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Market Restaurant & Bar

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3702 Via De La Valle, Del Mar, CA 92014-4255 (El Camino Real)
858-523-0007
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5:30 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 129
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A Treasured Treat

Market is a singularly special experience. We made a reservation to celebrate two anniversaries and we are thrilled that we chose Market as our destination restaurant. This is a beautiful, upscale establishment that is obviously a favorite of locals who cherish first class dining. Our server was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
StarLady99
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San Francisco, California
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
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San Francisco, California
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335 reviews
237 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Market is a singularly special experience. We made a reservation to celebrate two anniversaries and we are thrilled that we chose Market as our destination restaurant. This is a beautiful, upscale establishment that is obviously a favorite of locals who cherish first class dining. Our server was Kristin, a beautiful and knowledgeable individual who made us feel very welcome. We... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

I must first start by saying that Carl Schroeder is one of the most innovative and fabulous chefs that I have had the privilege of knowing and being able to taste. His food is innovative and unpretentious. If I were a first time diner, with a wine education, I may notice that like his food, he does not believe that... More 

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Solana Beach, California
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Consistently the best of San Diego, especially if you're a fan of California Cuisine. Been going here for years, and I've never been disappointed.

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NY, NY
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

waiter/server Chrissy ruined it with her attitude and "service". If we want attitude, we will stay in NY. We won't be going back!!

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Del Mar, California
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27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

There is a reason this is and always has been one of the most popular places for fine dining in Del Mar/San Diego, and its Carl Schroeder"s 5 star cuisine. We eat there several times a year and its our "go to" place for a special meal or for a celebration. Everything on the menu is good, you can't go... More 

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Irvine, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

A beautiful menu, a wonderful list of cocktails and wine, terrific appetizers (be sure to have the soft shell crab if available), superb entrees, luscious desserts, great staff---what more could you ask for?

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boston, ma, usa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

inspired cooking, locally sourced ingredients, terrific ambiance and service, overall wonderful experience (the confit duck stands out). highly recommended, worth the trip from wherever, reservations recommended.

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Thousand Oaks, California
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

enjoyed the low key ambiance and simplicity of the decor, most tables are sufficiently separated from each other. The wait staff bend over backwards to be friendly and helpful. The food was delicious from the amuse bouche to dessert. Portions adequate for the richness of the dishes. Wonderful wine selection and knowledgable servers. Pricey but worth it for a special... More 

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Melrose, Florida
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94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

My husband and I ate here a week ago with old friends from high school who I hadn't seen in MANY years! The food was great, excellent service, and the ambience was really nice. I had the short ribs, and they were delicious. My husband got the filet, and it was also excellent. Can't remember what our friends got, but... More 

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San Diego
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

We had the pollo soap and soft shell crab as appetizers and scallops and short ribs as entrees. All dishes are tasty, albeit on the salty side. Portions are just right although some may think it's on the light side. Overall decor isn't special. The waiter was pleasant although disappeared after entrees were cleared and we waited for coffee/dessert options.... More 

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Additional Information about Market Restaurant & Bar

Address: 3702 Via De La Valle, Del Mar, CA 92014-4255
Phone Number: 858-523-0007
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Del Mar
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Monday 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Friday 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 10 - 100
Cuisine: American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3702 Via De La Valle, Del Mar, CA 92014-4255
    (El Camino Real)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Del Mar
  • Phone Number: 858-523-0007

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 100
  • Price Range: $ $ $ $
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
5:30 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?