Market Restaurant and Bar

4.8
2874 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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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j
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best food in San Diego!

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DR
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of the best meals I have ever had!

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OT
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating our 1st Wedding Anniversary in all ways was spectacular.

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M
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Market is usually wonderful. Tonight was a great disappointment. The salad was delicious but the lamb dinner was way over salty. Everything on the plate just tasted of salt and nothing else. The waitress never came to check how things were. I ate what I could as service was slow and they were very busy. When I mentioned at the end that the food was way too salty she was snippy and unpleasant. I doubt I would go back.

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CB
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food, such a treat, and great service!

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OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Most delicious pairings! Every bite delightful!

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OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful !!!

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K
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Four of us ordered different entrees and they were all exceptional!

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Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 2

We sat at the bar for a casual evening. The service was terrible. We asked for a wine recommendation and the bar tender actually laughed. The people beside me had an extremely long wait for their food and when they told the server they had a time constant they were insulted. If you want to be treated like you don’t deserve to be someplace, this is the spot for you.

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NC
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We dine at many of SD’s finest restaurants but always vote Market the BEST!

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N
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, excellent food and attentive staff

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DM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome!!!!
The best!
Love this place!!!
This restaurant always has great flavors- and great service!

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JK
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So happy we had dinner again at the market, consistently fabulous and I would definitely recommend.

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M
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Excellent service, very good food. Reservations a must.

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J
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Great service and super friendly folks from the moment we were greeted, to our waitress and the Other supporting cast.
The salads were super good and vibrant. Food was very good and “cuisine nouvelle” style (meaning fancy but small portions).
Found the decor very dark for our taste. Other than that, it was a great experience and the noise level was low which pleasantly gave us the opportunity to talk to each other without yelling :-)

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KH
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best food experiences in San Diego. Absolutely delicious from the bread to the salad to the appetizers and entrees and dessert, excellent! For special occasions, book your reservation well in advance.

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BN
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

The time between completing the appetizers and getting the main course was TOO long.

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PG
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service, outstanding cuisine, outstanding atmosphere like always!

From the the valley parking, to the reception at the entrance, to the welcoming bar (Eve is the best bartender ever!!!) and to the dining room, the service is impeccable and always so friendly!!!

We love MARKET!!

Philippe and Gigi

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SN
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great meal. Everything was really tasty and the portions were just right. A great place to go for a special occasion. I have been to this restaurant before, but not in a while. It seems to have gotten even better than it was before.

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OT
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Pretty much perfect. A touch noisy, but a small thing. Good, staff and ambiance just terrific!

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R
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always an amazing experience

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JS
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently amazing. We go there on average twice a month and have never been disappointed. Eve is an amazing bartender with new creations made with seasonal fruit.

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KS
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every bite was incredible. Two delicious amuse bouche. One was a spicy shrimp skewer and the second a play on a fruity mimosa with berries, champagne and sorbet. We started with a smoked salmon appetizer that was basically a lox and cream cheese bagel taken to a whole different level. The black cod and scallop entrees were both excellent as well. Only complaint was they were out of the ribeye that we had been eyeing while previewing the menu over drinks at the bar. Service was perfect as well from the complimentary valet to the various members of wait staff that took care of us.

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MO
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food!

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CG
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every aspect was simply flawless! We loved it!

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OT
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal. Very memorable

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

We love the market. But we felt Spencer was a bit obnoxious and belittling. We def will make sure not to have him next time. We dine there frequently. Food was great as always.

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SM
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Love this place! Great food, bar and service. Romantic dining room with a hopping bar area which also serves dinner.

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AC
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Some of the best food I’ve ever had without a doubt.
Definitely going back! Everything was very impressive and worth the extra money.

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c
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

too spicy ( most dishes) or too much added to the main course (one food or sauce). other than that
great. I always order a first course, and Cod......it's fabulous!

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B
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

No doubt still one of the best restaurants in San Diego: excellent food, perfect service, beautiful ambiance. Two minor complaints: some of the tables are too small and too close together, and a tasting and/or wine-pairing menu was not being offered.

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OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was never better

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m
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Wonderful menu selection. Solid service, great food.

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S
London
35 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb from start to finish. Brilliant service for an engaging and knowledgeable server (thank you Edwin), perfect advice on wine (thank you Alex). So good we went two nights in a row!

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g
San Diego
86 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice restaurant, food was fabulous. From the complimentary appetizer, to entree and dessert, everything was wonderful. Eye rolling dishes. Vodka martini with blue cheese stuffed olives, best I've had in a while! For an appetizer we had the blue cheese souffles with strawberry rhubarb toast and the roasted duck with duck confit. Really terrific. All in, about $125 per person, alittle on the pricey side. That includes 1 martini and two glasses of wine.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Overall very great experience. Service was spot on for a restaurant of this caliber. Two fish dishes were amazing. The appetizers were even better. Only downside to the food was the butterscotch dessert was way too salty from the toffee. A tad less on the salt and everything was extremely well done.

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W
San Diego
66 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A stunning array of flavors, complemented by the attentive and friendly service. An excellent restaurant with many lovely touches.

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TC
San Diego
28 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow. Can't believe it took me so long to finally try Market. It far exceeded my expectations. From start to finish, everything was artful, creative, flavorful, beautifully presented. Service was on point, and the ambiance was warmer than it looked from the photos. Very possibly my new favorite gourmet restaurant in San Diego. Worth every penny!

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GW
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

We had a reservation but for some inexplicable reason they wouldn't seat us until the other couple arrived. Then we still had to wait. OK. Finally seated at a nice table, service was slow. Took quite a while to flag waiter down to get drinks. Waiter was friendly but there was a lot of high pressure upselling which we all found really annoying. Example: "The kitchen is running really slow tonight. It could be 40 minutes until your food comes out, so why don't you order some starters while you wait?" Seriously? The restaurant didn't look insanely slammed and we hadn't even ordered, so what kind of place is running that far behind and warns you like that? We passed on the starters, and wouldn't you know it! The entrees were out in about 20 minutes. He also pressed on bottled water, bottles of wine instead of glasses, etc. Then he never came back to check on us - I guess if you don't order fancy bottled water, starters, or more than a couple of glasses of wine, you are not worthy of good service. We were going to order dessert but by the time we could get his attention again, we were ready for the check. With so many amazing places opening in North County, with friendly and welcoming service, why bother going back to those restaurants stuck in the snooty dark ages?

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W
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is by far the best restaurant in the San Diego area!

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