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The Food Market - Columbia, Columbia, MD

The Food Market - Columbia

4.7
4.7
1083 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 64 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 1,083 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

    Fit for Foodies

  • Baltimore Suburbs

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  • Baltimore Suburbs

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Our first time here and it was SO amazing. Drinks, food, atmosphere was all great.
  2. LL

    LauraL

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Best dish we got was the pretzel with cheese fondue. Husband got burger but it didn’t have much taste. Fries were limp and not hot. Mozzarella sticks were good but not enough tomato sauce to eat with them. Asked for more but it never came. Shrimp on skewer didn’t have much taste to it. The waitress we had was excellent.
  3. NK

    NicoleK

    Baltimore

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Delicious as always. One of our favorite date night spots.
  4. BR

    BeverlyR

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    I had the Monte Cristo and it was delicious. Would definitely go back.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Average this time. First time it was amazing, next time was ok this time it was not hitting for us this time around. Food quality was not the same. Waitress Maidson was the best. Her service was top notch.
  6. J

    2Jeudys

    Baltimore

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Attended Sunday Brunch - 4th of July weekend. The ambiance was nice. There were a few large parties and the wait and kitchen staff struggled to keep up. As a result, the food tasted mediocre and cold. Our waitress was nice but distracted. The server was too; he served us someone else's cheesesteak and egg Benedict. We'd ordered turkey tacos and the Arthur breakfast...I think that's the name of it. Anyway, we'll eventually check it out again when it's less busy; maybe they will earn more stars, maybe not.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff was friendly and the food was very good. They even gave us a free dessert since it was our anniversary. Highly recommend going to Food Market.
  8. t

    timmay2

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another great night at the Food Market. Brendan our server was great - we weren’t in a hurry so he took it slow while being attentive. Food (street tacos, fried oysters, empanada and lobster fingers) were all delicious.
  9. SE

    StevenE

    Oxford

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Always good dinners. Superb service from Boris our server. Make a reservation. After a half dozen meals under our belts ready for more.
  10. A

    Andrew

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was amazing, our waiter was kind and helpful. I have only good things to say about the experience and can’t wait to go back!
  11. TM

    TammyM

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Drinks were top notch, food was good as always and service was all around great. Shared several items as we wanted a little of everything. Had to get to go boxes because our eyes were bigger than our stomachs and we HAD to have dessert. Key lime pie was so good.
  12. NL

    NLRT

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The front desk hostesses were very friendly! Our server Asher was very attentive without hovering which was appreciated. We had the mozzarella sticks, French toast dippers, the Monte Cristo and the star of the meal - the cream of crab soup which was the best I've had in a long time.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was incredible. Food was spot on and so were the drinks. Love coming here because the preparations are so different for someone who cooks a lot. I come here because I get stuff I wouldn't make at home. Love this place
  14. DN

    DNX2

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food. Had bacon bao bun, grilled octopus, fried green tomatoes with crab, & duck with wild mushrooms & cauliflower purée. All was perfectly seasoned.
  15. SR

    SusanR

    Baltimore

    121 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    121 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Too noisy inside to enjoy conversation. Food and service were fine. The setting, however, infringed on ability to enjoy.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place
  18. CA

    ChristinaA

    Pittsburgh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service. Loved the pretzel and bier cheese appetizer, shrimp, Brussels sprouts, and the sea bass entree.
  19. K

    Katie

    Baltimore

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious and well worth the price! I got the Roasted Brussel Ceasars salad and fried chicken. The portions are large and there will easily be enough for 2 meals.
  20. S

    Sheila

    Baltimore

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server, Jeffrey, was great, putting up w/ 4 friends who haven't seen each other is a long time.
  21. A

    Akbjh

    Baltimore

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a good meal and the cocktails really deliver not like some places where you wonder if it actually contains alcohol
  22. CW

    CurtisW

    Baltimore

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Hostess and wait staff were great. Food was good. The grits on the shrimp and grits were a bit watery. Drinks were decent.
  23. MM

    MarsM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Asher was our server, he was AMAZING and made our experience incredible will highly recommend this place to all my friends which I already do!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place never disappoints the food is fabulous service was amazing.
  25. AB

    AB123

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Everything was great- food, service, & drinks- they were very accommodating. It was a bit noisy in the restaurant.
  26. JK

    JusKit

    London

    48 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    I love the ambience of this restaurant. Such a great vibe. They also do not rush you through your meal. The donut holes on the table were great. I had the grits shrimp and andouille sausage. My first plate contained a very long blonde hair that was not mine. The waiter apologized profusely and sent it back and I received another order. Overall the dish was OK. The grits were a little runny to my taste. Also my friend wanted to customize her off order a bit and the restaurant could not accommodate. The waiter was fantastic very friendly and nice. However I was disappointed that although they apologized for having a hair in my food; A dessert and or drink offering would have been greatly appreciated. This is my third time to this restaurant twice for lunch once for brunch and once for dinner. The food is average. It’s the ambience, wait staff and location that is very appealing. The quality of the food needs to be kicked up a notch for me to keep coming back.
  27. EK

    EvaKM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brendan was excellent. Always checking on us. We saw Morgan, who we had last time and she was so nice and greeted and checked on us as well. Food was amazing. We ordered new things on the menu and loved it.
  28. k

    knight

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience3
    Don't come here expecting the food to taste like the O.G. location in Baltimore. Long way to go to be on par food wise. Great digs though.
  29. L

    Lime617

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The food was delicious. We had some small plates and appetizers to share and then each tried a dessert. The empanada was a favorite as was the heath bar bread pudding!
  30. SC

    SamanthaC

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food & service!
  31. JC

    JohnC

    Baltimore

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and a nice relaxing lunch. Food Market is always on point
  32. NK

    NinoK

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and cocktails were amazing! Great ambience and vibe from the staff.
  33. AE

    AmandaE

    Washington DC

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Gosh do we love this place but man do we hate the seating. We keep coming back to celebrate achievements big and small and the food never disappoints. Hot honey Brussel sprouts? DIVINE! Steak Frites, Fried Chicken, Shrimp bread and the big ol’ mozzarella sticks can’t be beat. The service was excellent. Thanks for a great night out.
  34. RM

    RMB20

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great ambiance although the music is a little loud in the bar area. Wide range of entrees to choose from including great shareable small plates! The staff is top notch.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I appreciate this place a lot. Not only was the food excellent we even got a chance to speak with the chef. It was just 4 of us but you would think it was 10 of us as much food as we ordered. Every single item we ordered was amazing. This will be a birthday my wife will definitely remember. Thanks for everything.
  36. MG

    MaryG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food. Balanced fun menu. Generous portions. There was no handicap ramp available as of late June. It is being built now.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Really good experience overall, the food was great. Chill atmosphere, upbeat.
  38. K

    Kris

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything we tried was delicious. Well thought-out flavor combinations. Nicely presented. Strong wine list - and affordable. Liked the local beer selections. Cocktails looked interesting but we did not have. Service was excellent and we were not rushed out, which was nice. We felt it was an excellent value.
  39. CP

    CatherineP

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great service, just not handicap accessible. Food was amazing, the staff was incredible but again, not handicap accessible. Handicap parking is far away, and no ramps.
  40. T

    Teri

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    The food was fantastic. The Bao Buns with caramelized bacon were outstanding. The service could have been a bit more prompt but it was prime dinner hour so it was still fine. My only complaint was the music was a bit too loud and it was difficult to hear the other people in the party. Otherwise a very pleasant dining experience.

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 1083 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 64 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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