Hello Huntington Beach!
It is again time for Huntington for Fun! This month you are going to learn about one of the best restaurants, bar & grill and restaurant owners this beautiful city has to offer! The restaurant is Coach’s Mediterranean Grill & Bar and its owner is Coach! The location is perfect, the food is classic Turkish/Mediterranean old world dishes and a full bar. Although Coach has operated a successful restaurant since 1994, his plans to expand and open up the restaurant are going to make this place even more social and inviting.
Coach is originally from Antioch, Turkey, and is the youngest of five brothers. He was born into a baking business family and had learned about hard work at the tender age of 6 years old. When Coach was 17 years old, he started his journey as a chef in Turkey, cooking for diplomats and celebrities. At 21, Coach came to the USA with little cash and spoke little English. He knew instantly Huntington Beach was his new home… He has been here ever since and is loved by all who meet him… In 1992, he opened his first deli on Main Street serving gyros. Right next door in 1994, he opened the Grill & Bar. He has since, expanded a deli and a second location at Beach and Atlanta in 2013. Coach and his wife Tuba have both raised 2 beautiful children and are along this journey with their parents building this family business dream.
Coach’s Mediterranean Grill & Bar is located in the heart of Downtown Huntington Beach Main Street. Also, my favorite, it’s located on the sunny side of the street. The menu offers a fine selection of family passed down recipes… including kebabs, gyros, fresh seafood, pastas, salads, and famous appetizers… don’t forget the hummus and pita!! They also have a tempting dessert menu and famous for their Apricot Special… a true Turkish delight!!! After a yummy dinner and dessert, you can make your way over to the bar, which is made of stone and lights up from underneath… it is gorgeous! Coach makes a drink called Coach’s Paradise made with pink lemonade, cranberry and mango infused with mandarin and peach vodka… I have to say, it is delicious! If that is not what you’re looking for, they have a huge selection of drinks and experienced bar tenders that can accommodate any drink menu! On the weekends, you can enjoy live music and dancing! Coach’s is a perfect place for a party or celebration of any kind! They also offer Happy Hour daily from 3-6….good to know…
Stacey and I talked to Coach about his future plans for the restaurant… it is exciting! He is going to open up the entire front! He will be removing the pillars out front and replacing it with big glass accordion-like doors. The whole store front will open completely. They will be replacing the chairs and tables with booths and couch-like seating with fire pits. He will have raised tables for more effective people watching! It’s a favorite past time here on Main Street. I really love going to Main Street and sitting down to a good meal… Coach’s Mediterranean Grill & Bar is always a winner! You will not meet a nicer guy either! The next time you are Downtown Huntington Beach and are in the mood for Mediterranean food, do not hesitate to pop into Coach’s Mediterranean Bar & Grill… you will be glad you did!