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“A good addition to the restaurant scene in Stockton”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Market Tavern

Market Tavern
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Ranked #3 of 529 Restaurants in Stockton
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Bar
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Good for: Kids, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Northern California
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251 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
“A good addition to the restaurant scene in Stockton”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2014 via mobile

We've been to the new Market Tavern at Lincoln Center twice for lunch. The menu is something you would see in the Bay Area, bordering on expensive, but nicely put together.

Service has been mixed with a very experienced server our first lunch to a rookie server the second time.

But the winning point here is the breathtaking interior. Yes, this place has ambiance and does look like something you would find in San Francisco or Vegas. Besides the bar and dining areas, there is a market deli offering anything from fresh veggies, fruit, breads, drinks, to fancy sandwiches. It is impressive and I bet when the weather warms up this Spring the restaurant will be very busy especially with their outdoor seating area.

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Stockton
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104 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Not so much”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2014

I have been here several times with high hopes. Not so much. The food is unremarkable. The deviled eggs appetizer is just that - 6 deviled egg halves that have bacon - probably less than one slice amongst all six. Bland. The cobb salad is drenched in blue cheese with a little bit of chopped chicken - more like finely diced chicken. My martini was served in a champagne glass? The salmon special was ordinary and overpriced. What I did like is the atmosphere, but don't come for the food. Not until they step it up a notch. Service was good.

  • Visited February 2014
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Lodi, California
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161 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
“A very bright new spot in a dimming historic city.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2014

Living about 12 miles away we tried Market Tavern in response to a local ad. Our experience greatly surpassed our expectations. The venue is divided into three districts: A front café-like area and bar, a somewhat more formal dinning room in the back (checkout the fireplace area) and a deli/market selling some wonderful "home baked" specialties, a few veggies, meats, wine and some deli items (watch the impulse appeal of the wine, some at nearly 200% of supermarket and discounter prices!). The market adds a nice touch.

We can only review the atmosphere, service and food in the café area--all of which contributed to a very pleasant lunch. We were seated very politely and immediately in a window booth which gave us a great view of long awaited rain. The atmosphere is modern, perhaps slightly trendy but comfortable and friendly. Our waitress was very cheerful, knowledgeable and obviously proud of her employer's offerings--and the team service was very efficient and cordial. Our meals were superb.

I had a margherita pizza which included one of the best crusts I have ever had . . . puffy on the perimeter but thin, uniform and very "biteable" in the interior. The yeasty crust had a wonderful texture and the pizza was rich with quality extra-virgin olive oil, a medium weight tomato sauce (but not seasoned) and moderate amounts of a very nice cheese. The only improvement I could suggest would be to ad some small slices of basil rather than one small leaf on each slice . . . each leaf was immediately pulled into my mouth on the first bite which detracted from the full flavor of the rest of the slice. My very petit and diet conscious permanent date, who had been self-deprived of a hamburger for a very long time, splurged and took a chance on the one offered even though she knew nothing about the restaurant. After about three bites she declared this one of the best if not the best she had ever had. This compliment I might ad came from a gourmet cook! Her fries were near the top of her personal scale as well.

Our advice, give it a try. And if you do, please write a review . . . though we really won't need muchencouragement to return.

  • Visited February 2014
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California City, California
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Wonderful restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2014

Market Tavern is one of the best restaurants in Stockton. The food was excellent. They use locally grown and a lot of organic and homemade items. The skirt steak was excellent and cooked just right. The chicken sandwich was one of the best I have ever eaten and the wood oven pizzas are good. The apple crisp with cinnamon gelato was awesome. They have an excellent selection of beer and wine. The interior is modern and classy. Definitely would go back and would highly recommend for lunch or dinner. Can get busy so make reservations if you can.

  • Visited February 2014
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Linden
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37 reviews
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“Good Experience - Market Tavern”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2014

We tried this new establishment on a rainy Sunday afternoon and found it to be a very good experience. The roasted beet appetizer was wonderful, as was my husband's multi-cheese lasagne. My organic spanich salad was very good. The minnestrone soup was good but unconventional, wheat pasta, including bow tie, and floating croutons. It was flavorful, but I am a fan of Angelina's minnestrone which I have never found any to be better. The place was packed, but our service was excellent. The deli has a good variety of prepared items and fresh vegetables. Overall it definitely was a very good experience. The brunch menu looked very appealing, and we plan to try it soon.

  • Visited February 2014
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