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All 81 Del Mar Restaurants

Market Restaurant & Bar

3702 Via De La Valle, Del Mar, CA 92014-4255
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Ranked #1 of 81 Restaurants in Del Mar
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $100
Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisines: American, Californian
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: El Camino Real
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English first
Del Mar, California
18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Market is a place to eat, drink and be seen, but it is not a scene. The food is outstanding, from the bar menu to the more extensive restaurant menu. It is a bit pricy, but worth every penny. Nothing is prepared without careful attention to flavor first. You won't be disappointed unless you fail to make a reservation for... More

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Denver, Colorado
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Yes, this place is pricey but worth every penny!!! Loved the atmosphere! We were able to take our time and enjoy every course. The parking is valet only. And be sure to get a reservation. It fills up fast.

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Carlsbad, California, United States
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

MARKET in Del Mar, Ca has the best and most creative Chef, Carl Schroeder. The blend of flavors he uses are unique & delicious. Try the Short Ribs... like no other I have tasted.

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San Diego, California
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We got there a little early because we couldn't get reservations until 8:45. Enjoyed our drinks at the bar and then were seated before I knew it! Had the blue cheese souffle appetizer - so good! Then had the filet for entree - so good and then had the bread, cheese and apple dessert - and it was all so... More

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New York City, New York
19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This restaurant has quite a serious reputation in the area and it does impress with its level of professionalism, focus, and careful execution. The menu is creative and on point, very nice cocktail offerings as well as wine list, and a super server who is French and incredibly engaging and knowledgable. The food though really is the show-stopper and it... More

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San Diego, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Used to think this the best restaurant in the county by a long mile but a recent Saturday visit was disappointing in many ways. Called ahead to say two of our three requested gluten free menus and was assured there would be no problem. However the GF choices were so limited it was ridiculous. Salads were wonderful but entree lobster,... More

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San Diego
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I just don't understand it, Market is one of the best restaurants in the country, but somehow Carl Schroeder and his team of professionals seem to get better with each passing day. The menu is not only inventive, but it is just damn good. The food is always perfectly prepared and perfectly portioned. The service staff is some of the... More

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Palm Beach, Florida
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416 reviews 416 reviews
324 restaurant reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

SPECTACULAR: Have the blue cheese souffle and then the short ribs. Can't wait to return. We've come once/year for almost a decade when we visit friends at Santa Luz.

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Top Contributor
137 reviews 137 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Met friend here with wife and as usual service and food were over top This is a popular stop as it's near race track and a regular for locals so reservations are suggested Staff at valet parking are great Menu is varied and we love braised beef plus wine list is good

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Culiacan, Mexico
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

One of the best restaurants in San Diego. Chef Schroeder has been nominated y the James Beard foundation multiple times. His food uses seasonal ingredients and is creative. We really enjoyed our time here, service was top-notch and the course tasting is a good bet to enjoy his food.

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