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Bonfire Food and Drink, Pittsburgh, PA

Bonfire Food and Drink

4.5
4.5
386 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Please call the restaurant if you do not see your desired reservation time.
Located at the corner of 21st and E Carson St.
Our menu offers selections from a wood fired oven, featuring snacks, flatbreads, sandwiches and entrees which may easily accommodate dietary restrictions.
Please let us know if your group has any restrictions with mobility so we may accommodate.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 25 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Thu–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (412) 481-3473

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Chris Bonfili

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 386 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Pittsburgh / Western PA

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  • Pittsburgh

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food, solid prices, chill atmosphere. Will be back, thanks!
  2. p

    phodoh

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was one of the best meals I've had in a while! The crispy Brussels sprouts were unique and flavorful, the vegetarian pasta dish was smoky and delicious, and the lemon dessert was light and fresh. We also tried 3 cocktails, all of which were tasty and original. I wish I didn't live 4 hours away or this might be my new go to spot!
  3. H

    Helene

    Pittsburgh

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Loved everything about it but the music volume was too high so everyone, including us, had to raise our voices in conversation to compete.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Food was okay, one order came our burnt
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Quite the average spot, decent value
  6. BL

    BLSQ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Bonfire is a great little spot. Do wish they'd turn the music down, but I'm old!
  7. SB

    SBPgh

    Pittsburgh

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good was very yummy, space was comfortable and aesthetically pleasing, and service was great. Will come again!
  8. M

    Montana

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a treat when I get to spend an evening at Bonfire! Delicious food, impeccable service and perfect vibe. They were crazy busy - both floors were FULL - but the staff kept up seamlessly and didn’t miss a beat! I couldn’t recommend this place more. Consistently one of my favs!!
  9. DD

    DeniseD

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Not one complaint! Atmosphere, food, drinks and service were all great! I will definitely return!
  10. AP

    AlexisP

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    My dog is served better food. Waitress was awful.
  11. T

    Truly

    Pittsburgh

    76 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    76 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We went for restaurant week but decided to order a la carte instead. Wanted to have the croissant bread pudding! So so good!
  12. TT

    TaraT

    Pittsburgh

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious! Will definitely come back.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food3service2ambience5
    Server spilled wine and barely apologized
  14. K

    Katie

    Pittsburgh

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything about this place is awesome. The food was well prepared and everything was delicious- the brussels sprouts may be my new favorite everything. The bartender clearly took her time crafting the cocktail menu. I love rotating seasonal local draft options. The staff was super friendly and attentive. I’ll be back for sure.
  15. KK

    KiKi

    Pittsburgh

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We tried this for Restaurant Week. Had the Waygu meatloaf. It tasted very good, but the texture was undesirable. Everything else was delicious
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Very good dinner. The salmon tartare was excellent. Service was good but it took a very long time to get a wine sample and then even longer to get a bottle of wine. Pulling a bottle of wine and grabbing a couple of glasses should take about a minute- we waited about 15 minutes for the sample and another 10-15 for the bottle. We weren’t in any rush so not a big deal except we would have liked to enjoy a glass before we got food. Other than that the food and experience were very good. We would go back
  17. IB

    IanB

    Louisville

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bonfire is always on point with delicious food, great service, and chill atmosphere. One of my wife’s and I favorite spots in the burgh, we eat here at least once a month or more.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Location and food were wonderful. Neil, our server, was kind and helpful. A very nice meal and people were happy to be enjoying a delicious lunch in such an historic location. We would recommend anyone looking for a beautiful location to enjoy the history of such a great city to plan a visit.
  19. MS

    MatthewS

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    My wife and I went out for a little date night. I thought Bonfire looked interested. Nice spot in a good location on the South Side of Pittsburgh. The food was very good, though the Beet salad lacked beets and was over-salted. The steak tartare and bone marrow was fantastic. The service was phenomenal, Isabelle had as covered all night long. Good spot I highly recommend.
  20. SG

    SpencerG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot. Really good apps and drinks. Loved our time there. Service was awesome too
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food here was absolutely fantastic. We had baked ricotta and roasted brussel sprouts as an appetizer, and the porch chip and roast chicken as our entrees. Everything was so delicious and our server was phenomenal. Would absolutely go here again!
  22. a

    appreciategoodrestuarant

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous dining experience. Good food, wonderful wait staff and pleasant atmosphere
  23. BA

    BeckyA

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    We had a reservation at 12pm on Saturday, with movie tickets for a 1:30 show at the Waterfront. We were seated immediately, and ordered our food shortly after being seated. 40 minutes passed with no food or check in from our server. We finally had to wave down someone to go check on our food. We ended up having to leave without eating so we could catch our show. No idea how the food is, because we never got a chance to try it :( The ambiance is nice- it’s a small place. Just wish we would have been given a heads up that the kitchen was running extremely behind that day.
  24. CZ

    ChuckZ

    Pittsburgh

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I like the menu and service. Everyone says they have great high end pub food, Bonfire actually does just that and it is amazing.
  25. FQ

    FoodQueen

    Pittsburgh

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It is so nice to see a local restaurant working so hard and surviving after Covid. Our party of three had a great experience as soon as we entered. Our server was friendly, knowledgeable and efficient. She guided us through the decision making process as we settled on the shishito app and Brussels app. Both wonderful. Two of us had salads with chicken. The wedge was fab. One had a flatbread. We each ordered a house special drink that was terrific. It consisted of Tito’s, pomegranate, lime, sage. The perfect holiday drink. The wine was just ok but they are in the process of enhancing their wine program so we will be sure to return soon. The ambiance was energetic and lively. Loved it! Great night! Kudos to all of their service people, bartenders, chefs…for maintaining a high quality restaurant experience.
  26. A

    Alex

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great. As of 12/7/22, the menu on Open Table doesn’t match the current menu. Probably worth checking their website for the current menu.
  27. F

    Foodman

    Pittsburgh

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service and excellent food as usual.
  28. EF

    ErikF

    Pittsburgh

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bonfire has been a great addition to the southside. It features nostalgic dishes from the days of Avenue B. The have a variety of upscale main dishes like the hanger steak to more casual flat bread type plates. Great cocktails too!
  29. I

    Ivan

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Good food. Good vibe. Just felt a bit uncomfortable when server gave us the bill while we are still eating.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The music was s bit loud which made it difficult to have a conversation at times. The food was excellent!!!! Amazing flavor and great presentation! Price was on the more expensive side and service was friendly . I would go again
  31. RO

    RobertO

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Took out of town guests to Bonfire for a special birthday dinner. Ordered the Roasted Chicken and Wagyu Meatloaf as had many times before. The dishes bore no resemblance to what we had only a week before. The entrees were poorly prepared and plated, rather than the usual delightful dining experience. This was quite embarrassing as we had led our guests to expect a wonderful dinner, rather than a mediocre meal. So disappointing.
  32. T

    Terri

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    Well they have the fire grill oven and the sandwiches came out looking pretty burnt and it may be their style but we needed them recaulked so they weren’t so burnt. I ordered flatbread and you could taste the char grill on the bottom but it was fine. Our server was excellent although the service overall is slow in general
  33. BM

    BonnM

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    The food was good, but the chicken and meatloaf weren't warm enough. We ordered everything at the same time - apps and entries, but maybe they got made together and the entries had to wait to be served. Our waitress was very good but seemed overload with having to handle the whole upstairs and it was packed. She was nice to us and very knowledgeable. We really like her.
  34. C

    Chevalier

    Washington DC

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Incredibly service GREAT FOOD
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Sunday Brunch blew us away. The food was only exceeded by the service. Our server Nina was one of the best we’ve ever had anywhere. We’re coming back again (and again).
  36. FO

    FromOhio

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    I should have read the reviews more carefully bc the food was interesting!! Some of the food combinations worked, some didn’t. The Brussel sprouts with grapes were really good!! But the soppressata and honey pizza did not (it was a Really funky taste). The salads seemed fine (a lot of salad and dressing but no extra toppings unless you ordered meat). The service was very accommodating for our party. We had two tables of 4 and they quickly put us together at one big table, which was nice. The ambience felt fine but not what I expected. It was a bit on the darker side which added a coziness but then had a projector of a football game on-it threw off the ambience. I couldn’t figure out if I was in a pub or nicer restaurant. Overall the experience was fine. The waitress was attentive and very nice. The hostess was super accommodating and kind. The food was a bit hit or miss in our group tho.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Can’t wait to go again*****
  38. K

    Kewe

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    Understaffed. Took forever to get our cocktails. Extremely loud.
  39. B

    Breckski

    Pittsburgh

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such good good & personable staff. Great cocktail - Aperol and Autumn. Yum. Worth the price tag.
  40. LK

    LarK

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    The brunch was overpriced and underwhelming. Other than the biscuits, which were very good, the rest of the food was bland and not very tastey.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Bonfire Food and Drink does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Bonfire Food and Drink also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (412) 481-3473.

Bonfire Food and Drink is rated 4.5 stars by 386 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 25 times today
Google Map for Bonfire Food and Drink

2100 E Carson St, Pittsburgh, PA 15203

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Thu–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chris Bonfili

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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