Bonfyre American Grille

4.4
2159 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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1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was incredible!

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W
Milwaukee
15 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice service. Had to send back a filet for more time on the grill but this was done politely and promptly.

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M
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Met with friends who had moved away from Madison years age. Food was great and service wonderful. Recommend highly for a casual, nicer dining experience.

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MK
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for a fancy dinner on the cheap side and had a great time! Had great food (the chicken parm was AMAZING) for less than $30 a person. Would definitely go back for some future date nights

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Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Crystal was our server and she rocked! My steak was good, but not the best I've ever had. We'll go back, that's for sure

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MS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great dinner and customer service. Only issue is how loud customers can be in the bar area

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l
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great menu and food

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KT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Really fast on the food delivery. Too good, however they nearly forgot to check in with us after that.

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NM
Milwaukee
12 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely and friendly waitress.

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MB
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Our lunch was a family celebration. It is one of our favorite places. Service was excellent for waitstaff. Food was slow to come out. The kitchen wasn't prepared to cook bacon wrapped shrimp. We did not have an appetizer. My steak sandwich was tasty but the top sirloin was tough and stringy.

In spite of my complaints, we had an extremely pleasant time until the fire alarm went off and could not be silenced. We prepared to pay our check but the hostess advised that we would not be charged for the meals. That was a very pleasant surprise.

We enjoy dining at Bonfyre and would readily recommend to all.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place

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SL
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Bonfyre is often a safe bet. Just wasn't impressed with the service this time out. Waitress seemed to forget about us as the night went on.

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KT
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were there with our family celebrating my husbands retirement. We were seated in cozy table near the fireplace. The service was excellent! Food excellent! Price was reasonable. Thank you for a lovely evening!

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DW
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We made reservations online to celebrate our mom birthday. Beautiful atmosphere, excellent food and service.

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TO
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

In your lunch menu it says the saffron risotto was $19 and I got charged $20 on my bill. No big deal. I just thought I'd tell you in case you need to change something or reprint menus.

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a
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came here for the first time with another couple for restaurant week and it was fabulous. We had a seat right by the bar and it was a bit noisy, but trying the different courses and the restaurant for the first time was wonderful. Our service was absolutely excellent.

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RH
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We went for the restaurant week menu. I thought the atmosphere was nice and I’d like to go sometime and sit at the bar and have a sandwich or something light. The appetizer was calamari strips that were too greasy and my friend had a tiny crab cake, the main course was a great bone in pork chop with delicious mash potatoes and green beans that would have better if cut into smaller pieces. My friend had chicken curry that had a nice spice but seemed a bit watery. For dessert they brought around six different cups, I had chocolate peanut butter and my friend had berry. Can’t remember what they were called but were small but very rich and delicious. The waitress apologized for the slow service but I thought it was fine.

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LF
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

We really enjoy the atmosphere and the food at Bonfyre, but we’ve been disappointed with the staff the last couple times we’ve been there. Our server didn’t even tell us his name and didn’t check on us often enough. He seemed to not want to serve us. We also got seated way in the back, apart from other patrons, so we felt pretty isolated.

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VS
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our first visit and everything was wonderful... Service and food were outstanding!!!

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DG
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 4

I made reservations requesting a booth and an area away from kids to have a nice dinner with my significant other. When I arrived, I was seated a table for two next to two tables with young loud kids. I had to request and wait for another table. When I finally got to my booth, there were young kids there also. The restaurant really needs to at least have a small no kid zone for those adults trying to get a break from kids.

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B
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 3ambience 4

Although the ambiance at Bonfyre is nice, was disappointed in two things. Firstly @ our 7 PM reservation, they had already sold out of the special (Prime rib) and I ordered the Special ribeye steak. Unfortunately, the ribeye was overly sinuous and had more fat than a quality ribeye should contain. The quality of this meat was on a par with Bonanza steak house.

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BB
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Nice, clean, quiet space. Upscale. My only complaint is that the seafood cobb salad had very little dressing on it so it wound up tasting bland. Where there was dressing, it tasted flavorful. For that reason, I could not rate it a five. They should have, at the very least, put a cup of dressing on the side. Unfortunate because the dish would have been through the moon otherwise. Instead, it was a great salad that tasted very disappointing.

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JA
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Waited just a short time for a table, initial service and getting drinks was a bit slow, but after that the food was delicious, as usual. Very reliably provides a good meal.

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KD
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Chicken dishes were overcooked and dry. Dark dry skin.

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

Birthday dinner. Food was very good. Great staff.

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t
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food, desserts are the BEST, wish they still had the Aioli fries as an appetizer........... GREAT LOSS that they are no longer offered

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and experience
Waitress was wonderful

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Yosemite
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing dessert! Awesome stake! Great drinks

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DJ
Montreal
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were in town for business. Were extremely happy with the whole Bonfyre experience from food, service and atmosphere. Will definitely be coming back again as soon as we are back in town in about 2 weeks.

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Large group was accommodated well. Delicious and generous servings.

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Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent restaurant. Always one of our favorites when we visit Madison.

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B
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Always good food although the garlic in potatoes and sauces are way too strong

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BK
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Some menu items are grossly overpriced. $18 for shrimp cocktail containing 5 shrimp! Otherwise, the service is good, and I like the atmosphere.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Father’s Day Brunch was a 10! The lobster frittata was delicious!

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BB
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We went for Father's Day, Sunday Brunch. It was busy with lots of fathers. Food was exceptional. Service was excellent. Noise level was high due to It being busy. This was the first time we dined here. We will definitely go again!

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S
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had the Seafood Cobb Salad, which is gluten-free. It was wonderful and there was enough to take home. It is so nice when eating out to feel the restaurant is taking gluten-free seriously, not just as a fad.

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EO
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Although it can be difficult to find due to the lack of a high visibility sign, it's definitely worth the experience.

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CK
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and great atmosphere. Our guests from out of town loved it. Everyone said their food was great!

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C
Minneapolis
19 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Bonfyre American Grill is our family's favorite place to dine when we are in Madison. You're greeted at the door by the smell of smoked meat. Comfy booths and a big bar area. Attentive service and good beer selection. We really enjoy the ribs.

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great!

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