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Iris Food and Spirits

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$$ - $$$
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2334 Carmel Valley Rd, Del Mar, CA 92014
+1 858-259-5878
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17:00 - 21:00
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 17:00 - 21:00
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Dallas, Texas
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Met my wife there after I got off work for happy hour and dinner. Service was very good as was the food. Had a great time. Was a very solid evening. If you are looking for knock your socks off wow, not sure this is the place. If you are looking for a good quality meal, with an amazing view... More 

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Thank David W
Telford, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

We ate here on a Sunday night and it was pretty busy so we wondered if the 2 waiters would cope. But even though we ordered just after a party of 8 the service was attentive, friendly and efficient. We shared the tostadas recommended by our waiter and were not disappointed. I had tasty lamb meatloaf and my husband enjoyed... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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241 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

A mix of the old with the new - clubby kind of feel inside (dark wood) and covered patio with ocean view. The service was excellent - everyone at my table had salads and they were all large size portions and good quality food.

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Thank NonaKim
San Diego, California
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44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

Iris is a quiet little restaurant with great food and an amzing view. Check out the wine list too -- it might surprise you. I always et one of the daily specials and I've always enjoyed it.

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Thank SDquilter
Lee-on-the-Solent, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

Imagine having a whole plate of barely cooked Brussel sprouts as an entree and then being tutted at when you don't like it? Yes in the home of customer service that's what we were greeted with. Followed up by Cajun catfish, a bit to sweet for me, being served to you before you finished the starter was a bit much.... More 

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Thank Badadio
La Jolla, California
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105 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016

Four of us dined at Iris. The setting is pleasant and the service was fine, The food on the other hand was quite poor, lacked taste and interest, Each of us had a different item and all were disappointed in the food. I had the cioppino and another had the ahi salad and a third had the wedge salad. Nothing... More 

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Thank tommo_8
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

Cozy place, food was good especially liked the coconut curry chicken, slow service, overpriced dessert that was small and wasn't very good.

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Thank Lisa G
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105 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016 via mobile

Everything indicated it would be good but my fish tacos had so much of a char on them I couldn't really taste the fish. Also there want much fish. I likes the fries and rea. Service was good. I believe hubby likes his chicken sandwich.

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Thank Debi H
Port Hueneme, California
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223 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

Just have to rave about a goat cheese, pesto, chutney, and crostini plate that exceeds sensational. I was the most popular person at the table when I decided to share-major yummy. Ahi poke good, in fact, everyone at the table was pleased. Nice wine list, not deep but good selections.

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Thank Robert B
Budd Lake, New Jersey
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137 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

Very good Restaurant off the beaten path. Great Food, first class service. Wonderful wine selection.

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Thank Tom B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 21:00
Saturday
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2334 Carmel Valley Rd, Del Mar, CA 92014
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Del Mar
  • Phone Number: +1 858-259-5878
Description
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?