Market Restaurant and Bar

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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American

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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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4.7based on all time ratings
4.8
food
4.6
service
4.3
ambience
4.4
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vipVKlipper
Washington DC
38 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an amazing meal at Market! We go every time we are in San Diego. It’s worth the ride!!!

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vipbleset
San Diego
152 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very innovating dishes with great taste. You won't get bored here. There is something for everybody and all dishes are expertly prepared. Great wine list and exceptional service. Well run machine

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CharlesB
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was outstanding maybe as good as I have every had and that includes the French Laundry. Service was not as good as the food a little slow.

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vipFrequentFlyer
San Diego
19 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Service was a bit slower than previous visits and entres took longer than expected (based on experience at Market) to come out of the kitchen. Food was, as always, excellent. My wife's gluten allergy was forgotten (waiter asked when we arrived as they always do) when the restaurant brought out a cake based desert to celebrate our aniversary - somebody dropped the ball.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of the best meals I’ve had. Creative dishes. Friendly attentive wait staff.

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vipRelaxLiveRight
San Diego
54 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went to Market to celebrate my wife's birthday. Market is one of our favorite restaurants. The food is always great. The decor of the restaurant is lacking (needs a refresh) but the food is amazing. We both did the tasting menu and I have to tell you it ranks up there with the few times I've eaten at Addison. Since the portions are bigger at Market I would say it was my best dining experience in the 5 years we have lived in San Diego. We will certainly visit again but really wish they gave the place a face lift.

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vipSteve
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal. Food was excellent.

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DieterM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The unpleasant part of this evening for me was that the A/C was blowing directly on my shoulders all
evening long and there was no way of getting away from it. And believe me I always love A/C everywhere I go.

VJ
vipVJM1
San Diego
33 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The “complimentary valet” is a confusing concept... you still want to tip the valet, but who carries cash these days? So just be prepared to bring cash so you can tip the valet.

Hostess was not warm, as a hostess should be. However, the waiters were exceptional! Thank you. Very friendly. I don’t think management should require them to memorize specials of the day, as it comes across very rehearsed, awkward, and off-putting. Save them the embarrassing stress & just write it on a simple menu card. I love a dark, cozy ambiance & this place is that exactly. The food was good but I noticed on the tasting menu the same base sauces and ingredients were repeated a few times. If you don’t like salmon, don’t order the trout... it tastes identical. The Cabernet braised short rib was insanely delicious. I was accidentally given a restaurant week menu & the manager was kind enough to honor the discounted prices on the menu I was presented with. Thank you. Very generous gesture.

Some of the side panel wood near my table was very dusty (attention to cleanliness details always appreciated), and there were a few annoying gnats buzzing around that I had to keep swatting away & this interfered with my relaxed dining mood.

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vipPamela
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always an amazing experience eating at Market. Food is truly awesome!!

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mike
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just outstanding. The food is the best in town.

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vipfoodnwinelvr
San Diego
42 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Market is in my top two restaurants in San Diego! Always delicious, service is great, a fabulous experience. My only wish is that some of the tables were a little bit further apart so we don't hear every word of the conversation next to us. Of course, this will not keep us from returning again and again for Chef Schroeder's amazing cuisine!

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webefine
San Diego
20 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are never disappointed. The food is amazing matched only by the service.

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SusanC
New England
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Food was salty. Our main dish came late.
I will not come back again. It's our 2nd time here.

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TomM
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

PROBABLY THE BEST RESTAURANT WE HAVE VISITED IN SAN DIEGO...AND WE HAVE VISITED QUITE A FEW. FOOD WAS JUST OUTSTANDING! WOULD LIKE IT EVEN BETTER IF IT WAS A BIT LESS EXPENSIVE.

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Exhigirl
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

I really think the food is way too salty. Too saucy, drenched in sauce, to be honest.
If you claim to use great ingredients, let the flavor shine through.

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CheersCharlie
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is one the few restaurants in San Diego that we go to if we want a special treat. We partook of the SD Restaurant Week menu and it was outstanding, beautifully plated and wonderful flavors. No skimping on quality. The waiter was respectful and knowledgeable. Highly recommend.

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MariA
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were impressed by the way you creat each dish- subtle but colorful balance of the well chosen ingredients! Particularly blue cheese soufflé. Only one disappointment was the beef for the main- it was a little too salty and was the sauce, too. Other than that all great and we will come back in future.

MB
MichaelB
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Über Jahre hinweg konsistent bestes Restaurant in San Diego. Wir wurden noch nie enttäuscht. Immer innovativ, wunderbare Zutaten und wunderbaren Kreationen. Service regelmäßig ausgezeichnet. Großes Restaurant mit vielen Gästen und trotzdem logistisch perfekt organisiert.

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vipBiewel
Las Vegas
76 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Dinner for 4 during restaurant week. Arrived a bit early waited at the bar and were seated promptly at the reservation time. The dining room is set up nicely and (kudos) for once no stupid tables. The place was busy but the noise level moderate!! Food overall was excellent - an interesting take on a tuna tartar, excellent corn soup with smoked port. Entrées were trout, duck and beef tenderloin - all very well prepared - portions very adequate. Desserts yummy.
Attentive, efficient and polite service!!!!
Bar selection OK - not really great and along with the wine list insanely overpriced. A clear indication that they are catering to the Rancho Santa Fe crowd.
In all a very enjoyable evening and will visit again when in the area

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eva5
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed the food and the service was excellent. We will return for next restaurant week.

RJ
vipRandyJ
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ate off the restaurant menu with wine pairing. Great food, and our waiter was outstanding. Expensive, but still great value.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love Market and this was no exception. Delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service, as always at this gem of a restaurant!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Have eaten here many times... thought the food was heavy on the salt as did everyone else. Two meals were fish, two were beef. This has never occurred before. We were disappointed as the the food has always been perfectly seasoned...the desserts and wine pairings were wonderful.

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vipMelissaH
Central Coast
11 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant in San Diego! The food was and is always amazing. Service is top notch!

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VivienneS
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the atmosphere , food, service. They’re truly professional . Enough waiters so you don’t feel left out. My favorite 😄👍

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vipDeMaloney
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simple put, there is no other restaurant like Market. The food is always delicious and unique. Its our favorite place to dine.

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vipfoodiegirl123
San Diego
41 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Restaurant week and date night. All was amazing but the tenderloin was too salty. The wine pairing was great. The green apple sorbet and berry dessert were amazing. The pear salad was to die for!

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vipSanDiegoFoodies
San Diego
38 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined during Restaurant Week and had a great experience. Nice selection of starters, entrees and deserts. Our waiter was terrific. The wine pairings were not quite as well paired as in the past, but were still interesting. Of course, we'll keep coming back to this marvelous restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect and delicious

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday - was wonderful!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in the San Diego area. The freshest ingredients, exquisite on the palate, awesome wines.....Market has it all!

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RudyH
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Went to the Market for my wife’s birthday - overall an enjoyable evening. We started with the corn soup (great) and burrata cheese & peach salad (good) - we then shared the forest mushroom ravioli (good but incredibly rich & salty) and the grilled beef tenderloin/lobster combo - the tenderloin was again much too salty. Both my wife and I left with a lingering salty aftertaste and told the waiter as much. The waiter was very attentive & we appreciated the birthday dessert - just cut back on the copious amounts of salt.

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JimA
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff and food!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
29 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

great neighborhood favorite.
we order the market salad (off the menu).
the fig salad was very good.
duck special was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service and staffs, Amazing cuisine!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delicious meal. Party of four and we each ordered a different app and entree so that we could try a variety of menu items. Everything was wonderful. Best meal we’ve had in a long time.

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vipAquaV
San Diego
151 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food here is ALWAYS amazing!!!
We did not love our server this visit though... she was below par the others we have had in past visits.
We will absolutely return... just hope to have a different server that’s a true representation of this fine dining establishment.

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ElaineM
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My favorite restaurant..Recommend it to all my friends

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