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Fri, 4/20
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7:00 PM
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Market Restaurant and Bar

4.8
2514 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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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 2514 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.8
service
4.5
ambience
4.3
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Nothing to say really

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Excellent dinner with attentive service.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Best restaurant I have tried in San Diego.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Went for my birthday! It was lovely. The staff was fantastic - attentive but didn’t rush us. The food was spectacular! The grapefruit, avocado and pistachio salad was so different and special. All of the good was perfect and beautiful to look at as well as eat. And for dessert we got a delicious slice of carrot cake with a candle! How nice. Would recommend highly.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Great ambiance, great service, very attentive, our waiter just seemed to know when to come over. And of course dinner was delicious,such good flavors! Can’t wait to go back.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

I am not too crazy about the atmosphere, but the food was outstanding and the service was excellent. Deserves to be named one of San Diego’s best restaurants.

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3.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Food was mediocre at best. Too much flavors

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1.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Market Restaurant and Bar is a high end restaurant for people who have no experience of high end service and cuisine. The service was very aggressive with a considerable lack of discretion. Food was inconsistent, some of the appetizers were good but others marginal, the beef rib eye entre was almost inedible. Apparently, the head chef requests that guests submit their order altogether including dessert and discourages parsing out an order.
The restaurant is overrated and needs an overhaul on the quality of service and preparation of the offerings. The cuisine is a southern mixture of everything, mix and match mistakenly interpreted as a high end cuisine. Portions are big and overall it feels like comfort food.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

A most excellent meal - fresh ingredients, well-prepared, absolutely delicious! Well worth a visit. Not pretentious at all. Every course was great, with no item disappointing. Even the corn muffins in the bread basket were delicious. Waiter was friendly and attentive, but not too solicitous. Best meal we had in a week of dining in San DIego

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Outstanding in every respect.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Great meal, great service. Our favorite restaurant!!!

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Our overall experience was just okay with respects to the food. The steak was chewy and we added lobster as an add-on and it was a lot more pricy compared to its size than we expected. It was also very tough and chewy. The potatoes that came as side dish we didn’t like the tomato sauce garnish it didn’t seem to compliment the potatoes. The potatoes were very delicious just not with the tomato sauce garnish. The short ribs were very delicious. Service and ambiance was excellent!!

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Food was delicious for the most part except bass with crab. It wasn't a bad dish but I'm not sure what they were going for. Veal with cheek was definitely the highlight dish.
Service was on point, except that we had to wait almost half an hour for our entries to come after the appetizers, so we already lost appetite by the time they came.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

I love the black and white simple theme, great ambiance. We went there to celebrate our wedding anniversary and they seated us at a 2 top. We found it hard to hear each other and asked to move to where we could sit next to each other. Luckily the restaurant wasn't packed and they accommodated us and were so friendly about it!!
The food was incredible, every flavor was unique.
We were told that two of us could get out of there for about $200 without alcohol. But with 2 appetizers, 2 entrees, and 2 desserts our bill was at $160. We were pleased!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Everyone's food was amazing. We all enjoyed our starters, especially the salad with grapefruit and avocado, and each entree was perfect. The best part of all had to be the desserts though! Best dessert ever has to be the lemon semifreddo with fresh raspberries. I'll be back for that!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Fabulous ! Cozy with exceptional staff and a wonderful wine list

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Sublime. Everything was perfect...blue cheese souffle, avocado toasts and soup, spare ribs, and flourless chocolate torte. I will return in a heartbeat next time I am in town.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Friends birthday

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

We come to Del Mar every winter and always make a point of dining at The Market. The cuisine is outstanding - we are never disappointed. Always look forward to the chef's amuse-bouche - always very creative with flavours that enhance each other.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Could well be the best food in San Diego!!
Incredible Caesar Salad. Wow! What dressing!
And lovely succulent fish, with subtle seasonings. Perfect!
Great craft cocktails💋

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

We were given a gift certificate and The Market did not disappoint. Excellent service and food was the order of the night. A great example of this service...we joked with our server that our son was not getting any leftovers since we ate everything. Our server then came out with a little doggie bag of cookies/brownies for him...no charge, of course. Will definitely return for a nice special occasion!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

I've been here before about 3 years ago. It was great then, it's great now.

Oh yeah, their cornbread is nice too.

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4.0Dined on March 23, 2018

The food is always wonderful. Our waiter had a bit of an attitude at times which was a bit off putting and surprising as we've always had exceptional service.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Duck and Shortribs were excellent and paired very well with our wine. Berry sorbet at the end of the meal topped everything off nicely. Great dining experience.

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Excellent food. Dated interior.

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Eve at the bar was a great server. Very knowledgeable and pleasant. I started with the blue cheese soufflé , which was very good. I had the fish for my entree. My only comment on it was that, like many kitchens, they were a little liberal with the salt shaker. The flavors on their own don’t need any added salt. I had the flourless chocolate cake for dessert with buttermilk ice cream. The cake was good, but I didn’t enjoy the spicy sauce that accompanied it

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

We had a marvelous dinner as we always do dining at Market.
The flavors of Carl Schroeder's dishes are so wonderful.
A great mix of classic and modern cuisine.
We'll be back as always!

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

We have eaten at Market in the past with mixed results. We decided to give it another try. What a great experience. Menu had changed and was far more upscale. Food was incredible. Pace of presentation of the courses was spot on. Our waiter was so attentive and got all my food allergies correct. It is loud so if you have hearing issues, would recommend you ask in advance for a booth or table on the side of the restaurant rather than the center. Will put this restaurant at the top of my list next time I want to go out.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Best Restaurant in San Diego. Food Israel delicious and Service is outstanding

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3.0Dined on March 16, 2018

The time between our first course and main dish took way too long. Food and service was good though.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

We received attentive, knowledgeable service from Randy. Blue cheese soufflé was a great starter. Seared tuna and mushroom ravioli was amazing. Everyone was service-focused.

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4.0Dined on March 13, 2018

35 th wedding anniversary

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2018

I was online searching for a restaurant in Del Mar, and Market kept coming out on top. Met up with some friends who were locals who have been dined here before and confirmed that Market is one of the best restaurants in town.

It was busy for a Sunday night, but we had the perfect table in the back (#11) and it felt like we were the only people there. Such attention to detail, both in service (thank you Gavin!!) and food. Every dish was picture perfect. Almost too pretty to eat - but so glad we did.

A must do if you are in the area. Can't wait to come back.

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2018

Market is a truly exceptional restaurant with a great menu, value and an excellent staff. It is my favorite restaurant in all of southern California.

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2018

'twas my girlfiriend's birthday. Had flowers delivered to the restaurant, and there they sat with a birthday card from the staff! Service and food were outstanding. Amuse bouche, grapefruit and avocada salad, stripped bass with dungeness crab, flourless chocolate cake, and a slice of birthday cake - all excellent. A prior visit here found my mushroom ravioli way overly salty, but this time, all was perfection. The restaurant has the reputation for being one of the best dining experiences in Del Mar. This experience proved them correct.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Delicious, as always! My husband and I come here a few times a year. We would much rather go out to restaurants less often and spend the money on Market once every few months.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Chef Carl is amazing. Perfectly paired flavors. We always enjoy our meals.

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4.0Dined on March 2, 2018

We were amazed t the number of people working here, there was even a lady whose only job was to open the door for us! They were all very helpful, but with such great service it would have been nice to have someone take our coats to hang up so we didn't need to sit on them! The food was extremely tasty and mostly Asian fusion style, and the wine list was excellent. Although the number of menu choices is not enormous there is definitely something for everyone and vegetarians or people with special diets are well catered for. The desert with coffee bark was delicious and we asked if we could buy some! (No luck!) Each dish came out very quickly and we did feel rather rushed, so this s not really a restaurant for a lingering romantic meal. However we came out savoring the flavors we had experienced and feeling very satisfied.

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5.0Dined on February 27, 2018

All of our courses were outstanding. Very fresh and imaginative. Our waiter was knowledgeable and friendly. All together a great experience.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

I discovered this restaurant 5 years ago. And it’s always fantastic!!

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