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The Food Market - Columbia, Columbia, MD

The Food Market - Columbia

4.7
4.7
1147 Reviews
$30 and under
American
The Food Market offers fine eating and pleasurable service from Chef Chad Gauss. The sister restaurant of The Food Market in Hampden. Up to par, down to earth experience driven comfort fo

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2 people

7:00 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American, Comfort Food

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:30 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (410) 997-7000

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    Please contact us with any inquiries regarding our catering services! Email hello@hooplacatering.com You Host. We Work.

  • Neighborhood

    Columbia

  • Parking details

    Plentiful and convenient FREE parking onsite via connected garage in addition to Columbia Mall parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,147 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Baltimore / Maryland

    Most Booked

  • Baltimore Suburbs

    American

  • Baltimore Suburbs

    Most Booked

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food , made appointment and table was ready whenever I arrived food came in good time music wasn’t too loud that we couldn’t hear each other talking server was great I will come back I forgot to take a picture of food but it was good lol
  2. S

    Susabelle

    Phoenix

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our first time at this location. We enjoyed it very much. We sat outside and it was very pleasant. The server was great. We would definitely return.
  3. L

    Lizz

    Baltimore

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    It would have been a 5 star experience if the hostess and our waiter were a smidge more pleasant and welcoming, we were seated in the bar area on a Friday night and it felt as if we were being rushed through the meal and the hostess was certainly not happy to see us, although we had a reservation. The food was delicious though, so there’s that!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    delicious food and cool selections. awesome waiter Asher!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fast and delicious food!
  6. BF

    BarryF

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I already thought the Hampden Food Market was the best restaurant in Baltimore, so I had no trouble deciding to try the Columbia version, and I was not disappointed. The place is lively, energetic, and has the best food anywhere. The service is attentive, courteous, friendly, and efficient. I had the salmon, recommended by my server, and it may be the best I have ever had at a restaurant. This restaurant will succeed because of its substance, and word of mouth will see to it that others find out about it. Loved it!
  7. KC

    KeshaC

    Baltimore

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Restaurant was not that crowded but it looked like only one server was available. Food took extra long to come out. Never had this experience before as I been here several times.
  8. CC

    CaptCodfish

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A very nice dining experience all-in-all. Food, drinks, service top notch.
  9. f

    foodlover91

    Baltimore

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food is amazing! Been for both lunch and dinner. Lots of great options and so, so tasty. The most recent time, we had to wait a while for our food to come out (kitchen was very busy) but totally worth it.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Birthday dinner, excellent food and bonus birthday dessert
  11. CH

    CindyH

    Baltimore

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Fried green tomatoes weren’t as menu described or as I have had before. I was told by a patron the the chef of the evening is given the opportunity to free lance with out mention. First time was better.
  12. AB

    AishaB

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The place is super cute! The food and staff was amazing! Definitely recommend!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food Market was really solid! Good drinks, free popcorn as an appetizer, and the crab cake and lobster mac and cheese was excellent!
  14. S

    Sarah

    Baltimore

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The restaurant is a bit crowded and loud but that would be the only negative things I would have to say. Really great food. Our table got 5 different dishes and we all raves about how good the food is. Server was great too!
  15. P

    Panko

    Baltimore

    254 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    254 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had been to The Food Market in Hampden many times over the years, and always had a great time. This was our first visit to the one in Columbia. We loved it! This place has serious energy, and you can easily see how it would be a big pre-Merriweather Post Pavilion concert hit. The whole restaurant, including the bar and the small lobby area, was buzzing when we got there. We were a foursome, and each of us had a wonderful experience. The food is top-notch: the menu is very creative and whimsical, and the execution by the kitchen staff is sharp. They start you off with a bowl of popcorn treated with parmesan. Delicious. The pours are generous; we had several. As an appetizer, we shared the edamame with cilantro salt and ginger harissa dust. Decent. For entrees, my wife and I had the Baltimore club with handcut fries. The crab cake-shrimp salad-BLT sandwich was perfect, and the fries were tasty and hot (they reminded me of Thrashers' fries). Our friends had the grilled bronzini (she loved it) and the seared duck breast medallions with marsala jus, wild mushrooms, and cauliflower puree (he also loved his dish, although he said it was served too cold). Service was outstanding during the entire three-hour visit (unusual in these frequently understaffed times). Overall, we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, and give The Food Market in Columbia the highest recommendation. Warning: come hungry because a lot of the dishes are on the heavy side.
  16. AB

    AnneB

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Consistently wonderful! Wish there were more outdoor seating, however.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great customer service and ambiance. The venue is on the small side so at times it feels like you’re right on top of folks, but we asked for a different table and they had no problems accommodating. I ordered the “Boring Caesar Salad” with blackened salmon. The salmon was great, it was just way too much lettuce for the Caesar salad. Almost ridiculous. But otherwise, I prefer this location for brunch because it’s trendy, fun, and modern. I’ll be back, but I won’t get the salad.
  18. JR

    JenniferR

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Yummy food, fun cocktails, friendly service, comfortable, hip atmosphere, great value....need I say more.
  19. BW

    BillW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The Short Rib entrée was out of this world! Delicious isn't strong enough a word to describe. The drinks are creative an inspired. I would like them to serve ice water as it was a hot day. Our server was pushy at first but mellowed afterwards. Overall a great experience.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food is excellent and consistent. Large selection of small/med and large plates. Great drink menu also
  21. GG

    GlennG

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience3
    I guess it's a good thing that the restaurant was packed when we were there, but the downside is that noise from all those in our section made it difficult to have a cross table conversation. Kudos, though, to the staff and kitchen for another fine visit to the Columbia site.
  22. H

    Harty

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is different but fantastic. I can't sing praises for this place enough
  23. PF

    PenF

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    This restaurant is tucked away in an area of office blocks, so look at the map for exact location. The food was mediocre, nothing new or innovative here. Drinks were good and included a nice selection of non-alcoholic seasonal lemonades. Service was poor, we had to flag down our server several times for items he forgot to bring and water refills. One and done.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great customer service and food.
  25. A

    Anthony

    Baltimore

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience5
    Food Market is always a great experience. Went for brunch yesterday - food was great - service was very slow. Food took 45+ minutes to arrive - need to always ask for drink refills when server showed up. Hopefully just a bad day because it's such a great place!
  26. RP

    RobertP

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Great concept, and adventurous exploration of food and paired ingredients. Unfortunately the execution was lacking. My fried chicken was hard and fell out of the breading, like it was overcooked. My fried green tomatoes appetizer was thin and soggy. The flavors on both of these were good, but not great. Like they were missing something. My friends shirt rib seemed dry. The actual best thing I ate was the mozzarella sticks. If these dishes were better executed I could see the justification for a slightly higher than average price tag, but I didn't feel what I got was worth the price. I will admit the cocktails were good, I had two. It was also close to record heat outside, and while we ate inside, it felt like the air conditioning wasn't doing enough. My entire table was swating entirely through the 2.5 hours we were seated. I would recommend try for lunch if you're curious. I'm unlikely to go back.
  27. c

    camisake

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A few girlfriends and I met up here for brunch. I’m always surprised when they bring you a little complimentary dish when you’re seated! We all ordered different cocktails and loved them. I was delighted to see cachaça, a Brazilian rum, on the menu. We started with the French toast dippers and then ordered shrimp and grits, Smokey bowl, breakfast tacos, and short rib Benedict. Everything was delicious. Service was fast and friendly.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Little Rock

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was great! It was our first time. Food, service and atmosphere were awesome!
  29. TF

    TheFoodies

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first visit and we will return! The food was creative abd delicious, but the highlight of the evening was being served by Boris, who is the best in Howard County!! Don't skip on the dessert, and if there is a cobbler on the menu, do get it. Somebody's grandma was in the kitchen making last night's fresh peach cobbler and it was exceptional.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved everything about this place. I definitely will be back.
  31. KC

    KeithC

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was really good. You have to try the pretzel with the beer cheese. Tuna was amazing.
  32. s

    shannonc

    Washington DC

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, cocktails & service. ( thank you Sylvia ❤️) we’ll be back!
  33. MK

    MikeK

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a delightful dinner with great service and a wonderful atmosphere. Considering that it is restaurant week the offerings were unique and creative, and delicious!
  34. U

    Unknown

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food was very good; nice to see some different and unique food combinations. Table service was good, but seating was a bit slow considering the small number of guests in the restaurant at the time my party dined. Definitely will go back again.
  35. R

    Ryan

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly recommend coming to the sister location of The Food Market. The aesthetic has a mid century modern look. Service was punctual and knowledgeable. And of course, the food was fantastic. The salt n pepper tuna was perfect for the hot summer day, so light, refreshing and delicious. Had to finish my meal with the half baked blondie. It was so good! Chef Clinton Kopas is doing a great job at this location. Can’t wait to comeback!
  36. L

    Lilly

    Baltimore

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is 2nd time I ate at a Food Market (2 different ones) and I thoroughly enjoyed it both times. The food was excellent and unique prep. I had fish tacos that was DIY, had to take fish off snapper. Great key lime pie. Both tables to the sides of me asked about selections and shared info on theirs. My server was a happy person, seem to be enjoying himself with customers, gave me a better choice on the wine. It was a concert night and whole restaurant was decorated and servers dressed for Jimmy Buffet decor. It was a fun night.
  37. e

    eshfoodie

    Baltimore

    42 reviews

    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love the big selection of unique dishes--all delicious. REally like have plates in three categories: small, medium or large. Our server was outstanding!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    The restaurant had the reservation for 6:45 when it was clearly for 6:15 and acted like they were doing us a favor seating us early. Food portions small for pricing. Cocktail just ok. Waiter was excellent though.
  39. BM

    BarbaraM

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    It took awhile to be seated even with a reservation. They were understaffed. My guest’s chicken Caesar salad was delicious. My grilled chicken wrap was dried out. I think it sat under the lights waiting to be picked up. They very nicely brought a free dessert for the birthday we were celebrating.
  40. c

    chevy325

    Baltimore

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I wanted to have a great dinner after traveling for the past 72 hours. This place didn’t disappoint at all. The staff was super friendly and welcoming. The drinks was had just enough alcohol but not to much. The food (as always) was fresh and great. I was so full that I didn’t have any room for dessert. I’m definitely coming back again soon!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

The Food Market - Columbia is rated 4.7 stars by 1147 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Google Map for The Food Market - Columbia

10480 Little Patuxent Pkwy, Columbia, MD 21044

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Columbia

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:30 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American, Comfort Food

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Plentiful and convenient FREE parking onsite via connected garage in addition to Columbia Mall parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (410) 997-7000

  • Catering

    Please contact us with any inquiries regarding our catering services! Email hello@hooplacatering.com You Host. We Work.

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