Top of the Market - San Diego

4.6
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
Top of the Market serves contemporary American Seafood Cuisine in an upscale atmosphere, with breathtaking views of the San Diego Bay from the Coronado Bridge to Point Loma. The intimate and elegant setting of the restaurant is enhanced by exhibition-style cooking and superior, attentive service. Seating options include our glass-enclosed patio, our open-air North Deck and indoor seating with large bay view windows throughout.
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.7
service
4.7
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OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience4

The food was very average for a fine dining restaurant. Also seemed over priced for the quality and value of food. Would NOT go back. I’ll stick to my chain steakhouses over this

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious Cesar salad with salmon!! Can’t wait to return...

E
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I dined here with my gentleman caller, my twin and her husband. So fun! My twin and I were celebrating our birthday and this place was perfect! The food is terrific and varied.
Equally important, the staff are warm and professional. Sure the place is a bit spendy, but for most people it's an ideal place to celebrate, and enjoy the view!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was excellent (food and service).

The only issue was across the way on The Midway Carrier. They have the Bob Hope 2 min video with recorded applause that plays over and over that is incredibly annoying. That should be addressed ASAP for the outdoor enjoyment of all in the direct area.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday great food better service

S
Anchorage
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary meal, Brian was an absolute delight as a waiter. All his suggestions were right on the money!

C
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot, Mason our server was fantastic.

AA
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was outstanding, the waiter made excellent recommendations so if you’re new to this kind of dining and want a pleasant experience for the money this is the place. The view and setting was great.

OT
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely love coming when we are in San Diego , as we are from Wi. It is so welcoming and love the food and the servers so nice and make it even better, our fourth time and each better than the last.

KA
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service5ambience2

Food was horrible completely barely took one bite of each valentines course and still ended up with a 250 dollar bill . Would never come back again

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Great food amazing service

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I went here for Valentine’s Day. The food was excellent and the service top notch. The only downside was biting down on a lobster shell in one of the dishes. The management promptly apologized and offered to comp some of the meal. I’m very satisfied with the experience.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great, food was amazing, and the atmosphere was perfect for a date.

MI
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Happy hour on patio with a lovely view & fire. Scallops to die for. Green dip with bread fantastic!

RL
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We were very fortunate that the waitstaff seated us next to the window - fantastic views. Although the service started out a little slow, they more than made up for it as the evening passed. Wonderfully prepared food and served very hot. We very much enjoyed the evening and would highly recommend to anyone.

D
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. One of the most exciting views. The best bartenders, chefs and servers in San Diego.

OT
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Un endroit très agréable . Très bien mange . Service excellent . Un Acceuil chaleureux

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p
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been going here for years, and it continues to be one of the best
Abalone was incredible

EB
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place to take out of town guests. The food is great, and the view is marvelous. Would also be great for a quiet evening meal at the bar (for locals).
Thanks.

EE
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very tasty, Ben was great with the wine

JW
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food, service, and atmosphere, was fine. Menu was limited. I expected more seafood and preparation choices.

DJ
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sensational. I would definitely dine/entertain here again.

m
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience2

Service was good. Food was terrible; mushrooms - ok, beef fat fries - not good, shrimp & grits - bad, fish tacos - inedible. We would never go back.

SS
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have dined here for lunch and dinner numerous times and have always had the best experience. Service is always impeccable! I had the scallops for dinner and they were amazing. If you’re looking for a place with ambience, view, great service, good food/wine, this is the place.

LP
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and service exemplary...an oh the view:-)

JC
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awww man, wonderful setting, food was amazing and our server made us feel so comfortable! Exactly what I expected from previous dinners!

J
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Hostess was friendly and sat us at a great booth table with a view. Nice ambience. The one server brought us water but then never topped up my wife's water for the rest of the evening and she was only drinking water. The food was hit or miss. Some dishes were great especially the entrees - the scallops and the lobster but other things were just ok - sunchokes side and grilled shrimp appetizer. The service was very inattentive - my wine glass was empty for a while. Just an ok experience. More consistency on the food and better service would be a big improvement but the venue is nice and quite romantic.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience4

I brought my parents here to celebrate their wedding anniversary. It was the first time for all of us but I’ve been to restaurants of this level and know how phenomenal the service usually is. I don’t know if it was just a bad day for them but our server was so rude. We waited over 45 minutes for our food and no one came to update us, when we asked the server he condescendingly responded that he was letting us enjoy our starters - we had finished our starters a long time ago. Then we waited again and asked a different server if he could check for us - we were sincerely concerned that they forgot about us. He told us a lot of orders came in together. The restaurant was not busy, in fact they were closed at 2:45. Not a single person apologized to us. Even at a casual fast food restaurant a sorry would be justified and received but at such a high end restaurant I did not expect servers to treat us so poorly especially when celebrating a special occasion. After spending over $80 I am extremely upset with the treatment we received.

JL
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious lobster!!!!! Excelent details!

t
Palm Springs
11 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Should have listened to the reviews. Very pretentious menu that is actually poorly written. Seafood platter listed under the Raw bar. !! Foods were pricey for what you got. Poorly articulated as to what the dish actually was. The view was average at night. I think for a lunch it would be really good. Had to walk up and dow steep steps in and out. Outside patio floor very worn. Inside okay

OT
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great place! Very accommodating, great views, amazing food! We were here for our Anniversary and would choose again! Thank you to our server katherine, she took excellent care of us!!!

MH
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been going to Top of The Market for years. Nothing has changed. We like it.

OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place. Fantastic food, service and views!

The food is amazing. The staff is fantastic. We arrived 5 minutes before our reservation and were promptly seated. The wait staff was so knowledgeable about the menus (food, wine and spirits). She made excellent recommendations. The food was absolutely delicious and came out in a very reasonable amount of time. The staff were attentive without being intrusive. I recommended this place to my friends and they all loved it. I will definitely go there anytime I visit San Diego.

DF
Las Vegas
20 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We received a gift certificate to Top from my daughter and were very grateful because Top has been a good go-to dining venue for years. This visit did not disappoint. Good selections and presentation (especially the scallops) and attentive service. We'll be back.

L
San Diego
38 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there during Restaurant Week and the value was terrific.
Service and front desk were very accommodating.
Thank you.

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My team and I come to San Diego every January for the cabi convention. We love love love this restaurant. This was our third annual Top of the Market dining experience. As a former chef I truly appreciate the ambiance, service, creativity and freshness. In fact it is the best (and most expensive) meal of my year and TOTALLY WORTH EVERY PENNY!
Bill, our server was a very attentive and funny server. And good natured answering my many foodie questions.
The Chocolates and Butternut Squash Entremet was too intriguing not to try. It was fabulous! Who’d of thought butternut and chocolate together! YUM!
See you next year!

CC
Los Angeles
3 reviews