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Market Restaurant & Bar

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3702 Via de La Valle, Del Mar, CA 92014-4255 (El Camino Real)
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We're local and had been hesitant to try Market since a gourmand friend had heard it was less than ideal. We gave it a try for an anniversary dinner and are happy to report that our friend got it wrong. We had an excellent meal served by a thoughtful staff and we recommend the restaurant to anyone who knows and... More 

Thank WHpost
San Diego, California
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53 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We go here regularly. The menu is changed often and the selections are terrific. The food is always excellent, as is the service. It is a great place for special occasions. We have never been disappointed.

Thank paul303030
San Rafael, California
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83 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Market is not your average restaurant. It has a menu with nuanced selections and great tastes. A nice mix of seafood and meat and poultry. Nice bar for a more casual experience. A bit more on the expensive side but what you would expect for a quality meal

Thank MA92756
Solana Beach, California
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family and I have been coming into Market for at least 10 years. It has consistently been one of the finest meals in San Diego with the best service. From the valet to the bartender to the food - it always delivers. The primary reason for this consistency is Chef Carl. He's a real work-the-line, prep the food, wipe... More 

Thank Ted V
Solana Beach, California
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94 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

Market is one of the best restaurants in San Diego. It's a high end restaurant that's not outrageously expensive. The food is consistently excellent using local ingredients, including from nearby Chino farms. Service is always impeccable. If there's one negative it's that the wines are expensive with few offerings under $60. This is a great place to go for a... More 

Thank sdphil
Long Beach, California
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

The food is outstanding, the ambiance is all right, and the service is very good. It is just off the 5 Freeway near the Del Mar Race Track. It is Valet Parking only, but they do not charge extra for the Valet. The decor is nothing special, but the food is extremely good. The seared tuna that I enjoyed was... More 

Thank Steven C
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151 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

We weren't quite sure what Market wants to be, in terms of decor. All of the black kind hits you when you walk in. Not very warm environment---could be lovely with some sprucing up. But the food is top notch. Wonderful, imaginative entrees and appetizers! We loved every morsel. Excellent wines as well. Staff was professional.

Thank HAV847
Los Angeles, California
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016

One of my favorites--I always come here when visiting La Jolla. Wonderful menu with unique pairings of tastes. Try the blue cheese souffle paired with spicy apple. Or the duck paired with a foie gras sausage and warm German potato salad. Terrific service and quiet enough to hold a conversation A little off the beaten track in east Del Mar

Thank sgrahammd
Tucson, Arizona
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant was packed when we arrived on a Thursday evening. You were fortunate to find a table in the bar and thoroughly enjoyed our meal. Sushi was served in the bar but not in the restaurant so I felt very fortunate as I love sushi. The service was impeccable and the ambience was very nice.

Thank whitval
The Colony, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

The location is great, but parking is rough. Service is good. My favorite part was the sourdough bread , amazing! The quality of fish is average for the the high price u pay. The crab Louie salad was good, pasta blah, fresh seafood plate was ok. Go for the Old Fish market experience.

Thank candegurrl25

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $100
American, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?