The Market Place Restaurant

4.6
1890 reviews
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$30 and under
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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.
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Louisville
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service! Gorgeous but yet cozy!

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Indiana
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful! We had a selection of small plates and the best dessert! Great service and cocktails too! Highly recommend!

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Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Solid. Nice work.

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JB
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

were in town for the night celebrating my husbands birthday. loved the atmosphere and the food was delicious!

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DR
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Wonderful find. Great atmosphere. Fresh from the farm. Creative menu.

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Western NC
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was incredibly delicious and service was excellent. We ordered multiple small plates to share which was similar to a tapas experience. Location and interior is attractive. Will definitely go back as well as recommend to others.

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Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere was great but unfortunately, the food was technically flawed. I got the spinach omelette and the spinach was all in one side of the omelette with totally raw spinach (like from the fridge). They also didn't give me anything to eat with my biscuit! My husband ordered the steak (medium) and eggs, and unfortunately his steak was WELL DONE, his poached eggs a bit undercooked, and his sweet potato hash quite raw. The cocktails were excellent, and it's a bummer the food wasn't better.

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Western NC
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brunch was great...and so was service...

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MA
Western NC
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and service were outstanding. We will definitely be back!

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Western NC
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am so glad I chose this spot for my 30th birthday. I had about 8 guests total, and the service was impeccable, the food was outstanding, and the environment couldn't have been better. There were lots of shareable small plates, but the larger plates were great for sharing as well! I only wish we'd had room for dessert.

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JB
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Atmosphere was "stuffy" and "dry" as in could need a makeover. Food and service were not bad, but nothing special. I expected more for the cost.

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Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and outstanding service. Stephanie, our server, was excellent. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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Nashville
13 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service!

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Western NC
7 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had dinner New Year's Eve with 8 people. Service was great, food was great! We sat in the back so it was quiet. The menu was limited for New Year's Eve but everything we ordered was wonderful. Would definitely go back!

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Greensboro
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious and the service was AMAZING.

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Western NC
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dined here pre-symphony on new years eve. Wonderful setting, great service, fantastic food. One of Ashevilles finest

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Little Rock
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 1

Unfortunately, we he menu was limited for New Years weekend. Unimpressive. Maybe it would be better another time.

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Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

WONDERFUL food and lovely atmosphere! Would totally eat here again!

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The duck was absolutely amazing! I highly recommend trying if you never have before.

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Western NC
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Met up with friends for brunch, each of us but one having just okay experiences the last time we visited. We are all local to avl. One patron ordered a $10 mimosa, the rest of us chose coffee which was good. The mimosa was in a champagne flute, just okay. We all ordered the scallop dish. It was small for an entree, I think having three scallops - maybe two. It was super loud due to a Sunday brunch DJ playing tons of Michael Jackson which may have been cool if mimosas were discounted or offered by the pitcher. All in all, it was just an okay experience. The server missed a request for a second mimosa for my friend, maybe because the music was so loud. It felt as if we were a bother to the serving staff, definitely not top notch service. We likely won’t bother going back but doubt the restaurant cares. Feels like the spot lost its soul, maybe due to the insane tourism surge. Doesn’t feel like the same restaurant from a few years ago.

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Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great brunch and cocktails! We will definitely be back!

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Western NC
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The waitress was slow to greet us and forgot to get our cocktail order for at least 10 minutes, after the appetizer arrived. After the initial introduction, she was great though. The scallops and grits were out of this world. I wanted to lick the skillet, but people ere watching! Lol.

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Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I first went to this restaurant over 25 years ago - it has only continued to get better over time. A great dining experience!

The Steak tartar is amazing and different than any I’ve had anywhere else. The pork entree was unique and delicious, and the steak was spot-on! Excellent service, a good wine list that is not overpriced. Atmosphere is good (even though we thought it odd to have a DJ playing music - it was nice and at an appropriate volume - just unusual)

The Market Place is somewhere you should eat when in Asheville. You will not be disappointed!

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RG
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great casual/fine dining (nice atmosphere, no dress code) in the heart of downtown Asheville. You can enjoy a table inside the beautifully decorated restaurant or on their cozy patio (weather permitting). The Farm to Table menu is updated seasonally and always has some delicious options. Full bar. Great service. Never disappointed.

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Raleigh
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was local and fresh. We loved that they serve Benton’s bacon as it is our favorite. The service was excellent. We’ll be back very soon.

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VO
Nashville
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The Market Place is a wonderful restaurant with a seasonal menu highlighting local farms. To open our meal, my partner and I started with a trio of Pickles and an order of Winter Squash Fritters. Our pickled trio included cauliflower, dill slices, and pear. For dinner, I ordered the Hand Cut Pappardelle with braised lamb. After the first bite, I immediately declared this as "winter in a bowl". The braised lamb was incredibly tender while the ramp pesto provided a delightful depth of flavor to this wonderfully rich dish. My partner ordered the Carolina Gold Rice Risotto with roasted maitake mushrooms. While the risotto was perfectly cooked, the dish lacked the standout flavors typically associated with key ingredients harissa and fennel.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Incredible small plates (truffle fries, scallops, pear and bleu salad), entrees seemed confused (rabbit was dry/gamey, risotto was underdone and overspiced), Service was absolute perfection.

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Richmond
51 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every dish was exceptional. Exceeded expectations.

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Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful, from start to finish. The food, service and atmosphere all exceed expectations

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Western NC
4 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My family and I had lunch at The Marketplace and it was absolutely delicious! We went for the scallops and decided to share a burger as well and the burger stole the show! It might be the best burger I’ve ever had and my entire family agreed! The potatoes that came with the burger were delicious as well. Just perfect! We have been talking about that meal for days now! We will definitely be back for lunch. Love this place!

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Western NC
11 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome brunch and service

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JG
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent menu , service attentive, food tasted great, nice atmosphere.

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Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

We had brunch at the Marketplace. The food was really delicious. The bacon is amazing! And the eggs were cooked perfectly. Staff could have been "warmer", but the service was good.

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Houston
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had eight in our family outing for brunch. It was outstanding. The menu items were diverse, perfect portion size and delicious. Our server, Vince was a pro — on top of every aspect of the meal and ensured we had superb service.

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Orlando
41 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 5ambience 3

Need to update address; website. With GPS/Google took 1 hr to find for a 7 minute drive. Food average. The salad was very overdressed and soggy. The mussels were great.

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Charlotte
10 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food and service were good

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New England
76 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Overall, we had a nice dinner at the Market Place. My father has limited mobility and they were able to seat us on the first floor without any trouble. The food was fresh and good. The server was even willing to split drinks and entrees -- very nice!

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B
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

Was not a WOW. Expected more from the reviews we read. Could use better ventilation. All coats had to be washed from the frying odor.

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Western NC
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I made the reservation and marked as to celebrate my daughter’s birthday. The entire experience with the restaurant is great, food is awesome, waiter is super nice. Our reservation was at 5:30 so it was very quiet and we had a good time. Just little disappointed that no one mentioned or said happy birthday to our daughter. We were not looking for anyone singing or making a big deal out of it, just thought that it would be a nice touch. Overall it was a good experience.

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