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Market Restaurant & Bar

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American, Californian
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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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  • 125
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    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
Superb, sophiscated dining

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?

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 16, 2015
JoaninFrance
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Irvine, California
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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Irvine, California
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 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 11 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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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 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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Deer Park, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

If you are from Houston compare this to Benjy's. Loved the unique menu. Food was delish. Service was great. 6:30 reservation meant not too crowded. Christina has taken care of us on all 3 visits in the past year. We will surely ask for her again.

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ventura
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127 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We went to this place while attending an event at the fairgrounds. It was excellent food and amazing service. Plan on making this a must stop when you are in Del Mar. You will not be sorry.

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Costa Mesa, California
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110 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

This place is great for celebrating anything, the staff is great, food is great and the ambiance is very romantic.

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Dallas
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

My wife and I took her best friend to Market for her 60th birthday. What a great meal. I had the beet salad with citrus and it was extremely tasty. For the main course, I had the short ribs, which is one of their signature dishes and was the best short rib dish I've ever eaten - but it was... More 

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Tucson,Az
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Our son and d-in law who live in the area and work in the industry took us there. They are not easily impressed but Market was able to impress us all. Had for starters the beet salad, amberjack tartare and best of all the blue cheese souffle. Then we had 4 entree's- my wife's fish and my lamb were cooked... 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, Californian

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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, Californian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic
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?