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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
17:30 - 00:00
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We picked this restaurant from Trip Advisor reviews and they were spot on. From the personable valet to the last bite of the dessert we couldn't ask for higher quality. The combination of favors from our appetizers, remise en bouches, and our main meal showcased the talents of the chef. I had one of their specials of the evening. Cap... More 

Thank Golfpar
San Diego, California
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Birthday meal with family. Although pricey the food was excellent ,the wine good and the ambiance nice,Plenty of choice on the menu. Certainly a good venue for a special occasion.

Thank robinhenry
San Diego, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My very favorite restaurant in all of San Diego. We try to go about once a month, and are never disappointed. Food is fresh and seasonal, but some favorites remain. The amuse bouche is always creative and it is hard to get enough of their little corn muffins. Wait staff friendly and informative. Can't wait to go back!

1 Thank karenwahler
Fox Point, WI
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189 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

We dined at Market on Monday evening and sat at the bar. We had a few minor order issues but the attentiveness of the staff was so high class the issues were null. Once in awhile issues happen. It's how these issues are handled is what's important. I would HIGHLY recommend Market and will definitely return. Keep up the good... More 

1 Thank stillalarm
Yucaipa, California
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42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Have been eating here for many years ,the atmosphere is that of fishing of days of old ,with the nautical feeling everywhere,and the feeling of being on a ship having your meal,wood and brass abound ,they have a oyster bar and bar,fresh fish cold box to take some fish home .The staff is friendly and professional ,it is a full... More 

1 Thank Larry B
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277 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Went here in mid January during Restaurant Week so the menu was abbreviated. That being said, the food and service was excellent. Market was recommended by our hotel and I'm glad they did! A little congested upon entering the restaurant as that space is also near the bar, but once in the restaurant there was nice spacing between the tables... More 

1 Thank Al O
San Diego, California
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

The Market deserves its excellent reputation for creative food utilizing fresh and generally locally sourced ingredients. Our food was creative and tasty preceded by a nice amuse-bouche. The service was fine and the noise level moderate although the restaurant was not completely full. Wine prices are at the usual egregious restaurant levels with very few truly moderately priced bottles and... More 

1 Thank bberkov
Del Mar, California
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

By far the best restaurant in San Diego. Every visit is exceptional and never disappoints. Great place to impress. The short rib is ridiculous!

2 Thank Nick M
San Marcos, California
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

We've been there twice in 2 months and it is such a special treat. Most recently we brought a good friend who was visiting from out of town. Their short ribs are delicious and what they are known for. Expensive but worth it.

2 Thank Renee C
Los Angeles, California
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211 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

Twice in three nights. I only wish we lived closer, we would be here once a week. The first night our waiter was Randy and second night was Taylor. But I have to give big kudos to Shane the General Manager. He is amazingly professional. From the moment that I called about a reservation he listened and heard and responded... 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
US$10 - US$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
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:30 - 00:00
17:30 - 00:00
17:30 - 00:00
17:30 - 00:00
17:30 - 00:00
17:30 - 00:00
17:30 - 00:00
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?