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Bonfyre American Grille
Bonfyre American Grille

Bonfyre American Grille Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bonfyregrille.net
  • Email: pquinlan@bonfyregrille.net
  • Phone: (608) 273-3973
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Everyday: 11:00pm - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
    Saturdays open at 12 noon.
    SUNDAY BRUNCH MENU from 10:00AM to 2:00PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Bonfyre American Grille is available for both on and off premise events. Please contact our event coordinator to arrange your next party.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Todd Drive
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking is available immediatly in front of the building, behind the restaurant in the parking garage, or across the street (behind Citgo)
A word from Bonfyre American Grille
Bonfyre features Contemporary American Cuisine in an upscale casual environment. In addition to our hand-cut, wood-fired Steaks, guests can enjoy fresh Seafood, Rotisserie Chicken, Pastas, Signature Salads and so much more from our seasonally changing menu.

To compliment the cuisine, Bonfyre’s bar features classic cocktails with a modern twist, creative new libations, domestic craft beer selections and a wine list consisting of 60 labels from both North and South America. Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGood for Groups
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "Bonfyre has an excellent menu with a great variety of gluten free options. Food is always high quality and service is great. The bar, which is in the middle of the restaurant, tends to be very busy and very noisy. There is a nice gas fireplace in the middle of the dining area, but you will roast if seated near it."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "My sister got the pot roast, I got the ribs, and my brother in law had the burger. They were all delicious! The sweet potato fries that came with my brother in law's burger were cooked perfectly - super crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. They were dusted with cinnamon sugar and literally tasted like a churro. YUM. My ribs were also cooked to perfection and the meat fell right off the bone. I never needed to use the wet naps they provided. My sister's pot roast was also amazing. Overall, delicious food."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "I took my hubby here for his birthday meal this time. He had their special, pan fried stuffed trout with a coconut curry sauce, which he thoroughly enjoyed. The fish was tender and flaky and the seafood medley stuffed inside was perfectly matched with the fish and sauce. I had the ahi tuna entree, which was seared just right and melted in your mouth. The rice and Asian slaw, served alongside this dish, were perfectly matched with the Asian sauce drizzled on the ahi. Five very large, perfectly steamed, asparagus spears also accompanied the meal and were fanned out across the top of plate for a beautiful presentation. This is always a dependable favorite place where the food is great and prices very reasonable."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Nice restaurant and attentive waiter. Food arrived quickly and was delicious! Salads are huge!"
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Bonfyre is a great place to eat on your special occasion. The food is wonderful. The drinks are great. The ambiance is terrific. The service is good, but not exceptional. However, it closes fairly early on weekend nights."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We reserved online and asked for a quieter table if possible. We didn't realize that would mean they put us in a completely separate restaurant a couple of doors down. When they sat us we questioned it but they didn't listen to our requests to be seated in the main restaurant. The menu was different in this "annex". We waited around for a while but didn't get any service at our table. The staff didn't seem to be in any hurry to take even our drink orders so we left."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Noticed the Bonfyre while passing by one day and thought I should try it out sometime. Definitely was not disappointed, made reservations for an early evening dinner on a Saturday, upon arrival we were seated promptly. The menu selections were very nice with many options to choose from. Service was great, our server Keeley was outstanding, very knowledgeable of the daily specials and helpful in making suggestions, attentive to our table without being too persistent (as you might find at some other places right when you have a mouth full of food) also, without being intrusive, other servers as well as Keeley were helpful with keeping the table clean as finished plates were taken away quickly. An overall enjoyable experience."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Menu had the perfect variety My steak was like buttah Excellent drinks"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "My wife and I were childless for the first morning in a while and decided to get Brunch. The food was very good. It was nice to enjoy it without having to share with the kids. Our server kept the coffee filled and even gave my wife a full cup of hot coffee to go. She had the Cluck and Oink, which she said was the perfect amount of food. I got the Chilaquiles which were delicious. Overall, a great experience"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Met for a business lunch while the Badger basketball game was on. The waiting staff were very helpful in positioning us so that we had a good table to meet at and could keep an eye on the game! Quick, friendly service and the food was good."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Creative drink menu & nice beer & wine list. Great service & menu. Love it!"
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Got three courses with my fiancé and dad for my birthday and each bite was delicious and worth every penny! Fondue app was sweet and savory. Great seafood and ribs that simply dissolved off the bones. Nothing I haven't seen before but done well. No hesitation recommending."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Fantastic food and atmosphere. Still one of the hottest spots in Madison"
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "Service was excellent. Wine choices were abundant. Apps were delicious. Food was delicious and service was polite, courteous and timely. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "I had the Thai Flatbread 1/2 order and it was very good. The lettuce was crisp, the chicken was fresh and the asian sauce was really good."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "Bonfyre is definitely one of my favorite restaurants in Madison. The fragrance from the grills is enticing as you enter. Nice ambiance, comfortable. Love the outside dining when weather permits (hopefully soon!). And the Irish margaritas are one of my favorites! It was a nice touch for St. Patty's Day - my choice of venues to have a special dinner and drinks. Great food, good variety, and a pleasant upscale bar and restaurant in general."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "Service was excellent and the atmosphere was great."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "The "house salad" was very oily/drowning in oil - I would not recommend the "house salad". The steak was okay. The chicken was good and I would recommend this to anyone. The food in general was "okay" - the quality of the food does not justify the prices commanded. The service was "okay" - we had a server (nice), another server (I think) while in passing motion dropped off our salads and carried continued on without acknowledgment, and another person that passed by and grabbed our payment and continued on with no acknowledgment - he did acknowledge us when he returned with our check to let us know that he charged our card for payment. Weird. The bathrooms available were awful - dirty."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We read about this restaurant on open table and were absolutely delighted with the food. I had "steak" calamari, thick slabs that were amazing. My gilled Caesar salad was delicious and my herb rubbed wood fired chicken was the best I have EVER had! My husband's ahi tuna was wonderful. Duffy, our waiter, was attentive. This restaurant was packed to capacity and I can see why."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "This was our second time at Bonfyre, and it was even better than the first! Food is fantastic - absolutely love the fire grilled food. We don't typically order appetizers, but decided to this time, would highly recommend the jerk chicken fondue, fantastic! We had 8 people in our group and every one of us was pleased. One in our group has celiac, so we were incredibly impressed by the number of GF options on the menu. The staff was great - friendly and helpful. Atmosphere was very nice, we got a spot right by the fireplace, which was awesome!! Would go back in a heartbeat!!!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "This restaurant is close to my home always has a good crowd . We arrived to early and seated early . the server was wonderful friendly, knowledgeable. The bar needs more friendly service and the bartenders need to acknowledge / engage customers more. that is always been a problem, in my opinion the service at the bar needs to be improved."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "The food was delicious. I had the grill combo of BBQ ribs, herb chicken, and a sirloin. It was all delicious. The chicken was amazing and moist, the sirloin was cooked to perfection (medium in my opinion), and the BBQ ribs fell off the bone. The Bonfyre mash was just garlic mashed potatoes but I expected that. I also had a huge Long Island iced tea but I don't think there was much booze in there."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "Arbor Hills, a section of Madison surrounded by the Town of Madison and Fitchburg, has few restaurants but this could qualify as a lovely neighborhood gathering place almost anywhere. At the intersection of the Beltline and Todd Drive, it is easy to find, & has a delightful menu, especially for those who enjoy a good steak. Vegetables are delicious and well-prepared, which is a shortcoming of many restaurants, but not here. Service is prompt and pleasant. This restaurant can become crowded and noisy during prime dining hours in the evening, and we therefore recommend making reservations and asking for seating for meals in booths away from the bar unless that is where you want to be."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "Having joined the Bonfyre's Emai Club, I was very pleased and excited to receive a $20 gift certificate to use for my birthday lunch and had one of the best fish soups ever (Pat’s Cioppino). My companion and I shared the crab cake appetizer (2 ct) which while small were full of crab and delicious. The Korean tacos did not disappoint, and the butternut squash soup was absolute heaven! Hands down the best butternut squash soup I've ever tried. Our server was attentive, polite, and friendly but not intrusive. The overall atmosphere was inviting and the low hum of conversation was very enjoyable. I'm looking forward to going back; one of those flatbreads has my name on it!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "We originally were given a table with a draft, but the staff was very accommodating and moved us to a much better table. Our waiter was very nice."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I go to Bonfyre a good 1-2 times a month. Sometimes it's to have a late night drink or just for a nice meal as a couple. I love the ambience probably the most. It's a nice 3.5 star restaurant with great service and food. I do wish they had a larger menu. I think the menu is a bit limited. Adding more seafood would be ideal for me. I would recommend getting the truffle fries as an appetizer. They are amazing! We get them every time for $8. They are very fulfilling and can be shared by 2-3 people. By the time you finish them, you're half full. I would also recommend th Jambalaya. It's not as spicy as I would like but it offers a lot of flavors. Great place to go. Do not bring kids!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "We had a really great time during our dinner at the Bonfyre Grille. We sat right next to the fire place which was cozy and added to the ambiance. The table was good for group conversation. The wait staff was friendly and attentive. Overall we had a very enjoyable night."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "I've been to Bonfyre a couple of times over the past month or so and have have a very positive experience. Food is always good, service has been attentive with friendly and knowledgeable staff. We felt very comfortable and welcome at Bonfyre."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "The service was very good, friendly and competent but the food was quite disappointing. I had a herb chicken and it was just bland, so were the veggies it came with and so was the salad I had before. Would I go back? Probably not. The wine was very good though."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "The restaurant is visually pleasing; clean, prompt attention, beautiful decor. The wait staff was equally good; prompt and attentive without hovering. The food was good, but not great. I had the grilled ceasar and jumbalaya. The salad was visually disappointing and the jumbalaya was average and lacked depth of flavor that I have come to expect from the dish. The pricing was very reasonable for four without cocktails and I would give it another visit, but would not readily recommend it to others."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "We say that all the time. It's our "go-to" place for a good time, good food, good relaxation. It's never failed us and we've visited a lot."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • ""Had a good vibe when you walked in- like dining in a friends home. The jambalaya was great . Service was good"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "The herb rotisserie chicken was excellent, as usual, but the waitress didn't offer to correct her mistake when I pointed out that she didn't follow my request for more vegetables and less mashed potatoes to accommodate my low-carbohydrate diet (potatoes have too many carbs). She simply said the kitchen got confused, and then she left before I had a chance to ask for more vegetables. My lunch companion wasn't impressed, either. I would have complained to the manager, but ran out of time, as I had to rush to my next appointment."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "I used Open Table to make a reservation for a large group for a surprise birthday dinner for my daughter. It was fast, easy and convenient. I received a follow-up phone call to confirm my reservation the day of the dinner. I will use Open Table again."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "The food has been outstanding every time we've dined at Bonfyre. The Coconut Curry Mussels is a delicious appetizer. We get them every time!!! The ribs, chicken and beef spare ribs are my favorites. We will be going back!!!!"
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "Other than the table were seated at, we had a very good experience. We went on Valentines weekend which means we were lucky to get a table at all. Food was very good and the cocktails were just as good. Service was great. We will recommend to our friends."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We really enjoyed our time at Bonfyre. The atmosphere was warm and comfortable, and the food was delicious."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Great place to take a your special date, or your family and friends. I felt special, and well taken care of, and the food was great."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Found the food to be only okay. For the price I would have expected better. Steak was bland and tough."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "This was my first time at Bonfyre, and it was a pleasant experience. It wasn't exactly quiet - it was Saturday night - but the atmosphere was not distracting or overwhelming, a good mix for a fun night out."
    Dined on 2/15/2014