Bonefish Grill

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2004/08/09 16:06:27 (permalink)

Bonefish Grill

Any comments? We just had the first location in Michigan open up not far from where I live... I guess they're a Florida based chain...
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    garykg6
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    RE: Bonefish Grill 2004/08/09 16:23:35 (permalink)
    not awful but not real seafood as it should be. Formula recipes,generally fresh fish but not always.......bring money!!
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    RE: Bonefish Grill 2004/08/09 16:59:06 (permalink)
    I have not heard any great reviews about ours, just "so-so". Prices were an issue. Myself, I prefer the ol' downhome fish FRY type of place. Grilled fish, although I like it doesn't seem to say with me very long and I'm hungry within an hour or so.
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    RE: Bonefish Grill 2004/08/09 17:31:52 (permalink)
    I live about a mile and a half away from the original prototype location here in St. Petersburg, FL.

    The original location always reminded me of a yuppy style establishment with full bar, lots of wood and ferns. As such, it tended to draw a clicky style crowd which I don't enjoy in a restaurant. Some of the dishes were quite good but as others have pointed out, it's seafood. Down here, if I want seafood, I go to less formal places for it.

    Would I take someone there? Yes, if I wanted a slightly more formal atmosphere. If fact, two years ago, we had our office Christmas dinner there and had a great time.

    John
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    RE: Bonefish Grill 2004/08/10 14:13:19 (permalink)
    I thought that they were a better option then most inland places. The food was good, the portions reasonable. The price is not McD's but not really high either. The selection is broad. The sides, particularly the potato au gratin, are good.

    Compare to Legal, not Red Lobster or certainly not LJS or Capn D.

    Maybe a little cheaper then Legal - maybe a little better too.

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    RE: Bonefish Grill 2004/08/12 00:58:11 (permalink)
    Bone Fish Grill is the latest offering from Outback Steakhouses. I haven't tried it yet, as there are no locations near me, but have heard favorable comments from several sources.
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    RE: Bonefish Grill 2004/10/03 19:26:58 (permalink)
    I knew they were a chain but did not know they were part of Outback. There is one supposed to open here in Knoxville but I do not know if it's up & running yet. Not as interested now as I used to be.

    carl reitz
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    RE: Bonefish Grill 2004/10/03 19:49:47 (permalink)
    The Bonefish is preparing to open on top of Bearden hill and it will be a net location. They have had a manufactured home on site just to interview potential employees. I am glad they are a part of Outback. It appears to be a very attractive structure.

    I am anxious to try their restaurant as soon as they open.

    Paul E. Smith
    Knoxville, TN
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    Poverty Pete
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    RE: Bonefish Grill 2004/10/03 22:05:42 (permalink)
    At the recent "Taste of Music City," I concluded that their shrimp scampi was the best dish of the event.
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    RE: Bonefish Grill 2004/10/03 23:26:51 (permalink)
    I have been to the Myrtle Beach and N. Myrtle Beach locations and have found both to be excellent especially the crabcakes (they use real blue crab) and crab/corn chowder. The desserts are the best and their martini selection is awesome. I found it to be one of the best values anywhere.I strongly reccommend everyone try the Bonefish. Can't wait to get back there.
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    seafarer john
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    RE: Bonefish Grill 2004/10/04 08:51:48 (permalink)
    Martini selection????

    There is only one Martini - a mix of Dry Vermouth and London Gin. All others are fakes, frauds, and blasthemers!. And, need I remind you, the official name of that cocktail made with Dry Vermouth and Vodka,
    as ordained by the Mayor Himself, is The Stalini!!!

    Cheers, John
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    RE: Bonefish Grill 2004/10/04 09:14:38 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by seafarer john

    Martini selection????

    There is only one Martini - a mix of Dry Vermouth and London Gin. All others are fakes, frauds, and blasthemers!. And, need I remind you, the official name of that cocktail made with Dry Vermouth and Vodka,
    as ordained by the Mayor Himself, is The Stalini!!!

    Cheers, John



    A friend of mine concocted her own "martini" last weekend. Vodka, yes, vodka and olive juice(spanish). I just about lost it.
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    RE: Bonefish Grill 2004/10/04 09:56:05 (permalink)
    Sorry, but I like vodka martinis and not the traditional to compliment my meal and found that the martinis at the Bonefish were excellent. If you dane to give them a try you might understand where I am coming from.
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    RE: Bonefish Grill 2004/10/04 10:40:17 (permalink)
    Etched in my memory, right there next to a terrible accident, the death of my favorite dog, and a taste of Luktfisk, is my one and only experience with a STALINI.

    We stay for a few weeks each Winter at a friend's house in Northeast St Pete, not far from the original Bonefish on Fourth Street.
    We have eaten there on occasion and the place is OK, but with a bit of an attitude problem. Always have our Martini's at the house when we are in St Pete, so never tried one at Bonefish, but I take your word for it that they make a good one.

    I have no problem with people drinking and enjoying a STALINI - I think people should drink whatever they like. I do , however, urge that you do not call that STALINI a Martini. It is not a Martini. Next time you go to Bonefish order yourself a STALINI and if the bartender gives you a blank look give him instruction on how to make one.

    Cheers, John
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    TJ Jackson
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    RE: Bonefish Grill 2004/10/04 10:43:34 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Sundancer7

    The Bonefish is preparing to open on top of Bearden hill and it will be a net location.
    With apologies, can you tell me what you mean with regards to 'net location'?
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    RE: Bonefish Grill 2004/10/04 10:56:25 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by TJ Jackson

    quote:
    Originally posted by Sundancer7

    The Bonefish is preparing to open on top of Bearden hill and it will be a net location.
    With apologies, can you tell me what you mean with regards to 'net location'?



    Please pardon the typo by the 62 year old Sundancer who did a spell check but did not pick up net vs. new.

    It is a brand new building and appears to be a very beautiful site.

    Thank you TJ Jackson for bringing this error to my attention.

    Paul E. Smith
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    RE: Bonefish Grill 2004/10/04 11:45:07 (permalink)
    John, I really can't stand the taste of gin, I will just have to take your word for the STALINI, Rat
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    RE: Bonefish Grill 2004/10/04 12:19:44 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by TJ Jackson

    quote:
    Originally posted by Sundancer7

    The Bonefish is preparing to open on top of Bearden hill and it will be a net location.
    With apologies, can you tell me what you mean with regards to 'net location'?


    It must mean that you catch their own fish there.
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    RE: Bonefish Grill 2004/10/04 14:56:12 (permalink)
    CR: You don't have to take my word for the Stalini. It was the name for that drink chosen by the 20,000 members of Roadfood on last December 7th.

    Cheers, john
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    RE: Bonefish Grill 2004/10/17 16:00:34 (permalink)
    Bonefish will open in Chattanooga Oct 25 on Gunbarrel Rd one block east of I-75 at Shallowford Rd Exit. Look forward to trying it.
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    RE: Bonefish Grill 2004/10/17 17:08:31 (permalink)
    We have a Bonefish Grill here in Columbus Ohio but i have not tried it. A little gun shy of "Corp" or "Chain" restaurants....we are in Central Ohio...not too near to water so I'm thinking the seafood will not be too too fresh.
    Indeed, what is with the new Vodka craze while making martinis?? Ever kind of martini imaginable. I like my martini with Gin, vermouth and about three drops of Tabasco. "Dirty" martinis can be too salty. I will admit i love the "vanilla" flavored vodkas and will par take in a few Choc. martinis as a dessert.
    Happy Martini Hunting!!
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    RE: Bonefish Grill 2004/10/17 17:28:06 (permalink)
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    Originally posted by Nemis

    We have a Bonefish Grill here in Columbus Ohio but i have not tried it.

    We do? Where? I don't recall ever seeing anything about one here.
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    RE: Bonefish Grill 2004/10/17 17:32:21 (permalink)
    The Bonefish Grill will open shortly in Knoxville on Bearden Hill. It is a ground up location and the appearance is very good. I hope it lives up to expectations. My experience is that Outback does a good job with all their franchises.

    I can't wait to try it.

    Paul E. Smith
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    RE: Bonefish Grill 2004/10/17 18:48:06 (permalink)
    Well, maybe I'm just easily pleased, but I love the Bonefish Grill here in my Florida community. The mussel appetizer -- mussels in white wine, butter, garlic, onions and tomatoes -- is fabulous and often creates a problem, because you want to eat them all and often don't have room for an entree. Good bread with olive oil and herbs. Good fish, and the steak was fine.

    It is, however, the kind of place that tends to draw a yuppy type crowd, and the one here is constantly packed. And it's not cheap, as noted, either.

    But for a chain, I like it a lot; my girlfriend loves it.
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    RE: Bonefish Grill 2004/10/20 19:41:22 (permalink)
    Glad to see that a Bonefish is opening in Chattanooga...
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    RE: Bonefish Grill 2004/10/21 09:02:51 (permalink)
    We went to our first "Bonefish" in the western Minneapolis suburb of Golden Valley (just west of SR100 on the north side of I-394).
    All it needed to be a perfect fried seafood meal was a serving of hushpuppies. And I told them so.
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    RE: Bonefish Grill 2004/10/21 09:11:46 (permalink)
    Err, sorry Paul, heh, I really never conceived that 'net' was a typo, I thought I'd learn something :-)
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    RE: Bonefish Grill 2004/10/28 12:16:18 (permalink)
    It's on Frantz Road in Dublin South of Tuttle Crossing and North of Hayden Run right near where Dublin Road meets Frantz. It's in a small strip mall with almost NO parking when the place gets busy and the bar there is also busy.

    Over rated in my opinion. Too "yuppie", way overpriced and they are too infatuated with sauces for my taste.

    Good news is that it's not breaded and fried crap.


    quote:
    Originally posted by Michael Hoffman

    quote:
    Originally posted by Nemis

    We have a Bonefish Grill here in Columbus Ohio but i have not tried it.

    We do? Where? I don't recall ever seeing anything about one here.
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    RE: Bonefish Grill 2004/11/01 07:29:41 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by rwschemquest

    It's on Frantz Road in Dublin South of Tuttle Crossing and North of Hayden Run right near where Dublin Road meets Frantz. It's in a small strip mall with almost NO parking when the place gets busy and the bar there is also busy.


    We ate at that location once, and it wasn't bad. It was much better than I expected for eating at a large chain -- but the sauces the previous posted mentioned? They definitely weren't scratch made, but out of a cryo-vaced bag. The seafood was definitely frozen, not fresh, but it was a high quality product.

    The GM (or the GM at opening) is a former coworker of the Exec VP of the "Yes is the answer" restaurant group based in Columbus. You know, the one owned by the high school drop out? If you want seafood, I'd pick one of his restaurants over Bonefish -- although Bonefish is a bit less expensive. The fish was at Bonefish was high quality, but not quite as high as what we've encountered in CMR locations and CMR's sauces blow Bonefish's bagged crap out of the water.

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