PALM SPRINGS — If you have heard a louder-than-usual buzz coming from the famed Palm Canyon Drive, it is because Tommy Bahama has officially opened the first California location of its new dining concept — the Tommy Bahama Marlin Bar & Grill.

TommyThe open flow atmosphere is designed to both engage and satisfy guests, while blending into the local scenery and eclectic Palm Springs vibe and soak up the energy downtown Palm Springs – even on a toasty day.

Unlike its full-service sister eatery in Palm Desert, Tommy Bahama has launched what it calls a new restaurant concept on some of  the highest profile real estate in the heart of Palm Springs.

Tommy Bahama Marlin Bar & Grill is located at 111 N. Palm Canyon Drive, Suite 150. It is located on the west side of North Palm Canyon Drive, on a portion of 13 acres once occupied by the Desert Fashion Plaza, which was bulldozed in 2013.

TommyIt is a fast-casual restaurant with a full bar. Customers will order at a walk-up counter have their food delivered by servers to tables on an outdoor patio with umbrellas and misters.

The menu includes coconut shrimp, filet mignon flatbread, lump blue crab salad, ahi bowl, Ahi and Mahi bowls, Cuban sandwiches and chicken Panini.

As part of the city’s deluxe Palm Canyon Drive downtown redevelopment project, the Tommy Bahama Marlin Bar & Grill stays true to the brand’s easy, relaxed spirit and elevated shopping experience. This casual dining and full-service bar is an integral component of the highly anticipated Tommy Bahama retail shopping destination.

This is the first Tommy Bahama eatery of its kind in the state. Other locations are in New York City and Florida.

The patio can seat 180 guests and wraps around a retail store. Total space is 7,200 square feet.

The restaurant is a vital part of the city’s downtown revitalization project, it joins the Kimpton Rowan Palm Springs, a hotel that opened in November, with two restaurants of its own, and a Starbucks Reserve coffee bar.

“There are legions of Tommy Bahama fans already in the area, but this will attract a whole different set of loyalists who visit Palm Springs. For many in Los Angeles, Orange County and surrounding areas, Palm Springs functions as a sort of release valve. With this addition, we have solidified our position, creating our fourth location in Southern California,” Rob Goldberg, Executive Vice President of Restaurants, said in a prepared statement.

This year marks the 25th anniversary of Tommy Bahama, the benchmark of island style, combining fashion, food and furniture for the ultimate island lifestyle.