Market Restaurant and Bar
Attentive five star service without the stuffiness. Staff was so nice and the food was amazing, as always. We always enjoy our time at Market!
The best food in San Diego. Pricey but worth it. The restaurant is noisy, but the service is outstanding. Highly suggest.
Hands down my favorite restaurant in San Diego ❤️
The service was excellent. The food was the beat we had during trip to San Diego. Short rob and prime duo was outstanding. The filet was excellent and could cut with a fork. We will definitely be back on our next trip to town.
Market is this quiet little restaurant tucked away on a street corner next to the Del Mar Horsepark and polo fields. I was pleasantly surprised by the level that Market's cuisine is at given the location's historically frequent turnover rate. The restaurant has been there for over a decade now and it's apparent why. Every dish was like a painting and gorgeous to look at. The flavors were distinct without becoming overwhelming. From their bar, I enjoyed an ingenious beet and gin cocktail. Their dessert list was just as tempting. My group ordered the financier and coconut ice cream dish which I couldn't help but keep most for myself.
The service was excellent as well; our server was an affable guy who was knowledgeable about the restaurant and its history. Market Restaurant has a sommelier on-site and he came by our table to sample the wine that we had brought with us.
The atmosphere is tranquil and has that classy, upscale Del Mar feel to it.
Market is a restaurant well worth the visit for a creative, delicious menu and genuine service.
Market Restaurant is always amazing and such a special foodie experience. The service was excellent.
Everything about the evening was great! I highly recommend Market!
We live close by and had never been to the restaurant. We had heard good things about it from friends. The service was impeccable, attentive but not intrusive. The drinks were well prepared especially the Hendricks martini with muddled cucumber. The appetizer and entree were delicious. We didn’t have a dessert. We thought the restaurant itself was extremely dark. It was expensive but not outrageously so. Definitely a place for a special evening.
Fabulous service (Mike) and wonderful food!
Once again, we had a fabulous dinner evening at Market Restaurant and Barr, celebrating our 12th wedding anniversary. It really is the best restaurant overall in San Diego. The cuisine and service were superb, the staff gracious and sophisticated and the ambiance was top flight.
Well done - we'll be back soon.
Franz Birkner and Portia LaTouche
This is a great place. Terrific experience. Thank you!
P.S. Tempura Soft Shell Crab is the bomb.
Went for our anniversary. Service was spot on. Arrived a little early but they were able to seat us right away (not that I mind waiting a few minutes since their bartenders are on the top of their game and make superb cocktails!)
No pressure to order and they didn't blink that I brought a bottle of wine from my own collection since it was our anniversary.
Relatively quiet restaurant where it's easy and pleasant to have a conversation with your dinner companion.
Best part is the food. I had the tempura crab for an appetizer and it was amazing. Perfectly cooked and although it had a sauce, it didn't cover the flavor of the crab....perfectly executed.
Entree consisted of the porcini ravioli's and a side of the beef short ribs (hey, it was a special occasion!) and both were absolutely amazing. The flavors of each dish work spectacularly well and they are extremely accommodating for dietary needs or just making it the way that makes you happy.
Extremely reliable quality of food and service. My favorite restaurant in San Diego. They certainly deserve a Michelin star.
Another wonderful evening at Market and a lovely way to celebrate our anniversary. Thank you for the excellent service and delicious food!
Advanced reservations highly recommended!
Went there for my wedding anniversary. Had a great experience all together. Sat at the bar and enjoyed a cocktail, sushi, and overall great food.
Best food in Del Mar. Everything was excellent!
Burthday meal was perfect. Yellowtail with shrimp dumpling. The peach burrata salad with fresh plum could have been an entree - so delicious! And a lovely chocolate with ice cream and candle on a plate with “happy birthday” spelled in chocolate syrup, was a house treat that was very appreciated.
The service and food were outstanding! Our waiter was outstanding, checking back with us on every detail, we will definitely recommend to our friends and we’ll be back again!
Very creative and fresh gourmet food experience. An intriguing and eclectic wine list. I highly recommend this very food focused experience.
This is truly one of the finest restaurants in the country. We are from out of town and we go to Market every year on our annual visit to San Diego. The ambiance is elegant, quiet and sophisticated. The service is beyond exceptional. The staff quietly circles the dining room and takes care of everything efficiently. Although a server takes your order, anyone available will deliver the food, bus the table etc. The food is sublime. The cuisine is very imaginative, and the flavors are so clean and unusual. This is an exceptional establishment that strives constantly to deliver an unforgettable dining experience.
Outstanding experience overall! One of the best dinners we have experienced, from the food, wine and service. Would recommend to anyone that loves dishes with common base ingredients but with a unique twist. We didn't have one dish we didn't like. Thank you for the amazing dining experience.
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A wonderful restaurant, arguably one of San Diego’s best. Fantastic food, beautiful presentation, attentive service. There is one underlying quirk, however, that precludes a five star evaluation, and that is that the diner is not afforded the opportunity to dine casually by first ordering starters and then shortly thereafter the entree. Rather, the entree must be ordered at the same time as the starter and consequently there is a feeling of being rushed. One other quirk is that when chop sticks are provided, they are the break-apart wooden ‘fast food’ style which is certainly inconsistent with the quality of the food and the presentation of the food.
Still the best restaurant in the North County (for that matter--all of San Diego.)
I've been to Market a number of times over the years. Went there the other night and it did not disappoint! Excellent as always, first rate service, from appetizer to dessert it was excellent food.
Great food and service, consistently one of San Diego's best restaurants.
We love Market. It is always a great dining experience. You can feel the teamwork that goes into executing the whole event. And special dietary needs are treated with respect and professionalism. And of course the food is amazing. So many complicated flavors and textures created for each dish. Always a pleasurable time.
If you have a good allergy beware, they do not pay attention. Sushi menu is only available at the bar.
Love this restaurant! Great food. Attentive Staff. Perfect even on a rainy weather night. We had black cod, salmon, yellowtail tuba app, beet salad, and avocado salad with grapefruit. Superb in every way. Dessert was dangerous as always! Chocolate.
Market is always a treat. Definitely one of the best restaurants in North County.
The food was outstanding. I had the short ribs and my husband had the lobster special. It was all delicious . Even the cocktails were great. We were there on a busy night so it was a bit noisy and the wait staff were having to hustle. I think this restaurant is well worth the money, but it is pricey. I would eat here every night if I could.
My wife and I had a wonderful anniversary dinner at Market. The chef presents unique options that never fail to delight. A must try if you are in the area!
Alex and Edwin did a fantastic job. As always the Market Restaurant is the very best! We will be back.
Portions were pretty small for price but everything was great.
Every time we have eaten at the Market we have had wonderful food and service. I has gotten pricey, but for a treat it can't be beaten. The best restaurant in San Diego, period.
Market is my favorite restaurant in town, always great!
lovely and quiet but still with the ambiance..delicious food..waiter lacked true engagement and product knowledge
Easily the best restaurant in San Diego. The food is never disappointing. This is truly a farm to table restaurant with the freshest ingredients. We have been to Market several times and would go back any time. The Bar area also looks very nice and busy , although we have never tried it.
Don't let its location fool you!
Food was excellent as usual. Service by Edwin was friendly and the meal was well paced. No hostesses compare to those as Market who welcome us with big smiles and literally an open door. Sommelier Alex is simply superb; the vermentino he recommended was perfect. Other sommeliers should take lessons from him as to how to interact with patrons.
Best food in San Diego!