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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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
167 reviews since May 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.8
  • Food4.8
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (138)special occasion (125)notable wine list (83)romantic (74)neighborhood gem (70)hot spot (38)good for groups (28)vibrant bar scene (28)late-night find (5)kid-friendly (4)great for brunch (1)great for lunch (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • 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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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Top notch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002
    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.
    Special Features:
    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.
    Special Features:
    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.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always reliable
    DebbieVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Great spot in del mar - during race season a bit tough to get groups of 5 or more during peak time - 6:45 - 7:45PM
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent as always!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Kitchen was slammed as it took a while to get our entrees but a taster of soup came out to help fill the time and our bellies!!!! All the food was outstanding and our server did a great job!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mediocre
    YayFood
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    First of all, amazing service. 5 stars to the wait staff. Food was mediocre. For example, I ordered a steak that had a twice baked truffled potato with bacon and Gouda cheese and cream fresh. Sounds amazing, right? I had the stek cooked "as the chef recommends". The steak wasn't very good and the potato was so meh that I didn't finish! A truffled, twice baked potato! Boring! I was shocked! How does anyone ruin that! This place seems to be all hype and no substance. I was very disappointed. Drinks were uninspired also. I have no idea why Zagats have this place a 27 for food. My wife wasn't very fond of her dinner either. We left without dessert, afraid they would ruin that too.
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  • Amazing
    Bride2
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    A truely great experience. Food, service, and ambiance all perfection. I especially enjoyed the duck liver pate.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great
    QCommVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Great food. But, don't rush us….I know you want to turn the table over, but fine dining should encompass the overall experience.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great
    barn55
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Best meal in years. Great service great food with a quiet setting. Bob
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding!
    LisaMVIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    We were very impressed by this special spot. Service was attentive, not obtrusive. The blue cheese soufflé was excellent, as was the tomato soup. Our order was a bit delayed, and they brought a complimentary salad of avocado and grapefruit which was also very good. We had the duo of short rib and tri tip which was excellent. We also had the filet which was outstanding. No room for dessert, but the cappuccino was creamy, smokey and delicious! Highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Absolutely fantastic restaurant
    JamesMackayJMMVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    As always the food was stunning, the service was impeccable - a truly great San Diego restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best Restaurant in Del Mar
    SteveT
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The stars of the show at Market are the entree selections that are on the menu.The appetizers of Mushroom Risotto and Amberjack Tartare & Dungeness Crab were very good but the Cabernet Braised Prime Beef Short Ribs and the Beef duo of the Short Ribs and Tenderloin were simply outstanding. Every bite was a gourmand's delight.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Dining Experience
    Buddy
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The food and service are consistently "outstanding!" This is a restaurant which we select for special occasions. The selection is varied and provides an opportunity to try new items.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Del Mar, CA Culinary Jewel
    chefbobcatVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    For 2-3 days every August we stay in Del Mar to watch the ponies run. During our stay we always have dinner 1 night at the 'Market Restaurant and Bar'. This restaurant is a must for all "foodies". The Chef/Proprietor commands a well run, efficient, consistent and creative kitchen and staff. The talented staff includes a Chef de Cuisine, an Exec. Sous Chef, 2 Sous Chefs and a Pastry Chef. During this visit, our food selections were only from the Appetizer/Starter section of the menu and we were more than pleased with our choices. Our dinner started with an excellent Poached Shrimp Amuse Bouche and ended with the Salted Caramels that are made in house. Our dining experience was elevated due to the excellent attention by our server Jason R.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food.....
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    The only reason there is a four star is we ate at the bar. You don't get the same attention as when you sit in the dining room. That was our choice and should not reflect on the resturtant. That being said, the reason I chose the Market Resturant is the food. Purely outstanding of blending flavors. And then the presentation of the food was purely outstanding!!!!! Yes, I will be back. Compliments to the chef and staff!!!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A very special experience
    cheesemaker1
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    We went for our 32nd anniversary. I am a confirmed foody and have provided cheese and participated in some of the most exclusive farm to table events in San Diego. I was floored by the quality and presentation of the local veggies. The sauces were exquisite especially with the fish courses. We chose the tasting menu with wine pairings and so had a chance to taste each others plates. I had heard that the service was good. That is not true-the service was exceptional, professional, attentive and knowledgable. The timing of the courses was spot on with the food being served perfectly hot or cold as appropriate. It would be demeaning of the staff to say the "service is good." I can't wait for my next chance to dine at Market.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My Favorite Restaurant
    Anne
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    This place is special. I have never been anything less than delighted by the food and service.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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  • Fantastic
    WineEatRepeat
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    If not for a recommendation from a friend I would have never noticed this hidden gem. Located near the Del Mar Horse Park, The Market does not disappoint. Incredible menu (that changes daily!) and impeccable service. My only regret was not saving room for desert! I will certainly be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • llutbr
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    The food was delicious! Every plate looked like a piece of art. It's a great place to celebrate any event.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing
    NightOutVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    This was the best meal my husband and I have had in a long time. Fresh ingredients, complex flavors, really tasty!! My husband had a beef duo special, really rich and incredible, especially the twice baked potato that came as one of his sides. I had the yellowfin tuna. Much lighter, but still great, with a wonderful fried quinoa, edamame and ham. Starters were equally wonderful. My only regret was not getting dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Much hyped
    Babs
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    We finally made it to Market. we were surprised by the location - it looked like a nondescript office building but it was very snazzy inside. Our evening was very enjoyable. We felt like we had had a special night out. We especially liked the fact that it was quieter. We were surprised given our options for reservations that the place wasn't busier. Food was interesting and delicious, but sauces were heavy, rich and salty. We had the duck, the black cod and the beef duo. Corn soup and tuna tartar starters were lovely. Dessert trio was perfect to share. I might give this place another try. It was just so hyped up for us that it couldn't possibly live up to all the talk.
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    fit for foodies, romantic
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  • We always love Market!
    LindaVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We first started coming here several years ago on our yearly trip to the area. We missed last year, sadly.... :-( We returned this year and brought our son, who is a real foodie to see if Market passed the test. With flying colors. Love the BLT salad and I had the cod. So tasty.
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    fit for foodies
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  • Great night out!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    By far my favorite restaurant in Del Mar! The short ribs were fantastic and we had great service. It was my boyfriends birthday and the happy birthday desert was a great touch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Market
    chungp
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Must stop every time we visit Del Mar!!! This is one of those spots that is off the beaten path but for the lucky that knows where it is..... Food and wine are fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • eatoutalot
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    The food was unique without being pretentious. An amazing combination of items. My salad came with a white cheddar grill cheese that was wonderful and my friend had the lobster special that was to die for.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Art on a Plate
    DelMarDinerVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Great food, excellent service, interesting wines. Too bad Market wasn't on the ocean - but then it would probably take six months to get a reservation! The best food in SD
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our Park 238
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Our family of 5 recently dined at this restuarant. The food was fantastic and the service was professional but sincere and the food was fantastic. Our starters included Tuna Tartare, Duck Liver Confit, Tempura Soft Shell Crab and Heirloom Tomatoes with Burrata Cheese. All were excellent. Our entrees included Black Cod, Yellowfin Tuna, Skirt Steak and a combination Skirt Steak and Cabernet Braised Short Ribs. Each entree was fantastic. We would definitely return. PS: the bar area was very nice and there was a creative cocktail offering along with wonderful wines by the glass.
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    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hidden Gem
    TomD
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Very creative menu with unique offerings and presentation. Courses were well presented and prepared. I was especially pleased with the rack of lamb with the curry sauce, with the lamb cooked perfectly and complemented with the unique sauce. Location is very convenient to Del Mar Racetrack, and is a great choice for dinner after attending the races.
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    fit for foodies, romantic
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • None better!!!
    DissatisfiedDinerVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Fabulous food and ambiance that was enhanced further to another level by our server Janine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another great meal
    MRLDGVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    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
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb
    FrafraVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent options for all!
    joyinsandiegoVIP
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    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.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • memorable evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    We were well taken care of! The food was delicious and beautifully plated. Our waiter was very knowledgeable. Great ambiance.
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  • One of the Best
    Cristina
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Shelley
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate