The First Market Restaurant on the waterfront in downtown San Diego. Courtesy of the owners
The First Market Restaurant on the waterfront in downtown San Diego. Courtesy of the owners

Top of The Market, the upstairs fine-dining restaurant at the Fish Market downtown, will reopen Thursday, seven months after a fire swept through that harborfront landmark.

The downstairs restaurant reopened in August while repairs continued upstairs following the heavy fire and water damage.

In addition to repairs, the restaurant’s owners took the opportunity to update and refresh the space with a new color palette, fabrics and wall coverings, lighting, ceiling treatments, furniture and seating.

To thank first responders who helped save the building, the restaurant will donate a portion of its initial sales following re-opening to the San Diego Fire Rescue Foundation.

“We are grateful to those who helped us during the fire and its aftermath and in getting us back open, including the San Diego Fire Rescue Department, Harbor Police, Port of San Diego and City of San Diego”, said Jim Wendler, president of Fish Market Restaurants.

The restaurant is located on at 750 North Harbor Drive, next to the USS Midway Museum.

Chris Jennewein

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.