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“Excellent views, fresh seafood, and great service”
Review of Top of the Market

Top of the Market
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Ranked #31 of 4,963 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$30 - US$50
Cuisines: Seafood
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: 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 seafood available.
Reviewed 10 July 2017

This place lives up to the hype. Not cheap but the views are beautiful (try and get a seat on the patio). The oysters, fish, and king crab were super fresh. We had a great time!

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Reviewed 10 July 2017

My date and I had dinner reservations at the Top of the Market for his birthday. The reservation was timely, the seating location was exception with view and privacy as much as possible. Our waiter was attentive, friendly and provided right-on tips about various dinner plates and wine. I had the Salmon and he had the Cioppino. Both dishes were excellent. We would love to return on our next visit to San Diego.

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Reviewed 10 July 2017

We ate here with one of our sons. This is the upscale version of The Fish Market. A little quieter, food/presentation a little upscale, higher prices. Service was good but not great - given the pricing we expected better. Definitely worth consideration if you're staying nearby.

Thank NEM05
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Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

Top of the Market on Harbor Drive directly next to Midway Museum, has it all.
Fresh fish, sea bass, scallops, and tuna are all cooked to perfection. Chicken and steak are also offered. The clam chowder was the best I have ever had. Prices are expensive so be prepared. Dinners range from $22.00 to $85.00.
Salads range $11.00 to $22.00.
Excellent views!

Thank Phyliss B
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Reviewed 7 July 2017

We had a friend visiting downtown who was from Texas, so we decided on some bayfront dining for dinner. Everything was first class: the view was outstanding; the waiter was knowledgeable and friendly; and the food was exquisite. My wife and I shared the crabcakes appetizer, which was tasty. You should have the seafood entrees, which are prepared skillfully with just the right amount of appropriate seasoning. We visited the restaurant on a busy summer weekend, and therefore had to wait even for valet parking! The check for the three of us including wine was a bit pricey, but certainly worth the cost.

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