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About 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.

3702 Via de la Valle
Del Mar, CA 92014
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Californian, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Our bar opens daily for Cocktails at 5:00 pm.
Dinner is served nightly.
Sushi Served nightly in the Bar and Lounge.
Sunday - Thursday, 5:30pm - 9:30pm.
Friday - Saturday, 5:30pm - 10:00pm.

Cross Street:
El Camino Real

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(858) 523-0007

Website:
http://www.marketdelmar.com/

Parking Details:
Complimentary Valet.

Executive Chef:
Carl Schroeder

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Market Restaurant and Bar Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
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4.9

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.9

service

4.8

ambience

4.5

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

99% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (64)
Good for Anniversaries (58)
Creative Cuisine (57)
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Fit for Foodies (56)
Good for a Date (50)
Good for Birthdays (41)
Local Ingredients (40)
Romantic (36)
Worth the Drive (33)
Notable Wine List (29)
Neighborhood Gem (28)
Handcrafted Cocktails (27)
Business Meals (25)
Bar Seating (21)
Seasonal (20)
Quiet Conversation (19)
Tasting Menu (18)
Good for Groups (15)
Fun (12)
Cozy (11)
Happy Hour (11)
Healthy (11)
Hot Spot (11)
Vibrant Bar Scene (11)
Authentic (9)
Organic (9)
People Watching (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Great for Lunch (4)
Casual (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Vegan (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Live Sports (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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 (San Diego)·Dined 3 days ago

As we who love good food all know, Market is the finest restaurant in San Diego. With Chinos' incredible vegetables, always bright, new ways of using them and other foods, there is nothing like it between here and Los Angeles. How fortunate we are to have Carl Schroeder and his charming crew in our midst.

Tags: Fun, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Seasonal, Good Vegetarian Options, Organic
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 (San Diego)·Dined 4 days ago

This is one our favorite restaurants in San Diego County. The menu is always creative without being fussy. The preparation never disappoints and all details are always perfect. It is always perfect with an easy location. Make sure to make a reservation early.

Tags: Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined 7 days ago

Excellent service, and excellent food! The fish was cooked to perfection, as were the short ribs.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 10, 2017

What a treat! We feel extremely fortunate to have secured a reservation when our travel plans changed at the last minute. All four of us just raved about our evening, from the pre-dinner cocktails, our unique and delicious appetizers (the blue cheese shuffle with pears was unbelievable), and our entrees ...wow. Everything was so delightful, not a morsel was left on a plate. We will surely make the drive from Orange Co again soon.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

The taste of the food was overall good. I had the veal and it was a bit salty. My wife had the seared ahi and it was excellent. The service was also excellent. What caused this review not to be higher was that the portions were very small and it was very noisy. I get it that these days most entrees are in the $35 to $45 range for fine dining, but these portions were very small even by fine dining standards. A single small piece of veal and the ahi plate had small portions as well. As for the noise, we were in a back side table in the corner but you still had to yell to be heard.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 10, 2017

wonderful as usual! This restaurant keeps getting better and better, all meals were exceptional and service incredible

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 9, 2017

We eat here regularly as it has been a long standing favorite. The menu is always changing with a nice selection of foods. Everything always tastes wonderful and we have never had a mediocre selection.

Tags: Business Meals, Authentic, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on December 6, 2017

From the moment we arrived it was clear the staff was in a hurry to seat, serve & be rid of our table of four. The food was quite good, but I would not recommend going unless you want to eat good food quickly.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Best restaurant in San Diego for quality of foood. Have never had a bad meal.

Tags: Bar Seating, Live Sports, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Inventive. Creative. Transformational. A must-go when in Rancho Santa Fe!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Everything it was so perfect :) !!! Best restaurant

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Market is a great restaurant. Always a treat to eat here!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on November 30, 2017

Our family has been dining at Market since they opened, the food is exceptional and the service excellent. The have a nice bar area with big screen tv's and where you can get sushi, and for the quality of the food,and level of the whole experience the prices are reasonable.

Tags: Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Organic, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Healthy
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·Dined on November 28, 2017

Excellent service, excellent food. Best place to eat in San Diego

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·Dined on November 28, 2017

Phenomenal! The chef is amazing! Have the braised short ribs! You will love them!

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Seasonal, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Authentic
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

my boyfriend like there,whatever the food or the service.....To me,service is great,but the food is kind of salty for me. BUT OVERALL,I like there

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Not a better restaurant in all of San Diego county!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Market Restaurant and Bar is by far the best restaurant in all of North County. Nothing compares to it. My wife, who is a vegetarian, agrees completely!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Loved it. Great food but tables are very close and the waiter at the next table very loud!

But we love the food

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 18, 2017

This was my fifth visit to market and the general manager Anny and assistant general manager Amber all came to visit and had relatively long chats about the organization goals and how they maintain very high-quality. The squash soup was outstanding and my grouper was incredible. I highly recommend this restaurant that has maintained high quality and consistency across 11 years of service. The sezearc was one of the best Cocktails that I’ve had which was based on Remi Martin cognac.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Fabulous dining experience. Wouldn’t hesitate to go back to celebrate a birthday or anniversary again.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 17, 2017

This was our first visit to restaurant on recommendation from friends.
It was our anniversary dinner and was a very nice meal and enjoyable setting.
All servers and hostess knew it was out anniversary from the reservation and congratulated us.
There was a special slice of cake with candle to finish off a nice evening.
Not a place to go if in a rush, but to relax and enjoy!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Consistently creative, unpretentious and outstanding food. My family's favorite, not only in North County , but in all of San Diego.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 16, 2017

We were visiting from South Carolina and found Market on Eater. It was highly recommended so we tried it. The food, service, and wine list exceeded our expectations and we are picky. My wife and I give it two thumbs up.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Unique menu. Every bite delicious. And the wait staff thorough and professional. Pricey but worth it.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 15, 2017

The best restaurant experience I’ve had in San Diego. Staff was knowledgeable, friendly and professional. A trifecta. Food was excellent. I had the fuyu persimmon and satsuma salad. Hubby had the ceasear salad. Both great. Complimentary amuse Buche was wonderful. Duck and short ribs both prepared to perfection. Topped it off with a chocolate cake with pumpkin mouse between layers.
Good job!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Food as outstanding as always. The grapefruit and avocado salad was phenomenal as were the ribs!!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Fun, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Beyond sensational! Loved every bite and can’t wait to experience Market again. Thank you all.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The Market Restaurant and Bar is the Best Dining establishment in the Del Mar/Solana Beach/Rancho Santa Fe and surrounding areas. An outstanding menu that changes weekly with local ingredients, a well thought wine list and service that is almost perfect, there is not another restaurant to consider when you want the absolute best eating experience. Also, during race season at Del Mar you might see legendary horse trainer Bob Baffert, as we did this past Saturday.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Seasonal
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 10, 2017

This is truly a fine restaurant in every way from food to service.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Market is just fabulous every time. Service, ambience & food. Sat in the bar area for dinner...so cozy!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Chef continues to amaze!!!! The Short Rib Duo is one of the best dishes in the West Coast! Along with the Blue Cheese Soufle/Pear Salad, I was in heaven...

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Food very good. The Waldorf salad creative is a good way. Staff very attentive. Entree was great.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Market is an amazing restaurant for fresh ingredients and creative combinations. The soups we ordered were outstanding and our entrees were delicious. This is an expensive restaurant so I recommend it for special occasions but one can easily make a meal of the soups and a salad at the Bar in a casual Friday.

Tags: Organic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Local Ingredients
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 6, 2017

impeccable food in a chic modern setting
farm to table ethos
seafood cooked to perfection w/ a classic or asian twist, pot roast tender short ribs, blue cheese soufflés, we always find a new CA wine to add to our favorites list

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Louisville)·Dined on November 6, 2017

We attended The Breeders Cup and met with friends for dinner the night after. They agreed that this was the best place we had eaten in Del Mar area. It’s one of the best restaurants I’ve EVER eaten in.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Paleo Friendly, People Watching, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Was in town for the Breeder’s Cup and celebrating our anniversary. Started with cocktails. I had the “new” fashioned. A boozy grapefruit version of the old favorite. Great start. From there we had the avocado/grapefruit salad. Can’t say enough about the flavors of this salad. Pistachios, frisée, arugula and a citrus dressing. Wonderful! The butternut squash soup is not to be missed. With homemade sausage, the smoky flavors are incredible with the sweetness of the squash. For entrees we had the seared yellowfin tuna. We eat a lot of tuna and you may ask what can be so special about seared tuna, and all I can say is the have combined flavors of the tuna with some micro herbs and chili oil, that is almost beyond description. Incredible doesn’t adequately describe. Some of the best flavors and highest quality meals from start to finish. Well done!

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 (Houston)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Love The Market! Family vacation to Breeders Cup and dining option after the races. The food is good! The atmosphere is alive and energetic! Our server, Jeneane, was awesome! She was friendly, professional, engaging and efficient!

Tags: Late-night Find, Casual, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Visited from out of town and couldn't have been happier to have stumbled upon this restaurant. We choose this restaurant as it had high reviews amongst the Del Mar area options, however upon leaving we were all in agreement that it was one of the better restaurants that we had ever been to. The menu is very creative and unique, and the product does not disappoint. The staff was beyond friendly and professional, and the food was nothing short of excellent. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone and look forward to coming back next time I am in the area. The attention to detail on everything that Market does, from the menu to the service to the food itself is what puts this place over the top. You will not be disappointed eating here!

Tags: Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We just loved this place, the service is great and food always fantastic and not pretentious, price reasonable for upscale dining.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Creative Cuisine
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