Bonfyre American Grille
Bonfyre American Grille

Bonfyre American Grille

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.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: American, Contemporary 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.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Bonfyre American Grille reviews from OpenTable diners
153 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (76)good for groups (63)fit for foodies (62)romantic (44)neighborhood gem (42)vibrant bar scene (41)hot spot (41)great for lunch (35)notable wine list (33)great for brunch (19)great for outdoor dining (14)late-night find (12)kid-friendly (12)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Good but...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    All of the food was good except the salmon. It was full of bones. The manager offered my wife a different meal but my wife had lost her appetite. The manager subtracted the price of the salmon from our Bill. She was very apologetic. We will go there again.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • sandy54
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We have long been faithful customers of this lovely restaurant. They offer a very varied menu that have many options that would appeal to a wide variety of appetites, both large and small AND particular. The service is terrific with a fun ambience. We will continue to consider this a favorite retaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fab Restaurant
    Steevo
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    This was my first time at Bonfyre. The service was superb. The server was attentive without being pushy and knew the menu like the back of his hand. The food was well portioned and cooked exactly how I ordered it. It arrived hot at the table and tasted wonderful. The smells coming from the kitchen and the open wood fire cooking grill added to a wonderful dining experience. WE WILL BE BACK !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too slow tonight
    Kevin
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Although not seemingly terribly busy, service was slow and sloppy. Took a long time to receive drinks. Appetizer arrived with main course (as did salads), refills were delayed, plates were not cleared though meal- dessert just placed amongst the finished plates on the table.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First experience
    donnav
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Able to make reservations, confirmed quickly. Reminder e-mailed. Pleasant greeting on arrival. Good selection of foods, service timely, and every bite was delicious.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ribs! Ribs! Ribs!
    KCBender
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    We celebrated our 40th wedding Anniversary on Sunday night. House Old Fashion's are excellent! I had the ribs and my wife had the tenderloin. Both were excellent but I pretend to be somewhat of a ribs expert and these were some of the best I have ever had. They fell off the bone and the wood fire grill added just enough of that smoky taste. The homemade BBQ sauce was also very good, but quite frankly the ribs were so good on their own that you really didn't need to add any. The steak was tender enough to cut with your fork. Only disappointment was there was no offer for any kind of freebie for our anniversary, however the evening was well worth it. Prices were fair, especially considering the quality of the food. Waitress was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Awesome!
    Lovebirds
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Our first time here and we are hooked! The food was outstanding! From the flatbread to the steaks & seafood and even the dessert minis, we couldn't have asked for a better meal. A bit noisy but not terrible. LOVED the bonfire outside, such ambiance! We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time ever
    bonfyreluvr
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Normally i have a grest experience at bonfyre, however just when i decided to try something new, it turned out bad. Chicken parmesan taste burnt, and noodles were sticking together. Otherwise the service and atmosphere was great as usual. I will be back and i will continue to recommend the restaurant to family and friends. I'm hoping the chef was just having a bad night. Thanks again.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Most Everything You Want
    luv2dine
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Very good food and lots on the beverage list. Warm ambiance & furniture is comfortable. On this one night, it was too noisy. Waitress was slow and seemed mildly annoyed at our inability to select a wine. (We asked for tastes; OK, we were annoying...) If you get put in the back by the wine lockers, you might get forgotten.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • travelpuppyVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    our dinners were out standing ribs, chicken, shrimp all prepared to perfection. Wedge salad with blue cheese could have made a meal jus on that, the pot-roast soup was very hardy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 1st visit in a while
    Fussy
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Hadn't been here in a couple years, some new menu items (too many with kale), however I did enjoy a couple additions. Prices have increased considerably in 2 years. Still very loud no matter where you're seated, serve good/adequate, however we kind of got impression perhaps the server wished they were doing someting else.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, good price, good service
    Josh
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Like the title says the food was delicious (twice baked potato almost made me cry it was so good), the price was reasonable in comparison to other steak places, our wait person always had our drinks filled and had a cheery attitude. She had no problems explaining the fancy items on the menu we had never heard of. Dessert was limited but good.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • All good!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    We live in the neighborhood and what a great asset to have such a nice restaurant so close. Every time we go someone in our party orders the lobster ravioli, which is sooo good. Our waitress was attentive and friendly. I love the little desserts to complete the meal. We don't go often but we always have a good time.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good & dependable
    sandy54
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    The food is always delicious, and the menu is varied to suit many different tastes and appetites. The service was good except for one annoyance that we find in almost every restaurant: that the wait staff clears the table as each person finishes. This is extremely impolite and causes the slower eaters to feel that they must rush to finish. Also, it would be nice to have a basket of bread brought to the table as customers are having their drinks and conversation before eating the big meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • didn't live up to expectations
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    I have been time Bonfyre several times and had great meals and services. This last time the scallops were extremely salty as if bathed in a saline solution. My husband ordered the prime rib but instead was served a N.Y. strip. Not acceptable food and service for the price.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Menu!
    Jst1opinion
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    A family member suggested this restaurant to me and I really enjoyed the delicious ribs I had for dinner. The menu has so many different choices and I think anyone could find something to their liking. The prices are reasonable and the service was great!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    You'll definitely want to make a reservation at this very busy restaurant for dinner. We were greeted by our waitress fairly quickly, but it took much too long for our food to arrive. But the food, once it got there, was outstanding!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The after game meal was great!
    starving6
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Everyone in our group was served a beautiful plate. The waiter we had seemed very excited about the food and worked to be very accommodating. He was able to work with young and old at our table. The service was great. We had a guest that had to leave early and he was very helpful with boxing up the food for her. The fish was properly cooked and the special sauces and accompanying vegetables were great. Even the cheese pizza was a special treat on flatbread for our youngest guest.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Time Experience
    TryingNewDining
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Bonfyre offers excellent menu options and an attractive atmosphere. The only problems I had were parking and staying within a time constraint. I didn't quite make it through my meal in 40 minutes allowing me to return to work within my allotted hour. And this restaurant is busy during lunch so I will make adjustments on future visits. I plan to return for the varied and exciting menu options and the pleasant dining experience overall.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful atmosphere
    Cmac
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Excellent food. Romantic atmosphere. Affordable. Wonderful ambiance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good choices but heavy on salt
    Calli
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    We have a tendency to eat here often and my husband and I have usually been very happy. My husband has to avoid food with onion, including onion powder and salt, and the Bonfyre has always bent over backward to help. Yet it appears almost all their sauces have onion, which greatly limits what he can order. I do not like salty foods but had a problem with the Lobster Ravioli previously and this time found the Mort's Pot Roast was too salty for me too. The menu has changed, becoming more seasonal, and I miss the starter pork quesadilla, which I prefer ordering for my entrée as it's just the right size for me.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • just ok for some
    Outoftowner
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Most of the grilled food was ok. However my steak salad came without a key ingrediant (heart of Palm)that was listed in the menu. Waitress brought me a small amount once I asked but it tasted like it came right out of the can. The salad was only mediocre for what I paid. Don't feel that the customer should have to check their food to make sure they get what they ordered as described off the menu!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food and nice atmosphere
    FFLMC
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Staff was friendly, service was excellent, and the food very good! Met a colleague there for dinner on an Sunday evening and it was quiet though a little dark inside. I ordered the butternut squash soup which was very good(on the sweet side so be advised) and the Kale salad with salmon. That was very good as well. My colleague ordered the chicken parmesan which he said was excellent. All around this was a great choice for dinner! Our waitress, Amber, was attentive but respected our privacy and conversation. She was very knowledgeable about the menu and the food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great experience
    Olivia
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Enjoyed the ambience and food. A little pricey, but fine for a special occasion. I would go more often if I could afford to.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food and value
    fussy
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    This is not over the top food and pricing but quality food in taste with a menu with plenty of high points and no avoids. With a great wine selection you can bump the occasion as high as you want.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bonfyre is HOT!
    FoodiechickChicago
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Stopped at BonFyre on our way back from Upper Wisconsin. The food was amazing and so much to choose from, the decision was difficult. I was with 3 other people and everyone thought their dinner was the best. Really busy for a Tuesday night. I would go but make a reservation!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • overpriced
    lovefood
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We order a filet medium it was rare and the twice baked potato was cold in middle, the waitress brought out anther one still cold. Very over priced 29.00.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great, could use actual "Bonfyre"
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Went to Bonfyre on a first date. In short, it was a hit, due in no small part to the nice the physical decor of the restaurant, the great service, excellent food and romantic ambiance. The only criticism I had is that none of the fireplaces were lit, which undoubtedly would have upped the decor/romance aspect. This, of course, is likely due to factors I'm not taking into account- i.e. too much heat when on, too costly to have lit year-round. However, it would be an added element not shared by many of the restaurant's competitors. There is a great fireplace in the middle of one of the main dining areas. Why not use it? Other than that relatively minor 'shortfall', Bonfyre is a great spot for any occasion, especially a romantic dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Top Notch
    selma
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    We had one of your booths for our Anniversary, it was perfect. Our server I believe was Amber, she was wonderful! Our meal was superb!! The staff at the reservation desk were also upbeat, very kind, and made us feel welcome when we arrived, and when we left. We will definitely be back very soon with our extended family. My husband called this a 5 star restaurant, and it is. Thank you for making our special day even more special for us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    It was for my birthday and had a great night celebrating with my girlfriend.It was her first time there and she loved it too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reservation seating?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Our table was small for 2 people. We asked our waiter for a larger one in back of me(in his area). He said that it was for larger a group or 4 people. 5 minutes later they sat 2 people there. Everything else was very good and our waiter seemed new, but was very helpful and accommodating.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food Not a Date Spot
    katattack
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The food was excellent there is no doubt about that. We went for a dinner for 2 and were put at a small table between large groups of people. When anyone would walk by they would hit our table. It was pretty loud and difficult to have a conversation throughout dinner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always enjoy it
    z726bethVIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    This was our third time at Bonfyre and we've been happy we went all 3 times.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Home run everytime!
    DebBee
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Never have to worry when having a guest meet us at Boyfyre. We know we will have excellent service, outstanding menu and a wonderful meal with great wine choices!! Always happy to dine at Bonfyre Grille! Can't wait for next time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • RoadWarriorVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    This was a very unimpressive restaurant. We were rushed, the food was very pedestrian and the service was slow except when we wanted it to be. This is very atypical of my experiences using Open Table.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very nice overall dining experience
    erinsword
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I chose the Bonfyre Grill for a recent dinner with friends because I saw online that they had 4.5 stars. I'd been there three or four times before and always had a nice experience and wonderful food. I highly recommend it!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun on a Friday night
    FridayDiner
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Herbed chicken was succulent and the ribs tender and tangy. I especially like the daily special 'martini' for $5...strawberry basil was excellent and the delicious cheesecake in a shot glass for $2.50. Just the right amount of sweet at the end of a meal. Parking can sometimes be a bit problematic, but got lucky this time and scored a spot near the door. Noise level can be a little high, but it adds to the energy level. Have been here before and will certainly return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Karen
    KarenC
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The tuna is always wonderful! We enjoy the large menu options. It is a nice place for a date night.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pleasant brunch
    Wibrewer
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Having taken evening meals at Bonfyre many times, Saturday morning we made a snap decision to try the brunch menu. We were not disappointed, finding a wide selection of well prepared entrees. By 11:00 AM there were several open booths, our preferred section of the restaurant. Pricing was very reasonable for the quality, service, and unique breakfast items. We would have spent the same at a packake house were it not for the very nice 32-oz Bloody Mary we shared!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Never disappointed with the place - always a special treat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.