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Market Restaurant & Bar

3702 Via de La Valle, Del Mar, CA 92014-4255
+1 858-523-0007
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good12%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“short ribs” (26 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (15 reviews)
“souffle” (6 reviews)
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American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
3702 Via de La Valle, Del Mar, CA 92014-4255
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Reviewed 27 July 2017

I had the melon soup which came out as a stacked, fruit salad in a herb infused broth that was not more than an inch high in the bowl -- hardly a soup. Moreover, the melon just did not go well with a savory broth...More

Thank scott w
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

It amazes me how talented Chef Carl Schroeder must be to keep creating such dishes following the Hyper Seasonal availability of produce and flavors. With a very upscale atmosphere and professional staff, it stands above most restaurants. It only prepares dishes from local fresh produce...More

1  Thank JBMD1
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

We ate here for the first time and expected good food and service but our experience far surpassed our expectations. We actually ate at the bar. The bartender, Vinny was terrific. We asked for his recommendations and they were spot on from the wine to...More

Thank Wondermore
Reviewed 10 July 2017

We had a birthday dinner for 7 at the restaurant last week. Everyone had a wonderful meal and the manager stopped by twice to make sure everything was okay. Very thoughtful. I had the lobster dish and it was especially good. The lobster was tender...More

1  Thank crownpacificgroup
Reviewed 10 July 2017

The seabass is my favorite....a short drive from Del Mar and well woth it! They have a wonderful grapefruit salad.......their desserts are yummy!

Thank Teri2010
Reviewed 27 June 2017

Phenomenal experience when you arrive at a restaurant, they know it's your anniversary not only at the entrance, but management and waitstaff. Amuse bouche was excellent, along with the rest of dinner. The important details missed were as follows: Waiter asks about allergies, I say...More

Thank BorDa123
Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

We stayed at the Inn at Rancho Santa Fe and this was a quick drive down the road. I wasn't expecting such an amazing meal. Creative menu of fresh and delicious food. Our party of five had nine separate courses in total and all were...More

Thank Adam C
Reviewed 22 May 2017

While staying in Del Mar we ventured out of the hotel to this beautiful restaurant. The food was fresh, beautifully prepared & delicious. The wine list was wonderful, we had great choices of California wines not available to us back home in NY. The service...More

Thank Jackie P
Reviewed 12 May 2017

On of the best dining experiences ever - from the prompt seating, impeccable service, 2 amuse bouche intermezzos and dishes perfectly prepared with exciting but unexpected combinations of flavors and tastes. The menu changes frequently based on what is fresh and available from local farms....More

1  Thank Paul G
Reviewed 28 April 2017

Went to Market Restaurant & Bar to celebrate a special occasion that put us in the area. Knew that it was pricey going in but decided to splurge. Atmosphere was very nice with acoustics that allowed us to have an intimate conversation at our table...More

Thank Buzz_Carol
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Questions & Answers
19 November 2016|
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Response from doug100worth | Reviewed this property |
We don't drink wine and Dale has two vodka with dinner. My guess is that dinner for two on this basis is about $150 plus tax and tip and well worth it
9 May 2016|
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Response from Larry G | Reviewed this property |
They have a marvelous selection on their menu. I'm a picky eater and that limited my selection to ribs. They were in the $35 range and they were delicious and worth the value. The market also serves small surprise... More
Deborah C
29 October 2015|
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Response from Theresa T | Reviewed this property |
I don't recall the prices but comparable to the places we frequent in Houston. The service was above par, even brought us some free samples of new dish they were trying.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 100
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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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