

Residency – performing each Sunday from 11am – 2pm


Clint Lapointe


Rebecca Turmel


Jordan Quinn


Stephen DeCuire


Ed Chenoweth

Community Partners

The Firefly community extends far beyond the walls of our downtown Manchester bistro. Here are some of the neighbors, near and far, that we support throughout the years:

March of Dimes

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

NH Food Bank/Share Our Strength

Concord Hospital



Palace Theater

Webster House

Girls, Inc.

Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester

Animal Rescue League

Nashua Center

Goffstown Mother’s Club

Rights + Democracy Education Fund

Granite United Way

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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Let us know the details of your group dining event and our event coordinator will get back to you within 48 hours.  We look forward to celebrating with you!

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