Seven months after a devastating fire at Top of the Market forced its shutter, resulting in a loss of over $2 million dollars, the waterfront restaurant will finally welcome back the dining public today. Its more casual counterpart, The Fish Market, reopened downstains in August.
In the process of repairing the 4,000-square-foot space, Top of the Market's owners decided to give the restaurant a top-to-bottom redo, which includes new furniture and fixtures and an updated color scheme from La Jolla's Robinson-Brown Design.
The seafood-focused eatery, which is celebrating its 26th anniversary, also has new executive chef, Stafford Mather, who spent four years leading the kitchen at Top of the Market's San Mateo location. His menu here is 75% refreshed, and includes ahi crudo, sautéed New Bedford scallops, Pacific swordwish and slow-braised lamb shank.
As a 'Thank You' to the first-responders who helped save the building, Top of the Market is donating a portion of proceeds from its reopening period to the San Diego Fire Rescue Foundation.