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About The Market Place Restaurant

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.

20 Wall St.
Asheville, NC 28801
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Tapas / Small Plates, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

Hours of Operation:
Dinner:

Monday - Sunday

Bar opens at 5pm

Dinner: 5:00pm until close

Brunch:

Saturday - Sunday

Brunch: 10:30am - 2:30pm

Cross Street:
Battery Park

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(828) 252-4162

Website:
http://www.marketplace-restaurant.com/

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.

Catering:
We offer catering services based on the needs of our clients. Please call 828-252-4162 to inquire about any catering needs.

Parking Details:
Street parking is available. There is also Parking available within 1 block at the Wall Street and Rankin Street Parking Garages.

Executive Chef:
William Dissen

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.

Private Party Contact:
Tracy Moore: (828) 252-4162

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

Special Events & Promotions:
The Market Place is available for private events ranging from 1-100 people.

The Market Place Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Quiet

93% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (37)
Fit for Foodies (35)
Special Occasion (35)
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Good for a Date (34)
Local Ingredients (33)
Good for Anniversaries (28)
Quiet Conversation (24)
Neighborhood Gem (23)
Romantic (22)
Healthy (21)
Authentic (19)
Worth the Drive (16)
Cozy (15)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Bar Seating (13)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Organic (12)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
Good for Groups (11)
Live Music (11)
Notable Wine List (11)
Good Vegetarian Options (11)
Comfort Food (10)
Great for Brunch (9)
Casual (9)
Business Meals (9)
Seasonal (8)
Tasting Menu (5)
Vegan (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Tapas (4)
Fun (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
People Watching (3)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Late-night Find (1)
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 (Phoenix)·Dined 15 hours ago

The food and service was absolutely perfect. We will be back anytime we are in Asheville. We had several small plates and several entrees between our group and nothing disappointed.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined 2 days ago

We just wanted a good meal. We split 3 apps and an entree. It was perfect. We had a great waiter.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined 2 days ago

Food was awesome! Loved the scallops and brisket. Good drinks, dinner music and great atmosphere.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined 2 days ago

Really good food presented well

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·Dined 3 days ago

Great food and ambience

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 (Western NC)·Dined 3 days ago

Our waiter was very pleasant and attentive and the food was delicious although a little heavier than expected.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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 (Little Rock)·Dined 4 days ago

Exceptional server! He knew the wine pairing very well. And he was very attentive. We were the last table of the night and they did not rush us out of the restaurant. Definitely plan to return when we are in Asheville.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

Excellent food and service. I would recommend it to people who like innovative food and preparations, but not necessarily for the meat and potatoes only guy! It was an excellent meal and reasonably priced for an upscale Asheville restaurant.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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 (Western NC)·Dined 5 days ago

Delicious food and great service. The cocktails were unique and so very tasty. (I recommend the Bentons Old Fashion.) You will not be disappointed.

Tags: Bar Seating, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation
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 (Western NC)·Dined 5 days ago

Service was timely orchestrated, food was mediocre, wine was delicious and Wednesday 1/2 off glasses was most fitting. Quiet setting for conversing. May choose more ethnic type menue choices in the future.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Western NC)·Dined 6 days ago

One of our favorite restaurants in Asheville. Always a pleasant experience. The steak is the best I’ve had in Asheville. We always enjoy our visits to Market Place.

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·Dined on February 12, 2018

The food was wonderful! We saw a ton of reviews on the Mac and cheese app so we had to get it and OH MY GOODNESS it was wonderful! Highly recommend!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Western NC)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We came with our friends to The Market Place for dinner before the Symphony and enjoyed our meal very much. Each dish was beautiful and delicious. The decor is restful. Our server was pleasant and accommodating. Very nice overal.

Tags: Special Occasion, Organic, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on February 10, 2018

This was our first stop in Asheville for a birthday celebration. The atmosphere was so cozy with the live band playing in the background. And the food was excellent! We even came back on Sunday for a pre-brunch drink and if we hadn't already had a reservation elsewhere we would have had their brunch too! I can't wait to come back!

Tags: Romantic, Bar Seating, Cozy, Great for Brunch, Live Music, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation
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 (Western NC)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Another excellent meal at Market Place. We live in downtown Asheville and have found Market Place to be consistently excellent. We usually sit at the bar and have small plates. The service is always friendly and accommodating. This particular time we sat in the dining area with a friend. Again, a wonderful meal was enjoyed by all.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Paleo Friendly, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Service was excellent. Steaks were delicious. We had a person in our party with a fish allergy and they specially made her food to keep it away from any kinds of fish. I was very impressed by that.

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 (Western NC)·Dined on February 3, 2018

I had 2 of the 'small dishes'. The pear & cheese salad was not very good at all. The scallops were good, though salty, and only two ( I understand it was a small dish, but since the salad wasn't good, I didn't get much to eat).

Tags: Casual
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 (Austin)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We've been in Asheville for 3 years now and somehow missed this gem. The food was delicious, the service was wonderful, and the ambiance is enchanting. There is a very nice bar downstairs. On the night we visited, there was a wonderful singer and banjo player.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 3, 2018

It was fine, not great or notable in any way.

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 (Western NC)·Dined on January 31, 2018

We started with a charcuterie board which was very good. The trout and lamb entree's were creative and worthy of 5 stars. Very good wine list. The staff was informed, engaged and attentive. There was a trio providing live music the evening we were there. We have eaten at nearly all the top rated AVL restaurants and this one is worthy of being on those lists. Definately a place to return to and for those staying downtown as we were, easily walkable from the downtown hotels.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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·Dined on January 27, 2018

Exceptional service and food quality

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Excellent meal during restaurant week. We'll be back again. Service was excellent and food was a great blend of tastes and aroma.

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 (Western NC)·Dined on January 24, 2018

We went during restaurant week and loved both the tasting menu and the full menu.
We were seated promptly and our waiter was excellent.
We all loved our meals, though some found the crime brûlée a bit too sweet.
My husband and I loved the apple crisp. I could only eat half as I was very full from dinner.
We had the yellowtail tartare and the pears with blue cheese as apps. Excellent!
Entrees were pappardelle with braised lamb and quail with stuffing. Again, excellent.
We love the restaurant and will go back.
So far, this is our favorite menu of theirs.
YUM!

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 (Western NC)·Dined on January 24, 2018

We're starting to become regulars at The Market Place. Exceptional overall dining experience. Service by Leo was top notch. Each plate, from salad to appetizer to entree, was a culinary masterpiece. Kudos!

Tags: Romantic, Bar Seating, Vegan, Notable Wine List, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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 (Western NC)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Our meal was so enjoyable last week that we went back again! Both of us thoroughly enjoyed the trout over lentils with a very savory tomato relish. The flavors presented are so distinct and well developed- Genius!
Again, service was exceptional.

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 (Western NC)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Chef Dissen and his staff create art, not just exquisite food. The flavor combinations and creativity in the dishes make eating at the Marketplace a divine, if expensive, experience. This is a special place for special dining.We live in Asheville so we know the high standards in the city and Marketplace is at the top of the list for fine dining.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Western NC)·Dined on January 21, 2018

I was there for brunch and was disappointed in the menu. There were few traditional choices. Most were usual sandwich lunch choices and an egg dish. The French toast I ordered was two one-inch-thick slices of banana bread about 4 inches on a side. They had been dipped in a bit of egg, but the whole was very heavy and extremely filling. It was much too rich for me and sat like lead in my stomach for most of the rest of the day. There were probably over 1500 calories in that one dish. A simple, good bread with a significant egg coating would have been perfect. I've had excellent experience with dinner at Marketplace and was disappointed in the brunch.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Casual, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating
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 (Western NC)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Made a reservation for my wife's birthday. We were seated promptly and served quickly. I ordered the pork shoulder and my wife ordered the celery soup. Food came out hot. Both meals tasted well. Mid way through my eating my wife discovers hair in her soup. We didn't complain or ask for anything. Paid or bill and left. I know this happens, but we Probably won't be back.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We had not been to the Restaurant for many years and found it to be a delightful experience.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Western NC)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Great food, great service, always enjoy the marketplace

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We came for a girls night to have dinner. We were running about 10 minutes late. I called to let them know and they said if we were more than 15 minutes late they would give our table away, which I understand because I work in a restaurant; however we called and the place was dead when we came in.

It took 9 minutes for the server to greet us, and we sat with empty drinks for a majority of the meal, which was disappointing.

Luckily, the food is amazing and makes up for the terrible service.

The tuna was amazing, the beef brisket was one of the best dishes I’ve ever had and the truffle fries were insane was well. We probably would have ordered a lot more food and drinks if we had seen the server more.

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 (Western NC)·Dined on January 19, 2018

When I made the reservation, I was asked if it was for a special occasion. I indicated that it was for our anniversary. Why ask? Neither the receptionist nor the server mentioned our anniversary and nothing special was done for it. We live downtown and like Market Place because it is quiet enough to have a conversation. We also choose it whenever we have a group of 6 or 8, because we like the round tables so everyone can be included in the conversation. This time we were in the middle of the restaurant across from the men's restroom. The live music was far enough away that we could have a good conversation.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Live Music, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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 (Western NC)·Dined on January 19, 2018

They always come up with something special during restaurant week

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Western NC)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Great experience with excellent food and service. Good for any occasion.

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
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 (Western NC)·Dined on January 19, 2018

My husband and I enjoyed sitting at the bar and having a delicious scallop and grits dish. We will be back!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine
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 (Western NC)·Dined on January 16, 2018

A perfect choice for a birthday celebration. My husband said his quail was the best he’s had -in the USA. My braised lamb was fabulous. Service could not have been more attentive. We’ll be back, soon!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic, Casual, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Organic, Local Ingredients, Live Music, Quiet Conversation, Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Fabulous dinner with friends during restaurant week. Three course dinner was superb. Pear and blue cheese salad with shaved root vegetables was inventive and the contrasting flavors were fantastic. Sunburst farm trout was exquisitely prepared and served over smokey lentils. Wildflower honey creme brûlée was fabulous.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 15, 2018

This is a very nice place that has been in Asheville for many years and is still a great choice.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Outstanding meal. Great location and ambiance.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Great food!

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