We have been enjoying Bonefish Grill and their gluten-free choices for many years now. We met some family for dinner at the Dublin location last night and I was surprised to see they had changed their menu. We were told as we sat down that the new menu contained lots of new dishes, though a couple of the old favorites had been removed. I didn’t think much of that statement at first until I noticed that Jon’s favorite menu item, Saucy Shrimp, was no longer on the menu. He was really bummed when he heard, as Bonefish is one of his favorite places to eat gluten-free.
I ended up choosing Wood-Grilled Salmon with Lemon Butter, Jasmine Rice and Broccoli. When our meals arrived I dove right into the Jasmine Rice only to find that something was very wrong with it. I asked our server if they had changed the recipe, to which he told me they did not. It was over-seasoned and not edible. Aaron tried the rice and he agreed. There may be foods that I can’t eat due to a certain ingredient, but I typically clean my plate or come close to doing so. I couldn’t take another bite of the rice it was so bad. I asked to speak with the manager, who apologized and asked if he could bring me a different side. I asked if he had tried the rice that day and he hadn’t, I suggested he do so. By the time they brought out another side for me, I had finished my meal.
After arriving home and walking our dogs, I began to feel sick, like I had eaten something with gluten. I have very specific symptoms, so there is no doubt in my mind that this is what happened. I don’t know if it was the rice, or something else that I ate, but I don’t see going back again to repeat the experience.
Bonefish Grill has locations across the US and appears to be offering lunch and brunch on both Saturday and Sunday now. This is a change from just being open on special occasions during those hours. Have you dined at Bonefish Grill recently? Have you tried the new menu?