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Bonfire Wood Fire Cooking - Grand Avenue

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Southwestern, Pizza, Pub, Gluten Free Options
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850 Grand Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55105-3397 (Formerly Axel's Bonfire on Grand) (Victoria)
+1 651-312-1299
11:00 - 00:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 10:30 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Sartell, Minnesota, United States
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117 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

I'll cut them some slack, as it was a busy Saturday lunch - so the service was slow and checking in on us was sort of lackluster. My husband had a breakfast burrito entrée and I had the shrimp flatbread. Both were tasty and serving size was generous. Prices were completely appropriate. The booth was oversized for generous comfortable seating.... More 

Thank Tami J
Riverside, Iowa
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72 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

had the classic burger; it was okay; burger was burned and since it took a long time for the burger to be made (35 minutes), I did not want to complain about it

Thank uncvcutraveller
Northern VA
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24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

This is all about accomodating folks and generating good will! My boyfriend and I stopped in to ask about holding a table -- for EIGHT -- for 45 MINUTES. They said YES. Minnesota really is the home of nice. We enjoyed soft drinks and local beer (BOGO); steak (one was initially overdone and was replaced -- TWICE), lettuce wraps, bbq... More 

Thank dcmarianne
Excelsior, Minnesota
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109 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Sunday afternoon we were surprised to find Bonfire nearly empty since it is located next to Cafe Latte and on a very popular corner on Grand Avenue. The five of us were immediately seated and the server greeted us with a smile. She made several trips to our table just to help us with beverage selection. When we asked about... More 

Thank 1whosearches
Bismarck, North Dakota
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188 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

This review would have been rated poor but my husband's breakfast was very good and mine was terrible so my rating came out average. His breakfast was a spicy Walleye and eggs and was delicious. I ordered their Mexican quesadilla. It came with a very small amount of scrambled egg's, a little cheese and a half of piece of bacon... More 

Thank Elizabeth G
Omaha, United States
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Great atmosphere and service. Food was very good however a little on the lukewarm side. But I would definitely go there again.

Thank Ann H
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Nothing was as good as I remember from a year ago. The salad was drowning in overly acidic balsamic dressing (couldn't finish it). The skimpy steak bites were tasteless and had large pieces of fat. The also-tasteless roll was at least a day old -- very dry. The Ruby Slipper shaker martini barely filled two glasses, and the second one... More 

Thank uptownmama
Portland, Oregon
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

They were down a cook so a very limited menu. Beef only. I went for the drunk and dirty sirloin. While I was waiting (I sat at the bar) a mouse ran one way, then the other, at my feet. Awesome. The steak came and I'm guessing the marinade it had been sitting in was old red wine. Tasted like... More 

Thank steve00000
Dubuque, Iowa
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

I stopped here after a day at school as I wanted to grab a good meal from a local establishment. The food was quite good and the staff was courteous and attentive. The pizza I had was really good, and was filling. The service was prompt too.

Thank 47of74
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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54 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

The Bonfire on Grand Ave is in a great location and in a cool repurposed building. Their menu features a wide variety of options including steaks, burgers, walleye tacos, and a variety of multi-cultural favorites. Local brews make up the tap list and two-for-one drink specials are available for well drinks and domestic (non-craft) beers. We made a reservation for... More 

Thank Bjorn P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
American, Bar, Southwestern, Pizza, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 850 Grand Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55105-3397 (Formerly Axel's Bonfire on Grand)
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Saint Paul
  • Phone Number: +1 651-312-1299
Bonfire, a fun neighborhood restaurant and bar where friends and family gather to share food with bold flavors prepared on our wood fire grills. We are proud to be an independent and family owned company based in Minnesota, serving the community since 1996.

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