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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

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4.8

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.8

ambience

4.5

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (58)
Good for Anniversaries (56)
Fit for Foodies (51)
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Creative Cuisine (51)
Good for a Date (46)
Notable Wine List (36)
Local Ingredients (33)
Worth the Drive (33)
Good for Birthdays (31)
Romantic (30)
Neighborhood Gem (29)
Handcrafted Cocktails (24)
Bar Seating (23)
Business Meals (23)
Quiet Conversation (15)
Seasonal (13)
Tasting Menu (13)
Vibrant Bar Scene (13)
Fun (10)
Cozy (9)
Healthy (9)
Hot Spot (9)
Good for Groups (8)
Organic (8)
Authentic (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Happy Hour (6)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Late-night Find (3)
People Watching (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Vegan (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Casual (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Live Sports (1)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 15 hours ago

Amazing Time great service

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 (San Diego)·Dined 16 hours ago

Food was absolutely amazing!! Everything on your plate had its own taste and surprise, every bite was a party for your taste buds, I just can’t say enough about how amazing every thing we tried. We all had something different and tasted everything. If you want an amazing dining experience this is the place. The staff are absolutely incredible, friendly not pushy attentive yet not a bother, perfect service. I would recommend this place to anyone, it was definitely one of my top 5 best dining experiences and I am a total foodie, trust me it was amazing!! Make sure you get the soup, no matter what it is, the chef takes great pride in his soups and you can certainly taste it, it is probably one of the best things to ever enter your mouth, definitely a place that will not disappoint anyone, perfect dining experience.

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 (San Diego)·Dined 3 days ago

My favorite restaurant in San Diego. Always has great food and superb service!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Diego)·Dined 5 days ago

This place has a magic to it. The food is fantastic and the ambience is perfect. Love the fact that it’s not echoey and reverberant. This makes such a difference. Very classy.

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 (San Diego)·Dined 5 days ago

Stellar on every level. Execution of dishes, service, specialty cocktails, unbelievable flavors, stellar, stellar, stellar! The best San Diego has to offer and then some; in my top three restaurants world wide.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Vegan, Organic, Bar Seating, Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Kid-friendly, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Hot Spot, Tasting Menu, Cozy, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 6 days ago

Great fine dining spot...food was very good. Ambience was a little unique but fine. A little pricey.

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 (San Diego)·Dined 6 days ago

World class food and service, interesting menu items, Market Del Mar is our go-to place for special occasion dinners. Everything on the plate is delicious and artfully arranged without being overly precious. We have never been disappointed and look forward to our next dinner there.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Organic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Diego)·Dined 7 days ago

It was about very good experience. It was our anniversary and I wish we were seated at a more private table.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Best meal all year! The food quality and variety makes it worth the trip and dealing with slightly slow service and moderate noise level. Definitely great for special occasion and will be looking to next visit.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 11, 2018

We went for my my husbands birthday. We got amazing service and have a very unique experience with the farm to table style menu. We absolutely loved it!

Tags: Romantic, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Tapas
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Exquisitely prepared food served by professional staff in an energizing environment. You owe it to yourself to dine here several times per year. Enjoy!

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·Dined on February 11, 2018

This restaurant is a gem!! Everything we ordered was amazing, not to mention beautifully presented. The service is outstanding as well. Finally a restaurant my husband and I BOTH love!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Paleo Friendly, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The best meal in San Diego in my opinion. Wife and I come here frequently - alone and with friends. I've never had anything on the menu that I wasn't absolutely thrilled with - soups, salads, meat, fish - all fantastic. Wait staff is always great. Bartenders and bar staff equally good. Nice wine list and a very helpful, knowledgable sommelier (Alex). This is our go to place for everyday and special occasions.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fun, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Gluten Free Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

starting with the most comfortable seats I have ever experienced, and through to the food (beginning with a terrific amuse bouche) and service, it was all superb. A great deal of effort, thought, planning and successful execution is really notable.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Took friends from Annapolis, MD here and they were extremely impressed. Three of us had lamb, and 2 of us had COD. The miso Cod is memorable and worth a trip just for this dish!
Great service, great pacing.

Also had the avocado grapefruit salad which was wonderful.

Our guest raved about the soup... looked like artichoke or something.
Great evening. Market never disappoints!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Business Meals
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·Dined on February 4, 2018

The food was extremely salty - tenderloin and tenderloin & short rib. In addition, the plate was "messy" (not dirty). Everything seemed mixed together.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Market Restaurant is it! Nothing like it in San Diego. Strongly recommend.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Market is one of the best dining experiences in the USA. I had the yellow tuna which was out of this world. I visit the San Diego area about 6 times a year and always go to Market!! A big hello to Alex and the team. They all do a fantastic job. Already looking forward to my next visit to Market!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Anniversary.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Always been my fave restaurant almost in the whole USA Can't miss

Tags: Healthy, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Fun, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Last night of Restaurant Week. Delicios food. The cauliflower soup was probably the best soup I have ever eaten. There were so many distinct yet harmonious flavors and there was a large portion of lobster included not just a garnish. Hubby said the blue cheese soufle was excellent with strong blue cheese flavor.
Two of us had the duck breast and leg confit. They really enjoyed the kumquat sauce. One had the miso cod and thought it was excellent. The skirt steak and potato was the least popular dish of the evening with the potatoes disapointing.
Desserts were lovely. The lemon poppy seed cake with fresh citrus was very refreshing after a rich meal. The chocolate mousse cake and peanut butter ice cream was rich and delicious.
Service was friendly and attentive.
Very happy all around.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 27, 2018

My husband and I ordered a cauliflower soup with spiced lobsters, a Blue cheese souffle for starters. The souffle was exquisite , the flavor combinations were unique and strongly recommend it. We got sea bass and duck confit for our main course. We were delighted by the quantity and dint expect that much food to be in our plate at all! Both the dishes were great. The sea bass was served on a bed of mashed potatoes, tangy sauce, citrus fruit, pickled Capers and more. Such unique amalgamation of flavors!! For our dessert , we had a bittersweet chocolate mousse served with caramelized banana and hazelnut ice cream and a lemon crema served with frozen yogurt, citrus fruits, with toasted almonds. The later was a recommendation and we totally agree on that. We were told the menu keeps changing. Totally recommend this place for unique palate. Great to be there for your special occasions(they treat you really well) and also because it's expensive! The ambiance is quiet and the lighting is great so that it doesn't hurt your eye but just the table is bright! We dint opt for the wine pairing but got a cocktail each and were priced at 13.5$. We could say the ingredients were fresh and flavors just came right through. Summing up, we had a great time at the Market Restaurant.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Hands down the best restaurant in San Diego. Consistently awesome. The menu never disappoints and the staff is superb. Jeannine is our go to server and has become a necessary part of our Market experience which we try to have as frequently as possible.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Best restaurant in the city!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We have been here over a dozen times and love Market. We were lucky enough to get reservations during restaurant week. The food and service were just as good we have experienced in our prior visits. Flavors and plating are wonderful.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Lovely. Excellent food. Amazing ambiance. 100% would recommend

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 26, 2018

It's honestly the best restaurant in San Diego, hands down.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 26, 2018

We went for restaurant week and were very happy with the menu. We brought our own bottle of wine which was overkill because the wine pairing that accompanied the meal was excellent. I also like the high end alcohol available for cocktails. My only complaint was that the server took my bottle of wine and decanted it somewhere else out of my line of sight and then brought it back. I still gave them 5 stars because I know it was my wine but I have never had this happen at a high end restaurant. Highly recommend this place

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Fabulous as always!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 26, 2018

We went for restaurant week and everything was DELICIOUS! Kristen our server was great! We will definitely come again (it was our first time).

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Simply put, a restaurant during "restaurant week," with a limited menu, should be showing its "A" game. The cauliflower soup was excellent, and my girlfriend's miso black cod also very good, but my mushroom ravioli was saltier than the Salton Sea. The carrot cake dessert was dry and uninspired, and the lemon cake mediocre. Sorry. Not good, and would not recommend.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Went here during restaurant week. It has been on our list of places to try for a while. The restaurant is east of Del Mar about 0.5 miles from I5. Great valet parking on the outside. Cozy setting on the inside. This is a fairly large restaurant but not at all noisy.

We all had the restaurant week menu and the matching wine. We chose soup, salad, ... for starters and fish, steak and duck for entrees. We had citrus selection, chocolate mousse, and carrot cake for dessert.

The food was fantastic all around and the matching wines were all chosen with care. The service had just the right level of attention. A great experience and we hope to go back soon

Tags: Authentic, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Amazing food, amazing staff, amazing service each and every time I visit this great restaurant. Ask for Jill behind the bar. She’s a rock star.

David and Monika

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 25, 2018

We dined here during Restaurant Week and it was fantastic! Impeccable service and flawless food! We got a great deal with the special menu and it had lots of choices. I had the petrale, beet salad, and carrot cake. Two others had the skirt steak and chocolate mousse with smoked salmon as a starter and the homemade sausage as another. Everything was perfect. The salad was my favorite.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Wonderful first time at Market, definitely impressed by the food and service. We will be back for sure! The cauliflower soup was scrumptious as well as my sole entree.
Fabulous selection of wine too.
Can’t wait to go back!!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 24, 2018

It was market week a bad idea for this restaurant to participate in that....my opinion of it has been spoiled

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Outstanding all around. Only fair comment from my wife, "Just a touch too much spice".

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Food and service outstanding...menu varied, food presentation appealing and tastes are excellent. always happy to dine there.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Market is without a doubt the best restaurant in the San Diego area. The food is always delicious and the presentation is lovely, the service is attentive without being intrusive or rushed, the bar scene is vibrant but not noticeable from the dining area, and the wines recommended by the server(s) is always spot on.

Tags: Hot Spot, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 22, 2018

One of the best and my favorite in San Diego. This was restaurant week, but the dishes are just as exciting, interesting and delicious as any day. Service is superb and runs like clockwork

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients
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