This post is sponsored by Bonefish Grill. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
One of our favorite restaurants to dine at is Bonefish Grill. In fact, chances are that if we have a rare date-night without the kids, you will find us at Bonefish Grill usually at 5:30. We’ll spend a couple of hours eating and relaxing and enjoying the silence 🙂 Then we’ll head home and put the kiddos to bed. We are fortunate because we have a restaurant within walking distance to our house. Because it’s so close, we’ve also been known to order takeout on nights when I don’t want to cook or I don’t want to eat what I’ve cooked for the kiddos.
Our local Bonefish Grill in Trinity, Florida remodeled much of their restaurant and hubby and I wanted to check out all of the changes. We also wanted to try some of the seasonal items on their menu. With Grandma watching our kids, we headed to Bonefish to work hard on this Bonefish Grill Review. 😉
We immediately noticed the restaurant was packed. That’s a sign of good food! One of the first changes we noticed was that the paintings on the walls have been replaced with newer, more modern paintings.
We loved the changes to the wall separating the bar area with the rest of the restaurant. It’s not a full-wall. It’s more like a half wall with lights, open air openings, and interesting structural designs.
The separating wall now has wine bottles on display and they give a much more mature and sophisticated atmosphere to the restaurant. The flooring has been replaced and the seat cushions have been replaced. Also, the wine displays in the bar area have been changed to really highlight and display the wine. All of the changes throughout the restaurant are very impressive. The sleek interior design gives the restaurant a more modern feel.
When we were seated for our meal, we noticed that our server immediately brought us water, bread and olive oil and the menu. In the past, we’ve usually waited for bread. We were told that one of the changes Bonefish Grill has made is to bring bread right when patrons are seated. Hubby likes that change – he can very easily eat two loaves 😉
We started our meal with our favorite. Bang Bang Shrimp. If you haven’t tried it yet, you simply must. The shrimp is crispy and tossed in a creamy spicy sauce. It’s served over lettuce. And a tip! If you are fans of Bang Bang Shrimp and wish you could have it on a large salad, ask your server. My hubby has been known to ask for a special salad topped with this shrimp. So good. Also, if you want to get a deal on Bang Bang Shrimp, head to Bonefish Grill on Wednesdays. Wednesday is “Bang Wednesday” and Bang Bang Shrimp is just $6!
Bonefish Grill’s seasonal menu has Lobster, Crab and Artichoke Dip on it and we wanted to try it out. The chips are seasoned tortilla strips and the dip was served hot. We were pleasantly surprised to see and taste huge lumps of lobster, crab meats and artichokes. If you enjoy seafood in dips, don’t miss this.
For dinner, hubby and I split two entrees. We tried out the seasonal entree Cedar Plank Bourbon Salmon. The salmon is covered in a maple and bourbon glaze that gave an awesome flavor. This dish typically comes with jasmine rice and rainbow colored carrots. We substituted the carrots for spinach. If you enjoy spinach, their spinach is awesome. It’s buttery and garlicy. Seriously so good.
The second entree we split is my favorite salad: Cilantro Lime Shrimp Salad. It’s not unusual to see my husband picking up this salad to-go at our local Bonefish. This salad is topped with 5 huge grilled shrimp, crispy tortilla strips, roasted corn, black beans, feta, grape tomatoes, red onion and cilantro lime vinaigrette. It’s wonderful.
To end our night, hubby wanted dessert. He wanted to get the Chocolate Crème Brûlée. I was too full to have more than one bite. If you like chocolate, this crème brûlée is for you. My hubby was telling me that he was stuffed but he still managed to eat every bit of dessert on his plate 😉
If you haven’t tried Bonefish Grill before, you must. While I was asked to write this Bonefish Grill Review, my hubby and I seriously love this restaurant and would have gone here unprompted. It is a wonderful place to go for date-nights. And, if you are looking for a place to go to for Sunday Brunch, their Sunday Brunch menus is wonderful as well. Head HERE to read my Bonefish Grill Sunday Brunch Review.
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