I normally wouldn’t review a chain restaurant but Bonefish Grill doesn’t ‘feel’ like a chain. Indeed, when I first walked in I thought it was a local establishment and didn’t realize it wasn’t until I looked online for the correct spelling of “Langhorne”. Turns out there are quite a few scattered across the US, including a couple very close to my home. Totally unbeknownst to me. But I’ll be visiting them in the future.
This particular restaurant is very near a hotel I stay at regularly when visiting eastern Pennsylvania and I’ve eaten there several times in the past. Bonefish Grill is, as its name would suggest, a seafood restaurant with daily fresh fish specials and a nice selection of regular items. Everything I’ve had has been very good; fresh, nicely prepared, good sides, ample portions, and served with a smile. The staff is friendly without being over bearing.
But this last visit I decided to focus on the Martini. Overall they serve a very good Martini. The stems are stored in the freezer, which is always a big plus in my book. The barkeep, Trish this evening, mixed the martini quickly with no fuss and no vermouth.
I do prefer a whisper of Vermouth so I wouldn’t elevate this to ‘Perfect’ status, but as Bond (Fleming) said, “Mais n’enculons pas des mouches”. My only real complaint about the martini, which keeps Bonefish Grill from a second martini glass, is the relatively small size of the martini.
“C” for selection, which is what I would expect from a restaurant chain. A sampling of their gins: Hendricks, Bombay, Sapphire, Beefeater, Bluecoat American Gin
***** Rating Definitions ****