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The Market Place Restaurant

4.7
1603 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Local Ingredients
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Tapas / Small Plates, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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Hours of operation
Dinner:

Monday - Sunday

Bar opens at 5pm

Dinner: 5:00pm until close

Brunch:

Saturday - Sunday

Brunch: 10:30am - 2:30pm
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Phone number
(828) 252-4162
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
William Dissen
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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.
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Private party contact
Tracy Moore: (828) 252-4162
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Catering
We offer catering services based on the needs of our clients. Please call 828-252-4162 to inquire about any catering needs.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Battery Park
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Parking details
Street parking is available. There is also Parking available within 1 block at the Wall Street and Rankin Street Parking Garages.
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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.
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Special events & promotions
The Market Place is available for private events ranging from 1-100 people.
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

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Join us for Mother's Day at The Market Place! We are open for Brunch and Dinner! Come out and celebrate with your family with our seasonal, Spring menu!

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 1603 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.7
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4.5
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4.3
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Attended by 9 people joinging together with Climate Scientist Michael Mann before an Event at OM Sanctuary where Dr. Mann shared his knowledge and wisdom about climate change. All were very happy with the food and the service, the atmosphere and the ability to carry on a conversation among themselves. Thanks so much for providing what they needed.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

We had a family gathering based on a recommendation from a friend. The food was fabulous, our waiter was wonderful and everyone was thrilled with our restaurant choice.

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3.0Dined 5 days ago

If you are gluten intolerant it’s NOT your restaurant. They are not up to speed on gluten free options. Only apologetic. The menu does not even specify what can be made gluten free. And vegetatian options are too few.
And if you wish to linger and enjoy your dinner and company, it is NOT your place. They practically clear your plates while you are still eating, and rudely clear plates while another person is eating. The proper way is NOT to clear any plates while another person is eating. We’d had not been there in a while but wanted to give it a chance but it continues to disappoint. Do love how they use local ingredients.

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

Love this place. Have to go every time I’m in Asheville
Did have a loud lady at table next to us but great service & food!

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Great food. Live music.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Service was excellent. Food was really good. My wife's lamb dish was really tasty but the sides had a little too much salt. Overall I would highly recommend and will return.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

My wife and I had a very pleasant meal here before the Symphony. The evening was nice, and we enjoyed sitting outside. Two excellent specials: a wild rapini side dish, and a tempura fried soft shell crab, plus great fries, quail, and the raw tuna appetizer. Somewhat limited list of wines by the glass, in comparison with some AVL restaurants, but adequate.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Third time we have eaten here and it was just as good as the first two. It is a place that stays quietly in your mind, but that is excellent in all respects. The brunch menu was interesting and varied and reasonable in price. I need to come back here more often, and for more than the brunch. I also love, though, that the brunch is on Saturday as well as Sunday.

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Birthday date night. Food was excellent! Definitely lived up to its reputation. Mixed cocktails were some of the worst we have ever had. Definitely going to order beer next time.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Everything was perfect. Food and service was on point and amazing. We both enjoyed every dish that came out!

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Everything was excellent. The Market Place continues its tradition of being one of the best restaurants in Asheville.

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3.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Waiter was very nice and provided good service. The food was pretty good, but the setting was strange - cavernous, more like the space for a nightclub than a restaurant.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

We had a wonderful meal from beginning to end. The Mac and cheese was fabulous for a split small plate. My husband had the duck special and I had the lamb. Both dishes were over-the-top good. We could not have asked for better food or service.

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4.0Dined on April 5, 2018

My girlfriend and I stopped here during our visit in Asheville. The food was great and the service was good but the price is high. I imagine the price is high because the quality of food was relatively greater than surrounding restaurants. However, the plating was phenomenal, which we enjoyed.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Our waiter was phenomenal and was able to help me get an excellent fish and vegetable meal that was on my Weight Watchers diet.
Everyone in my party loved their food.
This is one of my favorite restaurants in Asheville!

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4.0Dined on April 5, 2018

The room at The Marketplace was classy, but comfortable. The wait staff was very friendly and helpful. The music was not way too loud - jazz and some traditional blues - we were able to converse easily (nice). There were small and large plates offered. We had a variety of small plates; each was delicious and unique, while at the same time being a bit familiar - i.e. french fries with truffle seasoning, pear and blue cheese salad with fruit infused vinegar, and balsamic infused pear bits as well as fresh pear. The clams were especially delicious - nothing out of the ordinary, just SUPER Perfect!

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Excellent meal, everything very fresh. The waiter was very knowledgeable and so nice and friendly. Very nice live music the night we were there.

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

3rd trip ...nice restaurant, courteous staff, good service, delicious meal...would suggest that they consider furnishing some type of nice fresh baked bread with the meal...

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Wonderful meal... wonderful staff

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Brunch. Scallops. Grits. Biscuit. BLT. Delicious. I took a very satisfied nap afterwards.

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Brunch, Easter Sunday. Menu was under whelming, food not much better. Lack of any creativity especially on a day like Easter where brunch is a staple. Wasted reservation, drinks over priced and adding things like a beet to a Bloody Mary does not justify their exorbitant over pricing. Too many other choices in Asheville to waste dining here again for brunch.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

It was really wonderful experience! Beautiful atmosphere and the food was delicious and expertly plated.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Great food and service. Recommendations by Dalton were on point!

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

We had a wonderful experience at "The Marketplace." The food was of top quality, the staff were very personable and attentive, and the prices were very reasonable. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to others and plan to frequent it in the future.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Great atmosphere and awesome menu! Definitely try he Mac and cheese.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Family dinner in Asheville. The food was not cheap but is what you would expect from a nice dinner. Since it was so good, thought it was worth it. We had two teenagers and my husband and me and everyone ate their entire dinner. Sometimes it is hard to please an entire family but this place delivered.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Visited on a Monday evening. My wife and I enjoyed a wonderful meal. Great combinations of flavors on all the items ordered - salad, entree and desert. Very good service that was paced well. Definitely enjoyed and would not hesitate to come again and again.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

I came with a group. Collectively, we shared a good portion of the menu. Every dish was delicious!

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Great service and food. Highly recommend. Very accommodating.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

A friend and I were visiting Asheville for several days. We read reviews on The Market Place and made reservations. We were not disappointed. The food was very good,

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Currently my favorite restaurant in Asheville- the subtle details to each dish make this a great venue. Why can’t everyone cook like this?! Delicious

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Wonderful!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Superb. All compliments, no complaints.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Yum! Loved everything about this place!

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3.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Honestly, it just wasn't that flavorful. I'm not sure why its reviews were so high. There are some truly incredible restaurants in Asheville, and this falls squarely into the "good not great" category.

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3.0Dined on March 18, 2018

We went for brunch. Should have gone back to Tupelo honey

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Stopped in for saturday brunch on our way out of town, yummy menu very seasonal. They also had a good brunch cocktail menu, a little pricey for the portion size but great food and drinks.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

A very nice experience. We were seated on the mezzanine promptly when we arrived. We really appreciated the low noise level. It’s hard to find an Asheville restaurant with live music where you don’t feel like you’re yelling at your date. The musicians were perfect for a romantic dinner.
Our server was attentive, conversational, and knowledgeable. Very professional but suitably informal to match the setting.
I had the pear and blue cheese salad followed by a double order of scallops (4). My date had the mixed greens salad and PEI mussels. Glasses of Chardonnay paired nicely. Everything was cooked to perfection and artfully presented. We finished with the chocolate cake and coffee.
Market Place is now in our top 3 of the highly competitive Asheville market

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

Our experience was close to a perfect 10... everything about this dinner was great, the wine, mussels, entrees- quail, salmon, steak, and scallops... desserts were incredible, I would have liked an extra scoop of ice cream on my apple crisp dessert but everything was close to perfect. We went with our 2 boys who loved it too.

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