The Food Market

4.7
3236 reviews
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$30 and under
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Constantly 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. Located on the Avenue in Hampden, and open every night, The Food Market serves brunch on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 9am – 3pm. Dinner is served on Sunday from 4pm- 10pm, Monday – Thursday from 5pm – 10pm, Friday 5pm - 11pm, & Saturday from 4pm - 11pm. Valet-Parking provided at no cost, nightly during dinner service, starting at the beginning of dinner service.
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Baltimore
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Most of the food was good. Sea bass was over cooked and apple pir empanadas were still frozen on the inside. Would go back but would order other items.

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CJ
Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Too loud for us. But otherwise, all went well. Service and food were especially good. We arrived early and were kindly seated in spite of the place being packed.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Highly recommend. Everything we ate was absolutely delicious.

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JM
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a delight! Great food and service. They are also wonderful w/dietary restrictions.

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w
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it as usual!

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DB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time here, came the weekend after Valentine’s Day made a reservation in advanced and got sat right away. The food was amazing, we enjoyed ourselves very much. Looking forward to coming back and try different menu items!

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BW
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 1

A diner trying to be an upscale restaurant. Too noisy

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AC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was excellent, the food came to the table quickly. We went for brunch, and everything was delicious! We will definitely be coming back!

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OT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Family Valentine’s Brunch with my wife and 2yr old. Always an excellent experience here!

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m
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Food Market is our first choice when friends visit from out-of-town! Never disappoints.

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B
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

For a special occasion, the food market is a great spot. Our server was attentive but not intrusive. She brought me samples of wines when I couldn't decide which was unexpected and appreciated. The food was fantastic. We will go again.

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b
Cleveland
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everyone in Baltimore my daughter and I come to enjoy your fabulous food and cocktails.
Honestly the only thing we don’t like is when you are against the walls and others can hear your conversation
We try to come st 5 before it gets too busy. Sending friends there next month.
Love it.

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T
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasure..... Five stars!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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CJ
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

My partner and I really enjoyed our Valentine’s Day experience! We had the best waiter. I’m sad I can’t think of his name, but he was so professional, friendly, and knowledgeable about the menu. The food was delicious, and the drinks though a little overpriced did the job. We will be dining their again...

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KW
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent, as was the service. Fun Valentine's Day dinner!

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OT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful!!

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EB
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our food was excellent and so was the service. It was a little pricey but expected for the quality of the food.

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OT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

One of my favorite places to go out and eat with my significant other, although on this night (Valentine’s Day), they seemed to be very quick to get you out of the restaurant. The food is always exceptional, although the portions for some of the higher marked items can be a bit below par, landing you a few dollars more expensive than at other restaurant with similar quality items.

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q
Baltimore
17 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The food is always great here, have not had a bad meal, however, many of the dishes are very salty. The ambiance is only fair in that it is usually busy which means it can be very noisy, and the seating is hard and uncomfortable for any length of time. Our server, Jermaine was excellent, efficient, personable, and enthusiastic!

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r
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent, the wait staff was nice, but the price was a little high. Overall it was worth it.

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FC
Baltimore
60 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Go for dinner, and if y9ou want to hear your friends, go before 7 PM when the noise starts getting crazy. Dinner menu is imaginative and satisfying, brunch not so much: good names but food that doesn't match up to it

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OT
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great brunch

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OT
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Four of us had brunch last weekend. Everyone enjoyed their food and drinks.

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k
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food came out quick and was delicious

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AC
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everytime I come, I try something different and it's always amazing. One of my favorite restaurants without a doubt.

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M
Baltimore
31 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

There is not one dish that isn’t fun, creative, and delicious! And who’s idea was it to put onion rings on top of French onion soup and turn it into an appetizer?! Genius!! Love this place!

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant I’ve ever been to, hands-down.

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OT
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We came for brunch and the service was great, waitress kept coffee refreshed and was very attentive.

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OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Love this place.
Bring back the shaved Brussel sprout and kale Cesar salad!!!!!!

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OT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent meal with perfect size portions. A little noisy, but that was expected. Will go back!

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EH
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Amazing. This place never disappoints! Creative food, tastes amazing, great atmosphere, and always a great experience!

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K
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was exceptional and the food fabulous. Fun and boisterous location but not too noisy. We had the short ribs, the duck confit, and the steak frittes. The short ribs won the meal with the duck confit a close second. The steak wasn't bad but it was out shone by the other dishes. The server knew her business and didn't hover or ignore us, just the right amount of attention and she had a good sense of humor. A pleasant evening all around.

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w
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service, friendly staff. Worth the money.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

great ingredients, well prepared, nice cocktail wine and beer list
Easy atmosphere

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MF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Reservation made weeks in advance...waited 42 minutes to be seated. 3 hostesses..All they could do was look outside the tan curtain and look in the back 20 times and do nothing!..completely ignored the two dirty empty tables to help bus or clean them promptly. Food was average..not hot like it was sitting a while. Coffee was good. Won't be returning. We almost left and went to Cafe Hon across the street. Probably should have.

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Miami
2 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

The food was very good and the presentation was great. The mimosa was plentiful and tasty. The service was just okay. Overall we enjoyed our meal a lot.

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R
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our 3rd time at The Food Market. It gets better each time. We love it!

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m
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This place was recommended by a co-worker as "the place to go". I totally agree. We made reservations for lunch because we could not get in for dinner. This place books up well in advance. The staff is top notch, we were not rushed at all even when there was a 45 minute wait. The food was absolutely a "10". You must try the french toast cream cheese fondue. The fried oyster omelet was so fresh and filling. All the food that past us looked amazing. The only negative was the noise level. It does get very load when it is crowded, but just ask people to speak up. We will be going back and I will be sure to make a dinner reservation many weeks ahead.

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SQ
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friend’s birthday. Server presented a lovely complimentary dessert with a lit candle on the side of the plate. None of that embarrassing singing and clapping; a nice touch!

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k
Baltimore
84 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

innovative and fresh food, exciting ambiance, inventive cuisine.

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