Market Restaurant and Bar

4.8
2731 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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Californian, Seafood
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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.
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Phone number
(858) 523-0007
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Carl Schroeder
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
El Camino Real
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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 2731 People Are Saying
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San Diego
32 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious! A nice treat for a visiting friend.

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ML
New England
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were visiting the Del Mar area for my birthday weekend and Marker was recommended. We will be back the next time we are in town. Food and drinks were amazing!

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c
San Diego
124 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Market Restaurant and Bar is our favorite restaurant and we always have dinner at this restaurant for all of our special occasions - Birthdays, Anniversaries, Graduations, etc. In our many years having dinner at the Market we have never been disappointed in any way.

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B
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We enjoy Market both as a fine dining destination and a stopover for lighter fare on our way to the Symphony.

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C
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 2

The food was outstanding but the place felt as if no time had gone into the very bland hotel. While our server was attentive, we did not appreciate that he poured our entire bottle of wine before our mains came and then tried to sell us another, nor that he tried to upsell us on our mains.

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R
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I were vacationing in San Diego for the first time from the east coast. Saw an article about your top 100 restaurants and Market was on the list. We were staying only 19 miles away. Our visit was one of many highlights of an extraordinary vacation.

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S
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always really really consistent and fabulous! And the amuse-bouche is a really sweet touch.

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AR
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant!!

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F
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant provided both excellent service and creative cuisine. Well worth the visit

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J
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 5

We have been coming to the Market for a few years and enjoy the fact the noise level is to where we can hear each other talk. The food although delicious; I barely knew they added black cod to my Entree and the protein in my husbands’ Entree was also very minimal. Neither of us are big eaters and would certainly not expect to leave hungry after ordering a salad, Entrees and dessert(s)
Totally disappointing.

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d
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding, per usual! We've never been disappointed by a meal here! This was an especially great dining evening as they were able to accommodate our request for a perimeter booth which made it a fantastic evening to catch up with old friends, definitely 5 stars!

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OT
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 2

Food was good, not extraordinary. Tenderloin was good but too salty. Waiters were friendly. The ambience was meh.

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OT
Palm Springs
9 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best always good

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b
London
110 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

One of two best dining experiences on a recent trip to Southern California. We had been here before and were not disappointing. The food is creative, beautifully presented with perfect service.

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l
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another fabulous Neal. Server, Christal, was great. One in our party has a serious food allergy and she took extra care.

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r
San Diego
25 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently O U T S T A N D I N G!!!!

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an incredible experience! Jennifer was amazing - recommended a fantastic bottle of wine and was a joy to talk to all throughout dinner. Food was incredible. Cannot say enough good things about Market.

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G
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All good. Appreciated the lower noise level. Conversation flowed easily All dishes were delicious

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m
San Diego
19 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have dined at Market many times since it opened about 10 or 11 years ago and have never been disappointed. Carl Schroeder is an incredibly talented chef who creates the most delicious dishes. He blends flavors in the most creative ways. The menu is ever changing, but he keeps many of his clients' favorites on a regular basis.
We feel so blessed to have this fabulous restaurant in our neighborhood and look forward to many more wonderful meals at Market.

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MS
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service as usual!

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JC
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best place to eat in San Diego Hands Down
Come here for every special occasion

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CA
San Diego
24 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Lovely! Felt a tad rushed by our waiter. Distracted and didn’t wait for me to finish my drink order. Was walking away before I could complete it and so my Husband had to go find him to clarify the order. Felt his distance throughout our meal. Unengaged. This was a disappointment. Everything else was fantastic. As always.

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DM
San Diego
24 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service outstanding. Food delicious. Liked the menu.

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l
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and ambience. I ordered a vegan tasting plate not on menu. Very nice!

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JM
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Every plate was beautifully presented and the food was delicious. The service was great as well, from the moment you walked in throughout the entire meal.

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d
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Don't understand a restaurant that includes casual in it's ad has a valet parking lot.

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G
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food and an attentive staff. My only recommendation is to have runners available to serve all the diners at each table at once. At a fine dining location like this it seemed very odd for the server to bring two plates and then have to go back to the kitchen for the other two plates. All the diners at a table should be served at the same time.

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JE
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Tenderloin was excellent. Grouper had an incredible froth.

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JD
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

The food was excellent. However the service was terrible.

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i
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have eaten at The Market more than once. Entree, appetizers and desserts are always creative and exceptionally delicious. The mini cornbread muffins are perfectly baked, not too much cornmeal or flour. Service is superb.

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San Diego
54 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A very accomplished restaurant, with clever flavorful dishes, and a very well curated wine list. Truly one of the few top tier restaurants in San Diego.

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j
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved our meal at the Market! The starters were so original, fresh, and well prepared. Our server was exceptional, arriving at just the right time, letting us sit and talk, clearing the dishes appropriately, etc.
We will be back soon!

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M
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service were stellar. Potions are large, amazing creative variety of things on the menu. Super place, will head back soon for sure.

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KT
San Diego
44 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another perfect birthday celebration. Market has been our go-to restaurant since they opened years ago. They have the most knowledgeable servers anywhere who can describe every dish or any of the wines. It’s always nice to have a quiet place to actually have a real conversation with your dining companion. Any of the entrees are great but my favorites are their soups and those wonderful amuse bouches. I usually order a fish dish because they really know how to cook it perfectly. But you can’t go wrong with any of the offerings.

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NR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Every time I go there I enjoy the food, everything that you ask for is delicious and well presented.
ambiance is good for special occasions and service is unbeatable and professional

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a
San Diego
17 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great treat to eat at The Market. Delicious food, great service and a satisfying experience. It is pricey, but worth it. Among our very favorite places to dine.

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s
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always!!!

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m
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always the best

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b
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and wine. Great for a special occasion or dinner anytime (if it fits in your budget).

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OT
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Family dinner. Great time. Great value.

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