Top of the Market truly is one of those establishments that offers subdued elegance without pretense. It can be as casual or luxurious as you choose to make it with consistently amazing food and a staff eager to please. Nothing is overly complex or unapproachable, rather simply fresh and fine ingredients are prepared perfectly by a seasoned chef and well trained crew. We recently revisited this San Diego landmark for a four course tasting menu prepared by Executive Chef Ivan Flowers and thoroughly enjoyed one of the most delicious meals we've had in a long time. Get ready to salivate.
Our dining experience began with a show-stopping amuse. A Long Island Blue Point oyster decorated with black truffle 'caviar,' champagne sorbet and Vietnamese chili drops sat atop a shot of creamy lobster bisque 'espresso.' We slurped the cool oyster then took the shot of soup. The umami earthiness of the truffle droplets, sweet chill of the sorbet, and spiciness of the chili intermingled harmoniously with the creamy bisque and super fresh oyster. Paired with a Moet & Chandon Imperial Epernay, the meal could have begun and ended with this dish and we would still have been beyond contented.
TOP OF THE MARKET
750 N Harbor Dr., Downtown
Mon - Thu: 11:00 am - 2:45 pm, 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat: 11:00 am - 2:45 pm, 4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Sun: 11:00 am - 2:45 pm, 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm