Bonefish Grill back in Vegas and better than ever

May 7, 2013 3:00 AM

Bonefish Grill has returned to the restaurant scene in Las Vegas. The original Bonefish Grill was on Eastern Avenue in Anthem before closing a couple of years ago, but they are back better than ever at 6527 Las Vegas Boulevard in Town Square.

I generally don’t write up chain restaurants but this isn’t your ordinary chain. First off, when the parent company has already brought us Outback Steakhouse, Roy’s and Fleming’s Steakhouse, I figure I’m in a good group.

On my visit I sat at the bar as I wanted to watch the NBA playoff game that was on. I decided on starting with a cup of the Corn Chowder with Lump Crab Meat. This soup was as good as any I have had on the Strip at some of the finest seafood restaurants.

They also bring you a hot loaf of bread accompanied with seasoned dipping oil. The combination of bread and soup was a great way to start. My absolute favorite fish is Chilean Sea Bass. To me there is no better as I love this mild flakey fish.

I love seafood but I’m not a fan of fishy taste so I stay with the mild white. That’s why I’m not a big fan of salmon. But let’s get back to my Chilean sea bass. They offer several different ways to prepare your fish along with different sauces. I went with blackened, which lets the flavor of the fish itself be the star rather than the sauce.

I could have added a mango salsa on top but this fish can stand alone. It was grilled to complete perfection and accompanied by a vegetable medley. I went with the Potatoes Au Gratin as my side choice. These were some of the best I have had. It’s what you would expect as a $9 side dish at a steak house, but included with your meal at Bonefish Grill.

Their signature appetizer is Bang Bang Shrimp, crispy and tossed in creamy special sauce. The best bargain for Bang Bang Shrimp is on Wednesday when you can order it all day for just $5, down from the $9.50 normal price.

If you’re not a seafood lover Bonefish Grill has several chicken and steak dishes on the menu as well. It’s nice being able to get a great seafood meal without having to go to the Strip.

Town Square is a great location and it’s nice not having to deal with weekend traffic on the Strip. This is an upscale seafood place without the upscale prices. My Chilean sea bass was $27.50 instead of the $40-50 I would spend at Strip hotel.

I give Bonefish Grill 3.75 Forks.

Marco D’Angelo is the senior handicapper at Pregame.com. He co-hosts FIRST PREVIEW every Thursday at 10 a.m. on ESPN 1100 AM/98.9 FM. Follow him on twitter: @MarcoInVegas. Contact him at [email protected].

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