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Market Restaurant & Bar

3702 Via De La Valle, Del Mar, CA 92014-4255
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Ranked #1 of 79 restaurants in Del Mar
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $100
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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91% Recommend
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English first
Los Angeles, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

This is absolutely my favorite restaurant in the San Diego area. Never miss an opportunity to eat here. Great food, great presentation, excellent service.

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Upon our return to the restaurant, we noticed upon entering, a new pizza oven as part of the renovation. After yet another fabulous dinner in the restaurant, we inquired about it. The bar had a new menu, including pizza and several other tasty treats from around the globe. We decided to return later in the week to try it. We... More

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Honolulu, Hawaii
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Farm to table is the motto. The service and the food is as good as it gets. Be sure to make a reservation or no chance. We finally found a "10"

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Seattle, Washington
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

I recently enjoyed Dinner at Market in Del Mar. I enjoyed the amberjack, avocado and Dungeness tartar to start followed by grouper with spring vegetables and ravioli. Both courses were outstanding. I also enjoyed the bread; they make home-made corn muffins with sweet butter. I had a glass of very good chardonnay. I must say wines by the glass are... More

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San Diego, California
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78 reviews 78 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

I had been to Market some years ago, but I didn't think it was that great. Recently I went back to a new menu, new decor, and new atmosphere. It went from a B to an A in my mind. Jason, our waiter was highly professional and personable.My soup and veal dish were excellent. The vegetables were from Chino's farm... More

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Los Angeles, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

We are San Diegan locals and foodies. We value great service, quality food, and excellent wine. Market exceeds in all these areas. The service is stellar without being stuffy. The staff is fun and remembers the guests that frequent the location. Chrissy is my favorite server, who already knows if I need another glass of champagne. Michael is the best... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

I've been eating here since they opened and they always impress. The new decor is a great change and only makes the restaurant better. Great service and even better food. Consistently great over the years. Highly recommended.

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Top Contributor
271 reviews 271 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

This was a great dining experience. Everyone in our group had an excellent meal. The soups, salads, and entrees were fresh, creative, and had excellent taste. One person in our party was a little younger and the waiter was very kind to retrieve a pizza expertly done in the brick oven and usually reserved for the bar area. The wine... More

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San Diego, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

San Diego has an emerging restaurant scene, and there are a lot of places that are good but not consistently excellent. An exception is The Market. We've been going here for several years, and over the 8-10 times we've come, we've never been disappointed with anything on the menu, and the service is always excellent. It's a nice, comfortable space... More

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

First and foremost, chef Carl is one of the top 5 chefs in SD. We LOVE his seasonal cuisine with veggies coming from Chino Farms. Yes......there is a but coming......his new interior design/decor is terrible, awful, trendy in a bad way and annoying. This new "modern" decor is so trite and uninspiring as well as blinding. The LED lighting is... More

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