Market Restaurant Now Open on North Blount Street

Market Restaurant Now Open on North Blount Street

May, 04, 2010, by Jedidiah

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A little bit behind schedule (as most restaurants tend to be), Market Restaurant on North Blount Street opened this week for lunch and dinner.

We previewed a menu back in tentative menu back in February, but below you will find both Market’s lunch and dinner menu for their opening. From a few veggie options to fish, chicken and a few more meat options, lunch entrees range from $8-11. Dinner ranges from $8-14 and dessert looks fantastic. The restaurant has yet to secure their liquor license but hopes to by the end of the week.

Check out the menus below:

Lunch menu here (pdf).

Dinner menu here (pdf).

Hours -

Tues-Sat: 11:30am - 2:00pm

Tues/Wed/Thurs: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday-Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm


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  • Rostel
    05/05 04:02 AM

    This place should be really good.  They use all locally grown ingredients and is run by a very experienced chef.

  • RaleighRob
    05/05 09:12 AM

    Looks tasty!
    Any word on the hours?  I can’t find it anywhere on their site.

  • Jess
    05/05 09:57 AM

    To make your visit pleasant, please do not park in the residential parking behind the building…we like to call the tow truck on Peace College students…and anyone else who uses our lot for convenience…K? Thanx…Bye!

  • Hugh
    05/05 10:37 AM

    I ate there for lunch yesterday. The food was very good - I had the black bean and turkey burger and handcut fries along with a french press of coffee. I sat on the deck and service was prompt and friendly, and while the server was not super knowledgeable of the menu, it was, after all, opening day. I will be back often.

  • Hugh
    05/05 10:51 AM


    I think the hours are 11-2 for lunch and 5-10 for dinner. If it is not that, it is very close to that, anyway.

  • Bill M
    05/05 11:12 AM

    Way to go, Jess!  Yell at the kids and tell them to stay off your lawn, while you’re at it.

  • Jess' Paw Paw
    05/05 11:20 AM

    Git offa my propertay!!
    K?  Thanx.

  • bart Cusick
    05/05 11:25 AM

    Any place that serves Crack Fries is A.O.K. in my book. I’m gonna go check it out today.

  • Jess
    05/05 11:39 AM

    funny funny Paw Paw

    i won’t be wearing my overalls and i will not be yielding a shotgun…just my cellphone and a beer… sorry…but i don’t like having to park blocks from my home, when i have my own parking lot… :o)

  • Alice
    05/05 12:57 PM

    yay yay yay!  can’t wait to check it out!

  • gd
    05/05 01:14 PM

    walking has always hurt people..especially a couple blocks.

  • Jess
    05/05 02:14 PM

    gd - it’s an inconvenience. does your house have a driveway? and do you park down the street instead of your driveway? carrying your groceries and wearing your high heels in the rain?

    so…hushie face.

  • Jess' Paw Paw
    05/05 02:32 PM

    We ain’t a walkin’ nowheres! *spits tobacco*

  • Jess
    05/05 02:42 PM


  • JJ
    05/05 03:11 PM

    I think gd was addressing the people who are stealing your parking…

  • roi
    05/05 04:32 PM

    I had lunch there today.  Food was okay and interesting, not bad and I will go back to check out the dinner menu although the number of dishes are limited.  It’s theme is West Coast Inspired. It remains me of many cafes in the Russian River area of California;  Portland, Oregon; Laguna Beach area, and in Maui that are small and serve good, interesting sandwiches, salads, but limited entrees. I don’t know the defintions of restaurant, cafe, or bistro; but I would call Market a small, quaint, neighborhood cafe.  The facility remains me of Watts Grocery in Durham, or the Humble Pie when it first opened some 20 years ago. So you all go and check it out.

  • cristi
    05/05 05:59 PM

    This place is amazing.  Everyone should check it out.  It’s just a quaint neighborhood restaurant.  Prices are great, not even remotely a budget buster.  You can really taste the passion in the cooking.  I love it and plan to be back often.  Great vegetarian options too (although I’m not a vegetarian).

  • Jonathan Parker
    05/05 06:33 PM

    It’s great!  We went last night.  First, the servers was very friendly and responsive, and the atmosphere was laid back.

    We had the smoked tomato salsa and tortilla chips—wonderful, unique flavor and don’t know how they did it.  The shrimp remoulade salad and the tamales were very tasty as well.  I wasn’t a huge fan of the coconut and avocado gelato, but my GF loved it, and I have to give them creativity points.  Oh, and the ingredients are local, and the prices reasonable for the quality.

    I very much recommend it to anyone.

  • Tommy
    05/05 07:31 PM

    Any resteraunt brave enough to put Cabrito on the menue has got to be good. How about black pepper on Strawberry’s oh wow. I’m drouling..

  • Betsy
    05/06 11:39 AM

    The menus look terrific.

    Does anyone know what their hours are on Sunday?  Have the damdest time trying to find a decent restaurant open on Sunday evenings.  Hope this will be one.

  • Jedidiah
    05/06 11:45 AM

    I’ve added the hours Betsy. I don’t think they are open on Sundays….yet.

  • Betsy
    05/06 11:57 AM

    Thanks ... looking forward to nom nom in any case

  • bcb
    05/07 08:40 AM

    Went last night tried a bunch of dishes, as a whole they were very bland.  Cabrito had major potential but was over braised and lacked any internal moisture.  I like the scene and hope they can make some adjustments to the food.

  • Chef Chad McIntyre
    05/08 01:15 AM

    Thank you to everybody who has been out so far.  We have received our liquor license from the ABC Commission and will have beer and wine this weekend and the hard stuff starting next week.  @bcb and the “chicken dishes”: I sincerely apologize for the lack luster dinner you had the other night.  There is no excuse for not serving a top quality product.  I hope you will give us another go and please feel free to review my cooking again.  We are definitively getting some of the kinks worked out of our system here.  I promise only to increase in quality as we grow a following.

  • John
    05/08 12:07 PM

    For those who have been asking the “hours” question, they are painted on the front door in the photo.

  • dtrite
    05/08 07:16 PM

    Chef Chad -

    The coconut and avocado gelato is absolutely delicious.  Thanks for not succumbing to the huge tolerance many people have to sugar. This gelato is proof that it’s not really the sugar that makes dessert good.

  • foodified
    05/10 06:07 PM

    My wife and I stopped in over the weekend to have a peek at the menu and ended up staying for lunch. Loved the tofu tacos (thank you for considering the vegetarians among us!) - the fresh tortillas were fantastic and the accompanying fennel, olive, and mandarin side salad was tasty and inventive. I thought the kale chips were well complemented by the house-made ketchup and the strawberry limeade was quite nice. Can’t wait to go back for dinner. Also, it’s long overdue that we had a casual neighborhood place for drinks so thank you.

  • kg
    05/20 10:13 AM

    had lunch at the market yesterday and overall i was impressed.  not sure what they put in the homemade ketchup but dang it was good.  based on their lunch, i’d love to see this place try a breakfast menu considering it’s residential location.  i would think that would be a no-brainer.  that or maybe open up in the am for coffee.  a new french press and paper would go nicely on the deck.

  • Shanna
    04/17 09:17 PM

    Kudos! What a neat way of tnihking about it.

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