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Top of the Market - San Diego

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Wed, 4/24
8:00 PM
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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner
RATINGS
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Food and ambience

Local cuisine, American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Special occasions, Romantic, Scenic view, Large groups, Business meetings

Location and contact

Menu

THE RAW COUNTER
19
Oysters*
Chef's Selection, by the half dozen
18
Dungeness Crab Cocktail
18
Sea of Cortez Prawn Cocktail
68
Chilled Seafood Platter*
Half Maine Lobster, Dungeness Crab, Jumbo Prawns, Mussels, Littleneck Clams, Oysters, Grated Horseradish, Champagne Mignonette, Cocktail Sauce
135
"Tsar Nicoulai Reserve" American Sturgeon Caviar
Buckwheat Blinis, Crème Fraiche, Sieved Egg
STARTERS
19
Signature Crab Cake
Chili Aioli, Sugar Snap Pea, Candied Peanut, Radish, Thai Basil
17
Ahi Tuna Crudo*
Chili-Lime Vinaigrette, Watercress, Persian Cucumber, Crispy Quinoa, Chives
17
Hamachi Crudo*
Olive Tapenade, Blood Orange, Marinated Fennel, Prosciutto-Pistachio Crumble
19
Grilled Spanish Octopus
Crispy Polenta, Pickled Onion, Pancetta Aioli, Fava Bean, Arugula
11
Roasted Carrots
Lemon Yogurt, Moroccan Spices, Pistachio Gremolata
21
Smoked Fish Sampler
Selection of House Smoked Fish, Crostinis, Dill Crème Fraiche, Giardinaiara, Trout Roe
16
Artisan Cheese Plate
Chef's Selection, Almonds, House Made Jam, Honeycomb
SOUP & SALADS
12
Artisanal Greens
County Line Lettuces, Candied Walnuts, Goat Cheese, Seasonal Fruit, Citrus Vinaigrette
12
Add Chicken 7
Add Prawns 12
Add Salmon 18
Sweet Gem Caesar
Roasted Garlic Dressing, Toasted Garlic Breadcrumbs, White Anchovy, Grana Padano
16
Farmers Market Citrus and Arugula
Loma Alta, Pine Nut, Shallot, Fresno, Red Wine-Citrus Vinaigrette
27
Dungeness Crab Louie
Avocado, Capers, Pickled Red Onion, Radishes, Tomatoes, Louie Dressing
26
Grilled Prawn Cobb
Butter Lettuce, Avocado, Tomatoes, Blue Cheese, Bacon, Red Wine Vinaigrette
8
New England Clam Chowder
SPECIALTIES
24
Maine Lobster Roll
Connecticut Style, Lemon, Shallot, Cucumber, Soft Herbs, Buttered Brioche Bun
21
Grilled Pacific Swordfish Tacos
Salsa Roja, Cabbage, Cilantro Créma, Corn Tortillas, Lime
20
Atlantic Cod Fish & Chips
Pale Ale Beer Batter, Tartar Sauce, Apple-Fennel Slaw, Meyer Lemon
27
Linguine with White Tiger Shrimp
Uni butter, Savoy Spinach, Calabrian Chile, Roasted Red Pepper, Oregano, Breadcrumbs
36
Seared East Coast Sea Scallops
Parsnip Puree, Melted Leeks, Wild Mushrooms, Garlic Salsa Verde, Pea Vine
35
Ahi Tuna*
Rancho Gordo Heirloom Beans, Pickled Onion, Pumpkin Seed, Citrus Greens
49
Alaskan Halibut
Fingerling Potatoes, Haricot Vert, Roasted Mushrooms, Citrus Beurre Blanc
58
Alaskan Red King Crab Legs
Marble Fingerling Potatoes, Bloomsdale Spinach, Drawn Butter
MESQUITE GRILLED
21
Idaho Rainbow Trout
Fingerling Potatoes, Haricot Vert, Lemon Butter Sauce
37
Pacific Swordfish
Toasted Freekeh, Fennel Soffritto, Green Almond, Fried Leeks
31
Scottish Isles Salmon
English Pea Mash, Mascarpone, Maitake, Asparagus, Mint
39
Prime Manhattan-Cut Strip
Sweet Potato, Grilled Broccolini, Calabrian Chili Relish, Arugula
58
Canadian Cold Water Lobster Tail
Marble Fingerling Potatoes, Grilled Broccolini, Drawn Butter
About
Two of our locations feature Top of the Market, a separate upstairs restaurant where guests can enjoy an expanded wine list, distinctive desserts and exceptional seafood offerings. Overlooking a quiet lagoon from its perch above The Fish Market is our Top of the Market in San Mateo. Opened in 1982, the intimate, elegant setting of this restaurant is enhanced by exhibition-style cooking and superior service. In San Diego, the feature, in addition to white linens, warm teak paneling, large windows and deck, is the spectacular San Diego Bay. Launched in 1989, Top of the Market in San Diego has continued to provide each guest with a memorable dining experience, starting with the best and freshest
PRICE RANGE
$30 - $50
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
American, Seafood
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing fresh fish and soups. Great ocean views. Awesome service. This is a great place. It is on the bigger sides. Make reservations. It can be a bit noisy, but the food is awesome. Service was fast and courteous. This is a wonderful restaurant and...More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My first time in San Diego & my first experience with fresh sea bass & halibut. It was perfect. What a fun atmosphere. You must try this place.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank mercyrules
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant came highly recommended and one can see why! Our server ~ Cliff was amazing and friendly and informative. Sitting at the counter offered a bird's eye view of the cooks in action. We had the Alaskan Halibut and Spanish Turbot along with a...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Bozgu64
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The view was nice. Our server was amazing. The caesar salad was very bland and didn't taste like a real caesar salad should. That was disappointing. The Cioppino was very good. The bread they serve is excellent. One of the cooks, had a very long...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank annewest32
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for a late lunch. Wonderful service. Great food. Enjoyed the Swordfish tacos, Artisanal Greens and Almond Brown Butter Cake. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank GoCubsWin
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went there for my sister's 85th birthday dinner. They treated her (and us ) like royalty. The menu was appealing to any taste and my sister's menu was printed up for her with her name in large letters on all of our menu headings! I...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank John H
Reviewed March 15, 2019

Can be pricey if you explore the wine list but otherwise good value and properly cooked food in a largely italian style.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank DrDickWarwickshire
Reviewed March 14, 2019

This is a top notch, wonderful restaurant. It is quieter than it's sister restaurant downstairs and has wonderful harbor views. We so enjoyed the turbot and their Caesar salad was perfect, a great balance of dressing and cheese. I must admit we managed to share...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank VictoriaM0617
Reviewed March 6, 2019 via mobile

I had a wonderfully prepared salmon dish while my colleagues tried other yummy looking dishes. Service was outstanding and the ambiance was perfect for a business dinner and would be great for a romantic night as well.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank 867ChristineM867
Reviewed March 3, 2019 via mobile

Stopped in for a late lunch with friends. Great views from on top as well as professional table service. White linens, fresh flowers and wonderful presentation of food. More expensive than the restaurant downstairs, but you get what you pay for.

Date of visit: March 2019
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KerrieS139
February 12, 2018|
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Response from kirk b | Property representative |
Many of Top of the Market's selections (more than 50%) are naturally gluten free and some can be prepared as such on request. Simply make your server aware of the request or allergy and they'll be happy to highlight the best... More
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Linda D
March 10, 2017|
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September 18, 2016|
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Response from octavia0263 | Reviewed this property |
Yes , business casual at the most . When my family and I went in May it was a lovely and elegant evening , but being SD very informal . My brothers wore collared shirts and jeans ,my elder sister and I ' dressed up ' , polo... More
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