The Market Place Restaurant

4.6
1732 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Local Ingredients
  • Special Occasion
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 1732 People Are Saying
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4.7
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

We really enjoyed this restaurant. It’s in a fun part of town. Great atmosphere. The food was delicious and our waiter was great.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Great Service and great food. Would go regularly if we lived in Asheville

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4.0Dined on August 11, 2018

As always, the Market Place was good, but they are due for a major menu update.

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4.0Dined on August 10, 2018

Food was very good and my wife told me the collected mushroom small plate was TDF. Had a great California red from Silver oak winery
Could have done without the jazz combo but fortunately we were far enough away that we could still great each other talk

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5.0Dined on August 10, 2018

Service was very attentive and staff was very pleasant and friendly. Food was creative. Pork shoulder was fabulous. Heirloom caprese salad was top notch.

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3.0Dined on August 10, 2018

Ambiance from upstairs dining is lovely. Live music is a plus. Food is delicious but portions are small for the $20-$30 per entree. We had the braised lamb pappardelle and the steak and fries, fantastic taste but left hungry.

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3.0Dined on August 7, 2018

I'll start by saying I went away hungry. I had red snapper and there were only about 3 bites left after I removed the crust on top. The fish was placed on a coating of pesto or something similar and was topped with some garnish. Then a few small chunks of watermelon and tomato were scattered around. In seeing what others had it appeared that maybe two out of five different dishes were adequate.

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5.0Dined on August 6, 2018

This was a fantastic experience! The steak was perfect and the truffle fries were magnificent! Thank you!

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4.0Dined on August 6, 2018

Wonderful food & restaurant environment. However the server does not know who ordered which entree & reached across the table to hand dinner plates to guests. Unfortunately the server also removed dinner plates one person at a time before we all finished eating. As a result we were not able to relax & enjoy the meal completely.
We did enjoy the amazing desserts! Same delivery issues & a clean as you go is unnecessary in this type of dining.

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4.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Really good food but small portions for the price. Also, the drinks were VERY expensive and VERY small. Had a great dinner but a little too pricey for what you get. So many great places in Asheville that can give you as much bang for less buck.

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Creative dishes for brunch, the mac and cheese is a must! Friendly and professional staff. Great outdoor seating.

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

One of my favorite options are Farm to Table restaurants that focus on local ingredients. Well, this restaurant has it! The local mushroom appetizer was amazing. Incredible flavors and very meaty. The charcuterie and cheese plate had great local cheeses. And the grilled pork shoulder was tender and amazing! And our Server was amazing!

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4.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Bartender was so nice and helpful. Food and drinks were great. There seemed tob

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Great brunch menu, both food and cocktails. The service was wonderful, and the staff was very knowledgeable.

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

We had a great meal in a beautiful setting. The server was excellent!

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3.0Dined on August 3, 2018

Not impressed with the food. Average at best. Needed a dictionary to read the menu which had limited selections. Service was good. It is much more a bar than restaurant. Good band.

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5.0Dined on August 3, 2018

So glad I happened upon this little gem! Service was great and portions were adequately sized (tapas). We enjoyed the fresh cocktails and the lovely wine menu. My husband and I split the charcuterie, the ham wrapped peaches, and then the curry spiced cauliflower with black quinoa. Every dish was a winner. We finished off the night with the crème brule. I would definitely seek out the Marketplace the next time I am in Asheville.

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5.0Dined on August 3, 2018

We enjoyed our meal at The Market Place. The small and large plates are perfect for different appetites. The cheese platter as an appetizer had a variety of cheeses and crackers. The crime brûlée was delicious. Also, I had never had the excellent sparkling Chardonnay.

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5.0Dined on August 3, 2018

My dinner of pan roasted trout with fresh root veggies and watercress puree was delicious. My dietary needs are quite specific and difficult but my server had an idea and brought me a beautifully prepared dish that was not on the menu and that fitted my needs exactly.

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4.0Dined on July 31, 2018

Liked the choices between small and large plates. Everything was cooked to perfection and the service was excellent. Interesting craft cocktails.

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2.0Dined on July 30, 2018

We are fans of Market Place for over 10 years and always go there multiple times duringthe summer. The food was always reliable good. This time we were really disappointed. The traditional Mac& Cheese dish was boring, not the usual 4 cheese and bacon taste. I had 2 peas and one bacon bite in it. It was dry. The famous mushrooms Jennifer the Forrest were also dry and tasteless.
The main dishes were not near they use taste. My lamb and pasta also dry.
The service is very nice and the people re very friendly. But this time the food was a big disappointment.
Sorry guys. I want to be honest. We will be back next year and give it another try.

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

All three of us enjoyed a different entree and everyone was pleased with their choice. The small plate salad was very well presented, but for $8? Portions were small and left me wanting more.

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4.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Good meal; surprisingly uncrowded. Wish there were some more variety on the brunch menu to satisfy some dietary restrictions.

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Excellent food, staff, service. Would definitely eat here again!

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

Everything was cooked to perfection and the combination of flavors in the meal was fantastic.

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

Delicious menu! Higher end elements gave flair to what would have been ordinary items, such as truffle fries and pork shoulder with spicy Mexican street corn.

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

Such a wonderful birthday dinner!

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5.0Dined on July 27, 2018

This is the second time we have been to the marketplace. There are so many restaurants in Asheville, but this is by far one of our favorite. The food was creative and delicious. The flavor combinations or unexpected. The service was great and the cocktails were Excellent. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

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5.0Dined on July 27, 2018

My husband, adult daughter and I visited on a Friday night. We were seated in the rear of the restaurant where there is a wall of windows. The natural light and the furnishings created a feeling of cozy elegance. Stephanie our waiter was a pro and though we were very low maintenance that evening she made us feel welcome and special. I stepped out of my comfort zone and ordered the pappardelle with braised lamb and it was outstanding. My husband found the scallops with country ham a bit too salty. My daughter got the truffle fries and loved them. The wine recommendation was on point. Would definitely return!

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5.0Dined on July 26, 2018

Our meal was delightful! Two of us had snapper, one had quail and one two small plates - scallops and tomato salad. Everything was beautifully presented and perfectly prepared. Our out-of-town guests asked for an "American Bistro" with fresh, local food and an atmosphere conducive to conversation. The Market Place was a perfect fit for their requests! Our waitress was superb - attentive, knowledgeable and fun. We know we can always depend on this restaurant for a good experience and will continue to patronize it, as we have for many years!

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5.0Dined on July 26, 2018

Fabulous meal and service. Wonderful ambiance and food was unique. Only minor complaint was Portion sizes were a little hard to predict, some larger than expected, some smaller.

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

Ordered three dishes and cocktails - all of them were perfect. Our waiter was great!

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

Our experience at The Marketplace was good. Our waiter, Randy, was exceptional. He was patient with us, explained the menu well and was very friendly and kind. The food was very good, tasty, presented well. Our only complaint was the music. This kind of restaurant needs beautiful music playing vs. clunky, strange music. It sets the stage for people to be relaxed and perhaps inspired.

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4.0Dined on July 22, 2018

We enjoyed our dining experience and service was great. With seven diners it is difficult to coordinate the food but the staff did a great job.

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

Great menu and food fantastic. Love those biscuits!

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5.0Dined on July 19, 2018

The ratings didn’t lie. We loved everything about this restaurant. The food was fresh (farm to table). Our server was excellent. Definitely go if you’re in town!!

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5.0Dined on July 19, 2018

We are so happy to have found this place! Beautiful atmosphere, great service, amazing food!

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5.0Dined on July 19, 2018

Dining here was a last minute decision and glad we did. The food was excellent, service great and we enjoyed the meal very much.

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5.0Dined on July 19, 2018

We chose the Market Place Restaurant as we were going to the Chihuly exhibit at Biltmore that night and wanted something close to our hotel that a picky eater would like. So we thought it would be fine but did not have really high expectations. We were blown away by how fabulous our meal was. Two of us had only appetizers -- mac and cheese, fries, cheese plate, white gazpacho, grilled peaches, and mushroom gratin (which was the evening's special), while the third had the heirloom tomato salad and pork shoulder. Everything was delicious. The pork and the potatoes accompanying it were cooked perfectly. We liked our meal so much that we plan to go back every time we're in Asheville!

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2.0Dined on July 18, 2018

Good service and atmosphere. The presentation of the food was pretty, but the substance was lacking. I’m an Asheville local and if you are looking for good farm to table fare, go to Table. For small plates/special occasions go to Zambra. Both are better food/value/experience.

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