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The Market Place Restaurant

4.6
2689 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 2689 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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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MaryAnn
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very nice restaurant. The decor was modern. Service was excellent, we were only one of two tables occupied because we had 6 pm reservations (early).

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JeromeA
Greensboro
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dining here and we will return. My wife had the scallops and I had the pork shoulder. Both very good.

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SmkyMtnCarpenter
Charlotte
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

One of our favorite restaurants; we were glad to be back after more than a year's absence during the covid crisis. As before, it is quiet and peaceful with tables nicely spaced. And, as always, we had an excellent and attentive waiter.

We were less pleased with the food. The lamb papardelle dish was very good, the pan seared sea scallops with pork belly a disappointment. We don't expect huge portions (and don't want them) at a first-rate restaurant, but three small scallops and two (very) tiny pieces of pork belly? The rest of the not very ample dish consisted of small portions of roasted/grilled cauliflower, carrots and beets. Okay, but $32?

We're charitably assuming that there may be a problem in restarting the restaurant and we'll return and hope for the better.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Pretty good place for any occasion

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Kimberly
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service4ambience3

Way too expensive for the quality of food. The menu is limited. We paid over $100 for the two of us and my husband’s steak was overcooked.

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vipsbww
Western NC
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

They’re very hard to work regarding a change to a side for an entree. And if there’s a big table, service suffers.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

All of our food was delicious. The mussels were outstanding!

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Went for brunch because the menu looked impressive. The food was mediocre and cold when it got to us, the service was poor. We ordered a cinnamon roll (which was burnt, and had no flavor), eggs Benedict (the cornbread was dry, the eggs were over cooked, and the ramp hollandaise tasted like nothing). Won’t be back.

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EmilyS
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The whole package. Relaxing ambiance, delicious food, great service!

We especially enjoyed the pork shoulder.

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GARYL
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We were pleasantly surprised. Visiting Asheville, it turned out that without reservations made several days in advance for this particular weekend, almost nothing was available. Thus, when we found several openings at the MarketPlace, we weren't expecting much. Instead, this new restaurant in a chic setting in new hotel, turned out to be lot's of fun. Decor was very hip and upbeat. The waitress was friendly, and very helpful and cheerful. Food was very tasty (with grandkids and daughter we split the short ribs, a couple of tasty pizzas (mushroom, in particular, was excellent) and ravioli and a nice bottle of wine. The short ribs were terrific. Nice wine list, too, although not cheap.
All in all, a very pleasant experience,.

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RossA
Charleston
18 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Food was just Okay. We ordered the Kale and Goat Cheese fritters for an appetizer. Looked like hush puppies and had a doughy center texture. Neither my wife or I could eat a a single whole fritter, they were sent back. Kale and beet salad was okay except for one bite which was very salty. Trout was good but light on seasoning. Scallops were also well seared but lacking seasoning and presentation was odd looking. Server was polite, attentive and competent which was the high point. Too many choices in Asheville to repeat for us.

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HoneymoonDinner
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Market Place was delicious! The food was plated nicely, portions were appropriately sized (not too much but not too little), and everything tasted great. Our server was attentive but not overbearing. We enjoyed our visit to The Market Place and plan to go back when we're in town!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The brunch was sadly underwhelming, especially for the price. The biscuits and gravy and cinnamon roll were not tasty; although the Mac and cheese with fried chicken was quite good.

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KaylaK
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Staff didn’t wear masks appropriately and no gloves when making drinks behind the bar. Just digging through fruit with bare hands and tossing them in drinks 🤢

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ShannonS
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Service was fantastic and friendly! Loved the quaint outdoor seating. The food was good, not great. Really good value.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service! Amazing food! Safely distanced, quiet ambiance. Thoroughly enjoyed it!

WM
WhealanM
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere! The menu was creative and had lots of vegetarian options.

JK
vipJonK
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great drinks. Service A+. COVID safe.

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vipSandyB
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dining experience was wonderful! We thoroughly enjoyed the meal, ambiance, and service. We will definitely return when we are in Asheville again!

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WilliamS
Key West
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I was impressed by the entire experience.

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Nana
Wilmington
4 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

A great restaurant serving farm to table dining. We took our 2 teenage grandchildren there for a special meal and we really liked the ambience, the service and the food. Limited items on the menu but enough choices for most people.

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vipEmilyO
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a fabulous experience and we are looking forward to returning.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pretty place which served very good food with a very interesting menu!!!

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ShaunNRachel
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vanessa and Jason were great! We had such a great time we came back a second night in a row! Excellent food, superior service, perfect drinks, all around wonderful experiences. We will go back here every time we come back to Asheville!!!

JK
vipJonK
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat at bar. Great food. Great drinks. Service A+. COVID safe.

JB
JulieB
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

The food was outstanding - however we waited an hour from when we sat down to when we got our appetizers.

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RobertB
Charleston
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outdoor ambience was excellent. Food was excellent and good service.

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vipcinsoozy
Western NC
14 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Easter Brunch, $45/person, hard as a rock, cold pastries (old? tasted old), teeny 4" by 1/2" thick quiche (a good size for a pre-school child), made with "liquid eggs". The Lamb my partner ordered was raw, he took it all home and cooked it better and it was fine then. This is the second time things have been achingly poor. Will not be back. Wait staff very nice though!

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vipfoodfinder
Western NC
5 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Leo our service leader was awesome. Very knowledgeable and friendly. Brunch menu for holiday limited and not the quiet usual marketplace standard. Was very good, but food here is normally exceptionally amazing! Service and friendly staff made this one trip. Will always return because is such a great place.

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Lanes
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service...great food and fabulous cocktails!

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CathyP
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Market Place was a true gem! Food, service and ambience was outstanding!!!! We will eat there whenever we are in Asheville!

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vipBermuda88
Raleigh
20 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service! We had an awesome time and had the place to ourselves at 5:15! Definitely a great place to visit while in Asheville!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Really bad service, but the food was fantastic!

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Paulie
Western NC
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service! When I found out they do homemade pastas, I go. Like this time with the braised lamb, roasted local mushrooms, confit tomato, and wild ramp pesto with handmade pappardelle. Eat here!!!

JJ
JoanJ
London
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Trout was amazing. Wine list was pretty limited, especially international options.

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BethB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food (we had scallops and mussels), good wine list, friendly and informed servers. Food allergy accommodation was spot on!

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StephenieVK
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best collard greens and trout dish so far in Asheville. Decor needs updating, from the stairs up.

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Stevo
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice restaurant in a unique part of Asheville near many other shops and restaurants and outdoor live music.

KB
KimberlyB
Charlotte
10 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Server was bored and in a hurry to finish his shift. We had an 830pm reservation. Food and cocktails were delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good service. Nice food. Anything bacon in it was extra Smokey.

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The Market Place Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 2689 OpenTable diners.

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