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The Market Place Restaurant, Asheville, NC

The Market Place Restaurant

4.6
4.6
3910 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
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. Our classic American lounge serves local brews & handmade cocktails, and features live music. Due to unpredictable weather in the mountains, patio tables are not able to be reserved.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Tapas / Small Plates, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (828) 252-4162
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • 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, marketplace-restaurant.com/private-dining ,for more details, or call us for further information @ 828.252.4162.
  • Private party contact
    Tracy Moore: (828) 252-4162
  • Neighborhood
    Asheville
  • Cross street
    Otis Street
  • Parking details
    Street parking is available. There is also Parking available within 1 block at the Wall Street and Rankin Street Parking Garages.
  • 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.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Easter Brunch

    $45.00 per person

    Mar 31, 2024 only
    Join Chef Dissen and his team at Asheville's oldest Farm-To-Table restaurant located on quaint Wall Street in the heart of Downtown. We are featuring a 3-Course Pre-fixe menu for $45 per person plus tax and gratuity. Please have a credit card ready to hold your reservation. We will be offering limited seatings at 10:00 AM, 12:00 PM and 2:00 PM. For more information please call us at (828) 252-4162 or through email at contact@marketplace-restaurant.com *Cancellation Policy: We ask for a 48 hour notice of cancellation. Any late cancellation or no-show will result in a fee of $20/person. Thank you for your support and consideration.
    Easter Brunch Photo
  • Mother's Day Brunch

    $45.00 per person

    May 12, 2024 only
    Mother's Day Brunch Join Chef Dissen and his team at Asheville's oldest Farm-To-Table restaurant located on quaint Wall Street in the heart of Downtown. We are featuring a 3-Course Pre-fixe menu for $45 per person plus tax and gratuity. Please have a credit card ready to hold your reservation. We will be offering limited seatings at 10:00 AM, 12:00 PM and 2:00 PM and our regular menu will not be available. For more information please call us at (828) 252-4162 or through email at contact@marketplace-restaurant.com *Cancellation Policy: We ask for a 48 hour notice of cancellation. Any late cancellation or no-show will result in a fee of $20/person. Thank you for your support and consideration.
    Mother's Day Brunch Photo

What 3,910 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Asheville

    Innovative

  • Asheville

    American

3,910 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful place for an Anniversary dinner! I would highly recommend to anyone.

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  2. AmyS

    Western NC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was good. Nobody at our table was gushing with compliments but also no one complained. The charcuterie board was really good. But honestly Foresty camp has a better Smashburger. I liked our waitress a lot

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  3. bcozzie

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was great, simple but delicious food and very laid back vibe.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had not been to this restaurant, although we come into Asheville fairly regularly. The food was really well done. The steak was perfectly prepared, the mussels were melt in your mouth good, truffle fries were loved by our teens, and the tagliatelle was fresh and excellent. No complaints and we will be back.

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  5. Nick

    Greater Boston

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had great drinks, very fresh delicious food, and great service. I had the snapper and wife had the pasta….. wow! Can’t wait to go back!

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  6. LyndaP

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My daughter and I decided to try The Market Place to celebrate her recent promotion. It was a great experience and the food was wonderful. Our server William was so attentive and genuinely caring making the evening very special. We’ll be back!!!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    William was our server and he was absolutely amazing. He had the best recommendations and was very knowledgeable. This is my second time visiting The Market Place and it never disappointments. William thank you for your hospitality, you’re truly a gem!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and quick service. We had a great time.

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  9. OJGandmiy

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    William is a very attentive and joyful server. It seems food is always better with a smiling face. And, yes, the food was delicious. Everyone should get the pickled board.

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  10. Bennett

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    My wife and I went for Valentine's day dinner. The pre-fixe menu was VERY expensive, so we had pretty high expectations. The "filet" my wife received was tough, stringy, and dry. Service was middling. When we received our check, we noticed an error in how the bill was calculated which they immediately remedied. Overall a massive disappointment. The dinner cost $250 and I could've gotten a comparable meal elsewhere in town for <$100.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first time at the Marketplace and we had a great time. Casual fine dining at its best and we’re looking forward to going back.

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  12. KaNe

    Greensboro

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful attentive service by Christen set a wonderful tone for the evening. The carrot ginger soup was exquisite. The other appetizer was a wonderful combination of classically prepared scallops with a modern twist of savory spices and vegetables. The steak was prepared as ordered, the fries although nicely spiced were way over salted. The chocolate torte was delicious, the vanilla cheesecake was overly sweet for our taste.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very pleasant interior and ambiance, with well-prepared tasty food and excellent service. Expensive but good quality meal.

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  14. ricks

    Western NC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The meal was good and the service was good in fact everting was good except for the price. A little too much.

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  15. Rhonda

    Western NC

    24 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    If this is a James Beard nominated restaurant…I’m flying a space module to Mars. The upstairs section (where we were seated) was one step up from a mobile home. The ceiling panels and walls were damaged and spray painted in an attempt to hide the damage. It was dark and dingy. We dined on soiled and old outdoor carpet. Our dining area was one of the worst we have exprienced. The young lady who served us was very pleasant although seemed hurried at the beginning. The starters were good, the main courses were fair at best. The Carbonara dish was undercooked, salty and the pork overwhelmed the dish. The steak was fair, the French fries that came with the steak were good. The desserts were good. Not great; good. After dinner we walked around the downstairs area. It looked and felt like a totally different restaurant…not sure of the reason for the huge difference. Although we had reservations, we definitely got the short end of this restaurant. We will not eat at this restaurant again.

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  16. Chris

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    large boisterous party next door made it difficult to have a quiet conversation.

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  17. MattW

    New York City

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful staff and the food was delicious and interesting.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Coastal Georgia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Drinks were good, fish was excellent, steak was not great. It was more than 2 inches thick so very tough and minimally seasoned.

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  19. AnneD

    Alabama

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome Birthday dinner! The food was excellent! Highly recommended. I hope you win the James Beard Award. We will return.

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  20. GBG1

    Pittsburgh

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The smoked trout pate was amazing! Grea flavor and generous portion. The trout was delicous! All the flavor of the trout came through, sweet and perfectly done!

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  21. KenR

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of my favorites restaurants in Asheville. I like the quiet atmosphere.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Alabama

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service, nice atmosphere. A bit overpriced but it is located in the heart of downtown Asheville. Dinner for two, one drink each, one appetizer, entrees, one dessert, $139 plus tip. The owner/chef made rounds to each table, nice touch!

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  23. J9avl

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This may be the best restaurant in Asheville.... definitely in the top 3! I don't think you can go wrong with anything on the menu... And the service was great as well!

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  24. LyndaM

    Western NC

    36 reviews

    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had another wonderful dinner at The Market Place on Feb. 1, 2024. Every part of our meal was a treat. We have eaten here many times and always enjoy the "pickles" and fermented vegetables as well as the truffle fries. Every time the ferments are unique and this day the Beet Greens Kimchi was my favorite. Our waiter, William, was very helpful and took great care of us. My husband enjoyed the Pork Loin which was so juicy it reminded me of a great steak. I had the Fresh Catch which was a very well prepared red snapper. There are so many fine choices on the menu, it is always hard to choose. Thanks Market Place, you are a treasure!

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  25. ENH3

    Charleston

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious and service was great. Very good dining experience.

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  26. TABs

    Western NC

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed the experience. My wife and I will be back.

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  27. NatalieD

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We so much enjoyed our dinner at The Market Place, we sat at the bar and Jason was our fabulous bartender, we had the best mussels ever, they were so plump and delicious along with the beef carpaccio excellent!

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  28. Alex

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We ate here for my son's birthday and the food was phenomenal. Would highly recommend.

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  29. Gville12808

    Charleston

    30 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Truly good food and great service. I will go back. The decor is bar-like and informal. For the price, I expected more. Other than that, it was great. I sat at a high top in the bar area - it wasn’t busy - the bartender was my server and did an awesome job of informing me of the menu.

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  30. Buck

    Western NC

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was nothing special. Steak and pork tenderloin over cooked. Potato leak bisque was weird and not very good. For the price, much better restaurants in town.

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  31. JAMESW

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing Food and Service by "Dalton" made this a perfect evening

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  32. ClaraT

    Charleston

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Maybe the best meal I've ever had! Asheville sets the bar high but this exceeded my expectations. Everything was magnificent.

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  33. Mauipeach

    West Palm Beach

    39 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was excellent-William was personable and attentive. Food was really good, we enjoyed salad, soup and two different entrees-portions were a bit small, dessert was just ok, not as good as we had hoped.

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  34. Ashefood

    Western NC

    52 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    A very good experience overall. The selection was impressive and the entrees were well prepared. The staff was responsive and polite. The atmosphere was pleasant and the drink menu was comprehensive.

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  35. KatherineK

    Charleston

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome experience! Impeccable food and our waiter Dakota was friendly, professional and attentive. Highly recommend this restaurant!

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  36. SamH

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding restaurant! Perhaps the best in Asheville even with stiff competition.

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  37. VictoriaB

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an amazing dining experience! Our server William was fantastic. He was knowledgeable about the menu and able to explain the wonderful unique aspects of the dishes. The service pace was perfect for a relaxed enjoyable experience. The food went way above expectations, perfectly prepared and the flavors delightful. We had a charcuterie board and the trout. Already looking forward to returning. Highly recommend Chef Dissen and his team.

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  38. Eolson

    Western NC

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    Chef's food is great, but the ambiance... from the harsh lightning to the funk and Motown soundtrack... was deflating. Made the experience less than delightful, which is what we expect from a JB nominee. Keep pushing, you got this.

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  39. SallyE

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent meal and excellent service on a quiet Tuesday evening.

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  40. BigValleyDiner

    Western NC

    64 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for the Asheville Restaurant Week and general curiosity as we've not been in a very long time. Our loss, entirely, as it was a really fine experience with great service and really good food. The steak was especially good.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

The Market Place Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (828) 252-4162.

The Market Place Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 3910 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for The Market Place Restaurant

20 Wall St., Asheville, NC 28801

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Otis Street
  • Neighborhood
    Asheville
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Tapas / Small Plates, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street parking is available. There is also Parking available within 1 block at the Wall Street and Rankin Street Parking Garages.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    William Dissen
  • 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.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (828) 252-4162
  • Private party facilities
    For private parties from 10-100, The Market Place can accommodate any dining needs. Please visit our website, marketplace-restaurant.com/private-dining ,for more details, or call us for further information @ 828.252.4162.
  • Private party contact
    Tracy Moore: (828) 252-4162
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