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Marketplace

4.3
539 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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  • Good for a Date
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Romantic

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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!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, French American, American
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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
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Phone number
(502) 625-3001
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Zac Young
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Catering
We love parties! Call us to let us help you with your next event -- regardless whether large or small!
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Cross street
Broadway
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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.
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Public transit
4th & Broadway
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Entertainment
Live jazz on Friday, and Saturday nights.
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Special events & promotions
Derby 2017 is May 4th-6th, Thursday-Saturday.
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
What 539 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.3
service
4.4
ambience
3.8
value
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74% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Was disappointed that we were charged a 20% gratuity for a party of (5).

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

The ambiance of this restaurant was very classy and romantic. The lights were dim and they had a good acoustic artist playing the guitar. I would recommend this restaurant if you want a quiet romantic dinner.

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Love this place-great atmosphere & excellent service. The menu has changed, so the food was not as exceptional as I've had in the past, but still very good.

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2.0Dined on March 11, 2018

We wanted to take a nice long dinner without the kids and enjoy ourselves, arrived early wanted to get a drink at the bar to further stretch things out, but hostess said our table was ready, so we followed her to it. Told server we wanted drinks to start, server took drink order, came back with drinks, ignored what we said and asked for our food order again. We ordered an app and salads, while eating salads waiter asked about our dinner order again, so we ordered. Before we can finish the salads, dinner hits the table, and it was apparently someone else's food as neither of us ordered a tenderloin, and there is no way they cooked our order that fast. Now I am left eating a pork chop while my wife sits and watches me. 10 minutes later my wife gets her steak, and its flavorless, no salt or pepper at all, cooked perfectly but bland. Our bill was close to $200 in the end, there was no table touch by a manager or chef after the mistakes that were made. We won't be coming back for date night here again.

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1.0Dined on February 24, 2018

While the location and service were fine, the food left much to be desired. Our main issues were the filet was covered in onions and the fries that came with the burger were obviously frozen and soggy. Not what I was expecting for an $18 cheeseburger.

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

We had dinner before a show at the Palace. They are very good at understanding the needs of people going to shows in the area. The service was attentive without being intrusive. The menu is limited but very good. Anything from a gourmet burger to a filet to risotto. The salads were fresh and they have a nice wine selection. We would recommend this upscale restaurant to anyone going to a show or looking for a place downtown that's off the beaten path and out of the fray.

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4.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Love the ambiance, and food is good. Nice presentation. However I think drink prices are high. Not a lot of options for less expensive wine by the glass. Average price per glass $11!

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

We had a Groupon so it was an outstanding value. My wife had sea bass & I had duck. Both were wonderful, as were the salads we had as starters. We'll definitely be back.

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Be careful with the black out dates!

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4.0Dined on February 16, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Great, romantic vibe to celebrate Valentine’s Day!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Very nice dining. Scott was a great server!

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5.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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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1.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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.

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3.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on January 6, 2018

Excellent venue, service, cocktails and entrees!

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5.0Dined 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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2.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on December 19, 2017

Great service, amazing food!

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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined on November 24, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on November 20, 2017

Amazing food at a great ptice for a great luncheon.

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5.0Dined on November 14, 2017

The artichoke fritters and Chicken Parmesan sandwich were amazing!

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5.0Dined 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.

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2.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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.

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3.0Dined 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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2.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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!!

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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!!!!

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1.0Dined 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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4.0Dined on April 8, 2017

Entrees were great! Adding duck breast to my reportoire!

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4.0Dined 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.

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