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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
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4.9

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.9

service

4.8

ambience

4.6

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

99% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (64)
Fit for Foodies (61)
Good for Anniversaries (60)
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Creative Cuisine (59)
Good for a Date (56)
Good for Birthdays (44)
Local Ingredients (39)
Romantic (39)
Worth the Drive (37)
Notable Wine List (33)
Handcrafted Cocktails (32)
Neighborhood Gem (30)
Business Meals (29)
Seasonal (23)
Tasting Menu (22)
Bar Seating (21)
Quiet Conversation (20)
Fun (14)
Good for Groups (14)
Vibrant Bar Scene (14)
Authentic (13)
Hot Spot (13)
Cozy (12)
Happy Hour (12)
Healthy (11)
Organic (10)
People Watching (9)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Casual (4)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Vegan (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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 (San Diego)·Dined 4 days ago

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 4 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 7 days ago

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 7 days ago

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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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Fantastic service. Food is amazing!!!

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 3, 2017

This is my favorite all time restaurant. Innovative, beautifully presented, perfect ensembles of taste and texture, locally sourced, generous portions. Chef Carl knows his subject well and does not disappoint. Whether appetizer, salad, entre or dessert- and definitely you will want dessert, everything is a great pleasure to eat. Wait staff is friendly, enthusiastic, service oriented and knows the menu well. I was just in town three days and went two nights in a row. His cookbook is also wonderful!

Tags: Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 30, 2017

I've been here multiple times. It's excellent. I'm vegetarian. They have one main vegetarian entree which is changed regularly, and it is always excellent.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 30, 2017

My wife is a gourmet cook and we can be tough critics. It is not cheap but this is the best food in our view in San Diego county. It is also a restaurant that is not too noisy.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Fantastic restaurant with seasonal farm to table selections. Staff is friendly and helpful. Very healthy portions.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 29, 2017

It was amazing, as always.

The chef is hands down unbelievable and the service is fantastic. Still, the best restaurant in North County. Highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who wants to have a special evening that special someone or friends.

Thank you.

Gloria

Tags: Organic, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Bar Seating
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Great chef, great food, and great service. A San Diego gem.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

fantastic! We had heard great things about this restaurant and it lived up to the hype and exceeded our expectations.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Still among the very best in SD County. Great meal.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 21, 2017

When we walked into the place, you get an immediate lively vibe. The bar scene is vibrant, the staff friendly, and drinks were perfect. We were taken to a table right on time with our reservation. The dining area had a nice, trendy, upscale feel. The food was our only let down. It wasn't that it was terrible, and we couldn't partially enjoy it, but the chef tried too hard. When you add lots of sauce or salt, it masks the flavor of the food. The presentation was nice, but over the top in terms of the amount of different additions to a simple dish, and both of us felt our dishes were very saucy and disappointed.

Tags: People Watching, Good for a Date, Hot Spot
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We had a fabulous girls night with great service and great food. Thank you!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Amazing restaurant. Great cocktails. Great wine. Service was excellent.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 16, 2017

The Market was overall a great experience. We started with the pork shoulder soup, which had a little too much cumin for my taste, and the tuna tartare which was the highlight of the night.--Very fresh with addicting spicy pickles. For entrees my husband had the duck and I had the sole with Dungeness crab. Both were delicious, but a bit rich and over-sauces. We were too full for dessert, but it looked delicious.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Fantastic dining experience. Food and service were both exceptional. We were celebrating my wife's birthday and this made for a very special and memorable evening. We will absolutely be coming back.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 12, 2017

My favorite place of all time!! The best food and great service every time!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Wow! Food was amazing! Service might have been even better. Never had an empty glass. Presentation was spectacular. First time at Market from out of town and was one of the best meals I’ve had in a long time! Congrats!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 11, 2017

My dinner was outstanding and wait staff great. Looking forward to returning.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Organic
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