Market Restaurant and Bar
Another great dining experienceI cannot use sufficient superlatives to describe another off-the-charts dining experience at Market. We are so happy with our history of dining at Market we will be going twice more this week...we honestly don't consider any other restaurant when we spend time in the San Diego area.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstandingBefore visiting San Diego, I did a lot of research in to the top chefs in the area. Carl Schroeder did not disappoint! My partner and I visited Market on our last evening in the area and tried the tasting menu with wine pairings. We made sure to select opposite items so we could try as much of the menu as possible. Wow. Every bite was perfect. If you're a foodie, don't miss this one.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Restaurant in So. Calif.This restaurant is a gem! I live in Orange County and when I come down to San Diego I love going to Market. The service is excellent. They give us immediate attention, but they don't rush you. Always have great specials. I've had several of their menu choices and everything I've tasted is outstanding. I love that they change their menu so you always have something new to look forward to.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent mealGreat food. Creative dishes. Great flavors. We picked this place while visiting from Houston because the chef is a James Beard finalist. We were not disappointed!5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMDel Mar HidawayExcellent menu and wine list. The staff went out of their way to take care of our party.4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMOur favorite San Diego restaurantOur favorite San Diego restaurant since it opened.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMMy family and I have eatenMy family and I have eaten here numerous times and never had anything less than a terrific meal with outstanding service. The menu changes depending on what is available, so we always seem to find some dishes that we haven't tried before. That way each meal is unique, and we keep wanting to come back for more.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome Food, Awesome Service!We just recently ate at The Market for the first time, and we were absolutely blown away at how amazing the food tasted! We love going to new places to see how they are, and we are so glad that we came to The Market. Our server was Terra (sp?), and she was very knowledgeable, friendly, and very professional. I wanted to be daring and try one of their "Adventurous White Wines" that I had never even heard of, but I wanted to make sure that it would pair well with their Lobster Special. Terra gave me an excellent recommendation, because it paired beautifully with the Lobster and all of the veggies it came with. I can't wait until the next time we eat there! I also can't wait to try their sushi!!! Eat at The Market! You won't regret it!4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our second visitThis was our second visit and it will become one of our favorites. The food is excellent. This staff is great!4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food and service wereThe food and service were excellent! The tables were so close you felt like you were sitting with the people next to you.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of the best restaurantsOne of the best restaurants we have been to in San Diego area in the last several months. Selection on the menu was outstanding. The food of the highest quality and taste. The service was warm, unobtrusive, and added a fun experience to our meal. Desserts also outstanding.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMBright, flavorful, inventive dishesThe tasting menu is the way to go. You get to taste quite a few things and you are very full at the end. Everything is fresh and inventive and so flavorful. I am seriously - seriously - looking for another restaurant in San Diego that compares. I haven't yet found it. (Accepting suggestions). The price tag is higher than your regular everyday place (our bill was $200 for 2 including tip, no alcohol) but being someone who sometimes suffers from shoppers remorse, I have no regrets dropping money here. It's just that good and so worth it. And who wants to waste money on food that isnt good? I really wish I could ask what the chef's favorite restaurants are. I bet he'd have some suggestions for me!4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMEvery component of my mealEvery component of my meal was excellent from the shrimp amuse bouche to the house made caramel presented with the check. Well done!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMFood and service was outstanding.Food and service was outstanding. We were a group of 7 and everyone enjoyed their meal. Chrissy was an excellent server!4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMHigh-end. Valet parking onlyHigh-end. Valet parking only (complementary). Pricey, but the food is EXCELLENT!! Great service.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMFood, food, food....one ofFood, food, food....one of the best in San Diego! The flavors that are blended into the plate were excellent. We both had the filet. As Arnie once said, "I'll be back!"4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMWhen we made our plans toWhen we made our plans to have dinner at the Market, we had high expectations but even those were exceeded by the experience. Our wonderful waiter was knowledgeable about the menu and great about making sure a couple of people in our group with special dietary needs had meals that substituted or avoided anything problematic. Every course was exceptional; creative combinations with layered flavors culminating in fantastic flavors. Superb!4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMPrices are a little steep,Prices are a little steep, but totally worth the price. All food we experienced from complimentary chefs choice appetizer through dessert was delicious. Wine list was impressive and servers suggestion for my zinfandel was perfect. We are willing to pay high prices for great food and received a great value here. Tables were a bit too close and noise level was high for for a romantic dinner, but totally worth the foodie experience. Loved the music choice playing overhead.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMDiverse, interesting menu.Diverse, interesting menu. Interesting choices. The duck confit appetizer is outstanding.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMWe brought out of town familyWe brought out of town family members and they loved everything.4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMBring your FerrariOMG. This place is a hidden gem. We had the BEST time for my birthday. Love the food! Not only did I love the food but I loved my waiter!!!! He was awesome. So Classy…. I could go on an on! I had the salmon and am still savoring the mashed potatoes.. I need the recipe. Thank you to all the staff!! Bryan LaFontaine (General Manager)is the best!!!! You have a great staff!!Thank you so much for the awesome night!3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways delivers..Love to go as the menu contains some of our favorites and always something a little different too! Consistently great food and service is always friendly and attentive. Will beback again and again!3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMVery fancy and romantic, whichVery fancy and romantic, which was what I was looking for. Food was good, but didn't measure up to prices.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were very impressed withWe were very impressed with the chef's adventurous menu. The restaurant is casual but has un upscale feel to it. One of the things they are proud of! I had their beet and goat cheese salad that included pink grapefruit, something that was delicious. They also use local ingredients! The service was also very good. Very enjoyable experience!3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWe will be back!!!!What a pleasant surprise! For years this location has been the kiss of death but Market has been successful here. Why? Food, service and little touches such as a complimentary amuse and homemade caramels presented with the check. Our server was wonderful and all her suggestions were perfect. The hamachi appetizer, cabernet short ribs and the market bars were wonderful. Eager to try other things on our next visit.
Have already recommended it to friends and want to bring people with us next time.3/11/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is a favorite restaurantThis is a favorite restaurant for us - one of the best (if not the best) in San Diego area; certainly compares favorably with notable restaurants throughout the US and Europe especially in terms of the quality and creativity of the food preparation2/24/2013 12:00:00 AMSome restaurants exploit theSome restaurants exploit the public with Restaurant Week which results in variously
Long waits, cranky staff & meager portions. Not so with Market, everything was excellent. Thanks for a nice evening.1/18/2013 12:00:00 AMMarket never disappoints...never.Market never disappoints...never. Whether you sit in the bar and eat from the smaller menu or if you sit in the dining room and splurge on the wonderful menu in there, the service, the food, the ambience, the entire experience is always perfect.
I am pretty fussy when I go out. I usually have high expectations especially when I am paying a lot for a meal. Most of the time, I am happy, with an occasional glitch. but at Market, there is NEVER an occasional glitch. The cocktails are great, the wine pours are abundant, the food is exquisite and the service is personable, knowledgeable and gracious.
This is my go to resto in San Diego. I have yet to find one any better for the price.1/15/2013 12:00:00 AMA restaurant week findingWe went to Market during a restaurant week 3 years ago. Then after trying few restaurants around the city, we had to go back to Market, simply because many 4+ star restaurants end up disappointing you, most likely because their food quality is not consistent. Service and Ambience aren't the problem with these places. With Market, however, we found that the ambience was better than before and the food was just as good as before (if not a slightly bit better). It is a restaurant where I wouldn't mind paying full price for almost any entree on their menu.1/13/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome food, exceptionalAwesome food, exceptional cooking. The cod was so good, it melted in my mouth1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM