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“Potential for Greatness”
Review of Bonnie's Grill

Bonnie's Grill
Ranked #432 of 5,362 Restaurants in Brooklyn
Price range: $5 - $20
Cuisines: American, Soups
Description: Bonnie's Grill is celebrating our 17th years in our Park Slope community.
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Description: Bonnie's Grill is celebrating our 17th years in our Park Slope community.
Orlando, Fl
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61 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Potential for Greatness”
Reviewed July 3, 2012

This has the potential to be a premier destination because so few places get both wings and burgers right and the products themselves are there. Having said that the down side is catastrophic as in if I make one more visit there I may never return. Let me clarify the wings were first rate with good but not great blue cheese and excellent, plentiful and flavorful wing sauce of the mild and hot varieties. Now the bad, the oil was clearly expired. As a result some of the wings were completely dead on arrival. Some were stuck together and some looked like they might have already been eaten. Clear outcomes of old oil. What separates a great place and a place that won't last is old oil. Once the oil is smoking badly you can smell the old oil in the food, the color of the fries is darker and you feel sick after eating. All were present at Bonnie's. The good news is that if this problem is fixed the wings are the best in Brooklyn. The fries were very poor considering the old oil issue. The burger was excellent. I don't think you can achieve burger greatness with less than an 8oz patty so the large burger fit the bill. It was cooked to perfection and the topics were suitable. I would travel for the burger. Another great element of this experience was the ability to wash it down with quality beer. Brooklyn Brewing Mariachi Ace is as good as it gets. What makes a great place truly great is consistency in excellence. You cannot achieve excellence or consistency with old oil. Fix the problem and Bonnie's will be around forever. Old saying in business, take care of the customer or someone else will.

  • Visited July 2012
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Brooklyn, New York
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125 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“A Good Local Place”
Reviewed May 21, 2012

This is a fun comfortable local place. Small but cozy atmosphere. I had a tasty catfish burger, served with lettuce and tomato on a warm bun. It came with a side of fries that were crispy and hot. My boyfriend ordered the regular burger with spicy slaw. He said that it was real good. They have a small selection of wines which was nice. I ordered a dry red wine which was not bad. The service was good and fast.

We arrived in the late afternoon so the place was not crowded. I know I will be back again and next time try the veggie burger.

  • Visited May 2012
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Thank Senta S
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Brooklyn, NY
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Burgers of all types - so good”
Reviewed April 16, 2012

Veggie burger? Best I've ever had. Regular burger? Best I've ever had. Fries? Excellent. Options and add-ons? Excellent. I go here almost once a week. Go here. It's cheap and excellent.

  • Visited April 2012
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Thank Kahtiale
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Adelaide, Australia
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411 reviews
344 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Tiny, but nice”
Reviewed January 9, 2012

The place is something of an institution, so you get a few hip "dudes" there at all hours. However, it deserves its reputation, as the food is always good, the place is snug, and the burgers are divine.

Visited June 2011
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Thank hogiebear33
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Brooklyn, NY
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43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Fun place, great burgers”
Reviewed October 31, 2011

Bonnie's Grill is my go-to place for big, juicy burgers and other yummy casual fare. I also like the music they play (mostly rock, oldies & new) and the posters from ancient concerts (The Who, Rolling Stones, Elvis, etc.) decorating the walls. It's small, so be prepared to wait for a table on weekends, or just sit at the counter, sip a draft brew and watch the food cook (very cozy on chilly autumn nights).

  • Visited October 2011
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