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/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
Bonfyre American Grille Ratings and Reviews
Disappointing - both for drinks and the ...
Disappointing - both for drinks and the food. Starting with drinks: the beer I wanted was sold out, the replacement was poor. Being in Wisconsin and only having one IPA on tap, which is from California, is not good. My second drink was a jalisco mule that was way too sweet. Truffled fries were really poor - especially for that price. Short rib sandwich was ok. They also turned down the lights so far that I could barely see my food.
Our steak was amazing and our waitress w ...
Our steak was amazing and our waitress was well versed on the menu and drinks. We couldn't have had a better dining experience. Only disappointment was that they would not accept our open table gift certificate, which surprisied us, as we made our reservations through open table.
Superb condistent quality cuisine. Great ...
Superb condistent quality cuisine. Great menu choices. Outstanding service.
Great lunch! Met a friend there and it ...
Great lunch! Met a friend there and it is nice to be able to have a reservation at this busy spot.
My only complaint is that the rotisserie ...
My only complaint is that the rotisserie chicken pasta at lunch had way too much gristle. Check the chicken quality please!
The calamari app is the best! I love to ...
The calamari app is the best! I love to get a fire grilled lettuce wedge as well! I had the sea bass with fresh spring risotto and my husband had their steak with grilled shrimp with twice baked potato and fresh beans. It all was excellent!
Very noisy and felt pressure to eat and leave
Our table was very close to the door. A lot going on in the entry way. Wanted a 5:30 reservation but could only get 5:15 or 5:45 yet when we arrived at 5:15 we could be seated right away. We were never asked if we wanted one or two checks. If two checks were not an option there wasn't anything that told us that. We felt some pressure to leave once we had completed eating but still had drinks.
Ribs were delicious
Food was fantastic. Service was slightly above average.
Great steak prepared to perfection. Love ...
Great steak prepared to perfection. Lovely experience
We've been here many times and our last experiences was pretty horrendous. For a combined 5 of us we had to send back food 5 separate times. I can't fault our waiter she was great but for some reason it seemed like the kitchen was really struggling.
I've been to Bonfyre twice, and I haven' ...
I've been to Bonfyre twice, and I haven't been blown out of the water either times. The appetizer was so awesome! But my entree was just so-so. The ambiance is nice, too. I think part of it may had to do with th chaos of graduation weekend! Our server was attentive and our food was quick.
Service was great appetizers were very g ...
Service was great appetizers were very good but the entree was Burnt and butter and very flavorless and margaritas are very watery and flavorless desert was amazing would not return
Excellent food, ambiance and service as ...
Excellent food, ambiance and service as always.
We thoroughly enjoyed our first visit to Bonfyre. Our waiter was particularly helpful and accommodating, and great to talk with. They met our dietary needs, and grilled up a great, tender sirloin. We'll be back.
Surprised that on a Saturday night at 5:30 pm I was poured the last glass of a house wine, really? Otherwise everything was fine.
First time and will be back!
Ashley was a great server, she seemed to just be around the corner if we needed anything. Loved the atmosphere. Best moscato I have had in a long time. Very impressed with the prices of food for what you get, very good quality and excellent. We will definitely be back.
The food was great. The steaks were done just as we asked. Butternut Squash soup was delicious. We would definitely go there again. We would ask to be seated in the back room though because we were too close to the bar.
2 of us ordered the special prime rib so ...
2 of us ordered the special prime rib some of the chewiest beef I have ever eaten. Our twice baked potatoes were more like twice baked green onions. Would never go back, worst $100 meal I have ever eaten.
Looking for a new place to try for Secial Occasion
Was looking kind of last minute for a new place to try to take my parents and girlfriends parents to meet for the first time. Was told good things about Bonfyre from a friend and read good reviews online. Easy to find, parking lot was a little tight for our truck but was fine. Noticed there was an outside dinning area, might have to come back to experience that. Was greeted right away, friendly service. Sat in a booth, was comfortable and felt private so no one heard our conversations nor did we hear anyone else's which was nice. Some TVs in view. Table was spacious and you didn't feel crowded or far away from one another while you ate. Food was delicious and timely. Our waitress checked on us often, but not too often to be interrupting which was nice as well. Only thing that bothered us was that the lighting was a touch too dark to read our menus well, but once those were no longer needed, the lighting was fine for conversation. We enjoyed our evening and I myself would recommend Bonfyre and will return in the future.
What a great place!
Party of 5 w/online rsvp....perfect table, service, and food! Can't wait to go back. Parking leaves a little to be desired. Much needed place like that in that area. We'll be back!
Rock solid restaurant
Every single time we go to Bonfyre we're completely happy. Nice drink menu. I had the Burrata Caprese salad and the risotto, and shared the zucchini sticks. All were really delicious. As usual can't wait to go back.
I really enjoyed my reason experience at Bonfyre! The meal was fantastic and the waitress did a great job!
Love the spicy not sweet BBQ sauce on th ...
Love the spicy not sweet BBQ sauce on the baby back ribs
Second time going. All the food I've tri ...
Second time going. All the food I've tried is great. The flatbreads are delicious and $2 mousse is always a good finish!
Always a reliable experience
Great menu, great service. No rush. Always enjoy eating here.
My brothers were meeting my boyfriend for the first time and I thought dinner at Bonfyre would be a great place to bond over food and drinks. It was perfect. Great waiter, great music, and amazing food. Couldn't have asked for better.
What stood out was the noise and the pri ...
What stood out was the noise and the prices. For 26 I got 2 shrimp, 2 scallops and about a 2 ounce piece of salmon that was dry. It is a very noisy place, noisy enough to make it hard to talk to folks sitting next to you. The server was having a tough time working on more than one table which cause delays in service to ours in getting things delivered and more service to be offered. It has been a while since Ihad gone to Bonfyre. And as others have said, it was good, but not good enough to be someplace that I would go out of my way to visit. Many other places in Madison area that are just as good or better, that have more reasonable prices.
Always enjoy the Bonfyre!
I have eaten there several times for lunch or dinner and never had a bad meal. The staff are courteous and attentive, the choices are excellent, and I like the ambiance.
Perfect evening with family from Texas! ...
Perfect evening with family from Texas! Thank you!
Yummy Comfort Food
I had the pot roast with mashed potatoes and veggies. Also splurged on an appetizer -- chips with artichoke and spinach dip. Very tasty dishes. The pot roast was especially moist and tender. I know where to go for American comfort food! As for the ambience, my table faced Madison’s busy Beltline, so the visual experience was nothing to write home about. But the interior of the restaurant is new and pleasant to the eye, and there are other spots in the restaurant that don’t draw the eye to the roadway. My server was attentive and helpful -- that was the best part of my dining experience. Thank you!
Great weekend brunch
We needed a restaurant with food for children and food for a gluten free guest. Bonfyre was a great choice. We were able to make reservations and had gluten free options. My kids loved their pancakes - especially that they came with bacon! I thought the prices were reasonable and the dishes were well portioned (not massive, but plenty).
The service was fantastic. We loved the ...
The service was fantastic. We loved the bloody Mary's that were featured for brunch. I order the cluck and oink and it was delicious! Everyone's meal was perfect.
Good but not "Wow/Great!"
We had ordered the cheese plate which was probably one of my more favorite items from the night. Our dinners were pretty good, but nothing amazing. My boyfriends steak was one of the thinest he's ever gotten and it was WAY over cooked. I ordered the duck and it was good, but I kinda feel like I should have gotten more. Both of our twice baked potatoes were a great upgrade as well. This isn't a restaurant that I will be craving to go back to. We went there because its a nice place, with semi-good food and it is close to where we live (rather than uber it downtown to a place where we'd enjoy our food much more for the price)..
Large portions, noisy dining experience
Food was good - especially the truffle fries - dinner portions really too large. Seated in bar area made conversation challenging. Love the Old Fashioned.
The staff was exceptional. I called a d ...
The staff was exceptional. I called a day ahead to arrange a birthday gathering. My questions were answered and our visit was perfect in every detail .
I'd try again
Conveniently located for most purposes, open long hours and with chic look and a very varied and interesting food and bev menu, there are a lot of good reasons to go back. We were here for our first time, pregame, so early before it got busy. As we were leaving we could see they draw a big happy hour crowd and I imagine the place gets louder then. We really enjoyed the selection of craft beers on tap, and our meals were tasty enough, though maybe not as great as we hoped for. With so many dishes to choose from, I suspect there are some that shine more than others. Mostly if we had a complaint, it was that entrees were on the smaller side of portion size for the price, with no bread offered.
Variety of menu, atmosphere
Variety of menu, atmosphere
Absolutely the best filet I have had!! Wonderful atmosphere and great service
Awesome restaurant for the price
I have eaten here several times for dinner and lunch with small groups and large groups. Each time the service and food was exceptionally good. When we have had large business dinners there, they assign extra servers making the experience very pleasant. I highly recommend this restaurant.
Good food but the acoustics were terrible
We had our Christmas Party there and the food was great, the wait staff was very accommodating but the acoustics were terrible. We could hear each other talk. It was very loud.
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