The Market Place Restaurant

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$31 to $50
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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, 7 days a week, and brunch every Saturday & Sunday from 10:30am - 2:30pm. Our classic American lounge serves local brews & handmade cocktails, features live music, and is open until.
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Richmond
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice experience. Food was excellent as was the service.

LC
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Market Place was a wonderful find. It has a nice, causal vibe in addition to having terrific farm to table food, much like what we are accustomed to in the Hudson Valley. Our server was friendly and knowledgable. We went on the early side but did not feel rushed as the tables began to fill up. We enjoyed a well-crafted Manhattan and Old Fashion cocktails at the start. The mushroom au gratin appetizer was a highlight (a special), though our entrees were tasty, too.

a
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply excellent; food, service, friendliness, all great.

AB
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Highly recommended seed bread if you love bread, stuffed quail and probably the best dish on the menu, the pork shoulder (which has some heat). It has a good balance of savory, smoky, sweet and acidic with a fantastic meat prep. Shrimp and grits is good but per usual with this Southern staple, it is heavy and the flavors a bit monotonous by the end.

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our group was in town for a event and our hotel suggested this restaurant. We were not disappointed. Great drinks and wine selection - and the food was great! When we make our annual trip to Asheville, we will add this to our restaurant list! Two thumbs up!

S
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always reliable with creative specials such as the mushroom appetizer--yum.

c
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a first time visit for us. We made the right choice as we were celebrating my husband's birthday. I highly recommend you try it out.

c
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Yes, they have a unique cocktails and food prep. I was disappointed in the eggplant risotto but everyone else seem to enjoy their entrees.
The squash fritters are a great way to start.
My husband enjoyed the mussels.

CH
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The scallop entrée was amazing! I thought the pappardelle pasta with the braised lamb lacked the kind of flavor I was expecting, but it was solid. The ham wrapped pears were great, the truffle fries were pretty good as well.

JI
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food! We tried both of the specials for the night and they were fantastic. The peach/bacon small plate and the creme brûlée were amazing!

DT
Wilmington
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent. The Tennessee Peach appetizer was a bit pricy for the small portions.

DA
Nashville
15 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Josh was great, nice drinks, friendly atmosphere

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. All the menu items were great.

C
5 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went with another couple to celebrate a birthday. The red snapper was amazing and everyone enjoyed their food so much. The service, wine and cocktails were lovely too!

JD
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

Good food but ruined by poor service. Staff seemed not to care that we were there let alone celebrating a birthday.

F
Western NC
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding! First, we foraged through the woods with our "No Taste Like Home" tour that morning. After gathering some delicacies (wild mushrooms and forest greens) we took them to the restaurant and the chef designed a tasty appetizer with our foraged food. The entries were a big hit too. The hand-cut pappardelle with braised lamb, roasted oyster mushrooms, confit tomatoes, wild ramp pesto, and parmesan was to die for, the rich flavors melded together with the pesto and lamb. Definitely a must do when you are in Asheville.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The brunch menu was perfect. Great atmosphere and delicious food!

KG
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the food and wine! Great service and loved the location!

MD
Pittsburgh
9 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

We visited this restaurant as a group of six as a tourist visit. The portions were super small for the price. We actually had to go somewhere else to eat an hour after. We likely wouldn't visit again for this reason. Service was great though.

M
Salt Lake City
9 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous! Josh was the best server and the food was awesome. Beautiful place too. Live music was a bit loud but I always think that.

GP
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tenth anniversary dinner was great. Dalton was a good server and made good recommendations on our food. Little jazz trio set the mood perfectly. Even though we are from Michigan we'll be back.

L
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Kassie was terrific and gave excellent meal recommendations. My Risotto was delicious and my husband’s pork shoulder was exceptional. A very good wine list and delicious martinis.

B
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is definitely one of the best restaurants in town. We are local foodies so we know a thing or two about the local food scene. If you live here or are visiting, definitely put this on your list.

G
Savannah
38 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We always enjoy The Market Place and consider it one of Asheville's best dining experiences. The food is innovative and excellent. The service top notch.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Overpriced for Asheville and small portions. Nice waitstaff and a pretty location but the food was just okay.

L
Charleston
35 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Overall, we felt the food was excellent. The Octopus and the mushroom appetizers were outstanding. The.scallops were perfectly cooked and the pasta with lamb ragu was liked by everyone. Cocktails were well made and the wine list nicely balanced and well priced. We all enjoyed our meal there after an absence of about a year and we will return. The keyboard musician was very good and contributed to the pleasant atmosphere. The most disappointing aspect of our experience was the service. It was slow and somewhat inattentive. On too many occasions we had to seek out the server and at the end of our meal it took too long to check out. This level of service was the main reason we had not been back to The Market Place for some time. Our impression was that there were insufficient serving staff available, even for a quiet Wednesday evening. Perhaps that was why it was so quiet. Competent and experienced management must surely know that service levels that do not match expectations of a restaurant of this quality can override the efforts of the best kitchen. The good news is that it is easy to fix if there is a will.

TW
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

My dinner was just OK. Nothing special. More of average quality at best. The fritters were tasteless and the pappardelle dish just meh. It was like a spoonful of pasta tossed with a watery sauce topped with some dry greens. Really not very good. The scallops that my friends ate looked good and the Mac and Cheese was extraordinary. The server was competent and pleasant but didn't overcome the lackluster food. The live music was nice and the dining room is lovely. Probably won't go back, except maybe for the Mac and Cheese at the bar.

TH
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome dinner and service at The Market Place! The Chanterelles Gratin was amazing!! Great dinner and would definitely visit again!!

VD
Western NC
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The menu choices offer something for every palette and the combination of ingredients is interesting, creative and flavorful. We loved the "tastes of Asheville" incorporated into our dishes. It is a sophisticated, yet comfortable dining experience. Kudos also on the attentive service!

CF
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a very beautiful upscale restaurant. Their brunch was amazing. Especially the banana bread French toast.

SB
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

My party and I went for a girls trip dinner based on the reviews. Service was slow, prices are expensive for what you get. We all got sick at 6am with upset stomachs and we all got different dishes when our reservation was at 8:30PM and kept us up all night. Do not recommend.

TW
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cassie was an awesome waitress! Adapted well to 2 Smart-Alec patrons. Great service!!

TM
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Have’t been here for awhile and don’t know why. Food is delicious & varied

OT
Nashville
18 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful brunch menu!

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TB
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Market Place is always wonderful and I recommend it to everyone!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had the octopus for an appetizer & it was delicious! The wild snapper was incredible & the peach cobbler with blackberry ice cream capped the meal off scrumptiously! Our waiter, Vince, is an outstanding asset to this restaurant. He's very personable, knowledgeable, & always seems to be right there when needed. His support staff also did an excellent job! I highly recommend this restaurant!

OT
Western NC
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am a local resident and have been the Market Place on a couple of occasions, for each one the experience was perfect. On this occasion I brought out of town honored guests, they all thanked me for the choice of restaurant, raved about every aspect.

JM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The mushroom appetizer was excellent, as was the service and quality of the food and suggested wine.

C
Western NC
6 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent, the service was top notch. I would recommend it to anyone wanting an AVL farm-to-table expericence.

DF
Charlotte
23 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent service at the bar

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