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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
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Mooresville, North Carolina
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

All the appetizers were great, but I was not impressed with my dish. It was the trout and I feel it was just average, kind of bland. The service was great, just not sure if the food matched the prices.

Thank Hillary H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We made a reservation here based on the reviews, and The Market Place did not disappoint. I have a simple pallet, so after looking at all the menu's in Asheville online, it was difficult to find a farm-to-table restaurant that didn't overwhelm me. There are some great staples are on the menu like the Benton's prosciutto mac and cheese, but... More 

3 Thank Kelly F
San Luis Obispo, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked in without reservations and sat at the common table. It was not that busy. Service was prompt and very good. One man jazz band, also very good ...trumpet, keyboard, and computer. I had the lamb pasta..lamb was not local but from New Zealand. We also had 2 appetizers (sorry I can't remember them, but we ate them up).... More 

1 Thank Wanda L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here with a group of six and had a wonderful time! The scallop appetizer was one of the highlights as was the Pork Shoulder large plate. One of my Asheville Favorites!

1 Thank bbb1960s
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I should have know this might not have been the place for us when reservations for a large party were available the day of our visit. Once we found the restaurant (don't trust Google Maps), we were seated right away. The decor is nice and they did have a good jazz trio playing. However, the menu is a little odd... More 

Thank David W
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3 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had the worst quail dish of my life. Quail was quite a bit overlooked but the stuffing was colder than room temperature. It was also a mush without much texture. Clearly not cooked through. Not at all as described on the menu. No one at my table finished their dinner, or thought it was more than ok.

Thank hullgirl4718
Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Marketplace is neither good nor bad, solid mediocre, but priced as if it were actually good, our table had a number of dishes, none of which shined, or were even something you might order again. For example the trout dish had nicely cooked trout that was a bit bland on a bed of lentils that did not go with the... More 

Thank Max M
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tried to visit this cute restaurant today. Hostess could not be bothered to assist for 5 minutes b/c on phone. Then she told us the half empty restaurant was "at capacity" ok, obviously the other wonderful restaurants in Asheville actually want business!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Asheville, NC
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229 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Small portions, high prices. The flavors, presentation, and portion size don't reflect the price. I would not choose this restaurant, but was invited with a group.

Thank jujubean4
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

8 of us dined. We all raved about the food and the service. Three of us had the Angolotti, a bow tie pasta with local mushrooms. My wife had the local trout and loved it also. This place will definitely exceed your expectations.

1 Thank Ken K

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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, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
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?