The Market Place Restaurant

4.6
1845 reviews
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$30 and under
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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, 7 days a week, and brunch every Saturday & Sunday from 10:30am - 2:30pm. Our classic American lounge serves local brews & handmade cocktails, features live music, and is open until.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Tapas / Small Plates, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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Hours of operation
Dinner:

Monday - Sunday

Bar opens at 5pm

Dinner: 5:00pm until close

Brunch:

Saturday - Sunday

Brunch: 10:30am - 2:30pm
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Phone number
(828) 252-4162
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
William Dissen
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Private party facilities
For private parties from 10-100, The Market Place can accommodate any dining needs. Please visit our website for more details, or call us for further information.
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Private party contact
Tracy Moore: (828) 252-4162
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Catering
We offer catering services based on the needs of our clients. Please call 828-252-4162 to inquire about any catering needs.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Battery Park
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Parking details
Street parking is available. There is also Parking available within 1 block at the Wall Street and Rankin Street Parking Garages.
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Entertainment
Live Music in our bar & lounge every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, & Sunday. Live Blues, upbeat Jazz/Electronica, inspired vocals, and DJ's. Music begins early and goes until late.
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Special events & promotions
The Market Place is available for private events ranging from 1-100 people.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1845 People Are Saying
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GB
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing farm to table entrees. Try the quail!
Servers and chef worked with us to meet our tight timeline.

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PT
San Francisco
401 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The service was decent but not exceptional. The bread was fabulous. The salad was good but not stellar. The pasta entree was better.

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SM
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Our waitress was wonderful and the food was delicious!

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CC
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Everything was wonderful! The risotto was a tad undercooked but the atmosphere and appetizers were great!

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SM
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

I chose this restaurant to celebrate a 22 Year Wedding Anniversary. The service was excellent and the food was great too! The only thing was the menu was pretty limited.

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GH
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved everything we had! Will definitely be back next time we’re in Asheville!

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SV
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

My husband and I dined here while visiting Asheville. It was our second time at The Market Place and I think it was even better this time. Our cocktails were divine. They had a live jazz trio playing, and that always wins extra points for me. I had the pumpkin soup, my husband had the pear salad and we split the scallops (dreamy!), the mussels, and the Mac and cheese - all incredibly delicious. We will return!!

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A
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always fabulous! Remarkable food. Wonderful service. We’ll be back again and again.

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New England
6 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Baked mushrooms appetizer was the perfect accompaniment to the superbly prepared tilefish. Our waitress was gracious and made excellent recommendations. It was a splendid evening.

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AH
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Really enjoyed the relaxed feel of this place. The beer selection was great. Both Porters on tap were delicious. For starters, we had the Mixed Green salad and Mac and Cheese were very tasty and great proportions for sharing between 2 people. For main entree I had the special which featured house-made sausage with a brussel sprout sprout salad mixed in a mustard-based dressing and mashed Sweet potatoes. Just an awesome combination of flavors. My wife had the agnolotti and loved every bite. Service was timely and polite. Looking forward to going back next time we’re in Asheville.

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WM
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 1ambience 3

This is a very nice restaurant, however the food and service are not up to par. But, being in Asheville, it caters to the granola crunchy crowd that live in the area. If you like farm to table food then this might be your cup of tea.

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IV
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Met friends for very nice meal and excellent small plate special. The service was excellent and the choices for drinks, deserts, and main courses were inventive and delicious.

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JA
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a gem in every way possible! Hands down the best meal I had on my visit to Asheville and the service, food and ambiance/comfort of the restaurant was top notch! No detail overlooked... the cider chai was fantastic as well as the papardelle. WOW! Counting down the days to be able to return.

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RA
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My wife ordered the quail which was very good. I got the pork shoulder which was perfectly cooked and very flavorful but over-salted which was a little disappointing, though not at all uncommon at high-end places. Not sure why that is - you can always add more but can't take it away. I think some chefs hate seeing people adding salt to their stuff. The best thing we got was the pumpkin blue cheese soup which was perfect. Try the calavera cocktail. Delicious.

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D
Jacksonville
36 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great flavors. Menu is limited but we had no problem selecting things we wanted

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BJ
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We treated a neighbor to a birthday dinner. Food, service and ambiance were wonderfully accompanied by a jazz ensemble.
What a memorable meal!

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Z
St. Louis
23 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We went here by default (we couldn’t get into our top choices for a Sunday night dinner. We were impressed with each of our small plates and dessert. Seevice was excellent.

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RB
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Good food (smaller, healthy servings). Tasting menu is very nice. Service was good, but somewhat slow.

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JK
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely lovely. We really enjoyed our time at The Market Place. Brunch was incredible-everything was delicious. The staff was pleasant and efficient. I recommend highly and cannot wait to return!

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JS
Columbus
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 1

Pretentious atmosphere. Smug server. Tough steak. Underdone eggs. Misrepresents Asheville.

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G
Charlotte
33 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A wonderful special occasion restaurant. The quail was out of this world.

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PD
Western NC
15 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

It was a busy Saturday evening the week before Thanksgiving. This was our first visit to this restaurant. The food was good and our server was on the ball, in spite of being busy. We had a long wait after our appetizer (20 minutes) but we were not in a hurry, so this was not a problem. The restaurant has different vibes depending where you are seated. The bar area at the entrance and upstairs seating overlooking the bar had more atmosphere than where we were seated at the back which was more like a family restaurant with bright lighting and so-so decor. In fact, we had three young children at a table close to us who were well-behaved overall, but restless after a while. The ‘live music’ consisted of a person at the entrance at a some equipment. Not sure what she was doing, but the techno music that played all evening began to be monotonous after a while. Maybe OK for a disco, but not for dining IMHO. If you are looking for something more intimate, I would not recommend... at least where we were seated.

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TP
New Mexico
22 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Consistently, predictably good.

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CT
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food. Attentive service. Great ambience. Try the squash fritters, pickles, scallops and Mac n cheese! You won’t be dissappointed!! GPS takes you to the back door which you can’t get in so you have to loop around to the other side

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent, reasonably priced.
Highly recommend! And we will hopefully return.

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OT
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Mussels were overcooked

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EF
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I were in town for a quick getaway weekend, and this was our favorite restaurant in Asheville. The service was attentive but not overbearing, the food was fabulous. Every bite was a treat with locally sourced and seasonable ingredients, gorgeous presentation, and creative and adventurous taste combinations. The room was understated but attractive, but the most noticeable feature was how quiet it was. It was easy to carry on a conversation. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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G
Western NC
17 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Marketplace continues to serve up creative and delicious meals, year round. Cordial wait staff, competent kitchen crew, super- creative menu, and interesting mix of patrons gives this somewhat chic restaurant the edge over most other dining establishments. Marketplace remains on my list of top 3 Asheville food experiences.

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BR
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

Food was delicious but our large plates took a long time to come out of the kitchen. Our server didn’t check on us and didn’t seem to care. She ended our meal with a rude comment that left us not wanting to come back. So unfortunate considering the food was delicious!

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B
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

The Market Place is always an enjoyable experience!

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OT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was amazing. There was nothing lacking with any dish. We shared small plates so we could try more dishes and did not regret any. We were so full we still want to try more items!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Wonderful special small plate of wild mushrooms...
Trout perfectly prepared
Lamb and papardelle has a very nice broth
Ambiance is upscale minimalist
Service was very good
Even had “cheater” glasses for those who left own home

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l
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal every time I've been here. It's a great go-to especially because they're open every evening for dinner. So hard to find restaurants in town that are open on Monday/Tuesday. The local ingredients make this a special place, and the service is always amazing. Very warm and friendly, but professional too.
I like to bring out-of-town visitors because of the farm to table emphasis. Nice to showcase everything that's great about AVL.

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TF
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are repeat customers and will continue to be given quality of food and service

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C
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is a pure treat!! The food was amazing, I recommend the quail and snapper! Don’t forget dessert!

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n
Naples
41 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

We booked the reservation early and asked for a quiet table. We were seated upstairs next to a table with three toddlers, one in a high chair who was crying throughout the meal and one who wandered around the tables while her parents visited with friends. We asked to be moved and were told it couldn’t be done.
Steph, our wait person, was wonderful, redirecting the toddler to her own table when the parents didn’t take action.

Our food was wonderful and the small combo provided nice entertainment but we will only return if we can be guaranteed we won’t be seated in the children’s section. Our plan for a quiet dinner sure didn’t work out that way.

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S
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved our meal..cooked to perfection, knowledgeable and helpful, friendly waiter,
quiet and classy atmosphere.

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P
Western NC
18 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Market Place is a restaurant that I have been wanting to try for years. It did not disappoint. We enjoyed both the food and the ambience. Service was impeccable. I would highly recommend. We will return.

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r
Western NC
8 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I celebrated his birthday at the Market Place Restaurant. The mushroom appetizer was fabulous. The food was delicious and very nicely presented. We will come back again with our dog I see they have outside seating.

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s
Western NC
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Our server was very accommodating. She allowed me to make several substitutions with no problem.

My omelette was cooked well but was very slim on the cheese.

Dessert was disappointing.

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