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Central Business District
0.8 miles from Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory
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Reviewed March 1, 2020

First vist to this place was on Valentine's Day. Despite having to order from a set menu (which was overpriced), and telling our waiter that we had a show to attend in two hours, we barely made the show and had to skip dessert to...get there on time. Food was 'okay' at best! Service was beyond bad. Waited forever for each course. Asked for bread which showed up (finally) with no bread plates and no butter. Our steaks arrived and we had one steak knife to share. My last glass of wine took so long that I finally walked to the bar to get it. And worst of all, no one from management ever stopped by to check on us. With a tab of $200, much more is needed.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed January 26, 2020

We were on the bourbon trail and popped in here. It does look a bit intimidating as its obviously high end but we were given an very warm welcome at the bar. The barmen popped off and got their expert bourbon person who was great...at imparting his knowledge and a great time was had by allMore

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed October 23, 2019

Its kind of tucked in back as you look in from the street but its a good find. It can be dark inside but the outside area is well done.

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed October 12, 2019

Wow what a surprise this was. Cant really see it from the street as it has a long entry but its a gem.

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed October 10, 2019 via mobile

I love gnocchi and saw it on the menu with fennel bulbs and spinach. I went for it but it wasn’t gnocchi at all. Kind of a soft potato cake with some rigatoni added on top. Strange. Tasted okay, just not what I ordered. The...waiter said the chef had a different “take” on the dish. Guess so.More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed October 6, 2019

My three friends and I have dinner here on a warm day. We sat out on the partially covered and air conditioned patio, which was so nice and comfortable. Everything we ordered was delicious from the pate mousse and eggplant dip to the gnocchi and...salmon. We really relaxed and enjoyed our time after a day of site seeing at Churchill Downs and in the historic district of Louisville. Highly recommend it.More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed September 8, 2019

Unique place in the center of downtown. Lot of different dining areas make for an interesting place. Good food. Good service.

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed September 8, 2019

The atmosphere is pretty open. Decent menu for food and drink. Pet friendly. Good for just getting a drink or having a meal.

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed August 27, 2019

A very large, yet intimate restaurant in an excellent location. Attractive, nice courtyard, great spaces for groups. A perfect place for a drink near 4th and Broadway. I wish the food was better. I'm rather shocked at the "great" reviews, as i failed to witness...or taste anything good. First, on a Saturday night the crowd was about 25. The bartender's (2) were 3 year olds, throwing glasses in the trash from 6 feet away and being foolish. One glass broke near the ice. The food was designed to be creative, but was really unjointed. Watermelon gazpacho was like a syrup; quail was fine, but covered in burnt baby carrots and some type of sauce. The Salmon was standard. The gnooci was mediocre with an bland and burned side dish. Dessert was from a bakery, a plain nutella sauce and standard chocolate cake. Our waitress was sweet, but needed to wash her uniform. The place isn't cheap - about 95 bucks without liquor, but it really misses nearly every mark.More

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed August 21, 2019 via mobile

My husband and I were visiting Louisville and found the Marketplace online. We went on Tuesday evening for dinner and happened to make their happy hour. We had half price old fashioned before our dinner. We had the stuffed quail and the gnocchi and both...were delicious. The hostess and our waitress were also both top notch.More

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed August 18, 2019

Recently had dinner with a friend before an event at the Brown Theater. Wait staff and management staff are attentive and in tune with the pace and needs of the theater-going public. This is a large room, with high ceilings but the draperies hung throughout...really absorb any extra "din" and adds to a sense of coziness that belies the size of the place. The foie gras appetizer was well done in both taste and presentation. My friend had a salmon entree that was very large and flavorful served on a bed of very tasty vegetables. My salmon salad (ingredients were a bit like lox and bagels) was a disappointment but the management made things right. Dessert of bourbon peaches in crepes was quite good.More

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed August 11, 2019

On our way home from vacation we ate here for a last elegant meal out on Saturday evening. We shared the beet appetizer. Beautiful presentation and delicious. I ordered the gnocchi and daughter ordered salmon entree. Gnocchi was exquisite. Daughter enjoyed the salmon too. We...shared the chocolate cake with nutella frosting and small scoop of vanilla ice cream. Cake was a little dry, but ok. Our waitress was attentive. Prices are high end. One thing I was disappointed about was there was no live jazz. I had thought from what I had seen on the website we would hear live music. They did play classic instrumental jazz in the background.More

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed July 28, 2019

We stopped here twice for late night cocktails. The service was great and the atmosphere is nice with the indoor/outdoor feel.

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed July 20, 2019

Somewhat interesting set up with several different dining and drinking areas, but it all works I guess. A little pricey for us but the quality was very good

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed July 19, 2019

Classy place with some great blown glass lighting, a neat back room iwht a very interesting fire display. Several different rooms to eat makes it very interesting

Date of visit: July 2019
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Marketplace Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5