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Market Restaurant and Bar
Market Restaurant and Bar

Market Restaurant and Bar Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.marketdelmar.com
  • Phone: (858) 523-0007
  • Hours of Operation: Our bar opens daily for Cocktails at 5:00 pm.
    Dinner is served nightly.
    Sunday - Thursday, 5:30pm - 9:30pm.
    Friday - Saturday, 5:30pm - 10:00pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Californian
  • Executive Chef: Carl Schroeder
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Semi-private dining available.
  • Private Party Contact: Gabrielle Clift (858) 523-0007

Getting there

  • Cross Street: El Camino Real
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary Valet.
A word from Market Restaurant and Bar
MARKET Restaurant + Bar, where Chef Carl Schroeder's passion for
product-driven cuisine inspires him to change the menu daily and the food is complemented with casual, yet upscale service by a well trained staff.

We search out the best produce, seafood and meat from local markets. Chef Schroeder's passion for perfection and the spontaneous nature of what is available to us are showcased in our daily changing menu.

We pour ourselves into every aspect of Market to ensure a unique dining experience. We change our craft cocktail menu to accent local fruit. Our award winning wine list has a worldwide selection of boutique wineries whose obsession with quality mirrors our own.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
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Diner Reviews
  • "We choose the Menu degustation with suggested wines. All dishes were delicious and the wine selection fitted perfectly with the food. We recommend the restaurant."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Everything was great, as always. We took in family members who had never been. One of them said, "It's the best restaurant I've ever been to.""
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "The food was all fabulous! Some of the best we've had in San Diego. The only thing is that we went there thinking our child could have pizza from their new pizza oven and they only would let him order it in the bar. So we moved from our nice linen table to the bar area. You can order off both menus there. Just a warning. The truffled fries, pork tacos and short ribs were fabulous! Small menu but when you add the bar menu there is something for everyone. Don't miss this gem."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "This restaurant is very consistent in delivering the highest quality of food in San Diego North county area. The price is fair and the wine selection is excellent."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "The memo was very good and had interesting choices. We loved it!"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "We have eaten at this restaurant on 10 separate occasions and it is our favorite restaurant in the Delmar area and one of our three most favorite restaurants in the country."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Right in the neighborhood, who knew? This is the best food we have had in Southern California, competing with the best top chef restaurants in NYC. We celebrated a birthday with the Tasting Menu (three of four at the table was fine). Every course was spectacular. It was so good, we shared bites of it all! The starters were wonderful combinations of tasty treats, and the salmon and the shortribs were to die for. Unbelievable!"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "We did a double date night a few nights ago. The food was good, the wine exceptional and overall a good evening. My husband likes meat and potatoes so I was a little worried about the Fancy Food choices but he found the Beef Tenderloins were exceptional."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "This was the second time my friend and I experienced what I'll call "attitude ". We are both good cooks and know good food when we see it, but both times nearly ruined by snotty hostess and haughty server."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "We all had three appetizers rather than entree because they all looked so good. Not only did they look good in the menu, they looked spectacular in person and the taste was unbelievable. Theatrics ge of many ingredients made the taste POP put in your mouth and were wonderful."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "We had a fabulous dinner at Market. We had not been there for a couple of years. It was better than we remembered it!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "This is my second time at Market and both times have been amazing. The food is incredible, creative and unique. I highly recommend it."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "consistently the best food in town -- everything has tremendous flavor and is prepared with flawless skill. hard to want to eat anywhere else after you eat there."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Went to the Market with my wife and another couple. We're all foodies and my wife's a vegetarian. With expectations very high the Market still delivered amazing food and great service above our expectations. I was surprised that it wasn't as expensive as I was prepared for, so pleasantly surprised there ($150/couple+tips with decent-priced wine)."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Service was excellent, ditto food. We've eaten there a few times before and will be back."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "This is an exceptional restaurant that excels in all relevant areas. There is no better restaurant in San Diego."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "I've been to Market several times and have always enjoyed it, this time was different, different in a great way. It started with our server (David, I believe). Usually, I tend to tune out the server while they announce the specials. Typically, they ramble through it robotically and you don't get much out of it. David delivered it in a manner that both my date and I were so taken by them that we both ordered something from the specials list. The food was top notch as well as the wine and the overall service and attention to detail. A great experience overall.."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Always had great food experience. The market is a gem. It is on par with San Francisco."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "What a great treat! Found on Yelp and couldn't agree more, everything from ambiance to service to food was top notch!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We came here on several recommendations and weren't disappointed. Creative dishes not overpowered by their own creativity, delicious in every bite, with a design and atmosphere perfect for a special occasion or romantic evening."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "The food and service are terrific. The dining room could use updating! "
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "It was excellent Fresh locally grown Outstanding service!"
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "Enjoyed our dinner very pleasant please with an awsome food"
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "Exceptional food, exceptional service, exceeds our expectations every time. Our favorite restaurant."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "I feel that hands down this is the best restaurant in San Diego!!!"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Upon entering for an early dinner (6:30), we were directed to the bar and told out table would be ready in 10 - 15 minutes. As the restaurant was nearly empty at the time, and all the tables set, this was a fairly transparent attempt to sell cocktails. We were then shown to a table on the aisle, even though there were plenty of tables available in the quieter section. Being guests of someone else, we didn't raised the issues, but felt we were part of a restaurant formula for making money. The food was good and the service attentive, but once the formula was established, we never did fall in love with the experience."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "I live in Orange County but when I come down to San Diego I always make it a point to have dinner at my favorite restaurant Market. The food is outstanding. Started with a blue cheese souffle' and had one of their specials, grilled skirt steak. The service is wonderful. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "I've been to Market on several occasions and it's always impressed me with its ambivalence and service. From hostess to busser to server to the floor manager, they're always on top of up-selling you and keeping you happy. However, my contention lies with the quality of the food for the price. I ordered the Duck Breast on a bed of Potatoes. Unfortunately the Duck Breast was slightly overcooked and therefore tough. Not the worst experience but Duck needs to be perfect if served. My starter was the Stone Fruit salad which was a good concept but way overdressed with vinegar. My previous visit to Market was in February where I had the Duck Breast which was perfect. My date had the seared Sea Bass which was also outstanding. Inconsistent. "
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "The service, food and presentation were all magnificent! We will definitely return and bring friends!"
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Never disappoints! Every meal is a winner! There are no bad choices on this menu!"
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "The restaurant is a very nice and elegant place, and the food is awesome. Is the correct place for a special dinner."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "The food is just amazing, very good service, we'll be back for sure!!"
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "I recently dined at The Market while on business in the Del Mar area. I greatly enjoyed my dinner. I had the amberjack/Dungeness and avocado tartar followed by the grouper with spring artichokes and ravioli. Both dishes were outstanding. Corn muffins also to die for. I wanted a glass of wine and enjoyed a Far Niente chardonnay. They do not offer anything but premium wines by the glass with premium prices but the wine worked very well with the meal. Because I was dining alone I enjoyed observing the dining room. For a Monday evening there was a moderate crowd of couples and groups; I presume this is a local place for great food. I look forward to returning."
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "The food, service and accommodations were outstanding! We will certainly be back again. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "The restaurant has an inventive chef who come up with novel combinations of ingredients to produce amazingly scrumptious dishes."
    Dined on 4/28/2014
  • "Located north of San Diego, Market Restaurant provides a sleek but understated dining area and a modest but eclectic menu. Food and service were excellent and the wine list appropriately complemented the menu offerings. Dessert was great and all in all, a very enjoyable evening."
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "Some restaurants serve what they have on the menu and if their dinners have special needs then they have to work around the menu items. Market chooses to go a different route. We dine there often and need some things changed on the selections we choose due to diet restrictions. Market makes these changes with no problem and the food comes out yummy and beautiful. One would never know that the dish had to be done differently. This restaurant is definitely special!"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "We brought out of town guests for our second visit. We all greatly enjoyed our dinners, but special standouts were the blue cheese soufflé appetizer, and the halibut and skirt steak entrees. Excellent and professional service from all the great staff. Lovely. We'll be back again!"
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "This is one of my favorite restaurants in North County San Diego and it never disappoints. I do love the menu, although I probably should change my selections and try one of the other items on the menu. I am a creature of habit and order the same thing, for the most part, however, it is always good and my husband and I love it and go whenever we can."
    Dined on 4/19/2014