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The Market Place Restaurant
The Market Place Restaurant

The Market Place Restaurant Details

  • 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


    Saturday - Sunday

    Brunch: 10:30am - 2:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Tapas / Small Plates, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
  • 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 (828) 252-4162
  • 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 & Promotions: 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.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "not sure why the restaurant was slow tonight but the food was still good"
    Dined on 8/27/2014
  • "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.""
    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."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "Excellent fresh food and outstanding service. Will definitely return."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Outstanding food - amazing drinks. The food is always outstanding. The staff is so friendly and knowledgeable."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "It had been a few years since we had visited the Market Place. Everything was great. Our waiter was very knowledgeable of the menu items. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to family and friends."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Perfect dinner.........great presentation and great food."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Great entrees, great service. I like the big selection of "small plates" aka appetizers. The grape/cucumber gazpacho was excellent and the PEI mussels were wonderful. The housemade bread served with the mussels was to die for. Grilled on the panini press it was one of the best breads I've ever had. Three huge pieces, shared it with my tablemates and they all loved it as well. Others in my party had the steak and pork and thought it was top notch. Overall great dining experience. We'll be back when we're back in town."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "The Open Table site indicated tables available at all intervals and I was able to reserve a table for 6:30. However, when my wife phoned the restaurant at the same time they said they had no tables available for the next three hours, i.e., 8:30. We got to the restaurant at 6:30pm and it was empty.The food was very good. We were offered no bread. Later, we told our waiter that we would delay desert in lieu of some more wine. While we were enjoying our wine listening to the music, which was the reason we chose The Market Place over others that evening, the waiter brought us our check. Other than that the waiter was personnable, but he did not make for a comfortable evening. We left and went back to the Grove Park Inn to have our drinks."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "This was a lovely place. We had a nice table and even though there were other couples near us, we had no trouble conversing. Our waiter was very helpful and attentive. We both selected the steak entree and even though it said it had a ketchup sauce (poorly named, but very good) it was by no means just steak with ketchup. We split the tomato and mozzarella salad and it was very tasty. My husband had and enjoyed the brownie dessert. All in all it was a wonderful dinner and we will certainly go back and bring friends."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "seriously, you won't regret it! everyone at my table wanted a bite and a second bite. i ordered the benson's old fashioned because of the reviews, but wouldn't get it again... it's super smokey! so if you don't like smokey, don't get it. the lamb made up for it though! our service was fantastic!"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Absolutely great food and atmosphere. Best food I've had ever! That is no joke!"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Great selection of small plates, foraged wild mushrooms, stuffed squash blossoms, delectable house made charcuterie and great selection of local cheeses. All were accompanied by superb service and craft cocktails. A must for my next trip to Asheville!"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "I had snapper which was wonderful. My wife enjoyed her chicken but did not think it was anything special. The service and atmosphere were both very good."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "My wife and I chose the Marketplace for a special date night and it surpassed all of our expectations. Our server, Harriet led us through from appetizer to dessert and we thoroughly enjoyed them all though the wild mushroom gratin accompanied by a glass of rose' was the best of the best. My only dig was that bread was offered only as an appetizer and it wasn't very special in a town where hand made bread is available."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "The drink was excellent. We shared an appetizer, each had a great main course and shared a desert. Our waitress was excellent with good suggestions and on the way out shared a mutual positive conversation with the couple at the next table. We were celebrating retirement and they were on their honeymoon."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "Our experience was positive. The waitress had personality plus and made us feel at home, food was superb and the location is prime. It was a very quiet day when we dined leaving us one of the only parties present. I hope it is usually more crowded because this place is one of a kind!"
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "This was our second trip to Asheville and we have now made a dinner at the market place one of our "musts" - it is so delicious! The food is fresh and local, with a variety of dishes offered. This trip we ordered one of every dessert so that we could try them all! All got an A+!"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Great service, menu had good variety and food was very good!"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "This restaurant was a real treat: excellent farm-to-table food, welcoming and professional staff, and a lovely dining room. The night we dined here [a Saturday] there was a jazz group playing softly near the bar area. We'd definitely return. Note: this is a popular place. Don't wait until the last minute to reserve a table."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "This food is local, simply prepared and delicious. Music at the bar and seating outdoors makes it a place of great choices."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Live music was excellent but not overpowering. Food was insightful and inventive. Service was friendly and attentive. Definitely going back."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "We had a group of 6 including 2 tired campers. The restaurant was nice enough to make them some simple pasta even though there is no menu. However, the food arrived very slowly and some things were forgotten. One in our party was just starting soup when everyone else was finishing up. Excellent fresh innovative choices though. Just slow and disorganized service."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "We have enjoyed anniversary dinners there for the last several years. Because we find the food delicious and uniquely prepared it is always a good place to go which is why we recommended it to our son and daughter in law for their tenth anniversary."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Went on a Tuesday so place was pretty empty. Food was decent but considering the prices not what it should be. Ordered two glasses of $9 wine (bottles were $35 and up) and got barely 3 oz. Service was just ok, we had to get the waiters attention any time we needed something. I'd not reccomend it."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "the menu choices were interesting and all about farm-to-table eating; the food was wonderful and beautifully presented; my only negative is that the portion sizes, even on the large plates were too small for the prices charged"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "With an interesting brunch menu, a dining area with loads of natural light, and an attentive server our experience was excellent. We requested 2 dishes to split, and they arrived in half portions for each person--so nice. The cauliflower salad was a welcome change of pace and delicious. The mac and cheese was a treat."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Went here for our anniversary. Waitress was very attentive. Food was great. Scallops yummy. Excellent wine list. Nice ambiance"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We enjoyed our dinners and everything was very fresh! Limited dinner selection."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "In a city of fine restaurants, The Market Place is in the top tier."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "One of my top 5 meals, ever. Inspired food, great atmosphere. A transcendent experience."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "While the service was good, we left hungry. I was recommended there by a coworker who went the night before, and ordered the small plate of scallops and mussels. Scallops were $8 each and were tasty, but 2? That's after we were first brought a salad vs scallops.. Mussels were overdone and tiny. Bill was 60 dollars or so and should have been about $20 for the amount of food we had. High dollar doesn't mean high hopes.. I see why it was empty on a Saturday night."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "These guys know how to prepare mushrooms! Meltinyourmouth!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "This is the first time we have been disappointed with the food we ordered. The mussels were not tasty or hot. Two persons ordered fried chicken which were different to say the least and skimpy. The spoonbread left something to be desired"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We've walked by the Market Place so many times and finally made plans to try it, we were not disappointed. Food quality, taste and presentation was great. We tried the brunch menu, I had the eggs and smoked trout while very tasty quantity was smaller than expected. My wife had the banana bread French toast and it was delicious."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • " Mussels were lovely, charcuterie with over the top rabbit pâté. Everyone's entre delicious but the snapper was my favorite. The Pimm's Common cocktail set the tone for a relaxed sophisticated meal."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "While the service was good, the food was absolutely horrible. Appetizers were extremely bad - the fish over cooked and the lamb terrible. If you are looking for good food - this is not the place. Much better restaurants in the area from a food perspective."
    Dined on 7/11/2014