Bistro du Marché by Tapenade

4.8
833 Reviews
$31 to $50
French
Bistro du Marche is open 6 days for diner and outdoor seating only under the new order for outdoor dining only. Tuesday Through Sunday. Closed on Mondays. To view dine in menu:
Bistro du Marché is accepting orders for Takeout, Curbside and Delivery. Closed on Mondays. https://bistrodumarche.net/menus/
Takeout Operation: Opening hours: Tuesday Thru Saturday. Place your order as early as 11.00 am - Latest pick up at 8.00 pm.
To view our Takeout menu log on to https://bistrodumarche.net/online-takeout-and-delivery-menu/ or send an email to smdiot@gmail.com and you will be added to our daily email correspondence featuring the most updated menu.
To place your order please give us a call at: 858-551-7500 Ext 1.
Deliveries are handled by our own staff. 10% Gratuities is added to the final check.
Thank you for your support. We do our best to help and satisfy your needs.

Support Bistro du Marché by Tapenade during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

Featured specials

Select a special by choosing a date, time and party size

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Nov 25, 2021

Bistro du Marché offers a 3-course-multi-choice-menu available for $65 and $28/child age 12 and under. Crafted following Thanksgiving tradition with a French twist. Non stop service with Opening Hour 11.30am to 6.45pm. Reservation advised.

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Dec 24, 2021

Celebrating Christmas Eve with a flavorful celebratory mini carte.

What 833 people are saying
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vipMelissaG
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I LOVE this place! service is exceptional, food is rich and the ambiance lends itself to having a conversation with others at the table.

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Michaelc
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Birthday dinner for my wife. Wait staff super. “The floating island dessert” with the birthday inscription on the plate was definitely a very nice wrapup for a wonderful dinner I had the coq au vin which was absolutely awesome I sucked it to the bones and everybody enjoyed their dinners of fillet mignon and pom frites. All kinds of good stuff so it was awesome and I would highly recommend the lemon tart.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Excellent!

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NoelF
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Specifically asked maitre for dairy free meal. Confit arrived on mashed potatoes.
Duck Confit was crisp but dry and overly salty. Vegetables replaced with runny ratatouille, instead of steamed vegetables. Poor form for an upscale French restaurant.

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LindaK
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ate outside so very enjoyable. Service very attentive and food was delicious.

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RicardoJ
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food and excellent service. I highly recommend this place

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JeffD
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner with our grown children…just perfect

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
6 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, our waiter was attentive and charming and we loved dining outdoors at our quiet table.

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DavidI
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in La Jolla. Creative, excellent dishes, fine wines, and excellent service.

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lajollafamily
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary dinner was outstanding. Sauces are superb: Favorable with balanced savory and textual notes. Try the Pike for a surprising mix of flavors and textures. Suggested wine pairing was excellent.

Great for a special occasion or just for a wonderful, upscale meal. Outside dining on a warm summer evening was a treat.

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Mare
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t go wrong at Bistro du Marche for the food and service. We really enjoy the out door seating they now have since COVID. Makes us feel like we are eating in France. Sometimes it can be a little loud inside. Sitting at he bar for dinner is nice as well.

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Charlie
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was perfect. We ordered our food in stages so the meal was not rushed, which was very nice. Duck liver terrine, beef filet and lamb chops were all excellent. We had the lemon tart for dessert and it was vey good.

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vipCaroline
London
40 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We love Bistro du Marche. I had the mushroom ravioli and it was perfection. My husband’s steak was exactly as he ordered. Thank you for another fun and enjoyable evening!

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LynnH
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal, great service. If you are looking for an upscale delicious meal, great choice.

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vipMeredithK
San Diego
66 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite special place that has been our go-to for the last year! Feel very welcome, safe and truly valued as a quest. Happy to see them always busy as they deserve it! 👏👏

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MichaelH
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service was exceptional. Our dinner was not rushed and enjoyable

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BeenThereDoneThat
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

The Bistro continues to serve some of the very best food in La Jolla. The octopus starter was exquisite. Only the salmon was disappointing. Though cooked to perfection, the salmon itself had that slightly swampy flavor of some farmed fish. Service was very attentive without being intrusive, wine pairing recommendations were terrific. Ambiance of extended outdoor seating is a little bare-bones, but having the very padded indoor chairs out there made it really comfortable, great idea.

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CressB
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience5

My dish was nice and hot, but my wife's was only barely warm. It was my birthday, I was greeted with "happy birthday", but was a little disappointed there was not birthday dessert.

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OscarA
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Will never be disappointed by the food. Always delicious quality food!!👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

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vipJanet
San Diego
100 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a wonderful French restaurant. The food, service and ambiance are the tops. They deserve to get many awards. Their signature dish of mushroom ravioli is out of this world. Not to be missed. Always find street parking. Easy to get to .

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vipPatrick1
Minneapolis
100 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant with ample outdoor seating. French cuisine presented in an accruals and friendly way. Some classics and some innovative dishes. Love it.

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ChristopherB
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Very pleasant store front type bistro in the quieter end of the La Jolla Village center. Good food and service. Tres francais

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vipSusan
San Diego
88 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful outdoor dining- though we were on the street, it was quiet, an blessedly free of piped in music, which has ruined a couple of other recent dining experiences lately. Food was excellent and our Parisian waiter a special treat.

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vipSoCalEater
San Diego
39 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service always excellent. A great restaurant for special occasions but also delightful for a ‘neighborhood dinner’.

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vipballetomane
San Diego
27 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another delicious dinner and wine at my favorite French restaurant. Service is always impeccable. The owner/chef is originally from France, which speaks to the authenticity of the food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful French dinner !

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GretaT
San Diego
21 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The grilled octopus starter and branzino entree were just amazing, and the service was perfect. What a wonderful meal!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
21 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Nice time with Family for a birthday dinner.

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vipMKDining
Phoenix
160 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I haven't been back here since 2018 , and it hasn't missed a beat, still as good as my 2018 visit in atmosphere, food and service. We were a party of 3 which included a very elderly person with a walker. We had to dine early, 5:00 Opentable dinner reservations. When we arrived the hostess was very gracious on offering us a table that was convenient for a walker. When we sat down Jessica P. introduced herself. She was very nice and attentive which made our evening wonderful.

We ordered cocktails while perusing the menu. FYI they make a great Cosmo. We ordered was the Escargots, Burrata Salad and the Wednesday special: Steak Frites and the Steak Tartar. When the food came out, all was hot, fresh, nice presentation, cooked to order and tasted amazing.

This restaurant is my definite go-to for authentic French. See you next visit to La Jolla.

Atmosphere: French Bistro feel, indoor and outdoor seating. Service: excellent. Food: excellent.

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CharlotteW
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was really impressible by the meal, politeness of the waiters, and the general ambience of the outdoor seating. They have made the seating outdoors spacious and pretty with hanging lights and heaters near every table.

I got the grilled octopus, wild mushroom ravioli, duck confit, clam pasta, and creme brulee. Nothing was short of delicious!

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vipKatieH
San Diego
20 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, perfection in all ways. Makes me feel like I'm in France. So good!!

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BrindanB
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Street side outdoor delicious dining remind one of France and to use the bread to mop up the mushroom sauce!

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vipCaroline
London
40 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for the delicious dinner. From start to finish, the meal reminded us of our fabulous dinners in France. The service was perfect.

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vipRoseP
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy dining at Bistro du marche. They have a wonderful menu and the service is perfect.

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LeeC
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

food, atmosphere and location are great
we will return

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TonyE
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We came in specifically for the Dover Sole, fresh from Europe. C'est Magnifique with summer vegetables. Pate Terrine and Blue Crab Mango salad to start. Julian recommended an excellent French Chadonnay that paired exceptionally well. We have eaten at the Bistro and previously at Tapenad for the past 20 years. Last night was perhaps our best experience. Well done Chef Diot and the team at Bistro Du Marche!

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Kcsreview
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the fresh Dover Sole and Coquille st. Jacques...both outstanding. Recommend the tapenade which is perfect with the hot fresh baguette and butter. We sat outside which was pleasant. Recommended.

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vipBarbaraZ
San Diego
32 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect trip to a bistro in Paris… without leaving La Jolla!! I love the experience so much and try to go there several times a month.

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vipLeaS
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for making my Birthday so special!!

FAQs

Bistro du Marché by Tapenade offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (858) 551-7500 ext. 1.

Bistro du Marché by Tapenade is rated 4.8 stars by 833 OpenTable diners.

Bistro du Marché by Tapenade does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.bistrodumarche.net/gifts/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.