Bonfyre American Grille

4.5
2259 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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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TH
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Amazing ambience and great service but the food was nothing to rave about and extremely overpriced. If it was 30 dollars less a plate I would rate the quality appropriate

BZ
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We recently entertained a group of 8 people ranging in age from 10 to 80 years old. Everyone found something they enjoyed for dinner and said their food was excellent. +++ on the crostini appetizers.

FP
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've always had good food and service at the Bonfyre Grill

j
Tampa
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 3

Disappointed they charged $4.00 extra for “rocks”......without telling us

SH
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was our first time there and a birthday celebration

OT
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

The food and service here was top notch as usual. Only criticism is the noise level. Very hard to hear with all the hard surfaces. Next time we will request a booth.

M
Milwaukee
13 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Huge menu. Everything is always wonderful!

m
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

We were seated promptly in a booth, as we requested. Drink orders were taken and delivered expeditiously and all were very good. Food was served in a timely fashion, but all three of my dining companions who ordered the walleye immediately commented that it had been overcooked. I ordered the mixed grill and although the beef and ribs were fine, the chicken was also a tad overdone and dry. Check for the four of us, including all drinks and tax, was almost exactly $200, plus tip.

MA
Baltimore
58 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

We were out of town visitors who selected Bonfyre when looking for a good local restaurant without running downtown. Bonfyre is quite good, especially if you like wood-fired grill items which are their specialty. We're light eaters and shared a delicious seafood dinner- which was delicious. Service was excellent and the restaurant was relatively quiet which made it nice for conversation.

DS
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Our server was friendly, helpful and efficient. Our food was delivered quickly and it was delicious. I had the zucchini fries and they were exceptional! I will recommend the Bonfyre to others and I will be returning again.

OT
Milwaukee
7 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food, good service! Seated at the time we reserved. Nothing negative at all.

M
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Friends tell me that their dinner experiences have been great, but for Sunday brunch, it was average food at an expensive price.

MK
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Bonfyre is very close to our office building so we frequently do business lunches here and are never disappointed.

The food is delicious and they update their menu regularly so it never gets old. The Cauliflower/Prosciutto pasta is my new absolute favorite (had it 2x in a week!) but we've tried just about everything on the menu and loved it all.

The wait staff are always friendly and professional. They're a bit laid back so it can sometimes take a little longer to get done - sometimes we've gone up to 1hr & 25min from seat time to a paid bill, but we usually have 6-8 people so its understandable.

We enjoy the slow pace, but for anyone that needs to hit a timeline, you should probably set the expectation when you get seated, especially if you have a larger seating party like we do.

BL
Milwaukee
27 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Once again, friends from out of town raved about how great our evening was at Bonfyre. Food was superb. The new bacon wrapped shrimp were impressive. Beautifully cooked. The service was excellent. We are so happy to have a place like this to bring our friends to. Keep up the great work!

G
Milwaukee
9 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Enjoyed everything very much. Our companions were a little put off by the $12 drinks for Madison. My ribs were superb.

ML
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My friend and I had a very nice lunch recently. She had a salad and I had the grilled shrimp. Both were excellent. We were in a booth and we were able to have a nice conversation. The service was just right - not too often but just enough care. Your menu is varied and I can always try something new. My friend needed some substitutions for health issues and they were graciously accepted. Price is a little higher than other restaurants but then you pay for quality and I don't have a problem with that at all.

MV
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous! Needed a lunch to impress. Everyone ordered something different, and everyone was very pleased with their meal! We were able to sit and eat at our leisure. Service was impeccable.

P
Milwaukee
34 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious meals and friendly, attentive service. We'll be back!

AP
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This was our first visit. We started with an order of the crostini. It was wonderful. Our entries were jambalya and the grilled shrimp. They were both satisfactory, but not outstanding. Probably will return again to try other items on the menu. Service was prompt and very good. Noise level was fine. All-in-all a very pleasant visit.

AL
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal! I had blackened salmon and my husband had the filet mignon. Both were excellent. This was truly the best salmon I've ever had in a restaurant (I cook salmon at home and am very fussy about it). Also excellent service!! We are definitely going to be frequent customers!

OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always treat our family well! Great service, food and drinks as always.

t
Milwaukee
59 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was excellent.
Ribs were fabulous. Drinks excellent.
Great neighborhood gem

ML
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A trained wait staff makes all the difference. The blackened salmon and shrimp risotto were excellent as was the overall ambiance. We will definitely return

CM
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simone was our server and she was exceptional! Very pleasant and attentive to us. Very friendly and great follow up! Food was great and very tasty. Beautiful restaurant!

CH
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were there on a Monday so the noise level was not bad. On busier nights it can be quite loud. The food was delicious and generous portions.

MR
Milwaukee
8 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Enjoyed our Father's Day brunch at Bonfyre American Grill. The food and drinks were enjoyed by all of us and the portions were huge!

n
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Charred caesar salad and beer battered cheese curds were really, really good.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Wallet advertised was frozen not fresh.

m
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for a lunch on Friday. It was not crowded as it was one of the first beautiful days this year. I had the chicken curry which was very good. The food tasted fresh and made from scratch. My husband had the beet and berry salad and said it was wonderful! The dressing did not overpower and it had plenty of large berries on it.

D
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Overall a great night. Our wait staff was very inexperienced, but made a good effort.

OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Overall the food was delicious! The only thing I’d change is serving either butter or sour cream with the twice baked potatoes - they were a little on the dry side. Our server was fun and fabulous!! The best I’ve had in a very long while!

M
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Booth: not big enough for real sized people.
Server: pleasant, attentive - no complaints
Ambiance: OK
Food: served hot which was good. Partner had chicken parm - it was OK, big serving. Writer had walleye - coating was too much and very bland, think I would have liked it pan seared or broiled as it was difficult to taste the fish. The green beans and potatoes saved the meal.
Price : a bit high, especially if you wanted steak.
Dessert menu : three items????????
Probably won’t return as it was just average or a bit below for me.

DL
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

We made reservation for our anniversary and stated so in the reservation. We arrived behind a couple dressed in blues casual without reservation who got seated in the west side by windows. The hostess put us in the raised section next to a party of twenty teenage girls and their mothers by the restroom. So much for a romantic setting for the reserve anniversary. The waitress was adequately attentive. I ordered the $34 New York Strip (Medium Well) and my wife had the pot roast. The steak was over cooked and fatty. The twice baked potato was good as well the green beans. My wife’s pot roast was tasty as her mashed potatoes. We paid over $80 for a meal and ambiance that we could had gotten at Mr. Steak for $40. Doubt we will be back.

GK
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great. Our service was excellent! The wine menu choices were very good and priced competitively compared to similar restaurants in the area.

SJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, service, ambiance and wait staff were all great!!

N
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Totally wonderful experience as we celebrated my husband's birthday with family!

W
Milwaukee
16 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Smooth service and reliably excellent food.

AM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing and steaks came cooked as ordered and were delicious. The ribs were amazing. Would highly recommend.

DH
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and ambiance are are above average and special. Service is good and you can’t beat the location!

WM
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Patrick was outstanding. He made our first time to Bonfyre a great one. We will certainly be back.

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