Bistro du Marché by Tapenade

4.8
766 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.

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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
What 766 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.5
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Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipJohnG
San Diego
17 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

$30 corkage fee is exorbitant. Food was excellent, service responsive if a bit slow.

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vipJEROME
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great having dined there for 12 years starting at the Fay Street location

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JMSD
San Diego
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. I have been coming here for 15 years, but hadn't been back since Covid. Have been twice in the last couple of weeks, and it's even better than before. Food is so delicious and consistent. Staff is so polite and welcoming. The mushroom ravioli never disappoints. Everything else is fantastic too. A few of highlights: Nicoise salad, Moules Frites, Duck Confit ... yum. In the sea of mediocre La Jolla restaurants, I'm so grateful for this place. Hope they never change :).

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For everyday for special occasion for a date for always. Love Bistro Marche !!!

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vipkathleeng
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service are always fantastic I can highly recommend this restaurant

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
32 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful evening! Great food and fantastic service! Decor and ambiance, tres chic, very parisian! Loved it, merci

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vipMeredithK
San Diego
56 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

As always a wonderful meal complimented by great server and beautiful outdoor setting! A favorite we love to share with friends and family!

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eddyd
Tucson
21 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

A true French Bistro with authentic, well prepared food. Technique was flawless. Food was tasty.

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vipPaulO
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Solid French dining served by French staff. Excellent cocktails as well.

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PATTYC
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Food, excellent service. We will definitely keep this one on our list to go to again.

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Dragoman
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

You can't beat the food, the service, or the variety of wines, but the noise level prevents any meaningful conversation, unless you are sitting right next to someone and raise your voice, which of course exacerbates the noise level. My girlfriend won't go there because of the noise. Maybe lunch would be less noisy. When it was Tapenade over on Fay I usually only went for lunch, which of course was much more easy on the ears. Maybe the loudmouths at the bar are the cause of most of the racket, I'm not sure. I have heard members of the wait staff complain about about how loud it is in there. It's a problem.

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KrishS
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. The outdoor dining experience was good but could be improved by bringing in a better and more cozy European/Parisian ambiance.

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Suzie
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The grilled octopus was overcooked but delicious, as were the beans. The profiteroles were decadently delicious!

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ARTUROM
Mexico City
5 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience. The service was perfect and friendly. The food is spectacular, very delicious. Without a doubt it is a place where I will return very frequently.

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vipEllenM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Our waiter David was wonderful. Very attentive

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food
Professional service

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JohnR
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Everything we ordered was magnificent. Appetizers, main dishes and deserts were perfect. Will be returning with guests.

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vipJanet
San Diego
95 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

You can always count on a beautiful presentation, gracious waiters, delicious bread and fresh butter and fantastic food. The salmon was the best I have ever had, we sampled the mushroom ravioli as an appetizer and had the superb lemon tart for dessert A perfect meal.

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vipThomasS
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful French restaurant on a quiet street in La Jolla. Sat outside. Impeccable service. Outstanding food.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Good food. Wish there’s more veggies in food. There’s 2pieces of cauliflower considered as full serving of vegetable. Waiter absent all the time, never refilled our water. Have to wait a long time to make eye contact.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service as always!

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vipceskaholka
San Diego
23 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience, food and service excellent, our favorite restaurant in San Diego!

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vipScott
San Diego
42 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The food was excellent as always. Mushroom ravioli and diver scallops. Yum. The reason this not a five-star rating is the service was way off. Our server was friendly enough but was not visible when we needed him. When you order pomme frites and they arrive hot with no ketchup, and there is no one around to ask for ketchup, it takes away from the enjoyment of the meal. We eventually got ketchup (after the fries were room temperature), but they gave a portion that might have filled a thimble. This is a very good restaurant that just needs to improve service levels a bit.

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FredF
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our dinner at Bistro du Marche. Recommend the mushroom ravioli particularly. The service was excellent in all respects. Enjoyed the scallops and beef tenderloin + wine. All around excellent experience

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vipCarefreeAnna
Phoenix
233 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The perfect French bistro! Nicely casual and busy with great bread and a wonderful menu of French treats! Our service was excellent, and it was a fun and yummy evening. We can heartily recommend the country pate, the pasta with duck and black peppercorn sauce and the coq au vin - all were excellent.

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vipWeena
San Diego
31 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I messed up and made reservations for the wrong night. The restaurant accommodated us by allowing us to sit outside and got us a heat lamp to keep us warm. As always, the beef tenderloin was perfect and the apple tart delicious! We’ll be back next week.

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vipalohasd
San Diego
86 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Good job of maintaining social distancing among the tables within the restaurant.

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Sonya
San Diego
20 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful evening! Since we have been fully vaccinated, life feels like it is maybe getting easier to relax and enjoy - the way it used to be before Covid. We slowly are emerging from our 14 month lockdown and what better restaurant than Bistro du Marche to welcome us back into living once again. Wilson is amazing and we want him to be our waiter every time we dine at Bistro. He is a class act. Did I mention the food is incredible!!!!!!!

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vipAndreainLaJolla
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A birthday celebration before our first live concert in more than a year! A perfect combination.

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GabeC
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Service, Food Quality and Taste. A gem in La Jolla.

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RobertP
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Everything was excellent other than the family sitting next to us who were extremely loud the entire dinner. That, of course, is not the fault of management, but it did lessen our enjoyment of the evening. The food was truly outstanding as was the service and that's what counts.

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viproger
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mothers Day

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Mothers day

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CaitlinS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service, and ambiance of Bistro du Marche was absolutely outstanding. The duck confit was some of the best I've ever had! Highly recommend.

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plantandyet1
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bothe the Duck leg confit and the Chicken cacciatorre were superb as was our salad

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PeterG
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always great but the service is even better than the vittles.

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viphallpass
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Terrific food. Excellent service.

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WalterH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still ranks Number one in the LaJolla area. FANTASTIC

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vipGregoryH
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is a fantastic restaurant, particularly for people who care about food and wine. It is high quality food prepared by skilled chefs and served by attentive staff. Amazing every time, always perfect. Easy parking, friendly local spot.

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vipKathleenV
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food and service are always excellent. it dies get noisy as the restaurant fills.

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 766 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.