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The Food Market - Columbia, Columbia, MD

The Food Market - Columbia

4.7
4.7
1310 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

7:30 PM


Booked 88 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 1,310 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Baltimore / Maryland

    Most Booked

  • Baltimore Suburbs

    Great for brunch

  • Baltimore Suburbs

    Innovative

  • Baltimore Suburbs

    American

  • Baltimore Suburbs

    Most Booked

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  1. A

    Anneliese

    Baltimore

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    This was my fourth trip there. Food was average for the cost. Gumbo was very watery. Appetizer portions notably smaller. Not worth the money we spent.
  2. RJ

    RobertaJ

    Baltimore

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food2service5ambience2
    The music was definitely too loud to have any kind of conversation during the meal without shouting. My crab Benedict was not cold, but definitely not warm, which was hugely disappointing since I paid $26 for it. The best part of the restaurant were the wait staff, including the woman who sat us and the guy who brought out the to-go order at the end of the meal. Also, the free birthday dessert was a nice touch.
  3. e

    eatwell

    Washington DC

    52 reviews

    4.0

    52 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The food was fantastic except dessert which was average.
  4. TE

    TomE

    Philadelphia

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is one of the best places if not the best place to have dinner in the Columbia area. Each time we have been, it has been great and the servers are nice to talk to and help with recommendations and really know the menu. Been here 3 times and has always been a great experience.
  5. NK

    NancyK

    Baltimore

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always love the Food Market. We’ve never had a bad meal there. Just wish it wasn’t so noisy. Loud music on top of a loud crowd is over the top.
  6. DH

    DannyH

    Richmond

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great job!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We love the ambience, the chicken biscuits could have been much better if the hash potatoes and the chicken weren’t too dried, they were way over fried. The poached eggs were perfect!
  8. D

    Downtown14

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Great menu. Delicious food. Had to remind Ben once for drink order. A little cold by the windows. We will be back.
  9. S

    Sharon

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful! I always enjoy myself at this restaurant and the food is always perfect.
  10. CD

    CDunk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time here and was not disappointed. The food and drinks were amazing as well as the atmosphere. Food came out quickly and was absolutely delicious. We sat at the bar section and Brooke took care of us. She was very attentive. Will be back again for sure!
  11. R

    Rocky

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Just a fantastic, exquisitely prepared meal. Contemporary pub feel but with a fine dining "food" experience. Great food, drinks, prices reasonable along with awesome service. Boris our server, was very pleasant, made great recommendations and was very courteous throughout the entire night. Definitely be back and recommend to all our foodie friends.
  12. CK

    CharlieK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome drink selection, aps and main course. Great service and did not my the little higher prices. Well worth it.
  13. C

    Chris

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is incredible! Everything we ordered exceeded our expectations. We took our time and shared several dishes. Great for an occasion with friends.
  14. TM

    TammyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent. Service was on point. The waiter was very good blutvmaking sure our food was times right and we had a great date night. The lobster fingers were perfectly flaky and delicious.
  15. NK

    NoreenK

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Cream of crab soup was among the best I've had. Our group also had Beets by Chad (excellent), Crispy Lobster Fingers (great), and Pat Lafrieda Burger (also great). Street Tacos were good, but I asked for the hot sauce on the side which worked as it was too hot for me. Would have been better with another sauce alternative and more vegetables included, but still good. Servers were quick and friendly, even on a busy Sunday night. Portions were larger that we expected, so leftovers for Monday lunch. We will definitely go again.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We celebrated our anniversary at brunch this morning. We loved the complimentary warm donuts and the ordered French toast dippers. My husband had the Fried Oysters Omelette - the oysters were over fried, but he enjoyed the filling in the omelette. I had the Crab Benedict - it was great. We had the most amiable young server. She was very attentive while juggling at least five other large groups. This is our second time dining here - the other was for dinner. We will be back - we settled on once every two months. But I am dying to try the lobster fingers and cream of crab soup.
  17. MC

    MauriceC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Would definitely recommend to any and everyone about this place I’ve been there 4 times within a 6 month timeframe.
  18. KH

    KathleenH

    Savannah

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was very busy. Definitely would suggest a reservation. With that being said, food was excellent, drinks were delicious, and service was fast and attentive!
  19. JS

    JessS

    Baltimore

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience3
    Food was excellent, service was mediocre, noise level was ridiculously loud.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great experience
  21. NC

    NickC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great food, atmosphere and service! Definitely will return!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great meal
  23. KA

    KevinA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    John Taffer would approve. Every aspect of Food Market is on point. The manager was even helping by bussing tables and serving water, not just standing around or hiding in an office. Service was excellent. Food was amazing. No complaints what so ever.
  24. d

    dave

    Washington DC

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Food. Professional service. Efficient front-of-house. It's truly the top end of restaurants in the Columbia area.
  25. S

    Scott

    Baltimore

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Loved this place. Went for the first time for lunch and I can’t wait to go back to try their dinner menu. Only negatives was my food came out cold and the service was not the greatest but overall it was great. The flavors in the food and drinks were amazing.
  26. ZS

    ZackS

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    excellent food and great service. I highly recommend The Food market.
  27. M

    Mike

    Baltimore

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food in a new location in Columbia. The service was excellent.
  28. D

    Diner1

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent!!!
  29. JS

    JillS17

    Baltimore

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, excellent service and love the ambience. Can’t wait to come back!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Late to seat us even with reservation. Mozzarella sticks were good. Shrimp and grits were uneventful I understand there are a lot of good menu options… just didn’t pick them this time. Onto the next adventure.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Sunday brunch menu does feature many options. The Steak & Eggs were cooked to order and really good! However I must give 4 stars because the grits were bland and that was disappointing.
  32. RM

    RhondaM

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food!! The atmosphere was great too!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Very disappointed with the shrimp and grits dish. The grits were too soupy lack seasoning in a big way.
  34. LH

    LisaH

    Baltimore

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ordered the market fit-tata and papa johntay, both were delicious. Our waiter was attentive. The ambiance is great, will definitely be back soon.
  35. M

    Michelle

    Baltimore

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    Very noisy, so much so that I almost lost my voice from yelling to be heard by my date. The waiter lacked attention to detail. He kept asking to remove the plates before we were done, forgot refills on the complementary popcorn, and was late to our table when we first arrived. The food was good. Probably won't be going back unless I don't want to hold a conversation.
  36. MM

    MichaelM

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    4th time to Columbia. Burger had bacon after asking for none. Came back out rushed and under cooked. Server got busy second half of meal and was not very present. Last couple times it has gone down hill.
  37. CB

    ChristinaB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very nice restaurant. Service and food were very good and prices reasonable! Highly recommend!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience! Would recommend for date night!
  39. D

    Dineoutmom

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    The food was very good. The honey squash and the salt and pepper tuna were the best. Pickle brined friend chicken also tops the list!
  40. SL

    SLB828

    Baltimore

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food4service3ambience4
    Overall, dinner was amazing. The Shrimp Dinner was so flavorful, as was the scallops and the chicken. The only downfall was that the Yellowfin tuna meatballs weren’t as good as the last time we had them. They weren’t crispy this time and we’re too heavily seasoned, so the sauces couldn’t shine. Additionally, the flourless chocolate cake was less than stellar. Our cocktails were great, but our service was only so-so.

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 1310 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 88 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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