Bonfire: The Upstairs

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$31 to $50
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American
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Syrafoodie
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I was with 3 friends, and I think everyone was happy with food and bev. We were low-key celebrating birthdays, so I ordered a bottle of champagne, and everyone had some, but the other three also had cocktails. All happy campers.
my food was delicious (full of char and citrus) -- grilled octopus and shrimp plus a side of broccolini. Yum. I was happy and still had room for dessert -- which I normally do not indulge in -- the bread pudding. Also delicious. Every one had their needs met. The servers were young but very personable and helpful.
If you are looking for luxe furnishing, this is not your place. The space is pretty lean, but comfortable. And the food is the star.
It was a good choice.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The service was excellent & food was very good although a bit expensive as was the wine.

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MattT
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyable dinner menu and drinks. Good service. Little bit of a wait on the food being served but overall excellent experience.

Bonfire: The Upstairs
Responded on March 12, 2020

Thanks for your review! Our apologies on the delay for your food, we're always looking for ways to constantly improve, but we're glad to hear your experience was enjoyable overall. Until next time!

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MissVeggie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They restaurant itself is beautiful and is in a nice location near several parking lots. The food is outstanding; I had the grilled tofu entree and started with the crispy chevre. I’m looking forward to seeing what new meals come to the menu and visiting again to try them out.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow. Great food, great drinks. Dinner upstairs was spectacular and the service was great. Well done .

Bonfire: The Upstairs
Responded on March 1, 2020

We're glad you enjoyed yourself! We'll see you next time!

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vipTeddiH
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I found the grouper to lack some taste. Everything else was very good.

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vipPittsenior
Pittsburgh
28 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We went to Sunday brunch, which is only available downstairs, apparently. The food and service were good, but the noise level made carrying on a conversation difficult. We were seated on the left side and perhaps that was the problem. It was more isolated so the noise level was higher. I would go back, but only upstairs.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every was very good! The service was outstanding!!!!

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DavidF
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic. Some of the best food I’ve had in Pittsburgh. Great atmosphere as well.

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MarkC
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Valentine’s Day dinner

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Was very loud, the food was good but portions were small and not exactly filling.

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Seth
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Heard great things and have wanted to try for a long time. Did not disappoint! The food and service was amazing!

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JeasicaZ
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The "It's All Fuyu" cocktail is a must! The food, atmosphere and service was great! I can't wait to try out their brunch!!

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NicholasK
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Birthday . It was quite loud, but the food was excellent

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vipECC1
Pittsburgh
139 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Two sides to this place, louder bar downstairs and quieter dining upstairs. As soon as you walk in service is attentive and friendly. We dined upstairs, very nice space, service was excellent. Small menu selection, that we had limited choices, but once decided, we really enjoyed our meals. Good size portions and very flavorful. Nice selection of wines and cocktails, all reasonably priced. We'll be back to try again.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would highly recommend Bonfire: The Upstairs. The dining room is beautifully appointed. It was a snowy night when we visited and the view onto Carson Street with the low lights and candles was lovely. The food and service was excellent. More people should visit and be wowed!

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vipFoodieMcFoodFace
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had a great experience at Bonfire: The Upstairs last night. The food was all delicious, and the ambiance was lovely. I appreciated the wine recommendation with our eclectic menu selections too. The space is more refined than it appeared on OpenTable, so that was unexpectedly pleasant. I'd describe the space as small, but pleasantly proportioned, and with a nice happy noise level that was still conducive to conversation. We will definitely be returning!!

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gfreefoodie
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was very attentive, and the food was excellent. Our server recommended the Grits as a side dish, and it did not disappoint.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Outstanding service. Superb and friendly chef

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vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We tried the upstairs for restaurant week and were excited they had a good vegetarian option. Our meals were very good and our server Montana was great !

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OliviaH
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Pittsburgh Restaurant Week and the experience was 10/10. Avenue B, which sadly closed, was one of mine and my husbands favorite restaurants that always had the wagyu meatloaf on the menu so when we saw it on the restaurant week menu at Bonfire we knew we HAD to go and we were not disappointed!!! Amazing service and amazing meal. We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for restaurant week and truly everything exceeded our expectations. The food and drinks were delicious and the staff were very friendly! We will definitely be going back!

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vipRocky
Pittsburgh
45 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very much enjoyed our evening with friends at Bonfire. Montana was excellent, as was the BF team. Great drinks, wine selection, appetizers and entrees. We'll be back!

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Outandabout
Pittsburgh
11 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We were early and enjoyed the bar downstairs. Great cocktails. Offered to take drinks upstairs. Nice coat check. Upstairs was freezing. Was seated next to window and it was cold. Raw deal was good (varies had the salmon). Had chicken carrot cavatelli. Very good. Hazelnut crunch bar was very good.

A bit noisy. When I left went to use the restroom. Ironically it was the coldest restroom I have ever used in a restaurant (especially one with the name bonfire)

Would go back and try downstairs

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service, ambiance ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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kevink
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Would probably give 4 or 5 stars , but our entree's were barely warm when they arrived . The Chicken Cavatelli was nothing special - It Might have been better if it had been hot. The Meatloaf was very good and I'm sure if it had been hot I could have rated it 5 stars for sure. The tuna tartare was delicious, as was dessert.

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vipDenise
Pittsburgh
12 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Brunch! Great atmosphere!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was great. We especially loved the cocktails and starters. We will def go back again!

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Moraj
Pittsburgh
13 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything we tried was absolutely wonderful! The special of the night was Wagyu meat loaf - a huge hit with our table! We will be back!

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MarielleB
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was delicious though the restaurant was very noisy, could barely hear my husband sitting across from me.

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KimmL
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

My only disappointment was the curry. It needed some heat and a richer flavor. It wasn’t bad but boring. Our other dishes were good and the eggnog gelato was delicious.

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AmyS
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We were here to celebrate our anniversary and were very impressed. The cocktails were fantastic! The mussels were off the hook delicious! Dinners were superb. Our waiter was very attentive and service was impeccable. When we first arrived there was a table of 6 that were extremely loud. I could barely hear my husband across the table. It was evident other tables were as annoyed by them. They were moved downstairs within a few minutes of our arrival and it was a completely different environment. I could hear my husband again and enjoyed the rest of the night.

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TerryB
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was great, and the service even better! I would definitely come back again!

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sb12345
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner, great service, great food! Overall a wonderful experience, would gladly go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We tried Bonfire for brunch for the first time, and it was excellent. The mimosa was fruity and bubbly and the “Midnight Pickup” cocktail was smooth, flavorful, and was topped with a toasted marshmallow. We ordered the breakfast calzone and the steak and eggs, both of which exceeded my expectations. The sausage in the calzone was very tasty and the steak was seasoned perfectly. We will definitely be returning soon!

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Kelly
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time at Bonfire upstairs! Service was exceptional! I ordered the steak and it was cooked perfectly and the sauces that came along with it were amazing. Crispy potatoes were crispy and yummy and the broccolini was cooked well and seasoned well. I'd like to come back asap! It was very quiet as it was a Tuesday evening and there were only a handful of other people in there.

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vipPittsburghConsultant
London
46 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Started with drinks downstairs and enjoyed the pleasant service and interesting selections. Went on to dinner upstairs and the great service continued. Also interesting menu items that we all enjoyed, except for one app being too salty. A little noisy at times due to small space but thoroughly enjoyed our evening.

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K8EE
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Meals were excellent and our server was attentive, fun and kind. We had a wonderful seat with good lighting.

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DamianR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience1

Not good , wished we ate downstairs.
Close upstairs and focus on downstairs.

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vipFoodman
Pittsburgh
18 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great Raw Deal and Beet Salad. Meat loaf was the best and pork chop great flavor

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Bonfire: The Upstairs does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Bonfire: The Upstairs also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (412) 481-3473.

Bonfire: The Upstairs is rated 4.5 stars by 117 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.