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The Food Market - Hampden, Baltimore, MD

The Food Market - Hampden

4.7
4.7
5179 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.

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2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 32 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Contemporary American
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 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) 366-0606
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Chef Chad Gauss
  • Catering
    Please contact us with any inquiries regarding our catering services! <br /><br />Email hello&#64;hooplacatering.com <br /><br />You Host. We Work.
  • Private party facilities
    Come enjoy the tasty and playful cuisine of award winning and nationally recognized chef Chad Gauss in our behind-the-scenes Private Kitchen.theprivatekitchen@thefoodmarketbaltimore.com
  • Neighborhood
    Hampden
  • Cross street
    The Avenue, W 36th St
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 5,179 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

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

NoiseModerate

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  • Baltimore / Maryland

    Most Booked

  • Baltimore

    Innovative

  • Baltimore

    Hot spot

  • Baltimore

    American

  • Baltimore

    Most Booked

5,179 Reviews
  1. CarolC

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From seating to having water immediately, to our server Corey (sp) because very informed about the menu and giving her recommendations, to the food being absolutely DELISH, this was an amazing dining experience!! I will be back!!

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  2. NatalieJ

    Baltimore

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is delicious, while a little pricey, they make up with fantastically huge portion sizes. Service is a little slow, but the serve staff is genuinely friendly and happy, which helps make for an overall good dining experience.

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  3. LarryE

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was outstanding. We appreciate the variety of the menu. Drinks were great!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was good but not WOW. Service was ok but crowded so the server next to us was in my space serving the table adjacent. Our waiter was nice but some other wait staff was rude when we needed an extra napkin. Overall just ok.

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  5. AdrienneR

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The complimentary popcorn they give you is SO good. The drinks were amazing too. I ordered the fried oysters and they were not good at all. I could only manage to eat two of them. My sister ordered the wings and they weren’t good either. The service was good.

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  6. BusyPcolaMom

    Tallahassee

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service were excellent. My only complaint is that our 2-top table was sandwiched in between two other 2-tops, and I felt like I was eating with four others. I understand that’s a normal table configuration in similiar restaurants, but it’s not conducive to private conversations. Five stars all around regardless.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Another 10/0 visit to this resturant. The French toast stick were amazing. Shrimp and grits were flavorful

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was awesome! Loved the noise and music!

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  9. SherryC

    Baltimore

    32 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    I love the Food Market . It is my favorite restaurant. We go there often. Last night’s experience was not the norm, luckily. The food was really good, but the service was just not rocking it last night. Our entrées were delivered before one of our appetizers, and another appetizer never arrived. One of the appetizers we got we didn’t finish, so we asked for a box for leftovers. The runner said he would take care of it, picked up the plate, picked up one of our soup bowls that had been finished and promptly plopped the soup bowl on top of the remaining appetizer as he carried it back to the kitchen and of course, never showed up with a box of leftovers. When we told our server about it, he handled it really well and ended up having another order of the appetizer placed and boxed for us to take home, and was very apologetic about the appetizer that never made an appearance to the table. The service we have come to enjoy and expect from the Food Market was definitely missing, hoping it was just an off night.

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  10. wsch

    Baltimore

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Good food, excellent and friendly service. The too-loud music on top of the shouted conversation around us made it difficult to hear my friend's voice. Turn down/off the music! I would only return during a less-busy day and time.

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  11. marthah

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was delicious extremely loud hard to talk to the people you’re with. Put on Open Table. It was a birthday celebration and that was not acknowledged.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a great time last night! I want to come back and just get appetizers there s much I want to try.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    120 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    120 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Quick lunch visit. Promptly seated upon arrival. Tasty salmon blt and soup. Good service. Only criticism—place was freezing.

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  14. Julie

    Baltimore

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lots of menu options, food was fantastic! Service was friendly and efficient. Really great evening..will return soon!

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was tasty and portion sizes were great. That being said I think it’s our last trip here, firstly due to the noise level. It’s always so loud you can’t hear people across the table from you. I don’t know why they can’t improve the acoustics in here. Second, the floor was absolutely slicked with what felt like oil. It was dangerous to walk on and made it feel like they didn’t clean the place well.

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  16. Daisy

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great and Bramdy was exceptional.. Wish we lived closer because we would definitely go back.

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  17. ADM126

    Baltimore

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Never a bad experience here. The food came out immediately and delicious. Service was great. We had 5pm reservations and it wasn’t crowded at all.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service. I have been here before and it never disappoints.

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  19. CorlissW

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Jennifer was a great server. The pork belly and salt & pepper tuna are to die for!!! If you’re feeling crazy, finish off with the heath bread pudding.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience!! We ordered the lobster strips, empanadas, sticky ribs, and the crab meatball spaghetti. Everything was yum! And the service was great!

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Very accommodating with our reservation and let us sit 30 min early. Apps and small plates came out quick and food was good. Waited an hour for the entree and waiter finally came up and asked if we wanted the check. When we said we were waiting on the entree she said they don’t bring it out until the small plates are gone which we thought was weird cause it took an hour to ask if we were done. Waitress said she should have told her we were done with the small plates. She finally brought out entrees which were ones we didn’t even order which makes us think she never put it in from the original order. We asked for the check and left after that.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great experience here. Staff is so upbeat and helpful and kind. My daughter has a severe milk allergy and is always able to enjoy an amazing meal here safely. Thank you everyone at Food Market! ❤️

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  23. Erica

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Literally my favorite restaurant in Baltimore right now. The menu is amazing, the vibes are great and the service is always top tier.

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  24. JoyceL

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Really nice experience at The Food Market. Our server, Karoline, was friendly and helpful. The food was delicious, especially the fried pickles and tuna. A bit noisy, but not intrusive. Will be back soon!

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  25. PTJPTJ

    San Francisco

    496 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    496 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    The service was attentive. The food was above average but not superb. I had burrata with asparagus followed by onion rings. The latter was quite innovative, essentially their take on onion soup with onion rings. I had the “dirt” dessert. My one complaint is that it’s extremely loud, even on a not-full Tuesday night.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I celebrated my birthday at The Food Market and their short rib is UNMATCHED! The lobster fingers were a big hit as well overall my food was delicious. The drinks were good and the customer service was great!

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Me and my fiancé had a lovely time the food was amazing. If u go try the cheesesteak steam buns 😉but the mood was nice and it was very romantic

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  28. Robin

    Richmond

    23 reviews

    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    I would recommend the Food Market to others, but not the best match for us. The noise level was way too high, making it difficult to have a conversation or hear our server. I guess others may consider this an energetic vibe, but very disruptive for us. Our server was wonderful! She was cheerful, attentive and knowledgeable. The hostess was welcoming as well. The food was creative and tasty but the fat content was over the top. We couldn't finish our entrees, not because of portion size (which was perfect) but because of richness. The taste of the food was interesting, complex and delicious. We started by sharing the octopus appetizer recommended by our server. It was tender and grilled to perfection. For entrees we had duck lo mien and scallops with pea risotto. Both dishes were beautifully presented and we enjoyed the uniqueness of the preparation and combination of flavors. Overall, an enjoyable meal but too heavy for our tastes.

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  29. TonyB

    New York City

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Drinks and entree were meh. Lobsters fingers were great

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  30. 98Greyhound

    Baltimore

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Took my kids and we enjoyed ordering a bunch of apps! We all had a great time eating and chatting. Loud but energetic atmosphere! Food and service was great!

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  31. SheenaJ

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Wonderful experience just to over crowded. They should remove 2 or 3 tables so people can sit comfortably

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  32. BethP

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food, great service. I enjoyed the 90's music playlist. Only suggestion would be to have more eco friendly to go boxes.

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  33. BridgetC

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great brunch menu with lots of options. Crab Benedict was particularly good.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    It’s good for dinner, not as good for lunch and also is expensive

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  35. KatieM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    We loved THE FOOD MARKET! The different flavors of our meals were excellent! We purchased the garlic shrimp with toast points and the beef empanadas which were amazing. For our meals we ordered the halibut, the beef short rib, and the duck lo mein. The food was outstanding. We did think they were a bit overpriced. The seating could be better. Everyone shares one long booth. So you are VERY close to other tables. Like too close. Having to squeeze out to even get up. But we made a reservation and were seated right away. The food was excellent and we will be going back!

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  36. Asia

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    i made a reservation for 9 despite waiting for 20 mins the food and drinks were really good. me and my friends enjoyed ourselves!

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was very good . The atmosphere was pretty quiet and the people were friendly .

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  38. StarrP

    Baltimore

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Arrived a little before my reservation. Was able to be seated. Window seat with nice view. Food was tasty and timely

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Food Market never disappoints! We seem to always order all appetizers and share. The spicy, cheesy, herby, creamy, windy, garlicky shrimp and the fried oysters are must haves. The street cauliflower is another favorite and the crab jalapeño rangoons were a new and delicious discovery. Server was friendly and a nice Albariño was reasonably priced and the perfect addition. We are hosting a Japanese exchange student and The Food Market was our choice for introducing her to an excellent variety of outstanding American food. She loved everything!

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  40. KeriC

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service was great; our reservation began at 5:15 PM however we got in a bit early and they seated us at 5 PM. Our server was very attentive throughout the evening. Our food came out so quickly, we were so surprised. Overall food was great and was an enjoyable evening.

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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 4.7 stars by 5179 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 32 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The Food Market - Hampden

1017 W. 36th St, Baltimore, MD 21211

Additional information

  • Cross street
    The Avenue, W 36th St
  • Neighborhood
    Hampden
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 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
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Contemporary American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Chef Chad Gauss
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (410) 366-0606
  • Catering
    Please contact us with any inquiries regarding our catering services! <br /><br />Email hello&#64;hooplacatering.com <br /><br />You Host. We Work.
  • Private party facilities
    Come enjoy the tasty and playful cuisine of award winning and nationally recognized chef Chad Gauss in our behind-the-scenes Private Kitchen.theprivatekitchen@thefoodmarketbaltimore.com
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