Bonfire Wood Fire Cooking - Mankato

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$30 and under
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American
Bonfire is a fun neighborhood restaurant and bar where friends and family gather to share food with bold flavors prepared on our wood fire grills.
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4.2
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3.8
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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food! Convenient location!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome waitress. Attentive, fast food. Nice restaurant. Definitely will be back

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AnneR
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food. Will return.

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MNShelly
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Out server was excellent, always there when we needed drinks or anything else. We had reservations and they had our table ready as soon as we got there. I highly recommend

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JessicaW
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and atmosphere was outstanding when my friend and I were there. Our server was overly friendly kept coming to our table to ask us how the food was if we needed anything it would’ve been To do it a couple times instead of coming at least 6 to 7 times during the course of our meal .

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JReed
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience2

They were understaffed, slow service. When food came out it was no longer warm. Food left something to be desired.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Arrived 15 minutes early for our reservations, multiple tables open, 2 other parties also waiting who did NOT have reservations. Both parties were seated before us and we were seated 10 after our reservation time, no other parties had arrived, so no additional folks waiting (so not super busy). It was another 15 minutes before our beverages arrived and another 5 minutes before we ordered. When our food was finally served (anther 20-25 minutes) were told they ran out of one the add ons so we wouldn’t be charged for them?!
This having been the 2nd time I had gone there the service was equally as nonexistent. The food was very good both times but for the price and the torn seat booth we sat in, we won’t be rushing to return.

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Doug
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Expected a nicer environment, but food was delicious. Had BBQ Prime Cast Iron. Very taste.

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GregL
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Showed up to our reservation and they had no record of it.
The y said their system screws up all the time.
They had us wait a short time then got us a table.

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Bilbo
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience2

It took a long time to get seated, they seemed short staffed and the checkin desk was very close to the door, so people had to shuffle around and the staff had trouble knowing who was next. There was a burnt smell that required a door to be opened a crack for longer than some people were comfortable, having had put on their overcoat, and finally a customer closed the door. The service was very good, as was the food.

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HeatherB
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was amazing!!! A few of us had to send back our tap beers because they were flat but she was glad to replace them with bottled beer instead. The food was delicious and the restaurant was clean, relaxing and fun. I would definitely go back if ever in the Mankato area!!! All four of us commented many times throughout the weekend about how good it was!

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Emma
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I would recommend it to other people to eat at. However, I think that the food is over priced for how much you get on your plate. The plates are tiny making the meal look just as small.

Bonfire Wood Fire Cooking - Mankato
Responded on October 18, 2019

Thank you Emma for your feedback. We take our guest reviews seriously, to help us improve our operations. We just launched a new updated menu and we hope that you will be back and give this menu a try! Thank you again for the feed back and your recommendations.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

For some reason they didn’t have our reservation and weren’t seating people “until the kitchen caught up” but we weren’t in a hurry so it was fine. They have excellent steaks and provided a huge chocolate chip cookie topped with ice cream for a birthday treat! Outdoor dining was a plus on a beautiful night.

Bonfire Wood Fire Cooking - Mankato
Responded on October 18, 2019

We are so glad to hear that you got to enjoy our patio and enjoyed the food. We apologize about getting your reservation mixed up but glad everything else went well. We hope to see you again soon!

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TylorJ
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience3

Despite an issue with unwashed dishes and a few other observed problems. The wait staff was excellent. Food was good-great.

Bonfire Wood Fire Cooking - Mankato
Responded on October 18, 2019

Hello Taylor, This obviously must have been an off night for us and I want to apologize for this. I am really glad to see that our staff was able to make things better despite the issues this evening. I hope next time you visit we will not have this issue again. We hope to see you again!

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vipWisconsinBusinesstraveler
Milwaukee
35 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Nothing great. Should have made another choice. The food was average, and the glass of Malbec was a very short pour.

Bonfire Wood Fire Cooking - Mankato
Responded on October 18, 2019

I am sorry to hear about your experience. Our goal is to exceed our customers expectations but failed in doing so during your visit. We have launched a new menu a few days ago and hope to invite you back to give us a second chance. Thank you for the feedback.

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WilliamR
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very enjoyable evening meal. Wait staff went above our expectations and food was good. Will definitely visit again.

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CharL
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall2food1service5ambience4

I had recently attended a presentation dinner on June 27. I ordered the walley and it was exceptional. Unfortunately when I again attended on my birthday July 6 the food was not something I could recommend to others. The fish was tasteless and cold. When it was served the plate was cold to touch and by the second bites so was the fish. I was extremely disappointed.
The service was excellent. Wait staff was courteous and checked back to attend to our needs.
How can food be so delicious one day and an absolute disaster the next?

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Host when we arrived, was not very friendly and rather rude . He looked like he didn’t want to be at work.
Our waitress was great !

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KarenP
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

It was great to have the back room for our group of 10, our waitress was new so service was ok, she may have needed someone to assist her, however do know it is hard to have extra servers. It took quite awhile for her to get our bills to us. Overall the food was very good and I appreciated the gal that called to see if we would like to have the back room ahead of time.

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Gradcel
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Service was a little slow due to a lot of large tables for graduation, so it was expected. Food was excellent server was very good also.

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MadonnaS
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was fabulous she was a middle age lady with blond hair and was a joy.

The food and service was excellent.
Would recommend anytime and for special celebration.

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MichelleM
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I scheduled a table for 10 to celebrate my sons college graduation. The party was a bit late in our arrival and we had another six individuals show up unexpectedly. 😳. I was fearful the restaurant would not be able to accommodate, however, they graciously moved us into a separate room which allowed us to sit comfortably together as a family. It was a big day for him and our family and I will be forever grateful. Food, Bloody Mary bar, atmosphere were all excellent. Thank you!

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LisaS
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place never disappoints. Always great food and service. Definitely our favorite spot while in Mankato!

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TammyK
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

It was Ok. I know it was a busy weekend but we were smashed in a table along a wall. Out waitress couldn't even walk on either side of the table because it was so congested. I was expecting better seating since I made a reservation so far in advance.

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Lauryn
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Thank you for reserving such a nice table for my party. The food was great, although it came a little slow. No complaints because we had a large group. Also compliments to our waiter for putting up with the boys in our group, they were slightly obnoxious

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LaurieG
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time and good food, and a wonderful waitress at Bonfire’s in Mankato. I made reservations through OpenTable, but when we got to the restaurant they did not have our reservations. We were early enough to be able to be seated right away. I was disappointed with the online reservation.

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KalKay
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience3

It was quite possibly the worst service I've ever had. We had a reservation at 2:00 and most of our table didn't have their drink order taken until 2:30 and their food order at 2:45. We didn't get our food until 3:30 and when I had to leave for work at 3:45 my boyfriend was just getting his burger. 15 minutes after everyone else got their food! We will never go back.

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BrianH
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Great food, cool atmosphere, terribly slow service.

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DeenaS
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Waited at least 12-15 minutes upon getting seated at our table to get menus or water. Apparently our server had something come up and was unavailable. Other waiters in the area would not acknowledge or look at us. Hostess finally came over, gave us menus, and took our drink order. We almost left. The server that was then finally assigned to us was very busy. Very slow service. Restroom was dirty with rolls of tp sitting on the dirty floor (none in dispenser). Extremely tiny bathroom stall, as I felt that I was going to fall in toilet just to close the stall door. Not a good experience.

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DaleS
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Had a good time. Service was very good,friendly & helpful staff. Food was very good and more than enough!! A little long wait, but it was very busy. I would recommend your establishment.

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caseyH
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Was in town for a special night out and wanted to go to a nicer restaurant. Started off they did not have our reservation even though I had an email with the confirmation. The restaurant was not busy and there were several open tables but they acted like they did have anything available. They ended up sitting us at a table that was jammed in between all these other tables with just a few feet on each side for waitresses and other patrons to walk past, we could not even pull our chairs out because they ran into the chairs at the occupied tables behind us and the person who sat us said sorry it is a tight fit and walked away. We had to angle the table just to sit sit down. Every time a server walked past or anybody coming and going from their tables we were bumped into. There were several other booths and tables open that and that remained opened the either entire we were there but yet they never offered us a different table when clearly the waitress knew when she sat us that it was a very tight table. Our food came and we were less then satisfied, the flat bread pizza was flavorless and crust was so soft like a uncooked tortilla. The waitress never came back to refill drinks or check on us. Will not be going back to this place!

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DarlaM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall1food2service4ambience1

Our experience was extremely disappointing and we will not go back. Every year we come on Valentines day for the Ribs so needless to say we were extremely disappointed that they are no longer on the menu. The burger was not very tasty. The fish tacos were good but the serving was MUCH smaller than the last time we had them.
The worst part of our night was that we were seated in the back room, where is was VERY cold. When I made reservations I requested a booth. When we got there there we MANY tables open, both in the bar and the main seating area, including booths. We sat in the cold back room and watched at least three couples get seated in booths or tables in the main area AFTER we sat down. The only good thing about our visit was our waitress was very kind and attentive. Kudos to her but it didn't change the overall experience and we will not be back because of this.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Awesome food. Valentine’s Day special was very good.

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SharonT
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall1food1service5ambience2

Sirloin was terrible

I will never be back very expensive and the lettuce was brown. Steak very fatty. Tough. Could not eat

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BEAR
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

LESS THE SEASONINGS ON THE BIG STEAK
ADD MORE TV IN THE OTHER SIDE OF FIREPLACE ROOM.

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ChelseyH
Palm Springs
6 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Rotisserie chicken with green beans and wild rice pilaf was outstanding. Could have done with a refill on my water but otherwise it was a great experience.

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TroyH
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

I have only been here once and it was for the Sunday Brunch, which was excellent. I plan on going back again when we have the sunday brunch craving! Several great food choices and everything I tried was hot and very good. I cannot wait until the next time!

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StefanieH
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

I am a regular here but suddenly the menu has changed and all my favorites are now gone. This used to be a good place to go for a steak, a steak salad, or a prime beef sandwich but many items such as these have been replaced by chicken. Chicken... at a steakhouse. Great. Thanks. It feels like this restaurant has undergone some sort of change overall and the end results are that I will no longer use this as my go to. I am running out of places in the Mankato area to go for a decent restaurant experience. Seems BonFire has lowered their standards to fit in with the "blue collar" targeting of other restaurants. It feels as though BonFire has dumbed themselves down to fit the ugly masses. Problem is, the masses aren't so ugly after-all.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Waitress was not very attentive, took an hour to get our food. Prices a little to high. Very loud

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vipjulie
Minneapolis
34 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time we go there for breakfast it’s always great

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Bonfire Wood Fire Cooking - Mankato offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (507) 625-8443.

Bonfire Wood Fire Cooking - Mankato is rated 4 stars by 106 OpenTable diners.

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