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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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San Diego, California
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 

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Del Mar, California
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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!

1 Thank Nick M
San Marcos, California
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

1 Thank Renee C
Los Angeles, California
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210 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 

1 Thank 800FoodFanatic800
Fallbrook, California
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It disturbs me wham I spend my time and fiscal resources to visit a restaurant and review it online when the review disappears. I'LL DO IT AGAIN, as this place is that good. I have visited this restaurant twice. I'm a Farmer and trying always to find new clients to buy my produce. This place wasn't keen on my solicitation,... More 

1 Thank Feedbackart
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I came here with a business colleague for dinner after a meeting. Great service and good food. We ordered the Pacific sushi roll which was OK. The mushroom fettuccine pasta dish however was superb. Nice ambience and sort of uppity crowd. Busy however even on a Monday night. That must mean something.

1 Thank Peter C
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

We visited on a Thursday evening and had a great meal at this upscale restaurant. Specialty cocktails, and a variety of whiskey available from the bar. Extensive wine list or by the glass choices; ports and dessert wines also available. Interesting menu with seafood or red meat paired with various vegetables and bread. No room for dessert but the menu... More 

1 Thank D. Phillip C
New York City, New York
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34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

The place looks very nice from the exterior and inside. It casts itself as a higher end place to eat both in presentation and menu. The food, however, did leave some to be desired. The smoked potato gnocchi was rather bland, as was the amuse-bouche. We had the steak with the twice baked potato and it wad fine. The baked... More 

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Park City
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133 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

Certainly not the "be all end all" but overall a really solid dining experience. Food offerings were diverse and good with flavors and presentation. Service was good as was timing. Wine line was good and affordable. We definitely go back again as it was a solid triple but yet still far from a home run.

Thank Dan F
Upstate New York
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31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

From beginning to end, this meal was full of flavor, creativity and fun. Two amuse bouches (both delicious),, perfectly prepared and seasoned grouper and lamb chops accompanied by a variety of delicious vegetables. And at a price point very similar to other local restaurants that do not hold a candle to the care and creativity here.

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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
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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?