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
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.
It was my birthday lunch it was terrible ...
It was my birthday lunch it was terrible! I had a special order salad. It came with something i could not eat, they said they would fix, but brought it back the same. Friend's turkey burger was raw in the middle and had mayo on it even though she asked for it on the side. They did make her something else but i had lost my appetite by then and could not stand to finish my salad. Waitress was nice.
Our table was located by the door that l ...
Our table was located by the door that led to outdoor dining. It was so breezy each time the door was opened that we shifted places at the table to avoid the draft. It was chilly! Make sure your table is not located next to this door! Food was good. Restaurant was very busy and the noise level was high. Not intimate at all.
I've been to Bonfyre Grille several time ...
I've been to Bonfyre Grille several times before for lunch and enjoyed the food, but this time was for dinner. The food was delicious. I can't stop thinking about the Asian Slaw that I had with my dinner. I would go back just for that!
All of the food I ate there has been delicious. The wood fired chicken, the vegetables. The people I was dining with were either picky eaters or on specific diets or both. We were allowed to substitute sides, almost encouraged to do so - hence the Asian Slaw!
Our waiter was attentive and enthusiastic, but not overly so and the ambiance was just right for a quiet evening dining with friends.
A great dinner and asking for a quiet ta ...
A great dinner and asking for a quiet table and getting one was so helpful. Filet Mignon was done to perfection as were the twice baked potatoes. Loved the green beans as did my husband who "doesn't like green beans."
A very disappointing experience. I was ...
A very disappointing experience. I was surprised to find that a reservation wasn't required as the place was half empty at 7:15 on a Saturday evening. Our server was extremely slow every step of the way. While the quality of the food was good, it was cold by the time it was served. We had to flag down the server to ask him to take the entrees back as he hadn't bothered to stop by to check in with us. It again took an inordinate amount of time to get the food back and then we never saw the server again until we flagged him down to ask for our check. Twenty minutes later, we finally received it. It would have been more understandable if the restaurant was full, but it was pretty empty the entire time we were there. I might go back based on the food quality, but it won't be any time soon.
1st time there was w/ a group and seatin ...
1st time there was w/ a group and seating was good, lighting, food excellent.
This time was for a romantic table for two, which was fine but lighting was bad,
ordered the pot roast again but very fatty this time and veggies not as tender.
Parking really leaves a lot to be desired. Not sure what to think.
Bonfyre lived up to the hype in all resp ...
Bonfyre lived up to the hype in all respects axcept one. When I made the reservation I said it was my wife's birthday. That was never acknowledged by the staff. However, by the time we had finished the main course we were so stuffed that dessert was out of the question and I didn't think to ask about a birthday treat.
The food is always great at Bonfyre but ...
The food is always great at Bonfyre but the service can be spotty - nothing horrible but this time our waitress had the table next to us that appeared to be eating in shifts. Her attention was primarily focused with them. And speaking of the table next to us. The group was large and very noisy making it difficult for my friend and I to have a conversation with out raising out voices. Seeing there were plenty of other tables and booths away from the larger group - it would have been nice to have been sat somewhere else.
We were from out of town and used the op ...
We were from out of town and used the open table app for a dinner location. The food was amazing, from the phenomenal calamari appetizer, to the bone in rib eye; even the green beans were great!
If we are ever in the area again - this will be on our list to return!
Took a coworker for lunch for Madison Re ...
Took a coworker for lunch for Madison Restaurant Week. Service was exceptional. Food was quite good as well. The mashed potatoes were perfectly whipped, and the herb chicken was juicy. The desserts were quite yummy and cute - mini-cheesecakes in a shot glass. That may have been a Restaurant Week special.
We did a family of 10 reservation after ...
We did a family of 10 reservation after an overture center event. Service and food were excellent. We had a range of ages. Most accommodating. Brought food out early for young children.
Just did a 5 person girls afternoon outing dinner. Again very pleased.
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