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Bluewater Grill

630 Lido Park Dr. Send to Phone
949-675-3474 | Menu
An innovative New England-style seafood joint for the Orange County set.
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Lunch & Dinner daily, Brunch Sun.
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Bluewater Grill Restaurant Review

: Don't be surprised if gregarious owner "Jimmy U" meets you at the dock (yes, you can park your boat) or on the sunny outdoor patio with a welcome greeting. Inside, this lively spot truly does bring a sense of New England with its nautical décor, high wood ceiling, leather booths and brass accents. The kitchen cooks up both traditional New England fare and innovative California-style dishes. The menu, which is printed anew each day, offers staples like chowders, bowls of steamed mussels and clams, and fried fish. Perhaps the best thing about Bluewater Grill is its devotion to buying the freshest fish, mostly from North American waters, like wild king salmon from British Columbia; halibut from Sitka, Alaska; or Mississippi catfish. Try the mesquite-grilled fish or East Coast seafood classics like fish ‘n’ chips. Some specialties venture into gourmet territory, such as seared scallops in a citrus-tarragon sauce, and salmon in artichoke-saffron broth. The venue boasts a sushi and raw bar menu, too, highlighted by the soy-marinated ahi poke appetizer. Wines are affordably priced, with many available by the glass.

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