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Bonfyre American Grille
Bonfyre American Grille

Bonfyre American Grille Details

  • 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: 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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Diner Reviews
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Steaks are cooked over wood and the flavor is amazing!"
    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."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "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."
    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!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Excellent parmesion chicken! Don't change a thing:)"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Very friendly staff, great service. Food was delicious and overall place is very nice for groups/lunch time. Great variety of food, too!"
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Excellent food wonderful service àmbiance spectacular. Will always return when in town. Will recommend to many as we are always in town"
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "I've only eaten lunch there, but the food has always been top-notch. The waitstaff is courteous, professional and welcoming. I couldn't recommend Bonfyre more highly."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "I thought with the reviews it would be much more expensive then it was - but it wasn't! I'd say a great place for brunch in groups where you are willing to spend some money but not your first born child. About $50 for 3 people. Try the breakfast nachos if you're there for weekend brunch (I was surprised but the waitress assured me they were good and she was right)"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "I really enjoyed the Mort's pot roast lunch. It was just delicious. The carrots and asparagus were perfectly cooked. The salted caramel mini cheesecake was the perfect dessert."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Great service here, lots of lunch options. Get here by 11:30 before the lunch rush happens."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "We had a great time. Had cocktails at the bar then a great dinner. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "I have a dairy allergy, but the cook and my server was very accommodating of this. Despite having to alter my order for this, the food was great!"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "My steak was over cooked and they issued a replaced one after I complained. For the prices, I expected better. Server was not friendly. We had a much better experience last year."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Good location . Next to Wisconsin heart for seniors. Parking is a problem directly out from main entry door. Only one handicapped stall available. Noise contuies to be a problem. Perhaps add some fabric on the ceiling? "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "We went for our anniversary. My wife's steak was very good. The corn with my pork chop was like eating glue and the pork chop was way over cooked. I only had a few bites of each. You could hardly cut through it. The waitress was very apologetic and offered free desert and coffee. At a decent place the general manager would have shown up to apologize. It is also more of a post work bar than restaurant "
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "We went on Thursday evening for an early dinner. We were fortunate to have a table outdoors. Our server was terrific. Her personality and service was great. She recommended the calamari appetizer - fantastic! She was there to make sure our cocktails were full and she had such a positive personality. Our dinners were fine, not spectacular -- I had the salmon pasta and my hubby, the blue gill."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "Great dinner. Amos was terrific as a server. My husband had a martini and I had a manhatten. Both were perfect. I didn't rate the restaurant as romantic because it got noisy at times (group celebration). The people at the bar were obviously enjoying themselves, which added to the noise. We arrived during happy hour, though, and should have come later. The food made up for everything. The flatboat was a wonderful starter. My husband said the rib eye was very tasty. I liked the shrimp dish. We will go back soon. "
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "this restaurant has great food and service. we had a group of 20 and the servers made no mistakes during the entire meal. they were thoughtful, courteous and funny. the ambience was great also."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "From the moment we walked in, our experience was outstanding. We were welcomed nicely and our table was waiting for us on a very busy Saturday night. Service was well-paced and our server was thoughtful without being overly doting. The apple brie bruschetta is a great starter. The grilled Caesar salad should be ordered by every diner! It was excellent. Our group ordered a variety of entrees, all of which were fresh and well prepared. The gluten-free options were appreciated. I have dined there twice and would gladly return!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Bonfyre Grille turned out to be a very pleasant restaurant to celebrate my son's graduation from college. We thought we may have missed getting in at a decent restaurant when we called earlier in the week. But the Bonfyre had a very efficient, easy to use website to secure a reservation. The drink and food menu each had a nice variety of choices, and the whole dinner turned out to be a very pleasant experience. To top it off, our server was very prompt and quickly attentive to all of our needs. Thank you for a great dining experience!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "My wife and I went there for an anniversary dinner, and the waitstaff at both the bar and the tables were amazing. They steered us into ordering the perfect food and drinks. Very well done, it was a great evening. I would recommend this place to anyone!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "We had a Graduation Day Dinner at Bonfyre, they were able to accommodate our small family group, even though every where was booked that day! Food choices were excellent, every thing we tried we liked! "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Our server, Duffy was phenomenal..personable and knowledgeable and on task. The baby-back ribs were some of the best we've had. Will definitely return!!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "I recently brought a beloved family member to the Bonfyre establishment for mothers day brunch. The food presented a wonderful bouquet of aroma hidden behind a glossy metal sheen. After seating the Waitress was very prompt and very polite with taking our drink orders, giving us plenty of time to take in the atmosphere and speak amongst each other. I noticed along with the sharp, pleasant scenery that while the restaurant was packed with guests it never got loud. A very nice quality in my opinion. After making our way to the buffet we were seated once more, every last bit of food completely scrumptious, but as I got close to finishing I noticed there were two different hairs in the remainder of my meal. One gray and medium, other long,black"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Overall great food and drinks. My boyfriend had the ahi tuna, which was the best thing ever. My parents have the BBQ and herb chicken and cleaned it to the bone. My sister had chicken parmesan, which was good, but not overly amazing. I had the lobster cobb salad, which included an entire lobster tail and amazing ingredients. We also got the cheese platter appetizer, this is the only reason I would give the food 4 stars - we ordered 4 cheeses (I think $12-16?) and the platter was somewhat sparse, the cheeses were delicious, but between 4 adults, we only got a nibble of each, plus 4 tiny pieces of toast and some olives and tiny apple slices. If they had been more generous on the cheese plate, I would have given 5 stars for food. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "The service was great and the food was even better! Great for special occasions. I went for my junior prom and we had a great time and everyone was very nice and there were no bothers or distractions. The price was well fitting for the rating of the food and the waitress was very nice."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "As always, the food was excellent. This time we weren't seated next to the bar so the noise level was perfect also. Always a favorite place to dine. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "This has been my favorite place to eat but not any longer. The service was terrible. Could not get salads right or my husbands order. I don't know what has changed but heard it changed owners. Too bad because it has lost its appeal. The salad was terrible and the sides were cold. Another great place down the tubes."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Paying almost $100 for three people (without drinks) is fine, as long as the food is great. It wasn't. The prime rib was bland, and the lobster salad didn't really have lobster. The mashed potatoes were great, but that's not really what I was paying for. If I ever go back, hopefully it'll be better. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "We eat hear for lunch a number of times. They provide a nice menu and good services. The flat bread is very good. The veggie burger was great. The sides are ok."
    Dined on 5/10/2014