Woodbury >Restaurants > Axel's Bonfire
1424 Weir Drive, Woodbury, MN | Directions 5512544.928264 -92.968581
Nice surprise – Just built a home and Savage, little did I know Axel's Bonfire was doing the same. Same great food and atmosphere just a little south of the river. I had a great chicken pasta dish and a good cup of chicken tortilla soup. One of Savage/Burnsville's better options for food. Had a long wait, but it has a larger waiting area so it wasn't too bad. Dueling Pianos after 10pm were fun. There was a TV everywhere I turned my head: Great for a sporting event, but according to my wife not so great for a date.
That's A Mighty Hot Bonfire – I have eaten at this establishment on 3 occasions - lunch, dinner, and Happy Hour festivites. I have been pleased with their lunch choices, but a bit disasppointed in dinner and Happy Hour. The service has been excellent all visits.
Lunch has many wonderful choices. Dinner has many choices choices of heavy pasta and steaks. I had the Beer Can Chicken - it was good, but greasy. The Cheddar Hashbrowns were cold with too many onions.
They have some Happy Hour specials, but they are quite small and appetizers off the regular menu were not too tasty - the wings were cold and the spinach artichoke was tasteless.
Martini's were large and flavorful. I will return, but at lunch or for drinks only after work.
Burnt Pizza and Bad Service – I just had a pizza via carryout. It sat at the bar for 10 minutes before it was given to me. The service has been slow here in the past. It wouldn't have been so bad except for the fact that it was burned black. I for one do not care for pizza this way. At the prices they charge, it should be checked by the cook to be sure the quality is top notch. I have eaten there 6 or 7 times and they have yet to impress me or any of the customers I have taken there. Try frozen...it's better.
Bonfires gone soggy? – I started going to Bonfires when it first opened and it was spendy but worth it! The bull bites were excellent, the coconut chicken salad to die for but lately the bites are over-spiced and the salad is soggy. The wait is longer but the service is friendly. It's always busy, so apparently not everyone has noticed the decrease in excellence. I miss the menu that showed care in every dish prepared.
Gone downhill – I have been going to Axel's Bonfire since it opened. The staff was always friendly and helpful, the food always on time and correct. Lately, not so much, the wait staff seems stressed and the food taking longer. The host staff seems confused and agitated. Too many kids running around to be a bar, too much bar around to be for kids. Management presence also seems to be lacking. I used to love this place, but within the last four months it just seems to get worse every time.
out-standing – The atmosphere was great T.V.'s everywhere so I didn't miss any of the hockey game. Great selection of appitizers. Huge bar with very reasonable drink prices. Definetley recomend if going there to sit at the bar, outside on the patio, or in the dinning area there's not a bad seat in the house. By the way be careful in the bathroom you don't want to mistake the sink for the urinal. (You'll understand when you see it!)
Long wait – I attended with a group of about 8 people on a Sunday night and we had to wait about an hour and a half. The food is good, king of spendy. The average sandwhich costs $9 so if you go, go for dinner and get an entree. Drinks are good.
Great Atmosphere, Large Portions BUT.... – We had the chips appetizer for $8 and it was out of the bag(chips) and out of a can(guacamole). I had fajitas $13 and you get alot but the meat is very grisly. For the $ the portions are big but the quality is POOR. Drink prices were more reasonable. Great flat screen TV's throught the bar.
This was a one time visit for us.
perfect – everything was great. food was excellent. the staff was very friendly and helpful.
EXCELLENT! – the food was excellent and the staff was helpful and very effecient. There were managers on the floor greeting tables to make sure everything was perfect, thats rare to find a manager not hiding the back room at a reasturant. definitley would recomend for a couple or a group of people wanting to go out and have a good time.
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