Recently, my family and I went to dinner at BoneFish Grill, an American casual dining seafood restaurant located in Pinebrook, NJ. Although Bonefish Grill is geared towards the seafood dining experience, there are plenty of other options for diners who are not seafood lovers. The menu has a variety of seafood and meat options for “Starters”, soups and salads, burgers, chicken, steak and other meats, seafood of course and a children’s menu that includes all the favorites for your little one, chicken fingers, mac n’ cheese, and a couple of seafood options. As well as the standard menu the restaurant offers food and drink specials that are changing daily and are to die for.
(Disclosure: This is a sponsored post as I received a complimentary dinner for review purposes, however all opinions are my own.)
Recently, the restaurant went through a major renovation on the inside and on the outside. The restaurant was beautifully decorated outside for the fall and had a fabulous outdoor waiting area that was covered. This covered seated waiting area is perfect for those with children to wait under during any kind of weather and be ok or even to go sit outside during your meal if your child/children need to get rid of some energy. Inside the dining area and bar area were quaintly lit for an intimate dining experience as a couple or a family. The restaurant was completely filled with patrons but the noise was not loud at all and you could hear the conversation at the table without yelling or feeling as though you were being yelled to.
As we entered we were greeted by the friendly hostess who was very accommodating being we had two young children with us and did not want to make them wait. We were seated at a great table that was half booth seating and half chair seating. Our waitress gave both my children crayons and coloring/activity books that also included the menu inside to entertain them throughout the meal. The waitress also pointed out to my children that they could draw on the paper table cloth and they loved that idea! My children loved that they could look out the window behind the booth seats at the cars going by in between coloring and drawing while they waited for their food.
We started off our meal with their signature artisan bread and olive oil dip. The bread was so warm it must have come straight from the bakers oven my 4 ½ year old stated. With two children the bread was gone quickly and before we could as for more our waitress was already putting a new one on the table. For dinner we had decided on the 6 oz Filet Mignon that came with french fries and the daily vegetable special of zucchini pasta, the sea scallops and shrimp that came with garlic whipped potatoes and the daily vegetable special of zucchini pasta and both children ordered chicken fingers with french fries.
The service was amazing and seemed from the time we ordered to the time our food was brought out was just a few minutes. Both my children wanted to color more before eating because it went that quick. Our food came out at the perfect temperature and cooked exactly how we wanted. Needless to say, we loved the food, the portion sizes and had no leftovers to take home because it was so enjoyably good.
After we finished our dinner our waitress gave us a few minutes then came over to see if we would like dessert. The adults were stuffed from such a filling and great dinner but the children always have room for dessert! Both my children picked the Macadamia Nut Brownie with a large scoop of vanilla ice cream, freshly made whip cream and raspberry sauce. While we waited for our dessert the hostess came over to see if my children wanted new coloring/activity books and crayons since they just about completed them during dinner. When their dessert came out their eyes lit up and they could not wait to dig into such a yummy and decadent looking dessert.
BoneFish Grill is a great restaurant for any occasion. Whether you are dining as a family, a couple, for a party or for a business occasion you will for sure have a great dining experience. The staff is overly accommodating and attentive to all the needs any patron has. I would highly recommend the restaurant and my children have already asked when we are going back because the experience was so great for them as well.