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Bonefish grill

Recently opened one in my area. I've heard really good things but would love to hear opinions from the 'hounds.

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  1. I like Bonefish. I love the bang-bang shrimp and I usually get the salmon with the fruit salsa (can't remember the exact name of it).

    1. The bang-bang shrimp was a little too spicy for me, but I really enjoyed the Pistachio Parmesan Crusted Rainbow Trout with the staff-recommended Potatoes Au Gratin side.

      1. I love everything about Bonefish Grill.... I usually get the Chillian Sea Bass with Asian sauce-wow-is it good, with the Au Gratin Potatoes.....

        1. Went to the Bonefish Grill (up North in KC) a few months ago and was pleasantly surprised at how much we enjoyed it. We had excellent service. The waiter told me about a Roquefort sauce that was not on the menu and I thought it was pretty darn good (on swordfish). My husband loved the Asian sauce (with Sea Bass - I think?). My kids loved the Bang Bang Shrimp and Calamari. I thought they were adequate.

          1. i have not been yet but the new bonefish in detroit (sterling heights) got a very nice writeup in the paper. kind of shocked me since its in the same family as outback steakhouse.

            by the way, they put the bonefish on one side of a large stand alone building (in the ring around lakeside mall) and on they other side, they opened their other concept - cheeseburger in paradise which is a partnership between outback and jimmy buffett's maragaritaville holdings co. kind of like a red robin amped up on buffett songs and parrot heads (pass the tequila to dull my headache...)

            1. Save for one time where the tuna was mostly connective tissue, I've generally enjoyed eating at the Destin, FL location. Mr. Mouse loves their sea bass. Servers and management are generally quick to correct any problems that do happen.

              I think what helped is that they started up in coastal Florida, where people can be very picky about their fish at that price point. So they had to be relatively decent about quality control if they were going to compete with the locals in their early markets.

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              1. re: beachmouse

                Beachmouse is dead on. Bonefish Grill started out in St. Petersburg, FL. The Outback Restaurant Group approached the owners about expanding out their concept just like they did with Carraba's Italian.

                Bonefish does well even here in Tampa. The service is usually good and is an upscale alternative to Tom's, Bill's, <insert homey name>'s "crab" shack.

                As far as their menu, I like their bang bang shrimp and their mussels josephine. I wonder if they borrowed the mussels recipe from their sister chain, Carraba's?

              2. I have eaten at 3 different Bonefish Grills across the Midwest and the food has been consistent and very good - I consider this to be one of the best seafood chains I have eatne at -

                1. Tried to eat dinner Saturday at the one here in Overland Park, KS and it was insane! The parking lot was packed at 9:00 pm and there was a huge line waiting outside! Ended up at Yia Yia's, one of my favorites, so not a bad evening after all. I think I'll wait until the crowds die down a bit before I try again.

                  1. I generally stay away from chains, but Bonefish is really good. I can easily make a meal on the corn/crab chowder and crabcakes. All the fish I've had here has been top knotch. Well-trained servers.

                    1. I like it! I went to one in a Seattle suburb. Great service, great seafood. Awesome desserts, too.

                      1. Bonefish dining is not all that. I was disappointed by the selections, the chowder I was served was not very hot and the flavor was dull. My entree was overcooked. And where I live, this is about the best choice for seafood. The service was good, they did try to steer me towards the high end of the menu. I left with the feeling of "is that all there is?"

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                        1. re: tiomano

                          I would have to agree with you as far as the one time I went there. My fish was incredibly bland and was supposed to have a sweet and spicy salsa, but there was no spice! My husband liked it, but I definitely left with the feeling of "is that all there is" too!

                        2. I just had my first Bonefish exp at the original in St. Pete, and I have to say it was amazing! Had the Bang Bang, Mahi w/ Pan Asian on the side and finished w/ the Creme dessert. Also should add that our server, Rome, was the best waitress I've ever encountered. Best to all, b bum.....

                          1. It should be noted that the fontina chops (while not seafood) are amazing.