Goodbye Grub: Ocean Bleu restaurant closes in Tequesta 


Ocean Bleu, the charming, seafood-centric restaurant tucked into a Tequesta plaza, served its final meal Sunday. The family-owned spot closed for good at the end of the night. 

Chef/co-owner Levent Yurdatap says future culinary endeavors await. 

“Currently, we are doing private catering while working on a new project,” Yurdatap said via text message. 

Since its opening in May 2014, Ocean Bleu served creatively prepared dishes in a welcoming setting. Even pups were treated like family on the pooch-friendly dining room. Each Thursday night, Yurdatap would prepare a special chicken-rice dinner for canine customers. 

The restaurant also was popular among local brunchers, winning The Post’s Readers’ Choice poll for Best Brunch last year. 

The chef and his wife, Mary Avila-Yurdatap, also a co-owner, hope to return to the restaurant business, but those plans are not yet firm. 

Meantime, there are thanks to offer, says Yurdatap. 

“We would like to thank our customers for their support over the past three years,” he said.


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