Monday, April 11, 2011

Review: Bonefish Grill

I’m sure many of you have been to Bonefish Grill. It is a chain that is located in Hyde Park, West Chester, and Crescent Springs around here.  If you haven’t been there, it’s pretty solid choice for seafood.  I have been many times and have always been pleased!

I recently went with my husband on a Saturday evening.  The ambiance is a modern, busy restaurant without being too loud.  There is a large waiting area inside and outside, which if you don’t have a reservation or go before or after peak hours, there is likely a wait on weekends.  We waited maybe 5 minutes.

Every time I have gone to Bonefish, they have a few specials; typically 2-3 entrees, an appetizer, and drink specials as well.  They also have happy hour 4-6:30 with great deals and $5 drinks daily.  We also order the Bang Bang Shrimp as an appetizer when we go (every Wednesday they have it for $5 all day FYI!) Many people love this dish, and I am in agreement.  It is a crispy shrimp tossed in a spicy, creamy sauce served atop some lettuce.  These are awesome! Pretty much everyone I know, except for my sister, love these!  Even if you don’t love shrimp, these are worth a try.

Our server brought out a basket of warm bread with an olive oil dipping sauce.  The bread was warm and soft, so no complaints there. 

I decided to order the grilled salmon and asparagus salad.  This was served with goat cheese, tomatoes, fennel, green beans and a citrus-herb vinaigrette.  This salad was really good!  It had just the right amount of cheese, green beans, and dressing.  The salmon was cooked very nicely .  I would have liked some more tomatoes and the asparagus was a bit undercooked for me.  I like my asparagus a little less crunchy.  All in all, this was great.  I would get it again for sure.   

My husband went with a surf and turf of a crab cake, sirloin steak, veggies and choice of a side.  He chose the garlic mashed potatoes, party because I wanted some.  I tried the crab cake which was very good, one of the best in comparison to some I have had recently.   I didn’t try the steak, but my husband said it was pretty good; maybe not the best sirloin he’s ever had , it was a bit overcooked, but he liked it.  I love the garlic mashed potatoes, they are very good. 

Our server talked up the desserts, and I was tempted, but passed.  I was full!  We each had two drinks and our bill was around $50. 

I would recommend Bonefish for anyone who is a little skeptical of seafood and wants a variety of choices.  I have gotten the specials here in the past, and they have always been good too.  Service has always been good in my opinion as well.  This night our server was great! He had a lot of knowledge and recommendations and was friendly and outgoing.


Food: 3.5
Service: 3.5
Overall Experience: 3.5

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  1. I thought his best steak ever was at Stone Creek...he must have alot of favorite steaks.

  2. Oh that is his favorite still!! He just thought Bonefish's steak was OK!