Top of the Market - San Diego

4.7
2682 reviews
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Seafood
Top of the Market serves contemporary american seafood in an upscale atmosphere, all while enjoying breathtaking views of the San Diego Bay
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San Diego
14 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always exceptional ! Thank you for stellar everything !!

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience

BS
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We celebrated our sons' birthday, and as he and his pescatarian fiancee both enjoy seafood, chose Top of the Market. It was a thoroughly enjoyable evening from start to finish. Our server was charming and attentive, but not 'hovering'. My hard-of-hearing husband had little difficulty participating in conversations as the noise level was quite acceptable. Everyone enjoyed something different, and everyone praised their entrees. This was not our first visit to this restaurant and it surely wasn't our last!

s
New England
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

good service, mediocre food...there's not much more to say

J
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was great my lobster was delicious. The service was very good and the view of the bay was magnificent

TN
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We got there and had happy hour at the bar in front of the cooks. Omg. We had a dinner reservation as well but decided that eating wh re we were was great entertainment. Loved it and excellent...excellent food and service.
I would recommend they get an A+

WC
Sacramento
7 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We always come here for the view and the great food...just not as good as we remembered from a few years ago. Salmon was overcooked, oysters were divine. Table wasn't ready.

SD
San Diego
36 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always predictable, great service and great meals. We take out of town guests here all the time.

KM
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a lovely dinner. Top notch staff. Great view. Thought it might be too touristy, it wasn't. Recommend the fish dishes all were good. The bread was OUTSTANDING. Probably should have given 5 stars overall. 1 in our party said his pork chop was just okay so ORDER THE FISH.

G
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed an anniversary dinner there recently. Everything that passed my lips was exceptional. The service was attentive, friendly without being intrusive. And the view can't be beat.

j
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is absolutely fantastic. My wife and I went here to celebrate our wedding anniversary, I informed them of that when I made the reservations and they customized the menu to match our occasion. My wife and I have been to other nice restaurants, Shanahan's in Denver comes to mind, but this place blew them out of the water. The view at night over the water, we were seated outside on the deck and we were just taking it in. The wait staff was attentive and not too clingy, same can be said for the bartender, he was super busy but was not grouchy when he attended us, unlike the majority of the places out there. This place seriously has top notch people and the menu is small but really well done. Keep up the great work!

MW
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect! Being my wife's 60th birthday, we wanted a special evening and we were not disappointed. Everyone on the staff was friendly and attentive, but not overly so. We dined over a two hour period and never once did we feel rushed. The food was absolutely delicious. We couldn't have asked for a better experience!

JE
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went specifically for the Abalone. Cooked to perfection. I also had the Eastern Scallops, while my date had the Salmon. Both were cooked perfectly and delicious. Service was exemplary. Will come again. I highly recommend the Top of the Market for a memorable dining experience.

US
San Diego
18 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Three of four of us had swordfish and it was excellent. The fourth had the inked squid and it was fair to poor. I recommend the restaurant, just not the inked squid.

IR
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

If you can afford it! The view is fabulous, service is attentive but then again we got there early at 4:30 pm and it was empty..could be different when fully booked.
It very pricey for mediocre food and drinks.

OT
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely place to have lunch with a great view of the harbor

OT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent... Crab Cake starter to share, Smoked Salmon & Kale Salad, Fish & Chips, Lobster Roll sandwich. All delicious! Our server was a pro. Beautiful day to dine while watching pleasure boaters on the bay. Top of the Mark is top-notch. Fresh food cooked perfectly.

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Andrea our waiter was and is a pro!! A 5🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 dinning experience! You won’t regret it go!

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Alway great time or just the food at this restaurant

L
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the most fantastic experience, from the friendliness of Hostess who turned us over to the most wonderful and knowledgeable bartender. Then on to the main event. Our waiter was friendly and fun to be around and steered us to the most amazing meal we had in San Diego. Just sorry it was our last night so we couldn't experience it again.

T
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jeff was an awesome waiter. He had wonderful suggestions and was very attentive. The fish was outstanding (salmon and turbot). A special night and a special occasion with my sister visiting and she was very impressed. Would return.

JB
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant with wonderful view.
Loved the food. Tried Spanish Turbot, it was great.
Lovely evening

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bday nice view and good service and food

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Birthday. Over rated. Service a little slow. Dessert not good at all.

L
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, atmosphere and service was excellent!

OT
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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JP
San Diego
18 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had salmon which was very tasty. I'll be going again within a week and I'll have it again....definitely!

EA
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

Kitchen was extremely slow. We arrived at 8:45pm and our main dishes were brought to our table at 10:15pm. They explained that they were having problems but not until I asked several times about our food. Our waitress was not proactive to communicate what the issue was and never apologized. The Restaurant Manager approached our table to apologize and deducted $50 from our bill, however this is not what we expected from this place.
On a difrerent issue, we were seated an a small closed-room next to the terrace which I DO NOT recommend if you want a peaceful dinner conversation. In this room tables are packed very close together so that if you have a noisy party at the next table (as we had), you end up being part of someone else´s conversation. Fish Market has been a great pleace or me in the past but I won´t be back to Top of The Market.

LM
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service!!!!

M
Mexico City
4 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All time family favorite. Can’t miss our best meal of the summer holiday each year for the past 12 years. They’ve kept the decor up to date and constantly renew the menu. San Diego’s best restaurant with the best view

m
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

When you have an exceptional waiter, it makes a restaurant very special. Dave is outstanding, He took care to find just the size oysters wanted and he took care of us without intruding, he was there to make sure all we ordered was to our taste. Five Stars for Dave.
Top of the Market has the freshest seafood and you cannot ask for more than first quality fish, seafood and the half Maine lobster I had was simply perfect. When it's simply steamed, without butter, well, it needs to be fresh and moist and it was.
Wonderful restaurant. the best shellfish and fish dishes in San Diego

DD
Philadelphia
225 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent fresh swordfish and halibut. Friendly service too. Home made desserts are also outstanding plus gorgeous view of water and sunset go you will not be disappointed

GG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

30th Anniversary!

PA
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Great view, we called in advance to celebrate a very special occasion which did receive the attention usually rendered. The lobster was over cooked and for another $600 meal I will seek out a different source.

RL
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food and service. The weather was perfect for sitting outside on the open-air patio.

C
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

We had a gorgeous view from our window front table on the enclosed patio. There was a very loud group a few tables away who had a couple “cackling” diners which was quite a distraction. The couple next to us asked to be moved which was quickly accommodated. The wine list was good, we enjoyed a rosé champagne, Sauvignon blanc from the Loire Valley and a Willamette Pinot noir. We shared some oysters which were delicious and a gem Caesar salad which was okay. I ordered the sea bass and my date had the swordfish. He really didn’t care for his dish. He said the fish was delicious but the accompaniment ruined the dish for him. My sea bass was very tasty but I have to say the green mole sauce overpowered the fish and the masa cakes were dense and bland. Our waiter was very friendly and attentive. He didn’t charge us for the swordfish, which was very kind. Overall we had a really nice time. I recommend coming here for the ambiance and view, not the food.

EE
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had high expectations based on the reviews and from looking at the menu on their website. It did not disappoint and in fact exceeded my expectations. Excellent service. Delicious, creative food. The smoked fish appetizer was superb, as was the halibut. The Smores Pie dessert was to die for! This was one of the best meals I have ever eaten anywhere.

S
San Diego
20 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dinner and the staff helped surprise my wife for her special birthday. A wonderful evening.

c
Tampa
19 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Excellent service. Wonderful views

A
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service excellent. However, they missed noting our anniversary, as indicated on our reservation.

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