My wife and I are the owners of 5starvacationvilla.com and regularly travel to Florida twice a year. Our last trip was for our 10th Wedding Anniversary. We want to tell all our family, friends and travelers who may be planning a trip to the central Florida area that we highly recommend you visit FishBones. We had the absolute best dining experience of our lives hands down.
We’re very simple folks and while we're usually not big on “select dining” experiences we wanted this one to be extra special and reminiscent of our special day. Like any good husband and true skeptic who wishes to be married on the 11th, 12th, 13th years etc., I shut my mouth, nodded my head and said the smartest thing a husband can say to his bride, "yes dear" as my wife began here internet search for "The Perfect Place". Again like all good husbands and true skeptics I continued to nod in agreement and silently hoped for the best as she read me the reviews, showed me the web photos, smiled and then went for my Achilles Heel promising me wood fired grilled beef & seafood extravaganza.
Once again, my Internet Queen proved herself to be the wiser of the two as we were not disappointed. In fact we were so delighted that even though our reward card expired, we intend to revisit every time we’re in town. Everything about it from its decor to its professionally trained staff to its elegant and perfectly prepared fresh cuisine guarantees we'll be back on our return visits. FishBones is a MUST!
We were greeted with a warm welcome by our Valet William who pleasantly and very politely ushered us through the big wooden double doors decorated with a rod & reel for door handles. As you enter you immediately feel at home in the semi casual and smartly decorated nautically themed atmosphere. The hostess gave us the grand tour as she welcomed us and walked us to our table passing the massive wood fired grill and seated us at a cozy booth in the large dining room.
As we settled in our Waitress Lori "Y" immediately came, greeted us and made us feel very comfortable. Her charm and witty sense of humor made us feel like we were old friends. Her recommendations were excellent and our Server (to whom I truly apologize for not writing down his name) was an excellent co-host with an equally witty sense of humor and such an elegant manner that we felt like royalty.
Last but certainly not least a special mention goes to the Chef’s. Everything about the food, the beverages, the generous portions and the presentations can only be described as exquisite. From breads to the Garden Salad with Spanish Vinaigrette, the best Clam Chowder we’ve ever tasted, to the Fried Calamari, the Filet Mignon, Prime Rib and Lobster Tails were truly a culinary masterpiece.
And just when we thought it couldn’t get any better, on our exit we were given a Champagne toast, compliments of the Manager and Bartenders.
To all the staff, we truly Thank You for a Wonderful 10th Anniversary Celebration and what we will always remember as the most delightful dining experience we’ve every enjoyed.
Cam & Val Williams
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