Eating out plays a large role in our social activities at our vacation home in sunny Florida. We get together with our neighbours a couple of times a week to eat at the clubhouse, at the Early Revue, or at a restaurant. Most times eating out with them involves dinner followed by entertainment and socializing with other friends we have met there as well. Their restaurant choices tend to be chain restaurants. Since they live there year round and eat out daily, they tend to know all of the best places to eat. They also know where to find all the best culinary deals. As a result, we have joined a few restaurant loyalty programs which give extra savings and like many seniors in the area, we eat dinner considerably earlier in the day than we are used to at home.
The facade of Bonefish Grill is impressive with its modern stucco exterior and sleek lines in a neutral light taupe and off white trim set on a background of palm trees and blue skies. It is nicely lit to soften the hard lines. The parking lot is spacious with ample parking to accommodate the busy eatery. Large entrance doors beckon you to enter the cozy dining area, promising an enjoyable dining experience.
Olive oil is a tasty, lower calorie alternative to butter for bread. It is delicious plain or lightly seasoned with herbs or even sun dried tomatoes. I often serve olive oil for dipping with my homemade breads. Although any olive oil can be used, we prefer a light olive oil.
This is one dish I will be working on a clone recipe! The shrimp is so tasty that it would make for a nice meat portion of a meal or served as an appetizer. I brought a bottle of creamy, spicy sauce home to experiment with but have opened it yet.
One of our friends ordered the grilled wild gulf grouper with French green beans and potatoes au grautin. The tender, flakey grouper was perfectly grilled with nice hash marks. The au grautin potatoes were rich and creamy. This delicious entrée was a real keeper!
Our dining experience at this Bonefish Grill location was delightfully pleasant. The friendly waitstaff were attentive and efficient, much in keeping with the cozy atmosphere. The food was perfectly cooked and nicely presented. The portion sizes were a good size but not too big. All in all, we certainly will be visiting Bonefish Grill again!