Along with salads and soups, Bonfire serves its meat in the form of sandwiches and sliders. Philly short ribs slide off the skewer moist and meaty and into a crusty bun filled with grilled peppers and caramelized onions, and three smoked chicken and artichoke sliders, a no-brainer as a crowd favorite, mix grilled perfection with juicy charred tomatoes, creamy avocado mayo, and a lemon-pepper vinaigrette between slightly sweet buns.

On the non-meat side (save for the few pieces of Tenderbelly bacon), take a pass on the Bonfire chopped salad. Overdressed, peppery, and crunch-less, it was one of the restaurant's few disappointments.

For the most part — save for super-busy nights, when a question about the menu goes unanswered or a dirty dish is left on the table for too long — service is solid and friendly. Undoubtedly, you'll be asked about dessert, and though the offerings are few and fairly forgettable (s'mores and cookies), there is one, your server will tell you, that towers above the others: the chocolate bread pudding and banana ice cream.

Skewers of wood-fired meat take center stage at Scottsdale's Bonfire Grill and Bar.
Jackie Mercandetti
Skewers of wood-fired meat take center stage at Scottsdale's Bonfire Grill and Bar.

Location Info


Bonfire Grill and Bar

7210 E. 2nd St.
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Category: Bars and Clubs

Region: Central Scottsdale


Bonfire Grill and Bar
7210 East Second Street, Scottsdale
Hours: 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Wednesday through Sunday; brunch, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

Pecan wood-fired jalapeño poppers: $7
Pork tenderloin and pineapple skewers: $19
Campfire halibut with Tennessee grits: $24
Smoked chicken and artichoke sliders: $9

And while you and your party are delving into this decadent dish, you may feel a smile start to spread. Not only from the dessert's sweet goodness, but from the realization that you are ending your evening of cooked meat at Bonfire Grill and Bar with a scoop of cold ice cream.

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