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Friday, October 23, 2009

Bang Bang What?

I had never been to Bonefish Grill yet kept hearing about it. Bang Bang Shrimp Bang Bang Shrimp - it's all I heard about! Last weekend - I finally gave in and had to try it! After work - we headed to the one in West Chester in Voice of America...

First up, fresh warm bread with olive oil & pesto. Delish! The olive oil is a little strong...but the pesto was great. The bread was really good! Crispy on the outside and warm and soft on the inside.
TA-DA! There it is - the Bang Bang Shrimp! It is all it's cracked up to be. It's a mayo-based sauce covering perfectly sauteed shrimp. There's also a nice bed of lettuce underneath so it's a bit salad-like. Hindsight being what it is - I should have just gotten this and soup...I did have leftovers the next day as a cold salad and it was still tasty then. It is spicy - so if you hate spicy - then avoid it. But I would highly recommend it as an appetizer. They also have Bang Bang Shrimp Tacos - which were really cheap (like $8 or something) - that would most likely be what I got next time.
The salmon entree with Lemon Butter was okay...but not as good as the salmon from Red Onion last week. It was a bit greasier and just not as good. The vegetables were pretty good but the lima bean mix - ick - really - who likes lima beans????

I got the shrimp & scallops with the chimichurri sauce. (Side note - with seafood - you pick your seafood - then you pick your sauce. You choose between lemon butter, chimichurri, warm mango salsa and pan asian.) It was okay. The shrimp & scallops were cooked wonderfully. The sauce didn't really have much flavor. I think I'd have much preferred the Bang Bang Tacos...

I didn't finish all the BBS or the entree to save room for dessert because I saw they had Creme Brulee. I love CB! It was a HUGE portion but it has eggs so I had to eat it alone. It was a bit large for just one person but I couldn't let any of it go to waste. It was very good. I think I'm now to the point where I want more flavored creme brulees rather than just vanilla. But it was very very good - especially if you have someone to share with.

Overall - I did like Bonefish. Sort of has the PF Changs feel about it as in it's a "nice" restaurant but is still a chain. I think the Bang Bang is a deal and I'd go back for that if I was with someone else that really enjoyed seafood.

Our check for 2 beers, bang bang and 2 entrees was in the $60 range...

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