The block in Brentwood that includes Drury Inn and Bonefish Grill lost power Saturday from around 4 to 9:30 p.m. according to a Bonefish Grill employee. He said he was told that an electric transformer had gone out. The restaurant stayed closed for the night after the power came back on. The employee said the same thing happened Thursday and it wasn’t able to open for dinner at all. Soon after the power returned, a manager at the Drury Inn said it was “pretty dark” in the hotel when the lights went out.
A St. Louis Post-Dispatch review of Brentwood’s relatively new Bonefish Grill—opened in October—is similar in one way to the Riverfront Times’ review: each recommended only one dish. The RFT liked the Bang Bang Shrimp. The Post-Dispatch liked the lobster bisque because it’s “properly prepared, well seasoned and, best of all, you can be in and out of the place in five minutes, tops.”
It describes the seafood at Bonefish as “edible intellectual property that happened to live in the water.” According to the Post-Dispatch:
Bonefish Grill’s signature Bang Bang Shrimp deserves not even one bang, if it’s referring to spiciness.
At the corner of Eager Road and Brentwood Boulevard are two of Brentwood’s newest businesses: the Drury Inn, and the Bonefish Grill, which opened in October. A Riverfront Times reviewer called the grill’s signature appetizer, Bang Bang Shrimp tasty, but it went downhill from there. The writer noted the restaurant’s busy parking lot and inviting atmosphere, but said the warm feelings didn’t translate into the meal. She had bones to pick with the butterflied shrimp and crab cakes, and said the entrées were ‘troubled’. She said her her salmon was dried-out and she was ‘underwhelmed’ by the Lobster Thermidor Mahi Mahi.
Bonefish Grill opened Monday, and local media (including 40 South News) was treated to a sample lunch of Bang Bang Shrimp, Ahi Tuna Sashimi, Surf + Turf Eggs Benedict, Cilantro Lime Shrimp Salad, Surf + Turf Mixed Grill and Pumpkin Crème Brûlée for dessert accompanied by various wines and an espresso martini. Everything was delicious and service was prompt, as would be expected. Brentwood Mayor Pat Kelly helped cut the ribbon. The seafood restaurant is the second Bonefish in Missouri, after Kansas City. Bonefish Grill is at 8780 Eager Road, on Brentwood Boulevard.
Bonefish Grill, at the intersection of Eager Road and South Brentwood Blvd, next to Drury Inn, opens its doors at noon Monday with a ribbon cutting. Bonefish Grill offers a selection of fish species daily such as Chilean Sea Bass and Ahi Tuna as well as meat options such as wood-grilled Rib-Eye Steak with choice of sauce such as White Truffle Butter, according to a press release. Overall, the restaurant will have a seating capacity of 313 patrons, including 65 in the bar area and 58 on the patio. Two private dining rooms, equipped with AV connection, seating 32 guests each can be opened to seat a total of 64 guests and will be available for holiday parties, private functions and events with multiple private dining menus. The restaurant will serve dinner nightly, lunch Monday through Saturday, and brunch on Sundays featuring a variety of eggs Benedict dishes and Crème Brulee French Toast.
Bonefish Grill, on the same corner as the newly-opened Drury Inn, in Brentwood, will open Oct. 20, and told the St. Louis Business Journal it’s planning to hire 120 area residents. The chain invested $1.6 million to build the 8,000-square-foot restaurant at 8780 Eager Road, the St. Louis Business Journal reports.
Bonefish Grill, the restaurant that will share the 3.8 acre site with the under-construction Drury Hotel, got the OK Monday night at Brentwood Board of Aldermen meeting. The vote was six “yeses” and one “absolutely” for the conditional use permit. The restaurant and hotel will be at the southeast corner of Brentwood Boulevard and Eager Road. The restaurant will be located along Brentwood Boulevard. Representatives from Bloomin’ Brands, the Bonefish Grill parent company, and Drury Hotels were there.