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Hay Market Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.haymarketwillowglen.com
  • Email: joe@waterpastugarden.com
  • Phone: (408) 295-4800
  • Hours of Operation:

    Dinner: Tu-W 5:00pm-9:30pm

    Dinner: T-Sa 5:00pm-10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Californian
  • Executive Chef: Joe Cirone
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Farm to Table, Gluten-free Menu, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: All off site operations are designed to reflect client's wishes... tell us what suits you and we will provide.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Willow Street
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Numerous lots on Lincoln Avenue that are offered to the public.. as well as the lot located to the rear of our building.
A word from Hay Market
Casual and elegant... vegetables locally sourced, proteins are hormone and antibiotic free...seafood is "Safe Harbor" certified...and we are in the process of developing our own farm to become totally self-sufficient. The dinner menu changes daily and reflects seasonality on a daily, not monthly, basis. The lunch menu is simplified in order to deliver quickly, while maintaining high standards in quality. Our chef trained under David Kinch, Stephan Pyles and David Burke and has assisted in the openings in numerous bars and restaurants in New York City, Chicago, Connecticut, Florida and, of course, California before returning home to Willow Glen to open Hay Market. We offer an eclectic wine list and numerous craft beers and limited mark-up to keep all costs down for our customers. Relax and Enjoy.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerCalifornian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
Diner Reviews
  • "Would not consider this an amazing experience, an odd seating arrangement. Poor service, unsure of the wait staff that was assigned. They were nice, just unorganized and seemed disinterested. Beer menu looked good in the beginning only too find out it wasn't updated and several were not available. Food was so so.."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "We had dinner here for the first time last weekend. Overall we really enjoyed it - good, interesting food, good service, nice relaxed ambiance except for the 3 large tvs that were broadcasting some obscure movie the entire time we were eating . They were very distracting, and seemed out of touch with the rest of the feel of the restaurant. I would like to go back, but I have to say that the intrusive tvs/weird movie selection will make me think twice about it."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Started with a sparkling glass of prosecco, very refreshing. Loved the soup. Today it was creamy artichoke which was perfect. They use something called prickly ash oil and roasted garlic. The Arugula salad with golden beets and goat cheese was equally good. I also tried the Alaskan Cod which was flaky and delicious. Lastly I tried the smoked pork chop which I had served with creamy polenta. Everything was very fresh and delectable. I can recommend all of these dishes. The service was also very good and I plan to return soon."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "I chose this restaurant because the food and wine menus were good and it was near a friend's house. I arrived early and was glad I did because it got too noisy later on. It's not fine dining, as the menus led me to think, but the service was friendly and the food and wine turned out as I thought it would. Asparagus risotto stood out, and the server found a larger wine glass for the pinot. The sea bass and carrot cake dessert also showed originality. The chef deserves a finer setting; maybe a sister restaurant set up for fine dining?"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "The food was wonderful and the service was great !!!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "I really wanted to like this place, but I just didn't. It was overpriced for small portions. So diappointing."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "The food was pretty good but the waitress knew absolutely nothing about any of the meal options. She clearly had no training and couldn't even describe the basics of anything. She guessed at some items and got it wrong."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "We love that we can always count on new ideas and flavors at Hay Market. This time, it was a goat pastrami Reuben with kimchi instead of traditional sauerkraut. And the salmon was dressed with a refreshing comice pear tzatziki. And though I usually find desserts resistible, I couldn't pass up the dried cherry and port gelato. It was worth breaking my long-standing "no desserts" rule."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Our party loved the food--basics with a twist. Had the featured pasta, lamb with lentils, carmelized onions, grain souffle, and wonderful dessert made with marzipan. We came early, left late, sat at a separate table and were able to visit. It was much better than my previous visits. We'll be back/ food4me"
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "Smart folks at the Hay Market are now using the daylight hours to serve ramen and very complementary sides including edamame with little shrimp fried in a chili infused oil. Acquired taste for some, but mmmmm for me. Our group tried four different ramen preparations, all rich and tasty. Bowls are a meal in themselves."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Had a great dinner on Valentines Day and will be heading back soon to try the regular menu. Innovative menu selection, fresh ingredients, unique vibe, and friendly staff made for a great evening."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Food was very hit and miss, the dessert and pasta was quite good, but the main course was much below standard. I was there for a valentine dinner and both me and my girlfriends main was off in taste. The steak had a sour pesto sauce and the salmon had a off-flavor grain side. The staff was courteous, but they all looked like they would rather be elsewhere. Also, keep in mind this is communal seating, so others will be sitting next to you on a long communal table."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Tried Hay Market for first time. I had to ask three time and wait 10 minutes after the delivery of my start to get the glass of process to start (ordered before the appetizer and desired to be drank with it). Waited 20+ minutes for the desert, which was burnt when it finally came. This is unfortunate as the food (other than desert was good (not great))."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Tried out the Valentine's Day prefix menu, food was great, so was the service. The atmosphere is really nice too, what with the lighting and such - very romantic! Also, the price was outstanding for a 5 course meal, overall I had a wonderful experience. Would recommend to anyone!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Nice addition to the restaurant scene in Willow Glen. They have a eclectic choice of menu items (goat cannelloni, chicken and dumplings, grits soufflé, pop tarts, etc.). The food and service was good with cheesy Japanese horror movies play on video screens (no sound) for a nice twist. Overall a good experience that we will likely repeat."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Not too fond of the communal tables - it's awkward and not conducive to having any sort of private conversation. The food was fantastic, however and the service was spot-on. Great value, too, for the quality of food - we had a charcuterie platter, smoke tomato soup (really good!), a salad, two entrees, shared dessert and a bottle of wine for less than $100."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "We've been fans since they opened. You'll seldom see the same thing twice, and the selections give you a chance to broaden your palate without breaking your wallet. They have a good hand with fish and seem to be able to procure the high-quality stuff. Salads are amazing. Communal tables have introduced us to entertaining dining companions, but no one will mind if you keep to yourself. The owner circulates frequently and has an obvious stake in making sure things go well, which likely accounts for the number of repeat customers. We'll be happy to be in that group for as long as we can."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Very reasonable. Unique menu. Everything we tried was excellent. We will come back. Service was very good."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "I was so disapointed. Very sad, i wanted them to succeed. The cheese plate was a very small portion and the Brie was only the rind; the vegatarian alternative (no longer a menu item) was mostly the same salad received in 2nd course; the wine list has been down graded, my "de-constructed" chicken fried steak was too tough to eat. The server didn't bother to ask why we hadn't eaten our dinner, when he did check in with us. hopefully, this was a bad night, but not sure I will come back to find out."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "3 other girlfriends and I had reservations at 7p on NYE. We brought in wine and asked for it to be decanted, they did not do that. We saw a craft and asked for that. He brought it over, but yet we still hadn't had the wine opened and had to ask if we could have it opened, he brought over a wine key and left it on the table.... :) ...I opened the wine. We waited about 15 in between each course until it came to dessert, where that was promptly served even before we were all finished with our entree. Apparently they realized they were really behind as the group at the door waiting for tables got larger and larger. Hit or miss. I will try again as it's in my neighborhood, but a bit disappointed."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "3 of us had one of the 2 private tables. Every course was good to great. Highlights were the pork in coconut milk and the bacon with cauliflour. All desserts were also nicely done. We had a beer pairing and a wine pairing which were good to great as well. Service was very friendless on a very busy night. I will go back because the food is creative without being too fancy."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "We tried the Hay Market because of the good reviews here and on Yelp and we were not disappointed. Everything we ordered was fantastic and perfectly prepared. The local ingredients really make the difference as they are fresh and flavorful. The service was cheerful, informed, friendly and attentive. We will definitely be going back with other friends to introduce them to this gem in Willow Glen."
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "This small restaurant in downtown Willow Glen is very unique. There are 3 long tables that people share (not to my liking, I do not enjoy sitting close to other people and hearing their conversation while they hear mine), once I got over that the rest of the night went fine. They have a very unique menu featuring a wide variety of unique dishes. I eat out a lot but there were words on the menu I had never heard before. You need to be a bit adventurous in your taste. The brussel sprouts were great, the Oso Buco was a bit overdone and dry. The service was great, our server was very knowledgeable and was gave us a lot of good help with the menu."
    Dined on 12/7/2013