We had a group of 9 for dinner and Market in Del Mar turned us down saying it's "too hard on the kitchen staff" when they have parties of greater than 8? Hmmm, I've had a couple large groups at The Better Half in Hillcrest and we were greeted and accomodated warmly and professionally in a very small restaurant that is new. So much for me ever thinking about doing Market again. I was wary after hearing a thing or two about the service there. Now it's a done deal!