Restaurant Reviews

Binging on Seafood in Bonefish Grill

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So it was the hubby’s birthday on Sunday and we wanted to go somewhere to have some nice lunch. Our original choice was Ruth’s Chris Steak House but turns out on Sundays they open at 2 pm.

Note to self: always, always check the timings of restaurants before you head out. That way, you won’t make a fool of yourself. Thankfully, Bonefish Grill was pretty close by from where we were and having never been there before, we decided to give it a try.

Luckily there was no waiting time and we were quickly seated. The ambience was warm and welcoming and to start off, we ordered their Pomegranateย Martini and Mimosa. Both the cocktails were delightful and not overly sweet.

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Apparently their Bang Bangย Shrimpย in the appetizersย (btw, that name totally makes me chuckle๐Ÿ˜Š) is so famous that the server immediately asked us whether we would like to start off with them. The shrimpย tossed in a creamy, buttery sauce was utterly tender, crispy and delish! I liked their presentation – looked like a mountain of shrimp ready to be devoured.

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Now, does it ever happen to you that you fall in love with something soooo much that you decide to get a second round of that exact same thing? Yeah, that happened to us. And so we decided to attack the scrumptious shrimp once again!

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As we finished the second round of our appetizer, we knew we couldn’t handle two entrรฉes. So we got their 6 oz. sirloin served with garlic mashed potatoes and coleslaw. The potatoes were perfectly creamy but to be completely honest, I was a tad bit disappointed with the steak. We had asked for medium-rare sirloin but it was a little overcooked. Bummer! It was pretty delicious, but for me, the beef becomes a bit too chewy when it is overcooked.ย 

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Or maybe I’m just spoiled after eating the top-notch steak we had at Gordon’s ๐Ÿ˜‰ย 

We skipped the dessert as there was a perfectly delicious cheesecake chilling in my fridge which I had got for the hubby ๐Ÿฐ

For me, this was a bitter-sweet experience – while the shrimp (which we devoured to its very last bit) truly lived up to the hype, the steak was just okay. Next time, I would love to go there just to get a hold of some of that delicious Bang Bang Shrimp!ย ๐Ÿ˜‰

XOXO

Smiling Notes

 

 

 

 

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46 Comments

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    anotherfoodieblogger

    February 23, 2016

    That shrimp does look AMAZING!

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      Smiling Notes

      February 23, 2016

      Oh it was really delish! Wish I knew how to make that way at home ๐Ÿ˜›

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    Erika Kind

    February 23, 2016

    I just had dinner but that shrimp mountain looks to die for! It is lovely what you had planned for your husband!

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      Smiling Notes

      February 23, 2016

      Thanks a lot Erika.. it was truly one of the best shrimp dishes I have had ๐Ÿ˜‰

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        Erika Kind

        February 23, 2016

        Whenever I come back to NYC I will ask you about it again!!!

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    Lifestylebites3

    February 23, 2016

    Shrimp mountain looks so awesome

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    anroworld

    February 23, 2016

    Great, I also would like to taste that Bang Band Shrimps! Yeah, name is very funny and gives me extra thoughts!

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    Sunshinebright

    February 23, 2016

    I’m also a fan of Bonefish Grille. And you are right. Their bang bang shrimp are fabulous. Thanks for saying “hello” on my blog.

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      Smiling Notes

      February 23, 2016

      Their shrimp are indeed fabulous right?! Btw I see that you are back to blogging after a long time.. welcome back! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Freda @ Aromatic essence

    February 23, 2016

    Awesome review there!! We went to Bonefish grill for Valentine’s :p The server asked us about the bang bang shrimp too, I decided to skip it and ordered the Thai coconut shrimp , that was delicious as well:)

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      Smiling Notes

      February 23, 2016

      Oh that is such a co-incidence Freda!! Hahaa that is really funny. now next time I’m definitely gonna try out the Thai coconut shrimp ๐Ÿ˜˜and maybe you can give a try to that bang bang shrimp lol ๐Ÿ˜‹

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    Jim Noonan

    February 23, 2016

    Sounds delicious! Thanks for the post! I will definitely check out Bonefish Grill!

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      Smiling Notes

      February 23, 2016

      Thanks a lot Jim!! Glad you liked my post ๐Ÿ˜Š

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    Lynz Real Cooking

    February 23, 2016

    Wow thanks for taking us along! I love the name of that Shrimp!!

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    Carol Balawyder

    February 23, 2016

    I ate bang bang shrimp at the Bone Fish in Belleair Bluffs, Florida and loved it, though I asked for the sauce on the side. I also had with that an order of edeme, which was delicious and with a glass of white wine was just enough.

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      Smiling Notes

      February 23, 2016

      Wow getting the sauce on the side was a smart move Carol! Going to keep that in mind the next time I go there ๐Ÿ˜œ thanks a lot for reading my post!

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    Sakthi

    February 23, 2016

    Presentation makes the shrimp mouthwatering ๐Ÿ™‚

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      Smiling Notes

      February 23, 2016

      Very true ๐Ÿ˜Š one tends to fall in love with the food even before he eats it if it is beautifully presented!

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        Sakthi

        February 23, 2016

        Exactly ๐Ÿ™‚ Hopefully you can share more menu’s in future ๐Ÿ™‚

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          Smiling Notes

          February 23, 2016

          Thanks a lot for your sweet words dear ๐Ÿ˜Š

          • Sakthi

            February 23, 2016

            Thank you too ๐Ÿ™‚

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    lynne hoareau

    February 24, 2016

    Happy belated Birthday to your hubby. Shamira, that Bang Bang Shrimp looks so divine. I am not surprised you went back for seconds ๐Ÿ™‚ . Your pics are so lovely. I really love your blog. x

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      Smiling Notes

      February 24, 2016

      Thank you for your wishes Lynne! And thanks for your appreciation and kind words too.. It Really means a lot to me my dear! *hugs* to you ๐Ÿ˜˜

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    Celebrating Sunshine

    February 24, 2016

    Wow, Bonefish Grill is my favorite! It’s the place where I’ve been celebrating my birthday for… 6 years now. And I love their Bang-bang shrimp! But who doesn’t…? Where do you live?

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      Smiling Notes

      February 24, 2016

      Wow that is so cool! And it is now one of my new favorites ๐Ÿ˜œ I live in New Jersey… What other dishes would you recommended from that place?

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        Celebrating Sunshine

        February 24, 2016

        Oh, all of them! The mussels are fantastic, the fillet mignon, the sea bass is my hubby’s favorite (flaky and juicy), and they have the best mojito in the world. But we always have the bang-bang shrimp when we go there!

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          Smiling Notes

          February 24, 2016

          Ooh I love mussels.. Maybe next time I can try some of these dishes out along with the bang bang shrimp ๐Ÿ˜ƒThanks for the recommendation my dear.

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    Sadie's Nest

    February 24, 2016

    Ok Shamira, the Bang Bang Shrimp look awesome! I wish I could do that… it’s on my list now.

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      Smiling Notes

      February 24, 2016

      Sadie I’m sure you will love it! It was delicious and one of the most loved dishes in there ๐Ÿ˜Š

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    The Oracle Jasmine Kyle

    February 26, 2016

    I will start at the top of that shrimp pile and dive right down! I see this place often and I will stop in now because of this post thank you for refreshing my restaurant go to list!

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      Smiling Notes

      February 26, 2016

      Hehee I’m sure you gonna dive right into that shrimp pile ๐Ÿ˜œ I’m so glad you liked my post! Thanks a lot and happy to see you here.

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    The WheatandTares

    March 2, 2016

    We, also, like Bonefish, and their Bang Bang Shrimp is to die for! It’s funny you posted this about the steak, because we had the same experience once at Bonefish. (and we live in GA) Maybe that’s just the way they are trained to cook it…? We’ve just decided to get seafood when we go there, and their swordfish is delicious! If you go for lunch, it is on their dinner menu; however, they’ve served it for us twice, even though, we went for lunch. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Mmmm, makes me want to go get some Bang Bang Shrimp today for lunch! ๐Ÿ™‚

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      Smiling Notes

      March 2, 2016

      Wow.. it is indeed funny how both of us had the same experience with their steak (we live in NJ)
      And I think you are right.. I’m gonna stick to the seafood options too the next time we go there ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for the swordfish recommendation.. definitely on my list now!

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    Casey

    March 3, 2016

    I may have to find one of those just for the shrimp! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Found you on HarsH ReaLiTy. ๐Ÿ™‚

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      Smiling Notes

      March 3, 2016

      Haha trust me, their shrimp is the bomb! Thank you so much for heading over from Jason’s blog ๐Ÿ™‚

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