Was eagerly anticipating our first visit to this popular new spot, awarded 4 stars by the N&O. What a complete disappointment. The atmosphere is noisy (not in a nice high-energy kind of way) and does nothing to enhance the dining experience. Our waitress, who was cute and perky, pestered us every 3 minutes to take our order.The crack fries were greasy but pretty good. That was the high point of the evening. I had the Duck Balls special and my husband the house salad. The duck balls were rubbery balls of mac & cheese and flavorless meat, the salad ordinary. I had the Prawns and Chorizo plate. Very small prawns, slightly overcooked, over grainy, flavor-lacking crumbled chorizo. My husband had the bluefish special, which was likewise only fishy so-so. The desserts were dreadful - -a completely stale chocolate cake and some waxy avocado gelato that was utterly inedible. To her credit, our server took note of the barely touched gelato and asked if we liked it. Everyone at the table pronounced it bad, to which she responded, "good to know!" and walked away. Not only did she not offer another dessert or to take the charge for that icky substance from our bill, she didn't even remove it from the table so that we could be spared its ugly green visage. I'm not sure where the folks who claim to like Market are actually eating. maybe we just hit them on a bad night, but in my book, when every single dish served was either ho-hum or horrible -- well, there are just too many GOOD places to eat in Raleigh to waste another meal here.
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