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Market Restaurant and Bar

4.7
4.7
2881 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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Additional information

  • 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.

  • Phone number

    (858) 523-0007

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Carl Schroeder

  • Private party facilities

    Semi-private dining available.

  • Private party contact

    Annie Lawrence: (858) 523-0007

  • Neighborhood

    Del Mar

  • Cross street

    El Camino Real

  • Parking details

    Complimentary Valet.

  • Additional

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

What 2,881 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.7
4.7 based on all time ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  1. VK

    VKlipper

    Washington DC

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always an amazing meal at Market! We go every time we are in San Diego. It’s worth the ride!!!
  2. b

    bleset

    San Diego

    179 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    179 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very innovating dishes with great taste. You won't get bored here. There is something for everybody and all dishes are expertly prepared. Great wine list and exceptional service. Well run machine
  3. CB

    CharlesB

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2019

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Food was outstanding maybe as good as I have every had and that includes the French Laundry. Service was not as good as the food a little slow.
  4. FF

    FrequentFlyer

    San Diego

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Service was a bit slower than previous visits and entres took longer than expected (based on experience at Market) to come out of the kitchen. Food was, as always, excellent. My wife's gluten allergy was forgotten (waiter asked when we arrived as they always do) when the restaurant brought out a cake based desert to celebrate our aniversary - somebody dropped the ball.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    One of the best meals I’ve had. Creative dishes. Friendly attentive wait staff.
  6. RL

    RelaxLiveRight

    San Diego

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We went to Market to celebrate my wife's birthday. Market is one of our favorite restaurants. The food is always great. The decor of the restaurant is lacking (needs a refresh) but the food is amazing. We both did the tasting menu and I have to tell you it ranks up there with the few times I've eaten at Addison. Since the portions are bigger at Market I would say it was my best dining experience in the 5 years we have lived in San Diego. We will certainly visit again but really wish they gave the place a face lift.
  7. S

    Steve

    Chicago

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal. Food was excellent.
  8. DM

    DieterM

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2019

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    The unpleasant part of this evening for me was that the A/C was blowing directly on my shoulders all evening long and there was no way of getting away from it. And believe me I always love A/C everywhere I go.
  9. VJ

    VJM1

    San Diego

    33 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The “complimentary valet” is a confusing concept... you still want to tip the valet, but who carries cash these days? So just be prepared to bring cash so you can tip the valet. Hostess was not warm, as a hostess should be. However, the waiters were exceptional! Thank you. Very friendly. I don’t think management should require them to memorize specials of the day, as it comes across very rehearsed, awkward, and off-putting. Save them the embarrassing stress & just write it on a simple menu card. I love a dark, cozy ambiance & this place is that exactly. The food was good but I noticed on the tasting menu the same base sauces and ingredients were repeated a few times. If you don’t like salmon, don’t order the trout... it tastes identical. The Cabernet braised short rib was insanely delicious. I was accidentally given a restaurant week menu & the manager was kind enough to honor the discounted prices on the menu I was presented with. Thank you. Very generous gesture. Some of the side panel wood near my table was very dusty (attention to cleanliness details always appreciated), and there were a few annoying gnats buzzing around that I had to keep swatting away & this interfered with my relaxed dining mood.
  10. P

    Pamela

    San Diego

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always an amazing experience eating at Market. Food is truly awesome!!
  11. m

    mike

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just outstanding. The food is the best in town.
  12. f

    foodnwinelvr

    San Diego

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Market is in my top two restaurants in San Diego! Always delicious, service is great, a fabulous experience. My only wish is that some of the tables were a little bit further apart so we don't hear every word of the conversation next to us. Of course, this will not keep us from returning again and again for Chef Schroeder's amazing cuisine!
  13. w

    webefine

    San Diego

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are never disappointed. The food is amazing matched only by the service.
  14. SC

    SusanC

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2019

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Food was salty. Our main dish came late. I will not come back again. It's our 2nd time here.
  15. TM

    TomM

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    PROBABLY THE BEST RESTAURANT WE HAVE VISITED IN SAN DIEGO...AND WE HAVE VISITED QUITE A FEW. FOOD WAS JUST OUTSTANDING! WOULD LIKE IT EVEN BETTER IF IT WAS A BIT LESS EXPENSIVE.
  16. E

    Exhigirl

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2019

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    I really think the food is way too salty. Too saucy, drenched in sauce, to be honest. If you claim to use great ingredients, let the flavor shine through.
  17. CC

    CheersCharlie

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This is one the few restaurants in San Diego that we go to if we want a special treat. We partook of the SD Restaurant Week menu and it was outstanding, beautifully plated and wonderful flavors. No skimping on quality. The waiter was respectful and knowledgeable. Highly recommend.
  18. MA

    MariA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We were impressed by the way you creat each dish- subtle but colorful balance of the well chosen ingredients! Particularly blue cheese soufflé. Only one disappointment was the beef for the main- it was a little too salty and was the sauce, too. Other than that all great and we will come back in future.
  19. MB

    MichaelB

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Über Jahre hinweg konsistent bestes Restaurant in San Diego. Wir wurden noch nie enttäuscht. Immer innovativ, wunderbare Zutaten und wunderbaren Kreationen. Service regelmäßig ausgezeichnet. Großes Restaurant mit vielen Gästen und trotzdem logistisch perfekt organisiert.
  20. B

    Biewel

    Las Vegas

    83 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    83 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Dinner for 4 during restaurant week. Arrived a bit early waited at the bar and were seated promptly at the reservation time. The dining room is set up nicely and (kudos) for once no stupid tables. The place was busy but the noise level moderate!! Food overall was excellent - an interesting take on a tuna tartar, excellent corn soup with smoked port. Entrées were trout, duck and beef tenderloin - all very well prepared - portions very adequate. Desserts yummy. Attentive, efficient and polite service!!!! Bar selection OK - not really great and along with the wine list insanely overpriced. A clear indication that they are catering to the Rancho Santa Fe crowd. In all a very enjoyable evening and will visit again when in the area
  21. e

    eva5

    San Diego

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We really enjoyed the food and the service was excellent. We will return for next restaurant week.
  22. RJ

    RandyJ

    San Diego

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ate off the restaurant menu with wine pairing. Great food, and our waiter was outstanding. Expensive, but still great value.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always love Market and this was no exception. Delicious.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service, as always at this gem of a restaurant!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Have eaten here many times... thought the food was heavy on the salt as did everyone else. Two meals were fish, two were beef. This has never occurred before. We were disappointed as the the food has always been perfectly seasoned...the desserts and wine pairings were wonderful.
  26. MH

    MelissaH

    San Diego

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite restaurant in San Diego! The food was and is always amazing. Service is top notch!
  27. VS

    VivienneS

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the atmosphere , food, service. They’re truly professional . Enough waiters so you don’t feel left out. My favorite 😄👍
  28. DM

    DeMaloney

    San Diego

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simple put, there is no other restaurant like Market. The food is always delicious and unique. Its our favorite place to dine.
  29. f

    foodiegirl123

    San Diego

    46 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Restaurant week and date night. All was amazing but the tenderloin was too salty. The wine pairing was great. The green apple sorbet and berry dessert were amazing. The pear salad was to die for!
  30. SD

    SanDiegoFoodies

    San Diego

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We dined during Restaurant Week and had a great experience. Nice selection of starters, entrees and deserts. Our waiter was terrific. The wine pairings were not quite as well paired as in the past, but were still interesting. Of course, we'll keep coming back to this marvelous restaurant.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect and delicious
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday - was wonderful!
  33. SM

    SusanM

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best restaurant in the San Diego area. The freshest ingredients, exquisite on the palate, awesome wines.....Market has it all!
  34. RH

    RudyH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2019

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Went to the Market for my wife’s birthday - overall an enjoyable evening. We started with the corn soup (great) and burrata cheese & peach salad (good) - we then shared the forest mushroom ravioli (good but incredibly rich & salty) and the grilled beef tenderloin/lobster combo - the tenderloin was again much too salty. Both my wife and I left with a lingering salty aftertaste and told the waiter as much. The waiter was very attentive & we appreciated the birthday dessert - just cut back on the copious amounts of salt.
  35. JA

    JimA

    Salt Lake City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great staff and food!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    great neighborhood favorite. we order the market salad (off the menu). the fig salad was very good. duck special was excellent.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good service and staffs, Amazing cuisine!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a delicious meal. Party of four and we each ordered a different app and entree so that we could try a variety of menu items. Everything was wonderful. Best meal we’ve had in a long time.
  39. AV

    AquaV

    San Diego

    210 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    210 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food here is ALWAYS amazing!!! We did not love our server this visit though... she was below par the others we have had in past visits. We will absolutely return... just hope to have a different server that’s a true representation of this fine dining establishment.
  40. EM

    ElaineM

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    My favorite restaurant..Recommend it to all my friends

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Market Restaurant and Bar is rated 4.7 stars by 2881 OpenTable diners.

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    El Camino Real

  • Neighborhood

    Del Mar

  • 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.

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Californian, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Complimentary Valet.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • 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

  • Phone number

    (858) 523-0007

  • Private party facilities

    Semi-private dining available.

  • Private party contact

    Annie Lawrence: (858) 523-0007

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