Market by Jean-Georges Restaurant
Market by Jean-Georges Restaurant

Market by Jean-Georges Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.marketbyjgvancouver.com/
  • Phone: 6046951115
  • Hours of Operation:
    Open 7 days a week.

    Breakfast from 7am - 11:30am daily
    Lunch from 11:30am - 2:30pm Monday to Friday
    Brunch from 11:30am - 3pm Saturday and Sunday
    Dinner from 5:30pm - late

    Bar Menu at our Bar and Lounge from 11:30am until late.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, Global, International
  • Executive Chef: Wayne Harris
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Thurlow Street
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Secured underground Valet parking as well as Impark Self Park is located at 1137 Alberni Street (on the 1100 block of Alberni Street between the Coastal Church and Urban Fare). Follow the Shangri-La sign down the ramp.

    The street level entrance to Market by Jean-Georges is accessible from 1115 Alberni Street. A glass elevator is also available to the left of the restaurant entrance, directly beside the Urban Fare grocery store.
A word from Market by Jean-Georges Restaurant
The concept of the “hotel as a home” extends to the restaurant as its casual family kitchen. Inspired by the casual, simple elegance of modern dining, Jean-Georges has created menus that emphasize fresh, locally produced ingredients, served in a sleek and sophisticated setting.


A destination restaurant with four distinct experiences: an intimate second dining room featuring a fireplace, a heated outdoor seasonal Terrace with city views, an enticing Bar and a sophisticated Dining Room. The full menu is available in all areas of the restaurant.

The Outdoor ( Seasonal ) Terrace and Bar are on a first come first served basis.


Please be advised that parties of seven or more are subject to an 18% automatic gratuity.
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Market by Jean-Georges Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
90 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
81% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (49)special occasion (46)romantic (35)great for lunch (34)great for outdoor dining (27)good for groups (20)notable wine list (18)great for brunch (18)neighborhood gem (17)hot spot (10)vibrant bar scene (7)kid-friendly (5)scenic view (5)late-night find (2)Show More
  • See below
    bear1
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    I regret that illness prevented me from going. And I failed to cancel, a first for me using open table. Apologies to Open Table and Jean-Georges!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • it was okay
    meme
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    waiters were friendly but two times they knocked our glass of water. Also, for the price, i think there are better choices.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • amazing food as usual
    Gummivore
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Amazing food, perfectly executed. Service second to none. For this quality of dishes, it's a great bang for the buck with a fresh menu.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a little disappointing
    birthdayblues32
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    I expected outstanding service and did not get it. When we arrived there was no one who offered to take our coats. My coat spent the evening on the floor as we were in a booth/table with no room to put it anywhere else! The service was very slow at the beginning and improved somewhat as the evening went on. The food was very good but not superb, which is what I was expecting. It was fairly noisy and it was difficult to hear all the conversations going on at our table. It was a family dinner to celebrate our daughter's birthday and we are a family that shares conversations a lot.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Market Restaurant not overwhelming
    Market
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    Wonderful food but lapses in discretion and attention to special requests risked ruining an evening with surprises. Not all items pre-identified on the web menu were available. Gaps in service (like loudly dumping a handful of cutlery into a drawer), failure to explain a course, and others unbecoming of a restaurant of this calibre and reputation. Food mostly wonderful, although one dessert on tasting menu - thai fruit - looked more suitable for a 10-yo birthday party than for adult diners.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good, just not up to expectations
    rvr604
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    After receiving an email from Market, we were excited to give the 'Spice Market' menu a try. All four of us had the $29 3-course tasting menu. Although good, none of us were "wowed" by any of the dishes (found the food at the actual NYC Spice Market amazing, so expectations were somewhat high). We were satisfied with the service and the food in general, but did have one disappointment. Our reservation was for 1pm, and they had already run out of one of the appetizer options (the tuna) - if that's such a popular choice, you would think they would better prepare for that. We were not even the last seating..
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • oiffieVIP
    Dined on 4/14/2014
    always great for business gathering! quiet, great ambience, and quality services never fails. The food was not as good as years ago when they first open though, so that might need a bit of picking up again. Otherwise, all good!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not Really Sure
    OTsince08
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    Short ribs and sablefish recommended by the server were excellent. I was disappointed when the menu online did not quite match what was presented. We are undecided if we would go back, kind of doubt it as there are so many other places with as good, if not better, selection of menu items. Not for vegans or vegetarians. There was a gluten free menu that we found out about later when the server meant to give us the dessert menu. She never did come back with the actual dessert menu!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place for special occasion
    AlyRVIP
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Seemed to be a good restaurant for any special occasion and bar area was very lively.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bermuda55
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    I found the dining room to be a bit too dark and the tables for 2 very close together. I tried the scallops which were very good and the sable fish which was amazing, it melted in my mouth. My daughter had the chicken samosa and she loved them. I will be back the next time I am in Vancouver
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Spice Market has Zing
    willbikeforwine
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    Initially we almost got up and left. We went specifically for the special Spice Market meal. However my wife eats very little so doesn't ever order the 5 course menu. She wanted 2 appis. I wanted the 5 course menu. Then told us we both had to order the 5 course menu or they wouldn't serve it. I complained! A manager arrived and tried to explain why everyone at the table had to have the same. I said, so if I was here solo you wouldn't serve me the 5 course, correct was his reply. I tossed my napkin and got up to leave... they quickly had a change of heart and the meal was fantastic!! I hope they change their policy on that. It almost ruined a lovely evening. And yes, they did have the wine!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spice Market Feature
    Stela
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    Having been to Spice Market in the Meat Packing district inNCY a few years ago I jumped at the opportunity when I heard that the Head Chef of NYC Spice Market was invited to Market Jean- George for a collaboration! My date and I do not eat land animals, so we opted out of the $68 price fix. We each had 2 glasses of wine, an appy and a main ordered off the a la carte menu. The food was great but I wish there was more emphasis/excitement on how special it was to have Spice Market in the house. Great concept and with more promotion/awareness I think the collaboration series will be amazing and welcomed in Vancouver! Nothing overly notable. Service was fine, atmosphere was a little underwhelming, food was great, value.... Not particularly.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fat
    Ivan
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    Everyone else loved there meal, 4 of us got the short ribs, mine was half fat which is not what I wanted while everyone else was perfect, my wife ate 3/4 of hers so I ate the rest and it was great. Everyone else would say this was a great experience, but you didn't ask them you asked me, who paid for the meal for 7 guests. You have a really beautiful place with a posh outdoor Vegas ultra lounge feel. This was my second time eating the food, the first was a special pre set meal for something I came for, I was really hoping this time would be a different experience, but now this is 2 bad experiences with the food. I only rated my food as a 1 star, the other 4 adults said it was a 5 star meal they had.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I had spice market in New
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    I had spice market in New York with great memory and foods. This event was not comparable . N over priced.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • good food, poor experience overall
    Hart
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Waiter informed us that the whole table had to order the tasting menu, when only two of 4 requested it and one was ordering gluten free! Instead of been recommended a solution, we had to speak to the manager and say that we wanted to split the party over two tables in order to fulfil it! Upon leaving there was no one at the coat check and another hassle to find someone - disappointing evening overall...
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Longest Dinner Ever
    hapahybrid
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Don't get me wrong…I like to take my time when I dine, but I don't think it's normal that a meal should last over 3 hours. Granted, we were a group of 10, but a restaurant in a hotel should be able to handle large groups. The server was awful. He was absent most of the time, rarely checked in on us, and slow as molasses. We were put in a private room at the far end of the restaurant and assigned ONE server. I think he was either new, incompetent or just very slow. The drinks and courses took SO long to come out, and the dinner just dragged on forever. The ironic thing is that if they were quicker with our drinks, we probably would have ordered more, and they would have made more money. Good food, terrible service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tasting Menu
    YKim
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    I enjoyed the tasting menu with my wife. The food was fantastic. Aside from the rice side dish to my meat course being a little hard, my experience was excellent. The theme of the evening was "spicy" with cumin and cilantro making their presence known throughout the evening. The flavors were bang on and the temperature of the food (hot) made the dinner very pleasant. Although I paid 65 dollars each for 5 courses, it was worth it. The portions were perfect, as well. I loved the food. A must try...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Impeccable service, greeted
    ros2dineVIP
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Impeccable service, greeted right away at the concierge with a smile and taken to our table right away. Our server, greeted us with a smile and remembered us from previous times and it was great to have her looking us again(Alesha) .We chose to have the tasting menu which was their special (Spice market) and it was awesome. Each course was presented artistically beautifully and the food was delicious. The dining room was just a humming and I think the majority of them was having the tasting menu and it appears that everybody was enjoying their food. Hats off to the visiting chef Rico and the sous chef Lau, thank you for a lovely dinner and thank you to our server Alesha for making our evening a pleasant evening. We shall be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service was ok but not what
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Service was ok but not what you would expect at a restaurant with this reputation. The Crusted Tuna appetizer was tasty but the presentation was off (served with an overly large portion of the mayonnaise based side sauce). The Roasted Sable fish was not nearly as good as what I have had at other restaurants. My wife was disappointed with her short ribs. The soufflé was dry. Overall the experience was generally disappointing (I have been in the past and have had excellent meals here). Nothing was bad, but nothing was "Wow" either.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a lovely dinner
    dinnertoday
    Dined on 4/1/2014
    I went here for a birthday dinner. I've been to Market previously for brunch and another time for drinks / appies in the bar area but wanted to try dinner so a birthday was the perfect excuse to go. My order was the beef tenderloin - it was delicious, lovely flavours. Dessert was scruptious - we all shared the blueberry cheesecake and molten lava cake. I would definitely come back for another dinner meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I feel hugged!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    David (the manager), Nicolas (the head waiter), and our waiter made us feel as if we were members of the royal family. The food is outstanding and the service is absolutely impeccable. Spectacular experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food in a nice room
    TheshowVIP
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    Had the tasting menu , 5 courses for 68$ . Was good value and service was good . I would go back , and reccomend .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Underwhelmed
    kylamber
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    This was not our first visit to Market, or a Jean-Georges Restaurant (the other being Spice Market in NY). While the two restaurants cater to totally different clientele, and are vastly different menus (and prices), I found our last experience at Market to be a bit of a let down. I would not classify us as foodies, but we do enjoy and appreciate good food. Unfortunately on this occasion, we both walked away feeling underwhelmed by our selections. Perhaps it's personal preference, but having visited both restaurants twice, I would opt for Spice Market.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lunch - Fixed Price
    AndrewH
    Dined on 3/18/2014
    Took a business lunch with fixed price menu and it was excellent. This is a central downtown core location which is lifted above street level hubbub and provides a relaxed dining experience and great service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great spot
    Jerry
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Great food. Good ambiance. Great for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch Didn't Meet Expectations
    Tanisha
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Perhaps my expectations were too high going into brunch, but Market did not deliver. We did the prix fixe option, and none of the elements ranked as outstanding, something I expected from a restaurant with a Michelin rated head chef. I had scallops, which were good but not excellent, and the eggs benedict with ham, which was not to my liking. It had some sort of brine, which tasted strongly of olives, a flavour that was not pleasing to my pallate. The carrot cake desert with cinnamon icing was very good. The service was excellent, and the ambiance was very nice as well. I would still like to try Market for dinner, in case our experience was just a one off, but I would not return for brunch.
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  • So often, the "modern" restaurants
    GloDeLiteVIP
    Dined on 3/12/2014
    So often, the "modern" restaurants are full of wood, glass and just a lot of hardsurfaces that allow sound to bounce around and conversations to become inaudible. Not so with the Market. This is one reason why many colleagues select the Market for their lunches. On this one occasion, which was a celebratory one, the 6 of us were comfortable and confident that our conversations and laughters were not bothering other diners. Food was delicious - most of us selected the scallop appetizer and salmon entree - and the varied dessert combinations were delectably light. Service was outstanding; staff was friendly, professional and not stuffy. Pricier than expected with mashed potatoes, beets, veggies as side dishes.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service was just right, attentive
    James
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Service was just right, attentive but not imposing. Food was excellent. Beautiful resataurant. Great place for a romantic date.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Does Not Disappoint
    ShortyVIP
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    This is our third visit to Market. I am always excited to get there for one of my favourite drinks, a Ginger Margarita. We tried the Tuna Tartar and the Beef Tartar. Excellent ! Next course, sablefish, done to perfection. Will be back soon as there are so many things on the menu we want to try. The staff is friendly and professional. We had a very enjoyable evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Consistently Great Food
    Joey
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    I always order the same thing when I dine at the Market. The rice cracker crusted Ahi- Tuna is divine and the beet salad superb! We shared two desserts amongst four of us. The chocolate cake mousse was exceptional, but he banana dessert only okay. This is a great bet for good food and lovely setting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Valentine weekend
    shekki
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    The Restaurant is nice, we were 45min early for a reservation that we did not need. They sat us right away to a small table in the corner, very tight. The gentleman saw I wasn't pleased but we did not want to make a fuss. We should have as our waitress was annoying and over-bearing. Food was good, good portions but the amount of wine they give in a glass is a couple of shots, more like a tasting. Overall nothing special, there are so many other restaurants in Vancouver that blow them away.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was absolutely fantastic!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    The food was absolutely fantastic! Would highly recommend the French toast - everything else we ate was well prepared and very tasty. The service was exceptional as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, hot spot, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Terrific Lunch
    ElenaVIP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    I had the Butternut Squash soup with Wild Mushrooms and the Steamed Shrimp Salad.The soup was very rich and subsequently delicious and the salad was the best that I have ever had. A wilted salad with warm dressing bursting with Umami, I didn't feel at all deprived or sad that I hadn't gone for the Fontina and Black Truffle Pizza. Service was a slow but we were eating outside of the normal business lunch rhythm of the room and likely got caught in a table turn wave. The room is unremarkable, but the food makes up for everything. Market is also one of the few restaurants in Vancouver that serves properly brewed, unsweetened iced tea. The coffee was also very, very good. All in all a terrific lunch. I will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great 3 course llunch menu
    NicoleVIP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    You can take your time but they can have this 3 courses to you in 50 min. Very nice way to sample the menu with portions size sufficient but not too large.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous Food
    DrRobinVIP
    Dined on 2/11/2014
    I was in Vancouver on business and chose Market because it was close to the hotel I was staying at (Sutton Place Hotel). I was very apprehensive at first because I was casually dressed (it was a rainy night) and the place appeared to be very "fancy." I was pleasantly surprised to be so warmly welcomed by the host and hostess. The wait staff were very friendly and helpful in choosing a pre-dinner cocktail. As for the main course, I had the short ribs and they practically melted in my mouth! For dessert I had hoped for the panna cotta that was on the website menu; however, since it was not available I instead chose the cheesecake. The sour cream sorbet was a great compliment to the plate. I will return when back in Vancouver.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great!
    Foodie
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    Two of my best friends & I have been meeting for lunch twice a year for over 40 years. We have been to many restaurants but Market remains our favorite because of the great service, food & ambience. We relax over great food as we catch up with each other's lives and enjoy each other's company. One of the ladies does not eat meat and Market always has a great selection of fish. The staff is so kind and let us take our time as we as our our dessert & coffee.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food to salty
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/5/2014
    The service and ambiance were excellent but the vegetable was over salted and difficult to eat. also my colleagues salmon was over cooked.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent lunch
    Steve
    Dined on 2/4/2014
    The tuna tartare appetizer and tuna nicoise salad were both excellent. Lunch is reasonably priced and a nice way to get into a highly rated restaurant without spending a fortune. I was a bit disappointed that when we chose "still" water that it was apparently bottled water rather than tap water and there was a $6 charge for it.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Established.
    diner2014
    Dined on 2/2/2014
    Excellent food. Excellent service. An overall great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tables are too crowded together
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/2/2014
    Very disappointed that we were seated at a table that the chairs are back to back to ours. There was no room to move and no privacy at all. You can hear the next table's conversation well. I sure would not consider the restaurant for fine dining and do not intend to go back again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate