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Bluewater Grill Restaurant Review: The contemporary space at The District at Tustin Legacy does not have a nautical theme as pronounced as the restaurant’s sibling in Newport Beach. Rather, a cosmopolitan sophistication reigns in the soaring wood ceilings, handsome leather booths, marble-topped bar and patio with a roaring fireplace. The daily changing menu focuses on the freshest seasonal seafood from around the world, typically including several oyster varieties, clams, tuna, hamachi, lobster, calamari, salmon, scallops, trout, halibut, mahi mahi and barramundi. In addition to grilled fish preparations, chef Brian Hirsty has modernized the menu with more innovative dishes such as yam-crusted, tempura-fried Alaskan halibut, a Mediterranean-style ahi salad, and panko-crusted shrimp. And while Bluewater Grill is known for its creamy New England clam chowder and other traditional seafood dishes, don't overlook specialties such as a whole Maine lobster baked with a shrimp stuffing. Those who prefer to enjoy something other than seafood will find a small menu of steaks, chops and burgers. The wine list is rather extensive, with a good selection from mostly California producers.