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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 (Formerly Axel's Bonfire on Grand) (Victoria)
+1 651-312-1299
11:00 - 00:00
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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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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 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
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 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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63 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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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128 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 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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81 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 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 19 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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126 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 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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198 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 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

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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, 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
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
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 (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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?