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The Food Market
The Food Market

The Food Market Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.TheFoodMarketBaltimore.com
  • Email: info@TheFoodMarketBaltimore.com
  • Phone: (410) 366-0606
  • Hours of Operation: Brunch: Friday - Sunday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm. Friday & Saturday: 5 pm - 12 am.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Chef Chad Gauss
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please Hannah with any catering inquiries and we will do our best to accommodate all requests with our Food Truck catering service! Please send all catering inquiries to Catering@TheFoodMarketBaltimore.com.

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Getting there

  • Cross Street: The Avenue
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: The Food Market offers valet to our customers at no cost, in a secure and video monitored premises. Valet parking is offered during dinner service nightly, starting at 5pm.
A word from The Food Market
The Food Market focuses on brilliant basics, really good food, and service in a smartly designed industrial-modern space, featuring an open kitchen. Award-winning Chef Chad Gauss’ value-driven menu offers our guests a complete dining experience, by combining recognizable ingredients with unparalleled technique. The Food Market strives to provide real good service, in a comfortable environment, where our staff & diners can be themselves. We invite you to come relax, enjoy, and allow us to do what we do best, for you. Located on the Avenue in Hampden, and open every night, The Food Market serves brunch on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 9am – 3pm. Dinner is served on Sunday – Thursday from 5pm – 11pm, and on Friday & Saturday from 5pm- 12am. Valet-Parking provided at no cost, nightly during dinner service, starting at 5pm.

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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
Diner Reviews
  • "Our experience at the Food Market was wonderful. The food was DELICIOUS and the service was amazing. Everything was very fairly priced too!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "trendy but friendly in Hampden. Bustling, even at 5:30 on a Saturday afternoon. Lots of innovative combinations as well as great Baltimore stand-bys (soft shell crabs, crab cakes.)"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "The Food Market is one of, if not the, best restaurants in the entire Baltimore area. This was my fourth visit, and this time instead of ordering something I had already had, I tried something new (the Mongolian Beef) and was glad I made the choice. This place gets it all right: food, drink, service. You know they care about the customer as soon as you get there. There's a reason the place is full on weeknights!!!"
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Fried pickles ...great Crab soup ...great Tuna tacos ...meh Lobster fingers...not bad Truffle fries...great Mojitos. ..okay (too heavy on the mint)"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Found this Place last year best thing I ever did been there every month since what a gem perfect food great staff"
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Hampden has another destination restaurant in the Food Market. Free valet parking smoothss your arrival and the staff was friendly and welcoming. Each course intrigued: soft pretzel with a cheese sauce, iceberg salad and entrees from scallops to Bronzini to sea bass at our table. We discovered kale buds. And we love new veggies! It was a bit pricey, but it could have been what we ordered, drinks, etc. We didn't have dessert and the bill was $120 per couple, including tip.will return for sure."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "We made a reservation for Sunday brunch and were seated immediately upon arrival. I ordered the Smokey Bowl with fried eggs because I was a little worried about what "dippy" eggs would be like. I loved everything about the dish, from the presentation to the flavors. Our server was helpful answering questions and extremely friendly. I can't wait to go back to try other dishes."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "The Food Market is one of my favorite places in Maryland, I go here every time I'm in Hampden. I've tried a bunch of different dishes and drinks, and everything is delicious. Also, if the chef is there, he'll walk around to all the tables to say hi and thank you for coming (he's got good taste in hats and kicks too). The restaurant itself is easygoing, upscale, and unpretentious (which I love). It's located in the heart of Hampden on 34th street, has lots of cute shops to explore after dinner (if you haven't already, check out Trohv and The Hunting Ground), and has free valet parking which is always a plus. I always recommend TFM to all my friends. Enjoy!"
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "The food here is always amazing and our server was great. She made the whole experience very enjoyable and the food we ate was soo soo good. I'll definitely be back for both special occasions and for a regular night out."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "In a lifetime of bland cream of crab soup, theirs cannot be beat. I had stuffed softshell crab as my entree and it was amazing."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "Excellent cocktails, excellent food. Looking at the menu it was very hard to choose what to eat! Each of us was happy with his choices. The servers were helpful and friendly. I think this restaurant's secret is that it doesn't try to do too much. Not too many choices in each food/drink category, and they don't stack the reservations so that you feel rushed about eating and leaving."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "A busy morning lead us to The Food Market on a recent Friday. Oh my, cocktails, health bar pancakes, yummy eggs, and peanut butter fudge for dessert. Perfect, thank you."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Our server for dinner was pretty fantastic. Attentive, without being suffocating. Enjoyed all of our small plates. spiCy, Creamy, garliCky, herby, Cheesy, winey shrimp...amazing. As was the salt and pepper tuna, which we thought was going to be kind of boring. Entree, the grilled Bronzini, which we shared, was barely warm and we each found about ten-twelve fish bones in the fillet. Dessert was also noteworthy. Would return again just for the shrimp."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Great food, atmosphere, and drinks. The garlic shrimp and peppered tuna are to die for! The staff was friendly and made our night. Can't wait to come back!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "We all enjoyed our food. The mussels were tiny but tastey. A good place to go for special occassion, or just a close gathering of friends. Wendy was fabulous. jb"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "We have now eaten at Food Market twice and have been delighted with both meals. The food is interesting and well-prepared, some of it inventive, and yet it isn't so exotic that my twelve year-old won't enjoy dinner, too. For instance, they make a soft pretzel appetizer with a cheese fondu that is really scrumptious and approachable, but they also offer more unusual appetizers for the more adventurous. Food Market deserves more attention than it has gotten on the Baltimore food scene because it is definitely one of the better choices in the city and the price point is fair for the quality and experience you are getting. This scene is crowded, even a bit loud, and energetic, so it might not be for everyone."
    Dined on 6/30/2013
  • "First time at this restaurant and very impressed will go back again and again"
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "As always the food was both delicious and imaginative. However, by about 7PM on a weeknight the noise level became too loud for quiet conversation. The staff was friendly and attentive without being intrusive."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "The food was excellent all the way around. Every bite was fantastic be it the appetizer, entree or desert. Believe me, I had all three and some of my friend's. Our waitress, Brittany, was super friendly and very familiar with the menu. The tables are a little close together, but we had a great time with our neighbor who was a regular and have us good pointers. Can't wait to eat here again."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "They were amazing! They were so full of flavor....intricate and delicious!!!!!!!!"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "I had heard a number of positive recommendations for this neighborhood gem ... and they were all correct! What a great restaurant! My only regret is taking so long to finally get there. The appetizers - lobster fingers and ahi tuna - were outstanding. I enjoyed the beet salad (which could have used a little more salad dressing) and the excellent scallops. Others raved about the chicken with mushrooms and the sea bass ... I tasted them and had to agree. I'll be back - and soon!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We ordered a wide range of items, and were generally pleased across the board, but there were some lowlights. The street tacos seemed like a dish one could execute in the home: nothing stood out. The same could not be said for the lobster fingers (a light batter and fried nearly perfectly). The lowly preztels were soft and tasty, and the beer-cheese fondue sauce was a low-brow treat. The steak-frites were not notable, for either reasons good nor bad. The rack of lamb was well cooked, but the chops themselves were small: four ribs, with small heads. Overall, a nice meal but clearly some winners and losers on the menu. We would return for the reasonable price, excellent service, and food highlights."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Great service, great food, too loud! Be prepared for noise. Would go again, just don't expect Woodberry Kitchen ambience."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We had a wonderful brunch experience at Food Market and would return in a heartbeat. The food is absolutely delicious and they let us linger without rushing us, which we appreciated since we were all from out of town and congregating in Baltimore to catch up. The small bites are absolutely delicious and next time I go, I plan on ordering two of everything."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "My husband and I celebrated our anniversary here due to several friends and co-workers recommending the Food Market to us. Sometimes we have difficulties due to I being a vegetarian and he a meat lover, however we both had several choices from the menu. The drink list was wonderful, our server was fantastic, and the food was amazing. Living in Hampden we have tired of the usual haunts, but now we have a new place not only for dinner, but a spot to grab some snacks and a drink at the bar some evening. I was also pleased to find a location that offers a Saturday brunch. We will be back."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Food at brunch was very good, especially the potatoes."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "We've dined here several times and the food has never disappointed. Service was very attentive. We'll definitley continue to frequent. My one criticism would be the closeness of the tables and that at least four are outside the service entrance and the bathrooms. Many diners, including us, chose to wait for the next available table-even with a reservation-rather than sit at one of those tables. Building privacy walls could solve this problem."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Great food, but a little pricey in my opinion. Overall service/experience was great."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Although the restaurant likes to book tables in even numbers, the service was excellent and food pretty good, with some interesting selections on the menu."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Very vibrant feel. Excellent food-the rockfish was perfect. Seating is a little crowded, so I would not recomend for a romantic dinner. I found the wine list to be lacking, especially when compared to the great menu."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "A very happenin place with excellent food and atmosphere."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "We came here on a double date over the weekend - everything we ordered was exceptional! We got the fried calamari, crunchy brie sticks, soft pretzel sticks, caesar salad, lobster mac'n'cheese, salt'n'pepper ahi tuna, lamb entree, and scallops entree. ALL were delicious! We had a great server who was quick and helpful even though the restaurant was very busy even later in the evening. My only negative to point out was that our reservation was for 7:45 and we were finished eating by 9:30; however we were all still drinking alcohol and hanging out, but we felt rushed to get up from our table because we could see that there were late evening reservations for 9:45 or 10:00. Our server never rushed us, but the customers were ready to be seated."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "The food market resembles a common theme for Hamden. Hipster employees serving middle aged couples coming in from the suburbs to try the "trendy new spot downtown." The food was ok but nothing blew me away. I would recommend this place for drinks and snacks with friends but would skip it for a full meal."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "My husband and I had an enjoyable dinner. The server, presentation of the food and environment was absolutely wonderful. The food was tasty, although my steak frites was a tad tough to chew. Although, my husband's duck was super delicious. We would definitely come back!!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Remember how your favs used to taste? Out of the Fire has it!"
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "What almost every diner says about this eatery is true. Food was great-service by Nicole outstanding. We'd be back here in a blink."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "The food was inventive, the staff was knowledgeable about the food, friendly and always there when we needed her; the space was trendy and noisy. A great place to have some fun."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "Great exciting spot-still fresh and fun! Baby tuna burgers are back-a meal in itself! Terrific unchopped salads and "boring Caesar"! Balt club huge and great! Lobster roll also quite tasty! Always fun-go here a lot!!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "I have been to the Food Market several times now and am NEVER disappointed. My most recent trip was to celebrate my mother's 70th birthday and the Food Market did not disappoint. The food is always amazing, the service is perfect, and the ambience is always just right! The shrimp dinner is a definite favorite, but you can't go wrong ordering anything on the menu - a great place!!"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Myself and my family enjoyed a terrific dinner here in honor of my mom's birthday. The menu was inventive and imaginative with lots of variety from which to choose. Our server was friendly, attentive, and knowledgeable, and service was prompt. All of our dishes arrived just as expected ... Piping hot, delicious, and aesthetically pleasing, as well. The chef and line cooks obviously have a great attention to detail that doesn't go unnoticed. My only complaint is in regards to the noise level. It was extremely difficult to hear the person sitting right next to me at my table. And all too often, I could hear, loud and clear, my neighboring diners' conversations. The establishment is minimally dressed, so there is not much to absorb the sound."
    Dined on 3/15/2014