Bonefish Grill – Weston, Florida : Mediocre – At Best

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Today  I had the fortune of meeting an old friend again after we hadn’t seen each other for many years. We went to have lunch at the bonefish grill in weston, florida. My friend has been there before but only monday evenings, because like me, she does not like to wait in line at a restaurant and usually there is a long line to get in. After hearing this I expected a first class experience. Weston is a affluent area and folks usually have the means to pay good money for good food. Upon entering and being seated at a nice table, the first thing I noticed was the brown butcher paper covering the tables. Now, while this might be appropriate at a hamburger joint, I find this completely inappropriate at a restaurant in this price category. Next thing, no waiters. Instead, cooks? in their uniform acting as servers. Despite this though, I thought our server / cook did a good job, he was friendly, quick and efficient.
As for the food, it was not bad, but far from being good. Mediocre would be my honest , generous judgement.
The ceviche was generous in portion size, but taste and quality was lacking. It was drenched in oil and all we could taste was old bottled lemon juice. My crab cakes consisted of a good amount of crab meat, but texture and presentation was second rate at best  (A five year old must have cut that lemon wedge). The sauce that came with it would probably have been rejected by any mc donald customer, so dismal was the taste. The fish and meat of the main course was of decent quality and the fish was cooked nicely, nice char on the outside, very juicy on the inside. The steak was cooked way too fast, so that the outside just below the char was grey until almost the center, where there was a small strip of medium,  as my friend had ordered. There was ample gratinated crab meat but no sauce bernaise (Garniture “Oscar”). The accompanying green asparagus were rather woody and void of any seasoning. The size of my “large Portion” of fish was laughable, I was wondering what the “small portion” would have been like. My garlic mashed potatoes might have waved hello to some garlic located across the kitchen, but the two definitely never met. . . . . . The presentation of all dishes found their highlight in dry chopped parsley sprinkled about all the food and plates.
This, plus two diet coke each and tip came to $100.
I have to say, more power to the people who own and operate this place and find enough gullible customers who come back again and again and pay these prices for second rate food.
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Ceviche

Ceviche

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Crab Cakes

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Steak “Oscar”

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Grilled Chilean Sea Bass

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8 comments

  1. tks for all ur information can u tell me which is high in calories coconut milk or coconut tks a millionnnn.

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  2. I went to the same restaurant 2 years ago and was same maybe worse, I decide never to go back, I was wondering How regular customers ( Not like us that we see food different ) can not realize this mediocre quality of Food preparation and presentation, I agree with you Hans, Shame on the Corp company.

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  3. You’re nuts! Every time I go there the food is wonderful! I love Bonefish! I should have known you were going to slam it the minute you critiqued the table paper and chef coats! How pompous! It’s my favorite restaurant!

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    1. Dear Bernard,
      I did not “slam” the place, I nearly stated the facts, supported by the pictures of each course. I am glad that you have found your favorite restaurant and that you enjoy the food there. 🙂

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