Taps Fish House To Open At The Market Place

Known for its classic preparations of seafood and steaks, along with its signature house ales and lagers, TAPS is the latest culinary destination set to arrive at The Market Place

IRVINE, Calif. (April 1, 2014)  TAPS Fish House has signed a lease to open at The Market Place in 2015. It will be the third location of the popular seafood and steak restaurant renowned for its selection of award-winning craft beers.

“We chose The Market Place because of its long history of success and tremendous residential and commercial density,” said Joe Manzella, TAPS founder & proprietor. “We have an outstanding opportunity to offer the Tustin and Newport communities fresh fish, premium steaks and craft beer, along with a Sunday brunch that is unmatched in O.C.”

The 10,000-square-foot restaurant will feature a spacious patio along with a 150-seat private dining room. Craft beer lovers can also look forward to 25 tap handles of artisan beers, six of which will be signature ales and lagers brewed at the TAPS Brea flagship. 

“TAPS is a bonafide dining institution in North Orange County with a huge following and we’re happy to be able to bring them here to Central O.C.,” said Dan Sheridan, president of Irvine Company Retail Properties. 

TAPS will be located on the Irvine side of The Market Place. 

In addition to TAPS, other new restaurants opening at The Market Place include: 

  • Capriotti’s, opened January 2014
  • Islands, opened February 2014
  • Class 302 Tea Café, opening Spring 2014
  • Pieology, opening Spring 2014
  • Veggie Grill, opening Spring 2014
  • Mizu Sushi Bar & Grill, opening Summer 2014


One of Southern California’s most popular shopping centers, The Market Place is a 165-acre regional lifestyle shopping center known for offering the best-in-class in a variety of retail categories, including electronics, home furnishings and décor, sporting goods and more. Conveniently located off the Santa Ana (5) Freeway, the center straddles the cities of Irvine and Tustin. The Market Place features more than 120 stores and notable restaurants. 

Owned by Irvine Company, The Market Place is home to Orange County’s only REI, along with Best Buy, Target, Party City, TJ Maxx, Taco Rosa, Bonefish Grill and G Burger.


TAPS Fish House & Brewery is a celebration of seafood, hand-cut steaks, and award-winning ales and lagers handcrafted in the European tradition. A connoisseur’s wine list recognized by the Wine Spectator showcases a variety of wines. The privately owned eatery offers a choice of fine dining or the more casual, comfortable bar-lounge, a spacious oyster bar and multiple patios and private dining. TAPS is known for its popular Sunday Brunch. The original TAPS opened in Brea Downtown in Orange County in 1999; a second location serving the Inland Empire opened at The Shops at Dos Lagos in Corona in 2007. The Catch in Anaheim is a sister restaurant of the privately owned organization.  For more information about TAPS please visit