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The Market Place Restaurant

4.6
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2462 Reviews
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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 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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 2462 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.4
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DavidP
Hawaii
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening, Dalton our server was great, mussels as an appetizer was in a great sauce, my wife had pork shoulder and vegetables and I had the brazed steak. All the food was cooked perfect. Wall St is a narrow street and parking garage is a must to eat here. Definitely a place to go

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Randy
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice service really good food good wine list decent value
Second bottle of wine kinda sent us a little over budget but no one’s fault but us

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vipLeilaA
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience3

We ordered 3 burgers at lunch medium rare. They ran out of bread! So only two of us got buns. The burgers were definitely Not medium rare more like well done. We did appreciate that the chef made truffle fries for us at brunch time and those were great! I had great expectations and was very disappointed. Was the worst meal we had during our weekend in Asheville which has some amazing restaurants.

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AnthonyU
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious! It was our first time trying out this restaurant, and we will be back.

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KEITHW
Louisville
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing! I enjoyed the Shrimp & Grits, while my wife loved the scallops. The atmosphere was great. They followed the social distancing guidelines. They say us fairly quick. We had a great time at this place!

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MichelleG
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our dinner was wonderful. Service was impeccable, beginning with the hostess who found another table to accommodate my recent injury that limited ability to walk up stairs. I highly recommend The Market Place.

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DustinCLT
Charlotte
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience2

The service here was unexceptional. The food runners appeared to be in bad moods and our server wasn’t very welcoming either. We were celebrating our anniversary as noted in the reservation request but there was no mention of that by anyone. Overall the food quality wasn’t bad but for the price I’d expect more. I got the steak and a third of it was so fatty it was inedible. My wife ordered the scallops and they tasted as though they needed to be cooked more. It was too expensive for what we got. There are many other restaurants I’d check out in Asheville over this one. I don’t plan on returning any time soon.

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Michelle
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Celebrating a birthday and had a very nice experience!

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viptoddf
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Hostess was rude and we weren’t seated until nearly 10 minutes after our reservation. Once seated, took nearly 20 minutes before we were acknowledged and brought water. Server (not ours) mentioned specials and failed to take drink order. Our server finally came by about 5 minutes after water.

Drinks were good and food was decent. My wife’s salad had no manchego or cashews. Server spilled my sandwich on the table when trying to put the plate down.

After this brunch disaster, we cancelled out dinner reservations for that night.

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Jake
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience3

10/10 would not recommend, server was inattentive. I sat there for a good twenty minutes with my cup empty, while the server refilled every other table. Definitely would not recommend, didn’t feel welcomed as a Latino. The food was overly average and un-tasteful for the price. My eggs were unseasoned and bland, the banana bread French toast was dry. Only thing enjoyable was the water and the potatoes.

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Lynne
Wilmington
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food & service. Very responsible Covid protocols - temperate checks before being seated, servers wearing masks & gloves, non-touch menu via QR code on phones. All in all, a great experience.

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DebbieR
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice birthday dinner

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petep
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service. Great food. Leo is an excellent waiter.

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MaggieD
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Picked this place based on the article in Bon Appetit. I wished I had done a little more research. Dinner was mediocre at best.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu had a good selection, and the food was executed and well prepared.The service was also very good.

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JohnB
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our best meal in Asheville! I will definitely come here next time. Just be sure to make reservations ahead of time we could not get in until her last night!

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DinerDelight
Tallahassee
20 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food and service!

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MandD
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter and I enjoyed a delicious meal that was full of fresh ingredients and flavor. Our server was gracious and attentive. They had a creative cocktail menu that we greatly enjoyed. The ambiance was lovely, very clean, quiet, and stylish. I would highly recommend The Market Place Restaurant to anyone visiting Asheville, NC.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it

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BGigi
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dalton was our server, and Justin was the GM on duty. Dalton was very kind and helpful as well as attentive to us. Justin made sure we felt welcomed and had great conversations with my boyfriend and I. Both made sure my boyfriend and I’s experience during our dinner was absolutely perfect. We ordered the truffle fries with garlic aioli as our appetizer and the fries alone were so tasty, but pair it with the aioli and they were heaven! Next we received our Mac and cheese, to be honest, I wish I ordered an extra bowl to go because I am craving it now as I write this. Next up was our dinner, we ordered the Brasstown Beef Strip Steak. The steak was cooked perfectly (medium rare) and was paired with a delicious sauce (a table behind us ordered extra sauce, it’s that good!) along side roasted potatoes and green beans, just as delicious. And it’s the perfect portion because by now, we were already getting full and still planning on getting dessert. To save the best for last is an understatement for the brownie with marshmallow fluff and ice cream. Before my boyfriend sat down he joked about ordering the brownie with a side of brownie. It’s the perfect dessert to end a perfect dinner. I wish we ordered extra of everything to take home!! We were beyond full by the end of our visit, and it was all definitely worth it and we will always come back to the Market Place. They never disappoint and the staff are always so friendly, it’s an amazing restaurant, one I recommend everyone to try. I promise you will not be disappointed.

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VillaCosta22
Tampa
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

It was just "fine". The food was ok, the service was pretty bad, the ambiance was wonderful. After the high reviews on OT I expected so much more. Our cinnamon roll was so dry we could barely eat it but our server was never anywhere to be seen. Biscuits and gravy were cold and flavorless. My husband like his steak and eggs so I would suggest getting that if you go. They were appropriately following Covid protocols.

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akaZD
Adelaide / SA
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service. Good ambience. Appetizers, main course were surprisingly good! Strongly recommend. Just two of us at dinner but the water and wine glasses were kept filled.

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vipDean
Orlando
57 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb service, warm atmosphere and exceptional cuisine. Very extensive COVID-19 screening procedures that made me very comfortable about my dining experience. Thank you Resturant Management.

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KoudyW
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The small plates are wonderful. I would highly recommend trying a couple. The grouper was done perfectly. Service was outstanding. Had a wide variety of wine and beer.

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CA127
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Food was ok, not spectacular. Expensive, small portions.

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vipJanice
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience1

Food was good. Service for our dinner was slow. Restaurant was very busy. Tables outside are closer than 6 feet which was uncomfortable given Covid. Also people were entering the restaurant and being seated inside without masks as they entered and walked through the restaurant!!! They pretended to take temperatures of guests. My husband noted that the hostess didn’t look at the thermometer screen after checking our temps. They were allowing anyone to walk through the outside seating area since the hostess station was inside, creating lots of foot traffic through the restaurant outside space. Most people wore masks but not everyone and they were turned away. They aren’t enforcing the 3Ws. Uncomfortable meal experience. Won’t be back until Covid is over.

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PeterKO
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were great. I really liked the overall ambience of the restaurant, and the location was very cool. Great place!

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DaveR
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Excellent food, but server was AWOL and not friendly. Drinks empty, no recommendations, and not even a "how is everything. Disappointing when his table ratio was low.

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OpenTable Diner
Pinehurst
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary trip

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great! We had the pork and I highly recommend it !

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vipAh64Fish
Atlanta
23 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The Market Place was good but not great. Our server was very good, but I was just expecting the meal to wow me a bit more.

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EvelynM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Girls weekend in Asheville and had the pleasure to eat at the Market Place. The food was excellent! Would definitely go again.

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Gertrude
Charleston
14 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The menu and food was excellent. The staff were courteous and helpful. The ambience was very pleasant. The outside seating was great.
Overall a very good experience. We would definitely return next time we are in Asheville.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
10 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AmaZing meal. Love this place. I come often.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Place was perfect! Very cool hostess!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Phenomenal food! Owner thanked us for coming in. Great experience!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great draft choices. Shrimp and grits and brunch was awesome!

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viphopeful
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor seating, excellent brunch, fantastic service.

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vipTrishB
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my favorite places to eat in downtown Asheville. The food, service, and atmosphere are all excellent! Highly recommend.

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TwoOne
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Tomato salad was the best. Enjoyed rest. Seated tables were spaced sufficiently for covid.

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The Market Place Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 2462 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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