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Bonfire Food and Drink, Pittsburgh, PA

Bonfire Food and Drink

4.4
4.4
355 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Please call the restaurant if you do not see your desired reservation time.
Located at the corner of 21st and E Carson St.
Our menu offers selections from a wood fired oven, featuring snacks, flatbreads, sandwiches and entrees which may easily accommodate dietary restrictions.
Please let us know if your group has any restrictions with mobility so we may accommodate.

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2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 9 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Thu–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (412) 481-3473

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Chris Bonfili

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 355 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Pittsburgh / Western PA

    Great for Brunch

  • Pittsburgh / Western PA

    Fit for Foodies

  • Pittsburgh / Western PA

    Hot Spot

  • Pittsburgh

    Great for Brunch

  • Pittsburgh

    Fit for Foodies

  • Pittsburgh

    Hot Spot

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  1. RO

    RobertO

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Took out of town guests to Bonfire for a special birthday dinner. Ordered the Roasted Chicken and Wagyu Meatloaf as had many times before. The dishes bore no resemblance to what we had only a week before. The entrees were poorly prepared and plated, rather than the usual delightful dining experience. This was quite embarrassing as we had led our guests to expect a wonderful dinner, rather than a mediocre meal. So disappointing.
  2. T

    Terri

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    Well they have the fire grill oven and the sandwiches came out looking pretty burnt and it may be their style but we needed them recaulked so they weren’t so burnt. I ordered flatbread and you could taste the char grill on the bottom but it was fine. Our server was excellent although the service overall is slow in general
  3. BM

    BonnM

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    The food was good, but the chicken and meatloaf weren't warm enough. We ordered everything at the same time - apps and entries, but maybe they got made together and the entries had to wait to be served. Our waitress was very good but seemed overload with having to handle the whole upstairs and it was packed. She was nice to us and very knowledgeable. We really like her.
  4. C

    Chevalier

    Washington DC

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Incredibly service GREAT FOOD
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Sunday Brunch blew us away. The food was only exceeded by the service. Our server Nina was one of the best we’ve ever had anywhere. We’re coming back again (and again).
  6. FO

    FromOhio

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    I should have read the reviews more carefully bc the food was interesting!! Some of the food combinations worked, some didn’t. The Brussel sprouts with grapes were really good!! But the soppressata and honey pizza did not (it was a Really funky taste). The salads seemed fine (a lot of salad and dressing but no extra toppings unless you ordered meat). The service was very accommodating for our party. We had two tables of 4 and they quickly put us together at one big table, which was nice. The ambience felt fine but not what I expected. It was a bit on the darker side which added a coziness but then had a projector of a football game on-it threw off the ambience. I couldn’t figure out if I was in a pub or nicer restaurant. Overall the experience was fine. The waitress was attentive and very nice. The hostess was super accommodating and kind. The food was a bit hit or miss in our group tho.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Can’t wait to go again*****
  8. K

    Kewe

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    Understaffed. Took forever to get our cocktails. Extremely loud.
  9. B

    Breckski

    Pittsburgh

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such good good & personable staff. Great cocktail - Aperol and Autumn. Yum. Worth the price tag.
  10. LK

    LarK

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    The brunch was overpriced and underwhelming. Other than the biscuits, which were very good, the rest of the food was bland and not very tastey.
  11. VG

    VimG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very nice place for dinner and drinks in South Side. Tasty food. And the guys on the bar do really tasty cocktails.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A neighborhood favorite!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience3
    We sat down and the first thing we noticed was the table was sticky to the touch. Our waiter took our drink order, we then waited 20 minutes to receive a cocktail and a beer. The waiter didn’t take our food order and after waiting another 15+ minutes we had to flag her down just to order our dinner. Our food arrived relatively quickly but was ultimately disappointing. Both my burger and my dates flatbread where covered with a ridiculous amount of goat and blue cheese. I woke up the next day with what I can only describe as a salt hangover. Would not recommend.
  14. HL

    HeatherL

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The Chicken Confit had only ONE bite-sized piece of chicken in it. Luckily, the rest of the dish was delicious, so I didn’t mind too much, but I should have commented on it.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing restaurant and fantastic food. I wouldn’t recommend eating outside due to loud obnoxious people, but the food was crazy good, so just eat inside and have a great time!
  16. CC

    CCAnderson

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Bonfire and Chef Chris’s creative menus. Everything is prepared and served to perfection, whether it’s brunch, “munchies,” dinner, or cocktails. Amanda’s attention to her guests is impeccable! Can’t wait to return!
  17. JP

    JennyP

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoy coming to this restaurant. Their food is delicious, and most of them can be gluten free, which is a total winner for us, as my daughter has celiac. She has many great options to eat well here.
  18. CS

    CelesteS

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall2food4service4ambience4
    Even though we were the first ones in the restaurant when the doors opened at 11am for Saturday brunch, it took over an hour for food to arrive at our table. The waitress’s explanation was that all the orders had hit the kitchen at once. Note that the place was less than a 1/4 full. The food was good, although there was a hair in my frittata. My daughter particularly liked her order (2 “starters”, the roast Brussel sprouts and the overnight oats.) I had been looking for a nice place for breakfast before I left town after dropping my son at Pitt. Too bad the food took so long. We had 12:30 timed tickets to a museum and ended up late to that.
  19. LG

    LGpgh

    Pittsburgh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress was terrific and our appetizers and main courses were excellent
  20. SH

    StephanieH

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Nate was wonderful. We had an excellent dinner. The porkbelly appetizer was fantastic. We ordered the Salmon and the Steak. They were both amazing. The restaurant was clean and cute. We sat next to a large open window and had drinks while catching up and it was definitely a worthwhile experience. We'll come back for another girls night dinner.
  21. T

    Tanya

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was great. Went during an off time so the restaurant was not very busy, but would definitely go back for brunch.
  22. VM

    VMM4

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    Didn’t have turkey bacon, sausage or patties. Ordered a side of egg whites and shortly afterwards the waiter returned to say that they didn’t have any egg whites. The bonfire French toast was okay but not great. I highly doubt I’ll return.
  23. CZ

    ChuckZ

    Pittsburgh

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great neighborhood restaurant. Highly recommended.
  24. SL

    ShawnL

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved everything and will be back for brunch and dinner!!! Food was amazing!!!!! We were so impressed with the food. The chef is a magician honestly didn’t know brunch could be this good!!!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience3
    The services was so incredibly slow. We waited almost an hour and a half for our food to come. The server was not at all bothered or apologetic for the wait. After an hour of waiting I asked the server when the food would come and she sort of just shrugged and said “idk, maybe 5 or 10 mins?”
  26. M

    Marco

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Was very enjoyable but very over priced for what it is
  27. G

    Glikestoeat

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    Food was good, but service wasn’t there. Our drinks weren’t brought out until all of our appetizers were finished. We ate our entire meal with the empty appetizer plates piled up on the table. No one ever came over to refill water or ask about ordering more drinks until our dinner plates were being cleared along with the appetizer plates.
  28. AN

    AmandaN

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Really great cocktails and good food!
  29. EZ

    EmilyZ

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The taste is good, but staffs are a bit busy and slow. In general really good!
  30. C

    Coco

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Would def go there again for brunch. We went for Father's Day and it was delicious.
  31. ES

    ElizabethS

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was fantastic! Isabella was a great server! We had brunch (eggs Benedict, basic af breakfast and shrimp avocado toast) everyone was beyond pleased with their meals and overall experience! Would 100% come back!
  32. DS

    DavidS

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great service and excellent food. Unique takes on dishes, enjoyed everything we ordered. (small plates/apps) Will definitely go again.
  33. MD

    MichaelD

    Denver

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It had been several years since I last visited Bonfire, and I have no idea why. This is a creative and accessible menu that’s perfectly executed. The space is thoughtfully designed with a very cozy bar that in a parallel universe would be my neighborhood “second space”. (Try the prickly pear margarita with smoked salt.) Order the parmesan & herb arancini, an app that I would have ordered 3X as a main had I known how decadent and great it would be. Also, the meatloaf was spectacular and a treat for someone married to a vegetarian. There were many other dishes I also wanted to order. I’ll be back. This was very worth the drive from the suburbs. I need to breakout more often.
  34. MM

    MelissaM

    Caribbean

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Nice, clean restaurant in the South side- not the best part of town and parking is a bit difficult. Food was delicious but a bit slow to come out and the bar got backed up so we cancelled our second drinks - but other than that it was really nice. Not much of an outdoor area so we opted to eat inside.
  35. S

    Sarah

    Indiana

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow this brunch was amazing and I expected the place to be packed when we went Saturday @ 11! We shared the Brussels as an appetizer and omg! So good!!! That browned butter!!! Then we split the huevos and the chickn waffle! Both were so delicious!! It was the perfect amount of food! My husband doesn’t like sweet potatoes but everything in the huevos blended perfectly he ate them anyway and said it was his fav of the two dishes!
  36. KK

    KaseyK

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Bonfire is a busy, lively place! We thoroughly enjoyed our food, particularly the rigatoni with asparagus and mushroom. Pasta done perfectly, vegetables flavorful and fresh. The wine list is a bit sparse, but the custom cocktails are interesting and yummy.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was fabulous. The appetizers were delicious. We had the Brussels Sprouts and Rice Balls. We also tried a special seasonal flatbread with Sopresatta Salami and Peppers, which was amazing. For main course we shared the Hanger Steak done medium rare and it was perfect and melted in your mouth. The drinks were also awesome. Try the Frozen Strawberry Mojitos. Our server was excellent and she took time to explain the menu. We will definitely be back.
  38. IG

    IGtable42chicago

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Fantastic little corner restaurant in the upcoming south side. The drink menu is very interesting and the dinner menu is full of unique dishes. This time decided to go with Sweet Gonzalez from their specialty cocktails menu. It’s a tequila based drink with a hint of sweet and a salty rim. The wood roasted salmon over a bed of quinoa and kale was made perfectly. Overall a great meal.
  39. h

    hoosierbuddy

    Pittsburgh

    38 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Our entrees were quite flavorful, with plenty of wood-smoked goodness and some great-tasting sides. Several of us noted that our meats were a tad on the overcooked side, though still good. The room was quite noisy, which made conversation a bit of a struggle. Overall, this place is a good value and the service was excellent.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday brunch with loved ones! It was amazing!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

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

Bonfire Food and Drink is rated 4.4 stars by 355 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 9 times today
Google Map for Bonfire Food and Drink

2100 E Carson St, Pittsburgh, PA 15203

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Thu–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chris Bonfili

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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