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Bonfire Wood Fire Cooking - Grand Avenue

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Southwestern, 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
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Sun 10:30 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We recently had an afternoon to spend on Grand Ave in St Paul and came into Bonfire for a late lunch date. The decor is wood and fireplaces and comfy bar seating by the window, as well as a dining room behind the bar, Happy hour was 11-3 so there were deals on drinks and appetizers. Since this was our... More 

Thank Lynn O
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336 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Quite a good bar kitchen kind of place. They have a Bloody Mary bar that looked very good. We had the balsamic steak salad that was wonderful .

Thank Michael A
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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1,299 reviews
521 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 572 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We had a friends birthday celebration here and despite having reservations for a private room, we were first seated in the dinning room for 30-45 minutes before being moved into a private room. A less than reassuring factor was this crazy woman with blue hair and lipstick who would stop over and ask how things were, but never really did... More 

Thank TryppAdams
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

afternoon is quiet, happy hour is awesome, good food, awesome drinks, bartenders are an well versed in all the restaurant specials something for everyone, all is good. Weekends are full of family favorites.

Thank Anthony P
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Visit 8pm on a Tuesday night. Nice vibe, although only about 8 tables with people at them. About the same number of servers appeared to be working, but none of them actually attending to customers. Our server (Brooke) disappeared for 15+ minutes at a time. Never offered refills on water even once in our 90 minutes at the table. Steak... More 

Thank Patrick V
Maplewood, Minnesota
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2016

My sister and I went to Bonfire on Grand Avenue before the TSO concert on Dec 10th. I made reservations for 6pm. Got there, a waiting line and the hostess said guests were hanging around longer and weren't leaving. 10 - 15 minute wait to get a table. I asked at 25 minutes, the hostess went to check on tables... More 

Thank Marie V
St. Paul, United States
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83 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2016

I have been to the Grand Avenue location twice, and once to the sister location in Eagan, Minnesota. The food was good, but the service was SLOW during my three visits.

Thank mamalulutoo
Sartell, Minnesota, United States
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137 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
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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87 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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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36 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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

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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
USD 10 - USD 25
American, Bar, Southwestern, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?