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About Top of the Market
Top of the Market serves contemporary american seafood in an upscale atmosphere, all while enjoying breathtaking views of the San Diego Bay
San Diego, CA 92101
Seafood, Californian, Fish
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Sunday 11:00 - 2:45pm
Happy Hour: Every day 3:00 - 6:00pm
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday 4:00 - 9:30pm, Friday-Saturday: 4:00 - 10:00pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Our Top of the Market chefs provide exciting live action as they masterfully prepare seafood right before your eyes!
Top of the Market would love to host your corporate or social function. We showcase fresh fish with exquisite presentation and have prix fixe and a la carte menu planning options available for reception style and seated events.
The lot directly in front of our restaurant is metered & monitored by the Port of San Diego seven days a week from 10am-8pm. The meters accept quarters and City of SD Parking Meter Debit Cards. It is $7.50 for the three hour maximum. We offer valet service that is $10 for our guests and available seven days a week from 11am until closing. Should either of these options be unavailable there are two additional public lots located on Pacific Coast Highway and W. Broadway.
We are two blocks from the Sante Fe Depot station.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Kosher, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
We offer special menus and seating times for many national holiday's as well as local beer and winemaker events at various times throughout the year.
Top of the Market Ratings and Reviews
Service was excellent. View is outstanding. The half dozen oysters on the half shell were excellent, severed with several unusual ices. The prawn cocktail was not really prawns, but 4 large,curled shrimp, cooked well, but the presentation of the $18 prawn cocktail was the worst I have ever experienced...4 curled up shrimp lying flat on a plate with a small ramkin of cocktail sauce. The presentation down below, in the less expensive Fish Market restaurant, is much nicer and more impressive. South African lobster tail was sold as "16 ounces"....NOT! Plus it was very TOUGH (waiter called it "firm") and had very little flavor (waiter called it "slightly sweet")...I'll say! Not as tender or flavorful as local lobsters or fresh Maine lobsters. King crab legs were delicious but promoted by waiter as "1 and a half pounds"...NOT. Plus they loaded my plate up with the many puny leg tips instead of the meaty bases of the legs. I wonder where the meaty portions went...I can get more king crab by buying one leg at Costco! A very romantic experience, with excellent service, ambiance and view, but disappointing food and over priced.
The food was amazing! The recommendations were "spot on"!! We sat on the covered patio, it was quieter than the restaurant. The complimentary birthday cheesecake was so delicious! I would even go for dessert and coffee. The only thing is that the parking lot has meters even on Sunday until 8:00.
We had a sunset dinner at the Top of the Market to celebrate my wife's birthday. Although she had been to the Fish Market before, this was her first experience upstairs at the Top of the Market. We were seated on the veranda overlooking the bay. Our waiter, Peter, was excellent, the scallops were excellent and the early evening was excellent. Although the indoor dining area had a moderate noise level, the veranda was quiet where couples could easily communicate and fully enjoy the experience. The Top of the Market made me a hero on my wife's birthday.
Although our starters (Jumbo Lump Crab Cake, Gambas Al Ajillo, Grilled Spanish Octopus) were very good, my guests and I found our main courses (True Holland Dover Sole, Oregon Dungeness Crab Cioppino, Scottish Isles Salmon) were bland and unseasoned. I really wanted to like the meal and the starters promised something really good, the mains couldn't deliver, though.
I booked The Top of the Market for my Mother-in-Law's 90th birthday and came into town to celebrate with her over a special dinner before the family gathering was to be held. The staff was just amazing and so attentive. When we arrived they wished her a happy birthday, printed a special menu for her to keep, the GM made two delightful table visits, and she was presented with a beautiful dessert. The entire meal was lovely, the service was terrific, and my Mother-in-Law had a wonderful, memorable birthday. She was very touched. Thank you for your kindness and caring and providing such a great dining experience.
We followed up a 2 hour harbor tour with a late lunch and drinks with a great harbor view. Service and food was excellent as always. We left some pictures we'd purchased during our harbor cruise on the table when we left. The staff recovered the pictures, was able to find a phone number for me (assume via Open Table where I'd made the reservations) and called me to let me know they had them and would hold them for me. I was so thrilled at the effort and conscientiousness of the staff to go to the trouble to track me down and provide the pictures. A very uncommon trait these days in many many cases. Well done staff and Top of the Market . . . just reinforced my very favorable opinion of food, service, and staff.
We had a reservation at 5:15, were seated in a magnificent table with a beautiful view of Coronado, Harbor Island and the Midway at sunset. Our waiter was extremely professional, friendly, attentive but not overly so. The food was exceptional! The overall experience was terrific and we will be back!
Love Top of the Market. Located on San Diego bay between the Midway museum & Seaport Village. Enjoyed the food, wine, white table service & view. Took out of town guests for a unique San Diego sunset dining experience during restaurant week. Both regular & prix fix menus included well presented, creative and fresh ingredients. Seafood of excellent quality, tender & carefully prepared. Meat dishes also excellent according to the carnivore in our group. Decor includes an open kitchen bar, open & protectrd outdoor seating as well as a variety of comfortable indoor areas. Daily happy hour from 3 to 6 pm.
Bring a wrap or jacket for the cool breezes when eating outside. Beware of the public parking fees. Meters take cash or credit cards.
Having been to The Fish Market before, I was pretty confident I knew what to expect here. The view was unparalleled. They sat us in a room entirely made of windows overlooking the bay. Our server was so knowledgeable and friendly. She had some great recommendations on food and wine pairings for us that worked out perfectly! It's definitely an expensive place so be prepared to spend some money, but IMO it's worth it for a special occasion!
Went during Restaurant Week. Excellent table with an excellent view across the bay. Three course meal was well portioned and served with great timing. The food itself was excellent quality. Highly recommend for date night or any time you are in the mood for seafood.
We have been for dinner at the Top of the Market before and decided to try it for restaurant week. No disappointment here, the place delivered the same high level quality of food and service. The restaurant week menu had a good selection. The food was amazing as always and the service was excellent. We were meeting friends for dinner but got there a little earlier so we had drinks in the waiting area. The view is spectacular!! Highly recommend this place for any occasion.
First of all, the Top of the Market is one of my favorite restaurants in San Diego. For the first time my friends & I participated in their special Restaurant Week fixed menu. We tried all three of the appetizers. All were a great start to an even grater dinner. Two of us had lobster and Gnocchi. The dish was made even better because the Gnocchi was browned and a little crunchy which gave it a very nice added texture. The other two people had the Bedford scallops. Both dishes were excellently prepared and absolutely delicious. The Panna Cotta and Crème Brûlée desserts topped off our dinner magnificently. We were seated in a small room with only four tables, thereby making it a very quiet cozy, enjoyable evening.
The location with harbor views is spectacular. The ambience is really lovely and the menu is as expected, lots of great seafood options. We had the cioppino which was very tasty and generous, though not sure if worth the extra $6 to take the crab meat out. We also had the ahi which was a tad cold in the center though perfectly seared on the outside. It was a bit bland but beautifully presented. Fresh bread is excellent! Service very polite, attentive. Nice wine list as well and good by-the-glass wines too.
Delicious desserts, especially the key lime pie.
The entire staff demonstrated the utmost attention to every detail. The hostess was personable and accommodating. Our server was courteous, didn't rush our experience and answered our questions fully. The assistant manager AND the manager both stopped by our table to wish us happy anniversary and talked about the fact that we had been married on the deck ten years ago.
We had a beautiful time, thank you!
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