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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

750 North Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101
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Dining Style:
Elegant Dining

Cuisines:
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

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(619) 234-4867

Website:
http://www.sdtopofthemarket.com/

Entertainment:
Our Top of the Market chefs provide exciting live action as they masterfully prepare seafood right before your eyes!

Catering:
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.

Parking Details:
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.

Public Transit:
We are two blocks from the Sante Fe Depot station.

Executive Chef:
Stafford Mather

Additional:
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

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.7

value

4.2

Noise

Quiet

94% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (64)
Scenic View (63)
Special Occasion (60)
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Romantic (53)
Good for Anniversaries (47)
Good for a Date (42)
Good for Birthdays (33)
Fit for Foodies (28)
Great for Outdoor Dining (27)
Creative Cuisine (26)
Notable Wine List (26)
Worth the Drive (26)
Business Meals (26)
Quiet Conversation (22)
Great for Lunch (22)
Authentic (19)
Cozy (18)
Good for Groups (18)
Local Ingredients (16)
Pre/post Theatre (16)
Healthy (15)
Handcrafted Cocktails (14)
Fun (13)
Sunday Lunch (12)
Bar Seating (11)
Seasonal (10)
Casual (9)
Comfort Food (8)
Hot Spot (8)
Happy Hour (7)
Disabled Access (6)
People Watching (6)
Great for Brunch (5)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Late-night Find (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great Beer (1)
Organic (1)
Tapas (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined 3 days ago

Wonderful dinner. Peter helped us select s terrific wine. All of the food selections were just delicious. Service was outstanding and the sunset was beautiful. Never disappointed by this restaurant.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic, Scenic View
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 (San Diego)·Dined 4 days ago

I made the comment to my wife that Shauna was probably one of the best waiters I'd ever had the pleasure of being waited on by.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 4 days ago

Valentine’s Day

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 (Manitoba)·Dined 5 days ago

Seafood was cooked perfectly. Beautiful view of the bay. Our server was attentive and anticipated our needs.

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·Dined 5 days ago

They have amazing clam chowder soup and sword fish , amazing place with amazing view of the bay and coronado island . We love the place i highly recommend it for couples or families on special occasions its very quit and cozy

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 6 days ago

Fantastic seafood. All of the entrees were perfectly prepared. This is a great place to go for a reliable business dinner with out of town guests.

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined 7 days ago

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (San Diego)·Dined 7 days ago

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.

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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on February 11, 2018

From the hostess to the bartenders Cliff and Brian, to our server Bill and a special visit to our table from the GM Mauricio, everything was FANTASTIC .. it was a special occasion and everyone did an exceptional job. The food was prepared perfectly ..

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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 11, 2018

We have dined here several times and have never been disappointed. The couple we brought with us had never been there previously and were favorably impressed. They have invited us to return with them. Looks like you've gained another satisfied customer.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 10, 2018

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.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Peter was an awesome server. He added a lot to what was already a great experience. The food was as outstanding as the view of the bay!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Romantic
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 (Montreal)·Dined on February 6, 2018

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.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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food3
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on February 6, 2018

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Paleo Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Wonderful service and a great Meal. JT and his busser took great care of us. I'm pretty sure that our water glasses were never empty, but you never knew that they were there. the sword fish was spectacular.

Tags: Healthy, Scenic View, Waterfront
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 4, 2018

5 ladies celebrating my bday. Inattentive service and mediocre food but good water view and fun night out despite restaurants inadequacies. Skip the calamari. Over cooked rubber.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Scenic View, Waterfront
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 (New England)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Unfortunately the food did not live up to the high prices. I was very disappointed with my scallop dish and my husband's steak was quite fatty. Certainly not worth $50 a plate.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 4, 2018

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.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 3, 2018

The food, service, and atmosphere were all excellent. I was treated royally for my birthday.

Tags: Authentic, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 3, 2018

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!

Tags: Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on February 2, 2018

The food, view and service was great. I had the tuna and my wife the scallop. Both were great. The Sancerre was a perfect pairing.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Top of the Market knows seafood. The food was cooked perfectly and came out at the right time. There's quite a good selection for everyone to choose from.

Tags: Waterfront, Business Meals
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 28, 2018

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.

Tags: Seasonal, People Watching, Gluten Free Options, Happy Hour, Disabled Access, Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Food was ok, not as good a selection as the regular market or better taste.
View is good. Service was ok but too long a wait between courses. Manager did offer apology and credit on bill.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Very fresh fish, cooked perfectly and great service. To top all this off, it has a great view of the harbor. Great choice to celebrate special occasions.

Tags: Authentic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 27, 2018

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!

Tags: Scenic View, Romantic, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

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.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Romantic, Waterfront
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Mason was fabulous and very accommodating for my elderly Dad who can be a picky eater.

Tags: Healthy, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 27, 2018

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.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Healthy, Scenic View, Waterfront
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 24, 2018

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.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Disabled Access, Great for Lunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Great food and excellent service. The wine list is reasonable priced with good wines.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Everything is good

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Beautiful on the patio!!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Out server was amazing. Very knowledgeable and friendly! Get the Brussels sprouts!! They were to die for and I’ve been craving them ever since. Had an incredible time!

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on January 20, 2018

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Great food, exceptional service, and great location.

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 18, 2018

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!

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Waterfront
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 18, 2018

ahi was sent back

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Never disappointed at this restaurant. They have My three favorite "C"'s ... Cosmos, Corn muffins and Caramels!
The food is always great!

Tags: Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Fun, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Excellent food (loved their seafood selection) and amazing ambiance, a great combi to have to enjoy the day! Price is worth it.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Cozy, Waterfront, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Healthy, Authentic, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation
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