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Bone Fish Grill-- Brick-- Been there lately?

Barbarella Jan 9, 2008 05:00 AM

I went to the Grill about a year ago. I remember it being somewhat unorganized, but the food not so bad.(Only one dinner had to be sent back for undercooking). Who has been there lately and what comments can be made? Out of all four of us, I remember the mahi mahi being the best dish, and then the blueberry martini was good.

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  1. sirregular RE: Barbarella Jan 9, 2008 05:24 AM

    I have always enjoyed their Sea Bass (it's a very good thickness, and properly cooked) and the Potatoes Au Gratin that are made with gruyere, swiss and parmesan. They will often try to give you a story about their special (telling you what it tastes like, and what the fish eats, only to have both of them be horribly incorrect), but I've long since learned not to trust a waiter's taste buds over my own.

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      Barbarella RE: sirregular Jan 9, 2008 05:42 AM

      Thanks for the info. I noticed that your go to party dish is speghetti bolognese. I am currently searching for a good receipt for that. Could I possibly try yours out?

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        The Chowhound Team RE: Barbarella Jan 9, 2008 05:47 AM

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      jeanmarieok RE: Barbarella Jan 9, 2008 05:52 AM

      I like the Mango-Pomegranite martini a lot - it's sweet, so one is plenty for me, but boy it's a good drink. I also like the bang bang shrimp, the sea base with the asian glaze, and the potatoes au gratin. My husband has had a couple of their specials, usually some kind of fish with a crab sauce, and he's been happy every time. I like the Bonefish salad, too - with hearts of palm and a light viniagrette dressing.

      I've eaten at the Bonefish 8 or 10 times in the last couple of years, and never had a bad meal.

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        big1515 RE: Barbarella Jan 10, 2008 05:50 AM

        I have eaten in the Brick and Myrtle Beach venues .Both are very good ..Brick has lowered the price for thier lobster tail ..the size is also smaller ....Stay away from the pasta side .mussels and chower are very good

        1. shorebilly RE: Barbarella Feb 15, 2008 10:53 AM

          We went there on Wednesday, and really wish we skipped it! I suppose that if you never ate fresh seafood then the place would be ok, but everything was frozen IQF style fish, aka, awful! My grilled tuna steak was the shape of a baseball, really, with tons of tendons running thru it, nasty! Save your money and go anywhere else!

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            bgut1 RE: shorebilly Feb 15, 2008 10:58 AM

            shorebilly - Sorry about your meal. Although I haven't been back in a while I recall the food to be decent (especially for a chain restaurant).

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              big1515 RE: shorebilly Feb 15, 2008 12:39 PM

              ate there last Sunday with friends .The chower was not hot ,but was tasty ,Other then that it was what we expected ..Service was done with a system as always ,it worked well .We well be back ..!
              PS the place was crowded @ 6:00 pm on winter Sunday nite .that is saying something ..!

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              currymouth RE: Barbarella Feb 15, 2008 01:11 PM

              We have been there twice, Why? because in East Brunswick, we are starved for good, forget good! even decent resturants. I am truly sorry, but Bonefish rates along with Red Lobster, which we've only tried once in the 10 years we have lived here. The service is fine, as well as the "umbrella" drinks, wine list is ok for the suburbs. But the food is disappointing on so many levels. Too salty, overcooked,overpriced,and just not fresh.Please folks, if you want good seafood at a decent price, bring a bottle of white, and be prepared to wait, and go to:Morgan Fishery, on Rt 35 and Midland ave. 732.721.9100. Try the calamari, it's killer.

              1. Beach Chick RE: Barbarella Feb 27, 2008 12:18 PM

                Going to Bonefish Grill in Phoenix next week with the in-laws..none of us have been and my MIL read a horrible review in the AZ Republic when they first opened..hopefully it has gotten better..
                Anything we should stay away from? Things we should definately order?

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                  Suzy Q RE: Beach Chick Feb 27, 2008 01:10 PM

                  It's not terrible, just not very innovative. I like the crabcakes and calamari, and it seems like everyone likes the Bang Bang Shrimp as well.

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                    Beach Chick RE: Suzy Q Feb 27, 2008 02:56 PM

                    Thanks Suzy Q and steakman55!

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                    ziggylu RE: Beach Chick Feb 28, 2008 12:04 PM

                    Stay away from the sauces. If you want to try them be sure to ask for them on the side. We didn't like any of htem and thought the fish was better served with just a squeeze of lemon(You need to ask for lemon).

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                      Suzy Q RE: ziggylu Mar 5, 2008 04:52 PM

                      It's funny how things can differ so much from franchise to franchise - at my local Bonefish, you get one of those little cheesecloth-wrapped lemon wedges with just about everything. Even with some things that I would never think about in terms of adding lemon juice!

                  3. steakman55 RE: Barbarella Feb 27, 2008 02:16 PM

                    There just last week. I think it is not up to the other Outback Steakhoue options. Fleming's is great; Carrabas okay. but BoneFish is missing something. Their bang bang shrimp is super, but sides are weak and I don't really get much from the fish.

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                      steakrules85 RE: Barbarella Feb 28, 2008 05:28 AM

                      I've been to the one in Iselin and love it. Great entrees include the fontina pork, lobster tails, and Lily's chicken isn't bad. The corn and crab chowder is really good too. The potatoes au gratin are delicious. I have never had a bad meal there.

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                        k8t13 RE: Barbarella Mar 5, 2008 10:19 AM

                        We went to the one in Brick last weekend. We didn't have a reservation and the wait was an hour and 45 minutes so we decided to just eat a few apps at the bar. The Bang Bang shrimp was out of this world!! We also loved the Ahi Tuna Sashimi. It was so fresh and it melted in your mouth. Can't wait to go back (with a reservation of course).

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                          fara RE: Barbarella Mar 16, 2008 08:53 AM

                          i went yesterday for the first time. i really enjoyed the fish and chips and crab cakes. i wouldn't order a tuna steak in that type of place, but what i got was much better than expected.

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