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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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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (41)
Special Occasion (28)
Casual (26)
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Comfort Food (25)
Bar Seating (22)
Creative Cuisine (21)
Good for Anniversaries (20)
Good for Birthdays (20)
Great for Lunch (19)
Romantic (18)
Cozy (17)
Good for Groups (16)
Vibrant Bar Scene (15)
Handcrafted Cocktails (14)
Business Meals (13)
Happy Hour (13)
Worth the Drive (13)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Fun (10)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Notable Wine List (9)
Good Vegetarian Options (9)
Authentic (8)
Great Beer (8)
Great for Brunch (7)
Hot Spot (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Live Sports (6)
People Watching (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Seasonal (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Healthy (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Vegan (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Spicy (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

I made a reservation about a month ago for Valentines Day. I showed up on the 14th and was seated right away, which is always a great thing. I was then impressed with the memory of my waiter who seemed to memorize every little detail about the menu and the many many special that were going on; from alcohol to food!

I started off with the Spinach Dip as my app. It was very good and show up 4 minutes after I had just place the order. My food however, that took about 35 minutes afterwards to come. So if you do go, make sure to get an appetizer to hold you over until you get your entree.

My food was very good!

I recommend getting the Woodfyre Mixed Grill which comes with ribs, chicken, and my favorite, New York prime rib! Delicious! I ordered a side of grilled asparagus and mashed potatoes, which were very delicious.

The only downside is their dessert menu which is simply consisted of just 3 poorly chosen items. However, I will still be coming back again and again! My food and my service was delightful and made for quite a pleasant evening!

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 (Indiana)·Dined 3 days ago

We have dined here for the past four years since moving to Madison. It has been a reliable favorite until last year. There have been subtle changes to the food. The portions have reduced and dishes have changed in that there is a reduced quality, in our opinion. The atmosphere is still warm and inviting. That the the proximity to our home have kept us coming back.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined 3 days ago

A welcoming place with friendly and knowledgeable staff. My wife had salmon while I had a filet. Both came cooked exactly as we requested (medium well done on salmon, medium rare on steak.
Baked potato was out of this world; veggies were very fresh and great tasting. A dessert (Gran Marnie something) was fantastic and something we will have to return to have again.

Tags: Cozy, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Disabled Access, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined 4 days ago

Guaranteed you're going to get great food.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined 5 days ago

Great night celebrating a 50th Birthday. Service was attentive and pleasant. Food and drink were great-- consistently good, large portions and nicely plated. Awesome spot by the fireplace. And the complimentary dessert for the table was such a lovely and thoughtful touch. We will continue coming back! Thank you.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Cozy
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined 6 days ago

Appetizers were great - entrees so so. Waitress did a fine job with the food service and meals were delivered in a timely fashion - however it did take forever to get noticed and to receive our drinks after ordering. My second beer came well after I finished my meal so i sent it back - they did take it off the bill and offered free dessert as compensation

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·Dined on February 11, 2018

We had a nice dinner , I don’t think the server was friendly, gave us any options or understood timing in terms of when to take things or refill. She did not give suggestions and although she shared she was new may have tried to engage with the table a little more

Tags: Bar Seating, Romantic
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·Dined on February 10, 2018

My wife and I went for my birthday! The service was top notch! Walked in got seated right away, waitress was at the table soon after and knew the specials without missing a beat. Drinks were fast to arrive and dinner was ordered! Food arrived fast and was wonderful, I had the Bon fyre mixed grille and my wife had the chicken parmesan. Then we had dessert and again the waitress knew every flavor of the small desserts! Great evening out and great service! Highly recommend this fine establishment to anyone! We will be returning!!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Fun, Romantic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on February 8, 2018

Our food was delicious - highly recommend the herb rotisserie chicken as well as the ribs. The glaze they use for the ribs is delicious! Wonderful and friendly service and well priced for how good the food was. Will return for sure!

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We were seated in the quiet area per our request. Service was professional and well timed. The grilled Caesar salad could have used a bit more char, was well dressed and large enough to share. The steaks and were perfectly rare, well seasoned and tender. They were served with a generous portion of tender crisp green beans dressed with garlic and butter. They, alone, are a reason to return. The house twice backed potato with bacon and cheese could have used less salt. The ribs were fall off the bone tender and very good.. Over all we had an enjoyable evening with good food and friends. I highly recommend the House old fashioned and look forward to returning.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Good meal, efficient service. Only disappointment was that we indicated on the reservation that this was a birthday dinner and nothing happened as a result. Kind of a let down.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual
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·Dined on February 1, 2018

Our server was apparently new, and unfamiliar with the menu. I ordered a filet, which automatically comes with a twice baked potato. I asked if I could swap roasted red potatoes instead. She brought the baked potato, and when I reminded her I had asked for a substitute, she said "I thought this was the substitute." She apologized and brought the correct item as soon as she could, but it was obviously a rush job, so the potatoes were not as crisp as usual. Otherwise she was friendly and helpful.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Everyone in my group loved their food. However it was noisy and a bit hard to hear conversations at times. Half of us think your entry doors are too heavy, yes they are.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Good GF options, willing to adjust menu item to make it gluten free.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quick Bite, Creative Cuisine, Disabled Access, Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 28, 2018

The meal was good, but not overwhelming. The highlight was our server, Royce. He was really attentive and friendly and helped make an average meal much nicer overall.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Ambience was very nice. Food came very fast, which was alarming. I had the steak, chicken, and ribs. Ribs were good, steak was overdone (ordered medium and there was no pink whatsoever), chicken was dry (seemed as if it had been sitting out for quite some time. Husband had the seafood trio of scallops, shrimp, and salmon. Scallops were great but the shrimp was overdone. Salmon was okay. If it wasn’t for having a gift card, I would have been upset with the overall experience and price.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 26, 2018

We had reservations. We were seated promptly. Wait staff was awesome. Food was good. Highly recommend the ribs! Great cocktails! Overall it was a great experience and will be back!

Tags: Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Cozy, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Casual
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Visited during Restaurant Week and our group tried all three special menus. Excellent food snd service. Easy to park. Loud near the bar, but very nice back where we were seated.

Tags: Fun, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 24, 2018

It was extremely dark. Had to use our cell phone light and/or candle on the table to even slightly see the menu. It made it difficult even seeing my friends across the table. I would recommend more lighting. PLEASE!

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Every year we celebrate our Birthdays at Bonfyre and this year did not disappoint. We had wonderful service and food. We are trying a vegan diet and the kitchen was able to accommodate that request with a wonderful pasta and veggie dish. Thanks for helping us celebrate!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Food and service was very good but the price seemed high overall. Ambiance was confusing as the clientele were generally casual and sports TVs were on- not that either of these was a bad thing just didn’t seem to fit together.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Good food and service. Close to the highway easy to access.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Service was pushy and non responsive to our request to sit back and enjoy our wine; felt like we were being pushed out the door.

Tags: Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 12, 2018

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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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 11, 2018

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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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 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 December 31, 2017

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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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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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 (Milwaukee)·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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 (Milwaukee)·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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 (Milwaukee)·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 24, 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 24, 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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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 24, 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 24, 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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 (Milwaukee)·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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