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The Market Place Restaurant

4.6
2774 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.

Experiences

  • Mother's Day

    $45.00 per person

    May 9, 2021 only

    Join Chef Dissen and his team at Asheville's oldest Farm-To-Table Restaurant for a 3-Course Pre-Fixe Menu for $45/person + tax and Gratuity. Credit Card Required to hold your reservation. No shows or cancellations within 48 hours of your reservation will be subject to a $40/person charge. We will be offering limit seating times and our regular menu will not be available. Please contact us through our website at WWW.MARKETPLACE-RESTAURANT.COM for more details.

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 2774 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.5
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4.3
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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NancyJ
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined 6 hours 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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SaraB
1 review
Dined 2 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
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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
14 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious dinner! Love the farm to table menu!

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KarleneL
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Friend
Western NC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

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RobertS
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have eaten there several times and never been disappointed.

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SterlingR
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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 4 days ago
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
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience3

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

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EatingB4dashow
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
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
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

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

JB
JeaniB
1 review
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
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

No problems
Everything was great.
Will go back
Highly recommend

DB
vipDonnaB
Louisville
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and atmosphere and the food was local and very creative.

BJ
vipBillJ
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The Market Place, was at one time, the premier restaurant in Asheville. No longer! The atmosphere was dated, the food was uninspired, and the service mediocre.
Also, I find that a waitperson making his/her political leanings known to customers can be risky. It was in our case. I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone anymore.

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VictorR
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and Dalton was an excellent waiter. The pork shoulder was terrific.

JM
JoshM
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great dinner with friends. Only reason for not giving 5 stars was that it was extremely warm and took a while.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience at The marketplace.

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vipgladycec
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely dinner with friends. We sat outside and enjoyed the beautiful evening. The menu is great and service very good. Especially good was the seared tuna small plate.

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RickT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Limited upscale menu. Fewer choices than we’d hoped. Veggies were good.

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vipveazierx
New England
12 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone loved, everything! Pork maybe the best - but the parpadelle, trout and scallops were all amazing! Must go!

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viphb12
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Risotto and lamb pappardelle were superb! Enjoyed the cheese plate as well.

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Dane
Western NC
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was good. Scallops were PERFECT. We had our 4yo with us, and our server (dark-hair female who's name escapes me) was AMAZING. She was fast, helpful, to-the-point, and great with my son. She made the birthday experience for my Mother perfect. I have been in the service industry as a server/bartender for 13 years, and she was the highlight. Thank you amazing server.

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vipBobS
Western NC
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Third or fourth time eating here. Great atmosphere, great cocktails very good food. We'll be back!

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SandiB
Western NC
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took out of town guests to The Market Place for Sunday Brunch. It was fabulous. Our server was excellent with the coffee refills. Food was delicious

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Belle
Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Highly recommend!!!!!!

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User101
Western NC
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Apps and drinks were good. Had the pappardelle and pork meatballs as entrees and both were watery and lacked flavor. The alleged polenta was just grits and the sausage was dry. Not really worth the money.

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Wendy
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Nice atmosphere. Worth another visit to try other dishes.

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WilliamT
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As usual, excellent food & service.
That’s why we keep coming back,

LB
vipLauraB
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience2

We were excited to try a new restaurant on our recent trip to Asheville, but were very disappointed. Wine was not good-even after being told we should try a different one than initially ordered. We ordered 3 appetizers and all 3 were bad. We were told the tuna appetizer was spicy, but it had no flavor at all- a few jalapeños were the only spice. The kale beet/orange salad had 2 orange slices and maybe 5 small pieces of beet and the kale was not even chopped and dressing had no flavor, the croutons were charred. The kale fritters had no flavor and the tiniest drizzle of sauce. The staff were undertrained. We will not be recommending. And by the way this is the first restaurant review I have ever done.

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AnnaB
Western NC
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Share plate with chicken liver pâté and meat, pickled veg it’s absolutely mind blowing - all fresh and made on site

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WilliamW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutley excellent experience. Freshest most delicious food. Staff was wonderful and made a beautiful delicious appetizer out of my skimpy flowers I brought from a foraging tour!

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WPVM
Western NC
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a superb restaurant and is well located in downtown Asheville.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Western NC
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Not impressive for the price of breakfast.

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The Market Place Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 2774 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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