Fish Bones American Grill
Fish Bones American Grill

Fish Bones American Grill

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.fishbonesag.com/
  • Phone: (207) 333-3663
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch & Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 11:30am - 9:00pm, Friday 11:30am - 9:30, Saturday: Dinner only 4:00pm - 9:30pm, Closed Sundays
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Paul F. Landry
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: We have a private room that can accommodate up to 22 people. We do open on off times for larger private functions as well.
  • Private Party Contact: Paul Landry 207-333-3663

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Main Street/ Rte 202
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Large lot in front of our building provides plenty of off street spots.
A word from Fish Bones American Grill
Fish Bones American Grill is located in the renovated Bates Mill Complex of Lewiston, Maine. Opened in 2005, we offer a full menu from the land and sea. Please join us for dinner, or to enjoy a pleasant evening in our comfortable Bar area. We hope to make your visit to downtown Lewiston/Auburn a memorable one.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Fish Bones American Grill reviews from OpenTable diners
72 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.7
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (48)special occasion (45)neighborhood gem (29)good for groups (26)romantic (20)great for lunch (14)notable wine list (13)hot spot (12)vibrant bar scene (11)late-night find (4)kid-friendly (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • always a great experience at Fishbones
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Fabulous food and exceptional service by Meg A as always. My favorite restaurant in L/A!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Small gathering...
    SwtrgrlVIP
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    Had a small work gathering - this was recommended by local folks. Wonderful food! Lovely establishment. Only drawback was parking ...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional Experience
    Rhonda
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    The atmosphere was warm, welcoming and inviting. The food was exquisite and delicately presented. The service was top notch and what I liked most is that I didn't feel rushed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better than we imagined
    Larochelle4
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    We had the most amazing evening at FishBones. It was the first time for both of us and we couldn't have been more pleased. From appetizer to dessert, zero complaints. Morgan was a wonderful to us, checking in with perfect timing. We will absolutely be returning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, decent dining
    4DoctorWho
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    I have been to Fishbones many times. The food is always excellent and the service is usually quite fantastic. My most recent outing was with my wife (I usually dine there for business lunches) and the food was great. However, our service was mediocre and there were several obnoxious patron who ruined the generally relaxing ambience. Despite this recent experience, I definitely recommend dining here for anyone in the Lewiston-Auburn area as it is one of the best restaurants in the area.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb Waitstaff and Food
    Chickocean
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Entrees could not have been better,my first choice when in Lewiston on business or pleasure.I especially love their Haddock dishes. All four choices were delicious,they clients we took there normally have a to go box at any other restuarant we've taken them to.Not a bite left on their plates.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice to revisit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    We have loved Fish Bones since the beginning, but have moved from Harpswell to Wells. Thanks goodness our nephew is a freshman at Bates - we had a good excuse to come to Lewiston and take him out to dinner at a very special place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great spot for upscale casual food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Will definitely be back! Staff was wonderful and everyone in our party loved their food and drink choices!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • noisy
    tribul
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We'd like to eat here more often but it is too noisy. There are only a few tables that are tolerable.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fine food and great service
    Joseph
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    My wife and I have eaten here twice and both times were exceptional ! Our server was very attentive and polite. Great place to earn some brownie point with your better half.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Date Night
    rarelygoout
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Had date night with my wife who had been away for a week. Had never seen the bar so busy for a Friday night. It was vibrant and energetic. Not quiet or romantic that night, but nice nonetheless.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    TKLewistonBoy
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    You can't go wrong at Fishbones! Great food and great setting. Enjoy!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great evening, great food
    bak4mor
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Fish Bones made a great place for friends to get together for a wonderful meal. We never felt rushed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food, Outstanding Service
    SimplePleasuresinDining
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    A great spot for some tasty food! The menu included great seafood options, vegetarian options and other meat. Flavors were great. And the service was absolutely outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Went there for a special occasion but found it very difficult to talk because there was a very large group in the main dining room and it was very noisy. I couldn't even hear the specials from our own waiter. the food was good and the service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • delicious
    Cynthia
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The last time we visited I was disappointed by my meal. I had been numerous times before that and always enjoyed what I ordered. This time my faith was restored andFishbones goes back to the top of my favorite Maine restaurant list. I ordered lobster rangoon for an appetizerand they were light, crisp and filled with lobster. The order came with 4 goodsized pieces. My main course was sesame-crusted, seared ahi tuna salad. Presentation was beautiful and salad was large, fresh and delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not happy with changes
    CPM63
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Very disappointed that pricing has now gone to ala carte. Restaurant was extremely loud, couldn't hear the person across the table.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • foodjunky
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The food was excellent and the waitress was very friendly and genuine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always consistent always great food
    Foodie
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Great variety. Something for everyone to enjoy. Great staff and the owners are terrific people.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food and service
    Mainecoon
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Our food was excellent. We really enjoyed the bread and the bacon pretzel and lobster bisque appetizers. The steaks were excellent cooked to order. We ordered the parmesan frits, expected like potato nuggets or fries, but received very thin strips. However, these were pretty good. The dessert was excellent, the waiter made to order a specific strawberry dessert for my wife. This was the 2nd time we have been there and the 2nd was just as good as the first. would be nice if you had a listing for port wine. Gene Camp
    Special Features:
    late-night find, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Fabulous food, great service, reasonable prices. You'd pay twice as much for the same quality in a larger city.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    As always, Fish Bones has the best cuisine around! It remains my all time favorite restaurant to go with family and friends. It's fantastic especially for those who want some impeccable, perfectly portioned seafood.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A happy anniversary celebration.
    LAfoodies
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We had a very nice evening. Our waitress was exceptional. I wish I could remember her name. Our drinks and courses were well-timed. Crab cakes very generous, shrimp cocktail a tad over-cooked, but cocktail sauce had just the right amount of horseradish. My sirloin was cooked perfectly. Loved the light potato strips with parmesan, and asparagus was done just right. The Portuguese stew was very satisfying. Creme brûlée perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Great steak special. Wonderful salads. Excellent desert. Strong flavorful drinks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    My husband and I both had the tuna and it was absolutely amazing. We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bates alum
    PortlandFoodie
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    We have found our go-to restaurant when we come to Lewiston to attend concerts at Bates. Great food, lovely ambiance, super service. Yippee!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun Menu
    LoveMaine21VIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We took our nephew here for dinner after he had been on an Outward Bound adventure for two weeks. He devoured the food and said it was the best food he had eaten in a long time. He loved the steak with fries (served with more flair). I would like to recommend the lobster bisque we both had for our first course. Very nicely done. This is a very busy place with a fun vibe. Main course was a little slow to arrive at the table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good
    FatCat
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    In an area with few restaurants that venture outside of fried clams and chicken wings this was a breath of fresh air. The mussels were delicious!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent dining experience
    LindaLVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Very nice restaurant with upscale decor. The tables were not crowded together (one of my pet peeves) which allowed us to have our own conversation without interruption. The food was excellent, and our waitress was very knowledgeable about the menu and was able to help us with our decisions. Drinks were also excellent. I would recommend in a heartbeat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Excellent dinning, food is out of this world, we did find the noise level was a bite high, but that could be where we were seated in a corner
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place!
    DavidB
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Wonderful food and service. A real gem. We loved our wedding anniversary dinner there. Use a map to find it. iPhone GPS couldn't locate it. We plan to go back frequently, now that we know where it is.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Open Table is a loser and was very misleading about what time I could get a reservation. I'll never use them again. I have been going to Fish Bones since it opened and will continue. Keep up the good work. You are one of the few assets this area has.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friday dinner
    GrazerVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    After a fairly stressful week , it was nice to head to Fishbones and unwind. I tried the salmon special which was fresh and tasty. My husband had the chicken and he enjoyed it. We skipped dessert but opted for decaf coffee and a coffee dessert. We were satisfied and full as we headed back home.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 39 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 474 reviews are from the Fish Bones American Grill reviews archive.
  • planefolk
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    all aspects of the evenong with six of us for dinner was perfect
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our favorite place in the L-A area
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Great ambiance, friendly, knowledgeable staff, excellent food and drinks... what's not to love about Fishbones?!! We have recommended Fishbones to everyone we know, and they've all loved it.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food and Service
    ournightsout
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We had a very enjoyable meal at Fish Bones. The appetizer, the salad, the entrees, the drinks, and dessert were all superb. The restaurant is located in a renovated mill, so the place has a warehouse look and feel. Thus, there are areas that are quite open, and the sound can be somewhat boisterous. Nice atmosphere, though. Staff are very friendly. I talked with the manager on the way out, and she pointed out a smaller room (only five tables) that is well away from the bustling kitchen and service area, as well as another area that was quieter. We sat right next to the kitchen with music coming from speakers on the wall right behind us, but we had no problem conversing, nor could we hear the table next to us. It was a great night out!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Our summer home is nearby (30 minutes) and since there are not a lot of choices this is a nice spot to go out for dinner just to get out of the house and the cooking routine. A very pleasant experience. So none of the choices in #2 really apply. Just a good solid place to get a nice meal.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Noisy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Extremely noisy! Restaurant was only 1/2 full but we could barely hear each other speak!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food. Great Service.
    foodie4shur
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    We booked a table for 12, for a birthday dinner, on a Monday night. Our table was ready prior to our reservation time giving ample time for a little decorating. They had no problem with us bringing a birthday cake and perfectly timed the cake presentation without us even asking ... candles and all. The food was fantastic. I highly recommend the lobster and wild mushroom sacchetti. The creamy lobster jus with truffle oil was sublime! Everyone enjoyed their meal. Our waiter was attentive and patient and accommodated separate checks without a blink. The restaurant is very easy to get to with ample parking. The decor is elegant, rustic and slightly industrial transforming a former mill space into a luminous landscape. I can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • PhilVIP
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Always a great experience. Love the atmosphere, food and service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet