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Restaurant Week Again -is Market Restaurant worth $40?

salustro Jan 10, 2011 12:26 PM

It's that (half) time of year again! So we all know that restaurant week can be a huge pain - the food is not quite as good as a normal visit and the service almost certainly suffers - but at the same, for those diners like myself who can't afford the usual prices at some nicer places, it's a great time to try out a restaurant.

With that said, what do people think about Market Restaurant, which is at the $40 mark for this winter's Restaurant Week. Worth it? Here's the set menu: http://www.sandiegorestaurantweek.com...

Or are there other $40 places that are a better bang for the buck (and worth trying out)?

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    MrKrispy Jan 10, 2011 03:09 PM

    We went to Market for RW a couple years back and the service nor the food stumbled at all.

    I generally think the Restaurant Week $40 price point is nearly useless for most people (who don't really want or need 2 apps and 2 desserts and would be better off going 50 other weeks of the year) but if it gets you to try Market or Blanca instead of a mediocre SD place than by all means...

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      chezwhitey Jan 10, 2011 10:16 PM

      I went to Market last RW cycle and I thought that 40 dollars was worth it to give me a taste of what they have to offer. The food was very good, my gf had a duck confit which was very good. I had the braised short rib which was nice. The deserts were ok, not great. Overall, I liked the place but maybe would not go there other than restaurant week. If I'm going to blow a lot of cash, I'd probably go up to l.a.

      As far as best bang for your buck, I though whisk n ladle was by far the best value. not set menu, the whole menu was fair game.

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        salustro Jan 11, 2011 06:37 AM

        much appreciated thoughts!

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          royaljester Jan 18, 2011 06:28 PM

          Yeah agreed, it was good as far as restaurants go but not at the top of my list either. RW is actually more an excuse for me to invite friends..otherwise I'd go outside of RW. =)

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