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Mason Street Grill Appoints Serkan Yorulmaz as General Manager

Yorulmaz joins the team with more than eight years of experience in luxury restaurant management, service standards and quality operations, training, and development of formalized operational systems and procedures.

By - Aug 23rd, 2016 09:51 am
Serkan Yorulmaz. Photo courtesy of Marcus Restaurant Group.

Serkan Yorulmaz. Photo courtesy of Marcus Restaurant Group.

MILWAUKEE – August 23, 2016Mason Street Grill, a member of the Marcus® Restaurants Group, announced today that it has appointed Serkan Yorulmaz as general manager. In his new position, Yorulmaz will be responsible for overseeing all facets of the restaurant and for ensuring that the culinary and service quality upholds the highest standards.

Yorulmaz joins the team with more than eight years of experience in luxury restaurant management, service standards and quality operations, training, and development of formalized operational systems and procedures. Before joining Mason Street Grill, Yorulmaz oversaw food and beverage operations at The Setai Hotel in Miami, an ultra-luxury, privately-owned property. His career highlights have also included managing the AAA Four Diamond ranked Scarpetta restaurant, owned by celebrity chef Scott Conant, in the Fontainebleau Hotel Miami Beach; managing the world-renowned Japanese restaurant, Zuma; and working with Celebrity Cruises, where he helped launch five award-winning Solstice class ships for the brand.

“We are thrilled to have Yorulmaz take the reins at Mason Street Grill,” said Mark Weber. “With his vast experience in some of the country’s top luxury restaurants, we are confident that he will continue to strengthen Mason Street Grill’s position as one of Milwaukee’s top rated restaurants.”

Yorulmaz received a hotel management degree from the M.I.M Hotel and Tourism Management School in Istanbul, Turkey. He is a native of Turkey and speaks four languages.

“I’m ready to solidify Mason Street Grill as the best happy hour, lunch and dinner location offering the highest quality food and an atmosphere of relaxed luxury in downtown Milwaukee. Mason Street Grill marks a new exciting journey for me, and I’m so happy to join the team,” said Yorulmaz.

Best known for its happy hour, Mason Street Grill’s menu highlights the region’s bounty through traditional Wisconsin dishes that play with bold and creative flavors. For the fifth year in a row, Mason Street Grill has also achieved the Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence for its wealth of quality wine selections and pairings.

About Mason Street Grill

Located in Downtown Milwaukee, the award-winning Mason Street Grill is the place where Milwaukee works and plays. Serving lunch, dinner, after work cocktails, appetizers and more, Mason Street Grill is the quintessential neighborhood restaurant for Milwaukee residents and visitors alike. Mason Street Grill’s open kitchen serves creative, regional American cooking that reflects the bounty and vitality of Wisconsin. The wood fired oven and grill supply the best Midwestern steaks, chops, seafood and hearth baked breads and flatbreads, which create the centerpieces of the menu. Wisconsin’s rich farmlands help produce a menu steeped in tradition and splashed with the flair and creativity reflective of urban Milwaukee. For the fifth year in a row, Mason Street Grill has achieved Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence, for its’ offering of more than 90 diverse and quality wine selections and wine pairings. With a vibrant bar scene, bustling dining room, lounge, elegant private dining and exciting menu, Mason Street Grill is the place to experience the best elements of the region: wonderfully fresh cuisine, expert service and an unmatched atmosphere.

About Marcus Restaurant Group

Milwaukee-based Marcus Restaurant Group, an operating unit of Marcus Hotels & Resorts, develops and operates distinctive nation-wide establishments ranging from casual and fine dining to trendy lounges and creative concepts.  From cuisine and cocktails to ambiance and vibe, each Marcus Restaurant Group experience is carefully designed to fuse with the local scene offering the finest quality farm to table products, wine and craft beverages and inspired dishes that cater to every taste.  Award-winning concepts include Miller Time Pub & Grill, ChopHouse, Mason Street Grill and The SafeHouse. Frequent diners are encouraged to partake in the Marcus Rewards loyalty program at participating restaurants, bars and lounges at:  For more information on Marcus Restaurant Group please visit or visit Facebook and twitter for the latest news and updates.

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