Review: New menu at Bonefish Grill #HelloNewMenu

I was sent a free gift card to eat at Bonefish Grill with Hubby and Little J this past Saturday. You may remember my previous review of Bonefish Grill at their Virginia Beach location. While living in Florida, I ate at Bonefish Grill a few times a year, and always enjoyed the food and my experience. That VA Beach location didn’t live up to my expectations, so I wasn’t sure what to expect this time around.

Today is our first day in our new home (woohoo!) in Maryland, but prior to that we were staying with friends a couple towns away. The Bonefish Grill location we reviewed is in the Waugh Chapel Towne Centre in Gambrills, MD.

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I’m just going to apologize right now for the photos. Part of the ambience at Bonefish Grill is dim lighting, which isn’t conducive to great photography…especially with my iPhone.

The new menu includes a Rib-Eye Steak, Bang Bang Shrimp Flatbread, Cold Snap Fresh Ceviche, Watermelon Salad, and more.

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Your meal always comes with fresh bread and pesto for dipping.

I always order the regular Bang Bang Shrimp as an appetizer and did so before I realized there’s now flatbread version! Oh well…next time.

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Not one of the new menu items, but the Bang Bang Shrimp is a classic favorite!

Hubby was really considering the new Shrimp Pad Thai Bowl, but ended up ordering the new Ahi Tuna Steak instead. The steak was a wood-grilled yellowfin tuna. It included little bowls of all their signature sauce choices: the new Lime Tomato Garlic, Warm Mango Salsa, Herb Pesto, Pan Asian, and Lemon Butter. He chose the new Herbed Couscous as his side.

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Ahi tuna steak with herbed couscous and veggies on the side. The two sauces shown here are Lime Tomato Garlic and Lemon Butter.
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More sauces for the tuna steak- warm mango salsa, herb pesto, and Pan-Asian

I almost went with the new Lobster Grilled Cheese (how amazing does that sound?!), but instead ordered the Spicy Tuna Bowl. I’m a sucker for sushi. My bowl included sushi-grade, sesame-seared rare tuna; avocado; sweet chile sauce; jasmine rice; and passion fruit salsa.

Review of the new menu at Bonefish Grill- My Life: A Work in Progress
Spicy tuna bowl

For Little J, we ordered his fail-safe restaurant dish: chicken tenders and french fries. Bonefish has a great multi-page menu with coloring pages for kids to draw on, as well as crayons to do so. Also, the table cloth is made of paper, so Little J loves to go to town drawing all over it.

When we eat out, we usually skip dessert, but this time we couldn’t resist the new S’mores Flatbread- creamy chocolate, toasted marshmallows, with sliced almonds, and sprinkled with graham cracker crumbs. Looks delish, doesn’t it?

Review of the new menu at Bonefish Grill- My Life: A Work in Progress
S’mores flatbread

Thoughts on the new menu:

I was much more impressed this time around. I really enjoyed my Spicy Tuna Bowl. Between the sweet chili sauce and passion fruit salsa, it had a lot of flavor. Hubby loved his Ahi Tuna Steak, and so did I (obviously, I had to test his out too, right?). The tuna steak is worth going back for, in my opinion! Hubby liked his tuna steak dipped in the Pan Asian sauce, but I preferred the Herb Pesto. I’ve already mentioned the other new menu items that we were considering, and I would definitely like to try those down the road (date night, maybe). The S’mores Flatbread was delicious and a big enough serving to share. All in all…my faith in Bonefish Grill has been restored.

To see the full new Bonefish Grill menu, as well as locations visit their website at And don’t worry; if you’re not a seafood fan, there are beef, chicken, and all-veggie options.

Have you eaten at Bonefish Grill? What dish would you like to try off the new menu?

Note: I received a free gift card to visit Bonefish Grill and try out their new menu. I was not otherwise compensated for this post.

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Our Sunday brunch at Bonefish Grill

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

I received a $25 voucher for Sunday brunch at my local Bonefish Grill. Originally I’d planned on taking my foodie friend, but she was ill that day, so it was just me and Baby J.

We started off with complimentary fresh bread and olive oil with herbs. Baby J is a huge fan of dipping food into sauces (or anything, really), so he was excited over this part.

Next, we ordered the famous Bang Bang Shrimp appetizer. This has always been a favorite of mine. I want to note that the sauce on the shrimp tastes to me like it’s mayo-based, so if you don’t like mayo, you may not like this appetizer.

Missing two shrimp from the top right. I pulled them off immediately for Baby J to eat.

For my entrée, I ordered the Cajun shrimp omelette. Besides the shrimp and Creole sauce, it has goat cheese onions, and sweet bell peppers. My dish also included toast and a choice of fresh fruit or potatoes au gratin. I went with the potatoes.

Baby J had pancakes with fresh fruit, syrup, and a glass of white milk.

We had enough food left over to take home with us for later. The portion sizes were generous. I also ordered a macadamia nut brownie with vanilla ice cream to go. The voucher wasn’t enough to cover dessert, so I paid for that out-of-pocket (definitely worth it, yum).

I hate to say this, but the food did not meet the high standard I’ve come to expect from Bonefish Grill. I don’t know if it was the brunch menu or that particular group of kitchen staff or what exactly, but the food tasted mediocre. It just wasn’t very flavorful. The eggs and potatoes both tasted to me like they were out of a box or container. The Creole sauce for my omelette wasn’t at all spicy, which I expect for a Cajun dish. I was disappointed. The brownie was amazing though! Very rich and chocolatey. The fresh, complimentary bread was also good. Since I’ve loved Bonefish Grill for years, I will definitely go back, but I may avoid this location…or that shift, anyway.

If you’ve never been to Bonefish Grill, I encourage you to give it a try. I’ve made some great memories with friends and family at Bonefish Grill. Check and see if your local restaurant is open at 11am on Valentine’s Day! Depending on your area, other local offers may include the Cold Water Catch or Valentine’s Day Prix Fixe Offer.

The Cold Water Catch is available through mid-February. It features healthier, lighter dining options with fresh fish choices. For the Prix Fixe Offer, dinner for two is $29.90 a person. This includes steak, lobster, salad, and dessert to share. This deal is available February 11 to 17.

Note: I received a voucher for a complimentary brunch, but was not otherwise compensated for this post.

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