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The Market Place Restaurant

4.6
2604 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
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 5:00pm and brunch every Saturday & Sunday from 10:30am - 2:30pm. Our classic American lounge serves local brews & handmade cocktails, and features live music. Due to unpredictable weather in the mountains, patio tables are not able to be reserved.

Experiences

  • 3-Course Pre-Fixe Valentine's Day Menu

    $85.00 per personPrepaid

    Feb 14, 2021 only

    Join Chef William Dissen and his team at Asheville's oldest Farm-To-Table restaurant for a spectacular 3-Course Valentine's Day Pre-fixe Menu! We have two seating times available to choose from, one at 5PM and one at 7:30 PM. We look forward to celebrating this special day with you! *Please note that due to current COVID restrictions all alcohol must be ordered by 9PM in addition to the 10PM curfew in Asheville.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2604 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.4
ambience
4.3
value
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ThomasD
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 6 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food. Great service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Western NC
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Visited here to celebrate a birthday. Food was delicious. Especially enjoyed the apple cinnamon bread pudding with cinnamon ice cream.

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WilhelmInAVL
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Good food, somewhat LA-chic ambience, friendly service, friendly customers. The wine (a nebbiolo by-the-glass) was excellent, although the waiter waited too long to get back to us to order wine while our French onion soup got cold. Small details were lacking for a restaurant of this price range. Big tablespoon was awkward with a small soup bowl. Biggest problem: I'm pretty sure they were not complying with the 30% capacity rule in Asheville due to COVID restrictions.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

a wonderful dinner with my parents! very safely spaced and open area, made for a very comfortable experience. fantastic service and honestly we couldn’t stop raving about how good the food was (i had the duck special).

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JoanR
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very Good Meal ... with great service !!
The restaurant has a warm atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service and food. Covid protocols were awesome. Temp check at the door. Thank you for being responsible while providing a great dining experience

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MorganW
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved this place! From the server to the person who brought us our drinks in the beginning, everyone was super nice and helpful. The food was amazing and the look and feel of the restaurant was classy.

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FarTarGal
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

NYE had reservations for a group of 8 and I wish I knew our servers name - he did a great job. There was limited menu ( which I love on busy holidays) and we started with champagne and then had 3 courses. The tuna in 1st course was excellent and generous portions. We had beef and duck for our main course and everyone was pleased. Best of all was the noise level and space we had at our round table - almost like a private party. I will add that a month ( at least) I was contacted personally about changing our time and every detail was correct. Very nice way to end 2020

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They offered a fixed menu for NYE, which I was not expecting. However it was just delightful! We were served a glass of bubbles to start to celebratory dinner, and from there it was smooth sailing. The service was fantastic & the food was even better. We will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Food was not that good for the price.

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karriD
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, drinks, and wait staff! Perfect for New Years Eve!

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vipLarryL
Columbus
26 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We were able to get in at 5 pm for our New Year's Even dinner, for my wife, son and I. The restaurant is very nice, excellent service, good food. We didn't have any cocktails as it was too early for us, so we can't comment on bar service. This isn't one of those eclectic Asheville dining experiences but a nice place and very well done.

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

It was pretty average. The food wasn’t very impressive for the price, but it was fine. The service was incredible.

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WilliamC
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience2

We felt rushed and quality of food not good

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was exceptional and the service was even better. Highly recommend!

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LoreenC
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were a party of five and every one of us LOVED our meals. The food was so fresh, well seasoned and perfectly cooked - we all agreed it was the best dinner we have had in such a long time.

The food was so good that every one was sampling from each other’s plate - “You have to try this” was said by everyone, each of our three courses.

We can’t recommend this restaurant highly enough. We loved the truffle fries, the cheese platter, the scallops, the pork belly, the dark chocolate brownie, the veal and on and on. The eggnog was overwhelmingly strong - too much for our taste but other than that, the entire meal was perfect.

The server (from Philly) was awesome - knowledgeable about the menu and the town, shared lots of recommendations and insights and took perfect care of us.

There are an overwhelming number of options in Asheville. Don’t miss this one!!!!

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JessicaD
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service. The menu offered options that everyone was excited about. The food was exceptional.

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KatrinaG
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great grouper! My son loved the truffle fries!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food, beautiful place!

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vipgooddining2
New England
9 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Highly recommend!

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BrianC
Western NC
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Great service. Not too loud. Great all around experience. Will be back for sure.

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CarleW
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I live in Asheville. Always a pleasant experience dining here. Good food and service. Masks, distancing all in practice.

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JoelE
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent restaurant for a birthday dinner with your significant other. Will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good experience, will be back next trip to Asheville

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Drinks were underwhelming but the food more than made up for it!!!

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CoriP
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the service was incredible.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, good service and nice ambiance. I would visit again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible staff, incredible food!! The mussels were top-notch, and we loved the half chicken and grouper for our entrees. Highly recommend for any occasion!!

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vipPhillJ
Charleston
65 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just absolutely wonderful. Even in this crazy year. Staff and waitresses were wonderful. Food wonderfully prepared.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous brunch experience while on vacation. Food was absolutely outstanding!

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Brian7270
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good experience at the Market Place. The best thing on the menu by far and one of the best entrees I have had in a very long time was the scallops with pork belly. The combination of roasted vegetables, creamed squash, pork, and scallops was pretty amazing. The pork shoulder was also very good with a nice smoky flavor in the kimchi collard greens.

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ribsjunkie
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Very accommodating when another restaurant where we had a reservation had to close because of COVID. Food and service both very good.

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Jess
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My fiance and I enjoyed a classy atmosphere; absolutely delectable, indulgent meals; and wonderful service at The Market Place! Our waitress went above and beyond our expectations. We will definitely be returning soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience2

Food was overpriced. Steak poorly cooked. The vegetables for the bus part of the meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always. Best restaurant in Asheville.

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Grubclub
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

An average restaurant. Service was excellent. Atmosphere was above average. Food was good, not great. Served on large plate made the entree seem skimpy. Menu was limited. Our party of six would not choose this restaurant when there are so many other choices in Asheville.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and the service are always fantastic.

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vipLaneM
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very positive experience with good social distancing and exceptional food quality and service. We will go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect!

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Vanessa
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and service. Everything tastes so fresh. This time we discovered the pickles for appetizers! We asked to make a variation in the menu and the plate was prepared just like we asked (risotto with scallops)!
This is a must for our visits to Ashville.

FAQs

The Market Place Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 2604 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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