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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The Market Place Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
168 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (109)special occasion (79)romantic (63)neighborhood gem (39)notable wine list (35)good for groups (34)great for outdoor dining (31)great for brunch (20)vibrant bar scene (16)hot spot (13)late-night find (12)great for lunch (8)kid-friendly (4)scenic view (4)Show More
  • 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.
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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
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    • 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
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    • 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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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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    • 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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  • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Return trip
    Local3106VIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • MbclevengerVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Perfect dinner.........great presentation and great food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great dining experience
    GiGi227
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Little Night Music
    mmmm
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great place for our anniversary
    PurpleJean
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • um get the lamb pasta!
    champ
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Blew my mind!
    Ryan123
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Absolutely great food and atmosphere. Best food I've had ever! That is no joke!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful meal!
    lswiese
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice restaurant
    mikef
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a great night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A rare night
    Hikers
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Love desserts
    Love
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    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+!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • REBB
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Great service, menu had good variety and food was very good!
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Best of Our Asheville Meals
    DinerfromDC
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simple Fare Well Done
    legalllud
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    This food is local, simply prepared and delicious. Music at the bar and seating outdoors makes it a place of great choices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fabulous
    CharlestonFolks
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Live music was excellent but not overpowering. Food was insightful and inventive. Service was friendly and attentive. Definitely going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Go to special dinner.
    Rodin
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing!
    Weaverville1Bob
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    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.
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  • delicious, but small servings
    Carol
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasant and delicious
    liketogo99
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.