Being from Boston, I normally steer clear of seafood restaurants in the Midwest. The taste of fresh caught lobster and scallops just can’t be replicated this far from the ocean.
So when Bonefish Grill invited me in to try out their new fall menu, I thought it would just be okay. Boy, was I wrong! Bonefish has a location here in the metro in West Des Moines at the West Glen Shopping Center.
We started our mid-week date night visit to Bonefish with $3.50 glasses of Merlot, which were fantastic. We caught the tail-end of happy hour and got in on this sweet deal. And how cute are the Bonefish wine glasses?
Our, waitress, MacKenzie, has been working at Bonefish for SEVEN years! She was outstanding. She was super knowledgeable, friendly, and ultra-sweet. They are very accommodating to special diets, so she said all of the staff need to be super educated about what’s in each dish.
It was recommended to us that we try the “Dine and Discover, Dinner for Two” menu, and who are we to argue? $50 includes an order of Bang Bang Shrimp to share for an appetizer. And OMG the Bang Bang Shrimp. If you haven’t tried them, you must. They are lightly-battered and pan-fried and served covered in the most addictive sauce. EVER.
The second course gives you a choice of two entrees from a list of four (which is shown above and which all sound amazing) and then you get a dessert to share.
Here is where we were start to get really impressed…. We ordered the Fresh Swordfish with Pumpkin Ravioli and Fresh Rockfish and Shrimp.
The swordfish was by far the best we’d ever had. If you blindfolded me and did a taste-test, I may have mistaken it for beef. It was cooked perfectly with no “fishy-ness”. We loved it. Rick was raving about the blackening on the shrimp and I thought that it was great as well. There was nothing healthy about the butter-laced green beans and that’s ok by me, delicious. The whole meal was satisfying and we were talking about coming back for it again before we were even finished.
And the dessert….Rick quickly proclaimed this one of his favorite desserts ever. It’s called Jamaican Coconut pie and it’s served with rum sauce. It was incredible. Think big, warm coconut macaroon with whipped cream and rum sauce.
I hope they don’t mind me sharing….because Food.com says they got it off the the official Bonefish website, but you’ll love this so much when you try is as part of the three course menu, that you’ll want to make this at home, immediately when you get home: http://www.food.com/recipe/jamaican-coconut-cream-pie-415547
So thanks again to Bonefish Grill for treating us to an awesome date night! We think you should treat yourself to a date night this week and go try the Dinner for Two, which is a bargain, at Bonefish!