Bonfyre American Grille

4.7
2394 Reviews
$30 and under
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2394 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.7
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JulieP
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Just a bit noisy that's all. The end table next to a round by the window just didn't feel very cozy and the noise level seemed high

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EdGibscheid
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our service, and all were great! Could not have had a better atmoshere to celebrate.
Thank you again for your service for an eventful night for my family!!

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Nbwis
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food felt like it was from a chain. Did not seem like it was cooked from scratch at restaurant. Nice surrounding.

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GoodEats
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience4

They were out of the Valentine's Special, which was the main reason for choosing this spot. Reservation was for 6:30pm, which was still early in the dinner service to be running out of a special.

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KatieS
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We have always had good experiences at Bonfyre. This didn’t quite live up to its usual deliciousness, but we did enjoy our dinner there.

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JessicaB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated Valentine’s Day early to avoid the crowds and it was lovely!

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JayE
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bonfyre Grille always does a great job whenever we visit. The food is excellent and the staff well trained and friendly. We last visited on a weekday afternoon and felt very welcomed. We continue to be especially impressed by a particular staff person who doubled as our bartender and table server on this day. She has helped us in the past as well. I do not recall her name, but she is always kind, friendly, and accommodating. We have noted it previously and certainly appreciate all her efforts. She is representing the company very well doing outstanding work.

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Julie
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Delicious food. Wonderful evening. Definitely recommend and will go back!

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vipC123
Chicago
180 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience2

The waitress was friendly. Unfortunately, that was the highlight of our evening. Our dinners were disappointing. It also is exceptionally smoky in the restaurant. We will not be returning.

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vipBarbieM
Milwaukee
37 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delightful date night at Bonfyre. We started with the fig martini, which was very yummy and a Manhatten. Service was great, pan fried walleye and a miso bowl was delicious. Thanks Bonfyre for a memorable, fun evening!

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DanielM
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food at a good price. A nice mixed menu.
I would recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time dining here. WOW! The service was great and the food was phenomenal. One of the best Ahi Tuna salads I’ve ever consumed. Will definitely be returning and would highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food always excellent at Bonfyre. Food was served quickly and was amazing as usual!

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vipmadcityfoodie
Milwaukee
108 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner with friends on Friday night. We were glad to see there were a lot of people at the bar and the restaurant. Every one was socially distanced and the staff were wearing masks and gloves.

Service was attentive and paced perfectly so we were never wanting. I highly recommend the house bourbon old fashioned. Hand made and very tasty. My friend is a rib fanatic and he says these are the best in Madison. Sweet sauced and falling off the bone tender served with fries and slaw. Morts pot roast was another hit. Very tender and flavorful roast served with tender crisp asparagus and carrots with a side of mashed potatoes. The last two dinners are steaks. My friend ordered the filet medium and I has the New York strip rare. Both steaks were well seasoned and prepared to perfection. Twice baked potato and the best green beans in town come with the steaks. Sorry no room for dessert.

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JessicaB
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was so glad to see this place was open again. The tables were well spaced out and our server was delightful and attentive. She also seemed grateful to have the business. Menu seemed paired down (understandably!) but it still had a lot of excellent variety. Well done, Bonfyre!

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vipMadArch
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Large space, lots of room between tables. Felt very safe! Food was very tasty and it was good to get out!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time to restaurant. The ambiance is great, nice setting. Our waitress was very accommodating and friendly (Emily) and the food was delicious. Our calamari appetizer was outstanding!!

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justin
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants in the area. Always an amazing meal and experience at a very reasonable price. Top-notch service as well.

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ChrisSilliman
Louisville
9 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience5

Food was outstanding. Best ribs I’ve literally ever had. Service was not great.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had an amazing time dining at Bonfyre. Overall we were blown away at how incredible everything was. The food, the service, the vibes. I would recommend the calamari and twice backed potato ( they were so delicious). We will definitely be heading back there soon!

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ChrisS
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous Food and perfect atmosphere. Our service was exceptional and very attentive.

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viptravelpuppy
Milwaukee
72 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous sums it up

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JohnB
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Finding a nice place during the current pandemic to have a lovely meal, be safe and be surrounded by comfort has become a chore.
Lovely, well prepared food, presented in an artistic, yet not presumptive manner that was absolutely delicious. Portions were large, which can be a very good thing when it’s so tasty. We were served by Boone, and he is clearly professional. Attentive, quick and precise, yet did not hover. Boone is exactly the type of server one wants on date night. Plus, he mixed a great French Martini!
All in all, don’t miss out on Bonfyre!

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to Bonfyre many times and always awesome. They are one of the best restaurants in Madison. The food and atmosphere are great.

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ChristinaK
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I came to lunch yesterday to celebrate his birthday. The restaurant was calm and quiet, and our server Kevin was friendly and attentive. While we mourned the recent removal of the truffle fries from the menu, the Guinness-battered cheese curds were a tasty appetizer. The entrees, the miso salmon and chicken parm, were solid, and we enjoyed finishing our meal with the dessert mousses. We've been eating at Bonfyre for years, and absolutely love it, and will keep coming back for more!

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Barbie
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent, as it always is. I've yet to order an item that wasn't prepared well, flavorful and had a good presentation. Service is always good too.

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JenniferL
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wow! This was my second time to Bonfyre and it was wonder! I had the half chicken with Brussels sprouts and bonfyre mash. SOOO GOOD. The rest of our party had steaks. All were delicious in flavor and cooked to perfection. Our server, Kevin, was VERY friendly and professional. He even helped my BF secretly paid for dinner to treat our guests (my parents). My dad is very hard to please when it comes to steak and he was thrilled with his meal. Service was fast too! And everything was served HOT. This was the best meal and experience we’ve had dining out since COVID hit. Thank you Bonfyre!!!

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MaggieS
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I used Open Table to book my reservation and Bonfyre was right on with providing us a table in a quiet spot so my friend and I could have a nice visit. Kevin, our waiter, provided excellent service. Food was delicious and we will definitely be back.

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vipAlixandraR
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was great, service was simple and easy. The cocktails were tasty!

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vipCash
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, outstanding service, and great ambiance. Restaurant owner is warm, welcoming, and a fantastic host!

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JadeJ
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was incredible! We love coming to Bonfyre! The Maytag potato chips were INCREDIBLE!! They had melted cheese and an amazing cheese sauce on top. Everything was delicious!! The butternut squash soup is the best soup that I have ever had! It is always a wonderful experience at Bonfyre!

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Nicci
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came here for our Anniversary. Early dinner so it was quiet and comfortable. The food is pricey but our meals were very good. The server was very nice as well.

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sharonb
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It felt very safe to eat during Covid (seats spaced) and the staff was very accommodating of how we wanted to sit to be safe. Will be back!

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RoseS
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience4

The food was way not worth the money to me. I got the Thai chicken flatbread and it was probably the worst thing I’d ever eaten. The bread seemed like it was from the freezer and had been warmed up the the microwave. The chicken had no seasoning and the vegetables looked exactly like a salad you would buy in a bag at the grocery store. It even had the peeled carrots on it. For a cheaper place I would find these acceptable but for the price it was just not worth it at all. The Thai sauce and peanut sauce was very minimal. There was no spice and hardly and flavor.

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ChristineC
Milwaukee
19 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was on a first date, so I REALLY appreciate that the employees were willing to let us eat out on the patio. I was MUCH more comfortable doing that during this pandemic. No one else wanted to eat on the patio since it was in the high 50's/low 60's, but I very much appreciate how willing they were to accommodate us. Service was top notch as always. I was disappointed that you did not have calamari available since it has been highly recommended to me by my son, but that means I will just need to make it back to your lovely establishment sometime soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So delicious but a little pricey

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wait staff was great, food was incredible!

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TomL
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service!

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HallieR
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My husband and I go to Bonfyre often for date night and we were thrilled that they have reopened. Their staff made us feel comfortable and were conscious and practicing social distancing and were wearing masks but not hyper about it as so many other restaurants are at this time. Food was good and portion sizes were perfect. Our martinis were a bit on the small side but overall it was a great evening!

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GaryS
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Flatbread's great, but never had anything bad there.

FAQs

Bonfyre American Grille offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (608) 273-3973.

Bonfyre American Grille is rated 4.7 stars by 2394 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.