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Iris Food and Spirits

2334 Carmel Valley Rd, Del Mar, CA 92014-3754
+1 858-259-5878
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2334 Carmel Valley Rd, Del Mar, CA 92014-3754
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went there for lunch with colleagues. The menu has many good options. I got a fish sandwich that was quite big, fresh and tasty. I certainly recommend.

Thank Danny V
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Let me prefice this review, I'm originally from Boston. The "Clam Chowdaa" is the best I've ever had in my 69 plus years. Over the past 5 years I've taken numerous friends to Iris and not one of them, including a chef from Cape Cod,...More

Thank diverdavephx
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Iris has become a neighborhood favorite. Nestled between other restaurants overlooking the Del Mar Lagoons, it has a down-home yet quietly sophisticated atmosphere. Settle into the outdoor (covered) patio with a glass of wine and you could be at home.Appetizers are fulsome and tasty. Main...More

Thank 379Genevieve
Reviewed 3 August 2017

This is a great place to get good food, the drinks were good too. We've eaten here 3 times this year, it's not cheap, but worth the money.

Thank john g
Reviewed 22 June 2017

We recently took out of town guests to Iris for dinner mid-week. They have a nice enclosed patio where you can see the nice lagoon view. We all had different items and everyone enjoyed their meal. The chicken with a mushroom sauce was excellent and...More

Thank BUsd
Reviewed 18 April 2017

We ate thee last night. I had chicken, which was good. The place was pretty empty , but our service was slow. There aren't many inexpensive items on the menu.

Thank baltoro
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Cool place with a good menu and good service. Be sure to sit in the outside section, as it offers lovely views of the lagoon. Parking can be a bit of a problem, though, as space is limited.

Thank ebdb627
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

In my opinion one of the best restaurants in North County. Every dish is cooked to perfection! Going there again tonight.

Thank Ken M
Reviewed 9 March 2017

We have eaten here twice and will return. A charming casual bistro like atmosphere with a heated, sunset viewing, patio. Service was excellent, noise level medium low and food excellent. The menu offers a choice for everyone. All our food, both times was delicious, beautiful...More

Thank Comivez
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

Ate lunch at Iris today. Nice, supper club kind of place. Seemed to be very popular for lunch. Good menu of salads and sandwiches. Food was good, but nothing special. Service was great.

Thank Steve H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2334 Carmel Valley Rd, Del Mar, CA 92014-3754
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Del Mar
  • Phone Number: +1 858-259-5878
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We're a neighborhood bar and restaurant focused on using local and organic ingredients in our contemporary interpretations of world food, featuring inspired cocktails, local and regional craft beers, and eclectic wines.
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