The Market Place Restaurant

4.7
1963 reviews
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$30 and under
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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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MR
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

I was very disappointed by our experience as the Market Place was highly recommended. Our group consisted of four friends and all of our meals and the appetizers were bland. Service was good, and decor attractive, although rather noisy, in spite of the restaurant being half empty. Sadly, this was our worst dinner in Asheville.

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

Great staff and atmosphere. Food was good.

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E. Tennessee
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful evening with all out of town friends. We enjoyed everything. Wonderful food, drinks, and service. Definitely would come back.

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a delicious experience. The hospitality was excellent and more importantly the food is top notch. This farm to table restaurant lives up to its expectations. I had heard very good reviews from others who have eaten here and we were not disappointed. I had the papardelle and lamb. The portion size was perfect and the lamb was tender and juicy. They also have a very good wine list selection. We went with a rose to start the change of seasons. I highly recommend Market Place.

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J
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Unusual combinations of flavors and textures, in a very good way. Very accommodating wait staff

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I
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We are celebrated my girlfriends birthday night. I got the recommendation for the restaurant from Yelp has never failed during all of my travels both business and personal. Our service with Steph W was excellent, and she was very knowledgeable of the menu and ingredients. My girlfriend had the Handcut Pappardelle, and I had the Pan Roasted Sea Scallops which were both excellent. Also highly recommend the Benton Old Fashion with bacon infused bourbon (had 2 each!!). When in Asheville, you must try The Market Place.

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t
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Reliable and consistently good. No surprise it’s the oldest restaurant in Asheville. Food was fresh and delicious. Only reason I’m giving it 4 vs. 5 stars is some needed variety on entrees. We have been regulars here whenever we visit Asheville. Would be nice to see some new entree selections. Service was fantastic as always.

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PC
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really pleasant restaurant, great atmosphere, exceptional food, varied menu choices and perfect service!

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MO
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 1

Definitely the kitchen has it going on. Tremendous starter salad wrapped in a thinly sliced cucumber followed by the Venison and Gulf Snapper -both expertly prepared. Decent wine and cocktail list. But the atmosphere -oh the atmosphere ! It really needs some work! Bright lights ( never dimmed throughout the evening). Cheap tables, cutlery, and glassware. Excellent service !

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Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food. We had the venison cavatelli, lamb with pappardale, and snapper. The food was incredible, so flavorful. The homemade pasta is delicious. Live music was a plus. Don’t miss this place!

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were so glad that we ate at the Market Place! The food was delicious! We were a party of four and each of us were delighted with our meals. Everything looked and tasted extraordinary! The service was exceptional! Our food server was Stephanie.

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W
Western NC
6 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was superb as usual and the service was top notch. One of our favorite places to eat.

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Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 1

Service was great. Restaurant ambiance was fair and food quality was just ok. Wine list was good and that enjoyed but would not return for food.

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Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Restaurant was good. The squash fritters were yummy! The ambiance was lacking, seemed a little dated.

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place!

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Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I live in the area, this is truly one of my favorite restaurants to go to. Delicious food and good atmosphere.

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Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Stopped in for Sunday brunch. Sat at the bar and had an excellent Bloody Mary. The bar tender recommended the burger as his favorite. I ordered the burger with the bacon and fried egg and it was easily one of the best burgers I have ever had. Everything was fresh and had a nice smokey flavor.

I highly recommend stopping in for a Sunday brunch.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Enjoyed the food and service was great too!

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L
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I tried two of the small plates. So unique! Such interesting pairings. They had a live band too.

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MB
London
6 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful white bean soup, squash salad, and Snapper. Excellent service. Terrific music !

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New Orleans
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

The food, service and surroundings were uninspired.

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Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff were very attentive without being intrusive. We had a great meal that was as pleasing to the eye as the pallet. The room was very quiet even with a full house. It was nice to be able to chat with friends without having to strain to hear. Even with all the wonderful restaurants Asheville has to offer, we intend to make The Market Place a regular experience.

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R
Western NC
4 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We enjoy The Market Place for the variety of food and its consistency. We returned this time with a visiting family member. The braised venison and octopus were excellent starters; we've never seen such a large and tender piece of octopus. My wife was eager to order the quail again. I enjoyed the braised lamb with pasta that was tender enough to be "pulled lamb." The vegetables are seasonal, but one suggestion is to change the menu more frequently.

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TG
Dallas
48 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I had the scallops which were on a bed of tomato gravy and jalapeño grits. They were perfectly cooked and the flavors were amazing. The service was very good and the prices comparable with other restaurants. I will return.

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CC
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Marvelous food - the wait seemed a bit long considering the restaurant wasn’t that full when we ordered (60 minutes to get our main after we ordered ....). Delicious once it arrived and very attentive service all around!

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QC
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful locally sourced cuisine. Lovely space in the heart of downtown

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JP
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful ambiance, excellent service and delicious food. Scallops were among the best I’ve ever had. Definitely a must if you’re in Asheville!

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s
New England
10 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Made our meal out of small plates and went away full to the brim! Wine selection is very good, but I always wish restaurants had more "by the glass" options in order to try new wines.
Great looking bar and Lounge area, but seating by the windows is comfortable and cozy.

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E
Charlotte
20 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The menu and food were phenomenal! We were going to a concert, so we go there at opening time. Very quiet, but gradually got busy. The roasted beet salad was exceptional and generous in portion. The scallops were seasoned with jalapeños, which I was apprehensive of, but it was mild, and not overpowering. We had 4 in our party, and from the steak to the canoli, it was amazing. The dessert of creme brûlée's left me wanting to lick the bowl to get all the last parts. My husbands brownie was delicious as well.
I think our waiter was new, as he wasn't very friendly, and even argumentative over an issue we had with the wine list and confusion over what was on the 1/2 price list...

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BM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great venue, location/architecture & menu,
PLUS very personable service AND live music....Only down comment is that portions are fairly small.
I definitely will go back.

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G
Western NC
13 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took friends for their first visit. They throughly enjoyed our time there. Waiter was outstanding as was the food and wine.
We live Market Place - our favorite Asheville restaurant.

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KL
Charlotte
9 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an early reservation so we could go see a show after at the Tom Wolfe theater, which was an easy walking distance away. We were sat promptly and had great attention from our server the whole meal. We enjoyed each course and would highly recommend the restaurant.

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m
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was wonderful

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1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic,personable service from the hostess to the servers. Couldn’t have asked for a better brunch experience. The steak and eggs were prepared to perfection. The banana nut bread French toast was over the top and the eggs Byron with the shaved ham was spectacular. Will definitely be back!

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JA
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We loved our food, ie one small plate of of venison ragu and a large plate of the most delicious cannelloni.

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h
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everyone in our party of 8 thought their food was exceptional. Service was great. Looking forward to going again.

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1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Service was a little slow. Worst part of the experience was having to call to confirm my reservation after using the app to book. What is the purpose of the app then!?!?

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M
Western NC
18 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Market Place is one of our go-to places when we have out of town guests, which we did. They were from NYC, and were so impressed- with Asheville, with Wall Street, and with The Market Place. We had the scallops and grits, the Mac and cheese, and the beet salad. All were excellent!

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RB
Western NC
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had such a great dining experience! Our favorite Asheville restaurant! Every time we have great food, service exceptional! Thanks for being so consistent!

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JJ
Western NC
13 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always enjoy returning. One of our favorites for date night

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