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Iris Food and Spirits

) #26 of 71 Restaurants in Del Mar €€ - €€€ American
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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“ahi salad” (3 reviews)
“pork” (6 reviews)
“tostadas” (2 reviews)
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2334 Carmel Valley Rd, Del Mar, CA 92014-3754
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 1 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 8 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 6 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
Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Great setting with sunset views. Really good happy hour with 20% off starters and 50% off beer and wine. Pork tostada was amazing, as were the duck potstickers. Baked goat cheese was good with a delicious pesto. Calamari were are also quite tasty. Really enjoyed...More

Thank HotelDuderino
Reviewed 9 December 2016

We had dinner here on a Thursday evening. The location is great - Del Mar - with a view of the lagoon. The restaurant is warm, inviting. The service , however, was poor. It was busy, but we sat there and had to ask a...More

Thank CannSanDiego
Reviewed 24 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...More

Thank David W
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...More

Thank Jane K
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
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16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
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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