Market Restaurant and Bar
Market Restaurant and Bar

Market Restaurant and Bar

  • 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: Californian, Contemporary American
  • 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 8585230007x

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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Market Restaurant and Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
214 reviews since August 1, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.7
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (170)special occasion (147)notable wine list (94)romantic (83)neighborhood gem (76)good for groups (38)hot spot (37)vibrant bar scene (35)late-night find (4)great for outdoor dining (2)great for brunch (2)kid-friendly (1)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • Still one of the best in San Diego
    Santaluzer
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    I have eaten at Market about 25 to 30 times. Still waiting to be disappointed, you can order anything and it will be Great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Restaurant In San Diego
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    Food and service are fantastic and consistent. Prices are high but a great value for quality received.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome food
    WinendineVIP
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    I think this restaurant has the best food in the Del Mar/Rancho Santa Fe area. It is always so consistently prepared with high quality ingredients. Absolutely delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Service was terribly disappointing Yet the waiter mike wanted to Rush our ordering when he did make himself present.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Artist29
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    Loved the restaurant everything was very fresh and well prepared. A great variety. the service was awesome. We will return to the restaurant every time we are in the area. Thank you for a very appetizing evening. I like the idea you change the menu everyday.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food Experience
    AlREVIP
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    I loved the food, the service and wine section. We tried the duck liver pate and it was wonderfully unique. It used ripe pairs as a compliment to round off the taste of the duck liver as would a good saturn. Great idea! Paired with the pork dish on the menu my meal was simply was amazing. The staff was attentive, very pleasant to work with and usually polite. Overall, we had a terrific experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Date night
    datenight
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    I called in for reservations and they were very prompt to respond which I appreciated. We arrived a little early and sat at the bar to enjoy a glass of wine to cleanse the pallad for the course to come. Finnally we were taken to our table at the time reserved. We began with Christina introducing herself as our server for the evening, she was very charismatic. We ordered the Calimari to begin, we were presented with the Ceviche which was what we called the "peek a boo" of what was to come, it was fresh and tasty. The dishes are delicious and our service by Christina was amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb!
    TXInteriorDesigner
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    Visiting the area, I dined here on the recommendation of a friend. It was our best meal in San Diego/La Jolla! Pricy with our wine choice, but so worth it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Really???
    Letsgomets
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    We expected soooo much more from an "apparent" fine dining restaurant. The food was mediocre, wine portions short, room dreary and Service average. The best part of the night, Valet. A very nice and courtesy employee....
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  • After twenty visits….
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    …we still love this place. Really like the remodels in the dining area and bar. Menu does not change [or is extensive enough] enough to justify coming more frequently - we've had everything - but its all very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Premier Del Mar Restaurant
    LiebezumEssen
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Superb staff and location serve to complement chef, Karl Schroeder's culinary art. From the initial experience of confirming a reservation, you will experience only the best quality in fine dining. The hostess sought to inquire about our special occasion and best accommodate our meal. Upon being reunited with my husband after an almost year long deployment, we informed her that this was our automatic choice for a "first date". When we arrived, we were seated quickly, drinks were ordered within ten minutes, and our appetizers quickly followed. Our waiter proved to know the menu and wine list extensively. The main course, compliments of the chef, and desert were beyond delectable. If you chose Market, you will be impressed and a return guest.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and Great ambiance
    aggie
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    My husband and I very much enjoyed the food and its ambiance. A good wine list is a must for my husband. His chicken was juicy and flavorful. My salad and cod was delicious. I was very satisfied when I was done. Service was good, the server knew all the answer to the questions I asked, like where did the organic salad came from. I would recommend this place and will be coming back here when I am in the area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • market
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Table not ready at reservation time. This happens EVERY time we go to this restaurant
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Memory
    AdamSD11
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    My girlfriend and I came to the market for our anniversary. It was a lot of fun, food was great so was the service.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cozy atmosphere
    1nightout
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    My husband and I recently moved to San Diego and were looking for a nice place to have a quiet meal. Upon the recommendation of a co-worker, we tried The Market. We were very pleased with our meal selection and our appetizers. Our waiter was friendly and attentive.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply the best
    NYeats
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    The chef is absolutely brilliant. This is a world class restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Fantastic!
    13platesVIP
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    We continue to be satisfied when dining at Market. Jason, our server was spot on with attention, suggestions and attitude. The entire staff is friendly and happy. The food is always fantastic! This night we enjoyed the Lobster entree and the Skirt steak, prepared perfectly. The creamy fall squash soup and crisp waldorf salad were great. Suggested wine selections were enjoyed. Lavender sorbet with a lovely dessert wine topped the meal off. The menu offers a variety for all and all of it is terrific!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Everything was delicious but the vegetarian plate was dissappointing
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic Food
    JDRobin
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Market never disappoints, and it is better than ever. The four of us had delicious salads (the beet salad is earthy and yummy) and several of us had the special with skirt steak and short ribs. The meat was fork tender, and the flavors were out of this world. The dessert was also a perfect combination of chocolate and other flavors.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best restaurant in the area
    DeMaloney
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Love, love, love Market Restaurant. Chef Carl continues to put out inventive and delicious courses. Service is always personable but without being phony or too chummy. Never disappointed with ANY of our MANY meals there!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic as Usual
    ETAFoodieVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    This is my 2nd time at Market and still as good as I remembered it. Service was spot on. Everything we ordered was delish. Bread is so good too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Great Dining Experience
    chefbobcatVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We had all intentions of ordering only from the Appetizer/Starter section of the menu. We changed after hearing that one of the nightly entrée specials was Butter Poached Lobster and that you could pair it with one of the menu items. After enjoying several appetizers, that we shared, we ordered the Lobster and the Short Ribs. What an excellent combination and a beautiful presentation. The Chef/Owner and his kitchen staff always create savory meals that are paired with fresh local ingredients that you will not find at any other restaurant in the Del Mar area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service
    kmlmVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    The service as Market is great. I have been here just twice but on both occasions the waiters were very knowledgable, friendly, and accommodating. Christina was our waitress the second time and she was awesome! I definitely recommend dining at Market. It's pricey so it might be best for special occasions if price is a concern.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A MUST, just excellent
    openT
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    If you like fine food, this is the place. Enjoyed a tasty salmon pancetta appetizer, the best mizo cod ever for an entree, and a dessert that was top notch too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food
    luv2eat
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    This place has the best food ever. I love going during restaurant week. I will be going again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • amazing experience
    Leslielu2009
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    My husband and I had one of our most memorable dinners here a few years ago, and we were not disappointed upon our return last weekend. We celebrated my sister's 50th bday here and had the most amazing dinner experience ever ... thrilled and can't wait to return!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding from start to finish!
    MmmFood
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    We went for Restaurant week which is a great deal. There is complimentary valet parking and we were immediately greeted by the hostesses and sat. Our server was excellent and he made great suggestions for the meal. We each enjoyed our meals and it was all plated beautifully like works of art. The restaurant was busy but not too loud. We enjoyed the salmon, blue cheese souffle, yellow fin tartare, and carrot soup with lobster for our starters. I think the soup and salmon were probably the best. For the entrees we got the jidori chicken, miso black cod, beef tenderloin, and short ribs. The miso black cod was my favorite and the tenderloin was excellent. The smores bar and panna cotta were delectable as well. We all loved our meals!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Big hit during restaurant week
    gailb1
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Thank you for extending restaurant week! Your service and menu are superb
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    One of my favorite restaurants in all of San Diego. If you've never been, then you've been missing out. Went here for restaurant week and will continue to go during non-restaurant week. The service (Alex) was phenomenal and was on point through the whole dinning experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Exceptional experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    The food is always exceptional and service is very good. Pricey, but definitely worth it, especially for special occasions. Very generous portions for restaurant week. We make a point of always eating there during restaurant week and special occasions
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • exceeded my expectations
    diner
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    We don't usually go for the frou-frou type of menu, but i was pleasantly surprised by the quality, taste and presentation. The service was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • To cold to tell
    crice
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    What a shame. At this dinner at Market the room was cold I basically just shoveled in whatever was put in front of me in an attempt to a) keep warm and b) finish the meal and get the hell out so I could warm up. It was an unpleasant meal, for which I paid a reasonable amount. The service was probably great, but it seemed as though it took forever, mostly because I just wanted to leave. As much as I bothered to slow down and taste it, the food was, as it has been before @ Market, excellent. But if I'm extremely physically uncomfortable it's awfully hard to enjoy even the best prepared food. (I was wearing long sleeves, would seriously have been happy with a ski jacket, and this is not a problem I usually have).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointed
    Fail
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    First, we were disappointed in the limited food options because of restaurant week. While all other restraints offered a regular menu as well as a discounted menu for "restaurant week" Market only offered a discount menu. The food was more like catered food instead of fine dining. Second, after we expressed our dissappointment to the waiter he became very rude to us. We informed him that it was our anniversary and at dessert time we sloppily received our dish. Immediately after we received our desert our neighbors received there desert with sparkling candles and being wished a happy anniversary. At the same time the waiter said happy anniversary he looked at our table as to rub our nose in it. If you go, don't be honest with the waiters.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • WOW!
    ALDM43
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    A perfect evening fill with amazing food and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • eb
    ellen
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Great Restaurant!!! Delicious, Great Food, Great Waitress (Kristin) NO MUSIC (that was a big plus) so we could hear each other talk. We will definately go back!! Wonderful Dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious food
    Love2dineVIP
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    We went for restaurant week. It was a great meal. I had the salmon and potato cake, miso cod and s'mores. The s'mores was a little too rich for me
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great meal
    alj5
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Taking advantage of the special San Diego restaurant week menu pricing, we were delighted. The restaurant was quite busy, but it still seemed intimate. Wait staff were attentive but not hovering, water glasses were always full, courses were well paced, food was delicious and beautifully presented yet not over the top, I have no complaints. I honestly don't know what they could do to improve. One of the best meals of my life.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still surpassing expectations
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Sometimes when you go back to a restaurant that amazed you the first time you went there, and it just doesn't seem as great. It's still good, but you had raised expectations because it was so good the first time. Well Market was every bit as amazing the second time we went there, and I find that to be very unusual! Nice bar, great bar staff, well-made drinks (some restaurants really mess up a mojito), great food, great restaurant staff and service. Flawless from start to finish!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the best
    UsuallygreatVIP
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    One of my favorite restaurants in San Diego. Whenever I have a guest or family member in town, it's the perfect place for dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lives up to the reviews
    SDEater
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    My wife tried this restaurant during restaurant week for their tasting menu. Most reviews I read said this was a great place and I do agree. The food, service and drinks were all fantastic. We will definitely be returning and enjoying the place again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.