BoneFish Grill #HelloNewMenu Review





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Last week, we had an opportunity to visit the Algonquin, Illinois, Bonefish Grill, a chain of casual dining seafood resturants. Recently, the chain introduced a new menu that focuses on “Fresh Choices. Innovative Flavors.”

We made reservations for 7pm on a Sunday evening and were promptly taken to our table when we arrived. The Mediterrean-themed atmosphere, accented with dark woods and white tablecloths, is calming with the restaurant divided between the bar and dining areas. The lighting is low, but at a reasonable level, and diners have a choice between table and booth seating.

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We started our dinner with two drinks from the unique choices on their new menu: the Cold Snap Cucumbuer Cosmo and the Modern Mojito. The Cucumber Cosmo was made from a combination of vodka, orange liquer and cucumbers, and it was served in a drinkglass made of ice. It was very good, but make sure to drink it fast before the glass melts. The Modern Mojito, made with amber rum, fresh mint, orange and Grand Marnier, was another good choice and a refreshing summertime drink.

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For the appetizer, we shared the Asian-inspired, Bang Bang Shrimp. The dish included lightly battered shrimp in a spicy, cream sauce served on a bed of lettuce. This was a good choice as the shrimp were fresh and the sauce gave it a nice kick.

After enjoying our drinks and appetizers, we ordered the Spicy Tuna Bowl and the 13oz Ribeye Steak. The new menu includes a good variety of choices that should satisfy most diners’ preferences. With a focus on grilled food, the menu includes steak, fish and chicken choices served as traditional and bowl-based entrees along with sandwich and taco options. Included with all meals is complimentary ciabatta bread served with basil pesto oil.

spicy tuna bowl

The Spicy Tuna Bowl is one of the new menu items and boasts premium, sushi-grade tuna served with jasmine rick, passion fruit salsa, sweet chile sauce, and avocados. The flavors mixed well together, with no one ingredient overpowering the rest. Also, the quality of the tuna was as advertised with none of the fishy taste found in lower-grade sushi. My only criticism of the dish was that the location we dined at was out of avocados, so I didn’t get the opportunity to experience the dish to its fullest potential.

rib-eye steak

Our other entrée was another new menu item and is included on their gluten-free menu. The 13oz Ribeye Steak is a great choice if fish is not your preference. The steak was cooked to a perfect medium-rare with just the right amount of pink in the middle. The steaks are served with a variety of sauces, but only the chef can confirm which ones are gluten-free, so make sure to come when the chef isn’t off.

So, to wrap up, how was the meal overall and was it a good value? As mentioned above, each of the courses included generous portions, were flavorful, fresh and uniquely presented. Our total bill before tip, but after tax, was $73. Our drinks were priced in the $8-9 range and the Bang Bang Shrimp appetizer was $10.40. You can get the Bang Bang Shrimp for free if you sign up for their email list, but our waitress forgot to take it off of our bill. The prices for the main entrées will vary with the Tuna Bowl at $12.90 and the Ribeye at $24.90. After finishing the large portions, we did not order dessert, but their dessert menu inlcuded a variety of tempting choices.

In total, the prices are reasonable in relation to the quality of both the food and the dining experience. I would recommend visiting a Bonefish Grill near you for a nice night out.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.


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What Others Have Said:

  1. Nichole G says:

    My family loves Bonefish grill they are our favorite!

  2. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    This certainly looks like a very special restaurant, and it sounds like you enjoyed your meal there too. I love fish so this would be my sort of restaurant :-)

  3. I wish there was a Bonefish Grill near me – the Spicy Tuna looks so good!

  4. heather bungc says:

    Love Bonefish Grill. Bang Bang Shrimp are my favorite :)

  5. I haven’t been to a Bonefish Grill in forever! I loved their bang-bang shrimp. That tuna looks delicious! I may need to head out to the closest location (25 minutes away) just to have my fix of their shrimp and to try their tuna since it’s been long overdue.

  6. I’ve never been to a Bonefish Grill but after reading this post, I’m going to seek one out. I loved the atmopshere and the food sounded great!

  7. Pamela Gurganus says:

    My husband and I keep talking about trying Bonefish Grill, but are new to the are and don’t know anyone personally that’s been, so I was really excited to run across your review! Thank you so much for sharing this information!

  8. laurie damrose says:

    Looks good,would love to try their food.

  9. Rita Leonard says:

    I love the Bonefish Grill. Lots of great food.

  10. Jen Rodrigues says:

    All this food looks so good and yummy.

  11. Amy Baker says:

    I was at a Bonefish Grill a couple of years ago on vacation…..this food certainly looks better than what I had then….I will have to check to see where one is close to home! I would for certain skip the melting drink glass….but that shrimp and tuna looks delicious!

  12. Sumbul Aslam says:

    Food looks great …..I love seafood

  13. Holly Thomas says:

    Ribeye is my favorite cut and that looks awesome!!

  14. I have never been to the BoneFish Grill but the food does look delicious. I would love to try the Spicy Tuna Bowl. Thank you for sharing this review.

  15. Brigid OHara Koshko says:

    Looks awesome. A great date night restaurant. I will be sure to look for BoneFish Grill in my area. Thanks for the review.

  16. Deborah D says:

    There is no bone fish grill around here. After reading this post I wish wthere was one.

  17. maryem el farsaoui says:

    mmmm looks so yummy enjoooy 😀

  18. We have been aiming to try this one out. I have heard some great reviews. Thanks for the information.

  19. maryem el farsaoui says:

    this looks amazingly delicious nom nom nom lol !! thank you fo sharing these amazing dishes with uss

  20. Last July was the first time I went to a Bonefish grill and I was impressed. Our server was talking about a new menu. I really enjoyed it and I don’t usually like chain restaurants although my husband and I love seafood. The food was hot and delicious and the prices are reasonable. I only wish we had a Bonefish Grill near us.

  21. Donna Jacoby says:

    Thank you for sharing! I try to read reviews such as this before I go to restaurants as I no longer eat meat. It helps me decide if I would be able to find something for myself or pass the recommendation on to my son.

  22. The Spicy Tuna looks very good!

  23. Huuum everythings looks delicious! :-)

  24. We don’t have a BoneFish Grill near us but from their site and your review I wish we did. Love seafood of any kind and all this looks so delicious. If we run across one when traveling I will surely stop in.

  25. We love Bonefish Grill – it’s one of our go-to restaurants.

  26. margaret peg m says:

    we loooove ‘bonefish grill’, any menu they have will be good. i bought gift cards to here for family for x-mas!

  27. Looks tasty! What a great place to eat.

  28. Jennifer Heintz says:

    I am not sure the same menu choice will be available now, as the chains change their offerings so frequently. But BangBang Shrimp is here to stay! Thanks for the review.

  29. karen hunter says:

    I have never ate at Bone Fish before but would love to one day

  30. Michael Perkins says:

    Looks very delish, been meaning to hit them..

  31. Christine says:

    The Spicy Tuna Bowl is something I would definitely order. I love seafood so I would probably order the Bang Bang shrimp as well.

  32. I do have to say that the food looks very delicious , from the ribeye steak, to the Asian-inspired, Bang Bang Shrimp. I also like your drinks your ordered but I am not liking the lighting situation they have going on in there.. I wouldn’t visit just because of that, I want ta clear view of the place.

  33. Robin W says:

    We have one not too terribly far from us but I have never been. I have heard that the food and service are excellent. However, at least here, it’s a little pricey. But I would love to go at least once!

  34. Tamra Phelps says:

    The Bang Bang Shrimp looks delicious! I wish we had a BoneFish Grill nearby!