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About The Market Place Restaurant

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.

20 Wall St.
Asheville, NC 28801
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Tapas / Small Plates, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

Hours of Operation:
Dinner:

Monday - Sunday

Bar opens at 5pm

Dinner: 5:00pm until close

Brunch:

Saturday - Sunday

Brunch: 10:30am - 2:30pm

Cross Street:
Battery Park

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(828) 252-4162

Website:
http://www.marketplace-restaurant.com/

Entertainment:
Live Music in our bar & lounge every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, & Sunday. Live Blues, upbeat Jazz/Electronica, inspired vocals, and DJ's. Music begins early and goes until late.

Catering:
We offer catering services based on the needs of our clients. Please call 828-252-4162 to inquire about any catering needs.

Parking Details:
Street parking is available. There is also Parking available within 1 block at the Wall Street and Rankin Street Parking Garages.

Executive Chef:
William Dissen

Private Party Facilities:
For private parties from 10-100, The Market Place can accommodate any dining needs. Please visit our website for more details, or call us for further information.

Private Party Contact:
Tracy Moore: (828) 252-4162

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
The Market Place is available for private events ranging from 1-100 people.

The Market Place Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Quiet

95% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (44)
Fit for Foodies (42)
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Special Occasion (36)
Good for a Date (35)
Good for Anniversaries (30)
Neighborhood Gem (28)
Romantic (23)
Quiet Conversation (21)
Healthy (19)
Authentic (16)
Good for Groups (16)
Handcrafted Cocktails (15)
Worth the Drive (15)
Good for Birthdays (14)
Cozy (14)
Seasonal (12)
Comfort Food (11)
Live Music (11)
Notable Wine List (11)
Organic (11)
Good Vegetarian Options (11)
Great for Brunch (10)
Tapas (10)
Business Meals (9)
Casual (8)
Bar Seating (8)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Fun (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Vegan (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
People Watching (2)
Spicy (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Late-night Find (1)
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 (Atlanta)·Dined a day ago

We came for a girls night to have dinner. We were running about 10 minutes late. I called to let them know and they said if we were more than 15 minutes late they would give our table away, which I understand because I work in a restaurant; however we called and the place was dead when we came in.

It took 9 minutes for the server to greet us, and we sat with empty drinks for a majority of the meal, which was disappointing.

Luckily, the food is amazing and makes up for the terrible service.

The tuna was amazing, the beef brisket was one of the best dishes I’ve ever had and the truffle fries were insane was well. We probably would have ordered a lot more food and drinks if we had seen the server more.

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 (Western NC)·Dined 2 days ago

When I made the reservation, I was asked if it was for a special occasion. I indicated that it was for our anniversary. Why ask? Neither the receptionist nor the server mentioned our anniversary and nothing special was done for it. We live downtown and like Market Place because it is quiet enough to have a conversation. We also choose it whenever we have a group of 6 or 8, because we like the round tables so everyone can be included in the conversation. This time we were in the middle of the restaurant across from the men's restroom. The live music was far enough away that we could have a good conversation.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Live Music, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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 (Western NC)·Dined 2 days ago

They always come up with something special during restaurant week

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Western NC)·Dined 2 days ago

Great experience with excellent food and service. Good for any occasion.

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
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 (Western NC)·Dined 5 days ago

A perfect choice for a birthday celebration. My husband said his quail was the best he’s had -in the USA. My braised lamb was fabulous. Service could not have been more attentive. We’ll be back, soon!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic, Casual, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Organic, Local Ingredients, Live Music, Quiet Conversation, Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

Fabulous dinner with friends during restaurant week. Three course dinner was superb. Pear and blue cheese salad with shaved root vegetables was inventive and the contrasting flavors were fantastic. Sunburst farm trout was exquisitely prepared and served over smokey lentils. Wildflower honey creme brûlée was fabulous.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

This is a very nice place that has been in Asheville for many years and is still a great choice.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Great food!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2018

WE came with a group of 5 girls. Our waiter was excellent and the hostess even went out of her way to find a phone charger for us. Our food was delicious and delivered expeditiously. Would definitely return if I was in Asheville

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Organic, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 14, 2018

This is a great place with both small plates normal dinner plates. Everything was delicious and fantastic. Service was impeccable and the food was absolutely great. This was our first time here and we are looking forward to returning!

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Great food!

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·Dined on January 14, 2018

This vist we had a large group of 8 people. The round table and moderate noise level allowed for everyone to effortlessly engage in group conversations. Our server was accommodating, friendly, and attentive. Everyone seemed to enjoy their various dishes ordered. My own meal of the Roasted Beet and Goat Cheese Angolloti was delicious! However, I have to comment on the odd plate presentation of my meal. The food was placed off to one far side of the plate instead of in the middle. So much negative space looked as though there was a key component of the meal missing.
Overall though a very enjoyable experience I would highly recommend to others.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Ted was a fantastic waiter. The food was excellent

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 13, 2018

The Market Place use to be one of my favorites in Asheville, but it seems to be slipping. You really have to stay on your game in a town with as many great restaurants as Asheville. We had the Quail and it was pretty boring. The Pork dish was better but I felt like I could have made it at home. Dessert menu was terrible. We went to another restaurant for dessert. The waiter was ok, he did his job. Overall it was ok which is not something I like to say about a restaurant I paid over 100 bucks for a meal.

Tags: Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 7, 2018

The table was ready right on time but unfortunately we got there a bit early so we had to wait. Luckily there was plenty of room downstairs to wait by the bar. We were seated upstairs, which has its own bathroom. I️t took a bit of a delay for the waiter to get our drink orders but after that I️t was relatively prompt. Food was great. Would recommend.

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 (Greensboro)·Dined on January 6, 2018

I am very impressed with this restaurant, not only do they have sustainable practices, safe food, and locally sourced food, but it tastes great too! It is sometimes hard to get the whole package and The Market Place delivered. The dishes were plates beautifully and the flavor combinations were creative and worked well together. We truly had a great dinner.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 6, 2018

We make a point to come to The Market Place every time we are in Asheville, and it never disappoints. The food and service are wonderful, and the live music is just the right volume that allows you to enjoy the music and dinner conversation at the same time. We are excited they are opening a restaurant in Charlotte!

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·Dined on January 3, 2018

The Marketplace is always on our list of places to hit when in Asheville, good menu and drinks with nice service. I think it ends up pricey due to our beverage selections, but I have never been disappointed.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Tapas, Good for Birthdays, Live Music, Fit for Foodies
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We were there for New Years Eve. Unfortunately they had a lot of cancellations due to weather. However, the staff was more than accommodating at getting us in earlier. Everyone was upbeat and the service was great with perfect recommendations. We had a number of their small plates and the food was outstanding.

Tags: Seasonal, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 1, 2018

new years!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Excellent meal. Food perfect. Great service.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 30, 2017

The food was mediocre for the price and the portions were small. I would never return to this restaurant

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Good was fantastic. Our waiter was exceptional. And they had great live jazz!

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 30, 2017

The food at Market Place was delicious. We really enjoyed our dinner and would definitely return when visiting Asheville! ❤️ It was a great experience and we highly recommend!

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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Simply amazing food!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

This place is outstanding. The food is very good and the service is excellent.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 26, 2017

We were visiting Nashville and looking for a restaurant with in walking distance of the hotel. We called and were able to get a table. Our server was attentive but not over bearing. The ambiance was great. Our food was creative, delicious, and served hot. If we lived in Ashville, The Marketplace would be a favorite. I recommend this restaurant. One will not be disappointed.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Gluten Free Options, Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

We selected this restaurant because of the reviews on Yelp and were pleased with the meal and service. No complaints. Would go back.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Fabulous. Thoroughly enjoyed the music the food the service. Notably Jordon our waiter. Will definitely return.

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 (Western NC)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Loved everything we ordered!

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·Dined on December 22, 2017

The food was amazing, but the service could have been better.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 21, 2017

I ordered trout and was surprised that I only got two small slices of the trout. Expected a Trout.
But it was delicious. What I paid for was not in the serving..

MaureenFitzgerald

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Healthy
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 20, 2017

We were visiting from orlando going to a local theater so this was a great location. We enjoyed dinner so much after the show went back for dessert

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·Dined on December 16, 2017

Great food and very nice atmosphere. The service was great. Scallops....Awesome! We dined light but plan to return soon. The menu options were varied. Loved it

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Comfort Food
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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 16, 2017

We had traveled to Asheville for a long weekend to celebrate a friend's birthday. We were looking for a less hectic brunch option and none of us had ever been. The spot has a nice clean, modern feeling decor. I got the scallops, which are sort of their take on shrimp and grits, and they were delicious. I had a pickled mary, which was fine and probably one of the better old fashions that I have ever had. My partner had the steak and eggs, which was probably the only bummer of the experience. The steak could not have been more than 3 ounces. It would be worth paying a few dollars more for twices as much meat. Otherwise, it was a good experience and the server was very friendly and helpful. Would go again.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

The lamb and pasta dish was not good. Lamb was bland and overcooked.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Great meal

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 14, 2017

I am extremely fussy when it comes to restaurants and expect a good quality establishment like the Market Place to be excellent. We've eaten there once before and had a perfect evening.
This past Thursday, however, I was a bit disappointed. Traffic was bad and we were 15 minutes late for our reservation. I regret to say they gave away our table and offered us either the community table or a small bar table for our dinner.
We chose a bar table with a bar stool that was broken. I had to switch chairs myself, as well as go back to the hostess stand to get menus.
After they quickly served us an appetizer with a salad, we had to ask for silverware.
But, I have to say EVERYTHING we ordered was absolutely delicious! The salad was fresh with a delightful dressing and the entire meal was fantastic. Service was quick as well.
Even though I had some complaints, I highly recommend Market Place and will go back - this time arriving on time so I can enjoy their terrific food at a real table!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (Western NC)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Excellent dinner and our waiter Jason was great. Thank you for a wonderful birthday meal.

Tags: Organic, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Quite enjoyable
Music half price wine service and food

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