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The Market Place Restaurant

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20 Wall St, Asheville, NC 28801-2710 (Battery Park)
+1 828-252-4162
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Succasunna, NJ
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110 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Yes, this place has great service and yes the location is terrific, out of the way on a little side street downtown. But the food is ridiculous. My wife and I both had the pan seared red snapper and it was without question one of the top five best meals we've ever had. Creatively prepare and presented with flavors that... More 

1 Thank Taletimes
Birmingham, Alabama
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was our first stop in downtown Asheville . Delightful restaurant . Great menu with some different cocktail options. Very busy, but service good. Sit outside if weather permits to get the flavor of asheville

2 Thank VHD4
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had our final meal in Asheville at this very wonderful restaurant. They use fresh organic ingredients from local farms. The seasonings and presentation are top notch. Desserts were scrumptious. The water in the restrooms is even heated by solar! To top it off, a wonderful jazz trio plays music while you dine! A delicious and memorable dining experience!

3 Thank Jerseyly
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great restaurant in Asheville with a nice ambiance! There was a musician playing soft jazz which was a great background and didn't overpower dinner conversation. Service was great considering it was a large group dinner event! The waiter was very friendly and helpful which made for a pleasant dining experience. We enjoyed the sea scallops, pan roasted... More 

2 Thank 808Jamie
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I were there for brunch on a Saturday morning. The food, a BLT and their specialty breakfast were acceptable, but nothing notable. The service alone would prevent us from returning. Our server was MIA for most of our visit. We were able to flag down others to help us here and there. I felt held hostage it... More 

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Atlanta, GA
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413 reviews
257 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Market place restaurant for our anniversary on a Monday pretty late in the evening after a comedy tour. Overall, we enjoyed our visit. Our food was really good, but the service was just average. We had a table next to us with some industry people that got a lot of attention from the manager and our server.... More 

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Chicago, IL
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My daughter, husband and I really enjoyed this restaurant. There scallops with jalapeno grits were outstanding as well as their mac n cheese, Had an nice interior booth. Server was very helpful in picking a wine. Would definitely go back!

2 Thank juliew325
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We happened upon this place during a recent getaway to Asheville. It was a windy day which made it seem very cold outside. This cold feeling wasn't abated by the very austere surroundings in the restaurant. That said our meals were very good and the service was excellent. I would return.

Thank Don S
Charlotte, North Carolina
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152 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here for jazz on Friday then "dance" music Saturday. Jazz was ok but the "dance" music was absolutely not dance music. Too slow. Make reservations if you want to go Saturday night for dinner. We sat in the bar area both nights anyway. Drinks were good but minimum $8 a glass wine. Truffle fries were great and highly recommended.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the "mac & cheese" made with cheddar mornay. For the high quality of food I think the price is reasonable. Wait staff was friendly ...service was very good. Dining room has upscale atmosphere. We had a reservation for indoor dining, but it was beautiful outside tonight so we chose the patio.

5 Thank Ann S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar scene, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?