Aiming to open as early as next month on a prime corner in Ocean Beach is Voltaire Beach House. The 3,000-square-foot space, which was occupied by the French-inflected O'Bistro for the last decade, is undergoing a top to bottom remodel on Voltaire Street that will turn it into a breezy beach home inspired by those found on the East Coast's Nantucket Island seashore. Once completed, it will include an indoor/outdoor wrap-around bar and a 900-square-foot, fireplace-warmed patio.
Owner David Schiffman, who also runs the Gaslamp's Whiskey Girl and Florent Restaurant & Lounge, has brought on consulting chef Abe Bottello to craft the New American menu. Bottelo is currently the executive chef at North Park's West Coast Tavern and previously cooked at Urban Solace and Solace and the Moonlight Lounge. OB resident Gabriel Shantz will be general manager of the eatery, which will feature a full bar and craft beers on tap.