Talk about a full house. I had called Bonefish Grill in West Miami to make reservation and it was booked then I called the one located in Weston, and one table was available at 4:45pm. As we drove though Weston, I noticed how clean and very green the area was. When we got to the restaurant there were people sitting on benches waiting to eat. My father would always say “if there are a lot of people, it must be good”
As I entered, all the tables were taken and with a cheerful smile the host welcomed us, then I mentioned I had a reservation. We were quickly seated at our table. Then our server introduced herself and asked us what we would like to drink, she patiently waited for us to order then she politely mentioned she can return, when we are ready to order.
We ordered a Coconut Crusted Shrimp, 6 jumbo shrimps served with a tangy, sweet dipping sauce. I prefer my shrimps to be butterflied, but these were served whole.
They were dark, golden color, very crispy, and warm. The sauce was strong in flavor, a perfect consistency and a great match with the coconut flavor.
We tried the Norwegian Salmon served with Bonefish’s signature lemon butter with steamed vegetables. The salmon was flaky and soft to the touch. The vegetable, I would say were blanched due to the fact that they were a bright, beautiful color, tender but crunchy, seasoned with salt and pepper. The Angler’s Steak special is a USDA choice sirloin served with potatoes au grain and steamed vegetables.
My cousin ordered her meat well-done, this is normal for the Hispanic culture. In Central and South American counties, there are few laws when it comes to food. Here in the States we have laws to protect us of bacteria and breakouts. Therefore, we have the choice of ordering our meats in many ways. Choice’s include blank and blue, rare, medium-rare, medium and so on. The Fontina Chop is a doneness pork, Fontina cheese, garlic, prosciutto, mushroom marsala wine sauce. Let me just say this dish is outstanding. Wow, a well created and gourtmet.
The potatoes au gratin originates in French cuisine and prepared with potatoes, often using breadcrumbs, grated cheese, butter, heavy cream and eggs. Then baked or cooked under an overhead grill or broiler to form a golden crust on top. This side dish is extremely excellent. Wow!
The “American style” Kobe beef burger comes with sharp cheddar and a special sauce. I felt no special connection with this burger it was juicy and loaded right, but I felt it would have been a better choice to order another dish just for a couple of extra dollars.
As we ate the manger, Elliot Sanger was extremely helpful to his servers and polite to his customers.
Without a doubt, my family and I would come back, because we know for the fact that the service and quality of the food is excellent.
4545 Weston Road
Weston, Florida 33331
by Food Critic Raquel Ortega