Bonefish Grill – Palm Beach Gardens

So far so good on the wisdom teeth front! I’m laid up watching my DVRed shows as well as movie trailers so that I can add more to my ever-growing watchlist. I got in a workout last night with Group Step, since I knew that today will be a likely rest day. I may do a light yoga stretch video later though if I’m feeling up to it, to get the blood flowing. We have plenty on our on-demand Exercise TV, luckily! But as of right now I definitely haven’t been able to eat/drink enough to fuel much more than chillin’ by this fireplace. Fine by me ;-)

Time for another Florida vacation restaurant recap!

I’ve written about my love for Bonefish Grill before, but had only iPhone photos to show you the deliciousness that I experienced. There are no Bonefish locations near me (closest is in Poughkeepsie, NY!) so whenever I am near one, I make it a point to visit. Luckily, my recent family vacation to Florida put me within twenty minutes of a location, in Palm Beach Gardens!

The ladies of the family – 3 generations! My outfit tells you I'm in FL, right?

The first time I tried this awesome seafood dinner spot was during one of my favorite family vacations ever to Myrtle Beach.

Enjoying the first of two martinis during my first Bonefish visit in Myrtle Beach.

Two drinks in, I devoured the table's coconut dessert!

This time, I made sure to use my newish camera to take some better photos, though it really is one of the darkest restaurants I’ve ever been to (along with J. Gilbert’s), so that was difficult.

The famous crusty bread with pesto olive oil. Yum!

As a party of 7, we always have to wait (even with a reservation), so we had some fun outside with photos.

I told my dad he and I looked tropical, so we decided to do some tropical dancing!

I was psyched that the warm weather gave me the chance to wear the new Hollister skirt I’d gotten on Black Friday.

My shoes look like they have no bottoms!

Told the mom and dad to "look adoringly at each other" and this is what we get. The matching outfits make it even better.

Once we were seated, I spotted a cocktail on the menu that made me decide YES to having a drink that evening. The Fresh Grapefruit Martini of Ketel One vodka infused with grapefruit, freshly squeezed grapefruit juice, and a basil leaf, complete with a lightly sugared rim, was everything I hoped it’d be.

For my meal, I went with one of the specials: Wolf Fish Rockefeller, or wolf fish topped with lump crab. I declined creamed spinach that it came with, and got mango salsa as my “sauce” instead. For my sides, I got mixed veggies and asparagus. A fortunate mistake was made, and they ended up bringing me spaghetti squash too by accident! Score!

Mango salsa and asparagus are missing from the photo.

The last time I had wolf fish at Bonefish it was out of this world, so I was a bit disappointed with this meal because the fish seemed less flavorful and more dry than last time. It’s very possible that I am to blame since I opted out of getting the dish the way it was meant to be served (with creamed spinach). Always a risk!

My dad ordered another special, the Lobster Thermidor Mahi Mahi with Florida Rock Shrimp, and loved it. The mahi was topped with lobster, rock shrimp, and a velvety sherry sauce and served on garlic whipped potatoes with a side of spaghetti squash.

After trying a bite of my mom’s sea bass with mango salsa, I wished I’d ordered that. Her fish was so much more moist than the wolf fish!

While not the best Bonefish trip I’ve ever had (that honor may belong to my first trip to Myrtle Beach), I still had a great time and was impressed by our accommodating waiter. Is it bad if the martini was my favorite part of the meal?

What kind of seafood do you like to order out?

11 Responses to "Bonefish Grill – Palm Beach Gardens"

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  1. Jane

    January 13, 2012 at 3:29 PM

    My go to seafood is usually salmon but I try to branch out when I can! I really love it all! Looks like a delish meal!

    • Caitlin C.

      January 13, 2012 at 3:40 PM

      Salmon is so amazing. I can’t believe I never ate it til last spring!

  2. Lisa

    January 13, 2012 at 7:47 PM

    Now that is my kind of martini…and fish with crab….sounds amazing!
    Joe and I went to Bonefish on our first date–which was a blind date, so we are pretty fond of the place too :)

    • Caitlin C.

      January 13, 2012 at 11:12 PM

      That’s so awesome! I have friends who have romantic Bonefish connections too! Maybe I should start looking for a man there hahaha

  3. Matt @ The Athlete's Plate

    January 14, 2012 at 8:00 PM

    I’ve been to Bonefish Grill once before. It was good but not great. I would eat there again though!

    • Caitlin C.

      January 14, 2012 at 11:36 PM

      What’d you get? I recommend another chance :)

  4. Heather @ For the Love of Kale

    January 16, 2012 at 10:13 AM

    Your family is adorable, Cait! If only we were in Florida now…when it’s like minus 100 degrees. BRR. Anywho, I’m so happy you’re feeling semi-good after having your wisdom teeth pulled. You’re a champ!

    • Caitlin C.

      January 16, 2012 at 10:16 AM

      Thanks Heather! You’re so sweet for thinking of me :) dammit take me back to FL!

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