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.
bad news – went here a few weeks ago and i remembered that i was here 2 years ago with a friend and the food was really good then. sadly, however, tghis time it wasnt. i ordered a cheeseburger very well done and got a hamburger that was hardly medium cooked. When i politely told this to the waiter he seemed highly annoyed and unsympathetic. I am sure he was overworked and the place was in fact busy( had to sit at the counter) I did leave a respectable tip regardless, but the manager should reitterate to the servers that the customers shoukd be treated a little nicer. Also, beer bottles on shelf are greasy and dusty. Not a clean place at all.... Too many good places out there to have to settle for subpar
Go To Bonnie's – I just spent an entirely satisfying couple of hours at Bonnie's.
You must take into consideration that I went for lunch on a Monday; there were other folks, but it was not crowded.
It is one of those narrow spaces. I sat at a table in the very front, and got to see the interesting folks walking on 5th. There is a long counter, and tables in the back. Those back tables were filled with several groups of friends, it seemed to me. It is necessarily darker in the back, but for friends, that would not be an issue.
And in the front, it was possible to see the beautiful summer day, beautiful even though, actually because of, the alternating sun and threatening rain.
I eat four cheeseburgers a year. One for each season. I want my cheeseburger to be good.
This cheeseburger was very good. I got it medium, and it was a perfect balance of charred and juicy. The meat was flavorful. I got all the toppings, and it was especially nice to have the jalapeno strips on it.
The single drawback was the roll. The founders of Bonnie's are from Buffalo, and they ought to know better. The roll was not bad; it was just not perfection. Perfection would be a roll like Costanza's or several other bakeries in Buffalo, all of whom (for some odd reason) outclass NYC rolls (pizza is better in Buffalo also, but that is another story).
The french fries were good, but not perfect. They were crisp and tasty. But then, no one has good french fries any more. Again oddly, the best ever french fries were made by a chain called Ground Round, which went out of business years ago. The combination of meaty potatoe-y, shattering greasy-crispy, and piquantly but not too much salty is, apparently, like alchemy.
The service at Bonnie's was thoughtful, observant, and amiable. I realize service is always a singular experience, and that only so much can be inferred from a particular experience. When I come to NYC, I want to absorb NYC. No better than Bonnie's.
(M)eat here – Just came here the other day because my teacher kept raving about this place a few months ago . When I first walked in , there was a long line but no worries .. you will get your order quicker than you think . I got a super steak which was okay but kind of on the bland side . I'm sure I've had better . They have a lot of different flavors of grill to choose from which is awesome because some grill places don't even carry that . Basically if you're looking for a cheap filling meal , this is the place to go . Order a steak or whatever and wash it down with meat .. nothing can top that .
Consistently great – Burgers, fries, and everything in between. They are always pleasant, and accomodating even to vegetarians! Get all the free add ons for your salad! Great for late nite munchies.
Like this kind of food? Go – I'm a fan, what can I say. There are 4 things to eat at Bonnie's - the burger, the wings, the fries and, last but not least, the chipotle mayo. Never stray and never be disappointed. Don't go to a burger place if you're a vegetarian (although the chili cheese fries look pretty good from a distance). Also don't go every night because you'll gain a hundred lbs. See you there.
great great great great great service prices beer wings burgers – Our first visit to Bonnie's and certainly not our last.
We wanted to try it for the wings. The wings were very good, a step above your typical slathered in hot sauce (think Blondie's, Down the Hatch etc.) buffalo wings. The revelatory menu item proved to be the burger: one of the best I've had in NYC. Not as big as (the late great) McHales but a really wonderful grilled flavor and a perfect juicy medium on a roll up to the task.
The service we received was excellent, friendly and attentive too. The food was delivered quickly and additional beers (Magic Hat and Sierra Nevada on tap, all the Brooklyns in bottles) were brought as soon as requested. The bill was very reasonable by New York standards.
Great food, great service in casual and comfortable surroundings.
Awful. – I'd just be repeating myself if I wrote my experience. Read the recent reviews because they're all true. Terrible waitstaff, mediocre food, dirty sticky tables and bits of food all over floor.
I hate that I even have to give a star to this place. – They used to be pretty good but with their growing popularity, they've seen fit to raise prices while letting things go to terd. On my last visit, it took an hour and 1/2 for mediocre overpriced burger and soggy fries. The back kitchen door was open the whole time where I had the pleasure of watching a gloveless employee cut vegetables into the rustiest bucket I've ever seen and then transfer them to more "presentable" plastic bowls before carrying them out to the grill. Did I mention they don't have a sink back there? Nice. Bottles of beers are overpriced and their cans of soda are lukewarm and also, overpriced ($1.50 for a can of Mugs rootbeer!!). Service is the worst I've ever experienced - mean AND slow.
This place has gone all the way down the hill – Used to be crazy about Bonnie's, and as a former regular, it pains me to say I'm never going back again. The service has devolved from charmingly slow into insultingly neglectful. I had been noticing a steady decline in the quality of the food (and the service, which is probably related) for some time, but would go back anyway since it was at least familiar, but it isn't anymore. The last time I went, a guy led us to a table for two, threw the menus on the table and just kept on walking, not even noticing that there weren't even chairs at the table. Crab cake appetizers came about 45 minutes after we ordered, and instead of the usual size, they were three quarter-sized very thin crab cakes in a soup of tartar sauce. We decided to let it go. Until another 45 minutes passed, a table next to us was seated, ordered and served before I went back up and asked the guy what was going on. He said, "We're just really busy. I'll check on that." The burgers we ordered weren't even on the grill. They hadn't even started after an hour and a half. No apology. I told him we were bouncing. He just said "whatever".
Just Okay – I'm surprised this place has such a high rating. I went on a recommendation of a friend and wasn't impressed. The service was slow, but friendly. I wasn't happy with the food at all, it was okay at best. I might go back if I had to, but I'm not rushing,
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