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"The Fresh Fish Experts" First Restaurant in California

TUSTIN, Calif. - Bonefish Grill, the award-winning national collection of fresh fish restaurants, debuts today in California at The Market Place in Tustin. This sleek 5,200-square-foot eatery features indoor and outdoor dining serving lunch and dinner daily and brunch on Sunday. An expansive Big-City Bar offers hand-crafted cocktails, craft beers, a "Happier Hour" and 30 wines by the glass. Additionally, the Tustin locale was selected to introduce Bonefish Grill's new contemporary design leading the roll-out phase for other locations.

Started by fish aficionados and adventurers Chris Parker and Tim Curei in 2000 in St. Petersburg, Fla., Bonefish Grill was created to take the mystery out of eating fresh delicious fish from around the world.

Corporate Chef Mark Adair and his culinary team specialize in preparing globally and locally sourced fish, some procured from Santa Monica Seafood. Fresh fish such as Pacific Salmon and Swordfish are caught at their seasonal peak, hand-cut daily and cooked on a wood-burning grill. Steaks, pork chops and chicken dishes are also prepared on the grill. Market fresh specials change daily and feature special sauces such as Spinach Bacon Gorgonzola. Appetizers and "hand held" include Bang Bang Shrimp, Ahi Tuna Sashimi, "American Style" Kobe Beef Burgers, Fish Tacos, Carlsbad Mussels Josephine, Chef's Creek and Fanny Bay Oysters and Bonefish Grill Tustin's signature Wood-Grilled Artichokes. Everything is presented by friendly, well-trained, professional anglers (servers).

A daily "Happier Hour" from 4 to 6:30 p.m. offers specially priced drinks. Available all day are four $5 hand-crafted cocktails, innovative "bar fresh" cocktails, such as Meyer Drop Martini, and local craft beers. The wine list includes 30 wines by the glass and presents affordable selections; the reserve list has about 10 offerings that reflect the local terroir. Hidden Crush is a proprietary Bonefish Grill wine created by various Central Coast wineries and offered only during crush season.

The new modern interior design, led by Flavia Bisi, is highlighted by clean, contemporary lines blending warm, earthy color tones, golden hardwood accents, natural materials, wood and metallic flooring. A massive bonefish image fabricated from polished stainless steel "sequined" scales that glimmer and shimmer in the light, round and rectangular mirrors and wooden ribs is prominently featured in the dining room and curves around dining booths.

Customary dining tables covered with eco-friendly butcher paper are combined with sharing tables, booths and circular pods, while striking wine displays are positioned throughout. Adding to the ambiance are unique ambient hand-blown glass light fixtures and dramatic accent lighting. A row of cylindrical sconces etched with representations of mangrove trees filter light through the branches and hang between the bar and the dining room.

The mixed seating options in the expansive Big-City Bar include a communal table, and two 42-inch TVs hang in the back for sports viewing. Large windows in the bar overlook patio dining and an outdoor lounge area, both covered by a blade canopy with dark bronze finished wood. An accent wall on the patio features wood planking and a metal bonefish. A fireplace showcases a herringbone pattern composed of metallic tiles echoing the similarly designed wall in the bar.

Dedicated to responsible, economically sound fishing practices and healthy stewardship of global aquaculture supplies, Bonefish Grill sources its fish from around the world to not strain any one fish population. Procurement processes are guided by reports and recommendations of NOAA and by all issued government regulations. Consultations with conservation groups such as Ocean Trust take place on a regular basis to ensure the preservation of the environment.

Where: Bonefish Grill Tustin
The Market Place
3040 El Camino Real
Tustin, CA 92782

Hours: Open daily for lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Saturday and dinner from 4 to 10:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday; open until 11:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and until 10 p.m. on Sunday. Sunday Brunch is served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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About Bonefish Grill
Founded in St. Petersburg, Florida, Bonefish Grill specializes in market-fresh fish from around the world and other savory wood-grilled specialties. Served with "chef's coat service," guests are guided through an innovative, seasonal menu and specials featuring the highest-quality, fresh ingredients. Combined with a big-city bar, Bonefish Grill offers hand-crafted cocktails and an affordable distinct list of 30 wines by the glass offering a great match for any food pairing. The dining experience is based on the premise of simplicity, consistency and a strong commitment to excellence at every level. In thirteen years, the award-winning Bonefish Grill family has grown to more than 194 restaurants in 34 states. For more information, visit, or follow on Twitter @bonefishgrill.

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