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About Bonfire Wood Fire Cooking - Blaine

Bonfire Wood Fire Cooking, features real wood-fired cooking giving the food its rich and distinctive grilled flavor. The relaxed and casual atmosphere is a perfect place to gather with friends and family. Focusing on quality and freshness, Bonfire prefers to purchase ingredients locally and prepared from scratch, including sauces and dressings. Bonfire - Your Neighborhood Gathering Spot!

4365 Pheasant Ridge Dr. NE
Blaine, MN 55449
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Southwest

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Thursday: 11am-11pm
Friday: 11am-Midnight
Saturday: 10am-Midnight
Sunday: 10am-10pm

Cross Street:
Lexington Ave North

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(763) 398-2475

Website:
http://bonfirewoodfirecooking.com/blog/location/blaine/

Catering:
Bonfire can cater any event large or small. From corporate events to family reunions, Bonfire is the perfect catering solution. Contact catering@axelsbonfire.com for more details.

Private Party Facilities:
The Wood room can host a semi-private party up to 30 guests comfortably. We are able to customize the perfect menu to fit your guests taste and needs.

Private Party Contact:
Melissa Frenzel: (612) 237-9439

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

Special Events & Promotions:
Sunday Nights: Kids Eat Free with each purchase of an Adult Item
Mondays: $8 Burger Night and Half Priced Bottles of Wine
Tuesdays: 8$ Taco Trios and Double Rewards Points
Wednesdays: $4 off all Pizzas and Flatbreads and $5 Single Pour Martinis
Thursdays: $4 off Boneless and Traditional Wings and $6 Mugs of Craft Beer
Fridays and Saturday Nights: Queen Cut Prime Rib with soup or Salad
Breakfast 7 Days a Week.

Specials

Happy Hour

Wednesdays from 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Steak Night

Tuesdays from 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM

BBQ Night

Mondays from 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Build Your Bloody and Endless Mimosa Bar

Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Specials

Happy Hour

Wednesdays from 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Details

Get $2 off all cocktails, wine and beer, Monday-Friday from 11am to 6pm and Every Day from 8pm to close. $5, $6, $7 & $8 appetizers and flatbreads specials Monday thru Friday from 3pm-6pm and Every Day 8pm-close. Excludes Tax and Tip. Special valid Aug 16, 2017 - Dec 16, 2017 on Wednesdays from 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM.

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

Come Gather Around the Bonfire this Thanksgiving for our Traditional Thanksgiving Feast served with all the fixings and dessert.

Steak Night

Tuesdays from 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Details

Twin Medallions or Drunk & our Signature Dirty Sirloin served with soup or salad $16.95. Excludes Tax and Tip. Special valid Aug 16, 2017 - Dec 16, 2017 on Tuesdays from 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM.

BBQ Night

Mondays from 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Details

Enjoy our Chicken & Brisket or Half Rack of St. Louis Style Ribs for only $13.95. Excludes Tax and Tip. Special valid Aug 16, 2017 - Dec 16, 2017 on Mondays from 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM.

Build Your Bloody and Endless Mimosa Bar

Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Details

Create your own masterpiece with our pour your own vodka bloody mary bar feature 20+ ingredients. Want something a little more fruity? Enjoy endless mimosas with fresh fruit and fruit juices. Excludes Tax and Tip. Special valid Aug 16, 2017 - Dec 16, 2017 on Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM.

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Bonfire Wood Fire Cooking - Blaine Ratings and Reviews

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75% would recommend it to a friend

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·Dined 2 days ago

I made a reservation on line and requested the fireplace table for a first date that I wanted to be romantic. My date was late because he came from Stillwater, but everyone was so nice to make me comfortable while I was waiting. I didn’t want to sit at the table alone, but they held the table for us. They made our first date very memorable.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Casual, Cozy, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Fargo)·Dined 3 days ago

First time at this chain, we were visiting from out of town for the weekend.

Service from the host to the waiting staff was top notch. Quick to be seated (even though it was busy), quick service from the waitress, timely food. The menu looked great (quite a few things we both wanted to try) so whoever created it did a great job of setting it up. Overall, I got the feeling that the administrative part of this restaurant could not have been better!

BUT - any restaurant review has to be mostly about the quality of the food, and this fell way short. My ribs weren't cold, but they were barely luke warm and overcooked, both of my sides (mashed potatoes and cheesy pasta) were also at that same temperature. The food was delivered quickly too, so it wasn't like someone forgot it under a heat lamp or on a counter, or it was waiting for a different part of the meal to finish before serving. We were also there at 7 PM with a full restaurant, so we weren't getting after hours leftovers either. Luke warm food didn't make sense. Without prompting, I asked my wife how her food was and she said the EXACT same thing, so we think the food could have been good if it was served at the correct temperature.

Because of the quality service and the quality of menu of items we would have liked to have tried, we would give this place another try, but if the quality of the food is the same again then it doesn't pay to come back after that.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 11, 2017

I was reminded why we haven’t been to Bonfire in a while. Spend a lot of money for mediocre food and service. I had the Jambalaya that came out luke warm. Must have been sitting there for a bit while the chimichanga and 1/4 chicken were being prepared. And... who keeps the tails on the shrimp in jambalaya? Never seen that before and I get jambalaya a lot. Also, not very flavorful. Whatever that red sauce was it was dreadful. On the good side, my wife said the 1/4 chicken was good. It was moist and flavorful.
I should have known it wasn’t going to be great when 10 min after ordering our first drinks the waitress comes over and says it is taking a while because they don’t have any wine glasses! Seriously?! They eventually found one. Took a long time to get food. We were there an hour+ before we had food. I noticed some tables around us were taking a while to get food also.
Waitress was pleasant and made sure our drinks were filled.

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

The food was great but the service seemed a bit slow to get our food--however, it was very busy on a Friday night and it seemed like they were short on help. So glad I made a reservation and walked right through the crowd to a table! Can always count on Bonfire to have excellent food especially those Asian green beans, which are to die for. They are always the first thing gone on my plate!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 4, 2017

In spite of making reservations, they weren't ready for us. We had to wait for them to put tables together and set out cutlery etc. Our waitress was attentive and food was only so so. Restaurant seems to be declining. Needs a refurbished menu. I had the lettuce wraps and they were good.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Delicious food. Everyone in our party ordered something different. From chicken and tacos to ribs, wings, pizza. Looked, smelled and tasted great. The server was quick with refills and the orders for our party that showed up late.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Nice fireplace. Quiet atmosphere. Good food. Excellent service. A great place to visit with friends.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Casual
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·Dined on September 28, 2017

Our waitress was the best part of this experience. The hostess - not so much. I had reservations for two for 6:30 and when I walked in, there was nobody at the hostess station. They were moderately busy, so I cut them a little slack. But I stood there for a full five minutes before the hostess finally showed up. The first thing I noticed about here was that she was chewing gum and when she smiled, the gum was featured prominently. I don't know what it is about chewing gum as a hostess or waiter/waitress that strikes me as uncouth, but it does.

The beer selection was fine for me, but my date preferred a flavored beer, such as Bud Light Lime. They didn't have it, which I thought was a bit odd. In fact, they didn't have any flavored beer, which I thought was very odd. In the end, my date settled for a Stella Artois Cidre, which she found to be very good.

The food was good, but nothing special.

As we were leaving, I saw the hostess was manning the pull-tab booth, busily looking through her cell phone and ignoring everything around her. Perhaps that is why I wasn't noticed for a full five minutes when I walked in at the beginning of the evening. I would recommend that cell phones be banned in the service industry to improve service. The waiters, waitresses, hosts, hostesses, bartenders, and cooks can leave the cell phones in their cars at the beginning of their shifts. Every business has a main phone number, and any relative with an emergency can call that number and ask for the individual they need to speak to if it is a true emergency.

Oh, and skip the gum in favor of a mint if you're worried about your breath.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Great restaurant. We went for dinner and were pleased with the variety of food and drinks. They have a great set up it looks like for larger groups, but also many tables for parties of 2-4. Staff was all real friendly. Will be back.

Tags: Fun, Casual, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups
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·Dined on August 31, 2017

Service was poor. Waitress brought 1/2 my order and about 5 minutes later brought my husband's. Waitress wasn't attentive and food wasn't good.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on August 17, 2017

We chose this restaurant because of the variety on the menu. Of the 4 entrees with steak, only one of the steaks was cooked to the proper Medium Rare the others were overcooked. One of the overcooked steaks was sent back it was replaced and the second time was cooked properly, but it took a very long time for a Medium Rare steak on a not busy Thursday evening. Waitress handled the situation well, but wasn't all that attentive and should have been removing empty glasses and cups throughout the evening. By the time we left I had no less than 6 pieces of glassware in front of me (2 cocktails, a water and 3 coffee mugs.)

Tags: Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Paleo Friendly, Casual
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on August 12, 2017

I ordered prime rib with green beans and a baked potato. My meat and green beans were flavored strongly with soy sauce....not a flavor I want on my meat and "fresh" vegetables.

Tags: Casual
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 (Miami)·Dined on July 29, 2017

celebrated a birthday. they comped the dessert. That was unexpected and very nice. The dessert itself was huge. More than satisfied the four of us. Waitress wanted to make sure we all ate chocolate. Usually they just assume you do.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on July 15, 2017

The service was very poor. We were seated right away but then waited 15mins before a hostess came over and asked us if we had been helped. Once we ordered we waited for an hour before our food arrived.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Amazing food and service! My boyfriend and I will be back!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for a Date
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on July 4, 2017

I have been wanting to go here for a while but will not recommend as it was nothing special nor memorable. No ambiance at all. The waitress was very slow bringing food , drinks and water refill. The fire roasted pizza was the only highlight of the meal.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on July 2, 2017

We ordered a flatbread pizza and it had the wrong ingredients on it
The fish and chips were over cooked and dry
We had to ask for tartar sauce for the fish sandwich and fish and chips
The fish tacos did not come with the sauce that is supposed to be on them
We had ice tea and our server refilled our glasses with no ice so it was warm so we had to ask for ice
Our server was very nice but not very good. She even forgot to get an order from one of the people in our party

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on June 29, 2017

The place was not at all booked and manager denied providing reserved space.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on June 25, 2017

Everything we had had great flavors from appetizers to dessert.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Groups
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on June 22, 2017

The restaurant wasn't busy. We were seated right away. Waited along time for our drinks and food. Food portions were small for the price.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Went on Fathers Day and had to wait too long for everything except being seated! The food was alright, everyone that worked there seemed to be running around doing different things. It the place wasn't even that crowded. Won't be back.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Horrible, waste of money, and a father's day ruined. I was not notified this would be buffet only when I made the reservation. We found out after we were seated. The waitress assured us it was a very good buffet. She was wrong. The buffet was dirty, many items were missing, and there was no one carving any of the meat - I saw one person trying to tear off a chicken leg from a whole chicken with her bare hands. Gross. The food that was there was just as gross, not fresh at all. Time to find a new place, not just for special occasions but for our go-to place for family meals out. Used to be nice until it was recently sold and came under new management. All around yuck.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on June 18, 2017

good food off the menu but the Fathers Day Buffet was poorly managed. Food wasn't very good and was not well managed in the buffet line. I'll eat at Bonfire again but not for brunches.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on June 18, 2017

We went there for father's day brunch. They had advertised made-to- order Eggs Benedict which was the reason we picked Bonfire. When we got into line there was no eggs benedict. We asked the wait staff and they said they were not serving it. Very disappointing!! The line to get food was very long. When we finally got to the food they were out of the beef brisket and turkey. We had to ask them to bring more and wait an additional 5 minutes. When we got the brisket it was COLD. The rest of the food was mediocre. Nothing stood out. Even the desserts were ho-hum. No fruit in the buffet at all. We only went through the line once. Nothing to go back for. Would not return to the restaurant at any price.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on June 18, 2017

We typically enjoy food here, but the Father's Day Brunch was very underwhelming. Presentation was very messy, food was very mediocre. You couldn't order anything, the only thing available was the buffet and they only had one line set up. You had to wait in a fairly long line to get food. Will not be ever doing one of their buffets again.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Father's Day brunch was quite small. Menu on web site included made to order eggs Benedict but was not offered. Ask server about it and she just said she would let corporate know. ( whom she said was there) never heard anything else. Never got refills on beverages.
Mother's Day brunch was great and diner was great but this buffet was very poor!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on June 4, 2017

Service was poor. Food was not as good as one would want for the cost. One of our meals was wrong and did not come out until the other 4 of us had finished. Over all poor experience when spending $250.00 on 5 person dining experience

Tags: Happy Hour
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vip
 (Des Moines)·Dined on June 3, 2017

My eighty three year old mother enjoyed her dinner without complaint....it must have been great.

Thank you

Tags: Bar Seating, Great Beer, Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Bonfire did a very good job of fixing OPEN TABLE mistake.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Food wasn't good - omelet was over cooked and the rest of the brunch had been sitting there for a while or not sure why was so dry

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on May 13, 2017

We had a party of 7 at Noon. The restaurant wasn't full. Our food took an extra long time. We ordered almost immediately after we got there. The server was attentive on drinks, but then didn't remember to bring us a kids menu. We asked for the bill as soon as the last person was done eating as we were going to be late for a matinee downtown Minneapolis. We left there at 1:15 rushing. We've had good experiences at other Bonfires so this might have abnormal.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on May 12, 2017

We went to Bonfire for dinner after a late night hockey game. We had reservations and when we walked in the hostess did not acknowledge us and was unfriendly. We asked for a table where we could see the baseball game. Even thought the restaurant was 1/3 full she acted like this was an issue. Our food was sub par. Fries cold and chopped salad was tasteless. Even though the restaurant was quiet, it was late and we had small children we waited a really long time for our check. Finally we went up to the bar tender. It was so late that the children did not get their dessert with their meals. It will be a long time before we go back to Bonfire.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Terrible service! Almost 1.5hrs for dinner to come out to us. Waitress never came by to check on us until we flagged her down 45 min after ordering. No discount for the long wait. As we were leave my a guy was complaint that he waited an hour plus for just a salad, and the restaurant was maybe 1/3 full. Food was good, but not worth the wait/service. I will never come back.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on May 5, 2017

Service staff was friendly and accommodating. The food was good and a reasonless price. The waitress made an error with our order. We sat on the patio. Another customer was clearly drunk and a bit obnoxious. The restaurant allowed customers to smoke on the patio, which was annoying.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on April 21, 2017

Great ambience with live music. Pleasantly surprised by atmosphere. Food was good (ribs and penne pasta). Looking forward to next visit.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Not the best for Easter Brunch. Would not recommend.

Tags: Bar Seating, Casual
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Fantastic Easter brunch!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Live Sports, Happy Hour, Gluten Free Options, Fun
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Food was good, but service was slow. Our server didn't explain that you had to go pour your own mimosas, so I sat waiting for a half hour. The server also gave us cards to order omelets, but never came back to pick up the order. The manager finally came over and picked it up. After the restaurant died down, service improved greatly.

Tags: Happy Hour, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Hosted a private lunch event. The apps and bottomless mimosas and bloodys were perfect for a brunch setting.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun, Cozy, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on March 25, 2017

Asked what the speciality was, Walleye. The walleye was so greasy as were green beans. Complained after waitress asked how the food was! Was given another plate with walleye and beans totally dry. Fish was not much better!

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