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Apr 5, 2008 07:01 PM

Bonfire Grill on Austin in Forest Hills?

Anyone been yet, been open about a week or so, place is packed every night when my husband passes by?

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  1. I have not been yet, but intend to go. They opened mid-March, with just appetizers, then went to the full menu about a week or so later. Interesting debate on this place on Queenscentral.

    1. Overall, it's received mediocre to bad reviews from locals. Here's the link.

      1. I ate there Saturday night with my wife. I had a beef burger and she had a salmon burger (which doesn't come with a bun). The food was pretty good, but the seating is tight and the ventilation was not great (it was a bit stuffy). They do have Blue Moon on tap, which is always good. All and all, it was a good experience, but it would have been better if they would remove one or two tables.

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        1. re: voice3

          If a salmon "burger" doesn't come with a bun, isn't it just another piece of salmon?

          1. re: annajasonjh

            Maybe it's ground up salmon, re-formed in the shape of a patty...

        2. I wrote them up on my blog eateryROW: forestHILLS. They were decent, but there's room for improvement. I said this in the review and I'll say it here, their menu is virtually identical to the restaurants the owners have in Manhattan. So folks who believe that they need time to "mature" are kidding themselves. I like them, I'll go back, but at the end of the day, Bonfire won't be teaching our Park Slope rivals that we have better food than them.

          1. Had a really nice cheeseburger at Bonfire Grill in Forest Hills, paired well with J. Lohr Estates Seven Oaks Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 from Paso Robles, California...made from 79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Petite Sirah, 5% Syrah, 4% Petit Verdot, 4% Merlot and 1% Malbec-- quite an intense mix, but it works. Stainless steel fermentation, then 14-16 months in oak casks. Bright reddish purple in color with strong fruity fragrance of cherries cedar and blackberries, and cherry soda, chocolate and vanilla on the mouth. paired nicely.