Bluewater Grill
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"I spent 30 years in foodservice; restaurants, contract catering and airline. I would tell you if it wasn’t up to par, because I think you would want to know."

John Willis

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September 11, 2014
We're excited to announce Art Garcia as Executive Chef and Chad Simpson as General Manager for Bluewater Grill Temecula! Debuting in the Fall of 2014, the new restaurant will be dedicated to showcasing the culinary possibilities of sustainable seafood and shellfish.
August 13, 2014
Just like certain recipes and chef’s specials that aren’t printed on the menu, many of the best Bluewater Grill offers and deals for diners go unannounced publicly. Until now.
Already the culinary incubator for the Bluewater family,The District at Tustin restaurant is also known for its special deals. As the promotional incubator for the six-restaurant collection, the restaurant offers a number of money-saving deals and special offers not yet available at the six other Bluewater locations. All are available to the public for the asking in Tustin only.
July 31, 2014
Locally trained chef looks to continue the pioneering culinary spirit of Brian Hirsty who passed away earlier this year
While most executive chef appointments at high-profile restaurants are cause for celebration, today’s announcement that Jason Mazur has been named executive chef for Bluewater Grill’s growing family of seafood restaurants is a considerably quieter affair.
May 27, 2014
Bluewater Grill Phoenix is proud to be voted "Best Seafood Restaurant" by readers of the Arizona Foothills magazine in their annual Best of Our Valley competition!
May 12, 2014
Opening in June 2014! Bluewater Grill will convert the historic 1887 on the Bay Coronado Boathouse Restaurant into a showplace for sustainable seafood. The iconic over-the-water building will become the sixth Bluewater and first in San Diego County.
April 09, 2014
We're happy to announce that locally trained Jamie Gallimore will be joining Bluewater Phoenix! Chef Gallimore studied at Scottsdale Culinary Institute and worked at Destination Royal Palms, Hermosa Inn and Café Allegro. Welcome aboard!
March 20, 2014
Opening in Fall 2014! We're bringing our popular sustainable seafood concept to Temecula Wine Country!
June 24, 2013
The spectacular 6,900 sq ft Bluewater Avalon is a homecoming for longtime Island boaters and fisherman. Remodeled in the Terminal Building, the destination restaurant specializes in the freshest sustainably harvested seafood.
April 02, 2013
Bluewater Grill Redondo is honored with having the "Best Fresh Seafood" in the South Bay, as voted by readers of EasyReader 2013 in the annual "Best of the Beach" issue!
February 14, 2013
Opening in spring 2013! Bluewater will occupy the historic steamship Terminal Building on the Avalon Waterfront!
January 11, 2013
Owner-operator of award-winning seafood restaurants in So Cal and Phoenix will help promote OC’s flourishing restaurant scene in 2013
December 12, 2012
Bluewater Grill Newport Beach sizzles in a review by Orange Coast Magazine!
December 02, 2012
Sustainable seafood restaurant lauded by OC Register, OC Weekly, Orange Coast and OC Restaurant Association
November 14, 2012
Our popular Holiday Stuffed Maine Lobster celebration continues at all four locations through to January 2, 2013
November 09, 2012
The leading California and Arizona restaurant operator teams with National Restaurant Association’s Kids LiveWell and HealthyDining to give consumers healthier dining options
October 01, 2012
The culinary accolades continue for Bluewater Grill as the popular family of sustainable seafood restaurants picks up two prestigious “Best Seafood” awards in Orange County.

Newport Beach and Tustin restaurants voted “Best Seafood” by OC Register and OC Restaurant Association

August 27, 2012
Seafood fans can vote for Bluewater Grill as "Best Seafood Restaurant in Orange County", in the first-ever OC Resaurant Association "Golden Foodie" Awards!
July 05, 2012
Co-founder of popular California and Arizona restaurant chain is singled out for hospitality and seafood sustainability leadership

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (July 1, 2012) – The industry accolades continue for Bluewater Grill co-founder Jimmy Ulcickas. Months after being invited to share his marine stewardship best practices with other restaurateurs during the International Boston Seafood Show in March, the Orange County resident is being profiled on the cover of the July 2012 issue of SeaFood Business as one of the nation’s most prolific seafood sustainability experts.

The prolific restaurant owner and operator, who opened the first Bluewater Grill in Newport Beach’s Cannery Village in 1996, is part of the magazine’s annual "The Buyer’s Turn," which shines a light on especially innovative retail and restaurant seafood buyers. Joining him on the cover is Tracy Taylor, lead seafood-procurement specialist for Ahold USA, the parent company of Stop & Shop, Giant and Peapod supermarket chains.

Ulcickas was selected based on his leadership in seafood sustainability, specifically his work to achieve total-menu sustainability compliance by mid-2012, and his pioneering management philosophy which includes twice-daily printed menus and monthly seafood tasting events at each restaurant designed to educate customers about the latest seafood trends, serving suggestions and practices.

Ulcickas was cited by SeaFood Business as a mainstream independent restaurateur who is leading the industry by featuring sustainable menu choices and serving only products from certified fisheries or farms within the context of a moderately priced seafood restaurant operation.

To see the story, go to the Seafood Business website.

 


 

July 04, 2012
A study in JAMA confirms what Bluewater Grill has known for years: seafood-rich diet can reduce obesity, cholesterol, heart disease and diabetes

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (June 27, 2012) – A new study appearing in the peer-reviewed publication Journal of American Medicine (JAMA) has confirmed what Bluewater Grill has known for years: a diet rich in seafood, produce and healthy fats can reduce the risk of a number of negative health trends, including obesity, high cholesterol levels and the risk of heart disease and diabetes.

April 16, 2012
A how-to marine stewardship roadmap for restauranteurs by Bluewater Grill co-founder Jimmy Ulcickas
January 18, 2012
$20 lunch and $30 dinner menus in Newport Beach.
October 24, 2011
Seafood lovers can enjoy a unique sustainable holiday feast at Bluewater Grill.
October 24, 2011
Bluewater Newport Beach, Redondo Beach and Tustin give brunch fans the chance to choose from 25 ingredients and hot sauces!
August 01, 2011
Now through September 1, order from Bluewater Grill’s sustainable seafood menu and receive a free ticket to the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach!
April 28, 2011
Can’t get to Spain in May? We’re offering the next best thing: “A Taste of Spain: Paella, Tapas and Wine,” our May seafood and wine pairing event.
January 01, 2011
Gayot's Sheryll Alexander puts Bluewater Grill in the top ten American restaurants in Orange County
August 18, 2010
Bluewater Grill is committed to being on the forefront of environmentally responsible behaviour. It is easy to "claim" you are a "green" operation, it's even fashionable but here is a list of what we are doing!
August 17, 2010
Bluewater Grill is getting Hama Hama oysters brought in from Washington.

We're proud to announce that we'll soon be featuring Hama Hama oysters from the Washington coast. You can read all about the growing region in this pdf.