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The Market Place Restaurant

4.6
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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 2424 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.5
ambience
4.3
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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viphopeful
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor seating, excellent brunch, fantastic service.

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vipTrishB
Miami
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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Jezcat
Columbus
29 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Greeted & seated promptly & asked if we were OK with the upstairs. Vince, our server greeted us instantly, ice water in hand. Greyhound cocktail was one of the best I’ve ever had. Vince was very knowledgeable about the wine list. The special small plate of fresh mushroom gratin was delicious. Heirloom tomato salad was fresh & flavorful. Grouper prepared perfectly. The Lamb Pappardelle was spot on & the wine Vince recommended paired perfectly. Thoroughly enjoyed & highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and recommendations by the waiter

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OldFortDiner
Western NC
26 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time we go to The Market Place we ask ourselves why we don't go there more often. The food is amazing and the servers do a great job of taking care of you, but don't "get in your way"

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SaraW
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

3rd time visiting the restaurant and by far the most disappointing. My lamb pappardelle was the most bland dish. Noodles way too thick, no taste in the lamb, pesto, mushrooms or sauce. My husband's pork dish was delicious. Service was very mediocre. The two times I ate there prior were great, this time was overpriced and underwhelming.

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JohnD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very nice dinner, waiter was very knowledgeable and helpful. Will definitely be back.

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vipMistyRiverLady
Richmond
42 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice, comfortable socially, and good food.

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BethH
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was outstanding and great service. Definitely recommend

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Foodie1
Atlanta
26 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my 70th birthday at The Market Places and it was everything I wanted. Excellent food,drinks and service. Nice atmosphere. Do not feel like you are too close to others. Would highly recommend.

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Barb
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food was ok, we ate dinner here with a party of 6. The wait staff was just okay, they did not seem like they wanted to be there or care for us.

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Tiffany
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to meet up with friends to chat. Wonderful menu options. The Mac and cheese was amazing.

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PeterC
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at The Market Place. The food was excellent! Service was fabulous, and we thoroughly enjoyed our evening.

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vipJerry1302
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

very nice little restaurant , nice and quiet terrasse .

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome drinks and cheese plate!

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vipSDF1177
Atlanta
72 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great spot in Asheville. Keeping Covid guidelines well, so I felt safe. Food was good. Bar drinks were OK. They should step up their bar game to compete with neighboring offerings - more premium liquor brands and improving bartender skills to make classic cocktails that are not on their "craft cocktail" menu. Overall a great experience!

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StephanieG
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit to The Marketplace and our food was delicious, the service amazing and the overall atmosphere wonderful!

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vipToriP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every single thing we ordered here was excellent. The Appalachian Lemonade was a wonderful cocktail and the Pork Shoulder had great flavor. I would highly recommend!

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AdamB
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

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KyleH
Louisville
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Charcuterie board, bison and grouper were amazing.

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vipJacksgrammy
Naples
59 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Traveling (Covid car trip) and really enjoyed the friendly service, fabulous food and outdoor dining!

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Jamie
Western NC
15 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely love the food. The service is excellent as well.

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vipTerryF
Atlanta
40 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service and excellent Covid safety protocols

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JessyE
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had our wedding dinner here with exceptional service and food.

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Linda
St. Louis
7 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

My meal was great. Waiter was ok...nothing special.

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vipdavidi
Las Vegas
60 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service. Great wine list too

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viphayleyb
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were top notch! Food is outstanding!!!!

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KimberlyH
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was excellent. Everything we ordered was delicious. My husband is still raving over the Joyce Farm chicken! The shrimp and grits, lamb pappardelle, house made pickles and truffle fries were also very good. Maybe needed the pasta to be a slightly less thick, but the flavors were wonderful and otherwise no complaints!

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GoodButForgettable
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

The Market Place was good if unimpressive. I didn't realize I had been there once before, and now I know why; it wasn't that great. Still, this isn't a bad spot and it's really a nice date place. I'd go back, it just wouldn't be my first choice.

Pros:
1) Covid-19 procedures were spot-on. Felt safe. Temp check at the door, safe distance practices, masks, etc.
2) Ambience and view. You are in the heart of Asheville and there' plenty of windows. I really like being seated on the second floor.

Cons:
1) Food was average by Asheville standards. I got the Pork Shoulder and it tasted good but was too fatty, even for a shoulder. My girlfriend got the steak but it was a bit overcooked. Not bad, but again, underwhelming.
2) To promote sanitization, they required all guests to use their phone to review the menu. If you aren't tech savvy this can seem a bit insulting, if not frustrating. It worked fine for me but having your phone out while on a date spoils the mood a bit.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The peppers appetizer was delicious. Heirloom tomato salad best I’ve ever had. Shrimp and grits and pork shoulder out of this world. Fun and yummy craft cocktails.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!

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SarahJ
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Our waiter told us they had a special on a 6" gourmet cinnamon roll that day. We ordered it to come out first while we were deciding on our entree' meal. We ordered our entree' meal. My boyfriend noticed his water glas was cracked and asked for a new one. Still no cinnamon roll. Our meal arrived. I had a side of jalapeno cheese grits that were not part of my meal and I could not eat. I gave them to my boygriend. The waiter did not seem to care when this was brought to his attention, as well as the fact that the cinnamon roll had not arrived. It finally arrived. Smaller than what we were told and was actually a over size biscuit with barely any cinnamon flavor-big dissappointment. The waiter ask how everything was and I explained our dissappointment of the cinnamon roll. His only answer was "oh, sorry you did not like it." We waited forever for the check and then again for the change. (By the way, I taught Culinary Arts for 14 years). I would not recommend this restaurant.

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vipDanaL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great gin drinks and food!

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vipXray
Nashville
7 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Brunch for four. Sat upstairs, quiet, nice environment. Vince was great at taking care of us. E joyed everything. Will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

30th Anniversary

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VincentB
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat in Asheville. Amazing food and atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delicious brunch and the service was excellent.

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VismitaR
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food for the price. Went for brunch on a weekend day and there was a huge line out the doors so making a reservation is your best bet! We got seated immediately.

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The Market Place Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 2424 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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