Axel's Bonfire - Eagan
Axel's Bonfire - Eagan
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Axel's Bonfire - Eagan

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.axelsbonfire.com/
  • Phone: 6514520200
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Lunch: Everyday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00am, Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Live Music every Wednesday night from 9:00-12:00am.

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Axel's Bonfire - Eagan
Axel’s Bonfire, commonly known as Bonfire, features real wood-fired cooking giving the food its rich and distinctive grilled flavor. The relaxed, inviting atmosphere is a perfect backdrop for festive, flavorful American cuisine with a unique Southwest flair. Focusing on quality and freshness, Bonfire prefers to purchase ingredients locally and all food is Trans- fat free and prepared from scratch, including sauces and dressings. The family-friendly restaurant’s signature items include wood-fired pizza, spit-roasted meat, sizzling fajitas, salads, pastas and make-your-own pizzas for kids.
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Axel's Bonfire - Eagan reviews from OpenTable diners
  • We were seated right away
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 12/7/2012
    We were seated right away but waited over 35 minutes for our food to be served. We didn't receive any explanation for the delay until we complained. After our food was delivered the manager came by and still wasn't apologetic. We visit this location many times and have seen the quality of service and food decline over the last 6-12 months. We will really reconsider eating here again.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We were very disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/2/2012
    We were very disappointed with our recent visit to your restaurant. The food was mediocre at best, the service was slow despite the fact the restaurant was not busy, the table was sticky,and there was no silverware on the table. All of this and we had made a reservation. We were there for a special night with family and our experience was anything but. We will not be returning. This was not the same restaurant we last visited in January.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We have been to Bonfire many
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 12/2/2012
    We have been to Bonfire many times; our most recent visit was brunch with Santa. My son enjoyed it very much and our food (buffet) was excellent. A great value.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Took my kids to their Santa
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 12/2/2012
    Took my kids to their Santa brunch, it was a great event, my kids had fun and the santa was great.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We went for the Sunday Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 12/2/2012
    We went for the Sunday Brunch and Santa was there to visit with the kids. The food was good and the Santa visit the best we've ever had. Great job by our waitress. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We previously have been to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/23/2012
    We previously have been to Axel's Bonfire in Eagan. We really like the place. We go for early dinner with our son, his wife and their two daughters. The kids' menu is very good, and the children like the "build your own sundae". From 4 to 6 p.m. on weekdays, pizzas and appetizers are half price. We order some pizza and some appetizers, which are quite hearty. We always leave a good tip -- 20% or more of what the price would have been without the half-price specials.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I'd go back to Axel's Bonfire-Eagan
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/17/2012
    Good food, a little loud for our group of six to easily converse. Overall, a good experience.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, but we had a horrible
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/10/2012
    Great food, but we had a horrible experience with our check. The waitress split our bill without asking and when we asked her to fix it-it took her 30 minutes to finally get a resolution.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We have come to eat here frequently
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/4/2012
    We have come to eat here frequently, for happy hour pizza's, (which are delicious), Sunday brunch, and dinner and have always been well pleased with the food and service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The team was not on their
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/25/2012
    The team was not on their game. Entree came on top of the salads (30 seconds later) and the wine which was ordered at when we arrived didn't show up until the end of the meal. The manager was apathetic and not sincere. The filet was tough and no one ever came back to the table to check if our food was properly cooked.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food, as always. We went
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/23/2012
    Good food, as always. We went to celebrate our granddaughters' birthdays. Each had a birthday this week -- age 9 for one and 6 for the other. As a treat from the restaurant, they received a birthday cake with Happy Birthday! written in strawberry syrup.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, waitress was very
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/19/2012
    Great food, waitress was very energetic and took good care of us.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The service was great and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/13/2012
    The service was great and the food was excellent. I am gluten intolerant and the server was very knowledgeable. I had the sirloin with green beans and baked potato. My husband had the beef medallions wrapped in bacon with the smashed potatoes. We both started with a salad. Very good.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I was there for lunch, and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/9/2012
    I was there for lunch, and it was very empty--therfore the noise level was very low. (maybe only 4 tables were filled)
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We liked the over-all experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/4/2012
    We liked the over-all experience at this Axel/s Bonfire. The food was good but we probably would try some other items next time. While the food was good, it wasn't outstanding. The service was attentive and efficient.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • It was ok. Nothing special.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/29/2012
    It was ok. Nothing special. Prices were a little high for what you get.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our waitress was so nic.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/24/2012
    Our waitress was so nic. Very clean an the Decor was very nice. Enjoyable lunchin
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We love Bonfire! When they
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/16/2012
    We love Bonfire! When they rotated my favorite off the menu, they made it for me still. Great kid place on Sunday nights with the best balloon guy ever! Great food and great atmosphere!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Was a little disappointed
    mnshe
    Dined on 9/13/2012
    Was a little disappointed in the food this time. My medium rare steak was medium. The baked potato had clearly been reheated at least a few times before it became mine. Restaurant was not overly busy, so I was surprised that the chef didn't take more time with preparing things properly.
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  • Great food, slow service.
    Keam0201
    Dined on 9/6/2012
    Despite being one of the only groups in the restaurant on a weeknight, we received extremely SLOW service. The waiter was polite but forgot drinks, was slow to take orders and then slow to close out our tab. Great food and atmosphere. Maybe just a fluke with the server that evening.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It appeared there want enough
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/31/2012
    It appeared there want enough people working outside..we waited for our drinks and food longer than we should. There were also repairs that needed to be done..
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  • Two thinbs way up!
    faye1960
    Dined on 8/31/2012
    Betsy, our server, was extremely friendly....even got us the recipe for our fav martini. We had to promise to come back and drink more! We've been there a few times, but deicded this would be our "go to" restuarant, when we wanted to go out at the last minute. Lots of grat options and the pricing is great. highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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  • Met our expectations for a
    ldgaffVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2012
    Met our expectations for a nice dinner without spending a huge amount of money.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Felt the portions were a little
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/9/2012
    Felt the portions were a little on the small side for the price of the entrees.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • they ran out 2 bees that were
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/13/2012
    they ran out 2 bees that were "on the menu" but were not then available.
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  • Dissatisfied
    AmazingVIP
    Dined on 7/6/2012
    My wife and I visit your restaurant frequently.There were four of us that attended. All three of the other meals were served except mine (kabobs). When I was finally served mine (5 minutes) later, it was over cooked (burnt). I made the server aware, and she agreed I had ordered them medium. She apologized, asked would I like to order something else I said yes. The server then waited on other tables and I had to get my own menu. When she returned, I ordered, the MOD then came over and apologized and said they would expedite my order. My order finally came in the same amount of time, everyone else had finished, and it wasn't what I ordered. For all this, I was comped a glass of wine. I would have thought there would have been better recover
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had a party of around 15
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/6/2012
    We had a party of around 15 and things went very smoothly. Everyone I talked to enjoyed the experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • After ordering the Pizza Margherita
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/30/2012
    After ordering the Pizza Margherita several times over the coarse of the year, it comes out differently each time. Sometimes it's great and about 1/2 the time it's dry and mostly crust. I don't know how cooking a pizza can be so inconsistent. We also ordered a Surf and Turf that seemed overpriced for what you got...4 little shrimp on a skewer and a little bit of beef with mashed potatoes and overcooked vegetables for 27.95. Will not order either again. The service was good and apologized when they forgot to bring a salad that we had ordered.
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  • We had a great time. Had a
    PabloeatsVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2012
    We had a great time. Had a variety of appetizers and were excellent.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love Bonfire - my husbands
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/22/2012
    Love Bonfire - my husbands favorite. We celebrated out anniversary with our kids.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good service, good food, unfortunat
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/17/2012
    Good service, good food, unfortunately had to endure children with no manners and parents with no clue.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Went for Father's Day brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/17/2012
    Went for Father's Day brunch buffet. Was very disappointed in number of buffet options and that most food was out for 15-20 minutes before being restocked. This was at 1145am and restaurant was only about two-thirds full.
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  • Friendly and courteous staff,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/6/2012
    Friendly and courteous staff, refreshing bar drinks, and terrific tasting food with a diverse menu. Will add to our list of favorite eateries in the Twin Cities!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had a nice time, and experienced
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/2/2012
    We had a nice time, and experienced great service! Two of the folks in our party ordered plain burgers which are not on the menu and the server was happy to oblige. Portions are very generous and food is very tasty.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We were a party of 12 celebrating
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/2/2012
    We were a party of 12 celebrating a 65th birthday. The service was fantastic and the food was wonderful. I wish we could have all sat at a round table to make conversation easier, but otherwise everything was superb. Thank you for a terrific experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We went to Axel's Bonfire
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/26/2012
    We went to Axel's Bonfire with a group of nine. We were seated promptly and all enjoyed our food. The service was a bit sluggish, but friendly. The only gripe I had was that the "plain" margaritas two people ordered ended up costing $9.50 each. That seemed quite expensive.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Over priced for what you get.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/18/2012
    Over priced for what you get. Much better restaurants out there for the money!
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fixed the problem, but.....
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/18/2012
    We've been going to the bonfire for over eight years, and during that time there have been occasional mistakes with our meals, but the staff always made sure to correct the problem and to offer something extra for our troubles. That was not the case this time around. My husband's ribeye was practically raw, and rather than take the entire plate, fix the problem, and allow him to eat his entire meal in one sitting, they took the steak and left him with his side dishes to get cold. He wanted to eat the side dishes with his steak. They fixed the steak but offered nothing to compensate for the delay. I was finished with my meal by the time his steak arrived and he had to eat alone. In the past, he would have been offered something.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cannot speak 4 outdoor dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/17/2012
    Cannot speak 4 outdoor dining as it wasn't an evening fit 4 that....R waitress was very good. She was extremely busy & handled that the best that she could &, it was just fine. There were 4 of us & we ordered Margarita Pizza, house salad, beef medallions, walleye fingers...Everyone enjoyed their entree.... We all would return - Had a fun time...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great atmosphere and the food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/13/2012
    Great atmosphere and the food was fantastic! Definitely will be back soon
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic