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Sep 1, 2011 07:44 PM

Bonefish Grill - Middletown

Yes, Middletown. There's a "Coming Soon" sign in front of Whole Foods on rt. 35. Always had good meals at this chain. Looking forward to having one in the neighborhood.

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  1. nice! this one is closer to me than the one in woodbridge.

    1. Passed by the corner space this afternoon. Bonefish Grill's are typically large restaurants, yes? This one will be quite small in comparison.

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      1. re: HillJ

        I think it will be fine. It seems to be about the same size as the last one I was in, maybe even a little wider.

      2. Bonefish Grill, one of the worst seafood restaurants on earth-- rival to Red Lobster!

        For a far superior seafood experience, Blue Water in Red Bank is about 100x better. Also Bahr's and Inlet Cafe in Highlands.

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        1. re: menton1

          I have to disagree. I've always had very good meals at BFG, and many agree with that assessment. Close in quality to Legal Seafood. Bahr's is not much better than Red Lobster (and has nothing to compare with the biscuits), and Inlet Cafe has had many recent bad reviews.

          I haven't been to Blue Water yet so can't compare personally.

          1. re: menton1

            Never had a good meal at Bahr's. period. Never seen the inside of a RL. And, I haven't yet had a meal at Bonefish Grill or Blue Water but Inlet Cafe is hit or miss.

            Last delicious fish entree I enjoyed was the sea bass with braised baby bok choy at Nemo's. One of the most consistent places around (lately).

            1. re: HillJ

              As an aside to all of this, we went to BWG a couple of days before the there were no excuses- horrible, tasteless oysters, boring special of lobster fra diablo- it had absolutely no taste, and maybe the worst rendition of grilled calamari on the East Coast- IMHO, avoid this place at all costs- Friendly service tho. One more note, when the owner came by and saw we didn't eat the calamari, he told us he'd "take care of it". Whatever that meant, it was on our bill and he took care of nothing. PASS!!

              1. re: HillJ

                My parents love Bahrs in the Highlands. This is clear evidence to me that this place sucks. However, I have never been. Don't care very much for the Inlet Cafe either. For an overall good seafood experience, it's still the Belford Bistro for me.

                Belford Bistro
                870 Main Street, Belford, NJ 07718

              2. re: menton1

                Blue Water Seafood in Red Bank was awlful. I posted a reviewed about a month ago. Bahr is worse and the Inlet Cafe has been hit or miss. Too many "misses" and we have not been back in over a year. The best fish dishes in the area are still at the Belford Bistro.

                Belford Bistro
                870 Main Street, Belford, NJ 07718

                Blue Water Cafe
                11205 Long Beach Blvd, Long Beach Township, NJ 08008

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                1. Cantkick,

                  I cannot possibly imagine why my innocuous post was removed, but if you were offended in any way, you have my regrets.

                  To answer your earlier question....the restaurants in the flood zones most certainly received water damage....places along the Passaic River ,most notably,.... Totowa, Wayne, Paterson, Wallington, Lodi and Little Falls were hardest hit....but places affected in the corridors of 287, 80, 23 and 46.....that may not have had water damage probably suffered from loss of power, so they probably lost all their perishables at the very least. I noticed place that were fortunate enough to still have power were very busy in the immediate aftermath, but since the major roads were blocked, they were most certainly affected in receiving any food deliveries in the days after. I know all the restaurants at WillowBrook Mall were closed due to flooding and one side of Riverside Square Mall did not have power for a few days. I'm sure one of my hangouts experienced water damage...I saw that they had concrete barriers in place to try and ward off the expected overflow from the stream they are next to, but in passing a couple of days after, I saw a dumpster and dirt/mud in the lot.....not a good sign. The last big storm completely destroyed their interior.....and Irene was worse in terms of flooding overall.

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                  1. re: fourunder

                    Thanks for the report. I don't specifically remember your post, but if there were anything amiss with it, I'm sure I would recall something. It's not clear to me, and I'm sure others, why many of the posts are removed from time to time.

                    FWIW, the one time we've ordered out since power came back to the area, a usually reliable place was pretty bad. It tasted like they used very stale ingredients. I wonder if others had similar experiences.