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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.
Asheville, NC 28801
American, Tapas / Small Plates, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Sunday
Bar opens at 5pm
Dinner: 5:00pm until close
Saturday - Sunday
Brunch: 10:30am - 2:30pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
We offer catering services based on the needs of our clients. Please call 828-252-4162 to inquire about any catering needs.
Street parking is available. There is also Parking available within 1 block at the Wall Street and Rankin Street Parking Garages.
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
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
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.
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.
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!
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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