Second Location Of Ironside Fish & Oyster Rumored To Be In The Works For San Diego's North Park

January 10, 2020

Consortium Holdings - the San Diego hospitality group behind such hotspots as Born & Raised, Raised By Wolves, Morning Glory and many others - is rumored to be planning a second location of its seafood-centric Ironside Fish & Oyster restaurant to open in North Park.

The flagship location of Ironside Fish & Oyster opened in early 2014 in the 4,500 square foot 1920s-era Little Italy warehouse that was previously occupied by a former wrought-iron gate-maker named Ironside. The raw bar, bakery and local seafood-focused restaurant was the first partnership project between Consortium Holdings and now Corporate Chef Jason McLeod, who previously received two Michelin stars while the executive chef of RIA in Chicago’s 5-Star Elysian Hotel.

The North Park space expected to house Ironside #2
The second location of Ironside Fish & Oyster is expected to install in the 5,500 square-foot space at 3956 30th Street in North Park that last housed an architecture firm. Like the Little Italy restaurant, expect a rotating menu of raw offerings and seasonal dishes made with sustainably caught local seafood from San Diego purveyors, including Tuna Harbor Dockside Market. It is also safe to say there will be a top-notch spirit and cocktail program that is synonymous with the CH brand.

Known to embrace the aphorism "a rising tide lifts all boats", Arsalun Tafazoli started Consortium Holdings with the opening of Neighborhood in downtown San Diego in 2007. Also known as CH Projects, the local hospitality firm now has more than a dozen bars and restaurants scattered around San Diego, including cocktail-focused Polite Provisions, classy dive bar El Dorado, neighborhood bar & restaurant Craft & Commerce with adjacent tiki-speakeasy False Idol, two locations of its Japanese fusion restaurant Underbelly, three branches of Italian meatball-fueled Soda & Swine, modern barbershop Dover Honing Co., seafood-centric Ironside Fish & Oyster, bi-level steakhouse Born & Raised, cocktail supply store and speakeasy Raised By Wolves, brunch-focused Morning Glory, and East Village's J & Tony's Discount Cured Meats and Negroni Warehouse. The company is known for building successful concepts with its only known hiccups being Rare Form and Fairweather, which Consortium Holding's sold in 2017, and the short-lived Juice Saves in the East Village. Consortium was also recently sued by a California animal rights group over serving banned foie gras at Born & Raised.

Consortium Holdings is also expected to open The Reading Room later this year, a swank rooftop sky bar & restaurant planned to install atop Intercontinental San Diego Hotel. We've also received word that Arsalun Tafazoli has purchased the shopping plaza at 3401 Adams Avenue in Normal Heights, which sits across the street from Blind Lady AleHouse and approximately a half mile from CH's Polite Provisions. Rumors are swirling that this property will be used to construct an urban brewery, but nothing has been confirmed.

 For more information about Consortium Holdings and its projects, visit consortiumholdings.com.