Bonefish Grill

Saturday, the Husby and I went out for an early date night, and decided on the Bonefish Grill.

Our local restaurant has a revolving door which deposits you in the waiting/bar area. There just so happened to be a TV tuned to the game of the nearby college football team.

Bonefish Grill is definitely a bit more upscale.

The staff had a definite dress code, whether slacks and a blazer, or one of those jackets like what you see on Hell’s Kitchen.

The tables did have vinyl and paper covers, but there were cloth napkins. Along with the low lighting, there was a little electric tea light at each table to lend a sense of romantic privacy.

At the time, there were having a special featuring dinner for two, including an appetizer, two entrees, and a dessert. All for fifty dollars.

The Bang Bang Shrimp was specific to the special menu, and for very good reason. The shrimp arrived at the table, resting on a bed of iceberg lettuce, drizzled with sauce and sprinkled with chives.

The Bang Bang Shrimp tastes as good as it looks.

The breeding was light and crispy, holding the zesty sauce rather well. The chopsticks that were provided made the experience that much more fun, largely because we had so little practice with them.

All too soon, the shrimp was gone, and the sauced-up lettuce was looking rather tasty…

For our chosen entrees, Kevin had the wild snapper and shrimp while I had the Rockfish. The fish was cooked to perfection, and was tender and flaky.

The snapper came with rice pilaf and green beans. The sauce was moderately spiced, such as what we would make at home for ourselves. The green beans were cooked just enough so that they still had a bit of crunch. I did not try the rice, however.

With the Rockfish, I had my choice of sides – broccoli and french fries. The citrus aioli was not over-powering, but it was a bit underwhelming at the same time. The broccoli was well cooked and tender and came with a butter sauce that could have been more evenly distributed. The French Fries were excellent, and I am sure that they were made in-house. They were perfectly seasoned with just the right about of crispness.

For dessert, we ordered the cheesecake to go, since we were so stuffed. They sent both caramel and chocolate sauce with it, but I chose to pour the caramel over it.

I find most baked cheesecakes to be overly dense and a bit dry. Not this one. It was the most moist and creamy that I have ever had. Even with the caramel over the top, it was not overly sweet and seemed to melt in your mouth.

With two drinks apiece, the evening ran us about seventy dollars, not including the gratuity. Sadly, my husband and I were not carded when we ordered our drinks – either we were obviously in our mid-thirties, or those who would be underage are presumed to be unable to afford to eat there.

I would most definitely go there again, and look forward to bringing others with us.

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