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Bonefish Grill – - a first tasting

Bonefish Grill in Yonkers at Ridge Hill has hit their mark. The restaurant opened on February 19th and has hit the ground running. For a chain restaurant, we were surprised at the focused level of service, quality of food, and overall ambience. They have hit a home run. Bonefish Grill has “chef coat service” , a knowledgeable, well-trained staff intent upon customer satisfaction. The company prides itself upon providing a seasonal menu with only the highest-quality, and freshest ingredients. In addition, they offer numerous non-seafood items on the menu. A focus in the kitchen is the utilization of their wood grill to impart smoky and delicious flavors to their offerings.

door

The ambience is warming with rich colors, and kraft paper on tables. The dining room with an open kitchen includes a large energetic bar. Hardwoods and hand-blown glass create such an inviting environment.

The music vibe is upbeat but not interruptive. Some patrons were seen swaying to the tunes in their seats! Some sample tracts were “Diamonds on the Inside” by Ben Harper, and “Soul Meets Body” by Death Cab for Cutie.”

We started wtih the Wagu Dumplings which were pan fried. The sauce, is worth digging for to get the full impact of chilies, vinegar, and soy sauce. On a side note, chopsticks are available upon request.

dumplings

The “Bang Bang Shrimp” is a house specialty. The shrimp are encrusted in a light Panko coating and served with a creamy and spicy sauce.

The ciabatta (Italian for “slipper”) bread was hot and crusty and a perfect canvas for dipping in olive oil and the fresh pesto. The pesto they serve is made with pepitas (pumpkin seeds) rather than the traditional pignolli – - A nice twist.

ciabatta

The bar area, which is quite substantial, provides flat screens for viewing various genres from sports to food television. The menu has a progressive wine list, in addition to craft beers, and cocktails which are a mixologist’s dream.

cocktail

Overall, the phrase we can say about this place is “polished casual”.

Check out Bonefish Grill, you will not be disappointed – - as the banner at the entrance states, “Food joins the fun!” As spring approaches, they will be opening their outdoor venue

outdoor seating

1 Ridge Hill Boulevard
Yonkers, NY 10710
Phone: (914) 965-2457
Sunday: 11 – 9
Monday – Thursday: 4 – 10:30
Friday: 4 – 11:30
Saturday: 3 – 11:30

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