The Pendry San Diego is set to introduce three new venues, Lionfish and Oxford Social Club in December 2016 and the Pool House, which will be open seasonally. Brought to life by hospitality innovators Andy Masi, CEO of The Light Group; Alan J. Fuerstman, CEO of Montage Hotels & Resorts; and Montage creative director Michael Fuerstman, the hotel is scheduled to open in December.
Driven by seasonal, local ingredients, the Lionfish menu will feature modern coastal cuisine highlighting fresh-catch and prime meats. Lionfish is proud to partner with executive chef Jose “JoJo” Ruiz and welcome him to the Clique Hospitality team and the Pendry San Diego family. Most recently chef de cuisine at Ironside Fish & Oyster in San Diego, Calif., Ruiz’s dedication to his craft earned him a spot on Eater National’s top 50 “Young Guns” list, illustrating the “the most promising up-and-coming talent in the national restaurant industry.” At Lionfish, Ruiz will bring his incredible talent in sushi, seafood and coastal cuisine to the airy two-floor dining room where a menu of distinctly San Diego-inspired dishes, many served family-style, complements a diverse menu of hand-crafted, seasonally-focused cocktails. Lionfish will be open for dinner only.
Inspired by the social clubs of a bygone era, Oxford Social Club will be the hotel’s nightlife centerpiece, welcoming guests and locals to enjoy a late-night experience focused on design, music, service and an extensive, curated cocktail program. The space will be intimate and relaxed with banquette seating, plush furnishings and art installations that all take inspiration from the personal detail and comfort of a private home setting.