Brooklyn >Restaurants > Bonnie's Grill
278 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY | Directions 1121540.674287 -73.982412
Neighborhoods: Park Slope
Welcome to Bonnie's Grill, where we have some of the best burgers in Brooklyn and maybe even all of New York. We know that we have the best chicken wings in all of New York. That is right. Two guys from Buffalo bring you great food every night of the week and lunch on the weekends. We serve a variety of hot sauces with our wings, a huge selection of beers and microbrews.
Aside from some occasional game specials we also offer an eclectic soup and polenta special every night. Our catfish burger is so unique and so good that the United States Catfish Association recognized it and published the recipe in their cookbook.
For all you non-meat eaters, we offer sandwiches and salads to fit your needs. Also, we make all of our delicious desserts on premise. With our fun and lively atmosphere we invite you to stop in and have a bite to eat.
This is a great spot to meet up with someone – The hot wings here are fantastic! The other menu itsma are fantastic as well. But the wings are true buffalo style. They're tangy enough and and flavorful!
The meals are pretty inexpensive too.
I highly recommend trying it out.
Maybe it used to be better – I heard a lot of great things about this place, but was underwhelmed when I finally experienced it for myself. The burger was good but not as amazing as it had been built up to be or worth what they charged for it. The service was average, but again, nothing special. The counters were also a bit greasy which made me glad I was sitting at a table. At least that looked like it had been wiped down recently.
BEST BURGER IN BROOKLYN – I have lived in Brooklyn my whole life. Food is my life and this place has the best burgers . . . SERIOUSLY. The toppings are limited which is just further proof that their meat tastes that good. The wings are also awesome. This is an anniversary joint for me and my guy; beer, wings, and burgers is the best way to celebrate LOVE!
Terrible Service and really the burger isn't that great – Once upon a long time ago, Bonnies was like my favorite place. Their phone number was on speed dial, and I'd get some wings and go to the park. Back in those days they had lovely waitresses who would, you know, ask you if everything was alright and if they could get you something. At some point Bonnies became a dude only institution and now even though there are 6 guys working you will never ever get one to come to your table if you need something. And if you happen to flag one down, he'll tell you that he'll send your waiter over which may or may not happen. Anyway, to get to the real tradegy, I had a burger here last week...and it wasn't half as good as the burger I had the day before at Double Windsor. For a place that is hyped for it's burgers, they have not kept up with Pat LaFrieda and grass fed and whatever else they need to do to stay on the delicious front of the pack. Not worth it. Go to Shake Shack instead.
Best Burger in NY – This is hands-down the best burger I've had in NYC, maybe anywhere. Over two dozen visits now and no variation, just consistently excellent. I have family in Ireland who make this place their first stop when they're stateside. The wings are the real deal too. I'm from Buffalo and I have to say, I suspect these guys are too, because the wings are legit. Also there's a Buffalo Bills helmet on top of the surprisingly well-stocked beer cooler. An often overlooked gem is another Buffalo original, the beef on weck. For you down-staters, it's thinly sliced roast beef au jus on a kummelweck roll (a Polish/German-style roll with caraway seeds and kosher salt), served with horseradish. If you've never had it, I highly recommend it. I like the vegetarian chili a lot too.
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February 1, 2010
On Grammy Awards Sunday I thought it was appropriate to catch the final day of the Brooklyn Museum’s Rock and Roll Photo Exhibit, featuring the worlds rock stars in various collections by famous shutterbugs. I meandered through Park Slope looking for a pre-museum snack, settling on Bonnie’s Grill a modest little home-style diner located on 5th Ave in Park Slope. With a long counter and a handful of tables, I propped myself at the bar and thumbed through the menu, which included such hits as Buffalo wings, Veggie Chili, and various homestyle dishes.
The Black Angus spiced rubbed burger had my name all over it. I watched in amazement as the cook served up dishes for the entire restaurant single handedly grilling burgers, frying wings and sautéing crab cakes but with relative ease. As classic tunes of Led Zeppelin, Creedence Clearwater and Rod Stewart blasted out of the speakers, I glanced around and notice rockabilly college types, downing microbrews and devouring wings while watching ESPN on a flat screen over the busy open kitchen. My server offered limited information about the history of Bonnie’s opting for the 5th amendment approach to answer my question, however ,I did manage to squeeze out of him that they had been slinging out spicy burgers and other tasty treats for over 10 years.
My Spicy Black Angus burger was presented in front of me, along with a very tasty looking Veggie burger (pictured above)… yes Veggie burger! I figured I’d try one for all you non-carnivores out there. My less than healthy ,but more deliciously divine burger ,was served on a plump fresh whole wheat bun, dill pickles, sautéed jalapeños and tangy chipotle mayonnaise. The patty was a Black Angus Sirloin dusted in a mysterious spice rub that gave it a serious kick; the overall taste was flavorful, powerful and insanely juicy in texture. I ravaged the burger bite after bite only pausing to taste the fantastic crisp French Fries that accompanied this delighted sandwich. The Veggie burger was great too, not a traditional favorite of mine, but surprised me with its robust flavor yet easy light texture. It was coupled with crunchy spicy coleslaw and topped with a gooey Swiss cheese and a lightly toasted poppy seed bun.
This up-scale rockabilly inspired and decorated diner is definitely worth the visit and with the $10.95 price tag for the Black Angus burger and $8.95 for the Veggie burger was in the right neighborhood in the money department. Despite the less than warm staff, I enjoyed sitting at the bar surrounded by rock n roll pictures and classic melodies that made for a pleasant and scrumptious afternoon. In fewer and more appropriate words, it rocked!!
Best Wings Ever – The food here is really delicious, fresh, home-made and a must-try in Brooklyn. All of the sandwiches are good including, the grilled chicken with brie, pulled pork, portobello, turkey burger and all sandwiches/burgers come with your choice of sides: salad, vegetarian chilli, soup, spicy cole slaw, or fries, which i would def recommend. They are fresh, crispy, and perfectly seasoned (The fries also beg for a little squeeze of the special chipotle mayo)...but out of their options their straight up cheese burger (maybe with some bacon too) is the best. Really juicy and very flavorful. I'd def recommend getting the sauteed jalapeños on it too. They also have a really nice selection of beers-specials on draft, and many different bottle choices too. The mention of beer brings me to the headline, which is the best wings ever!!! You must order a really nice beer if only for the fact that it will perfectly compliment your order of wings (10 or 20 pieces) They come in medium, hot and "hotter." I'd go with the medium because it has enough kick, but if you're looking for sweat and maybe a few tears you can try the hotter (The waiter usually gives a fair warning before letting anyone get the hotter-that is how much "hotter" they truly are). Each order of wings are made fresh and the skin always comes out nicely crisped with juicy meat inside. Yummmmmmmm.
Insanely good burgers!!! – There is no better place in the city to get burgers. Soooo delicious, just spicy enough, and really great fries too. Plus a good beer selection. They have chipotle mayo to dip the fries in, too, which is yummy. I highly recommend this place - just go early, it gets crowded!
Like the feel, but pricey – Cute place with exposed brick and bar seating that makes you feel like you're in an old diner. The burger I had was very good, but the beer wasn't cold enough. I felt that six bucks was a lot for a beer that wasn't even cold. A frosted glass probably would've helped. The bill was close to twenty bucks for a burger and beer.
Best WIngs EVER – Not a greatly decorated place, but man, the food is awesome. I highly recommend the burgers, although sometimes not cooked as well done as you'd like, but still delicious. The wings are soooooo good. I don't even like spicey food but it's so worth it. Even the fries are good. Ok it may not be the cleanest looking place on earth , and the wait staff can be a bit rude, but the food makes it all worth while
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