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About Marketplace

Marketplace Restaurant features a diverse menu, guaranteed to satisfy your appetite. We offer a full lunch menu of salads, sandwiches, entrees, as well as a dinner menu featuring specially designed entrees served in our unique setting. Our full service bar offers fine wines poured from our Wine-keeper Cruvinet draft system, specialty cocktails, and a large selection of Kentucky bourbons. Live music most Friday & Saturday evenings. We look forward to serving you!

651 South 4th St.
Louisville, KY 40202
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Italian, American

Hours of Operation:
Monday- Lunch 11:00am-4:00pm; Dinner: 4:00pm-10:00pm
Tuesday- Lunch 11:00am-4:00pm; Dinner: 4:00pm-10:00pm
Wednesday- Lunch 11:00am-4:00pm; Dinner: 4:00pm-10:00pm
Thursday- Lunch 11:00am-4:00pm; Dinner: 4:00pm-10:00pm
Friday- Lunch 11:00am-4:00pm; Dinner: 4:00pm-11:00pm
Saturday- Lunch 11:00am-4:00pm; Dinner: 4:00pm-11:00pm
Closed on Sundays

Cross Street:
Broadway

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(502) 625-3001

Website:
http://www.theatersquaremarketplace.com/

Entertainment:
Live jazz on Friday, and Saturday nights.

Catering:
We love parties! Call us to let us help you with your next event -- regardless whether large or small!

Parking Details:
Attached public parking garage, one next to Brown Hotel & the other across 4th street, with entrances on 4th Street and off of 5th Street. On street parking available on 4th Street and on eastbound Broadway.

Public Transit:
4th & Broadway

Executive Chef:
Zac Young

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Derby 2017 is May 4th-6th, Thursday-Saturday.

Marketplace Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.3

ambience

4.6

value

3.8

Noise

Quiet

92% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (5)
Good for a Date (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
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Good for Anniversaries (3)
Romantic (3)
Special Occasion (3)
Business Meals (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Casual (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Cozy (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (Louisville)·Dined 2 days ago

Amazing food at a great ptice for a great luncheon.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on November 14, 2017

The artichoke fritters and Chicken Parmesan sandwich were amazing!

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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Every aspect of our visit was wonderful. The service was impeccable, signature Manhattan was delicious and our meals were a very nice size. We will be back.

Tags: Cozy, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Louisville)·Dined on August 22, 2017

Place has gone down hill the restaurant wasn't even full considering there was a show at the Palace and it was the second time the service was awful combined with what looks like a higher priced menu. The food is decent but doesn't warrant higher prices with bad service. I hope they can fix it as I've always enjoyed this spot.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Louisville)·Dined on August 5, 2017

I am never disappointed in the food or service at Marketplace. Our party of 8 enjoyed several of the entrees and everyone thought their selection was delicious. This is our go to restaurant before shows at The Palace or Henry Clay Theatre.

Tags: Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Groups
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 (Louisville)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Loved the live music. The piano really set a nice ambiance. The food was tasty and the cocktails were great as well.

Tags: Business Meals, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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·Dined on July 22, 2017

My food was great and the dessert was amazing, I had the chicken and the grits that came with were wonderful. The service was fantastic. Only two issues. The first, the restaurant wasn't at fault for. The table next to us had a very loud man who talked about himself for the entire two hours we were eating! Again, no fault of Marketplace but we were out for romantic dinner and this guy had to be one of the most unaware and obnoxious people I've ever encountered. There were other people at his table and I don't think we heard anyone else speak or maybe this guy just wouldn't let them. It put a damper on our evening. The other was just a matter of taste, my husband didn't like the mix of flavors with his steak and the demi-glace. The cut was great and you could tell it was a good quality piece of steak, just not a fan of the demi-glace. All in all, it was great. Staff was attentive and food was good.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Live Music, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on July 10, 2017

We went for lunch around 1:30. Both got the BLGT sandwich. There wasn't much bacon on it and what was there was tough to bite off and chew. It was more like jerky than the crispy bacon we were expecting. Wait staff was pleasant. Based on other reviews we were expecting something better. Maybe dinner is a different deal.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on June 8, 2017

Great service, but the food wasn't enjoyable. I've been to the restaurant several times in the past and really enjoyed the food, but not on Thursday. Not likely to go back

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 (Louisville)·Dined on May 22, 2017

We enjoyed our open air lunch, although were sad to see no garlic fries on the menu. Those were amazing and always a favorite. Please bring them back!!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Louisville)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Always enjoy the great cocktails, food and service. What I think makes this venue so unique, however, is the architecture design and smooth live music!

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 (Indiana)·Dined on April 29, 2017

I am not one to usually leave reviews but I saw a few negative reviews and I thought I might share my experience. Well being from out of town I googled a few places to eat and this looked very good. My girlfriend and I arrived right on time and were quickly seated. Let me say that the place exceeded my expectations. The service was perfect and the food was amazing. We had the filet and the salmon. Both were cooked perfect and the presentation was very good. We did not have one negative thing to say about our experience. While some people have said they think the food is over priced, they need to go back to Outback or Something of that nature. Basically you get what you pay for. We are hoping to go back soon!!!!

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Louisville)·Dined on April 14, 2017

The food choices are horrible! We did not stay for very long and tried a few appetizers. The dinner choices was nothing appetizing! Witness another a woman leaving before she could even get her water because there's no options. This used to be one of my favorite places. What happen?! New chef?! Turns out we ended up seeing the woman down at new resturant Set. VERY DISAPPOINTED!! :(

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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Entrees were great! Adding duck breast to my reportoire!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Casual, People Watching, Hot Spot, Late-night Find
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 (Louisville)·Dined on March 31, 2017

Food was very good and as advertised in the menu. Service was perfect. A nice venue, both bar area and restaurant.

Tags: Authentic, Disabled Access, Quiet Conversation
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 (Louisville)·Dined on March 31, 2017

Very good food, were served quickly. Too noisy for almost any conversation. It was very cold at out table, due to outside doors constantly opening and closing.
Very close to Brown Theatre, our venue.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quick Bite, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on March 29, 2017

Wonderful food and location. We had theatre tickets and all 4 of us had our dinner, drinks and dessert in plenty of time without feeling rushed. The shrimp and grits is awesome!

Tags: Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Louisville)·Dined on March 22, 2017

My husband and I typically only dine at this restaurant when we go to a show downtown. And then I remember how amazing it is and vow to go more often! Truly a place that is underestimated in the downtown dining scene. I have never had a bad experience here. Lovely menu, beautifully plated food, great service!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Louisville)·Dined on March 17, 2017

My husbands pork chop entree eas overcooked and tough. My sea bass entree was a bit fishy and did not taste fresh.

Tags: Comfort Food
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 17, 2017

Service Staff not trained professionally. Had better wait and bar staff at Applebee's. Some area right behind our table had extra chair and table stuffed in a corner. So like a storage closet in full view the while dinner, right behind my spouse. Awful awful restaurant front of house leadership!!

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 (Louisville)·Dined on March 17, 2017

Perfect before a show at the Palace. Service was great, food was delicious and we had a great time. Live music was an added bonus.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Louisville)·Dined on March 11, 2017

Although the service was excellent, the wait for the food and drinks was looong. I reserved a table for an hour and 45 min. before the show and had to get the main course to go. Go when you have a lot of time.

Tags: Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (Louisville)·Dined on March 11, 2017

Never received meal....it was the worst experience at this venue!!!

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 (Louisville)·Dined on March 11, 2017

Food was absolutely amazing! This was my husband and I second visit to market place and again we were not disappointed. The restaurant has such a great atmosphere. Great for dates... very personal. The wine list is amazing also. We can't wait to go back.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 25, 2017

The atmosphere and the service were wonderful. Unfortunately, the food was disappointing and it was very expensive. Probably will not be back.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on February 25, 2017

Great food and great service. Very nice place. We will return.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on February 18, 2017

Someone told me the place was under new ownership. I don't know if that is accurate, but if so, it has gone the wrong direction. The menu is limited. There are no chicken breast options, which seemed odd to me. There are no basic side dishes, and no side dish menu either. (Not everyone wants horseradish in their mashed potatoes.) They removed their truffle fries from the menu, which was arguably the best item they had. They're trying to become "fancy" and Louisville has enough restaurants that do that well. Won't be back at this rate, which is terrible, because it was always my go to for Palace and Brown Theater events.

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (Louisville)·Dined on February 16, 2017

I feel like this restaurant is really overpriced. I have no issue with higher priced meals, however, I do have an issue with paying $6 to $7 for a domestic beer. The cheeseburger was $17 and it was lackluster in presentation. It was a $12 burger at most. Additionally, we ordered the goat cheese appetizer which came with a toasted baguette. It was so hard it cut my mouth. I could have asked the server for bread that wasn't so hard, but at those prices, I shouldn't have to. In short, the food isn't bad, but not worth the prices at all. I recommend going to one of the many amazing restaurants on Market that are worth that higher price point.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Absolutely the best salmon I have ever tasted! Goat cheese and beet salad was great too!😍

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Louisville)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Very nice atmosphere, food was excellent. Our waitress Emma, is the best, be sure too ask for her !!!

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 (Louisville)·Dined on February 14, 2017

We have dined here before and every time we are very pleased. There are honestly no complaints. Everything is spectacular and it makes for a great place to go for a special occasion.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Authentic, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Live Music
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vip
 (Louisville)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Food was good and waiter did a good job taking care of us.

Tags: Casual
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 10, 2017

I ordered the Oyster Caesar Salad,
it came as one stalk of Romaine Lettuce with Parmesan Cheese, Croutons and TWO Fried Oysters,
$14.00. Seems expensive for what I got. Since I was a guest of a friend, I
choose not to complain.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Louisville)·Dined on January 18, 2017

The food was fantastic but the service was SUPER slow. We were there for a lunch reservation. The place was pretty much empty and they sat us at the table closest to the door- very drafty in January. It took a full hour for our meals to arrive and we were late getting back to work. Great food if you have no time constraint. Would not recommend for lunch.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Louisville)·Dined on January 16, 2017

Wow! This place is a hidden gem on 4th street among all the corporate goop. Had a business client to meet with and this was the perfect spot. The service was fantastic along with the delicious burger -- didn't really care for the fries as they're steak fries and I just prefer shoestring style (and should have asked for another side but didn't think about it). They evidently have a fantastic happy hour -- which I didn't know about -- so I'll definitely be back for that since there are half-price appetizers during that time -- and as it get's warmer it will be an awesome place to enjoy that happy hour on their large patio. Great experience overall!!!

Tags: Scenic View, Romantic, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great Beer, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Louisville)·Dined on January 5, 2017

Upon being seated, and realizing that the music (not to our liking) was entirely too loud, we asked the server if she could turn down the racket. We were celebrating my husband's birthday, and wanted to have a romantic meal with conversation. The server assured us that she would turn the music down, but the clamor did not lessen.
As far as the food, I can say both "Yuk!" and "Yum!" The appetizer with "duck bacon", brussels sprouts, and homemade pork rinds was anything BUT appetizing! As if it wasn't bad enough when I tasted it, that awful flavor kept haunting me all night! Not only did it have an overwhelming garlicky, bitter, way too salty taste, but the pork rinds were like trying to eat plastic! I'm not exaggerating! My husband and I both paused mid bite, looked at each other, and said, "Plastic!"
Now for the "Yum" part. The salmon served over whipped potatoes was scrumptious! Some of the juiciest, tenderest salmon I've eaten. The sauce made the show! As bread pudding is one of my husband's favorites, that is what he ordered for dessert. The birthday candle was an unexpected extra touch! He really enjoyed his bourbon bread pudding, pronouncing it delicious! I had the chocolate cake. It was good, but nothing special.
In summary, I think that the Marketplace has great potential. They are in an excellent location, being nextdoor to the Palace. But the chef needs to remember not to sacrifice taste for creativity! When diners pay the prices we did, we expect excellent food as well as superb service. The Marketplace falls short of either.

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vip
 (Louisville)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Best pork chop I've ever had. The horseradish mashed potatoes were out of this world. Great job staff. Will be back.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 28, 2016

Delicious dinner for 7 with prompt, friendly and knowledgeable wait staff and hosts. Beautiful bar.

Tags: Good for a Date, Live Sports, Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find, Healthy, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 23, 2016

I had a date from out of town and the food was terrible. I was embarrassed and disappointed. We didn't eat our food and the waitress didn't ask why. Also, waitresses should not be allowed to wear a ring in their nose in this type of establishment. It was definitely a distraction and poor representation of the business.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 19, 2016

We dined here prior to a concert at The Palace and they had created special pertaining to the event. Loved the special touch!

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