Bites Nearby: Bonefish Grill

Each week Patch takes a look at a nearby restaurant that is worth checking out. This week's choice is Bonefish Grill.

I'm not really one for chain restaurants, and actually I'm starting to be somewhat of a food snob.

I refuse to eat at most big, sit-down chain restaurants that shall remain nameless because of generally poor service and food that's way too pedestrian. I'm not all that keen on any fast food; the smell of it is just way too much for me. (Besides, chicken nuggets aren't chicken nuggets at all. Umm, I'll grab a smoothie instead. Thanks.) And, I don't really do places that look dirty.


My boyfriend (now ex, long story) took me once, and I don't even do fish. (I'm allergic to shellfish, and tend to run away from all things fishy, even people.) But, when we walked in I was pleasantly surprised. It was soooooo nicely set up. The tables looked elegant, there was a good-looking bar area and, let's just say, I didn't get the feeling that I needed to call the health inspectors.

The waiters were also nicely dressed with the Bonefish Grill attire, and super nice. (Bad waiters get my wrath. Rude people who do not want to come to work should stay home in my book.)

It was a little noisy, but that doesn't bother me. (Ex-boyfriend took me to a less-noisy fancy steak place once, and I decided it was boring.) I like music, I like ambiance, I like people talking. So, Bonefish Grill works for me.

So, of course most of the food was seafood, and he had lobster. (Really, dude? Lobster? You do remember that I'm allergic.) He did say that it was good. It was all gone, that's all I can tell you. On the Saturday that I'm writing this review, there is actually lobster rangoons as the special. It's "hand-made, stuffed with lobster meat plus cream cheese with a tangy sweet dipping sauce," according to the menu. It's only $8.50. Seems like a good buy.

So, I had to weed through the menu to find something not-fish related. There were a few things to choose from: burgers, chicken and steak, of various sorts. I had the filet mignon cooked over a wood-fired grill (6 ounce runs you $19, and the 8 ounce runs you $21), seasonal vegetables and jasmine rice. (I'm addicted to jasmine rice thanks to a friend of mine who doesn't eat meat.) I didn't have any complaints about my dinner. Whew! Because, honestly, before ex-boyfriend took me, I would never have gone.

I don't know what the bill was, because, of course, I didn't pay. But, looking at the menu -- see attached -- seems you could get away with spending $30 a person (a little bit more if you're wine fan). But, do not forget the specials! They are worth checking out, and the prices seem reasonable. The food also is consistently tasty. (The few times that I have been, at least.)

So, all in all I think Bonefish Grill is good thing for Snellville. So far, though, I haven't been disappointed by anything in the Webb Gin shopping center.

Happy eating!

Locations: 1350 Scenic Hwy. 124, Snellville. Info: 678-344-8945. Open Monday-Thursday, 4 p.m.-10:30 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 4 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.; and Sunday 4 p.m. - 10 p.m. Pricing: Cold-water lobster tails look to be the priciest on the main menu at $27. There's also a gluten free and kids menu available.

Mary January 29, 2012 at 02:46 PM
had dinner at Bonefish last night with friends(birthday celebration) I made a reservation and when we arrive we were told the wait was 15 to 20 minutes. After speaking with the manager I was informed they don't hold tables for reservations and their system works more like "call ahead seating" Food was ok, service was ok and the manager did come by to smooth things over at the end of our meal, however did not offer to "comp" anything for the misunderstanding. If you are going to take "RESERVATIONS" the should be true reservations in my opinion. We won't be going back there for sure.
Beth Still January 29, 2012 at 09:08 PM
No offense, but shouldn't someone who like and can eat seafood write the review of a seafood restaurant? I'd really like to know how the lobster, fish, crab cakes, bisques, etc. are in comparison to other seafood restaurants in this area. Just sayin'
Jennifer Silas January 29, 2012 at 10:04 PM
I like most seafood, and really like Bonefish Grill. The "Bang Bang Shrimp" are the signature appetizer. Its a lightly fried shrimp dish with a spicy asain sauce. FANTASTIC. In fact I have been known to sit at the bar with a friend or my husband and have a glass of wine, a cesar salad and the shrimp for my dinner. I also really like the crab chowder, the talapia, and the crab cakes. Never had a dissappointing meal, never had bad service. The manager steps in to help with service when necessary and she seems quite dedicated to making sure your experience in her restaurant is a positive one. If you are a wine fan, Bonefish is a great place to enjoy a glass. Listen to the recommendations of the bartenders and the manager, they really know what they are talking about.


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