The Bonefish Grill is one of my favorite chain restaurants, because I love fresh fish. In Central Virginia, 3 hours from the Atlantic coast, it is difficult to find a place that serves consistently good seafood recipes.
The Bonefish Grill does not disappoint our family. The food is good, the restaurant is always busy, and the waitstaff is friendly. We also live north of town, so this is the closest “nice” restaurant near home.
My husband always gets their lemon butter tilapia with a side of garlic mashed potatoes and steamed broccoli. I personally find the broccoli to be too salty, but I can attest to the lemon butter sauce being delicious. My daughters often order this as well.
Recently, I am addicted to the Spicy Ahi Tuna Bowl or the full size appetizer Ahi Tuna Sashimi (same as the bowl without rice or avocado).
The black and white sesame crust on the tuna adds really nice color and texture to the tender fish, and I absolutely love jasmine rice and avocado with anything. I always ask for a side of wasabi and soy sauce, because I do not care for the sweet chili sauce that is designed to be poured over the dish. I have never been into a sweet main course. This is also a good size. It is not too big, and it leaves room for dessert.
Bonefish does not have a great selection of desserts, but their Crème Brûlée is decent.
NOTE: this Crème Brûlée is 875 calories! This is a little too high for me to bear, so I always share.
In October, Bonefish Grill usually offers a Pumpkin Spice version. This is a must-have for me – and I have a hard time sharing this one. I go crazy for good old American Pumpkin Spice.