One Market Restaurant opened in 1993, and was a big event marking star chef Bradley Ogden’s return to the City. We have not been back in probably 10 years, so it was time to try it again. It recently got awarded One Michelin star. We visited One Market for Lunch and sat in the bar area.
Decor, Vibe – Modern corporate business-like wood panel decor. Fairly crowded with lots of business people on their power lunch.
Roasted Pear Salad ($12) pt. reyes blue, frisée, candied walnuts was a really good salad and looked great but was pretty tiny. The greens were fresh, walnuts were tasty, and the blue cheese was strong.
Roasted All-natural Half Chicken ($16.25) with braised cipollinis, chicken jus was a pretty healthy sized portion. Chicken was very tender and the chicken just was perfect. It is hard to get excited about chicken, but this was pretty good. The chicken came with nothing else but a small onion.
Olive Oil Poached Local Black Cod ($26.50) with summer beans, cherry tomato, basil, olive oil emulsion looked beautiful and melted in ones mouth.
Roasted Summer Squash ($7.75) wild fennel pollen had decent quantity but could have been cheaper. It was cooked well and had a little more butter than I would prefer.
Service was above average but not overly attentive. Prices are pretty high for lunch, making dinner an even more expensive proposition. Quality of the food was surprisingly good. It is time to give an old timer like One Market Restaurant more consideration when choosing where to dine.