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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, French American, 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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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.5

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (11)
Special Occasion (10)
Good for a Date (9)
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Good for Anniversaries (9)
Romantic (9)
Cozy (7)
Good for Groups (7)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Business Meals (4)
Notable Wine List (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Casual (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Fun (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Live Music (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
People Watching (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Happy Hour (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Seasonal (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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vip
 (Louisville)·Dined 2 days ago

Be careful with the black out dates!

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 (Kansas City)·Dined 4 days ago

Marketplace Restaurant came recommended and it was well worth the recommendation. The food was excellent and the atmosphere was great for a business meal. Would highly recommend to anyone. The only negative was the foie gras appetizer, it was good, but it wasn't what I expected it to be when we ordered it. There is more pancake than foie gras, but it was still good.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals
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 (Louisville)·Dined 5 days ago

Great, romantic vibe to celebrate Valentine’s Day!

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 (Louisville)·Dined 6 days ago

Very nice dining. Scott was a great server!

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 (Louisville)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We had a great experience. I had said in my reservation that it was for our anniversary and they surprised us with two complimentary glasses of champagne when we arrived!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Cozy, Fun, Live Music, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (Louisville)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We had a delightful evening at Marketplace. We are early eaters so it was not filled and was quiet. Even the music was perfect and not too loud. Our waiter was outstanding and the food very good. We generally love eating in one of the outside spaces, but it's February and our anniversary, so we ate in! Love the imaginative and colorful decor--- in AND out. Different spaces, different moods. Something for everyone. We love taking out of town visitors here, especially after walking around downtown in good weather. High end restaurant, expensive, but worth it for a special evening.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Louisville)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Fabulous food, ambience and service. Great evening. I did miss the live music, though.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on January 25, 2018

We went there before the Jerry Seinfeld show at the Palace. They were very mindful of getting us out the door in time. I loved the scallops , but my husband’s short rib was a little bland though it was cooked well. We enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere and we will definitely return again soon. Perfect location before a show at the Palace.

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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Extremely disappointed in every aspect! Food was terrible. We ordered an appetizer, that came out cold and sent it back. It came out cold again! Then I ordered the risotto. It was completely undercooked as was the butternut squash in it. The squash was so undercooked, it was actually crunchy. Plus, it was very bland in flavor. My husband and a friend ordered the sea bass. It was so fishy, my friend could not eat it at all, and it smelled awful. The service was slow on top of that! I have no idea how this restaurant ever got more than 1 star! Never would I recommend this place to anyone!

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 (Louisville)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Everything was great except that they did not allow happy happy as their website said. It said M-F - 4-7 and upon arrival was told that they don't have Happy Hour on show nights. I was very irritated with this as this should be stated on the website, since we choose this place based on that and location. We definitely will look elsewhere next time due to false advertising, even though the food and service were both terrific.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Louisville)·Dined on January 18, 2018

The ambiance here is great. It was a cold night and we requested a table near the triple fireplace in the back. It was toasty warm which is just what we wanted. The bourbon list, although long tries a little too hard to be different; a few old standards sprinkled in among the single barrels would help. We had the mussels, which were very tasty. The sauce was a bit gloppier than I like. The foie gras appetizer was just odd. Everything was the same color and it was difficult to tell the poached pear from the foie gras from everything else on the plate. If we return we may try some of their less esoteric dishes to see if perhaps we just made the wrong choices. Service was terrific.

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vip
 (Louisville)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Excellent venue, service, cocktails and entrees!

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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Fabulous dinner and service. The sweet potato gnocchi and rabbit sausage was incredible. Marketplace is great for dining before a show, cocktails and appetizers on the patio, or relaxing to jazz.

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vip
 (Louisville)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Made reservations far in advance, was placed in seating near the door which was freezing. The place was empty so didn't make sense to sit us there. charged us for splitting a meal without indicating there was a charge just because we stated we were sharing a large meal. Had a Groupon that I mentioned when making my reservation and then was told it was at the restaurants discretion to deny the Groupon. Had to call Groupon and do a return as I did not want to return. Food had no flavor, for $46 dollars for a steak it should at least have flavor. won't be back!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Great service, amazing food!

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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 7, 2017

The food is always excellent at Marketplace. The cheese grits with poblano peppers that accompanied my salmon were amazing. My husband loved the pork tenderloin. Our favorite place for a special dinner before going to a show at the Brown or Palace.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Cozy
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vip
 (Louisville)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Restaurant very accommodating for a 22 month old. Highchair was provided upon my request. Delicious food!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Louisville)·Dined on November 20, 2017

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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 (Louisville)·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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 (Louisville)·Dined on July 21, 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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vip
 (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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