The Market Place Restaurant
The Market Place Restaurant

The Market Place Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.marketplace-restaurant.com/
  • Phone: 8282524162x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner:

    Monday - Sunday

    Bar opens at 5pm

    Dinner: 5:30pm until close

    Brunch:

    Saturday - Sunday

    Brunch: 10:30am - 2:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, American, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: William Dissen
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: We offer catering services based on the needs of our clients. Please call 828-252-4162 to inquire about any catering needs.
  • Private Party Facilities: For private parties from 10-100, The Market Place can accommodate any dining needs. Please visit our website for more details, or call us for further information.
  • Private Party Contact: Tracy Moore 8282524162x
  • Entertainment: Live Music in our bar & lounge every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, & Sunday. Live Blues, upbeat Jazz/Electronica, inspired vocals, and DJ's. Music begins early and goes until late.
  • Special Events: The Market Place is available for private events ranging from 1-100 people.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Battery Park
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street parking is available. There is also Parking available within 1 block at the Wall Street and Rankin Street Parking Garages.
A word from The Market Place Restaurant
Located in the heart of downtown Asheville, The Market Place Restaurant specializes in handcrafted cuisine from seasonal, local ingredients, many of which come from within a 100 mile radius of Asheville. Bringing you the local harvest since 1979. Serving Dinner from 5:30pm, 7 days a week in our newly renovated restaurant, and brunch every Saturday & Sunday from 10:30am - 2:30pm. Our classic American lounge serves local brews and handmade cocktails and is open until.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
The Market Place Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
179 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (131)special occasion (85)romantic (75)neighborhood gem (49)good for groups (42)notable wine list (37)great for outdoor dining (26)hot spot (21)vibrant bar scene (17)great for brunch (16)late-night find (8)great for lunch (6)scenic view (4)kid-friendly (3)Show More
  • Excellent
    1edGrip1VIP
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    I would recommend it highly---Very well done food in a nice venue in downtown
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Asheville Gem
    jemm
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Visited Asheville this weekend - read about the Market place and decided to have dinner here Friday night. GREAT place - food was exceptionally good. Began with pumpkin soup and a mushroom gratin appetizer - both excellent. Had pappardelle w/lamb and sockeye salmon - each dish was superb, as was the creme brûlée! Melissa was a delightful server. Live jazz music was very enjoyable as well. Overall experience was much better than we had hoped for. If you go to Asheville, you really should dine here!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great meal
    Revisitor
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    We hadn't been to the Market Place in several years and we were most satisfied with our experience. From a divine pumpkin soup to an outstanding salmon entree, everything was great. Also Wednesday 1/2 price on wine by the glass was an added bonus.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Everything was tasty and seasoned well. Only negative would be a small menu selection. Will be back when in town.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • It was a wonderful brunch!
    nanny85705
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    We got brunch, and were seated quickly. Service was efficient, and food was tasty! The jalepeno biscuit with strawberry jam was the best part, and the mains were delicious! I wanted the banana bread french toast, but couldn't pass on the benton. Very happy with decision
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Really small, pricey portions
    LocetheWizard
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The space is quite nice but loud. Nothing special about the bar beyond the extensive wine list. Foodies will love it, but not the rest of us. The portions are small, even skimpy for the price. The dishes we sampled were all OK, but no one left feeling satisfied. Give folks better value and better portions by including some sides on the plates instead of creating art on the plate.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 10+ Experience
    DeadheadDiner
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    From the moment we were seated my wife and I experienced perfection in a dining experience. Hands down the best steak I've ever had. And the cocktail made with bacon infused bourbon was hands down the best drink I've had in Asheville so far. Service was impeccable. Extremely knowledgable waiter. Ambiance was stellar. Highly recommend!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great date place
    OKDINER
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Asheville has a number of wonderful restaurants but if you are wanting to have a relaxed more intimate conversation then The Market Place is great. The ambiance and low noise level is perfect for that special evening or just a relaxing dinner with good friends. And the food is GREAT!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Food
    JBDineVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Great food, excellent service, overall a great time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great atmosphere and food
    Bellebowl
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Went with a small group of family on a busy weekend. We were seated right away and had drinks while we reviewed the menu. Food was delicious and artfully presented
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loud Music
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We enjoyed the dinner very much, but they need to get rid of the Jazz band...too loud and too ordinary. We sat in the loft area and it was difficult to hear each other. We will go back, but not on a night with all that racket.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • disappointing
    pickyeater
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We have been to the Market Place several times in the past, but we don't think we will return. Our food simply wasn't very good.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Delicious Dining Experience!
    AnnieB
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    My sister and I were celebrating her birthday, and this was a great place to do it. There was a guy playing music, not intrusively but just pleasant background vibe. We are both foodies and cooks and are pretty selective. We know good food. This place offers a variety of small plates. Among our favorites were sweetbreads, barbecued, a fresh tuna seared rare, and house-made pickled veggies, which were surprisingly yummy. We enjoyed other delicacies, but I recommend you make reservations and get there soon so you can experience this place for yourselves!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Redemption
    LaurenVIP
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Our server (whose name we never got) was either disinterested or new. I told her of my food restrictions (and always indicate on the Open Table reservations). She kept saying "no, we can't do that"....pretty disheartening. She also kept checking with the kitchen which brought me to the conclusion she was new and didn't have the right relationship and communication with them. Ultimately, we had a 'nice' meal, and she seemed to be less nervous around us. However, I don't think I'd choose The Market Place as my 'go-to' spot when Laughing Seed is right next door.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Romantic and delicous
    JamalVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    We went here for our anniversary dinner and they did not disappoint. They provided on the house champagne and desert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food lacks oomph
    YumNTum
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    The food is decent and nicely presented, but the vegetarian dishes in particular lack "oomph." Service was slightly irritating, albeit helpful and friendly.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Dining in Asheville
    jkk401
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Dinner at the Market Place Restaurant was wonderful! Their dishes were unique, delicious, and very nicely presented. The service was very good. Can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great service, great food
    AVLFiona
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    We brought out-of-town guests here. As always, the food was interesting and excellent (chicken of the wood appetizer was deluxe), lots of local, fresh ingredients and a wonderful waitstaff. And be sure to order a limoncello. It's home-made and tastes exactly like the limoncello in Tuscany!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Soft music, nice ambiance
    Pickyny
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We were in search of a restaurant with moderate a noise level and found this, eating upstairs, at The Market a place. They featured one soloist near the entrance/ bar area. Mussel's and all entrees were quite good. We would return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food, Mediocre Service
    jtenVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    All of the food we had was excellent. At dinner, pumpkin soup and spring pea & goat cheese ravioli were very good. Wait staff could be more attentive and spend less time chatting with each other and the managers. Despite the less-than-stellar service, the food was compelling enough that we returned a few days later for brunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 3rd Time is a charm
    Deedeediner
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Admittedly this was not our first choice...we tried two other popular restaurants first but no availability. Wow! Are we glad that was the case! The incredible flavor combinations, fresh and unique cocktails, ambience, amazing service and great music were much needed after a busy, hectic weekend...Market Place will be our first choice next time we are in Asheville!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service was...
    Sarahp
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    The food was fantastic and the restaurant has a wonderful feel about it. However, our service was less that perfect. However, I would not let that stop you from going. I would go again and just hope for a better server. :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Second visit still a disappointment
    Lowcountry
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Other than one runner, we found the staff to be unfriendly and very "programmed" and unattentive. The snapper was very dry.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Good Great Fun
    foodsnobVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Sunday brunch was wonderful. Banana Bread French Toast, Poached Eggs on Grits Cakes, a shared starter of Doughnut Holes! The presentation is beautiful, the service is excellent and friendly and the live jazz was the perfect volume. If you want a cocktail that really works with brunch food try the Salty Bird. Wonderful!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Possibly the best plate in A'ville
    KnowGoodFood
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Really creative pairing of set ups with entrees. Excellent appetizers. Very knowledgable waitstaff. This jewel outshines them all.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Think Twice
    ForrestDacha
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Limited menu, very mediocre food but a nice atmosphere and live music (a Friday night visit). The chicken was all but inedible, the snapper was bland, the small plates tomatoes were OK but nothing special but the wild mushroom special was out of this world good. All in all, I would not consider going back, especially with so many nearby options that seemed to be enjoying brisker business.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very good food
    Yonatan
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    The service is great, dishes were a little to small for my taste.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great local
    Clark
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    We live in Asheville and frequent MP because the food is tremendous,great service and it's not packed,like so many Asheville places.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • kath0987
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Accommodated our girls trip group of 7 very well! There wasn't a thing we tasted we didn't love. Great experience and wonderful atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing
    peacefulcharlie
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Splendid! Food, service, atmosphere all worthy of praise. We have eaten at The Market Place before, with the same results. Recommend without hesitation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • highly recommend
    FoodieInWallingford
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We chose Market Place based on reviews by previous patrons, and we highly recommend it ourselves. Excellent food, nice atmosphere and warm, friendly service. They mushroom gratin appetizer will live forever in my memory's taste buds :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SIMPLY AWESOME
    Marketplacerocks
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Eating at The Marketplace ranks in my top 5 dining experiences, ever, and I've travelled the world and dined at some of the best restaurants in cities like Paris, New York, and Hong Kong. The food was simply spectacular, using fresh and local ingredients combined in creative and delicious ways. We were seated exactly according to our request via Open Table (quiet corner for long, catch-up conversation). The service was attentive and well-timed, with meals coming from the kitchen after perfect intervals between courses. I highly recommend The Marketplace, and will be sure to dine there again when I next visit Asheville.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great but slow
    WendyB
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    not sure why the restaurant was slow tonight but the food was still good
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a great meal
    AVLFiona
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We celebrated a birthday here and enjoyed not just the food but our waitperson. Market Place is very consistent in offering local foods done well. We forget how much we like it (Asheville has TONS of restaurants) but every time we go there, we have a terrific experience. We loved the house-made limoncello as our "dessert."
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Food
    Outandabout
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Love the location. Food was outstanding. I had the snapper -best I've had since leaving Florida. The heirloom salad was wonderful. May wife had the lamb and mixed green salad. Loved both. After dinner enjoyed a walk through downtown. We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb restaurant!
    Luvtodine
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Excellent fresh food and outstanding service. Will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed with quality.
    tarheeltwice
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Headline says it all. Not of Asheville caliber. Service was great but food..not so much. Not sure what all the Yelp reviews were about
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Inconsistent
    TJGreen
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    I've been there twice, the first the service was great as was the food the second, service was below average and the food average. This restaurant is near the top as far as price point in Asheville, I expect more.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent
    Restman84
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Very friendly knowledgeable bartender. We had dinner at the bar and the service was excellent. His suggestions turned out to be great. We would surely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Magnificient!
    GmayerVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Outstanding food - amazing drinks. The food is always outstanding. The staff is so friendly and knowledgeable.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate