Marketplace

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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American

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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!
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4.1based on recent ratings
4.2
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4.0
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4.1
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3.7
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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious as always. So accommodating to the different needs of my group.

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ERRrr
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Loved the place, we will return.................................:::.

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vipvocdoc
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Had an event to attend on Valentines Day so scheduled this dinner the evening after on OpenTable. Somehow the establishment got my phone number wrong (even though it is correct in OpenTable system) ---- tried calling the wrong number twice to confirm and when I didn't pick up they cancelled me. I called to correct and they acted like it was a big deal to get me in and 15 minutes later than my original reservation. We arrived and the back room where we were placed was only half full - and still half full 2 hours later. 2 hour dinner you say? That's right - it speaks to the lack of attentive service. A good 30 minutes between appetizer and entree. Don't get me wrong - the food was fantastic - won't return because of service.

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Dylan
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This was our first time here, and we were really excited BUT when we got there it was a totally different menu (Valentines day menu the day after Valentines day). That was a-ok though, it forced us to try new stuff that was absolutely DELICIOUS!!!! The waitress was great, she didn't talk much which was preferred since it was a date night for us but she ALWAYS made sure we had full cups. The atmosphere was fantastic, and the sound in there was good as well. The music was just loud enough to where we couldn't hear other peoples conversations, but we didn't have to speak too loud to each other. It was great and we will definitely return.

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DeSaintosM
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This place was horrible it was freezing cold in the section they Sat is in an the owner instead of moving us and several other customers that were complaining told us to basically get over it. It was Valentine's day so they changed the menu to a 3 course menu that was 65.00 for a piece of fried chicken sweet potatoe puree and a salad and some disgusting Macaroons. We went for a different experience and we definitely got one. Will never go back and don't recommend anyone else does either.

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RichardR
Louisville
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Service was as bad as I have experienced at a 'nicer' restaurant. Had reservations on Valentine's Day at 6:00 and tickets to a show at 8:00. Despite telling our waiter we had those tickets, plus ordering from a limited menu, plus the fact that the show was 1/4 block from the restaurant, we barely made it to our seats as the show was starting. And we had to forego the deserts which we had already paid for! The food was 'okay' but not exceptional and did not come near making up for the service. Waiter brought our steaks but only one steak knife. We asked for bread because our food was taking so long. 15 minutes later we get bread but no butter and no bread plates. In frustration, I walked to the bar to get my last drink after waiting 15 minutes for it to be brought to the table. And no one in management ever stopped by to check on us. And the whole thing was overpriced, by the way!!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food5service2ambience4

Had reservations for 5:45, was sat immediately. Didn’t seem to be real busy at the time. We ordered a couple drinks, waited 20 minutes until they were brought to our table. While waiting for the drinks we scanned through a set menu for the night, $65 a person, had no indication that there would be a set menu for the night when made the reservations. We thought we were going to be able to have more options before arriving to the restaurant. We ordered the lobster bisque as a starter, main course was the filet, and for desert we had the macaroons. The food was phenomenal! The filet was one of the best I’ve ever eaten before. The downside is that we had waited almost an hour and a half to eat though. Also when we finally received our food, it was wrong. When paying as much as I did for dinner that night I expected to have a better experience than what we had received.

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JessieH
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Small menu, but everything we ordered was amazing, from the crab hushpuppies appetizer to the salad to the meals! Our server was very attentive and friendly, the music was a great mix of songs, and the overall feel of the room was very comfortable yet intimate. We will definitely eat here again!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious. Calamari and foie gras was especially good. Had a great night.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Server was not knowledgeable on the menu or helpful. Food was over priced, low quality/presentation for the price point. Ordered the burger, no tomato available, they don’t carry it. Only ONE red wine by the glass option and it was not good. Glass was empty, had to track down the server to order additional cocktails. My sober friend drinks soda water with lime, she was charged $3.50 for each one! Will not return.

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MaryN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas Cabaret. Outstanding

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vipExcellent
Louisville
34 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Overall, it was okay. The steaks were excellent! The wild burger was very rare and had to be sent back. The menu is very limited and does not offer enough choices. The one seafood option for the evening (salmon) was not available as the restaurant had run out.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was pretty empty for a Wednesday night. We were really the only party there. That being said, good service and the food was tasty. Bit hard to find the front as the patio gate was open ad the signs made it look like the entrance but we eventually figure it out.

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MichaelG
Louisville
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Return visit. Not as pleasant as the previous visit.
Primary problem was the highly irritating hum that was coming from some sort of machinery adjacent to the our booth/dining area. I was getting a headache and it kept coming on and off during our visit.
Secondary complaint was the appetizer. We had the crab hush puppies on our prior visit and they were wonderful (we got a second order). This time they were dull, minimal flavor, like a ball of breaded corn with no crab taste. When our server asked how everything tasted, I stated the crab hush puppies were not very good and her response was "OK".
Staff were responsive and friendly, my salad was delicious, but overall, annoyed an underwhelmed.

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enjoywine
Indiana
28 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place! Wonderful food. Love the cider manhattan.

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SuzanneB
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was delicious. Service was attentive and friendly. Great ambience! Will be back!!

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gcct
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive service and quality dishes presented in a very appealing fashion made for a memorable experience for our anniversary! Great combination of flavors in both my wife's and my entrees. Will certainly return!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall3food1service2ambience4

We waited over 40 minutes for a burger and small salad. We were late to our show

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VictoriaM
Louisville
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Eclectic Italian menu. Great service. But once the crowd arrived, conversations got a tad more difficult to hold!

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Chris
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Place was half empty and it took over an hour and a half to get served and the meals were not very good.

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vipLeeN
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were taking a mini vacation. The place was lovely, food exceptional, great service, nice quiet live music. Really a terrific find. So happy we decided to dine there.

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PhilL
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

The food and decor was very good. They could have a few more traditional menu options.

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MichaelG
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The crab hushpuppies were delicious - we got and order and then got another order. The drinks and all of the other food was good, but not good enough to justify the price. At the table, we had the double steak burger, salmon, and pork tenderloin.

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CarlJ
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, service and ambiance. Would go back without a doubt

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SenatorV
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience2

A few years ago this place was lively and well-run. Things have slipped, badly. From having to walk into the kitchen to ask if there was a host on duty, to painfully long waits between courses, to "grilled fennel" that arrived looking like it was steamed to death, this meal was an expensive disappointment. I hope they were just having an off night, but an awful lot of things need to improve. It's a shame because this part of downtown needs all the attractions it can get.

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vipLuv2go
Birmingham
77 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Every restaurant has an "off" night. Hopefully, this was the case with our experience which was slow service, slow delivery of food, slow follow-up. Example: before the entrees arrived, I ordered a glass of wine to pair with my steak. Long after the entrees arrive, the server comes by to let me know they were out of that wine and asked if I wanted another selection. By now I had only 2 or 3 bites left...so no wine for me.

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vipTheresaS
Louisville
20 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall1food4service1ambience4

Server forgot my dates drink. Apps came quickly and were AMAZING!!!! Really looking forward to other options ordered!! 1.5 HOURS later we still did not have our salads!!!! Nor did we have our second drinks that were ordered 45 minutes prior!!!! Don’t think the order was ever put in! People coming in later than us getting food and drinks before us. Ladies that entered right behind us....finished their meal and left before we finally requested our bill for what we had consumed so we could leave and go down the street to eat dinner!!!! Was not a busy night, just normal flow!!! Many apologies from manager....not going back!!!

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SamanthaS
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience3

The food was delicious!! The restaurant was only maybe 1/4 full and we had a pretty long wait for everything. Be aware there is a split fee if you share anything.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience3

We do an annual birthday dinner for my wife with our closest friends, and pick a new restaurant every year. This year we picked Marketplace. It was OK, but for the price that's not good enough. The inside of the restaurant (old theater) looks beautiful. The server was adequate, but appeared disinterested. The food was marginal, nothing really stood out other than the Indian Nachos appetizer which was delicious. We had to send one dish back as it was under-cooked.

I wish I could recommend this restaurant as it's certainly a beautiful setting and building. But based on this visit, there are much better options for high-end dining in Louisville.

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vipShaneH
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Location was nice & centrally located in downtown. Service was decent. Food was just ok. Meat on the Cuban sandwich was dry & had no flavor. Tortillas on fish tacos were dry & falling apart & there was only 2 pcs of cubed fish on one of the tacos.

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vipjannylou
Toledo
52 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came with another couple for a pre birthday party dinner. We were not disappointed! Great meal!

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datenight
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Outdoor seating in the front was interrupted many times by those walking by on the street. I would suggest switching the seating up so that diners are eating in the back with the nicer tables.

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vipELEE
Nashville
11 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The salmon dish was outstanding! The drinks were truly handcrafted and delicious. The environment is absolutely incredible. The dining area options go from casual outdoor to chic interior. A great place to dine!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent. Only drawback would be a limited menu.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot. Great food.

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AmyM
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

I have eaten at Marketplace 2 other times before my latest visit on 9/4/19. I found the food to be just fair. My pork was very dry and my husband's steak was also dry and over cooked. We didn't complain to our server, Kevin because we don't like to do that. Kevin was a great server, very cordial. We were disappointed for the price. Not sure we will return.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
8 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

This is an incredibly beautiful, and unfortunately, underutilized restaurant in the heart of downtown. So many empty chairs on a Saturday night. They could easily be on par in an instant with many of the nicer restaurants in Louisville with some better marketing and some tweaks to their menu.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
6 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience2

Food was great! But the guitar player and speaker were loud. Too loud for an empty dining room. But loved the interior and decor. I’ll be returning....

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kdnurse
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Would recommend for location and ambiance, not our best meal there.

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Momof3
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

As out of town visitors we were looking for a memorable restaurant experience. The food was amazing! The decor modern and interesting. The waitress was attentive but not overly so. An after wedding group was located in another area of the building, but there were very few people where we were seated.
The chef is an artist. The food looked beautiful and tasted fantastic! We tried the beet appetizer, I had the gnocchi, friend had salmon. The chocolate sponge cake with nutella frosting was a little on the dry side. Next time we would try the peach dessert.
I thought there would be live jazz, but that is only Friday nights. We would go back again!

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