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Gutsy Move by Bonefish Grill, I Think

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Gutsy Move by Bonefish Grill, I Think

Bob W. | Mar 10, 2004 09:16 AM

We took my visiting brother, Lurker W., to the new Bonefish Grill at Greenbriar Town Center on Saturday night.

We got there at 5 PM and the joint was close to full. You'd have thought we were in Boca.

Anyway, the gutsy move was to put on the list of specials an obscure fish called corvina. I'm sure some folks recognized it but probably not many. They prepared it in a piccata sauce like the grouper on the regular menu, but for a buck more they added several crispy (i.e. popcorn) shrimp on top. Our excellent server said the corvina was much better than the grouper so i gave it a shot, and it indeed turned out to be a fine piece of fish. Kudos to Bonefish for taking a shot with something they could have been stuck with a ton of (I'm assuming that most chain-going diners are generally not willing to risk trying a fish they've never heard of). Of course, corvina could be really cheap, and this wasn't much of a risk at all for them.

the bang-bang shrimp appy was as good as ever (as rich and spicy as something you might get at copeland's), and the mussels were also quite good, with a perfect sauce to sop up.

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