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The Market Place Restaurant

4.5
2877 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 and brunch every Saturday & Sunday from 10:30am - 2:30pm. 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2877 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.5
ambience
4.1
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Noise · Moderate
89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipBabs
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great waiter

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LoriG
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Fantastic food. Wait staff had to be reminded to bring side dishes.

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bjjb
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Good wine selection by glass, excellent mussels in wine and mustard sauce, lamb parpadelle could have used a bit more seasoning.

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Romad
Pittsburgh
15 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Small portions. We left hungry. What we had was fair.

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RichardS
New England
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The kitchen was really slow. I understand it is the tail end of Covid but other restaurants we've eaten at this week in Asheville were not this slow. Otherwise, we enjoyed the food and the staff was attentive.

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vipAlwaysGreat
Charlotte
25 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Made reservation for 6:00 for dinner. Was anniversary dinner. Asked to sit at high top. Appeared plenty of seats available in booths, but we went along for high top. Wait staff was prompt throughout dinner. We ordered steak medium. Steak came out over cooked. Didn’t raise issue as I didn’t want to create issue since trying to celebrate anniversary.

Overall rating good,but not great.

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LindaO
San Antonio
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and service

We got lost and were late

They were very nice about it

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Joseph
Miami
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Why do people go to restaurants ? There are a lot of answers to that question but For most people its service and good food. I'm no different except for the occasional laziness of not wanting to cook and clean up. Justin case you are wondering about the Market Place Restaurant , it didn't crack on any high notes. From the greeting to desert the service and attention was outstanding to say the least. By the way in the restaurant business is also the hospitality business. Good service makes the food taste better and the prices always fair and unnoticeable. Not necessarily the case at the Market Place the food Quality and prices held on their own merit. Fresh quality local product, and very excellent prices.
Service, Service, Service. Will make us return.
My name is Joseph but the waitress didn't have to know my name and she didn't.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server Katrina did a great job in describing all the food and providing a great experience for us. The food was nicely presented and lots of great variety. Everything was fresh and delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent waiter very attentive and had some great suggestions especially with my special requests. We celebrated our 40th anniversary! We actually came here a couple days before for lunch and was so impressed With the exceptional service and fresh, flavorful, dishes thatwe came back for dinner!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always top knotch!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went with friends. Had wonderful service. They were impressed. First time in Asheville.

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vipRandy
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

This is our go to place and we have been several times through the past year, big enough to allow separation, good food, good service, the wine list was rewarding too... we have had drinks there in the past and found decent, or above average mixology.... like Market...

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JJJJ
Western NC
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extraordinary food. Definitely one of the best in Asheville.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience4

The food was fine but the portion sizes didn’t match up with the cost. I ordered a $12 salad and asked for chicken - had a $6 upcharge for about 2 oz of chicken on a side salad, meaning $18 for a small meal.

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DanaH
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

We were excited to try this restaurant. It had fabulous reviews and all of our food in Asheville had exceeded expectations up to this point.
The ambiance is cute and the house made limoncello were the highlights.
My husband ordered the pork shoulder and I ordered the lamb pappardelle.
His pork came out grossly overdone. The flavor had potential but we couldn’t get past the sear beyond recognition for a cut that should fall apart. My pappardelle was coated in zero sauce with no flavor. I thought that it would be coated in a sauce but the pesto was more of a garnish as was the lamb. It was basically a plate full of naked, flavorless noodles with some lamb and pesto barely thrown on the plate. The manager did recognize this, took away the plates and removed them from the bill. She asked if they could make it right by a redo, but our faith in their ability to do so was gone. We opted to leave hungry. Maybe it was an off night, but we won’t be back. Too many other great restaurants.

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AGB23
Western NC
4 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite places to eat in Asheville.

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RodB
Western NC
7 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s nearly 40 years. Eating at the market Place restaurant, in Asheville. Over two locations and as many owners, this is consistently one of our towns best restaurants. Take the opportunity to partake in a local Asheville dining institution.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Had the special pork bellies . Food tasted great!! Portion size a little small for the price. Probably could add a little more vegetable weight without adding too much prep cost.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I visited for my birthday dinner. We both enjoyed our meals and the ambiance of the restaurant. Our server was great (as well as the entire staff from the food runners to the hostess and bartender.) We would definitely come back next time we’re in Asheville.

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JennyM
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved this place! The food was amazing! I had the scallops and loved every bite! Rob, our server, was perfect in his pacing. The charcuterie board and pea fritters were awesome as a first course. I would highly recommend this place!

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TomF
Tallahassee
3 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

The restaurant was nice enough inside. We arrived a bit early but were seated promptly. The PEI muscles were excellent and the lamb shank was good. My wife had the trout and it was OK. Our biggest disappointment was probably the waiter, who we found to be quite stuffy. We both felt the restaurant was overpriced for what they delivered.

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vipDeanB
Caribbean
7 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Staff was very friendly, food was generally very good and well presented. Nice wine list. However, kitchen was having some problems. Food came out for half our party 15 minutes before the rest. One person’s chicken wasn’t done, but to management’s credit they apologized profusely and gave a credit on the bill.

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Charlie
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved this restaurant!! I really liked that it was clearly high quality ingredients, with a great connections to local farms. The quality of the food and service was incredible, but at the same time, it felt relaxed, comfortable, and not too formal to the point of being stiff or uninviting. I had a lamb shank special that the server recommended and holy cow was it good.

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Becky
Nashville
17 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On a girls' trip to Asheville, this was our first night. We sat on the patio and shared small plates and entrees. Our server was super nice, our cocktails were fresh, inventive and lovely. Every dish we shared was delicious. I liked that portions were reasonable as well.

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vipinfopowr
Raleigh
28 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Another great evening proves William Dissen’s wonderfully seasonal and truly local food and hospitality continues to make the Marketplace a significant restaurant-and the rabbit tortellini was the essence of an early summer evening! Such a fine night!

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vipJoEllenP
Charlotte
35 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The brunch was just so so. The drink menu is terrific with something for everyone with beer, wine and liquor drinks. Nothing gluten free. Nothing tasted fresh. We have eaten here before and the food was terrific. Maybe a bad day? Not sure what else to say.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience2

Terrible food experience, great service and restaurant. But not worth it at all. Everything we got was bad.. wouldn’t recommend to anyone, so many good places to visit in Asheville don’t waste time going to this restaurant.

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tonyaj
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were visiting Asheville for a long weekend to celebrate my birthday. We found this restaurant on Open Table and made a reservation as soon as we arrived at our hotel. The food was excellent. The wine was excellent. The service was excellent. We sat upstairs in an area usually reserved for private dining. We plan to return on our next visit to Asheville.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

The food was really bland and not that great. Unfortunately it really ruined an otherwise nice evening. We will not be coming back.

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JosephH
Omaha
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Market salad bland, limp lettuce, dressing flavorless. Trout and tuna excellent, pappardelle/lamb very good, rabbit tortellini tough.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding lamb pappardelle. So flavorful and perfect portion size.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
10 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was friendly and accommodating to my last minute request to switch from a high top to a standard table. Food was delicious. We had the trout, lamb pappardelle, and pea fritters. The fritters are an absolute must! High recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was fine.

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BridgetC
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food! Love the location and everything we ordered was delicious

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ElizabethF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we walked in to the time we left the service was excellent.
Our server was extremely cordial and helped us extensively with our food and wine selections.
The meals were well proportioned and beyond our expectations.
We would highly recommend this restaurant when in Asheville.

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Luis
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down the best meal we had in Asheville. We will definitely be back!

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FranciscaB
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

My dish arrived cold and was unremarkable. My mother's potatoes were not cooked. She did get another dish of potatoes, but sad that she had to do so for a $40 entre. We ordered a scoop of vanilla-basil ice cream for dessert, turned out to be plain vanilla and served in a hot dish, thus mostly melted.

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GregSmith
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great and the food was delicious. It would be a challenge to find better farm to table food anywhere. Flavors were great and our waiter was fantastic!

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HayleyK
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a place I would revisit again and again! Service 100% fantastic. Food is prepared to the finest quality.

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The Market Place Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 2877 OpenTable diners.

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