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Market Restaurant & Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
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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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  • 131
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 5
    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
Best in the area

We've been coming once/year since it opened as we visit friends in the area. Have the blue cheese souffle and short ribs Yum. Service is terrific and the restaurant is soothing even though busy. We love everything about it. If we lived here, we'd be here once or twice/week as the menu is terrific.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 15, 2015
doug100worth
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Palm Beach, Florida
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
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Palm Beach, Florida
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525 reviews
419 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 196 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We've been coming once/year since it opened as we visit friends in the area. Have the blue cheese souffle and short ribs Yum. Service is terrific and the restaurant is soothing even though busy. We love everything about it. If we lived here, we'd be here once or twice/week as the menu is terrific.

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Upland, California
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

If you go to the races and lose all of your money-take heart and drown all of your sorrows at this fabulous restaurant. Ask for Alex and all will be forgotten. He will introduce you to his very talented chef's delights and ply you with his unbelievable knowledge of food and wine. Great atmosphere and an ability to talk with... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

The restaurant has a very nice wine list; unfortunately for my guests and me I brought an extremely rare and expensive bottle of wine, Screaming Eagle 2008. I say unfortunate because the restaurant had this bottle on their wine list priced at $3,200, and because they had it on their wine list they refused to open my bottle. The approximate... More 

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San Francisco, California
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244 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

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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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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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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10 reviews
8 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 45 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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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 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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127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 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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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?