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The Market Place Restaurant

4.6
2759 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

  • Mother's Day

    $45.00 per person

    May 9, 2021 only

    Join Chef Dissen and his team at Asheville's oldest Farm-To-Table Restaurant for a 3-Course Pre-Fixe Menu for $45/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 2759 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.5
ambience
4.3
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impressed with meal. Nice to eat at restaurant that goes beyond the basics and offers more inventive food.

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EatingB4dashow
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was ok. I had the Lamb pasta which was ok. But not great. Service was good. The high tops were crammed against the wall. So not very much room for 2 for dinner. I’d go back after trying the many other restaurants.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was just ok. Nothing special. Wont go back.

JB
JeaniB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hi there. This was our first time at the Market Place and I must say it was wonderful. The scallops were cooked to perfection which is a delicate skill all to itself. We will definately be back again.....Thank-You!

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Butch
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

No problems
Everything was great.
Will go back
Highly recommend

DB
vipDonnaB
Louisville
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and atmosphere and the food was local and very creative.

BJ
vipBillJ
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The Market Place, was at one time, the premier restaurant in Asheville. No longer! The atmosphere was dated, the food was uninspired, and the service mediocre.
Also, I find that a waitperson making his/her political leanings known to customers can be risky. It was in our case. I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone anymore.

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VictorR
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and Dalton was an excellent waiter. The pork shoulder was terrific.

JM
JoshM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great dinner with friends. Only reason for not giving 5 stars was that it was extremely warm and took a while.

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vipgladycec
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely dinner with friends. We sat outside and enjoyed the beautiful evening. The menu is great and service very good. Especially good was the seared tuna small plate.

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RickT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Limited upscale menu. Fewer choices than we’d hoped. Veggies were good.

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vipveazierx
New England
12 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone loved, everything! Pork maybe the best - but the parpadelle, trout and scallops were all amazing! Must go!

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viphb12
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Risotto and lamb pappardelle were superb! Enjoyed the cheese plate as well.

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Dane
Western NC
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was good. Scallops were PERFECT. We had our 4yo with us, and our server (dark-hair female who's name escapes me) was AMAZING. She was fast, helpful, to-the-point, and great with my son. She made the birthday experience for my Mother perfect. I have been in the service industry as a server/bartender for 13 years, and she was the highlight. Thank you amazing server.

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vipBobS
Western NC
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Third or fourth time eating here. Great atmosphere, great cocktails very good food. We'll be back!

SB
SandiB
Western NC
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took out of town guests to The Market Place for Sunday Brunch. It was fabulous. Our server was excellent with the coffee refills. Food was delicious

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Belle
Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Highly recommend!!!!!!

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User101
Western NC
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Apps and drinks were good. Had the pappardelle and pork meatballs as entrees and both were watery and lacked flavor. The alleged polenta was just grits and the sausage was dry. Not really worth the money.

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Wendy
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Nice atmosphere. Worth another visit to try other dishes.

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WilliamT
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As usual, excellent food & service.
That’s why we keep coming back,

LB
vipLauraB
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience2

We were excited to try a new restaurant on our recent trip to Asheville, but were very disappointed. Wine was not good-even after being told we should try a different one than initially ordered. We ordered 3 appetizers and all 3 were bad. We were told the tuna appetizer was spicy, but it had no flavor at all- a few jalapeños were the only spice. The kale beet/orange salad had 2 orange slices and maybe 5 small pieces of beet and the kale was not even chopped and dressing had no flavor, the croutons were charred. The kale fritters had no flavor and the tiniest drizzle of sauce. The staff were undertrained. We will not be recommending. And by the way this is the first restaurant review I have ever done.

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AnnaB
Western NC
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Share plate with chicken liver pâté and meat, pickled veg it’s absolutely mind blowing - all fresh and made on site

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WilliamW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutley excellent experience. Freshest most delicious food. Staff was wonderful and made a beautiful delicious appetizer out of my skimpy flowers I brought from a foraging tour!

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WPVM
Western NC
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a superb restaurant and is well located in downtown Asheville.

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Not impressive for the price of breakfast.

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viprachal
Charlotte
38 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

good food excellent service we enjoyed the experience

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JudithL
Western NC
5 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We enjoyed a delicious brunch, eggs, sausage, potatoes plus my favorite, the banana bread French toast. The classic Bloody Mary was generous and delightfully spiced. The service was efficient and personable. I would rate it pretty highly among Asheville's copious options for brunch.

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here was absolutely amazing, I loved every bite. The table got a cinnamon roll to share and we all devoured it, delicious. My Scallops and grits were sooo good, I’m sad I can’t eat that more often lol we were visiting Asheville on vacation. It would 10/10 recommend dining here. I plan on going back next time I’m there.

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NamN
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time... the food, service, and ambiance were excellent. We will be back!

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Janetmariehogan
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food2service3ambience4

lovely space. The service was slow and the food was good, but not great, especially for the price.

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MaureenK
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed our dinner very much and would recommend the restaurant. The service was excellent and the staff was friendly. The food portions were good and the meal was very tasty.

MA
MaryAnn
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very nice restaurant. The decor was modern. Service was excellent, we were only one of two tables occupied because we had 6 pm reservations (early).

JA
JeromeA
Greensboro
7 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dining here and we will return. My wife had the scallops and I had the pork shoulder. Both very good.

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SmkyMtnCarpenter
Charlotte
13 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

One of our favorite restaurants; we were glad to be back after more than a year's absence during the covid crisis. As before, it is quiet and peaceful with tables nicely spaced. And, as always, we had an excellent and attentive waiter.

We were less pleased with the food. The lamb papardelle dish was very good, the pan seared sea scallops with pork belly a disappointment. We don't expect huge portions (and don't want them) at a first-rate restaurant, but three small scallops and two (very) tiny pieces of pork belly? The rest of the not very ample dish consisted of small portions of roasted/grilled cauliflower, carrots and beets. Okay, but $32?

We're charitably assuming that there may be a problem in restarting the restaurant and we'll return and hope for the better.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Pretty good place for any occasion

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Kimberly
Western NC
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience3

Way too expensive for the quality of food. The menu is limited. We paid over $100 for the two of us and my husband’s steak was overcooked.

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vipsbww
Western NC
11 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

They’re very hard to work regarding a change to a side for an entree. And if there’s a big table, service suffers.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

All of our food was delicious. The mussels were outstanding!

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Went for brunch because the menu looked impressive. The food was mediocre and cold when it got to us, the service was poor. We ordered a cinnamon roll (which was burnt, and had no flavor), eggs Benedict (the cornbread was dry, the eggs were over cooked, and the ramp hollandaise tasted like nothing). Won’t be back.

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EmilyS
Western NC
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The whole package. Relaxing ambiance, delicious food, great service!

We especially enjoyed the pork shoulder.

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The Market Place Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 2759 OpenTable diners.

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