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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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Diner Reviews
  • "Fabulous food and ambiance that was enhanced further to another level by our server Janine."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Returned to this restaurant while attending races at Del Mar. The new decor is very appealing but the major change is there is no change in the uality of cooking . Consistency is the key to this fabulous spot. Worth the price. Bravo"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Market is definitely a top ten US restaurant without top ten prices. The chef only uses the finest and freshest ingredients and dinner is cooked to perfectio. Our server was most professional and personable. We love fine food and Market is by far our most favorite restaurant."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Market uses local ingredients and plates food in a very vibrant way to make the meal more appealing. I've been twice now in the last two weeks and the food has been consistently enjoyable. The only point of feedback is that the food is slightly more salty that other Michelin star restaurants I've enjoyed however it won't stop me from going back to give it one more try."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "We were well taken care of! The food was delicious and beautifully plated. Our waiter was very knowledgeable. Great ambiance."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "I had a lovely evening and the best food. I don't get the point to write a review that is at least 50 characters, there are no other words to describe what I just said."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "This was just a fantastic experience from the time we were greeted till we walked out the door. Very rarely do you find amazing food with such warm, friendly and attentive service. This was our first decent food experience in San Diego in three years."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "We are huge foodies and this was hands down the best meal we both had ever had. Amazing cocktails. Delicious blue cheese souffle and great service."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "The kitchen is great and the food delicious. But there are now many places in San Diego where you get that. We were disappointed in the service and thought the prices were sky-high for what you got. The wine list was especially ridiculous--$21 for a glass of wine? The menu, too, is over-the-top in pricing. I don't care for the slick, dark, "urban" look of the redesign. The new design makes sound reverberate so it's a hard place to have quiet conversations. Our biggest complaint was service--over-weening, unctuous, and obnoxious. We arrived on time and had to wait 20 minutes for a table, just enough for the bar to try to sell us more expensive drinks. And the waiter was like someone in Portlandia. We may not be back soon."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "The lobster, prime rib and yellowtail dishes were really excellent. The mashed potatoes really blended all the flavors together. It's a place where the food is really, really good but still feels like "comfortable" food as well. The tables are too close together. You feel like you are intruding into the conversation of the tables next to you."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We can always count on awesome food and great service."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Always delicious. Creative menu. Accommodating for special diet restrictions. New decor and size enhancement terrific. Once again the best in the San Diego area!"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "We were impressed with the experience that we had at Market Restaurant and Bar. We ordered from the tasting menu with the optional wine pairings. The courses were refined, delicious, and accompanied by a perfectly-paired wine. The service was immediate, attentive, and easy. The server obviously took his cue from us regarding our rapport, as I noticed that his rapport with a nearby table was different (still fantastic just more formal, whereas we prefer a more informal service). Overall, our dining experience was superb and the meal was one of the best that I have had in a while."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "The memo was very good and had interesting choices. We loved it!"
    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
  • "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 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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "This is an exceptional restaurant that excels in all relevant areas. There is no better restaurant in San Diego."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Always had great food experience. The market is a gem. It is on par with San Francisco."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "I ALREADY HAVE RECOMMENDED MARKET TO MY FRIENDS. THE FOOD PREPARATION, SERVICE AND SETTING WERE OUTSTANDING."
    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