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Bonfyre American Grille

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Sat, 2/16
8:00 PM

Ratings and reviews

Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

American, Bar, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings

Location and contact


Half $18.0
Full $32.0
Fresh Oysters
East Coast & West Coast Selection served with mignonette & cocktail sauce
Maytag Bleu Potato Chips
Chips, Maytag Bleu and pepperjack cheese, topped with tomatoes and scallions
Bonfyre Cheese Curds
Guinness beer-battered, buttermilk, cheddar cheese curds, topped with parsley, served with a side of Sriracha Ranch
Grilled Bacon Wrapped Shrimp
Five grilled bacon wrapped shrimp stuffed with jalapenos and blended cheese
Five $18.0
Shrimp Cocktail
Served with remoulade & cocktail sauce
Fried Calamari
Lightly fried calamari, spicy marinara, shallots, fried basil and a drizzle of balsamic dressing
Ahi Tuna Appetizer
Sushi-grade tuna, Asian cabbage blend, wontons, ginger-sesame dressing, Thai chili glaze
Spinach & Artichoke Dip
Topped with tomatoes and scallions, served with white corn chips, salsa, and sour cream
Crab Cakes
Jumbo lump crab meat, spring-greens mix, chipotle and cilantro cream sauces
Choices of Daily Rotating Vegetable
1 Vegetable $4.0
2 Vegetables $8.0
3 Vegetables $12.0
4 Vegetables $16.0
Fig & Prosciutto
Fig jam, caramelized onions, arugula, parmesan, goat cheese, mozzarella, finished with a balsamic glaze
Spinach, Swiss chard, garlic, pine nuts, caramelized onions, red pepper flakes, e.v.o.o., goat cheese, mozzarella and parmesan
Thai Chicken
Grilled chicken, cabbage blend, cheese blend, peanut sauce and a Thai chili glaze
Roma tomatoes, basil, red sauce, Italian cheese blend and fresh mozzarella
Served with your choice of side - Add avocado for $1
Bonfyre Bacon Cheeseburger*
Cooked to your specifications, cheddar cheese, served with Bibb lettuce, tomato and onion
BBQ Chicken Sandwich
Chicken breast, cheddar, fried onions, lettuce, tomato, bacon, smokey ranch and Bonfyre BBQ sauce
Salmon Sandwich
Miso aioli, shiitake mushroom relish, on a potato roll
California Turkey Burger
Avocado, tomato, Bibb lettuce, and lemon-pepper mayo
Southwestern Veggie Burger
Housemade patty of beans, onions, peppers, rolled oats, pepperjack and southwest seasoning, topped with Bibb lettuce and tomato
Steak Sandwich*
Prime top sirloin, caramelized onions, tomatoes, Bibb lettuce, garlic aioli and house made chimichurri, on a hoagie roll
Meatball Sandwich
Spicy meatballs with marinara sauce, provolone cheese, and basil on a hoagie roll
Add chicken $4, shrimp $6, steak $6, grilled salmon $7
Southwest Chicken Salad
Grilled chicken, romaine spring mix, black beans, corn, pepperjack cheese, tri-pepper mix, avocado, quinoa, and pico de gallo tossed in a cilantro lime vinaigrette
Ahi Tuna* Salad
Ahi tuna, Asian cabbage blend, cucumbers, onions, tomatoes, tossed in a ginger-sesame dressing, finished with a Thai chili glaze
Beet and Berry Salad
Spinach, arugula, romaine, oranges, goat cheese, beets, fresh berries, and pecans in a strawberry vinaigrette
Steak and Wedge Salad
Our classic bleu cheese wedge with a 4.5oz sirloin, beets, cherry tomatoes, grilled asparagus and garlic bread
Seafood Cobb Salad
Ahi Tuna, shrimp, jumbo lump crab meat, mixed greens, hard boiled egg, bacon, tomatoes, avocado, apples, and bleu cheese crumbles, tossed in a tarragon vinaigrette
Heirloom Caprese
Heirloom tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, red onions, balsamic glaze, e.v.o.o. and basil, served with spring mix
Add a cup of soup or side salad with any entree for only $5
Grilled Caesar
Add a cup of soup or side salad with any entree for only $5
Beer Cheese
Butternut Squash
Half $20.0
Full $28.0
Baby Back Ribs
Slow roasted and fall-off-the-bone tender, served with shoestring potatoes and Asian slaw
Lobster Ravioli
Spinach, shiitake mushrooms, onion, and a white wine lobster sauce
Chicken & Sausage Orecchiette pasta
Diced chicken, spicy Italian sausage, with spinach, and asparagus tossed in a sun-dried tomato Alfredo, topped with parmesan and goat cheese
Wood-Fyred Seafood Trio
Salmon, scallops, shrimp, Swiss chard, drizzled with lemon-caper sauce, served over saffron risotto
Balsamic Glazed Salmon
Saffron Risotto, roasted tomatoes, spinach, lemon-caper sauce, and mediterranean salsa
Saffron Risotto
Onions, garlic, cherry tomatoes, peas, asparagus, shiitake mushrooms, spinach, and asiago cheese
Herb Rotisserie Chicken
Half rotisserie served with Bonfyre mash and vegetables
Steak & Fries*
9oz sirloin steak, fries and chimichurri
6oz USDA Choice Filet Mignon*
Served with a twice-baked potato and fresh vegetables
12oz USDA Choice New York Strip*
Served with a twice-baked potato and fresh vegetables
Bonfyre Mash
Asian Slaw
Brown or Sticky Rice
Roasted Red Potatoes
Shoestring Potatoes
Fresh Vegetables
Chips and Guacamole
Sweet-Potato Fries
Zucchini Fries
Mort's Pot Roast
Slow roasted pot roast, red wine demi glace, shiitakes, asparagus, spinach, Bonfyre mash and baby carrots
Chicken, andouille, shrimp, onions, celery, green bell peppers, Creole rice and Cajun seasoning
Grilled Shrimp
Five shrimp, Asian slaw and fresh vegetables, served with your choice of brown or sticky rice
Chicken Parmesan
Seasoned chicken, marinara, Italian cheese blend and garlic alfredo fettuccini
Pan Fried Walleye
Served with rosemary potatoes and fresh vegetables
Fish Tacos
Fried or Seared, topped with cabbage, pico de gallo, chipotle cream sauce, served with black bean salsa (includes 3 tacos)
Poke Bowl
Ahi tuna, salmon, or shrimp tossed in poke sauce, red onions, cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, avocado, crushed peanuts, seasame seeds, spicy aioli, and baby kale sprouts, served with your choice of sushi rice, white rice, brown rice, or spring mix
Chicken $13.0
Shrimp $14.0
Tofu $12.0
Curry Bowl
Choice of chicken, shrimp, or tofu, with coconut curry cream sauce, white rice, water chestnuts, mushroom, snow peas, and sautéed onions
Locally owned and operated featuring an American Contemporary menu.
$14 - $30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
American, Bar, Contemporary
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Overall great food. However for the price you pay that fact that you don’t get bread upfront is disappointing. Someone was unhappy with the waite and no bread.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank devildog1679
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food was absolutely delicious. I had the pot roast with mash potatoes and vegetables. The pot roast was slow cooked to perfection. It was tender and the flavor was out of this world. The mashed potatoes were excellent and the vegetables of spinach, asparagus...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank SamuelK139
Reviewed December 28, 2018 via mobile

As of this posting, listed as #35. Do not agree. Pretty good place, varied menu, gluten free options. Stated below, a bit pricy, but servings are large - it is good to know that going in. Another item listed in another review, they seem to...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Rocketscientist3
Reviewed December 11, 2018

Last summer, I went here with a small group of friends. We have a "Lunch Bunch" that gets together weekly. I don't know why I decided to recommend Bonfyre that week because I didn't have a good impression of the restaurant before. Not that my...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Vince1900
Reviewed November 16, 2018

A friend and I had lunch at Bonfyre and, as usual, delicious food and wonderful service. I have never been disappointed with anything I have ordered. While some of the lunch prices seem high, the portions are quite large and a take-home container (cardboard, not...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank ksbyrd
Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

We visited the upscale Bonfyre for the first time for their Sunday brunch, and we were pleasantly surprised at the variety and flavors of their offerings. You can dine on seafood, Cajun, or steak brunches prepared with eggs (delightfully delicious) or an enticing array of...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Snow B
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

My partner and I decided to eat here on election night. Who wants to cook after you work so hard to vote! Our wait staff was very attentive and the drink and food was appetizing. Bonfyre is a great atmosphere to visit for any occasion....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank G9826PYmichaelm
Reviewed November 2, 2018 via mobile

They have a fairly extensive bar menu that is inexpensive. Had the flat bread, 1/2 order, and there was no way I could have eaten it all, it was huge. And, it was very tasty. Have been before and had a shrimp dish that was...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Vabooren
Reviewed September 25, 2018

We have been to Bonfyre many times because it is a good meeting location and you can usually get a table. It seems to me that sometimes when a restaurant has been around for awhile their quality suffers, but that was not our experience here...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Sjd53558
Reviewed September 16, 2018

Overall the worst $50 meal we've ever had ! My wife didn't get what she ordered & our waitress never came back to ask if everything was OK. When she did complain after most of our group was done eating, waitress apologized, but did nothing,...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Keith K
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