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The Market Place Restaurant

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American, Seafood, International, Contemporary
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20 Wall St., Asheville, NC 28801-2710 (Battery Park)
+1 828-252-4162
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Brunch, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings
Description: Located in the heart of downtown Asheville, 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 5:30pm, 7 days a week in our newly renovated restaurant. Brunch from 10:30am - 2:30pm on Saturdays & Sundays. Our classic American lounge serves local brews and handmade cocktails and is open until.
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  • 288
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    Very good
  • 41
    Average
  • 26
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  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Came to The Market Place with four other couples for a birthday dinner. Drinks at the bar were great and the food was delicious. I had the mac and cheese and my husband had the steak option. We would order those again. I would highly recommend reservations. We did have reservations and were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
A D
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Athens, Georgia
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Athens, Georgia
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Came to The Market Place with four other couples for a birthday dinner. Drinks at the bar were great and the food was delicious. I had the mac and cheese and my husband had the steak option. We would order those again. I would highly recommend reservations. We did have reservations and were seated right on time.

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Thank A D
Knoxville, Tennessee
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63 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked the restaurant for a Saturday night about a week before planned arrival in Asheville. The Open Table application worked perfect with the restaurant and I received confirmation within 5 minutes of request. The Market Place is located on a narrow street in the heart of downtown so I strongly recommend walking or uber to avoid delays in finding a... More 

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Weaverville, North Carolina
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Third visit to Market Place, as always everyone in the party of four found the food exquisite in taste and presentation. Unfortunately we all agreed that the service has gone down hill. Our waitress never returned to the table to ask if we needed anything or even needed another drink. The salads, entrees and desserts were all placed in front... More 

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Thank letiadg1
Florida
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is just something about well thought out food that gets me every time. I had never been there so I ordered their soup and a salad and low and behold was I SURPRISED to discover this was no ordinary place. Every bite of salad and spoonful of soup was a delight uncovering all the various flavors involved. A MUST... More 

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Thank MaxUlbright
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Market place had wonderful local food. We had a perfect steak with poached eggs over sweet potatoes and a farmers breakfast of egg, bacon, potatoes and jalapeño biscuit. All was tasty and fresh. Service was great.

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Thank Saramgc
Pittsboro, North Carolina
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I dined here for years at least once on each trip to Asheville. It used to be a quiet, polished, upscale restaurant and the food was excellent. They changed it a few years ago and now it has a more varied menu to please a more general crowd, and I think they've succeeded. The quality of the... More 

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Thank Ladokguy
akron, oh
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent service always makes for a great dining experience - and we had great service here. I waiter was extremely well versed in every aspect of the menu. The restaurant offered small plates and full dinners. There was a terrific variety of foods. We all tried something different from home made ravioli stuffed with beet and goat cheese puree to... More 

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Thank travelfriendoh
Asheville, North Carolina
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of my local favorites... the food is fresh, well prepared, local ingredients and generally delicious. I especially love going when weather is nice and can sit on the terrace.

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1 Thank J W
Nassau, New Providence Island
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good local-based food, with interesting and tasty menu. Beer list was all Asheville-based microbrews. They took care of a large group quite well. Worth going.

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Thank 242Rascal
Blacksburg, Virginia
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was pleasantly surprised by my first visit to this establishment. I went with family and friends for a brunch visit on my last trip to Asheville. There was NO wait. We got a table within a minute or two. We ordered beverages with ease. There was a bit of a wait to order after getting our drinks, but with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 20 Wall St., Asheville, NC 28801-2710
    (Battery Park)
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Asheville
  • Phone Number: +1 828-252-4162

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, International, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings

Description

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 5:30pm, 7 days a week in our newly renovated restaurant. Brunch from 10:30am - 2:30pm on Saturdays & Sundays. Our classic American lounge serves local brews and handmade cocktails and is open until.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 2:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?