I know my standarda have now come to an all time low after eating here. Don't ask me why I decided I wanted to try this place over having a choice of this of Le Fandy???
Anyway, we got to Bonefish Grill about 7 p.m. and were told about 40 minute wait. That was fine because my husband had a few call to make. We were seated around 8 ish. The wait staff was very polite, but just a little too overboard with trying to help the customer pick out appetizers, and main dishes. For example, the waiter insisted I would not be sorry if I ordered Coconut Shrimp. (I NEVER order that out because I make it at home on special occasions, plus I know if I really wanted it, I would just buy the same bag Bonefish has from Sam's Club.)
I also don't like when a wait staff presumes they know anything about wine. Clearly they werw mistaken on identifying dry from fruity, but I was not there to teach Wine 101. We shared an appetizer of Ahi Tuna. All I can say, is thank God it was cooked all the way through. They claim all the fish comes in "fresh" everyday, but from the beginning, we did not get that vibe. The Ahi was nothing special, so I won't even mention it.
My dinner was the special Artic Char with lump crabmeat. BLAH! It came out, the char was lukewarm, but the sauce on top, which was so gross, was almost like an alfredo sauce with crab meat in it. The carrots were galzed in way too much brown sugar and butter. My side dish was angel hair with marinara sauce. The angel hair was probably the most edible thing. Mine was missing everything! Flavor, consistancy, appealing to the eye. I did not like mine.
My husband had the Sea Bass on the menu in the Mediterrean sauce. (olive oil, oregano, etc.) His fish was actually bad. He tasted it, then I did, and we both knew. His side was potatoes au gratin. They were more like a lump of mashed with a chunk of velvetta in the middle.
We were really dissapointed with the whole place because even though they recently opened...the entire wait staff were young high school or college kids. Not a manager to be found! Or even anyone over 25 for that matter! We did not complain becaus ewe spent far too much time there, we just asked for the check and the waiter was surprised we did not want to take anything home. (By the way he wanted to make sure he told me what his favorite dessert was, as if I really wanted to know at this point!)
This is just my observation on the place. I will never try this place or go to another, I don't care what the review says! All I have in my head is BLAH!!
Thanks for reading my post!