Family-owned restaurant Bonfire Grill brings international flair to Tomball

Bonfire Grill is located in downtown Tomball on West Main Street.

Bonfire Grill is located in downtown Tomball on West Main Street.

Image description
Bonfire Grill
Image description
Bonfire Grill
Image description
Starting the bonfire
The Morris family opened Bonfire Grill about three years ago with the goal to bring high-quality food, wine, beer and spirits to downtown Tomball, an area that lacked this genre of cuisine, co-owner Curtis Morris said.

In December 2018, the family hired General Manager Thomas Perez, a world-renowned sommelier—a wine steward who specializes in wine service as well as wine and food pairing—to heighten the restaurant’s ability to offer the best-quality service. Perez has traveled the world, including France and Spain, to educate himself on different cultures’ ways of serving wines and foods, he said.

“We don’t just want customers to come in and experience Bonfire; we want them to come in and feel like family,” Morris said. “We want them to have the experience where they can relax and feel like they’re at home but enjoy the best food that [they] can get in the area.”

The restaurant offers lunch and dinner menus, which add an international influence to new American fare, Morris said, including dishes such as pan-seared avocado cakes, brick-oven pizzas, specialty burgers and pork ragu.

Additionally, Bonfire offers high-end bourbons, whiskeys and wines, which few restaurants in the Greater Houston area offer, Morris said.

“We want people to know that when they’re coming here, they’re coming for a great drink and great food that they’re not going to find elsewhere. These aren’t drinks you can find down the street,” he said.

Morris, who grew up in Tomball and graduated from Tomball High School, said Bonfire uses locally sourced ingredients whenever possible to support fellow Tomball businesses. Bonfire’s meat is ground and smoked in-house. Pizza dough and sauces are made in-house as well.

“I’ve been here most of my life, so getting to see the city grow and be able to participate in that growth has been a lot of fun,” Morris said. “Getting to see it from when I was a little kid to what it is now is just amazing, and we’re lucky to be part of it.”

Bonfire Grill
425 W. Main St., Tomball
832-702-9031
www.bonfiregrill.net
Hours: Tue.-Thu. 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 11 a.m.-10 p.m., closed Sun.-Mon.
SHARE THIS STORY


MOST RECENT

Houston 2026 World Cup Bid Committee
Houston vying to become host city for 2026 FIFA World Cup

Houston is among 17 U.S. cities in the race to host the World Cup and is competing against other major cities, such as New York City, Los Angeles and Dallas, for the nod.

Northbound main lanes of the Tomball Tollway will be closed beginning 10 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, causing all drivers to exit the tollway just south of FM 2920. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Closure of Tomball Tollway main lanes, northbound lanes in Magnolia this weekend, Dec. 13-16

Northbound main lanes of the Tomball Tollway will be closed beginning 10 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, causing all drivers to exit the tollway just south of FM 2920.

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner addresses the Texas General Land Office at a Dec. 11 public hearing. (Shawn Arrajj/Community Impact Newspaper)
Houston area leaders call for more federal flood dollars at public meeting

Officials expressed concerns about proposed limitations for how federal funds will be allocated throughout the state.

The Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District accepted the resignation of its board president Dec. 10. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District board president resigns; hydrologist contract terminated

The Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District meeting Dec. 10 brought two immediate changes.

Enjoy candlelight tours at the Tomball Museum Center this Friday and Saturday, Dec. 13-14. (Anna Lotz/Community Impact Newspaper)
Carols, cocoa, Santa Claus and more: 4 things to do in Tomball, Magnolia this weekend, Dec. 13-15

Here are a few of the events going on in the Tomball and Magnolia areas this weekend, Dec. 13-15.

Voters will have a chance to decide Republican and Democratic nominees in the March 3 primaries. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Constable Chris Jones, US Rep. Kevin Brady to see contested races in 2020 primaries

Voters will have a chance to decide Republican and Democratic nominees in the March 3 primaries.

McCoy's Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is now open in Tomball.
McCoy's Brazilian Jiu Jitsu & MMA offering mixed martial arts training in Tomball

McCoy's Brazilian Jiu Jitsu & MMA, which opened Dec. 2, offers various mixed martial arts trainings in the Tomball area.

Unique Hair Studio opened in mid-November in Magnolia. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Unique Hair Studio now open on FM 1774 in Magnolia area

A new hair salon, Unique Hair Studio, opened in the Magnolia area in mid-November.

Check out the annual Tomball German Christmas Market this weekend, Dec. 13-15, in Old Town Tomball. (Courtesy city of Tomball)
German Christmas Market: A guide to the Tomball event this weekend, Dec. 13-15

Take a look at our guide for attending the Tomball German Christmas Market this weekend.

Bigotes Street Tacos
Bigotes Street Tacos to open third location in Spring

The Spring food truck will be the eatery's third location.

HCA Houston Healthcare Conroe multidisciplinary team
HCA Houston Healthcare Conroe develops new heart surgery alternative

The hospital now offers a minimally invasive Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement, or TAVR, procedure to replace a narrowed aortic valve with a catheter, instead of open heart surgery.

The Tomball ISD board of trustees unanimously approved the creation of the Tomball ISD Academy of Energy and International Business on Dec. 10, the first on-site education program of its kind in the state. (Kara McIntyre/Community Impact Newspaper)
Tomball ISD Academy of Energy and International Business to debut August 2020

The Tomball ISD board of trustees unanimously approved the creation of the Tomball ISD Academy of Energy and International Business on Dec. 10, the first on-site education program of its kind in the state.

Back to top