The Food Market - Hampden

4.8
4331 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Consistently The Best of Baltimore...The Food Market focuses on brilliant basics, delicious food, and attentive service in a smartly designed industrial-modern space, featuring an open kitchen. Award-winning Chef Chad Gauss’ value-driven menu offers guests a complete dining experience by combining recognizable ingredients with unparalleled technique. The Food Market strives to provide great service in a comfortable environment, where both staff & diners can be themselves.
We invite you to come relax, enjoy, and allow us to do what we do best, for you.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 4331 people are saying
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DavidP
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Decent food and decent service. Didn’t get the note that it was our anniversary, so that was a bit disappointing.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience and food was outstanding! Service was great. Highly recommend for a nice date night.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined outside before heading to a holiday event

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Zarg
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The Food Market has been a favorite for years.. Appetizers were great with standards like the pretzels and buffalo fried tomatoes. The burger we ordered was great with a fantastic presentation.

Had a few let-downs... I was talked into trying the chefs choice street tacos.. Beef with bacon.. I found them much less appealing than their pulled-pork street tacos. Also we ordered the steak frites.. The steak was undercooked, and mealy. The reduction sauce was overly sweet and a overwhelming.

Still a favorite, but a couple of fails on entrees this time around.

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vipJerry
Baltimore
52 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We ordered a bunch of the small plates so that we could try a number of different things. Everything was spectacular. And we really enjoyed being able to share some plates so that we could taste all of the flavors.

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GreggS
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First timers...we like everything about this place!

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vipMJC2
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food is consistently delicious! They do agreat job introducing new dishes while keeping old favorites on the menu.

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SandraS
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was very crowded for Saturday brunch but we were seated immediately and the service was great. All tables received complimentary warm donuts. The food was excellent, especially the fried pickles. Parking was a hassle, though.

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ThatLady
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The bartenders were professional and perfect. Best drink I've had in a long while.

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Rich
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great good , excellent service , perfect evening with friends

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JennaD
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely delicious!! We will be back.

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vipElizabethR
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food is very good, however, it came to the table at room temperature. I ordered the cream of crab and the duck parts, either was hot, but the duck was almost too cold.

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Icecreamkiss
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Had to wait for our table even with reservation because they wouldn’t seat the two of us at at 4 top. Food was nothing special tho I personally liked my shrimp and grits. Very noisy. We were there for Sunday brunch. Maybe other times aren’t so noisy.

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Jackson92
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was attentive but not overwhelming. The menu is small but a great cross-section of chicken, fish and beef with unique preparations. The heath bar crunch bread pudding is THE BEST (more sauce please!).

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Glee
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Celebrated my 60th. Enjoyed prompt service. Warm pretzel bread was very good. Had grilled fish, which was excellent. A little noisy. Some folks may describe the atmosphere as lively. Highly recommended.

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Patrick
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal. This place remains a favorite!

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KEITHL
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding. Was entertaining clients for dinner and we had a blast.

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Miked
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great vibe, great service. Like the menu and vibe at this location better than Columbia

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AsiaS
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

It was a bit packed with there not being a 6 ft distance between tables and guest. Mask were required to enter however when at the tables mask weren’t worn. Only hostess, servers, and cooks work ask to protect themselves.

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TraeMac
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The host was extremely friendly! The drinks were just ok. My server was rushing us and we hardly sat down before she was asking for our order and bringing our check. I would probably elect the other location to see the experience is different.

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Nicflex123
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! The oysters are delicious! The lobster fingers are good but ask for the sauce on the side if you don’t love horseradish.

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ShelbyB
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent! A little loud if you’re thinking you need a quiet, romantic spot but wonderful food and atmosphere.

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Nancy
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fabulous! Very unique menu offerings. The server was helpful with menu suggestions and was very attentive. Would highly recommend.

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vipRich
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Creative food presentation and dynamic ingredients. Had the tuna avocado appetizer, the blackened tuna and the branzini. All were creative and proper amounts of servings .

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vipLMJA
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything from the waitstaff to the kitchen staff that paid attention to dietary restrictions were amazing.

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Ryan
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Never had a bad experience here. The food is always outstanding is always great. Only downside for tonight was that we had at reservation for 7:30 and didn't get seated until 8:00. I understand things are busy, and I'm glad they are, but never received an apology or acknowledgement about having to wait. That was a little frustrating and left a sour taste in my mouth.

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PatrickA
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is superb. The staff was very friendly and nice.

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vipKristin
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, great service!

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MichelleM
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always my meal at Food Market was outstanding. My friend and I went for brunch, and I got the Smokey Bowl and it blew my socks off! Great coffee, and our server was so nice and accommodating!

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CharmaniqueA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been trying to get here for a while now and when I saw a reservation available for 9:45pm, I was hesitant because the restaurant closes at 11. Sometimes, the last seating at a restaurant can feel rushed and the food miss the mark. But, NOT HERE! Our server was very attentive and the food was outstanding. Will be back!!!

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BrooklynK
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sam, Sam and Dan were great bartenders and servers. The food was great.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, and great experience. Highly recommend the roasted beef short ribs and the peaches and herb cocktail!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Food was excellent. Tasted like it was freshly made.

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vipShan
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of a kind atmosphere! Great ambiance! Delicious food! Amazing service!

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RebekahF
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly enjoyed our time here. Everyone was very friendly and helpful. The food was outstanding. We ordered the meatloaf and salmon and both things were out of this world. The mocktails were very refreshing. Wish we lived closer to go more often!

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vipgrazie2
Baltimore
63 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The noise from the kitchen and the noise from the bar and the musical background conspired to make conversation difficult.
The food was extremely rich. Cream was overused in the shrimp and in the mussels.

The salmon and the bronzini were each excellent.

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JamieH
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The smokey bowl is pretty good! We received complimentary donuts as well :)

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SharonR
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went for brunch and the food was fabulous! The noise level was very high though.

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vipJsquared
Baltimore
20 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food on "The Avenue" in Hampden. Eclectic menu. Great Service. Wonderful near by shops.

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FatimaF
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the 1st time, food was excellent! Everything was awesome. For me, the chair was a bit uncomfortable. I will definitely be going back and will ask to be seated on the bench moving forward. I have already referred others. 😊

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from The Food Market - Hampden using the Order Online button. The Food Market - Hampden also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (410) 366-0606.

The Food Market - Hampden is rated 4.8 stars by 4331 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.