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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
Good for:
Casual Dining
Romance
Local cuisine

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 108
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 6
    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
Most recent review
A Tasting Menu Worthy of California Cuisine

On a recent weekday visit for dinner, a friend and I decided upon the tasting menu at Market, which is five courses with two options for each course and is available with wine pairings. We tried virtually the entire menu between the two of us and swooned over the fish course in particular. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Opinion8ted
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Midland, MI
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Reservations
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142 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Midland, MI
Top Contributor
108 reviews 108 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

On a recent weekday visit for dinner, a friend and I decided upon the tasting menu at Market, which is five courses with two options for each course and is available with wine pairings. We tried virtually the entire menu between the two of us and swooned over the fish course in particular. The wine pairings were fabulous and the... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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160 reviews 160 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

The bar area for this great restaurant is an unnecessary distraction. it oozes attitude and the worst of southern California. Just go directly to your table and enjoy a creative and delicious menu and friendly professional service; representative of the best of southern California..

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Italy
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343 reviews 343 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
188 helpful votes 188 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015 via mobile

This was our second trip to Market and we were not disappointed. Last year, we visited and were seated next to the most disgusting group of men who were each trying to top the other with how successful and wonderful they were...gag! It was really inappropriate and we were sad that our sons had to hear these losers. Upon our... More 

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Del Mar, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I was anticipating a glorious meal at The Market but was disappointed with the vegetarian entree which I felt was over salted. The Starter--asparagus soup, a grilled sandwich with a lobster-cheese filling and pickled vegetables felt more like a lunch than a starter. The cheese overwhelmed the lobster. I didn't realize it would be a grilled sandwich which felt too... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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103 reviews 103 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

This is a lovely spot. I was excited go as it is rated #1 on Trip Advisor. The menu was very appealing and the service was great. The restaurant is loud and dark which can make it hard to hear your neighbour. Food was great but the location was disappointing. As someone visiting from Canada I would have liked to... More 

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Reno, Nevada, United States
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98 reviews 98 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Don't get me wrong, the food was fantastic. But the decor and the service-- well, they were trying just a little too hard. The restaurant just didn't fit with the great impression we have of the town of Del Mar-- authentic, laid back. This place tried too hard to look like and be a Mortons or Ruth Chris. Killer wine... More 

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Coronado, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

My wife and I ate at Market for my birthday and we decided on the tasting menu when we were, amazingly, able to choose the same dishes from the choices given. We began with an excellent amuse bouche shrimp ceviche, then followed with a leek and potato soup, miso glazed black cod, spice crusted rack of lamb and a wonderful... More 

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Bend, Oregon
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Overall, the menu was great and the food good. The blue cheese soufflé with huckleberry compote was my favorite part of the meal. It was to die for. My wife's favorite part of her meal was her salad with some sort of white cheese and apple slices. She ordered the tenderloin which had a fabulous flavor, but was a bit... More 

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The Woodlands, Texas
Top Contributor
388 reviews 388 reviews
271 restaurant reviews
221 helpful votes 221 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 via mobile

To start with...this dining experience was so good that we got a reservation to dine again before we left...only the second time we have done this in our dining history! You have to look at the menu to enjoy the endless opportunities for wonderful food. The menu changes daily. To start with the four of us had four separate starters...two... More 

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Rancho Santa Fe
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I have been going to Market since it opened - I would guess 5-10 years. It is the best restaurant in San Diego. The food varies depending on season, what fruit, veggies and meat are available. Chief Shroeder is fantastic at appetizers. Have eaten at top rated restaurant throughout the world and this is among the best in the world.... More 

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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
  • Cuisine: American, Californian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romance, 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?