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The Food Market - Columbia, Columbia, MD

The Food Market - Columbia

4.6
4.6
1391 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


Booked 84 times today

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 1,391 people are saying

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

NoiseModerate

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  • Baltimore / Maryland

    Most Booked

  • Baltimore Suburbs

    Innovative

  • Baltimore Suburbs

    American

  • Baltimore Suburbs

    Most Booked

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  1. HP

    HeatherP

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed The Food Market for the first time this evening. We started with a cocktail, mocktail, and order of buffalo pickles which did not disappoint. I could have annihilated another order. We also had the street tacos and brined chicken entree. Since we were sharing, our waitress had them split the plate which was an unexpected surprise, it was a lot of food and I'm glad we split it along with the other little/small plates. The combination of flavors were oddly satisfying and the chicken flavor and texture really hit the spot. Lastly the tacos: I'm not sure they can be called street tacos with flour tortillas but if you are just expecting smaller tacos that aren't authentic, they were great. The flavors were good, meat was tender, and they didn't skimp on toppings...they just weren't as memorable as the other items we had. Shout out to Liza who took really good care of us; she has a fab personality and is very good at what she does. We stopped in relatively early (615p) for dinner with reservations and it was comfortable fullish with a few open seats and a low hum but by the time we left it was jam packed -- make reservations.
  2. ET

    EboniT

    Baltimore

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and great service!
  3. JR

    JackR

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    Overcooked rubbery scallops and dry tough short rib. I remember the old days of amazing food here. sad!
  4. VP

    VicPicks

    Baltimore

    33 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    This is my third experience with The Food Market. The first time I ordered several dishes and picked them up to sample at home and was very pleased. The second time my sister asked where I'd like to be taken to dinner and I selected The Food Market - we were both disappointed with the beet salad that seems to be prepared with canned beets. Last night a friend and I went and enjoyed our drinks and everything we ordered - plus the woman who waited on us was delightful! My friend loved her dessert of bread pudding and my blondie was excellent . . . our waiters favorite dessert. The only thing really lacking is comfort. The seats are hard, the interior seems intended to be industrial/stark - which doesn't feel cozy or relaxing. Do try the "Donnybrook" drink. If you're a bourbon drinker you may at first be reluctant to mess up perfectly good Bulliet, but it's a strangely delicious concoction!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This was the best service we have had thus far out of our countless visits. I can’t speak but volumes of our server!!!!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We met another couple there for a Saturday night out. The fried oysters Rockefeller were so amazing we ended up ordering three plates..
  7. KN

    KimNelson

    Dallas

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Lovely experience the food was impeccably delicious.
  8. L

    Lena

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This mis my favorite restaurant in Columbia, Great food and drinks and service as usual!
  9. B

    Berries

    Baltimore

    30 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall4food5service2ambience3
    Third visit to The Food Market. The food is always good, but the service is inordinately slow, from receiving drinks to receiving food. I blame in on staff shortages, as the waiter said the kitchen was backed up wiIt seem to always be the kitchen?th the lunch crowd.
  10. KL

    KarenL

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Good food, but service was a bit slow and a little uneven.
  11. a

    acecilerd

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place never disappoints! We usually get plates to share, we have our favorites and always try something different. Cocktails were amazing! I had something similar to an Old Fashioned, very good. French Fried Onions, yum! Cauliflower dish was excellent, Spicy, Cheesey…..Shrimp, charred Pineapple and pork belly rounded out our shared plates. We ended with the 1/2 baked blonde-so good-the torched marshmallow was amazing.
  12. TM

    TammyM

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service, drinks, food and ambience was wonderful.
  13. CC

    CarolinaC

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great, drinks were good, friendly server.
  14. NJ

    NekoJ

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is always excellent and the service couldn’t be better!
  15. k

    keyontag

    Washington DC

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service and delicious food
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great food, great service, great times
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Overall great experience, our serve was amazing and so were some of the other staff. I almost left due to one of the front desk lady being rude but glad I didn’t. My friends and really enjoyed ourselves and the food and drinks were amazing.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    The lobster Mac was so salty it gave me a headache. My friend and I both felt ill after dining in. We asked for broccolini in place of the salty lobster Mac and it came to the table charred, overcooked, dry and only 2 pieces. The manager came over and apologized but didn’t at all attempt to rectify the bill. I won’t be returning and i won’t recommend.
  19. K

    Kema333

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food! I got the catfish sandwich and Parmesan fries
  20. L

    Liz311

    Atlanta

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    It was a a great lunch date with a friend on a Friday afternoon. The hostess seated me quickly and menus were provided immediately so I could peruse while waiting for my friend and waitress. It was also restaurant week so, score! Our waitress was great, it was busy so it did take her a bit longer to come take our orders. We got the Gucci lemonade, the steakhouse veggie roll and the falafel dish from the restaurant week menu. Everything was flavorful and came pretty quickly. The veggie roll was a surprise since we did not expect it to be in rice paper. But it was a fun and creative take on a spring roll if you like blue cheese and bacon! The lemonade was a bit sweet at first but my tastebuds got used to it. I think the tart really helped the sweet and before I knew it, both me and my friend’s drinks were finished! The falafel dish was great. A variety of textures, fantastic medley of flavors and just the right amount of food to be satisfied and not overly full. We did not have room for dessert this meal but from a past visit , their dirt cup is pretty good and nostalgic of childhood.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I always have a great experience at Food Market. So happy this restaurant is near me!
  22. SO

    SpoiledOne

    Baltimore

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love this place!!! The food is amazing and the service was top notch.
  23. CM

    CarleyM

    Baltimore

    21 reviews

    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Went for Restaurant Week lunch and it was tasty, but I was a little underwhelmed compared to when I've eaten there at other points in time. Super busy space.
  24. L

    Linda

    Baltimore

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful dining experience! Great place to celebrate with family and friends. All the small plates we ordered were very tasty.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Really great laid back atmosphere and vibe. They played some great music the entire time which made our dining experience even more enjoyable. Our service was great and food/drinks were good but a bit on the pricey side but overall my friends and I enjoyed it and would definitely go back. They have so much on the menu so we’re looking forward to returning.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Arrived an unexpectedly were seated near the door…which was a bit nippy on one side (closer to the windows was not as cold). But overall all of the food was AMAZING
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome. Food was great and came out fast!
  28. KE

    KEEko

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall2food3service4ambience1
    The restaurant was extremely busy so we got seated in the bar area which would have been fun if they were capable of keeping the front door closed so we kept getting blasted with cold air. We finally asked to be moved and the hostess seemed annoyed by our request. It was super unfortunate. The bathrooms were also fairly dirty but the overall service from our server was great!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service overall… from the hostess to the waiter. I also had apple cider and it was delicious!
  30. SW

    ShayW

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my second time there and I was happy with our food choices.
  31. s

    shosh

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great salad and great service!
  32. K

    Kayla

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food is so amazing. You want everything on the menu!
  33. CA

    CANDACE

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brunch was excellent!!Will be back soon!!.........
  34. AY

    AmyYas

    Baltimore

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food4service4ambience3
    Great food and cocktails. They were very crowded and I expected to wait a long time for food but it was a normal wait time. Our server, Justice, was so friendly and helpful. I look forward to going back soon. I do recommend a reservation.
  35. PA

    PriyaA

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed brunch with friends. Would definitely go back.
  36. s

    sarah

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    Came here for a birthday brunch and while the food was fantastic, the service was certainly lacking. I’m not sure if it was a staffing issue, because our server was also the only person working the bar… but we went a solid 30 mins or more without anyone checking on us and eventually walked to the bar ourselves to get another round of drinks. After that we thought the server would make more of an effort to check in on us, but that didn’t happen and we had to try several times before finally getting her attention. Again, great food and great atmosphere… but if you’re looking for good service and a boozy brunch where the drinks keep flowing this might not be your spot.
  37. JR

    JamesR

    Caribbean

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Delicious cocktails and interesting offerings. A little louder than I prefer but didn’t detract from a delicious dinner with family.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    my boyfriend and i’s favoriteeeeeee restaurant. the food is so good and the drinks are amazing. the short rib and the 1/2 baked blonde are my go to’s. 10/10, will always recommend.
  39. JH

    JimH

    Baltimore

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    No better food in the surrounding area than The Food Market . Period.
  40. JM

    JessicaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unbelievable meal! Every single item we ordered was absolutely delicious and our waitress was wonderful! Cannot wait to go back 🎉

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 4.6 stars by 1391 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


Booked 84 times today
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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