WE chose the Top of the Market because they take reservations (and honor them).The view is lovely and the service is adequate.The fish is very fresh and well prepared. The menu is quite extensive and interesting. We enjoyed our dinner so much that we went back the next day for lunch and ate downstairs at The Fish Market. Less expensive and just as good.
In my estimation the location was excellent. Also the staff was fine. The food was fair to poor. I think The Top is depending on non repeat tourist customers.
Average food, expensive
The food was definitely overpriced for the quality we received. Simple seafood dishes usually served with steamed vegetables and a sauce of some sort. My girlfriend's seared ahi tuna plate was a little less than $30. What came on her plate? The tuna itself, rice pilaf, vegetables and sauce. This dish was no different from all other dishes on the menu. I am a repeat patron and the dishes (the way the seafood dishes are served and presented) still have not changed. As for the decor, it was nice and elegant and upscale. Be sure to ask to be seated on the waterfront, covered patio. Service was good to great. OVERALL REVIEW: if you are curious to try this place, go ahead; you may even like it. But if you are skeptical, I suggest you pick another place.
Expensive, average food, average ambiance, rude server. Waaaaaay over-rated.
Atmospere, food not worth the price
This restaurant is definitely dated in decor. The woodwork has a 'sticky' quality that has that makes you sorry where you put your hand down. I must say, that is somewhat typical of older,waterfront seafood places, but a little surprising for a restaurant in this price range.
Food was nothing to write home about either. We had six diners in our party and everyone agreed that none of the dishes were memorable. If you want the waterfront ambiance, I suppose it will do but there is far better seafood cuisine at some of the nearby Gaslamp seafood restaurants such as Blue Point.
I arrived at the table and was given a fork which had not been run through the dishwasher and a paper menu which could not be read, covered with food stains. Asked for a new fork, butter for bread, knive for bread - All were not given, had to go to wait station and get it myself. Mgr (Mark Jennings) blamed it on being late in the dinner time for their incompetence. How ignorant, I never saw a sign for 50% off after 8pm for incompetence, as you still pay full price. Mgr never offered a discount or a complimentary meal for this filth. Any clueless restaurant managers should apply for a job there, as they are hiring poor customer oriented mgrs.