David and Lesley Cohn of the Cohn Restaurant Group are pleased to announce that OB Warehouse, the latest venture in their growing list of more than 21 award-winning restaurants, opened its doors Aug. 7 in San Diego.
Nestled in the heart of Ocean Beach on the second floor of the former Portugalia building at 4839 Newport Ave., the 6,000-square-foot OB Warehouse brings a casual new eatery to the coastal town’s growing culinary scene. With an innovative global menu by acclaimed Chef Amiko Gubbins and exciting industrial design by Philippe Beltran, OB Warehouse’s creative interiors boasts communal seating, an expansive central bar, and a chic outdoor patio.
“This project has been a long time in the making, and we’re incredibly pleased to bring this fun, world-cuisine dining option to the area,” says David Cohn. “Ocean Beach is a vibrant community known for it’s character and originality, and we’ve created a menu and design that complements the neighborhood.”
Imagined by Chef Amiko Gubbins, the Cohn Restaurant Group’s “Special Ops - Food & Flavor,” OB Warehouse offers fresh California ingredients that mingle with influences from Asia, the Mediterranean, Morocco, and the Middle East.
Serving a wide range of inventive starters, salads, flatbreads, entrées, and desserts, many designed with sharing in mind, Gubbins presents several signature menu items, such as the Golden “SoCal” Crabcakes with honey red chili aioli, the Merguez Sausage Flatbread topped with oven roasted tomato, Feta cheese, and harissa,and the Royal Goan Shrimp Curry served with toasted basmati rice and crispy shallots.
To perfectly complement an array of savory dishes, Gubbins has crafted several desserts such the Coconut Tapioca with crispy phyllo and lemongrass pink guava coulis, and Bittersweet Chocolate Cake finished with espresso sauce and a candied lemon twist.
OB Warehouse’s bar program features a range of hand-crafted, warehouse-themed cocktails such as The Welder, an easy-drinking blend of Kolsch beer, Pavan liqueur, grapefruit juice, and lemon juice, as well as the Forklift, made with Kappa Pisco, St. Germain, orange juice, and a dash of lychee syrup.
The beverage menu also offers an extensive list of more than 50 unusual wines from around the world including varietals from Lebanon, Slovenia, and Greece, and more than 20 draught beer options, focusing on craft beers with a heavy regional emphasis.