The Market Place Restaurant
The Market Place Restaurant

The Market Place Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.marketplace-restaurant.com/
  • Phone: (828) 252-4162
  • 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
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
The Market Place Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
171 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (131)special occasion (83)romantic (75)neighborhood gem (49)good for groups (44)notable wine list (41)hot spot (26)vibrant bar scene (23)great for outdoor dining (22)great for brunch (15)great for lunch (7)late-night find (5)kid-friendly (3)scenic view (3)Show More
  • consistent, creative, high quality
    WeddingParty
    Dined on 11/25/2014
    Chef Dissen and a talented service staff offer one of the most consistent, creative and high quality dining experiences in Asheville. choose MarkekPlace for Innovative Farm to Table meals and exceptional service. If Chef Bill is in, ask to meet him, he is gracious, funny and very customer focused.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simly excellent
    Momunchies
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    Just delightful . We dined early on a rainy Sunday night so very few other diners to rate noise level. It's a lovely soft and airy room, staff could not be more pleasant, but the food just shines. Roasted pumpkin soup was silky and nutty. Lamb pappardelle will be a dish to crave. Salmon perfectly cooked and sustainable too. A gem on Ashevilles' Wall St.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the best meals I have had in Asheville .
    ChefBax
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    The Market Place is simply one of the best restaurants in the area. Amazing food Amazing service and An Amazing Chef that puts his love and passion into the food and you can tell
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DanAsheville
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Overall, it just wasn't that memorable. It wasn't terrible. It wasn't fabulous. It was an OK meal in a nice environment with a good serve staff;
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Most consistent Asheville restaurant
    Overfike
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    We ate here the first night of our honeymoon 5 years ago and come here every year when we visit. Will and his team continue to impress and it is one of the most consistent restaurants we eat at any where. The fresh local menu and seasonal changes keep reinventing a proven recipe. We had the pickle plate at the bar to start, which included pickled potatoes...a first for me and surprisingly very good. I had quail and my wife the ravioli, both of which were perfect. Service was so-so but that was the first time ever everything did not line up. Thanks again!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was delicious.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    I got the Salmon and it was awesome. Cooked to perfection, great presentation and just the right amount of food. My mom got the Sirloin Steak and the bite I had could have been the best steak I've ever had. They promote local food and serve it in a way that is classy and delicious. Will recommend it to people coming to Asheville who don't mind spending more than $20 on a plate of food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Remarkable and amazing!
    GmayerVIP
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Definitely my favorite place for a dinner date! The service is consistently terrific - the food is outstanding and the restaurant provides an enjoyable experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great night out!
    gusto
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    We had friends in from Steamboat Sprngs, CO and, with another couple went to MP for dinner, Our cocktails before dinner were very tasty-- the bartender was obviously knowledgable. We had a great round table which allowed for conversation-- noise level was just right. Our server was helpful and attentive but not at all intrusive. And, to top it off, the food was delicious all round. Our selections were varied, from a tofu and vegetarian entre to trout .Wine selections were perfect. Everyone was pleased:)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    I've had some wonderful meals here, but this one was not a great experience. The best part was my cocktail - a "Grassy Noll" with Chartreuse. But the "mac and cheese" came out lukewarm, the steak portion was small, and the pasta overwhelmed the braised lamb. And for the service, there was a long gap between the appetizer and the main dishes, leaving us nursing our wine, and the waitress actually laid the dessert menu on the table while we were still eating.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amy from Ohio
    specialtyeats
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Though the decor was a bit more relaxed than it was a couple years ago (good), the food was just as outstanding. Great presentation, great taste! The other waitress seemed to reveal more detail to her customers, however, service was still good. We will go again on our next visit!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A lovely evening
    LuberonFan
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    The menu isn't large, but it had two vegetarian dishes, two fish dishes, and four meat dishes, so we were all happy. Each of the dishes was delicious, with nicely paired accompaniments, and we shared the "small" plate local mushroom gratin, which was generous enough for four of us. Our waiter was personable and knowledgeable. We did have one slight miscue when a different server brought out our main dishes before the mushroom gratin plates had been cleared. Two things I like very much about the Market Place Restaurant: It isn't as noisy as some other places; it's so nice to be able to speak with each other instead of shouting over the noise! And they use nice crystal and china.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Market Place
    Traveler
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Dined here on recommendation of an innkeeper, food was good quality but menu was basic in terms of choice. Good value, interesting but limited wine list. service was good ,delivered with a smile and very attentive.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very enjoyable
    tlavender
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    I went to 3 top restaurants in Asheville over the long weekend and the Market Place turned out to be the best meal I ate.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always Great!!
    TravelerVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Tomato mozzarella salad a must. We totally enjoyed each other's entrees-trout and the pumpkin goat cheese ravioli. The food & service don't ever disappoint.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wall street
    frosty
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Restaurant is solid in all categories. Service was attentive, food well prepared and presented and variety on menu for vegan and carnivore. Pleasant atmosphere and from previous experience a good bar. Some unique interesting dishes reflecting an innovative kitchen.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Local Treasure!
    highlandheavenVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    You must try whatever the Mushroom special is for the evening! All the mushrooms are foraged locally and prepared exceptionally!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Find
    JandD
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Unable to find openings on a Saturday evening for a group of 5, we were able to find a table at Market Restaurant but not sure what to expect in terms of food quality. We were pleasantly surprised - food was wonderful, and our excellent server recommended a lovely wine. Our entire party enjoyed each of the different food selections. Would definitly go back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good food
    justme
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Food is very good nut too salty. Do not reommend if you do not like excessive salt in your diet.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great brunch and a cool atmosphere!
    MBell
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    The Eggs Benton and Omelet with goat cheese and fresh spinach were excellent! Loved the jalapeno biscuit as well. Would definitely go back again. Also easy walking distance to shops, etc. downtown.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    We had a wonderful dinner at the Market Place in Asheville. It was one of the best dinners I've ever had, and I've had a lot of dinners.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful!!
    steaknwife
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    We dined early so the restaurant was not full. The woman who waited on us was an absolute delight. She was attentive and conscientious. She had a nice smile and a great demeanor. She was patient as we slowly ate our way through our large appetizers and then was very "on it" when it came time to get the main course out.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Excellent and unique menu. Slightly limited but creative and high quality menu. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • persnickity
    PERSNICKITY
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Industrial restaurant setting with unimaginable food. Travelers might enjoy.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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.
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  • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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.
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    fit for foodies
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  • 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.
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    • 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
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    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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelModerate