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“good restaurant, pleasant vibes” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bonefish Grill

Bonefish Grill
Ranked #32 of 240 Restaurants in Venice
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Bar scene, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
London
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94 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“good restaurant, pleasant vibes”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2013

We went for the first time during our recent trip. The atmosphere and place was great. The starters were wonderful, especially the dumplings - everyone very happy with their meals, apart from myself - I ordered tempura fish and chips - chips soggy and fish not covered in anything related to tempura but everyone else was very happy with their food, especially the scallops and shrimps.
Waiter had a nice touch by offering the ordered white wine to be tasted and brought two varieties - wine by the glass served in little carafes - the whole evening was great

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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English first
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49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Consistently good chain restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2013

Yes, it is a chain restaurant but it's a good one. If you eat there a lot, it can feel like there's not too much variety and they don't open until 4pm usually but the food is always delicious, the service is friendly and professional. No special view and the lighting can be a little dim but I guess that can be flattering in a dating situation. The prices are reasonable for what you get and the salad with salmon is an especially nice price for salmon, asparagus, goat cheese, and more for around $15.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank BanyanBuddy
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venice
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Good atmosphere, but Pricey and Noisy.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2013

Had the clam stew. Great flavor but small clams. Had the steak with shrimp and lobster. Tough meat, little lobster or shrimp.

Visited September 2013
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Peoria, Illinois
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Not sure it is worth your time.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2013

While the quality of the food was wonderful - the wait staff was horrible. After water was brought to table and drink order was taken, waiter indicated he would be back to explain the specials. It took forever to get or drinks who were brought out by someone else. When waiter returned to take order we asked if he was going to explain the specials - he picked up the special card and told us we could read them! We had salads with hors d'oeuvres but asked that they be brought out together - they were not and so salads were taken back to kitchen. Food was brought out by someone other than our waiter. When waiter returned he only filled 2 of 4 glasses of water - all of which were empty. Waiter NEVER returned during our meal to ask how everything was. Tables are very crowded together making it hard for wait staff to move in and around your table. Very disappointed in service!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Lisa H
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Venice, Florida
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Very unhappy with the food and the service”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2013

I've heard so much about the Bonefish in Sarasota so decided to try the one that opened in Venice. I gave them a year to get it together before going. We had the misfortune to order a lobster tail. It was complete rubber, you couldn't get a piece off of it. When the manager walked over and asked how it was I said it was complete rubber and was it supposed to be like that. She picked up a few dirty dishes and said she was sorry we didn't enjoy it. Then walked away and never came back to our table. We then told the waiter that it was rubber and he only explained how we were to get the meat out of the tail. I know lobster tail, it's not supposed to be a gray rubber mass. I ordered the fish and chips. The fish was mostly breading, which is a good breading but far too much of it. The 'chips' or French fries were cold and nothing but soggy. The tables were so close to one another we got bumped and felt in the way the entire time. My husband ordered the fillet mignon and it was not cooked to his specifications, and the waiter didn't come back early enough so it didn't even get sent back. We were hungry and didn't want to wait another 40 min. We won't be going back. It's less than a mile from us, but we'd rather drive a half hour to get to something worth spending money on.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Jesy_S
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