There is an Outback Steakhouse a couple of miles from my house, and I love having a restaurant with a gluten-free menu so close by. We don’t go out to eat often, but when we do, it’s usually Outback. Until recently.
I discovered Bonefish Grill, and they also have a gluten-menu. Unfortunately, I have to travel 30 – 40 minutes to get to the nearest one, but once in a while it’s worth the drive. I’ve been there twice with my most recent visit being last night. I still like Outback, and it’s certainly a good place to take the whole family. Bonefish Grill on the otherhand is a nice place for my husband and I to go. It has a nice atmosphere, good food, plenty of gluten-free choices (including TWO gluten-free desserts), and reasonable prices.
I’m sure most of you find this very boring, but I tend to get the same things when I go out to eat. I always get the salmon at Outback, and I have gotten salmon both times at Bonefish Grill. The first time I had grilled salmon with mango salsa. It was different, but great! This time I got a special which was salmon with spinach, gorgonzola cheese, and bacon pieces. The specials were not listed on the gluten-free menu so I had the waiter check on it. He informed me that it was gluten-free, and I wasn’t surprised because nothing about the ingredients concerned me. It was very good, although I found it to be a bit too salty.
(Note: For information on the gluten-free status of gorgonzola and other blue cheeses, see this post.)
Items on the main menu are served with vegetables and a choice of a side dish. Three of the five side dishes are gluten free. The second time I wasn’t too impressed with the vegetables. Apparently they didn’t read my popcorn post explaining that corn is not a vegetable. My side of garlic whipped potatoes was very good though.
As I mentioned earlier, there are two gluten-free desserts. They have a flourless brownie (as does Outback) which I have not tried. Both times I have gotten the creme brulee and simply loved it. It has a nice thin crust on top with a great carmel flavor and the rest is so smooth and creamy. I just love the feel of it! It’s probably a good thing I don’t live close to the restaurant because I might go there all the time just for dessert. This time, the creme brulee was half covered with a big pile of whipped cream. I just moved it aside. Next time I’ll ask them to hold it.
Bonefish Grill is located in 31 states. If you haven’t gone to one yet, check their web site and see if there is one near you. Or maybe there is one in a location that you travel to. You can find their web site here. Click on Today’s Menu and look on the right side for the menu download. Below that is listed other menus, including a gluten-free menu.
If you have gone to Bonefish Grill, I hope your experience was as good as mine. Let me know what menu items you like and maybe, just maybe, I’ll try something other than salmon next time!