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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Fish Bones American Grill reviews from OpenTable diners
65 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.7
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (44)special occasion (43)good for groups (27)neighborhood gem (24)romantic (17)great for lunch (12)vibrant bar scene (10)hot spot (8)notable wine list (8)kid-friendly (3)late-night find (3)great for brunch (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • What's in a name
    local
    Dined on 11/4/2013
    Despite it's unappealing name (reminiscent of choking, trash, etc), Fishbones is a lovely space. The restaurant's interior is inviting, aesthetically pleasing and very relaxing. The food is good but tends to be over-reaching -- why not just a plain filet? Why instead a filet with a highly-contrived sauce (Amber bacon jam?). I go there primarily for the setting understanding that the food will be pretty good but never quite what I want.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently Awesome
    Krae
    Dined on 10/31/2013
    If friends or relatives are coming to town, special occasion or just looking for a gourmet meal the first thought that pops into our minds is....Fishbones. My husband and I frequent this establishment at least 3 times or more a month. I can honestly say sense the inception this place has rocked and we have never had a complaint about our meal..it is always consistently awesome. I would highly recommend this restaurant - you won't be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New Menu
    Traveler
    Dined on 10/26/2013
    We have been here many times and loved their new menu. Many more choices available and all were very good!!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Everything was lovely, the
    CelBelle
    Dined on 10/15/2013
    Everything was lovely, the meal taste and presentation were divine. Very accomodating at the time of reservation. Hospitable service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Consistently delicious....
    diner2345
    Dined on 10/10/2013
    What is not to enjoy? Fishbones is a gem here in the Lewiston/Auburn community. You can always find something new and exciting, whether it be one of the specials of the night or the menu that seems to change with the change in season. Service is always friendly, top notch and the restaurant is a wonderful example of how old spaces can be converted into a cozy gathering place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • always a great meal
    Ashcoft
    Dined on 10/5/2013
    We go to Fishbones for special occaisions, such as birthdays and our anniversary. We love the old mill feel and the ambiance. The food is delicious, but we also like the presentation of the food. It makes us feel as if the chef has taken pride in his/her work. It is like a piece of art! We have always had great service, but this last visit, our waitress was not very attentive or interactive. We felt as if she did not want to be working on a Saturday evening, and would rather be somewhere else.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfection
    RJAE
    Dined on 10/3/2013
    Absolutely delicious! Looking forward to my next reservation already.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • mixed review
    farmerbarrie
    Dined on 9/26/2013
    My husband was disappointed, but I loved it. He prefers more simple fare whereas the unusual dishes were right up my alley. I had the duck with pomegranate sauce and the special sweet potato side. It was delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Everything But Speedy Service
    SillyPutty
    Dined on 9/21/2013
    Fish Bones has everything -- an attractive restored mill location with exposed beams and brick walls, a hip bar scene, and very good food. The con -- very bad service -- slower than slow can be. Lovely wait staff, so don't take it out on them. It's the inadequate kitchen staff (and the management) that's to blame. So if you go for dinner, be prepared -- take a newspaper or your smart phone. You'll need it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • anniversary night
    Flag
    Dined on 9/18/2013
    Our waiter said to order the tuna meal it was the best meal on the menu. He was dead on my wife loved the whole dish and I also try her tuna - it was awesome. I had the salmon which was good but not great like the tuna. The Lemon drop and Long Island ice tea were also very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Local treasure
    wjp0VIP
    Dined on 9/14/2013
    Fishbones is a great addition to the L-A community but can stand among the good restaurants in any community. Menu also marked for veggies and gluten avoiders.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fish for those who love to eat fish
    DaMoose
    Dined on 9/13/2013
    I usually won't order fish from a restaurant because it isn't prepared correctly, or tastes spoiled. Fish Bones is the exception to that rule. They know how to correctly prepare fish and which food choices compliment fish as side dishes. The fish tastes fresh and wasn't covered in sauces and spices to a point that destroyed the flavor. The atmosphere is quiet and the service was very good. I would recommend to friends and family and I will visit again.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • overall
    dooner
    Dined on 9/6/2013
    for starters a dry martini came with lots of vermouth, asingle malt scotch ordered with 1 cube of ice came with tons of ice (not good for a good single malt) all were returned. no one lite the table candle table bread goodies came with dinner, wait between appitizer and entre was too long. server was ok he got 19% . my max for a so so meal , entre seletion as too small most all seafood not much pasta. would go back we enjoy the setting and food prep good we have been ther several times this was a little disapointing
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • consistently excellent
    Cynthia
    Dined on 9/6/2013
    When we think about dining out, Fishbones is usually our first thought. The food is consistently excellent - and this consistency is something we look for in a restaurant. Attention is paid to all the little things including the delicious variety of breads offered in the ample breadbasket with dinner. Salads are wonderful, food is prepared in a thoughtful way. If you haven't tried this restaurant yet, put it at the top of your "to visit" list!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Mill Setting
    Bachforelle
    Dined on 8/30/2013
    but the service was curt, barely forced friendly by our waitress. We had to request a second round of bread. The filet mignon was exceptional, and although the salmon was nothing special, its pesto bean garnish was delicious. Boring cheesecake, very good creme brulee. This is not an inexpensive restaurant at $50 per person including tip. We won't be going back, despite the tastefully renovated old mill setting. I guess I'm not alone, since Fish Bones was by no means full on a Friday night.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Friends, great food
    Panctil
    Dined on 8/24/2013
    Great place to meet with friends and enjoy local flavors. Always have great specials with Maine lobster and fish.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food at a moderate price
    SusieG317
    Dined on 8/10/2013
    Great food at a moderate price in a friendly casual environment. Our seafood selections were superb. We had excellent oysters on the half shell, and two seafood dishes. The grilled haddock was perfectly cooked and the seafood provencale was the best we ever had. Service was well timed; we neither had to wait long between courses nor were we rushed. A gem in Lewiston!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • not a great night...
    dinalot
    Dined on 8/9/2013
    The food and service were fine. Nothing fantastic but what you would expect. The place is very noisy. Hard to have a nice conversation.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We arrived on time for our
    Goodstuff
    Dined on 8/3/2013
    We arrived on time for our 7:30pm reservation and the restaurant was empty. We have been here before so I was surprised. Even though it was not busy it took over 10 minutes before our waiter came over to take our drink order. When we placed our dinner order we were told they were out of the mussels appetizer, which of course was what we were looking forward to. So my wife got the "last" fish special (remember this is 7:30 on a Saturday night and they are running out of food and they were not busy!). So needless to say we will not be running back to Fish Bones anytime soon.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, interesting location
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/27/2013
    The food was great. I had the tuna sashimi. The wasabi was paste; however, and would have been better as a sauce. The location in a converted factory building was interesting, but the effect was somewhat dampened by the suburban interior decor.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 7/26/2013
    Fish Bone was a real pleasure. The waitress was extremely nice and helpful, the restaurant attractive and comfortable, the food excellent. We will certainly return when we visit Maine again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous!
    LisaVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2013
    This restaurant is amazing! Love coming here. Never disappointed!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ALMOST GREAT!
    SSCOX
    Dined on 7/18/2013
    On the whole we enjoyed our meals. The service was excellent and the price reasonable. Part of the menu offered small meals, which women really appreciate. We would much rather have small but exquisitely prepared meals than a lot of food. One criticism. We had a speaker right over our table and it was too loud. I asked the waiter if it could be turned down and he actually turned it off. This was fine until a noisy party arrived at the next table. Because there was no rug on the floor and no other soft surfaces to absorb sound, it was a bit unpleasant. I would give the restaurant a higher mark if the ambiance of the room equaled the quality of the food. I don't recall a white tablecloth, which would also help the ambience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome!!!
    Foodie
    Dined on 7/16/2013
    Fish Bones is awesome. The decor is amazing. Built inside a refurbished textile mill, care was taken to incorporate the beautiful character of the building. The food was delicous and the staff was friendly and courteous. Can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NO "BONES" ABOUT IT...
    SacMbcVIP
    Dined on 7/1/2013
    Fishbones is, without a doubt, one of the best restaurants in L/A! We were a party of 3 and we all enjoyed our dinner...from the appetizers to the dessert...everything was spot on. Kate & Paul do such a wonderful job of switching up the menu, offering some amazing specials, and training their wait staff to be knowledgeable about the menu and to be just attentive enough to offer a very pleasurable dining experience. We will go back and back and back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great dining experience
    Robinson
    Dined on 6/22/2013
    Great food, fresh ingredients, well presented. Service was excellent! Would highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious Food, Pleasant Atmosphere
    Meghan
    Dined on 6/8/2013
    My husband and I ate at Fishbones 1 year ago on the day we were married and returned there Saturday night to celebrate our 1 year anniversary. The food was amazing, just like last year and our waitress was very pleasant. We did not have a long wait for the food and she checked in on us often. We had the lemon chicken/veggie risotto, very yummy - the tuna sashimi my husband LOVED and the lobster and brie popovers, flaky and delicious as well as a caramel sea salt chocolate mousse torte that was fabulous. Will definitely return to Fishbones!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food ALWAYS Delish!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/7/2013
    This is my most favorite place to eat in L/A....service is great and food is delish!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved It!!!!
    fancy4me
    Dined on 6/1/2013
    We took our daughter and her husband out for her birthday! She had been wanting to try Fish Bone. We where not dissatisfied , the food was amazing, service was terrific, relaxing and inviting. Loved being able to book reservation on line also.What a gem for the city of Lewiston!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Restaurant
    Jannyanddave
    Dined on 5/29/2013
    We come here frequently. This was a friendly business and personal meeting. Just the perfect spot. The tables are set up perfect so you can't hear what other people are saying and this is very important. We always bring family and friends when they are in town.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Intimate time with an old friend
    Merlin
    Dined on 5/16/2013
    My wife and I dined here a couple of nights ago. We got reacquainted with a friend we haven't seen in over a year. Over good food, a nice glass of wine, we were able to connect and could hear each other without having to lean in. The calamari salad was wonderful and the swordfish special was delicious though the fist was a tad dry, but the presentation, served over gnocchi and spinach was wonderful. A shared slice of a chocolate torte topped off a great meal. Oh, and the waitress was really a perfect balance of being there and not there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Biz lunches
    John
    Dined on 5/15/2013
    I use Fishbones for business lunches routinely and love it. Imaginative and very well done food in a resored mill setting- very nice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent experience
    Corm
    Dined on 5/13/2013
    The food was tremendous, especially the Seafood Provencial. The wait staff was very friendly and helpful. We're glad we went there for our 35th Wedding Anniversary.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Third Time
    Traveler
    Dined on 5/10/2013
    We were looking forward to our dinner - the third one in as many months. But the waitress brought the wrong dinner for my husband and although she offered to exchange it, we had to keep an eye on the clock as we had theater tickets. So that was a disappointment this time. And the special she brought cost $10 more than his original order.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rendezvous Romance
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/7/2013
    Met my gorgeous lady at Fish Bones on a weeknight around 7pm. We were greeted with big enthusiastic smiles, seated right away, and received some of the best service I can recall at any restaurant in quite some time. The Bordeaux wine was great. The food was excellent and the entire time was absolutely wonderful. The prices were moderate and we will absolutely return. Such a great experience - and It may have helped too that my date was the most beautiful woman I've ever known :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great service!
    joonthego
    Dined on 5/6/2013
    Friendliest staff ever! made us feel welcome and comfortable. Light-hearted "fun" waitstaff, willing to joke around, but still very efficient and did a great job.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A night out with friends
    Rainbowgirl
    Dined on 5/4/2013
    Great food, not enough tables, hard to get a reservation in the middle of the evening.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A good experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/3/2013
    Waitress was outstanding! A fair selection of Gluten free dishes and the background music is great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fishbones - completely satisfying
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/27/2013
    Group of 5 close friends. The menu choices were broad. Each person choose a different entree. All were rated excellent. Special house Cocktails were available. Again the ones chosen by our party were all considered very good to excellent. Wine list was extensive but a bit pricy for the non expert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • If you want excellent food,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/25/2013
    If you want excellent food, wine, and good service this is the place to go.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic