2 Best Restaurants in Del Mar You Ought to Try

Addison at The Grand Del Mar


1. Addison at The Grand Del Mar

Grand Del Mar, 5200 Grand Del Mar Way, San Diego | (858) 314-1900 | Online

Timeless and classic, Addison within The Grand Del Mar offers opulent yet understated European charm. Softly lit with tables that are widely spaced, this Mediterranean-influenced restaurant boasts a massive limestone fireplace imported from Italy, a centrally located wine room, and a handcrafted wood bar topped with stone. Floor-to-ceiling arched windows overlook magnificent views of the lush garden landscape and the eighteenth hole of the Grand Golf Club. Executive Chef William Bradley’s artisanal approach to cooking contemporary French cuisine with an emphasis on seasonal California ingredients makes for masterfully presented entrees with intense flavor characteristics. This is a destination to enjoy a true “dining experience,” savored for hours over several courses, each a masterpiece in flavor and presentation. 

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2. Market Restaurant + Bar 

3702 Via De La Valle, Del Mar, CA | (858) 523-0007 | Online

In 2006 Carl Schroeder established Del Mar's famed Market Restaurant + Bar where he takes great local products and turns them into great food. His passion for locally sourced ingredients and hyper-seasonal cuisine are on display for dinner every evening. He seeks out the best produce, seafood, and meat from local markets and his passion for perfection and the spontaneous nature of what is available are showcased in the daily changing menu. With a modern supper-club like atmosphere, this cozy eatery has a sophisticated feel. “After many years of hard work and attention to detail, we are now a nationally recognized restaurant that has received many awards and James Beard nominations,” says Schroeder, who has a great eye for detail, a strong focus, and a very distinct point of view on his cuisine.