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The Market Place Restaurant
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Ranked #32 of 809 Restaurants in Asheville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $25
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Contemporary
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Battery Park
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.
Reviewed January 23, 2014

We went for "Asheville Restaurant week" so the prices were more reasonable. The food is a bit "chic" -- quail (tiny) with side dishes I couldn't quite identify and his local trout was rather small with black quinoa. I thoroughly enjoyed the carrot ginger soup and he found the kale and lettuce cesear salad better than he thought it would be. The olive oil served with the bread was especially tasty. The dessert was impressive: brownie with ginger ice cream (what was with the marshmellow?) and a honey lavendar creme brulee.

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Reviewed January 20, 2014

Nice place, good location, and good food, but the service was really spotty. They did try to make up for the fact that the wine came 1/2 way through our main course, but that should not have happened in the first place. It was our first night in Asheville and we were really looking forward to going there based upon good recommendations, but the service was really lacking.

Thank Leza W
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Reviewed January 15, 2014

You can always count on the excellent service, food, and drinks. The casual bar with live music several nights a week is a great option.

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Reviewed January 3, 2014

Dinner on 1.2.14. Initially seated near a large, empty table. When the table was occupied by 5 quite boisterous children and 2 adults (with more to come) our server quickly asked us if we would like to sit closer to the musician, we immediately agreed.
Food was excellent - Pumpkin soup, scallops, mac n' cheese - small plates that are large enough where 2 would have been a substantial dinner. DH had the lamb and loved it. He didn't love the fries so much - not as crispy as he had hoped.
Server, Denise, was great and the staff clearly works very well together. No wonder they have been open for 23 years!

1  Thank Nancy N
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Reviewed December 31, 2013

Had lunch here after a terrible experience at Rezaz. The ladies making the sandwiches were awesome. The store offers great organic items and fresh produce. The older gentleman at the counter was simply fantastic... Thank you

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