While Boneﬁsh Grill is a chain restaurant, the newest Daytona Beach location doesn’t give oﬀ the vibe as being so! My husband and I arrived at the newest Boneﬁsh location at 1702 West International Blvd last night and were presently surprised. The ambiance, the decor, and the mood was unlike other Boneﬁsh Grills. We were greeted with a smile from the hostesses and immediately seated. The tables were clean and well appointed. The restaurant, with its modern decor and seaside ﬂare made it very comfortable, yet upscale at the same time.
You may ask how the food was. We were oﬀered appetizers, and drinks to start with. The appetizers were wagyu beef sliders on a savory potato bun and their famous Bang, Bang shrimp. The wagyu beef sliders were amazingly tender and juicy. The Bang, Bang shrimp were plump, packed with ﬂavor, and oﬀered just the right amount of spice. The drinks were part of their happy hour and were a Hawaiian orchid martini made with Cruzan guava rum and a ﬂoating edible orchid. The other drink oﬀered was the smoked old fashioned made with Woodford Reserve. This is a one of a kind drink made of bourbon and had the largest ice cube in the glass I’ve ever seen. Both are a must try on their menu.
The main course consisted of a variety of seafood. Plated left to right was Atlantic salmon, shrimp, Georges Banks scallops, and swordﬁsh. All were ﬂavorful and the toppings worked in unison. The salmon was ﬂaky and grilled to perfection and the swordﬁsh was more dense and had a delicious sauce. The sides were broccoli and mashed potatoes. The broccoli was fresh and steamed perfectly. The mashed potatoes were delicious as well. They certainly saved the very best for last. We were served their carrot lava cake for dessert along with an espresso chocolate martini rimmed with sugar and chocolate. The carrot lava cake was decadent with a cream cheese molten center, served warm, and topped with homemade whipped cream. It was served with vanilla ice cream atop a nest of graham crackers. Absolute deliciousness in every bite!
Don’t let the name fool you- the name may contain ﬁsh and the decor may be seaside themed, but the oﬀerings are far beyond that of just seafood. This location oﬀers “excursions” for groups wanting to host their next party or company get together. They have all the information on their website. While, I do believe some entrees are on the higher side, you do get an ample amount and great quality of food. The restaurant is perfect for groups, couples, and kids. For the budget conscious person, I suggest checking out their happy hour from 4-6 weekdays. They oﬀer bar bites for $6 and drink specials. My husband and I had a lovely dining experience and think it’s the perfect place for your next night out.
Review by: Kelly Lariosa
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