Market Restaurant and Bar
Market Restaurant and Bar

Market Restaurant and Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.marketdelmar.com/
  • Phone: 8585230007x
  • 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Market Restaurant and Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
200 reviews since June 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.8
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (167)special occasion (139)notable wine list (88)romantic (84)neighborhood gem (72)hot spot (37)vibrant bar scene (30)good for groups (28)late-night find (6)kid-friendly (4)scenic view (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • 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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    • 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.
    • Food
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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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    • Ambiance
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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.
  • 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.
  • One of the best!
    JoemamaVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We've eaten at Market three times in recent years. My wife and I agree that Market is one of the best restaurants in San Diego County. The food is perfectly prepared and presented by an excellent wait staff. I had petrale soul. It was moist and flavorful. My wife had short ribs and they were tender and juicy. We always enjoy our meals at Market. It is a special experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great start to Restaurant Week
    MsLPV
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We started our Restaurant Week at Market, and it was fabulous! We had a group of friends and family; everyone was very impressed with the entire experience. The menu had a very nice selection of items for the special prix fixe for the week. Five our our group also chose to have the wine pairings that the sommelier had chosen to go with the various the Restaurant Week choices. No one was the least bit disappointed. Such a wonderful dinner, and a great way to taste some new menu items and wines. Service was knowledgable, helpful, friendly, timely and not overbearing. Definitely a favorite for us!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A night to remember
    Tonie
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    From the moment we drove up to the restaurant, we were happily surprised with their complimentary valet, opening the door and the works, and very courteous as well! The girls at reception gave us a genuinely warm welcome. Our server Christina, graciously checked on us to make sure the food was prepared to our liking, including explaining the wine pairings and answering my endless questions about the menu. I like how she made conversation with us about our meal without overstaying so we can actually enjoy it. And she also has very good timing about when to show up at our table to have one minute chit chats with us. Amazing experience! Now, Market will be our go to spot for anniversaries and birthdays!!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Real Treat - gourmet
    jerila
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    loved the food, party in your mouth flavors and ambiance was nice, not noisy like some places these days, the bar is nice too with added bar menu items for a more casual experience, the wine prices are a bit on the high side, but otherwise we really enjoyed it, heard the chef has a cookbook coming out, yum!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food and service
    hwndiver
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Excellent in all areas. Great food and service was on point. Good work.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • #1 Restaurant in San Diego
    memarie3
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    I just recently started eating meat and fish again and forgot what I was missing with the inventive, simple yet elaborate, fresh food that comes out plate after plate. Although, there are some great veggie options, I like to experience the full show! Hands down my favorite restaurant in San Diego in the Food category and Overall!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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  • It was nice
    KatzVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    We had friends highly recommend this restaurant and maybe we had overly high expectations. We thought it was good but not extraordinary. Presentation of the dishes was very nice but I have had better food. The tapioca dessert was the best I have ever had!!!
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  • Fantastic food!
    Scooby
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Everything was fantastic. It was wonderful to have such fresh food. My only issue is that they were sooo busy that we were always in the way as we stood near the bar. I can't call that a complaint though since being busy is an excellent sign and now we understand. Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Linda
    Linda
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Food was wonderful but 90 minutes after ordering the waiter told us our order would be up soon. The wait time was ridiculous. Someone from management offered us a free glass of wine because of the wait and we got the impression she had done this many times.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Still Outstanding!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The Market continues to deliver truly exceptional food coupled with superlative service. Went with the wine pairing option which was spot on. No matter how often I dine here there is always something, no many things, that blow my tastebuds away. Can't wait until my next meal with them as my mouth is watering simply writing this review.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great
    r2roVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Without a doubt, best restaurant in San Diego! Attentive service, consistently great food quality. A must go.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • birthday bliss
    eatoutalotandloveBouchon
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Birthday celebration was our first time to visit the restaurant. Impressed by friendly staff as we arrived, and of course by the food that followed. remember especially the ahi tartare appetizer, maytag blue cheese souffle starter, burrata and tomatoes, and seared mahi-mahi entre--all food was excellent, and martinis were prepared as ordered with blue cheese olives. Evening was definitely enhanced by our server and her suggestions and attention.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing!
    JulieN
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Outstanding food! It was beautifully presented. Creative hors d'oeuvres with tasty herbs. Delicious deserts. I had sole and crab. The sorbet over bits of mango was absolutely delicious. Top of the line wait staff, friendly, efficient, and pleasant. I was here once before, and told my friends, and they wanted to come, so we did. They loved it too. I have never had a better meal than this one.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Business Dinner
    AZCats
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Had a business dinner with a colleague. Made the reservation on Open table, very easy. The wait staff was great, very attentive, but didn't hover. Food was delicious. The wine by the glass selection was pretty limited, that's the only improvement I think they could make. This is definitely a repeater, and I will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Business dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Great spot to have a business dinner. Wonderful food and service and not too load so that you could carry on a conversation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not so Great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    James W. Baird gave this place a good review. Why? Have no idea. Being born in SF and from SF, my wife and I were disappointed. The plating was only OK and what was on the plate actually made no sense from its looks to: "what are those sides doing with this"? We are foodies in every place we travel (US and abroad). Given the hundreds of restaurants in San Diego (over the last 2 years) we visited, we cannot find descent food. Basically, we have one good Sushi place we found. Glad to be moving back to SF in 60 days. Our business in San Diego has concluded and, thankfully, dining here is over, too. Finally, since we dined on a Sunday evening, perhaps the "so-called" decorated Chef was not working. If he was there, Mr. Baird is crazy.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fresh, delicious combinations
    welive2eat
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We had heard this was a good spot to try while in Del Mar, and it was quite a treat. Staff were all very pleasant, and as helpful as we needed them to be. The menu had a nice array of choices, and everything we ate was delicious. The room is sort of big so not the most romantic spot if that's what you're looking for. But overall it was a great evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect.......as usual
    natethegreatVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Great service and a well paced meal, superb food, love the new sommelier (Jennifer), and the NICEST AND FRIENDLIEST hostesses in San Diego!! Where else do they open the door for you with a big smile?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding
    pedro
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Don't take it from me, just go for yourself. A+ in every category.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous Remodel!
    LizThomps
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    This was my first time dining at Market Del Mar since its remodel earlier this year. It looks amazing! Finally, this restaurant looks as good as its food tastes. Market is a great spot for special dinner - the staff is extraordinary and the food is delicious. We tried the tempura crab appetizer, ahi tartare appetizer, fig and prosciutto appetizer and various seafood entrees. We finished with the S'mores bar and blueberry tart. Everyone raved about their meal and left very happy. Market is also currently hosting a tasting menu where you can try four courses for $68 per person, but the entire table must participate. Overall, this is a great restaurant with an incredibly talented chef -- I highly recommend Market.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Superb restaurant
    JamesMackayJMMVIP
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Excellent restaurant. Service as always was impeccable. Food was superb.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Laurel
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Hard to surpass! Service is superb and genuinely caring. Food is brightly flavored and sensual.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best in Class
    Benbob
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    This restaurant never fails to impress. The complex mix of taste, texture, and color in addition to high quality ingredients combine to create excellent appetizers and main courses. The Chef usually has 3-5 small side dishes that accompany the main course. The BLT salad comes with a small and amazingly delicious 1/4 grilled cheese sandwich, thick pork belly slices, with lettuce, heirloom tomatoes, and nice creamy dressing. It is a salad course that could take the place of a main course. The Chef's Amuse Bouche is different every night, and always a dreamy combination of bursting flavors. I think this is the best restaurant in San Diego, and the prices are reasonable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We always eat at Market when we are in the area. Every meal is perfect, it never disappoints.
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  • Top notch
    Inkflowdining
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Exceeded expectations with every bite. Reservations required. Your server can walk you through perfect wine pairings. If on offer, don't miss the malted ice cream with pretzel crunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Wonderful, fresh, innovative farm to table dining experience! Food and ambiance wonderful! Service, warm, knowledgeable and friendly! Would definitely come back!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always Outstanding
    SDFoodie
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Outstanding restaurant. Always great flavor and texture combinations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Off night
    MRLDGVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    After going to this restaurant for several years, finally had a less than excellent expierience. Nothing terrible just not quite as top notch as usual. Waitress was less than attentive. Food took longer than usual to be served. Attitude of server was somewhat rude. I had brought a bottle from my wine collection as I have done countless times in the past but she asked " are you sure we don't have this wine on our list" before she opened it. Never had that happen before. This restaurant is too good but it seems even the best can have an off night.
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • New place, excellent overall
    SocialDOSCM
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    We had the beet and citrus salad, everything in it tasted like it had just been picked. Prime tenderloin was cooked right for both and sliced before serving, the sauce with mushrooms etc. had added to the taste really great taste! For dessert we had ice cream and the tapioca with honeydew ice cream in the center, both really good.
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    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    My husband and I were on the Stars and Stripes sailing trip and met a local who was a chef and she and her father suggested this restaurant in Del Mar. The best blue cheese souffle dish ever! The soft crab tempura, the BLT salad, the short ribs, the lobster - off the charts great. Also found new great summer drink - cucumber/gin martini type drink and I don't like or drink gin - fabulous! Also the wine and the wait staff were off the charts! A perfect evening and a true find.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food
    AceOne
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Food was great as always! really special. For the first time here, the service was just fair.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate