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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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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (39)
Casual (27)
Special Occasion (27)
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Bar Seating (24)
Comfort Food (22)
Creative Cuisine (22)
Good for Birthdays (20)
Great for Lunch (20)
Business Meals (19)
Good for Groups (19)
Cozy (17)
Vibrant Bar Scene (17)
Good for Anniversaries (16)
Worth the Drive (14)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Happy Hour (13)
Romantic (13)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Good Vegetarian Options (11)
Fun (10)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Great Beer (9)
Hot Spot (9)
Live Sports (9)
Notable Wine List (9)
Authentic (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Great for Brunch (7)
Healthy (7)
People Watching (6)
Seasonal (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Vegan (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Organic (2)
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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

Food and service were excellent! Was a little noisy but we were close to bar. If we would have had a booth it would have been excellent! A little pricey but again food was fantastic!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Tasting Menu, Live Sports, Great Beer, Great for Lunch, Vegan, Afternoon Coffee, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Romantic, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine
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food5
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined 6 days ago

My friend ordered the SW chicken salad and the tortilla chips on top were grease soaked. The first disappointing thing I have encountered at Bonfyre.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Steady decline. We now go for convenience of location during early evening commute home. Food is ok. Prices are high. Service is sporadic. They tend to over spice their food. Way too hot. Noisy if there is a sports event on. Should either be a bar or be a restaurant. Both is hectic. Last visit the walleye had scales left on it and it was over breaded. Before that the with the ribs and chicken dinner, the chicken was tiny and burnt.

Tags: Spicy, People Watching, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

The restaurant has a nice environment. We thought the food was just okay. Nothing stood out. We had steak, grilled shrimp and two flatbread. I think there are better choices in Madison, but we could have just been there on a bad night.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Dinner was very good, better than I expected. Our waitress was great, one of the best!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Casual, Quiet Conversation
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

had the prime rib, it was only mediocre, sat by the fireplace, but it was NOT on, COLD night (0 outside) fireplace on would have been nice, "just because" It was the first time we had prime rib, will be the last, other food is far better, Mash potatoes are great

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Have never had a bad meal or bad service. Our go to place for great food!

Tags: Romantic, Kid-friendly, Fun, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

There we’re a lot of choices, and our entrees were delicious. It was a little more pricey than I thought it would be, but it was a special occasion. Great ambiance.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 29, 2017

Went there to have dinner with my son while I was in town. The food was good, the waitress was great, and the wait for our food, I felt was better than most (though it was not during their busy dinner rush). I would definitely recommend.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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·Dined on December 29, 2017

Everything about Bonfyre is excellent! Food and service was average and didn't feel like we were rushed to leave.

Tags: Casual, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Seasonal, Hot Spot, Authentic
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·Dined on December 29, 2017

Everything on the menu is great. Great atmosphere and service. Will continue to come back.

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Open on Christmas Eve. Perfect for a family gathering.
Great meal, the steak with mushrooms and blue cheese was fantastic. Try the house salad or the wedge salad - both were very good.

Tags: Comfort Food, Seasonal, Good for Groups
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We love Bonfyre! It's one of our favorite restaurants.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Christmas Eve dinner with family. Very nice overall. Reserved table was ready on time. Our server was exceptional. Food was generally pretty good. A bit noisy and expensive perhaps, but everyplace is now. Definitely worth going.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Live Sports, Great Beer, Comfort Food, Fun
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We went for Christmas dinner with the family and it was a great experience as usual.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Options are limited on Christmas Eve so we were glad to be able to find a nice place open that still had availability. The kitchen seemed to be struggling a little - with some mis-steps along the way - but our server was very pleasant in the spirit of the evening and did well with "damage control" - leaving us feeling we had a good experience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Bonfyre is a warm, inviting place. I go there often for lunch or Sunday brunch.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Always great

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Had the pan fried Walleye. It is a GENEROUS portion of perfectly fried, not to battered tasty fish. The accompaning garlic buttered green beans were crisp and bright green. The potatoes were also crispy and delicious. A good choice!

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·Dined on December 17, 2017

We were celebrating a special occasion and they were able to accommodate our last minute reservation change. We were seated by a fire feature which warmed us on a dreary December day. We had everything from crab cakes and ribs to a veggie burger and pasta and the food was great all around! The server was very attentive even on this busy Sunday evening.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

Forgot my online reservation, waiter didnt give normal table settings to the 5 year old in our party. seafood was over cooked and disagreed with my usual iron gut. Had a very okay experience, hindsight is always 20/20.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 17, 2017

My family went to Bonfyre after my sons UW graduation. We were 30 minutes late, but they held our table! We had 2 vegetarians in our party of 5, and they had plenty to choose from.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Vegan, Great for Brunch, Hot Spot
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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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vip
 (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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