Red Bank’s dining scene just got hotter. Much to the delight of residents of Monmouth County, Bonefish Grill has finally opened its doors. Although technically located in Red Bank, this location is officially being referred to as Bonefish Grill, Middletown.
Bonefish Grill began in 2000 in St. Petersburg, Florida. Since that time, it has enjoyed a steady and successful expansion throughout the U.S. The goal of the founders was to take the mystery out of fish for those who didn’t eat it very often while providing further mystery for the truly adventurous eater. With a commitment to and a passion for fish and adventure, the Bonefish founders strive to provide a unique dining experience for each patron.
The Bonefish commitment to freshness is evident on the menu. Fresh fish selections vary daily based on what’s in season around the globe and locally. The market-fresh fish is cooked to perfection with your choice of one of four signature Bonefish sauces which pair fabulously with the fish selections. One of Bonefish’s most popular menu items (and my personal favorite) is the Bang Bang Shrimp appetizer; tender, crispy shrimp tossed in a cream, spicy sauce. Bonefish is offering the signature appetizer for just $5 every Wednesday, “Bang Wednesdays”.
Bonefish’s culinary delights don’t stop at fish. Landlubbers can please their palettes with the Fontina Chop (boneless pork chop with Fontina cheese, garlic, prosciutto in a mushroom marsala wine sauce), Lily’s Chicken (chicken breast, goat cheese, sautéed spinach, artichoke hearts in a lemon basil sauce), or “The Angler’s” Steak Special (6 oz. or 11 oz. wood-grilled USDA Choice sirloin served with your choice of two sides).
Bonefish also offers an evolving wine list, regional craft brews, and inventive crafted cocktails, including the Ocean Trust Martini. For each Ocean Trust Martini sold, Bonefish generously donates $1 to the award-winning ocean conservation foundation, Ocean Trust. From now through February 20th, Bonefish is offering the Winter White Cosmopolitan, a delectable concoction of Stoli Cranberi vodka, Cointreau, fresh lime juice and white cranberry juice, garnished with floating cranberries. The Bonefish Bar with its friendly community tables and lively music is the perfect place to meet friends any night of the week.
If you go:Bonefish Grill 447 Route 35 in Red Bank New Jersey 07748 Dinner is served seven days a week, Monday through Thursday from 4-10:30 pm., Friday from 4-11:30 pm., Saturday from 3-11:30 pm., and Sunday from 2-10 pm. While reservations are not required, they are strongly suggested during the weekends and can be made by calling (732) 530-4284. An ample number of seats are available nightly during the week. Sheila Hill was born and raised outside Hershey, Pennsylvania. Her love for all things chocolate began at an early age and continues to this day. While Sheila eventually left central Pennsylvania to attend college in suburban Philadelphia, her roots to PA Dutch food and chocolate run deep. After college, Sheila traveled extensively throughout Europe and the US as a software consultant. Her many travels afforded her opportunities to indulge in local cuisines and cultures. Eventually settling in the Garden State, Sheila took one bite of a Jersey tomato, and she was hooked. Now as the mother of two, Sheila enjoys sampling all of the Garden State’s delectable delights including everything from restaurants to locally grown fruits and veggies to locally produced wines. On rare occasion (after jumping through hoops of fire and bending over backwards), Sheila and her husband hit a favorite, romantic restaurant for a quiet dinner or a local hot-spot for a much-needed night out. Follow Sheila’s adventures in motherhood at her personal blog www.piecesofamom.com and on Twitter @PiecesofaMom.