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The Market Place Restaurant

4.6
2653 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

  • Easter Sunday Dinner

    $85.00 per person

    Apr 4, 2021 only

    Join Chef Dissen and his team at Asheville's oldest Farm-To-Table Restaurant for a Grand 3-Course Pre-Fixe Menu for $85/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 2653 people are saying
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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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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening with friends. Great small plates to share. Get the beet terrine. Sublime.

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CarolDST19
Western NC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was friendly, attentive and knew their menu. The food and drinks were delicious and arrived quickly. The brunch menu had something for everyone's taste.

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vipJJX4
Columbus
18 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were visiting from Ohio and gave it a try. It was a wow experience! The food was absolutely fantastic - we left comfortably full and enjoyed a fantastic meal. Definitely recommend.

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NCWoody
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

My wife had the rack of lamb and I had the scallops, off the pre fixe Valentine's Day special. It was very good.

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LaurieZ
Western NC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our annual Valentine's location. Wonderful as always.

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vipRichardH
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

25 Anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun time! Great food

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Some of the best mussels I’ve ever had!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience4

Service was great, incredibly nice staff. However the worst steak I have ever eaten. Full of gristle, literally hard to chew. For 40$ you would expect a decent strip steak. Drinks were on par but not great. Truffle fries were good and the best thing we ordered.

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DavidR
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice dinner for our special occasion!

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ShannBritt
Western NC
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our celebratory brunch, it was a rare treat for a group of fellow Asheville service industry folks. We appreciate the professional, yet no nonsense response to people who don't respect the reservation and COVID policy/protocols.

Our meals and cocktails were delicious and our server was attentive and fun, which made for an excellent dining experience. We will be back for more, you all are doing it right in these trying times.

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ChrissyH
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were thrilled to find this place and get a reservation for brunch. Would definitely recommend it and next time we are in Asheville we will definitely try dinner here.

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Buffy
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

The sausage gravy, bacon and coffee were really great. The jalapeño biscuit was phenomenal. The cinnamon roll was meh. The server was hustling to manage her tables but she was fantastic. Would recommend and will come back for dinner on our next trip.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best biscuits and gravy ever!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food at Market Place were phenomenal.

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DonnaB
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was really good but just a little pricy.

RB
vipRoBig
Charleston
24 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delicious dinner. Vanessa was a wonderful server. I throughly enjoyed the duck & pasta entree. My friend loved the fresh trout and truffle fries.
Safely distanced from other diners.

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Sarah
London
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

This was our third time to the rest,so luckily we knew to make a reservation in advance. The one thing that bothered me was that a party of 4 that was seated after us without a reservation somehow got their food before us, a party of 2. We did not order anything complicated either. Other than that I was happy with my meal as usual. The breakfast potatoes and bacon had a very smoky flavor this time which was fine for me, but could have been too intense for others. I won't order the jalapeño grits again. I didn't think they were that good. The biscuits were to die for though.

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Randy
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love market place open safe nice food good drinks and service
Just glad to go out safely have a nice time

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vipAlanB
Charlotte
16 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

as always, truly outstanding food and service and atmosphere.... felt totally safe in COVID environment...... best restaurant in Asheville, and I think in the entire state.... well done..

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RachelD
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was a nice surprise find!! Most places with brunch were an hour plus wait. When we happened upon Marketplace we weren’t sure what to expect but we’re blown away. All the food was delicious and fresh! We love that they partner with local farms. The ambience is very asheville and will be on my busy-go list from now on.

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Kaileigh
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious brunch! Brought the kids and we all enjoyed it!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything about the restaurant. Food and service were excellent. We are from Raleigh but now have access to a vacation home in Maggie Valley. We will be eating here a lot! Thank you!

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JennyK
Louisville
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

By far our favorite dining experience while in Asheville- our first visit to the city. Everything was unique - appetizers, entree, dessert and drinks. The server was knowledgeable and fun. We loved the location and atmosphere!

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Trevtnt
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service, and atmosphere. Visited here on recommendation of a fam member and enjoyed it!

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JoeR
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service, and wine selection were top notch! Definitely a great place to go for a special occasion or celebratory dinner.

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Roland
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience4

The food was excellent, the service was OK with one notable exception. I asked the waiter which of the $48 bottles of Pinot Noir he would recommend. He recommended the Willamette Valley one. When I got the bill, I had been charged for a $60.00 bottle. I asked for the wine list to check. He said that I had ordered the $60.00 bottle, listed below the other two. When I explained that that was not true, he walked away in a huff. Another man, who I assumed was a manager adjusted my bill by $12.00. It put a cloud over what had been an otherwise nice dining experience. I recommended to the manager that he fire the waiter.

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Randy
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very goos restaurant nice drinks vgood food
Nice night out

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KPTomjon
Orlando
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Great appetizers, main courses, and desserts! Can’t wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience2

Was there for my birthday. Great service attentive but not overbearing, but that was the highlight. May be it’s CVID-19. But I ordered a $40 steak that was awful cold a very hard cut of meat and for being locally sourced lacked any flavour. My company had their handmade pasta & it was fine, better than my steak but nothing special. For a place that prides itself on being farm to table may be the chef was at the farm at the time rather than kitchen? We will never know. Hopefully this was because it was a slow Sunday evening but nonetheless quality and price so not match.

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ScottD
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience2

Food was terrible. Worst steak I have ever eaten. That says a lot. They took
It off my bill with out me asking, service was excellent and friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The overall experience was not great. The service wasnt bad as our server cared and tried to make it a good experience. However the food came out bad for three of our party. They tried to make it right by lowering the bill however the damage was done. The steak was way over cooked and the shrimp was very fishy. The portion size was super small for the price point as well. We will not be going back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Similar to previous posts, the food was original and flavorful. We ate early so the noise level was low. It is a little overpriced but we are finding that most restaurants are now while dealing with the COVID restrictions. There was a pesky gnat still visiting the table but it avoided our food and drink. Service was positive.

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Brian
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Took my wife back to celebrate her special birthday, our anniversary and from our first going here from 2 years ago. Mentioned all this to our greeter and they sat us in a corner. Had the strip steak which had gristle in it and was cold in on portion. Wasn’t what we remembered about this place, so we won’t be coming back. Service was not commiserate with the cost of the meal - so all this left me disappointed for her special day.

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Flyarmy
Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it. Looked specifically for a farm to table restaurant and found this one. Food and service was superb. Would for sure eat there again.

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ShariG
Western NC
11 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a variety of small plates which were all very good! Seared tuna was especially good.

DB
DevinB
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food fantastic service 5 stars for sure

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Squeekie
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Very limited menu because of COVID but the portions are nice sized. We were a little disappointed in the kale fritters....not much flavor. The mussels were good and we enjoyed the scallops too. Marketplace has been here a long time for a reason. always stable and good.

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vipEric
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our 2nd visit. The service and the food were excellent.

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RustyW
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Considering the COVID restrictions, everything was very good. Extremely accommodating and friendly, attentive service.

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The Market Place Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 2653 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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