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The Market Place Restaurant

4.6
1658 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Local Ingredients
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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.
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 1658 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.6
service
4.5
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4.2
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined a day ago

We have enjoyed the Sunday brunch over the years. However, on this visit the food wasn't up to their standards. I did find the staff assistance was excellent and the ambience nice.

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

A solid dinner place! Not too fancy, but still good for a nice occasion. All of our dishes were great. The meat and cheese boards were a favorite for the table. It is also great for a large party (there was 8 of us).

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2.0Dined 2 days ago

We were given multiple recommendations for The Market Place and expected a phenomenal experience. What we got was small portions, ok tasting food, and ridiculous prices. We left $70 out for dinner (2 people without alcohol) and still hungry. We will not be going back.

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4.0Dined 2 days ago

Great scallops, avoid the Rueben special. Other than fatty not sure what the meat was. It had gotten busy so we couldn't let server know and person clearing plate didn't notice the sandwich remained!

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Amazing restaurant & great experience from start to finish. One of the better overall restaurants we’ve been to in quite a long time.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Everything we ordered was delicious. Our table shared several small plates and our waiter timed everything perfectly. The food was fresh and creative. All four of us were extremely pleased with the entire evening. We will be back!

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4.0Dined on June 10, 2018

I hadn't been in years, it was a delight. Attention to every detail. If you haven't been go.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

My husband and I met our older adult son there and we were so happy to have found that it was incredible food, great service, charming and convenient location! We will definitely go back!

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4.0Dined on June 9, 2018

First visit to Asheville and found this restaurant online and very pleased we did! If we are back in Asheville we will be back! Thank you

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Had a girls weekend in Asheville and dined here...BEST FOOD EVER! All farm to table ingredients from local farmers, great presentation, good portion sizes and fantastic service! Highly recommend this restaurant!!

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

This place was recommended to us by a local and he was on the mark for a great place to dine. Everything we tried was excellent. Dalton was the perfect server. Always there at just the right time and always with very good recommendations. Truly a standout in a town with lots of great restaurants.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Enjoyed a nice mother-daughter Saturday brunch! Great location right in the heart of downtown Asheville, convenient to Wall Street parking. Food was delicious!!!

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

A recurring site for extended family dinners. We always enjoy the ambiance, the service and the menu selections. This evening was no exception. A variety of plates from the scallops over grits and rabbit (appetizers) to the pork shoulder, the red snapper, the pappardelle, etc. (entrees) were enjoyed by all including a vegan (who had an appropriate entree consistent with no meats). The pinot noir was a nice match and drinks were served promptly. Consistently one of our Asheville favorites.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

As always a delicious dinner with farm to table produce.

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2.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Restaurant was only OK. Overpriced for the experience and quality of food. 2 of us arrived on foot while the other two were parking the car. The GPS took us to the neighboring block. Our partners had the same difficulty once on foot. We enjoyed sitting outside and people watching - mild weather and no loud music to discourage conversations. Folks were very dressed up to very casual. Down side to Asheville outdoor dining --- a street person approached the table while we were eating to request money; upside, she quickly left us after we said 'no'.

We had a mix of apps, drinks, and small plates. One salad was soggy and wet-soupy. One slice of trout was cooked well, the second one was rare, but the lentils were interesting. We did not bother requesting another plate. The 'flavors' were comparable to mid-priced establishments, no 'wow factor'. The drinks were good, seemed to be proper proportion liquor and mixer. The creme brulee was delish! But, overall, we paid a small fortune for mediocre 'flavors' as the waitstaff refers to their meals.

Over priced for a meal, but good for a drink and/or dessert.

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4.0Dined on May 31, 2018

Charcuterie board was excellent. Did not care for strawberry goat cheese salad as the dressing was the consistency of diluted milk and salad was absent of any discernable goat cheese. We both had the steak and fries. Delicious and cooked to order. Strawberry Rhubarb dessert was yummy.

There was a DJ playing loud music when we came in but we spoke to our server and she had it turned down.

Our server went the extra mile in making our evening very enjoyable.

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4.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Excellent service and delicious foods. Returned after last meal two weeks ago.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

We had two delicious meals here over the Memorial Day weekend. We sat outside because the weather was nice, people-watching was entertaining, and it was quieter than inside with the live music. Our server (I think his name was George) was very good, attentive but not pushy, and he made excellent recommendations from the menu as well as telling us about other places to visit in downtown Asheville. We took the shuttle from the hotel because the parking is the only issue that we found problematic with this restaurant. Our dinner was outstanding--a snapper dish with many fresh vegetables prepared in unusual ways. For Sunday brunch, one had the Eggs Benton, and the eggs were a little undercooked for my taste, but my husband liked the dish. I had the Spinach and Goat Cheese Omelet, and it was excellent although more than I could eat. We highly recommend The Market Place and will return when we are in Asheville again.

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2.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Waiter was awful. Not sure what his name was but after taking our order, he never came by to see us again. He was talking with other tables (girls) so not sure what his deal was with me and my girlfriend but he was horrible. After asking for the check with empty glasses and food gone, we left him 15% but should have left 0%. He was that bad. It was also very hot in the restaurant. Like uncomfortable people fanning themselves with their menus hot. Food was ok but combined with the horrible service and hot dining area, I cannot believe I paid for it.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Pickle plate was excellent. Pork shoulder and papperdelle were excellent as we're the mussels. Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Food was wonderful, band was a little noisy but still highly recommend it!!!! Even gave me a cute little candle for my creme brulee

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3.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Went to the restaurant for the salmon. Wasn’t on the menu. The selections chosen instead were not worth the price. Wasn’t as good as we were hoping- let down on a special occasion.

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3.0Dined on May 24, 2018

Went for the lamb pappardelle, usually a favorite in any restaurant. The lamb and sauce were delicious, but unfortunately the pasta itself (made in-house) was terrible. It was thick and chewy in an unpleasant way, really like an amateur attempt at making pasta. Only had the house salad on the side and it was fine, but really nothing special. The wait staff were all very friendly and helpful, but given all the really wonderful restaurants in Asheville, there is no reason to return here. Oh, except they did have good cocktails!

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5.0Dined on May 22, 2018

First time at the Market Place. We had such a great time. Our server was very helpful and we went with his recommendations and we were not disappointed. Everything was delicious.

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5.0Dined on May 22, 2018

The rabbit was amazing. Very cool spin on “chicken n dumplings”. All around five stars.

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

One of my favorite places to eat in Asheville. Local food, good wine and amazing service! It is a great place to relax and eat amazing food. I have not been disappointed with any items on their menu and their specials are always great.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Birthday dinner for party of 8, party including a 1 year old baby. Service and food were outstanding. Friendly and knowledgeable service in a very calm beautifully designed space. All agreed it was a ‘10’ dining experience. Very much appreciated the easy food accommodation (plain Mac and cheese with bowl of berries) for the baby in such a high end dining establishment.
A must do dining experience in Asheville for my foodie family.

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

Always on point!

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4.0Dined on May 16, 2018

Overall, a very pleasant experience. The steak was good and the truffle fries were a nice change. We shared a small asparagus plate that was fun and tasty, the prosciutto that came with it was particularly good. The small scallop dish on grits was also very nice. Nothing stood out but all our dishes were very good. The waiter was helpful and very nice.

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2018

Delicious food, helpful and friendly wait staff, and there was a great jazz band playing softly!

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4.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Good menu - lots of apps / small plates for sharing plus reasonably sized entrees. Most of us liked our food, but one was disappointed (mussels).

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

The waiter was amazing. He gave 2 solid suggestions and was very engaging. The food was phenomenal

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Food was excellent , DJ was awesome , service was good ...

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Mother’s Day Brunch!
Just Lovely

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Everything we had was amazing. Our server Jason (we think that was his name) was fantastic and very knowledgeable. We will definitely be back the next time we are in Asheville!!

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2.0Dined on May 12, 2018

We were excited to go to the Market Place, but the food turned out to be lackluster at best. The fries and the cheese board were delicious, but the fries took forever to arrive and the portion was tiny for the price. The macaroni was dreadful, with 3 pieces of bacon in the entire portion...and the scallops were well cooked but lacked seasoning. The mussels were bland, and we had a couple that didn’t get fully cooked...our server was the least friendly person in the restaurant, while all other staff bent over backwards to accommodate anything you could want. We will not be returning.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

my son took me and my mother to The Marketplace for an early Mother's Day dinner. The food was wonderful and the service was outstanding.

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Our group enjoyed a delicious dinner with great service in a very nice atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

waiter was very friendly and helpful. Food was good.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Excellent food and service!

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