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About 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.

2601 West Beltline Hwy
Madison, WI 53713
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, American

Hours of Operation:
Bonfyre American Grille Hours of Operation:

Monday thru Friday – 11:00 AM – 10:00pm

Saturday – 10:00 AM- 10:00 PM

Sunday- 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Saturday-Sunday Brunch: 10:00 AM- 2:00 PM

Cross Street:
Todd Drive

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(608) 273-3973

Website:
http://www.bonfyregrille.net/

Catering:
Bonfyre American Grille is available for both on and off premise events. Please contact our event coordinator to arrange your next party.

Parking Details:
Parking is available immediatly in front of the building, behind the restaurant in the parking garage, or across the street (behind Citgo)

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Bonfyre American Grille Ratings and Reviews

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4
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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (23)
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Creative Cuisine (22)
Business Meals (19)
Comfort Food (17)
Great for Lunch (17)
Bar Seating (16)
Good for Birthdays (16)
Cozy (16)
Good for Groups (12)
Vibrant Bar Scene (12)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Happy Hour (10)
Romantic (10)
Worth the Drive (10)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Notable Wine List (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Fun (7)
Gluten Free Options (7)
Healthy (7)
Authentic (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Great Beer (6)
Live Sports (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
People Watching (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Organic (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Seasonal (1)
Tapas (1)
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

First time visit and we enjoyed the meal. Would have been interested in Steak however it is too pricey for "Choice" grade steak. My wife and I did however enjoy the meal and I would recommend dining here to others.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

I was very disappointed that when we arrived with a reservation we still had to wait 20 minutes for a table. Why bother making a reservation if you have to wait?! The hosts were no very friendly or accommodating when I asked that very question.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Happy Hour
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Food was delicious. Loved the walleye. Others had a filet and raved about it

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Great food! Appreciate that you have always been able to honor our table request.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Everything was very good except my wife’s chicken was dry and tasteless. She was looking forward to the chicken because she has had it many times before and loved it. What made it worse it was her birthday.

Tags: Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Birthday celebration ~ Seafood Trio with risotto and sautéed greens was simply amazing ~ thank you :)

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Bonfyre never disappoints! The service was friendly and attentive, the food was delicious and the drinks were just right! 6 of us had dinner on 11/25 - 2 of the group were there for the first time - all were very happy with their meals and we had a great time!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Cozy, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

The food was delicious. I especially enjoyed the Thai Chicken pizza flatbread. It was fantastic with just the right amount of spiciness.

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Great! Awesome food, wonderful service, and great experience

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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Great customer service and great food in a very comfortable environment!

Tags: Cozy, Casual
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Our food was really good although the filets were fairly small for the price. The cocktails were great. Our server was awesome. She checked on us often, very personable, and she got our order exact! My only disappointment is you can reserve only for 8 online and if you call within minutes they say the dining area is already set up. I literally called within 2 minutes to add 2 additional people. I could have reserved another table for 2-4 people at the exact time through the app but they didn’t have space for my party. It was my birthday dinner and I had to turn my friends away because they couldn’t accommodate. They could have easily taken the table next to us which had 4 people and put them someplace else. A friend got sick last minute and couldn’t come but I feel they didn’t even try to accommodate they only went off the current seating chart.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Orgasmic!!!

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Have come here several times for lunch, always good. The turkey burger was great!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Welcoming atmosphere. Nice menu with something for everyone. Attentive staff. Great food. Overall a winner in my book.

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We are from MN. Came in for Badgers game! Celebrated the win with a nice meal at Bonfyre! I’d highly recommend and visit again!! Ami R.

Tags: Comfort Food, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We and our vegetarian friends were so impressed how our waiter, Royce helped arrange a creative meal w/ salmon and vegetables and the potato mash for our friend! Thanks sooo much! All of our entrees were superb!! And we love the cioppino!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Healthy, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Great Beer, Authentic
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 12, 2017

This was our first time at Bonfyre but we all agreed that we would go back. We had a party of 8 after the Badger game. Service was very good. Cheese curds were delicious. Pot roast and the Walleye were a hit with all of us!

Tags: Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Been back a number of times and never disappointed

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The food was not as good as it was last time. Previously I came during the week and honestly thought it was the best meal I’d ever had. No comparison tonight. Unevenly cooked and just not great. My husbands was so salty he had to ask for another dish. Also it was terribly dim in the restaurant and almost everyone in our part of the restaurant had to keep turning on the flashlights on their cell phones to read the menus and see their food. Very awkward and distracting.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Wasn't sure what to expect when I booked this restaurant as we are from out of the area. Was truly pleased and meal/experience were excellent. Food was excellent all around. We had cheese curds for appetizer (was best of all the restaurants we tried this weekend), a dinner salad with chicken, vegetarian risotto made not vegetarian with addition of grilled chicken (yum). Kids had excellent burgers and chicken tenders. Mort's pot roast was da bomb!!! Desert was a flourless chocolate cake with ice cream. There must have been a secret ingredient mixed in to this cake that I couldn't place my finger on, but YUM.

Portions were huge. Prices were very fair especially considering the size of the portions and consequent left overs. Atmosphere was trendy and lively. Bar scene was active. Service for my table was so-so but nothing horrible and certainly not memorable. Can't wait to go back my next time back in Wisconsin.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, People Watching
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Food always good but it's really loud

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Called late for a reservation, but was able to get in. Had family in town. We had a lovely time. Excellent food, nice wines, great service. Have consistently enjoyed taking people to this restaurant. It has not disappointed yet.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We visited Bonfyre while in Madison for our son's hockey tournament. It was a delicious option and we loved everything we ordered.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Our waiter was outstanding and attentive. Lots of fun, and made my daughter's 19th birthday fun and memorable. He deserves a raise!! :)

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Seafood Cobb is excellent. Sat by the fire with friends. Waiter was hovered a bit and tried to take plates when it was clear we were having a relaxed dinner with conversation. Everyone enjoyed the appetizers and dinner.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Food was excellent EXCEPT the appetizer came AFTER our main course. Server never came back until dropping our bill and the late app was on the bill.

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Excellent experience. Very welcoming as you enter. Friendly host, bartender and staff.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Excellent spot for lunch - one of my go-to favorites! Love the Ahi tuna Poke Bowl!

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 25, 2017

I go there for the ribs and the atmosphere. The ribs are always amazing-fall off the bone and plenty of BBQ sauce. Definitely returning.

Tags: Business Meals, Cozy, Hot Spot
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 22, 2017

We were in Madison for my daughter’s hockey tournament. My son was turning 18 so we went to the restaurant to celebrate. I called about four hours earlier to make sure they would have prime rib for us. That was one big reason we were eating there. When we got to the restaurant, we ordered the prime rib. The waitress came back 10 minutes later to tell us they were sold out. We were not happy since we called. We had to order other food and our experience was not the same. I believe the restaurant should have honored our request.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We had a new waitress Nicki and she was fantastic. Great personality for the restaurant business and responded to all of our requests very timely. Had a poor experience almost 5 years ago and had not been back since but will certainly return very soon.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Live Sports, Good for Groups
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 (Naples)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Nicki our server did a very nice job taking care of our table of 8. She was very attentive and helpful. Great cocktails, beer & wine. Outstanding herbed chicken, great seafood & ribs, skip the steaks and prime rib they were tough & grisly. We had a fun evening.

Tags: Casual, Great Beer, Comfort Food, Cozy, Bar Seating, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 21, 2017

The rotisserie chicken and steak sandwich were very good. However, had I eaten the white meat first, I would’ve sent it back for being too dry. The dark meat was so tender, juicy and flavorful, I thought I had 2 different birds.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Great experience. Great food and service.

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·Dined on October 20, 2017

Fantastic! Reserved a table via OpenTable for a five person business lunch 9 days in advance and everything was as expected. I was worried but they were expecting us and we had a great lunch. Highly recommend!!! The menu is fantastic, the service is excellent, and the ambiance is awesome.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Live Sports, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Good for Groups, Afternoon Coffee, Vegan, Late-night Find, Authentic, Special Occasion, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Great Beer, Casual, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Gluten Free Options, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Afternoon Tea, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Organic
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Very good service but seemed a bit rushed. This was a busy night at Bonfyre.

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Excellent food, drinks and service

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Host did not record reservation even when told that we made reservation via
Open-Table (eventually resolved). Leftover food contained a sharp piece of either ceramic or plastic dinnerware.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Each person in our group of four ordered different drinks & entre and everyone was delightfully happy & satisfied. Food was excellent.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Disabled Access, Paleo Friendly, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 7, 2017

The grilled Caesar salad is fantastic as was the tomato bisque which was served with a small grilled cheese sandwich. My steak came with green beans that were tender crisp and garlicky. Very good. Every thing was good except for the crab cakes which lacked crab taste. This a favorite place and we will be back

Tags: Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries
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