Bonefish Grill opened it’s first Massachusetts location in Burlington on November 11, 2013. This Florida-based chain features a variety of seafood items, including shrimp tacos, fish burgers, Chilean sea Bass, grilled rainbow trout, and grouper, and the menu also has non-seafood items such as chicken and steak. Bonefish Grill offers guests unique fresh fish from all over the globe that is hand picked, inspected, and cut daily, and then wood grilled to perfection.
Fueled by their mutual passion for fish and adventure, Bonefish Grill’s founders set out to create a unique dining experience- one that would take the mystery out of fish for people who didn’t eat it very often, and yet provide further mystery for the truly adventurous.
Bonefish Grill has a gluten free menu that features everything from gluten free beer and martini’s, to appetizers and fresh wood-grilled specialties, and even decadent desserts. There are plenty of menu options to please all tastes.
Bonefish Grill has procedures in place to avoid cross contamination. The manager Jenny –who is extremely friendly and nice—explained to use how Bonefish handles gluten and other allergies. Once a gluten free meal is entered in the system the chef announces it to the line. Gloves are changed, pots are scrubbed clean, and utensils are swapped out for new ones. The dedicated gluten free section of the grill—there is also a section used for shellfish allergies, vegans, and other allergens— is scrubbed clean before each order is made.
My mom and I shared the Bonefish House Salad, which they split for us onto two plates. The salad sounded better than it actually was; hearts of palm, Kalamata olives, and tomatoes with a citrus herb dressing. It was a bit bland and we wish there had been more hearts of palms and olives.
For an appetizer we shared the Saucy Shrimp made with a lime tomato garlic sauce, Kalamata olives, and Feta cheese. This was over the top. It was superb. It was to die for. I can’t say enough good things about this dish. The sauce was slightly sweet and tangy at the same time, and had an overall amazing flavor. And the portion size was huge!
My mom ordered the Chilean Sea Bass with herbed jasmine rice. The thick piece of fish was buttery and also extremely fresh. I like that fish doesn’t leave you feeling stuffed, rather we were both pleasantly satisfied with the size of our meals.
Three of Bonefish Grill’s signature sauces are gluten free—mango salsa, chimichurri, and lemon butter. We LOVED the mango salsa and chimichurri. Although the lemon butter was ok, it didn’t stand a chance next to the other two sauces.
The mango salsa was full of ripe mango had a nice kick to. The chimichurri was incredibly fresh and flavorful. Both were delicious and perfectly complemented the fish.
Although we were full we could not resist dessert. Our waitress recommended the flourless chocolate Macadamia Nut Brownie served over a raspberry sauce and vanilla ice cream with whipped cream. The brownie was rich but surprisingly lighter than less dense than the typical flourless chocolate dessert I am usually served.
We both really enjoyed our meals and had a wonderful time at Bonefish. From the pleasant ambience, friendly staff and fresh food, there wasn’t anything to complain about. We were excited to hear that Bonefish is planning to open 5 more restaurants in Massachusetts in the next two years, which is a good thing because my mom can’t stop talking about going back again!
Bonefish Grill has a commitment to quality and excellence at every level. I highly recommend checking out this new restaurant and trying one of the fresh and flavorful fish dishes.
Disclaimer: I received this meal free of charge, with the exception of gratuity, which we happily paid for the great service. I was not paid for my review and all opinions are my own.
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