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Market Restaurant & Bar

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3702 Via de La Valle, Del Mar, CA 92014-4255 (El Camino Real)
+1 858-523-0007
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on a Thursday evening and had a great meal at this upscale restaurant. Specialty cocktails, and a variety of whiskey available from the bar. Extensive wine list or by the glass choices; ports and dessert wines also available. Interesting menu with seafood or red meat paired with various vegetables and bread. No room for dessert but the menu... More 

Thank D. Phillip C
New York City, New York
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34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The place looks very nice from the exterior and inside. It casts itself as a higher end place to eat both in presentation and menu. The food, however, did leave some to be desired. The smoked potato gnocchi was rather bland, as was the amuse-bouche. We had the steak with the twice baked potato and it wad fine. The baked... More 

Thank Matthew P
Park City
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133 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Certainly not the "be all end all" but overall a really solid dining experience. Food offerings were diverse and good with flavors and presentation. Service was good as was timing. Wine line was good and affordable. We definitely go back again as it was a solid triple but yet still far from a home run.

Thank Dan F
Upstate New York
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31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From beginning to end, this meal was full of flavor, creativity and fun. Two amuse bouches (both delicious),, perfectly prepared and seasoned grouper and lamb chops accompanied by a variety of delicious vegetables. And at a price point very similar to other local restaurants that do not hold a candle to the care and creativity here.

Thank OutdoorExplorers
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

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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54 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

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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84 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016 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 September 24, 2016

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
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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 

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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, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Bar scene
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: +1 858-523-0007

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