Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Bonefish Grill in Newington CT - #GoColossal

Last weekend we were invited to the Bonefish Grill to sample their Winter Colossal Menu!

This was our first time visiting the Bonefish Grill, who have two locations in Connecticut. Did you know there are two in CT - one in Newington CT (where we visited) and the other in South Windor, CT.

The Bonefish Grill
Newington CT

As soon as I posted my first picture on Instagram, friends and family starting texting me thinking I was down south where Bonefish Grill restaurants are more prevalent. I'm so excited to let everyone know that YES! They are here in CT and hopefully will be expanding more into New Haven and Fairfield counties!

For Winter 2014, the Bonefish Grill is featuring a Winter Colossal Menu (see menu HERE) that offers great values on favorites like Lobster Stuffed Shrimp with a creamy lobster and shrimp Imperial stuffing, succulent King Crab Legs, and Whole Grilled Mediterranean Branzino stuffed with citrus and served with a Mediterranean sofrito and arugula almond grains salad.

To embrace the season and all its wintry frostiness, sip one of Bonefish Grill’s Colossal Menu's specialty cocktails, like the Cold Snap Blackberry Frost served in a glass made entirely of ice (SAY WHAT???), mixed with freshly muddled blackberries, blood orange liqueur, vodka and fresh lemon juice.

Or you can be like me, and keep it classic, and order the Bonefish Grill's winter-time favorite Winter White Cosmo, mixed Reyka Vodka with St. Germain Elderflower liqueur, white cranberry juice and fresh lime. (Also on the Winter Colossal Menu)

Winter White Cosmopolitan

I loved the tasteful decor in the restaurant and the atmosphere. It's the perfect place for date night...or a fun night out with family or friends!

We started with the delicious baked bread and dipping infused olive oil. I could eat this bread all day - every day!

For our dinner entrees, I ordered off the Winter Colossal Menu, and went with our waitperson, Christine's, recommendation of the Sirloin and Shrimp Scampi, I have to tell you that the steak was cooked perfectly and the shrimp was beautifully prepared in a savory tomato based sauce with just the right amount of garlicky goodness.

Sirloin and Shrimp Scampi
Summer Squash - Mashed Potatoes

Yep. I was in Colossal Seafood Heaven!
Christine, if you're reading this, thank you, thank you, thank you! Great recommendation!

Look at that beautiful shrimp!


The cowboy was hankering for a great cut of beef - so he went with the 10oz USDA Prime Filet Mignon off the regular dinner menu. He has officially declared this filet one of the best he has ever had.

10oz Filet Mignon with Summer Squash and Potatoes Au Gratin

For dessert, we stayed with the Winter Colossal Menu and shared the Chocolate.Crème Brûlée, 

Oh my goodness, complete with whipped cream and chocolate shavings - this was a chocolate lover's dream! And more than enough for two people to share!

We had a great time at the Bonefish Grill. We even had the chance to talk with hospitality manager Nate who used to live right here in Branford just a few blocks away from us. It's a small, small world, isn't it.

Managing partner Liz Pachullo was overseeing the action in the kitchen, so unfortunately we weren't able to meet her and thank her for bringing Bonefish to Connecticut!!!

But the fun isn't over.... Here's where it gets really good for you too!

For a limited time the Fresh Fish Experts at Bonefish Grill are celebrating the holiday season in a big way by offering a $10 gift to Home Place readers now through December 30.

While you’re there, savor the same decadent dishes that we sampled on from the new Colossal Winter Menu - or order off the regular menu.  Either way, it's a win!

Note: This offer expires Dec. 30 2014
Some restrictions apply
See details

$10 gift for you and yours===>

The Bonefish Grill
2903 Berlin Turnpike,
Newington, CT 06111



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Disclaimer: We were invited to the Bonefish Grill by their public relations firm and provided with a gift card that covered a portion of our meal  However, all opinions are our own.

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