Bar Review: Bonefish Grill, Langhorne, PA

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.   Martini Glass Upright

“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

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