Marketplace always delights
Another great dinner at Marketplace! We are big foodies and this is one of our favorites. This time was for my husband's birthday- everything was spot-on! Thanks for a great evening.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Service and food were superb.
Service and food were superb. Great atmosphere and ambiance.
3/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
Fine dining re-defined!
Every time we dine at the Marketplace, we become more fond of the place. Eclectic decorations, romantic atmosphere ( especially after the pianist comes in), great food, and great service. The bartender makes the best cocktail ever.
The service is great, attentive but not " in your face", fast, and friendly.
We will definitely be back.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
very nice experience. they
very nice experience. they had a private party in the front part of the restuarant and we were unable to leave the same way we came in. had to exit through the side door on the otherside of building. perhaps they should come up with a better way to accomadate private groups as this arrangement cut us off completely from the bar area,entertainment and the wine shop. a small inconvience. great chef in Dallas McGarity, creative and consistant.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Derby Clock: it's time to eat here!
A great spot for a business lunch or a romantic dinner. My lunch companion and I had the burger and the "special" fried chicken -- but bites were exchanged! The deserts are great, too, if you celebrating something special. One of my favorite downtown Louisville spots (across from the famous Derby Clock!).
3/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
The jazz group was wonderful.
The jazz group was wonderful. Great female singer.
4/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
We are frequent flyers at The Marketplace. We enjoy the quaint atmosphere so much, we made a reservation for our wedding anniversary dinner. Initially we were a little disappointed, as the restaurant was nearly empty when we came in, yet our request for a table in a certain area of the restaurant(made well in advance) was not honored. However, the service was very good, our anniversary was recognized, and the celebration was good. The food is always tasty, and the bartender makes the best cocktails in town. We were offered chocolates on the house in lieu of desert, and the evening was a great celebration of our anniversary.
We will definitely keep the Marketplace high on our favorite dining places in Louisville.
4/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Beautiful food, Beautiful setting
The original paintings, art glass chandeliers, and other artistic touches complement an excellent menu executed perfectly. A large soaring space that could seem overwhelming is instead somehow cozy and romantic. Slight ding for pomme frites being a little too salty, but that's a matter of taste.
4/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food fabulous; wait staff spot on, ambience - best in Louisville
4/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Marketplace is a great restaurant,
Marketplace is a great restaurant, and one of the best looking restaurants anywhere. The food was great. The table was ready when we arrived. The restaurant was very busy because of Kentucky Derby weekend. There were a few loose ends. We had to ask for steak knives and there was no bread brought to the table, Excusable considering the large crowd, but did cause the 4 rather than 5 star for service.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very pleased with Marketplace
We chose Marketplace because of its incredibly close location to the Palace theater. It is conveniently located on Fourth Street in the midst of activity. The food was very good --- from appetizer of goat cheese to the cesar salad to the sea bass. I often judge a restaurant on the cesar --- and Marketplace's was wonderful!
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
We loved the place, live music was fun....food was great.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Delcisious food, great service
I was looking for a good restaurant to eat while on a business trip in Louisville. Marketplace definitely lived up to my expectations. Situated a little further on from the downtown 4th street part scene. Outside area was great, food was delicious (I had the gnocchi) and service was excellent. Highly recommended!
5/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Enjoyed dining outside by
Enjoyed dining outside by the water fall. Server was excellent. I will return.
5/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love this resturant wish they
Love this resturant wish they would have a little more of a appetizer selection.
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had not visited Marketplace
We had not visited Marketplace before but I am really glad we made it the destination for my wife's birthday. The food was special and the presentation was a delight for the eyes. There is a wine for every price point and every palate on the wine list.
It will be a destination for us when we are downtown.
5/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Beautiful place to dine anytime
I had a party of 12. The service was quick and intuitive and non intrusive.
The food was excellent, and artistically appealing.
It was an excellent and enjoyable evening.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great start when they read
Great start when they read and came through with request for quite/outdoor seating. Outstanding service by our server Shane who went above and beyond to connect with his customers, offers suggestions and make sure everyone in his area was well taken care of. The fried chicken was amazing as we loved the added "zing" and the purple potatos were a nice touch. The steak wasn't the best I've ever had but the bar service helped me get past that. We'll be back for sure anytime we go to The Brown Theatre or Palace Theatre just down the street.
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Everything was great especially our server Shane he made the most wonderful cocktails I have ever tasted! It was a great experience thank you again :)
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, service, atmosphere
Locate centrally on 4th street, it's a great location to dine, within easy reach of most of the best hotels in the city center. The staff is well dressed, attentive, the menu is really strong. Top notch bar and wine list.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was my third visit to
This was my third visit to Marketplace over the last few months and each time I have enjoyed it in a different way. On Friday, June 28 I had a wonderful dinner in the outdoor patio area with a family member and a business guest together. Atmosphere, food and service were all very nice. Thanks to the Marketplace and staff for helping make an enjoyable evening!
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a favorite
We dine at the Marketplace often, and every time we are amazed by the eclectic decoration, the nice atmosphere, and the great food.
The menu changes often, so we never get bored.
There's always something new to try.
Service is attentive without being "in your face".
Overall, a great dinner.
We will be back.
7/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Birthday night out
Heard about Marketplace from a customer. Making the reservation thru Open Table was easy and perfect.
The overall dining experience was Excellent! The outdoor area is comfortable, fun, and beautiful !
The service was awesome, our waiter very helpful with suggestions that were excellent from start to finish. I recommend the Marketplace for everything. Drinks with friends after work, Dinner for entire family, Friend get togethers. Everyone needs to patronize this great restaurant!! My personal favorite were the Scallops!
7/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Impeccable service from Shane. Food delicious. I had doubts when ordering seared scallops but I was in the mood for them and they tasted as though we were on the ocean front as they were fresh, very tasty and one of the highlights of our night.
My wife's Franks Fried chicken sounds almost inappropriate at a fine dining establishment but it was paired with pickled cabbage and was beautifully executed. It had a tad of spice but she still enjoyed.
We had great ambiance and it was not too noisy or too quiet to have a private conversation. We dined at 6:00 so the large crowd had not arrived. I imagine that during prime dining hours the place is packed and a little noisy.
7/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fine dining at its best.
The food, the staff, our waiter, the ambience, the music, the presentation could not have been better.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Romantic dinner spot
Food was delicious and service was great. I had short ribs with bourbon glaze and my husband had pork. Appetizers were goat cheese fondue and lamb meatballs. Everything was delicious.
We went on a July Friday at 6:45 & sat by chandelier area inside. Jazz band started playing sets at 7--great background music with sultry songstress, didn't interfere with our conversation at all. Tables well spaced, so also nice there.
By coincidence, friends were having rehearsal dinner in courtyard, so we chatted with them out there a bit. Lovely setting for small or larger groups there.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I had a wonderful dinner the other night. I had the pork belly appetizer and it was wonderful.
My husband had the lamb meatballs and liked them as we'll. he had the sea bass for his entree and I had the shrimp and grits.
They were great.
We were both impressed with the wine and bourbon list. My waiter, Louie, spoke with me about the types of wines I enjoy and suggested one I have never tried. It was wonderful. I plan to try to find it at the liquor store.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food and service at The
The food and service at The Marketplace is second to none.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
We enjoyed the laid back atmosphere
We enjoyed the laid back atmosphere and the live jazz music that was playing in the bar area was excellent but did not disrupt our conversation in any way. The mozarella arancini was a great start to our meal, but the Marketplace Salad was a little bland an fell short of my expectations. The shrimp and grits were outstanding and more than made up for the shorcomings of the salad. Our server was attentive and pleasant and made an effort to make out visit a pleasurable experience. This was our second time at the Marketplace and we will be back again.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Never a Bad Meal
I just love going to the Marketplace. The food is ALWAYS outstanding, very tasty, and the service is ALWAYS exceptional.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great atmosphere and great food
We had the hangar beef and ricotta and both were great. Service was excellent and the atmosphere was great on the covered outdoor patio.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Chef Dallas has done it again.
Chef Dallas has done it again. Beautiful place, great food.
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyed the live music during
Enjoyed the live music during dinner. Great food and great service.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
How come more people do not know about this place? I have asked many people and they don't know of it??? Get the word out, as it has so much to offer!!!
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time visitor
Great food. Creative menu with good service. Love the outdoor dining area and the inside dining is very enjoyable especially when the Jazz Trio is playing
9/5/2013 5:00:00 PM
Our server was Ricky and he was absolutely delightful. Knowledgeable about the food and quick with service. This is my second trip to Marketplace and I will gladly recommend this restaurant to friends/family.
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Downtown Find!
The restaurant and food itself were awesome, our waiter wasn't the friendliest, but we also were a large group that he seemed to be a bit impatient with. Overall it was a great meal and I will return.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
For whatever the reason the service was slow. Everything else was great.
Finally after about fifteen minutes I had to go to the bar
And try and find someone so I could pay my bill.
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was a good experience
I brought a group of 15 for a work outing and it went very well. Good food, good service!
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Took some customers here for dinner . Food was very good, area by bar was relaxing and service was great
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Ordered the wrong dish
Service and ambience excellent, but I ordered the beef short ribs. They were fatty and inedible. The appetizer, truffle fries, was excellent, as well as the food of my guests. Stay away from the ribs and you should be okay.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
a wonderful dinner date
This was our first time at the marketplace and we had a wonderful nite. Our host, Greg, was exceptional!! He recommended the spare ribs and the filet mignon--excellent, excellent choices! Greg also had a great personality which goes a long way in customer service. All prices were reasonable for our party of two. We were Very pleased with our nite out at the marketplace and will eat there again next time we are in town.
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of the best outdoor spaces
Unfortunately, it was a bit too chilly so we ate in the equally interesting interior. Server amusing and competent. Food excellent. Have been there twice in two weeks and may go again next week. Highly recommend it. It's close to the Brown Hotel & Theater and all other attractions in the so-called SoFo, blocks between Broadway and 4th Street Live. Convenient parking in the garage between the Brown Hotel and the restaurant.
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
We will be back!
We came here on a recommendation by some locals the last time we were in Louisville. We were not disappointed! The food was amazing, prices were acceptable, and our server was GREAT! We will definitely be back!
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dinner before the Show
The Marketplace is a true gem in the Louisville theatre district. It has an ideal location between the historic Louisville Palace and the Brown Theatre. The food, atmosphere and service has always been top rate. Whenever we're out for a show we include the Marketplace on our itinerary. It's definitely a place to experience.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Disappointed in service
We are frequent diners at the Marketplace - one of our favorite restaurants in town. This time we stopped by to dine after a busy work day, but still took the time to make a reservation. I was shown to the table while my husband was parking the car. Our server stopped by and filled the water glasses, without any greeting or introduction, and then proceeded to ignore me until my husband showed up. The food was good as always, and we enjoyed the atmosphere, but we felt like our server didn't want us there. I would tell you his name, but he never introduced himself. We'll be hesitant to come back...
10/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
We were there early in the
We were there early in the evening so not many patrons dining at the same time as us. Service was perfect as everything came out with exceptional timing. All four of us ordered something different and we sampled from each plate. The food presentation was beautiful and was very tasty.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
We dined at Marketplace for the 2nd time Saturday. I didn't even know about it until some friends introduced us to it. It is so pretty inside and the atmosphere is so nice. The water, fire, and lighting features are beautiful. And the food is incredible too. I got too full to enjoy any desserts but their display looked great. We plan on having our company holiday party there! We sometimes don't venture downtown but its definitely worth the trip and parking is easy at the Brown Hotel next store.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Marketplace is a fantastic place to meet friends, celebrate with family or dine before the show. We arrived at 6pm since we were going to an 8pm show at Center for the Arts. We were concerned we would need to rush through dinner. Our server let us know we could relax and didn't have to pick from a "theater menu". We had an incredible and relaxed meal including truffled fries for an appetizer (they arrived looking like Mt. Everest, we ate the whole thing!). Dinner came and was delicious. I had the filet while everyone else enjoyed the salmon. We finished dinner and made the show with time to spare!
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Marketplace is impressive.
Marketplace is impressive. Its special. The drinks are great, the food is wonderfull. And they have a jazz trio n Sat night.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM