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The Market Place Restaurant

4.6
2798 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 2798 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Bman
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The parpadelle was delicious, great melding of flavors. The roasted chicken with carrots and turnips were just as good as the parpadelle. Will definitely return on next trip to Asheville.

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STEVENW
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific drinks and food.. great presentation and outstanding flavors!

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RalphP
Miami
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Pork shoulder was out of this world Service first-rate. Rather drab decor.

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Gnat
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was excellent. Waitress was very good and attentive. Enjoyed the experience. Wish we could have eaten outside.

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I felt like I was in Europe. We sat outside, great food, good music, I would go back.

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vipHeatherS
Charleston
16 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience3

Small portions but fairly priced. Delicious. Good service.

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vipDukeL
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The best and largest PEI mussels our table had ever enjoyed. Other items were very good, although the strip steak had a lot of fat on it.

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Teahound
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is farm to table, local, and unique choices. Wait staff courteous, knowledgeable, and very helpful. It's a challenge finding close parking, but the Wall Street parking garage isn't far from the restaurant. Definitely worth a visit!

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NancyJ
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had a delicious meal here on Mother’s Day evening 2021. The Wood Grilled Joyce Farms Chicken was especially delicious. The chef elevated an ordinary chicken breast to a new level. We ordered several dishes, all of which were interestingly presented and perfectly prepared.

The front of the restaurant is deceiving because you walk into a bar area, but beyond the bar is a lovely restaurant area with soothing colors and windows. The servers were attentive and gracious. We will definitely look forward to a return visit.

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BrianB
Western NC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pretty amazing experiencing. Food and service (Katrina) magnificent. One of my favorite places.

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ScottM
Western NC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We felt cared for and the meal was an excellent Mother's Day meal. The seating was relaxing while outside even while an occasional gust of wind came along. I'd easily go again.

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ShariS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother's Day Brunch was fantastic; food and service were exceptional.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service with Cleo! Had a great time celebrating a friend’s birthday!

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AnneS
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Graduation from college

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DavidM
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited The Market Place for dinner on a Saturday evening. Even though it was fairly busy it was still very quiet. The bar menu was great - plenty of options to suit a variety of tastes without being overwhelming. We ordered the charcuterie plate and the pickle trio, all of which was amazing. Our only regret was not also ordering the cheese plate. I had the scallops and they were quite possibly the best I’ve ever had. My wife had the rabbit tortellini and it was also amazing. We loved that the portion sizes were just right - we were able to enjoy every bite without feeling stuffed by the end. The service was also just right - perfect balance of checking in at the right times without seeming to hover over the table. Will definitely plan on returning on a future trip to AVL.

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Jaye
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The mussels and scallops and trout were terrific! Thank you!

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Patrick
Western NC
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

8 people for 40th anniversary
Exceptional service by John
He anticipated everything perfectly.
Great evening. Could not have been better

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SaraB
New England
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dalton is an excellent server. Friendly, knowledgeable, & attentive. I had the scallops with grits, which were delicious. Scallops were perfectly cooked & grits were creamy with crispy strips of Benton’s bacon &a hint of jalapeño. My friend had the eggs Benedict over house made cornbread, which she loved. We started with pickle juice bloody Mary’s...yum. We both had the strawberry rhubarb pie with basil vanilla ice cream...heavenly! I have eaten here several times and am always very impressed!

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vipmph1230
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Steak overpriced for the quality, 3 scallops at over $30 not a great value. Called the restaurant for a late dinner resy and they said they could not accommodate us, yet I was able to book a table on open table no problem. Strange experience almost like they didn’t want to stay open for us. Nice atmosphere but not super welcoming.

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Susank
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious dinner! Love the farm to table menu!

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JakeF
Western NC
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tried a bite of just about everything. Incredibly fresh and delicious. Apps to get are the cheese board and the truffle fries. The service was great and would recommend this place to anyone!

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KarleneL
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We enjoyed pea tendrils fritters. The Southern version of Surf & Turf (sea scallops and braised pork belly) with fab veggies was excellent. Rabbit was unexpectedly light with delicious broth. Great experience. Only down side was companion’s entree arrived as trout instead of the rabbit ordered so she ate after me but all in all a very enjoyable meal. Definitely recommend it. Interesting craft cocktails too.

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RyanF
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience3

Mussel appetizer was delicious, but one entree was inedible (recommended lamb) and other entree just didn't make any sense. Tortellini served in a bowl of sauce. Not served with spoon to consume and not a sauce you would want that way. Won't be going back.

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LVC2
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Market Place is consistently excellent, and one our favorites in Asheville.

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MLMCJK
Western NC
5 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Party of 3 older women was treated respectfully and served perfectly. The mussels appetizer was superb. We each had very different entrees and each was dazzling to the eye and tastebuds. Best of Asheville for food and service. Safe distancing too.

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Friend
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A fun evening. Good food, great service. Will definitely return.

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CardinalGary
Western NC
15 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A favorite of years past, The Market Place fell from my list only due to new explorations. It returned to mind only because every other choice was fully booked. I couldn't be happier that it did.

We were looking for a chance for a casual, unhurried chat with friends after COVID separations and were hoping that the food was as good as remembered. It was. While I wouldn't give the Market Place high marks for innovation, I do for quality and good service. Service was attentive but unpressured, responsive without being intrusive.

Probably didn't need that second bottle of wine nor the added calories in the excellent dessert, but it all went down with great pleasure. Certainly will go again soon.

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RobertS
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have eaten there several times and never been disappointed.

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SterlingR
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and the service were awesome! I also appreciated how they were COVID safe. Each employee had a mask over their nose AND mouth.

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Jeff
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I wanted a dinner with “clean” food - locally sourced, and health forward, where I could leave satisfied but not “stuffed”. Also wanted good, quiet ambiance. The Market Place delivered on all counts. Service was really great. The rabbit tortellini was superb. My only “food for thought” would be that we were never offered dessert (the check was brought before we could ask, or before it was offered), and the ramps I ordered as a side dish were really tasteless, unfortunately. Other than that, everything was amazing! Will def be back.

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VickiS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food is of the highest quality that we have had anywhere in the country, with unparalleled creative flavor combinations!

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PegH
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service! I would highly recommend this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Very underwhelming for such a highly rated restaurant. Service was patchy, food portions small, flavor lacking.

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EatingB4dashow
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was ok. I had the Lamb pasta which was ok. But not great. Service was good. The high tops were crammed against the wall. So not very much room for 2 for dinner. I’d go back after trying the many other restaurants.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impressed with meal. Nice to eat at restaurant that goes beyond the basics and offers more inventive food.

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OpenTable Diner
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was just ok. Nothing special. Wont go back.

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MarcyL
Western NC
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great farm to table restaurant. Limited menu but found some excellent dishes.

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JeaniB
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hi there. This was our first time at the Market Place and I must say it was wonderful. The scallops were cooked to perfection which is a delicate skill all to itself. We will definately be back again.....Thank-You!

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Butch
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

No problems
Everything was great.
Will go back
Highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
8 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I love this restaurant. I felt bad that they obviously needed more staff but we had a great experience

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The Market Place Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 2798 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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