If you are a native Jacksonvillian and you have the urge for some spicy shrimp aka ‘Bang, Bang Shrimp’ you head on over to Bonefish grill! Bonefish has two locations in Jacksonville, Florida. One in Mandarin (10950 San Jose Rd.) and Jacksonville Beach (2400 S. 3rd St.). Bonefish new roll out includes new decor, a high performance kitchen and more! The bonefish sculpture hangs on a wall where the reflection of the light shines through the stainless steel and sequined scales accented by “a contemporary blend of warm earthy tones, golden hardwood accents, natural materials and metallically embellished wood flooring”. Bonefish Mandarin restaurant location now features a private dining room that seats upwards of 75 guests and offers a variety of personalized menu options.
I visited the Jacksonville Beach location and was warmly greeted by the hostess and promptly seated in a booth. The smiling waitress provided us with cocktail and appetizer menu options. I was impressed with the staff and the atmosphere. Also, since it was my pre-birthday celebration, I was eager to get the party started!
First up on the taste testing menu was the alluring cocktails! Ahhhh the Fresh Pear Martini, freshly muddled Pears, Absolut Pears vodka, St. Germain Elder flower liqueur + fresh lemon juice, garnished with an edible flower for fun – need I say more!! Next I had to taste the infamous Fall Apple Martini, concocted with fall apples soaked 3 days in vodka, finished with a touch of honey + a cinnamon sprinkle – this was not your ordinary Apple Martini, floating atop the concoction was almost an whole apple -better than good! Last but not least the cocktail taste testing ended with the Bonefish Pomegranate Martini, a house-made infusion with Fris vodka, pomegranate, fresh mango – I’m lost for words on this one! The pomegranate martini was a blend of sweet pomegranates properly chilled with a toothpick of sweet grape garnish.. Now it’s my birthday!
For the appetizer round we went all out for signature tasty morsels: Bang Bang Shrimp®, Jumbo Thai Coconut Shrimp, Maryland Crab Cakes and Lamb Lollipop Chops. Wow, the delectable morsels were treats that can’t be beat! The scrumptious appetizers are a great way to enjoy your cocktail and enjoy yummy and tantalizing cuisine! After all of the appetizer and cocktail taste tastings it was on to the dinner menu that featured fresh fish, lobster, soup and salad!
Jacksonville Beach managing partner JD Crowder was all smiles as he stopped by our table with a beaming gigantic personality grin, “I’ve worked in the restaurant industry for years and Bonefish is my home. I enjoy chatting with my customers and giving them first rate service. My overall aspiration was to become a Chemical Engineer, but my path was diverted. Now I spend my days waiting for the customers to come through the door. We are excited about our new upgrades and continuing offering our famous Bang Bang Shrimp®, and other signature items on the menu to our veteran customers and customers who walk in for the first time.”
The overall synopsis of the new Bonefish rollout is a creative creation of quality menu items that seek to gratify the customer with plenty options for a great time to spend with family and friends! For more information, and locations throughout the United States, menu items and more visit www.bonefishgrill.com, facebook.com/BonefishGrill or follow on Twitter @bonefishgrill. Reservations are recommended but not required, and walk-in guests are always welcome. See you at Bonefish! Tell JD the Urban Traveler sent you!