Market Tavern

Market Tavern

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Phone: (209) 932-8001
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: Daily 11:00am-5:00pm
    Dinner: Su-Th 5:00pm-9:30pm
    Dinner: F-Sa 5:0pm-10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Contemporary American, Pizzeria
  • Executive Chef: Nicolas DiArenzo
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: We have two Designated areas for Private Dining. Library Room is for up to 12 people. Fireplace Room is for up to 40 people. Please contact us directly to arrange for private dining.
  • Private Party Contact: Jeff Berretta 2099328001

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Benjamin Holt
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Market Tavern
Market Tavern features farm-fresh ingredients across all menu items from our wood-fired pizzas, all natural pork chops and steak, and signature meatballs. Our Bar features craft beers on tap and a modern take on classic cocktails using fresh squeezed juices and in-house infused liquors. The Grab & Go Market offers fresh baked bread, salads and sandwiches, free-range premium meats and select produce, as well as beer and wine for sale.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Market Tavern reviews from OpenTable diners
55 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (31)neighborhood gem (29)good for groups (23)vibrant bar scene (21)special occasion (20)great for lunch (16)hot spot (14)romantic (11)notable wine list (9)kid-friendly (9)great for brunch (9)great for outdoor dining (4)late-night find (4)Show More
  • Noisy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    The food was exceptional however we were seated in the bar area which was very loud. I had made reservations so I assumed we would be seated in main restaurant, my advice is to request with reservations. We were there to celebrate my mothers birthday and it was difficult to talk. Also while the service was good, at times a little to good. They must have asked my teenage son five times if he was done, while he was still eating. We felt somewhat rushed. Loved the roasted olives for appetizer, I was able to purchase some in the market on the way out. Other favorites were the lasagna, rigatoni and sausage, and the organic spinach salad. The steak was just ok. If you have a larger group there is a private dining room which is nice.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Yummy!
    julieb
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Everything was good but I must say the Mac and Cheese is to die for!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Market Tavern
    Foooood
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    There was NOTHING to complain about!!! Great food and service! The restaurant smelled delicious the moment we walked in!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • always great food
    brunchVIP
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    skirt steak is always great. The hamburger is also very good, but they are slicing the buns now so that the tops are very small and it makes the burger very difficult to eat. service always great!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service Very Good - Food FAIR
    DHillVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Outstanding service from our waitress while sitting in the bar for dinner. Great vibe in restaurant & bar Food was below average ~Lettuce Wedge - no blue cheese or bacon ~Mushroom Pizza - SOGGY, SOGGY, SOGGY crust. Drinks - OK
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent place!
    G8tDine2014
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Celebrated our daughter's 21st Bday & we all had a wonderful time. Thank you for making our evening a special one!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • High end but casual
    tericat
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    At a time when restaurants in Stockton are closing, Market Tavern is a great addition with outstanding and innovative food that makes it a trendy place. They need to work on their service a bit---we had taken only a few bites of our salads when the entrees (which we promptly sent back) came out. Otherwise, service was fine. With the bar area unenclosed, it could get extremely loud at times, but the food is worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Dinner
    RichardVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Market Tavern was extremely busy the night we went. The food was good, not a lot to choose from when it comes to starters. The waitress was a little slow and not overly attentive however she did a nice job. Over all it was a good dinner nothing to really jump for joy but the food was good and the waitress did her best with a busy night. We would come back.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A surprise in Stockton
    TwinMom
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    My husband and I were in Stockton for a concert and hit Market Tavern for dinner before the show. We were very impressed by the hip vibe - once you walk in the door, you'd never know you're in Stockton. The bar and restaurant are both a bit noisy - we were initially seated in the bar area but asked to be moved to the dining room and the staff was very accomodating. The drink menu is extensive - it is a liquor lover's delight. The food was above average. My salad was overdressed, but other than that no complaints. Dessert was fantastic. If you're in Stockton, you'll be very pleasantly surprised!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • alex
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    reservation made for dining area, we were seated in bar area, told dining area not open til 5pm, we were there @ 430. never advised of this til arrived and not given the option to wait til dining area opened, (which would have done)-'oh well' attitude from greeter and manager- is how it came across. been there on previous occasions at same time and were seated in dining area, we were there for good food and conversation-bar area to noisy for decent conversation. will not return due to attitude of management staff, even at a later time.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • good restaurant
    Bobby
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We like the salads and the small/large choice of entrees. Food is always fresh and tasty. Azoo, the bar manager, is very friendly and helpful. Good wine list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FOOD MOOD
    Minionchik
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    It was refreshing to find this restaurant in Stockton. Most of the time we have to travel to SF to find decent food that we don't regret paying for. This food is a little pricy for most but if you love food the way we do, its well worth the money. If the service was a little better they would be a top notch dinning place. The only complaint we had was that the server forgot to refill the water a couple of times and that the water glasses were a bit small for someone who is primarily drinking water as their main drink.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rare combination of food and fun!
    stish
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    This place is awesome- every dish was not only delicious and perfectly cooked, but fun to eat! And the prices are right on target.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food is Good!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Tasty squash pancake appetizer, and no one disappointed in what they ordered for lunch.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!
    SiciliansWife
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Took a party of 9 here for a special occasion and had the Library room. Everyone loved the food, the ambiance, and the service. I will definitely come here again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another enjoyable dinner!
    shoppingshy
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    My girlfriends and I are finding Market Tavern is our "place of choice" for special ocassions. The mushroom spinach pizza is wonderful! The bar area is a bit too noisy, but a booth in the back affords us an opportunity to hear our conversations. We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food, Lousy Service
    CDB13
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    This was our second visit to Market Tavern; both times we were told that our table would be ready in a few minutes, and the hostess would find us in the bar. Both times we were forgotten by the hostess, who needed to be remembered why I was there. No one ever looked for us in the bar, and our reserved table may have been given away. As for the bar, there were no menus available; they have a nice beer and wine list, but it would be nice to be able to read through my choices before ordering. Once we arrived at our dinner table, the waitress ignored us once she realized we already had drinks from the bar. She served every table around us, but neglected to come back and ask for our orders for quite some time. Great food, but poor service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One if our favorites!
    shoppingshy
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    We really like this place for casual dining. The food is delicious. The staff us accommodating. It can get a bit pricey because there are so many options on the menu and you may be tempted to try many!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous!!
    Devine
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    One of the best restaurants I hVe ever eaten at! This restaurant always exceeds again and again!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food, Too Noisy
    luv2dine
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    My wife and I dine out on Saturdays. The Market Tavern is new to the area so we decided to give it a try. We began our meal with a Cesar salad. The salad was crisp, fresh, and the dressing was good. They had no problem accommodating our request to include a few anchovies in the salad. My entrée, braised short ribs, was tender and cooked just right. My wife's wood oven baked pizza was excellent. The service was OK. I asked that my beverage of tonic water and OJ be served in a tall class-it was in a bucket instead. Also, there was a small water spill on the table. The waitress forgot to take care of it so I used my napkin to absorb the spill. Due to the noise level, this is not a place for romance, but more suited for groups and families.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food!
    Joediner
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    From the moment we sat down until final tab was paid it was an overall outstanding experience and our first time at Market Tavern. Our server was very attentive and helpful in helping us choose cocktails and entrées and we were not disappointed. The classic old-fashioned was served perfectly as well as the jalapeno infused margarita. The iceberg wedge salad was the best I've ever had and my wife and I both ordered the skirt steak, which our server recommended, and we were sure glad that we both ordered it because it was to die for. The skirt steak was incredibly tender and extremely delicious. We are both now big fans of this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous 32 ounce cut of the day!
    brunchVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    When we heard the cut if the day was $75 for the 32 ounce rib eye, we were a little taken back. But we said, what the heck, we'll split it. It was wonderful! And the sides - steak frites (to die for) and creamed spinach (apparently substituted for the heirloom tomato gratin that we were told about) were excellent. As was the wedge salad. Well done, Market Tavern! We are glad you came to Stockton!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, decent service.
    BeerMe
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Came for dinner, pork chop was great but a little pricey. Lasagna was also really good. Impressive beer selection, bottles reasonably priced.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 32 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 30, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 56 reviews are from the Market Tavern reviews archive.
  • Excellent food!
    MerryVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Market Tavern knows how to cook fish!! My halibut on corn and couscous was scrumptious!! My husband was very happy with his ribeye, and our granddaughter loved her child's pasta. Our favorite Stockton restaurant!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always wonderful
    Corfinogal
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    I really never gotten anything that wasn't good at market tavern. Their salmon especially is perfectly cooked- totally done with no rare center with the seared outside and very tender. Sauces are always good. My sister was visiting from New York and said that it was comparable to the good restaurants there
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pizza
    Canuck1
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Best thin crust, wood fired pizza in town! Good service and nice to be able to watch good prepared in the open kitchen.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Job!
    JimBob
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    We've come here several times since it was recommended to us by friends. We have yet to be disappointed. We have recommended Market Tavern to several friends who have also been very delighted. I really like the wine list, which is grouped by price point. I can afford x amount for wine. Here are the wines that fit that price point. Same with beer. Very user friendly. We had another great server the other night. When you don't have to ask for anything, it means that the server is paying attention to your needs. My number one point in reviewing a restaurant is service. No matter how good the food is, if you've had poor service your meal was ruined. We've always had great meals at Market Tavern. Keep up the great work!!!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • HI HOPES DASHED QUICKLY
    ShellyNVIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    I have eaten here twice. Each time the food is good, but the service is poor. The drinks are fair. The decor is nice and interesting. The menu changes with the seasons, but also has some consistent items. If you cant enjoy the experience because the waiter or waitress is clueless, then forgot it. I would like to see better service as an incentive to go back, otherwise I give up. Might as well just be a bar to go have a beer.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • what a great discovery
    EastMeetsWest
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    loved their deviled eggs and squash pancakes. a true gem in stockton
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best in Stockton
    James
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    This is the best food in Stockton, which isn't saying much. In a bigger city they would probably just be okay, but again, it's Stockton, and it doesn't get any better than this.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • YUM
    MsFritz18
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    This was my first lunch visit and I ordered the Mushroom pizza...it was huge and extremely yummy!!!! I took what I was unable to eat which was actually 3/4 of the pizza and we had it for dinner with a salad! I will totally be back and recommed Market Tavern to everyone!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Johnnyboy
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    I think this place is a diamond in the rough. Being from Stockton over 30 years ago and finding this very cool, hip, great interior and of course fantastic food. I had the Huevos Rancheros yummy. My dad had the skirt steak he said it the best he has ever had.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner
    Homebodies
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    My husband and I had dinner here and had never been here before. We shared a small spinach salad which was fabulous. He had the sausage pizza and I had the skirt steak. The skirt steak was good, but his pizza was one of the best I have ever had. It had a thin crust and wasn't loaded with 'stuff' to obscure the taste. The seasonings with the cheese and sausage was superb. I would definitely recommend this pizza! He also had a strawberry margarita which had basil (?) or something in it ... I would not recommend this drink.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best place for lunch in Stockton!!
    Momof3VIP
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    I travel to Stockton for work and when I do I always try to eat at the Market Tavern. It never disappoints- this time I had the squash pancakes to start and the fish tacos with a cup of soup. Everything was delicious!! Can't wait to go back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MimiBaba
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    Excellent vegetarian burger. Everything is prepared to perfection. Our server was great!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We love Market Tavern!
    FromTracy
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    The food is fresh and mostly sustainable and/or organic. Their menu has a great selection for anyone's food choice. The atmosphere makes you feel like you are in Napa, with the wood tones and Olive trees! Great service, we will be back again soon!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always GREAT
    brunchVIP
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    always a wonderful experience. Great food! But i am very disappointed the Porchata is no longer on the menu. Please bring it back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lush
    MrsAlphaborn
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    With a dark interior and synthetic music playing I felt like I was in a SF lush hotel. The food lived up the reputation very good and very rich. We had brunch with some pretty amazing bloody maries the classic and southwest were both fun and delicious "its all about the garnish". Our main course was the eggs benedict. The eggs were poached perfectly and the hollandaise that was definately made from scratch on top of a toasted brioche...perfection. Along with mix green salad and roasted potatoes made our morning full. We ended the meal with house made donuts with lemon curd. Perfectly sweet and tart the donuts were not greasy or over cooked and the lemon curd was splendidly sour. A great place to share with friends.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Changing menu
    tericat
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    We were very pleased to find new items on the menu from the last visit. It is nice when menu choices don't get stale. The choices are very creative, nicely presented, and tasty. This is a restaurant that we won't easily tire of.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • You Decide
    Francesca
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    I found my dining experience lacking. I had dinner on Sunday, and lunch on Wednesday. One of the Sunday special's was Sturgeon, which I chose. The preparation and presentation left much to be desired. My luncheon choice was the Cobb Salad with green goddess dressing. The Chef/cooking staff should contact me for the recipe for authentic green goddess dressing. For diners who possess a sophisticated palate, the recommendation to Market Tavern would be there is much room for improvement.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate