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The Food Market - Hampden, Baltimore, MD
The Food Market - Hampden, Baltimore, MD
The Food Market - Hampden, Baltimore, MD
The Food Market - Hampden, Baltimore, MD
The Food Market - Hampden, Baltimore, MD

The Food Market - Hampden

4.7
4.7
5083 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

7:00 PM


Booked 74 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 Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 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 5,083 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
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Baltimore / Maryland

    Hot spot

  • Baltimore / Maryland

    Most Booked

  • Baltimore

    Innovative

  • Baltimore

    Hot spot

  • Baltimore

    American

  • Baltimore

    Most Booked

5,083 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Once again, this place delivered! Awesome food, great selection, fast and attentive service. Good vibe. Really appreciate the valet parking! Highly recommend.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What an amazing find! We are in town on business and we’re so impressed with every aspect of this place. The food is absolutely delicious. The service was top notch. Jennifer was on point with recommendations and timing. She was an absolute joy to cut up with. Great personality and super sweet. The ambiance was nice, clientele was pleasant and the music gave the place a good vibe. We plan to return tomorrow with friends!

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  3. Jnorts

    Baltimore

    86 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    86 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the menu. Had the Monti Cristo and it was a good adventure in eating. Our waitress was very helpful and we lol to return soon again.

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  4. DoubleH

    Baltimore

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything on the menu is delicious. Some favorites are the soft pretzels, empanadas, cheesesteak bao, street tacos. You can’t go wrong!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was really good but it was just a little crowded the mocktails were definitely my favorite.

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  6. JacqualineP

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was exceptional. The floors are slippery and the tables are very close together so be mindful of that. The food is pricey and the portions are small for the price. They make up for it with exceptional flavor. If there was more space between tables so I could actually talk to the person next to me and hear each other, I think the experience would be a 10/10.

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  7. Shedinesaround

    Baltimore

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    This is a crowded, high energy place! Not for a quiet romantic dinner but delicious food and good drinks. Service a bit uneven but probably due to over-capacity crowd (ie waiting for tables despite reservations). I would recommend a weeknight!

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  8. JessicaM

    Houston

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The atmosphere was fun and the service great. However the food left much to be desired. I think everything we ate was undercooked (hard veggies etc) and the sea bass was actually raw in the middle. The flavor profiles were good, though.

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  9. ALfromMKE

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a great experience! And apparently what you consider small plates in Baltimore is different than where we come from (we were visiting from out of town). The portions were so generous and so fun to try many different items between the both of us. The soft pretzel, shrimp and brussel sprouts were among the favorites. Be brave. Try new things! This is the place to do it. Everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves and the servers were very welcoming and attentive. Thanks for a wonderful evening!

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  10. GeoffC

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service. Short wait for a table, but it was ok. Valet parking should be complimentary.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Everything we tried was fantastic. Street cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, Rangoon, and several more small plates. A little loud but otherwise incredible.

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  12. ToddW

    Salt Lake City

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was great, the the food was absolutely delicious. Everything we ordered was delicious, most notable was the Lunar Eclipse drink, Sea Bass and OMG, the Bread Pudding. We WILL be back!!

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always good. Not much more to say. A little pricey but never disappoints. It’s ok to pay for an enjoyable experience with good food walking away satisfied.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    West Palm Beach

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always love lunch at the Food Market! I tried the salad w chicken and fried green tomatoes today. It was a little overdressed but very tasty! My husband had to have the duck and waffles again.

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  15. MikelaT

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My experience here was okay overall. We made a reservation during their happy hour time frame and had looked at the menu online beforehand. When we arrived they told us that happy hour was only served at the bar which was totally full. I wish that detail had been stated online as there was no indication that happy hour was bar only. The service and ambiance were good, but the food was okay. The triple fried wings were not crispy. The burger was just average. The caesar salad was good though.

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  16. BrianaS

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Met a girlfriend for lunch and everything was great.

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  17. joshm

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went here last night for my wife's birthday. Got the Brussel sprout appetizer,steak frites for main and a blondie sundae for dessert. Excellent meal.One of my favorite restaurants in Baltimore. Service was great. Not intrusive and everything was timed perfectly. The blondie dessert was one of my top desserts of all time. Looking forward to our next visit.

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  18. dianeo

    Baltimore

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was marvelous!! Menu with great choices. Great service. Lively on noisier side . Must go!!

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing!!! I had a wonderful time celebrating my birthday.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We showed up promptly at 7pm for our reservation and weren’t seated. After waiting 30 minutes for a table to become available, we gave up and informed them we were leaving to eat somewhere else. They blamed their turnover problems on restaurant week and I get a notification from OpenTable that we’re no shows from the restaurant. Very disappointed. I used to frequent this place in the past, but won’t be back.

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  21. MarkK

    Baltimore

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Computers went down. Waited for 1 hour 15 for entree and no one communicated this to us. My entree for Restaurant Week (mixed grill) was extremely overcooked and dry. Food is usually excellent but this trip was really disappointing and service seemed uninterested

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  22. Jennick

    Baltimore

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Unfortunately, not the best food this time. We opted for the restaurant week menu. My friend ordered the pork chop, which was cloyingly sweet. She had to send it back. I ordered the Rockfish souvlaki. It was fairly tasteless and dry. I had to ask for extra sauce. The whoopie pie dessert was awful. The only thing that was good was the collard croquettes. They were really delicious. Our server was also really wonderful. Perfect amount of attention and very responsive to our issues.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious and we were seated and served quickly. I would totally recommend. This restaurant is also family friendly.

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  24. Kgav

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was excellent! Amish pretzels were either overdone or microwaved. They were chewy not soft. Papa Johntay was awesome - eggs soft and flatbread was pillowy. Breakfast potatoes were dry so we didn’t bother eating them. Wavy fries were great. My husband’s sandwich was OK. Don’t recall the name. Drinks were good.

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  25. AmyW

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We enjoyed our night out at the Food Market. Our server Jennifer was amazing-she never left us waiting for anything. The bartenders are patient and kind and despite the bar being busy, they were attentive and on top of their game. The food was delicious. The tables are very close together and it does tend to get quite loud.

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  26. JohnH

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great menu concept..little small and big...something for everyone in each category. Overall very nice food with some outstanding flavors. No gluten free options listed. Can be very noisy.

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  27. LizH

    Oklahoma City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious and fun food. Drinks good too. cool that the kitchen was open as well. Liked the artwork on the walls ad well.

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  28. Layla2389

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything we tried was delicious. Service was fast. Restaurant was fully packed on a Friday night, so quite loud.

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  29. LuluK

    Baltimore

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always the food is so good and creatively curated. Last night was particularly nice. Our waitress was amazing. Cheery and bright. It looked like she had a shadow and was training someone. She noticed that my cocktail was sweating on the wood table and unobtrusively slipped some cocktail napkins under the glass. Then I saw her notice that a just bussed table was wobbly. She quickly sliupped a shim under the base to make it stable agin. I wish I had gotten her name to give her a shout out but I did not.

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  30. DizzyD

    Baltimore

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was great ! The coffee not so much. The cream was bad and would have liked some kind of management touching tables .

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  31. AndreaSr

    New York City

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Jennifer is a fantastic server! She is so friendly and provided excellent service. The Chad’s beets app is a must! The tuna entree was delicious and cooked to perfection. It was so hard to choose a dessert because they all look so good but the heathbar bread pudding was the winner! I look forward to visiting Baltimore to dine at the Food Market!

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  32. MarciaG

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We appreciate a creative menu and a server who was knowledgeable about the menu and enthusiastic about the food. Nice atmosphere and decent portions. We look forward to returning

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was ok. Steak Sandwich did not have much meat so that was disappointing.

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  34. JulieV

    Baltimore

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Still a fabulous restaurant! Haven't been in a few years and was so glad to see that it hasn't changed. Great food, great service, great atmosphere.

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  35. RobertE

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Very happy with our food selections. Must try the Tuna

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  36. AdriannaU

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding. The place had a lot of character and ambiance, and food was amazing. Deserts especially. Had heath bread pudding and it was out of this world.

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  37. BmoreDiner

    Baltimore

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our dinner was so delicious we all woke up this morning, still talking about it. Everything was outstanding. Looking forward to our next meal at The Food Market!

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service! Had many of the small plates and they were all delicious!

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  39. DW21

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Waiter was outstanding, thoughtful and helpful. Food was unique and well prepared. Overall an outstanding experience.

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  40. HaroldO

    Miami

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    The appetiser was very good but the main meal was not half as good. The pasta was sweet (sugar sweet) and my pallete is not used to sugar in pasta.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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 5083 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 74 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 Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 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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