Marketplace
Marketplace

Marketplace

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.theatersquaremarketplace.com/
  • Phone: (502) 625-3001
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm;
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Comfort Food, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Dallas McGarity
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Contact us to arrange your private party, big or small!
    Email kellyrweller@gmail.com to request a catering package.
  • Private Party Contact: Kelly Weller 5026253001
  • Entertainment: Live jazz Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday nights.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Broadway
  • Public Transit: 4th & Broadway
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Attached public parking garage. One next to Brown Hotel, and the other across 4th street, with entrances on 4th Street and off of 5th Street. On street parking available on 4th Street and on eastbound Broadway.
A word from Marketplace
Marketplace Restaurant features a diverse menu guaranteed to satisfy your appetite. We offer a full lunch menu of salads, sandwiches, and entrees, and a dinner menu featuring tasteful appetizers, salads, and specially designed entrees served in our unique setting. Our full service bar offers fine wines poured from our Winekeeper Cruvinet draft system, cocktails, and a large selection of Kentucky bourbons.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Marketplace reviews from OpenTable diners
33 reviews since July 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
84% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
romantic (21)fit for foodies (19)special occasion (18)neighborhood gem (16)great for outdoor dining (15)good for groups (15)notable wine list (11)hot spot (10)great for lunch (6)late-night find (6)vibrant bar scene (4)great for brunch (3)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Live Jazz trio outstanding!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Will be returning for the excellent service, delicious food, but most of all for the remarkably excellent jazz. The Vojazz trio--including a truly talented and engaging vocalist-- played throughout the evening. Recommend this place for all live jazz music lovers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Food was excellent!!! The portions were too small.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Live4dining
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    I was celebrating my nephew and daughters birthday's, we all thought the atmosphere was great the moment we walked in. The food was was superb, and so pleasing to the pallat. The servings were just the right amount. The staff were friendly. We'll most definitely be back. Can't wait to tell my friends about it. Great job!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place
    SuperjamVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Food was good, server incredibly friendly and helpful but service was a little slow. I'd definitely go here again but probably not if it were busy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • oldlouisvilleiansreturn
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We had a delightful evening, wonderful music from your jazz ensemble. Entry hostess seemed very underdressed and unsure. The entry itself was not as beautiful as we expected.....needs some clean up and décor. Fresh bouquet of flowers on a big round table would give it a more theatre feeling. Excellent waiter Edward. We shall return
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Pre-Show dinner
    Celebration
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Marketplace is a great restaurant for a before theater dinner. We were going to the Henry Clay Theater for a 7:30 show. Our service made sure we got out in time. The food and service were both great! I recommend this restaurant highly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Debbhibb
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    A great place for downtown dining...convenient if you're catching a show at the Palace or Brown. Lots of space for large parties. Good service. We shared three appetizers ... Artichoke flatbread item was actually served on slices of baguette or something similar ... Chewy not crunchy like what I would expect with actual flatbread. Truffle fries-a high portion...much too much for an individual .... Enough for the whole table!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thursday Blues
    StuNaples
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    The seasonal menu was interesting with a small choice of entrees. The appetizers were fantastic, and the service was wonderful. The chef accommodated all special request.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Slow, but delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Marketplace is conveniently located a few doors down from The Palace Theatre. We made reservations for 1:15 before a show. I wish I had planned more time. Service was a little slow and inattentive, though not bad. We had the goat cheese spread appetizer, which was amazing. It was creamy, salty, and tart. The crostini's were a little too dark for my taste, but good. For dinner we had the NY Strip and Scallops. The steak was huge and cooked perfectly. The fennel and spices complimented it perfectly, as did the curry sweet potato mash. The scallops were cooked perfectly - juicy, not chewy, and seared wonderfully. The sauce and almonds paired nicely, as did the vegetables. Dessert was very good but not great. I would definitely go there again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding in downtown Louisville
    Sandy
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We had a fabulous dining experience. Our waiter was very knowledgeable about the wines and the food as well.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Pleasantly surprised 1st timers...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Having never visited Louisville before, we chose this restaurant because it was close to the Brown Hotel where we were staying for the night. I must say that everything about this place was pleasant & inviting. The jazz music was really nice, the menu was well thought out and the food was tasty. Our server did an excellent job making recommendations. I highly recommend trying their cider manhattan - yum! We had a wonderful overall experience and would definitely eat here again. They have an amazing outdoor area that I'm sure would be a wonderful place to eat in cooler weather. I look forward to seeing more of Louisville in the future and having another wonderful evening at Marketplace.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellence!
    Tlprb45
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    My wife and I celebrated our Anniversary here with sine friends and had the best time. The atmosphere is warm and inviting with nice eclectic details all around. The have a couple of bars and a very nice outside patio area for lounging. The menu was simple, but elegant and extremely tasty. The service was attentive but not overbearing. It was our first time here and we will definately be back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food -slow slow service
    LouisvilleDinerVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We sat on the lovely outdoor covered patio. Not very busy - three other tables. Food was excellent. Service was extraordinarily slow. 50 minutes between salad and entre. No apologies. Waitress cleared our plates without asking if we'd like dessert and dissappeared for another 10 minutes. Excellent food and ambiance not worth the slow disinterested service
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great Spot
    Brad
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We traveled from Lexington to celebrate a birthday and went to Marketplace on a recommendation from a friend in town. From the host to the wait staff, we were impressed with the friendliness, food, and ambiance in a renovated theatre. There was live music that varied from Sinatra to Norah Jones- not too loud and set a great background for an intimate dinner. Well done!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 19 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 315 reviews are from the Marketplace reviews archive.
  • Great food, great atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Stumbled on the Marketplace and loved it. Great food and great music.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • JettRink
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Everything was top drawer; service and food; will return
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    LetDown
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    What seemed it might be a nice atmosphere was soon disappointing. Had reservations for 8 PM. Arrived 10 minutes ahead. Wanted outdoor seating. Was told by a not so accommodating hostess that there were no outdoor tables, even though we saw many without customers. Waited at bar for one to open. 2 couples arriving after us were seated before us even though we had reservations and were there first. It didn't seem to matter and the hostess wasn't particular friendly. Were told by another staff member we couldn't have one of the open outdoor tables because it seated 5 people. Yet, a couple after us was seated there. We left after nearly an hour without being seated. It's a shame because we were looking forward to it and we tip well.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Understaffed on July 4th
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    The restaurant was slow early in the day and understaffed the night. We had drinks and appetizers for our party of five. Very slow service. The entrees were excellent although the portions were smaller than expected. Overall the birthday celebration was enjoyable but over priced and under served.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outstanding
    alnbarthelVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Marketplace is in my opinion is a most beautiful restaurant where the food the service and the hospitality all come together to make an outstanding and memorable dining experience. One of my very favourite places to dine. I would also commend the folks at Marketplace on their use of local foods.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great outside dining
    RKS612VIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Loved sitting outside on the beautiful covered patio enjoying some of the best appetizers in Louisville!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dining experience
    ElizabethVIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Loved the food. Don't miss the brussel sprouts! Yum! The Lamb bolognese was delicious served over polenta vs pasta. The decor is ultra modern which is not my style, but interesting. Great outdoor eating area. Huge restaurant and not very busy. Hope it picks up. Chef Dallas is excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food Great Location
    Judie
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    Ny husband and I had tickets to a show at the Palace. Marketplace is only a few doors down. Great food. wonderful service. Very interesting place as far as decor. Jazz piano player at certain times. We wanted a littler meal so we shared the lamb meatballs. I could have eaten more of thise for dinner. Served on a bed of greens. Wonderful. Also we shared one of their flatbreads. One of the best we hav ever had. Have to try their cider manhattan. Very nice.! Definelty will go back when we are in town again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Highland girl
    Highlandfirl13
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Food was excellent. Wonderful bargain on blue plate specials for lunch. I always get the truffle fries---they are addictive! Patio is the best in Louisville.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • chuckVIP
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    Food is inventive, well prepared and presented with great care. I dine here regularly and always have been pleased with my experiences. The restaurant is consistently excellent and always provides a great value.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Gno
    Booneyt
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    My friends and I dined her for my bachelorette party dinner. The service, ambiance, food, Ambiance and drinks were all amazing. We will be back
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great outdoor seating
    MannyTheSaint
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    This is a great place to unwind after work with friends, coworkers, or a date in downtown Louisville after work. They have their own signature cocktails, they are all great. Bourbon Manhattan martini is great! Order a couple of appetizers, sit back, sip a cold drink and relax!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely Gem
    Cheers
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Service was outstanding and the food worth coming back for! Just wish the water wall inside had been turned on as I am sure it would have been a delight.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, terrible service
    CCVille
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    My husband and I recently tried Marketplace for the first time. It will be our last. With tickets for a 7:30 show, we had a 6 p.m. reservation. The place wasn't busy, and we were seated 10 feet from the bar. Nonetheless, it took 15 minutes for my husband's first gin & tonic to arrive. The second didn't show up until we had finished our meals, so he declined it. We never received bread despite two requests, and our water glasses sat empty for most of the meal. If this is what happens on a Tuesday, I'd hate to see a Friday. When we complained to the manager, he shrugged us off. Our food was uniformly excellent, but we were left with a bad taste in our mouths. There is no way I would return or recommend Marketplace to anyone else.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Marketplace Restaurant
    Gally
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    My husband and I had dinner here during our trip to Louisville. We made a reservation when we heard they had live jazz during dinner. Our reservation was 7:30 p.m. on a Friday night. The jazz trio was wonderful and really added to the atmosphere of the restaurant; however, we must have been early for the dinner crowd because there was hardly anyone else in the place. The restaurant did have a nice outdoor eating area and I guess a lot of people were out there because of the beautiful weather, but the musicians were inside so we ate inside. The food was excellent. I had the gnocchi and it was delicious. Their signature drink, the Cider Manhattan was also very good. I would recommend this restaurant for a nice romantic dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place!
    Yumyum81
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    Met for lunch with some relatives and everyone had a great dining experience!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enchanting 5 Star Dining
    CWDinnerClub
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Marketplace was amazing. We were so impressed with the inside decor until we stepped out into the patio / outdoor setting. Wow! Words cannot describe the detail that went into making it not only most impressive and resort like atmosphere. It is great place for that special occasion or perfect dining experience. To top it off, the food was exceptional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely
    Jennhohl
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Had a nice experience at The Marketplace. Love the Atmosphere, foor was great, Jazz singer topped it all off! Would visit again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My dining experience
    ShawnGray
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Staff was friendly and professional.. Food could have been a little less expensive considering quality and quantity. I had gnochi and my date had the shrimp.. on a scale of 1-10 I give a 6. Shawn Gray
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Derby Day
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Food and service was good. Not excellent. We booked this two months prior to our arrival. When we called to confirm, we were asked for our credit card. They could not tell us how much would be applied if we could not make the reservation. We did make it, but would not book this restaurant again because of the unknowns. On Derby Day, there are so many things that could go wrong; transportation issues, traffic delays. things that could have been beyond our control.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Busiest weekend of the year
    pp52
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    We went there on Derby weekend - busiest of the year - our waiter Shane was amazing, even though he was slammed. Food arrived in a reasonable time. My chicken breast was very dry, but everyone else's food was very good. There was a young woman singing throughout, very pleasant and non-intrusive.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but snooty and over-priced
    BobP
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Restaurant has been rated well thus as out-of-towners we decided to try it. They charged $10 for a very small size salad and would have charged an additional $5 to split it (if that had been requested in advance)! The 48 hour short ribs name would suggest a fall off the bone tender meat; there were no bones but it was a good thing we had a steak knife to cut the somewhat dry and tough meat. As well, several of our party do not like polenta and asked that another starch be substituted with their dinners for those particular choices. We were told the chef would not do anything different to his "creations". If there was a saving grace to our meal, it was the waiter who tried to follow the "company rules" but was quite attentive otherwise.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pre-Derby dinner
    Pmaracas
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    Excellent food, very knowledgeable waiter and a good mid-range bourbon list. Veal chop on special was fantastic. Would definitely go again when in Louisville.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • mix food and music
    doglover
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    We had a lovely time at this place. The food is very good. The music was so nice not loud lovely singer very sweet. would go back anytime I was in Louisville
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wait staff + excellent restaurant.
    mimiteachVIP
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    There for a vacation and on the Urban Bourbon Trail. The restaurant exceeded our expectations especially due to the personalization and reccommendations of the wait staff. Will definitely come back when in Louisville.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Left after appetizer.
    VisitingLouisville
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Everything about the experience said dinner was going to be a let-down... Someone else's glass was still on the table when we were sat, my signature cocktail tasted like the juice from canned peaches, wine glasses had been left on the restroom counter, the waiter would have been more comfortable at an Applebee's, the brussel sprouts appetizer was a pile of frozen veggies and soy sauce. We cut our losses after the appetizer, made a reservation for Eddie Merlot's around the corner (luckily got us in 45 min later), and left to get real food somewhere else. The ribeye special was going to be $54, and at that price you can eat somewhere else that won't disappoint (Eddie Merlot's did not disappoint). Don't waste your time at this place.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate