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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

4.3

Noise

Moderate

99% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (54)
Good for Anniversaries (53)
Creative Cuisine (53)
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Fit for Foodies (50)
Good for a Date (40)
Good for Birthdays (35)
Local Ingredients (34)
Worth the Drive (31)
Notable Wine List (30)
Romantic (28)
Handcrafted Cocktails (26)
Neighborhood Gem (25)
Business Meals (21)
Bar Seating (20)
Tasting Menu (16)
Quiet Conversation (15)
Seasonal (15)
Good for Groups (11)
Cozy (9)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Authentic (8)
Fun (8)
Healthy (8)
Hot Spot (8)
Organic (8)
Happy Hour (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
People Watching (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Casual (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Live Sports (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Vegan (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

Service was outstanding, they really went out of their way to make sure we felt welcome and comfortable. The manager came by to chat and there were two servers that kept checking in with us.

Food was very good and clearly was carefully prepared. I wouldn’t say the mains were outstanding or innovative. The duck, the miso cod, both prepared very well but not remarkable considering the price and the expectations the restaurant seems to set for itself.

The beet and citrus salad was great, and the tuna tartare was probably the most interesting thing we had. I would return to sit at the bar for a cocktail and the tuna tartare but probably wouldn’t stay for dinner next time. I would rather save my money for a trip to Chez Panisse for some truly remarkable market-themed food.

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 (San Diego)·Dined 2 days ago

A nice variety of food choices, from starters to entree's. Portions are what you'd expect at a French restaurant...so have a starter because your dinner will not satiate a hungry appetite.
Wonderful selection of Sommelier choice wines that you won't find in many restaurants...it's fun to try something new from another country.
No surprise, the hamburgler did not enjoy his dinner, the Prime beef short ribs, so my husband traded his skirt steak and they were both happy. I enjoyed the lamb, though, I preferred to eat it without the sauce. I tried the sweet pea salad, the domestic prosciutto was delicious. I think our server, Matt, said it was from Tennesee and they called it Tennesciutto, lol.
Matt was fun and knew how to describe the food, how it was prepared and what to expect. Overall, the service was good...I poured my own wine, twice, but our water was never empty.
We've eaten out a lot and this was definitely one of the most expensive dinners we've had...all the while not ordering anything more or less than we normally do.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

They were extremely accommodating to my dietary needs and it was delicious.

Tags: Special Occasion, Organic, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 6 days ago

Excellent experience from valet, to hostesses, to the team of servers at our table. We had a few questions about meeting items that were answered perfectly. Special shout out to the primary server arranging the bottle of Fonseca '77 to be presented at our table after we ordered a glass!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Excellent food, excellent service (attentive but never intrusive). We had a terrific meal, and everyone kept wishing us Happy Anniversary! I wish we'd have known that they would give us an anniversary dessert; we wouldn't have ordered dessert. But that's not much of a complaint. We had a wonderful time.

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Phenomenal. Truly the best restaurant in San Diego right now. Elevated dining with great service and no pretension.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 5, 2018

We went there recently to celebrate our 15 year anniversary. We were greeted by the manager with congratulations and a nice card! Food was good but our server did not tell us about that night’s specials. After we ordered we overheard another table being told the specials, steak and lobster. That was the kind of meal I was wanting and would have ordered if I had known but instead I had to settle for chicken. We were told that we couldn’t order sushi in the dinning room by our server but the table next to us (different server) ordered sashimi??? Also at the end the server asked us if we wanted dessert so we ordered the carrot cake. After we ordered our dessert we were given a complimentary dessert for our anniversary. It would have been nice to know that the complimentary one was coming before we ordered. Presentation was excellent and the food quality was high. For the price the tables are too close together and we felt we couldn’t have a private conversation (similar to the Cheesecake Factory). Sadly it could have been so much better if our service would have been good.

Tags: Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Excellent food and service!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Service was spectacular and the food was delicious. We were not rushed in any way but enjoyed our time at table talking and enjoying our conversation.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 30, 2017

The Market never disappoints. Always good. The server was very good about recommending a wine by the glass as my husband and I had a cocktail first and I wanted white and he red. The
starters are a bit pricey but delicious

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We were very disappointed with our dinner that night:
1. How long it took for our waiter to take our order. The manager came by and asked how we were doing and she took our order.
2. Our entrees were just okay—not bad enough to send back. We definitely did not take the leftovers home.

Note: The blue cheese soufflé was delicious!

We have eaten at Market 3 times in the past 3 months and the food and service were wonderful. It was my new favorite restaurant.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Everything was absolutely fantastic and they even brought out a special dessert for our anniversary.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Tasting Menu
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Great dinner and service. I would travel 150 miles to eat here. Oops I just did. I wish they were in LA.
The service was very good and professional.
The dishes were incredibly delicious.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 25, 2017

The Market is our "go to" for special occasions. We have never been disappointed with the food or service. The chef does a great job making the menu interesting, yet keeping the best items. The foie gras is always a must!

Tags: Fun, Cozy, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Always consistently great, on all levels. An all-time favorite.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Menu is always changing to accommodate local fresh ingredients. I appreciate the way the chef is able to use interesting ingredients that work together. One item you can't go wrong with are the short ribs!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Family in town

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Everything about the restaurant is great - service, drinks as well as the food. Every dish we tried was fresh, full of flavors and yummy!

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Came for a birthday. Shared the Hamachi Appetizer.
Both my husband and I had the Miso salmon. Melted in your mouth. Really enjoyed Market. Will def be back!!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Excellent meal & service. Although my last experience was not ideal this time was well worth it. I wish that I had returned sooner.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 15, 2017

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 on December 14, 2017

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 on December 11, 2017

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 10, 2017

Excellent food and service but it was very slow getting food from the kitchen.

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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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