About Bonfyre American Grille
Bonfyre features Contemporary American Cuisine in an upscale casual environment. In addition to our hand-cut, wood-fired Steaks, guests can enjoy fresh Seafood, Rotisserie Chicken, Pastas, Signature Salads and so much more from our seasonally changing menu.
To compliment the cuisine, Bonfyre’s bar features classic cocktails with a modern twist, creative new libations, domestic craft beer selections and a wine list consisting of 60 labels from both North and South America.
Contemporary American, American
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Everyday: 11:00pm - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
Saturdays open at 12 noon.
SUNDAY BRUNCH MENU from 10:00AM to 2:00PM
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Bonfyre American Grille is available for both on and off premise events. Please contact our event coordinator to arrange your next party.
Parking is available immediatly in front of the building, behind the restaurant in the parking garage, or across the street (behind Citgo)
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Bonfyre American Grille Ratings and Reviews
Nice place to take family visiting for t ...
Nice place to take family visiting for the holiday weekend. Restaurant was busy, but our reservation was honored right on time. Food and drink did not disappoint...the ribs melted in my mouth. We didn't have room for dessert, but when we do, we love the mini parfaits!
I have visited BonFyre several times ove ...
I have visited BonFyre several times over the past few years. I feel there has been a decline in the quality of food the last couple times I have been there. I am a huge fan of the fish tacos, and I stopped in one Sunday afternoon for a bite and the quality of the food was not nearly as good as it has been. The fish did not have the flavor it had in the times before, and they were filled with soggy coleslaw drenched in dressing. My last dining experience was 11/22 and I ordered the Ahi Tuna Salad. Again, I was quite disappointed. The salad was soggy and overloaded with dressing. It lacked the typical crunch it had in the past. I really like BonFyre, and would hope these are not a sign of things to come. I really enjoy the venue, bar, drink selection and service is typically very good and my only concern is the declining quality of food. I left my last two experiences there feeling that I paid way too much for what I received.
I couldn't decide what to have so I deci ...
I couldn't decide what to have so I decided I would get the mixed grill, with Mai Mai steak and chicken. two out of three is better than one out of one? The fish was overcooked and a few bites were bad. The steak was awesome and so was the chicken. The only other issue was very DULL cutting knifes for the steak. My husband had the Prime rib and had a hard time cutting it.....was it the cut of meat and or the knife? He did say it was good once he got it cut.
We came after the Badgers game and it wa ...
We came after the Badgers game and it was hoppin'! The guys had sat in the bar till the gals could meet them, and the bar scene was so much fun (TV's showing more football, great "bonfire" smells coming from the kitchen, etc.), the guys kept the bar table and the 4 of us very happily had dinner there. The guys notified the host to go ahead and give our 6:15 table reservation away.
Meanwhile, the food was great! 2 of us had the cioppino and raved about how much seafood was in the dish-- more than one would expect! Our other companion loves your roasted chicken-- and was so happy they could give him his requested BBQ sauce. Your fries are wonderful! And a GREAT beet salad! No room for dessert! But we've had those little parfait style desserts before and LOVE them!
We loved the electric atmosphere after the Badger game and will definitely come again after a game-- and by the way, we are all in our 50's.
My date ended up working late. I called ...
My date ended up working late. I called to see if I could change my reservations to a later time. Bonfyre was willing to accommodate except they couldn't guarantee seating in the restaurant. Upon arrival we were placed in beacon lounge, which actually worked out since it was really quiet then the restaurant was. I have and would continue to recommend this restaurant to everyone.
We were greeted (but not very warmly) an ...
We were greeted (but not very warmly) and seated at our reserved table. The waiter filled our water glasses and told us about the nightly salmon special. When he returned , he asked if he could take our food order (no offer to get us a drink from the bar). After giving our food order, he started to leave the table and we had to stop him to ask if we could order drinks from the bar. It seems customary to offer a drink order too (at least at the time of food order but preferably before). Drinks were served, dinner came timely. The salmon was served over rice/veggies, the salmon tasted good however it was drowned in so much sauce that the rice was floating in it (more like soup). Too much of a good ingredient can ruin a great dish. Waiter might need a little training on how to take an order, and the cook should be careful how much sauce he pours over a dish. Our previous experience at Bonfyre was much better, ao we'll try it again before making our decision on returning. Maybe it was just a bad night for everyone.
Had lunch w/ friends from out of state w ...
Had lunch w/ friends from out of state we hadn't seen in some time. Our friends had not been there before. They were very impressed, as were we, at the quality & taste of the food. They were very happy we recommended this as a place to have lunch. My wife & I have eaten here w/ out of town friends on numerous occasions & always have had a good meal that has also impressed our friends.
The place had good reviews so we decided ...
The place had good reviews so we decided to go as it was close to our hotel. We ordered two simple entrées of an omelette and a steak sandwich. We waited an excessively long period of time 45 minutes for our order to be brought to the table.The omelette that we received was not as ordered the steak sandwich was as ordered. Coffee refills during brunch we're also slow. We did identify the air in our order and our entire meal was comped by the restaurant. That was impressive. The food was good enough that if I had a chance to return I would continue to consider them as a viable alternative
Bonfyre is one of our favorite restauran ...
Bonfyre is one of our favorite restaurants mainly because of the excellent tasting and great selection of food and it is very reasonably priced. The menu offers something for everyone whether you are in the mood for a large meal or would prefer something smaller like a sandwich, salad or burger. The only caveat is the noise level. It is high so it is difficult to carry on a conversation without having to "scream"at one another. But, given that most restaurants now days are noisy, we love the food and price points/good value for the money so much that we put up with the noise level.
The quality of food has dropped from the ...
The quality of food has dropped from the many times we were here in the past. It has been many months since we'd dined here so the drop was very noticeable - for our 3 different meals, the salmon was dry, the NY strip was tough, and on the 3rd plate food arrived at our table lukewarm and was sent back. It was microwaved and brought back out. For their prices and past reputation we expected better!
Amazing!Our waiter gave us just the righ ...
Amazing!Our waiter gave us just the right amount of attention .The appetizer was out to our table with minimal waiting and our main dishes were well timed giving us plenty of time to enjoy all courses.The price was perfect seeing as our meal tasted scrumptious !I love how everyone was a team player.
My husband is a long-time fisherman and ...
My husband is a long-time fisherman and is VERY picky when it comes to any kind of fish served in restaurants. He was very pleased with the salmon, as was I with the filet topped with blue cheese. It was all very delicious and the service was outstanding. We will definitely plan return trips and recommend the restaurant. On a separate note, our choosing Bonfyre was due to the shuttle service provided for the UW Badger football game. Please know the driver you provided did his very best to deal with the atrocious traffic conditions after the game. He is not at fault for the situation that occurred with delayed pickups following the game. We appreciate everything he did to accommodate the situation.
Great service. The seafood salads were ...
Great service. The seafood salads were barely edible. You know how something should taste fresh but actually tastes like it was prepared a while back and let in the fridge. The ahi tuna was tied pink. It looked like tuna but it tasted like not tuna. The tarragon dressing did not compliment the limp and tired greens. The mini mouse was sub par. The cappuccinos were okay. Basically a $100 lunch for three that was so sad. Never order food that isn't Wisconsin food in Wisconsin food aka a cheeseburger or a brat or a fried cheese curd. Apparently healthy food is still foreign here. Ugh.
Going down hill for awhile now. I wish t ...
Going down hill for awhile now. I wish they'd get it working again. We used to count on them for their menu but it's gotten more average plus the portions are getting smaller. Nice environment but our waitress was chilly and disconnected. Hope they work on it; I used to love to go there!
I actually ended up dining at the Bonfyr ...
I actually ended up dining at the Bonfyre twice last week - it is that good! Whenever anyone (friends, family, customers, coworkers) asks me where we should go for lunch, dinner, brunch, happy hour, my response is always Bonfyre! It is consistently great food and wonderful service, plus conveniently located right off the beltline and not too far West and not too far East - just right! If you haven't checked it out, go! Their wood-fired steaks are out of this world.
We are a family who loves halloween, and ...
We are a family who loves halloween, and I had asked if they could do anything special for our date night that was halloween related. Bald Allen was our waiter, and he came back with our drinks and was SUPER apologetic that they didn't have anything halloweeny to put at our table. So he spent literally the rest of our dinner coming up with horrible halloween puns and totally making our night. Service was great. Food was great. And all thanks to Allen the waiter, we had an amazing time.
We were seated on the upper level thinki ...
We were seated on the upper level thinking it would be somewhat private. The Music was very loud. Asked if they could turn it down as we couldn't hear what we were saying, and that was a no, no. Needless to say, it will be awhile before we come back. The food was wonderful, as always.
Group of eight after a UW football game. ...
Group of eight after a UW football game. Nice beer selections and cocktails. Menu with choices for everyone. BBQ chicken and ribs were outstanding as was the seafood trio (shrimp, salmon, & scallops on a bed of risotto). Service, food, and drinks were outstanding.
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