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 WinnerMost Booked
Bonfyre American Grille reviews from OpenTable diners
139 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (69)good for groups (52)fit for foodies (40)neighborhood gem (39)great for lunch (37)notable wine list (29)vibrant bar scene (29)romantic (28)hot spot (27)great for outdoor dining (20)great for brunch (16)kid-friendly (15)late-night find (12)scenic view (2)Show More
  • 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!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    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.
  • Great food & service
    ida57
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Fantastic place to sit and converse with clients while enjoying exceptional drinks and food. Service was attentive but not distracting. Will consider it again as a place to gather for this type of meeting. Will highly recommend to friends for just the dining ambience and food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious food and great service!
    GeeGee
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We were entertaining friends from out-of-state. They couldn't have raved more about the food! We all enjoyed our meals and the atmosphere. We requested a quiet area and the table was perfect! So glad we took them to BomFyre!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Does not Disappoint
    Calli
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    My husband and I eat at the Bonfyre American Grille often when we are hungry for tasty seafood and have something to celebrate...or not. We had Sunday dinner here after a scorching day seeing a play in Spring Green. The coolness of the restaurant was almost too cool, but a welcome change from outside. There were 4 of us ordering the pot roast, salmon and risotto, seafood trio and the tenderloin. Everyone was pleased, and the wedge salad, Caesar salad and squash soup were a great start. We had to request bread and that was served promptly. One at our table has an onion allergy and was attended well, though missed being able to have any of the sauces or even the Caesar salad. We were too full for dessert, but our wine did the trick.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • jail
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    we had a great potato chip appetizer with blue cheese and pepper jack. risotto was awful! not even close to classic dry and flavorless. rest of meals the walleye and jambalaya we're great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderful romantic dinner
    wifelovedit100
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    service was amazing. Staff very friendly and attentive. Overall atmosphere was relaxing, romantic, and very Enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A little disappointed
    jen3713
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    I've been to bonfyre many times, and the food is always fantastic. I've never had a bad experience. However, this time I was a little disappointed with the service we received. Waiting for the last of our party to arrive, we sat at the bar and had a beer. The bartender was super rude! I don't know if he was having a bad night or what, but the three of us three of us all agreed he had an attitude. Our waiter I would classify as sufficient, but he certainly didn't win any prizes for his warmth. He seemed slightly annoyed the whole time. Hopefully it was just an off night for these two guys... With that said, our food was delicious as always. Just wish we would have been treated like our business was appreciated and not a nuisance.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • first time visit
    letseatout
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We were promptly shown to our table and wait staff attentive. Our server was relaxed and did not give out the robotic programed spiel detailing specials and all that. We were served our salad and beverage's within 10 mins. Entre right after salad plates were removed. I had steak twice baked and green beans. Steak was cooked perfect. A reg baked potato would have been a better choice as the twice baked was too rich and a little on the greasy side. Beans were crunchy and well flavored. Date had shrimp with rice and green beans. Shrimp were sweet and fresh. I would visit again and try other dishes.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We had the best time. We had 12 high school friends that were celebrating turning 45 and we had a great night. We had great bottles of wine, apps and great dinners. Thank you to the server who took great care of us! Thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Greatr Food
    Sidmunde
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    All the folks in my group(8) raved over what they had..............I'm King Tut now! My wife said she would drive from Green Bay AGAIN just to have the salmon burger! The rotissory chicken was all I was lead to believe it was and more. Our waiter Max was the best!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • NOT WORTH THE MONEY
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Food is average not worth the price. service average.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Extremely accommodating!
    Happy2dine
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We booked reservations online for lunch after our Vow Renewal. One couple in our party had to leave early, so I called the day before and requested their meals be ready when we arrived. Bonfyre served them within minutes of our party being seated! The soup was hot, the sandwiches cold, and the food was amazing. Our waiter was curteous and attentive. I would recommend Bonfyre to anyone!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • First Timers-Birthday celebration
    outnabout
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We chose Bonfyre because of the variety of the menu and that it included steak which is what needs to be on the menu to get my husband to try a new place. Overall the steaks and swordfish were good but a little under-seasoned. We enjoyed the tai chicken flatbread and truffle fries (the fries were free with an email that I received) for an appetizer. My son's girlfriend had the Spring Risotto and I had it as a side and it was tasty.It was our son's birthday so he picked a free mini mouse plus we tried the creme brulee which was delicious. Service was excellent and overall a wonderful evening.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Karen
    KarenC
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The food is always great here. My only problem is I am breast feeding and when I asked about the dish, my waiter didn't explain that the sauce was spicy and give me too many options that didn't have the garlic butter sauce on. Well, babies can't have garlic....I hate to be picky but need to be careful. When you only get out once in a while, you want to make sure you can eat your food.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wouldn't go back
    chacha
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    My scallops were under cooked and the atmosphere was loud inside. We had are sweet potato fries boxed up to take home. But once home we noticed that they gave us somebody else's left overs. We were not happy at all. Definitely not going back there.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • scooter
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Very friendly and prompt service. Our waiter was very knowledgeable about the menu and very helpful. The barbecued chicken and ribs combination was very good as well as the grilled Caesar's salad
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 27Anniversary
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We were at Bonfyre Grille for our 27 wedding anniversary and enjoyed the dining experience. Thanks!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    PickyDiner
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Great food, fun atmosphere, and incredible staff. Our server was extremely helpful when I couldn't decide what to eat. He also had the perfect suggestion for dessert for my aunt who was with us. She has Down's Syndrome and his suggestion was spot on! We rarely go out to eat because my husband usually is unsatisfied with his food, but all 3 of our meals were delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • So-so
    KatieSue
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Went to Bonfyre for the first time in over three years. Had a wonderful experience there before so thought we'd try it again. The food was decent, nothing memorable. The service was fine, but we felt rushed. We barely got started with the appetizers when suddenly our soup and salad arrived. We barely started them when the entrees arrived! For an above-average priced place, I would rather feel like I could take my time than feel rushed. The martini I had (cucumber/lemon) was fantastic though!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bonfyre Restaurant
    Lovetoeatout
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Every year, my husband and I go somewhere we have never been to for my birthday. I have seen Bonfyre Restaurant from the beltline many times and have been very intrigued. I then saw a review in the Wisconsin State Journal. We decided to make reservations at the Bonfyre for my birthday this year. The Bonfyre Restaurant lived up to its review. The food and atmosphere were excellent, as well as the service. I would absolutely recommend this restaurant to anyone.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Does not love up to the hype
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Overall a huge disappointment. Food was ok, certainly not spectacular. Bar mixed a poor drink and when I brought it to the servers attention she offered to just add some cranberry juice, didn't even bother to reshake the martini. Kids food was delivered quickly. When one child flipped her plate on to the floor it took 15 min for a server to return to our table and another 25 min to remake a simple cheeseburger. Adult food arrived and it took her 15 min to return to see if we needed anything else. Our plates were largely finished and somehow we didn't see another person for another 30 min. Just because kids are included in a group doesn't mean a server should just give up, I believe our lousy experience was because we brought out kids.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • neveragain
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    I would not recommend this restaurant.reservation specifically stated we were celebrating my daughters 26 birthday-no mention or birthday wish made by hostess or waiter.The waiter never asked if we wanted 2nd rnd of drinks or how our food was.My husband found our waiter in the hallway texting on phone.The waiter never asked us for dessert.Neither my husband or daughter liked their dinners. I asked for no onionsand my burger came loaded with them.I was charged for all of the toppings-did not get cheese I asked for. The waiter brought our check never came back for it. I took it up to the hostess and the waiter stood right in front of me to watch me fill in his tip-that I wish I had not left.The waiter was rude, condescending and arrogrant.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Not enough room!
    STLBill
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    The morning of our meal, I updated the reservation from 6 to 10 people. Everything went in just fine. When I arrived at the restaurant (a little late) I found that there was some confusion with the host, that he didn't have a table for 10 available in the main dining room, and that he was going to seat us in the Lounge, a separate bar/dining room on the other side of the building. The ambience was okay, but I didn't really understand the change. Next time I'll insist on the main dining room.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner option
    GreatSteakSeeker
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Steaks are cooked over wood and the flavor is amazing!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for Groups!
    linzibrynn45
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We had a group of 11 ladies for a bachelorette party. We had two waiters that were excellent. They did separate checks for all of us and didn't even tack on a service charge. Our drinks and food were served rather quickly for a Saturday night with a full house. I highly recommend this restaurant for both a group setting or an intimate dinner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Ribs
    Wibrewer
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    I consider Bonfyre to have the best baby back pork ribs in town. Service was timely and very friendly. We live nearby and dine here at least monthly. We have noted variability in service timeliness. This time that was very good and added to the pleasant meal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    Lucymama
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    First time here. Pleasantly surprised. Staff was attentive and helpful. Food was really really good! Nice ambience. Was busy but not loud for a Friday night. Definately will return!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and drinks
    Alesha
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    I had the tea martini and it was INCREDIBLE. All of our food was fantastic, and our server was friendly and checked back in just the right amount of times.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not worth it
    Mm02
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Steak was over cooked. Asked for medium and got well done. For the price they charge it's not acceptable. Also got steak sandwich, no taste at all and the bread was stale, terrible. Service wasn't too good either.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Excellent parmesion chicken! Don't change a thing:)
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service could improve
    MadDiner
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Decided to come here for a birthday celebration. Asked for a QUIET large booth or table for 6, didn't get it. They put us by the door leading to the outside patio with lots of noise and traffic (go figure). Note, the restaurant was not busy. . .We ordered Pat's Cioppino to share and asked for small bowls, they came back with 2 of the largest bowls in the world (seriously?). My mom asked for more bread, they never brought it. The food was good though and well prepared. They offered our birthday celebrant a complimentary dessert which was nice. Suggest they train their service staff better so service improves.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Place
    rtfmx9
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    Very friendly staff, great service. Food was delicious and overall place is very nice for groups/lunch time. Great variety of food, too!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dissatisfied
    Doubt
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    First, the hostess did not ask about our reservation and then seated us in a table right next to the bar, ick. We were never offered any bread and then learned it was ala carte. I would have really liked to have the option to buy or not. Next, my steak was really fatty. I ordered the NY strip to avoid that and for the price it sure could have been lean.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic