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About Bonfire Wood Fire Cooking – St. Paul

Bonfire Wood Fire Cooking on Grand is located in the premier dining and entertainment area of St. Paul. Bonfire St. Paul provides the finest in wood fire cooking, in addition to excellent and creative bar service which is set in a relaxed, casual and high energy atmosphere. Bonfire's windows open up to expose the bar to beautiful Grand Ave. Bonfire offers the freshest ingredients purchased locally, daily specials, and a child-friendly menu and atmosphere keep guests, young and old, returning again and again. Bonfire Wood Fire Cooking, “Your neighborhood gathering spot".

850 Grand Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55105
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Tex-Mex, Southwest

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Thursday: 10am-11pm
Friday: 10am-Midnight
Saturday: 9am-Midnight
Sunday: 9am-11pm

Cross Street:
Victoria

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(651) 312-1299

Website:
http://www.bonfirewoodfirecooking.com/

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.

Parking Details:
Join us for lunch Monday-Friday and we will validate your parking.

Public Transit:
Victoria and Lexington

Private Party Facilities:
Bonfire St. Paul sits in the heart of Historic Grand Ave. With two large rooms, Bonfire St. Paul is the perfect place to host our next event. Grand Room seats up to 35 and the Porch Room seats up to 50 guests.

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

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, 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.

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Bonfire Wood Fire Cooking – St. Paul Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

3.6

service

3.4

ambience

3.6

value

3.5

Noise

Moderate

67% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Groups (11)
Casual (10)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
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Bar Seating (8)
Special Occasion (8)
Good for Birthdays (7)
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Good for a Date (6)
Late-night Find (6)
Fun (6)
Quick Bite (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Kid-friendly (5)
Cozy (5)
Happy Hour (5)
People Watching (5)
Great for Lunch (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Live Sports (3)
Seasonal (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Great Beer (2)
Live Music (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Business Meals (2)
Authentic (1)
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Healthy (1)
Hot Spot (1)
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 (Jackson Hole)·Dined 6 days ago

Family dinner night. One hamburger was great, another was ordered medium well and came out raw. Waitress was great, ordering a new medium well hamburger and it was good. One entrée was the salmon- looked great. My husband's fajitas could have had more fixings. It was pretty limited. The flaming queso was difficult to light due to the strong current of air/heat across our table. Poor waitress tried several times. I would also suggest a different pan for serving the queso. This skillet had about 1/16 of an inch for a border. Maybe make it a half inch so that all of the corn chips can be used? (pretty skimpy)

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Casual
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Waitress was very understanding. Issue was the timing on delivery of meals. Wait was close to an hour for food. By the time last meal was
Delivered to our table first meal was finished. This was really my mistake to recommend this restaurant If I would have taken time and read reviews I would have noticed all the bad reviews. All comments in past reviews actually happened last night. Talked with manager and he mentioned that they had numerous , I believe it was 30, complaints last night alone. I go back to the previous reviews and the only conclusion I can come to is that the owners are running this restaurant at this level on purpose.
Will not be returning and will not recommend visiting.

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great food. Service a bit slow but they acknowledged it and apologized for it.

Tags: Comfort Food, Live Music, Fun, Special Occasion, Casual, People Watching, Good for Groups
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

I was hesitant to have our date nite meal here, having read many mixed reviews. I should've listened to my gut. Our personable server was very sweet, but most everything else was off. I think the restaurant needs some basic training, actually. Serve a gin and tonic with lime! Don't cook medallions medium-well when I ordered them medium-rare! Etc.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 30, 2017

The food was good and the wait staff very helpful. The only criticism was that the air conditioner kicked in blowing cold air on us and other patrons when it was -30 outside. The group behind us asked to be moved and the manager was kind enough to bring in a space heater. It didn't help much but was very thoughful

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Service was slow. Order a appetizer and by the time we get the appetizer our main food showed up and barely allowed us to have the appetizer.

Also seem like we had to wait for 10 min to see the waiter to refill our glasses

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 10, 2017

The service was poor which really soured what could be a fun, regular place.

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·Dined on December 9, 2017

We were sat right next to the food station which was way too close. One of the people at our table had dressing flung into her hair. We waited over an hour just for our salads and it wasn't even busy. Typically like this restaurant but this was a very bad experience.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 9, 2017

The service was pretty good - our group grew from 10 to 15 and our server accommodated that. The build your own bloody Mary and Mimosa bar was excellent. Our food was hit and miss. My eggs Benedict was short on sauce and not particularly flavorful. Our jalapeño quesadillas came out with large un cut jalapeños on it which was a little odd. However server did take it back and take it off the bill for my companion.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Great space and ambiance. Food was not hot service was slow and inaccurate, but friendly. Has slipped over the past year, but they are trying to bring it back. Give it a try next year.

Tags: Seasonal
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Ordered salad & it was missing ingredients...had it remade & it was missing three ingredients but also had chicken bones in...then ordered a flat bread pizza & it was missing ingredients.

Manager came to apologize, but we will never be back. Took over 25 minutes to get flat bread. Total time spent there was 2.5 hours due to food errors & poor slow service.
Awful. Just awful.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving dinner. Service was good- food excellent. Understood TV on for game but volume high and forced us to hear all commentary plus commercials. Created a poor ambience for a Thanksgiving “festive” occasion. Plus- lighting too bright and overall atmosphere way too casual. Servers in flannel? Seems décor has changed significantly since our last visit which perhaps made it our mistake for thinking it would be “nice”. Now a sports bar not nice dinner restaurant.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We went here for Thanksgiving dinner and were really very happy with everything. The food was great. Starting with salad and ending with dessert, the main meal was all you can eat, brought right to your table whenever you wanted more. We had the nicest server, and several people stopped by our table throughout the meal to make sure we were happy. Our group has already decided we're coming here again next year. We're also likely to make Bonfire a frequent stop throughout the year.

Tags: Bar Seating, Live Sports, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Great Beer, Comfort Food, Casual
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We celebrated Thanksgiving and had a great time. The food was great and our server Anika was delightful. We would go back!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 19, 2017

I was a little disappointed in the lack of options on the breakfast menu and the fact that when I ordered a mimosa and my sister ordered a bloody mary, it wasn't explained that they were bottomless until we asked. Other than that, the venue is nice and in a great location.

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 (Des Moines)·Dined on November 18, 2017

We like to go to Bonfire when in St. Paul shopping for the weekend. The ambiance is good, and it's fun to sit by the windows and people watch. They introduced a new menu and the food was good. Especially liked the tequila cheese dip. Salads were also tasty. The waiter was very nice, but our service was slow. Had to send the spinach dip back because it was cold.
Still like Bonfire, but this is the 2nd time we've had slow service.

Tags: People Watching, Happy Hour
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Food was reasonably good but overpriced. Service was terrible. Servers themselves were friendly, but we waited a good 20 min before anyone approached us for any kind of an order. We ordered food right away, and they never even asked for a drink order. The kitchen was also apparently short-staffed so it took another 50-60 min to get the food. The main restaurant ambiance is pleasant, but they had stashed our party of six into a beat up old room in the back underneath a loud television. All in all, it was 2 hours wasted. We won’t be returning.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Extremely slow service, despite the restaurant being only half full. Ordered a drink but the waiter didn't check in often to refill water or ask if we wanted another. The food, including the appetizer, came an hour later. Our drinks were gone by then, but when my friend ordered another glass of wine, it took another 15 minutes to get it. By then, she was done with dinner. Waiter was nice and apologetic, explaining the kitchen was backed up, and even discounted our meals (which I hesitated to write this review, as that "redeemed" our long wait) but seems like the place was poorly managed.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We celebrated 3 birthday's and the atmosphere was nice and chill. Our waitress was very friendly and overall the service was accommodating.

Tags: Live Music, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quick Bite, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Good for Groups
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Food was ok. Sweet potato fries were soggy but Flatbread was decent. Cocktails were good but not what we ordered. Bartender must have been feeling creative.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Very good dinner for 7. Very good service, food was great & the atmosphere was perfect, energy but yet could have a great conversation

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Casual, Happy Hour
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Food from 5 of our 7 not happy with food. Ribs undercooked and not tender. Wallet had smoky flavor even though Pam fried and marginal on freshness. Overall food barely ok or not. Won’t go back.

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

An item on the website was not available in the restaurant. The wait person (Sheridan) and manager (Paul) handled it with extreme grace and professionalism. We'll be back because of them. The food we did have was also very good.

Tags: Casual, Scenic View, Bar Seating
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 26, 2017

I've been to this place at least 3-4 times and I love it! It's a great place for just a couple of besties and perfect for larger groups. They put us at a round table which was perfect for our group of 6. The food was amazing and we were there during happy hour and the deals are amazing. I will definitely be returning!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Comfort Food, Great Beer
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 22, 2017

The food has fallen a long way in quality since my last visit here. Not much variety on the breakfast menu, and iffy preparation on the food we got. The toast was barely toasted, the potatoes were, instead of cottage fries or hash browns or similar breakfast spuds, what I think were cut up French fries.
The bloody Mary bar was good, but that shouldn't be the best part of your meal. Our server was attentive but not super skilled and did not make us feel welcome. We will likely find another spot for breakfast next time.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Awful service! It was clear that they messed up on several occasions and no one apologized. It took 15 minutes to take our drink order, we asked for silverware and napkins four times, we had to refill our own water after asking three times, we cleared our own plates after appetizers to make room for our lunch, and then the food came, kind of. We were a group of 7, the first four meals came out, 10-minutes later another meal (but it was wrong so went back), 5 minutes later another, and then the last person had to ask for the fourth time about her meal. It arrived 25 minutes after the first meals were brought to our table. Our server finally appeared, not asking how things were but to clear another table that had sat empty for almost 30 minutes. He picked up their bill, looked at it and rolled his eyes. Maybe it was on you that they left you that tip?

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

I would recommend Applebees over this place. Horrible service. Food was cold. And the place was a mess.

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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Food was pretty good, but the service left a lot lacking. After waiting 20-25 mins after being seated, had to ask to see our waiter. Then it was another 20 mins before we got the drinks we ordered, and we were there 90 mins before our food actually came.

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 7, 2017

The place is nice.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 1, 2017

20 minute wait to see anyone at our table. Another 10 to get drinks. Once a different waitress came, she was lovely, but food was still slow. An hour later we got our food and the omelette wasn't completely cooked.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Delicious food, wonderful atmosphere and the service was terrific.
Thank you! We will be back.

Tags: Late-night Find, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 23, 2017

The bloody mary bar is phenomenal! Lots of different garnishes to really make it unique.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

Great atmosphere as always. Service is top notch, my waitress was extremely pleasant. Food came out in a reasonable time. No complaints

Tags: Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 6, 2017

Our server was great and there were awesome happy hour deals and $5.00 martini's on weds.

Tags: Bar Seating, Happy Hour
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·Dined on August 30, 2017

Atmosphere is great, service was not so much! Although the server was extremely friendly, it took 20 minutes to get drinks and another 30 for the food. She only returned once to se how everything was and that was in the first five minutes after serving us. We waited 15 minutes after we were done for the check and finally flagged her down and just gave her our card for payment.

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 26, 2017

To the staff members,

We had my daughter's Samantha's ( YES; TO THE DRESS) luncheon on Saturday august 26th at 11:00 AM 5 guests. My daughter and her Maid of honor are deaf. It was fun that Haley could communicated to them with sign language and Dani was a wonderful servicer. We even have a picture of the (Bride to Be) hugging Dani. Paul and Molly were so helpful and special Thank you for blowing up the balloons for the table and setting the decorations for the table. I will tell everyone about this beautiful dining experience and endless Mimosa's can never go bad!!!!!!!

Thank you
Donna Link
Mother of the Bride
612-267-0530

Tags: Cozy, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Fun
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on August 9, 2017

Great food and service. Loved it!

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·Dined on August 4, 2017

We enjoyed the excellent food, upbeat atmosphere, good prices, and large amt of food.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 30, 2017

So disappointing! A French dip sandwich made with terribly over cooked beef on a stale roll. We told the server how awful it was and yet a manager never came near us. The server handed me an IPad and told me to express my thoughts on that. I did give them my phone number and email, but since a manager couldn't walk 5 feet to talk to us I am sure I will never here from them. Too bad it used to be a nice restaurant.

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·Dined on July 29, 2017

We were overcharged and when we brought it to our servers attention, she didn't look and change it.

Tags: Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch
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