The Food Market

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$30 and under
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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. 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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AK
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Love the food! Great service! Noise level is over the top. I couldn’t hear the person sitting across from me. Lots of talking and then loud music on top of that.

OT
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the environment and the food. The donuts included was a wonderful surprise! The French toast dippers where necessary after that, but the sauce baby, the donuts in the sauce was perfection! 100% this is a Baltimore show off spot for out of town visitors

J
Baltimore
82 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

One of the best places for dining. Very inventive cooking and you ignore the noise; the food off so good!

JH
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Family visit

r
Baltimore
39 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The crab cakes, fried oysters, lo mein, and everything was tasty. Service was prompt and the noise seemed a less than I remember. With the advantage of valet parking, we all had an easy, fun time.

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service.

CS
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed with overall service, attentiveness, and especially quality of food. Out of town guest had heard of Food Market, and he was equally impressed. Worst part is parking, and they have valet service!

MW
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance, great service, great drinks, and great food!

SK
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I enjoyed the ambiance and the great service but was not blown away by the food we ordered. My favorite was the griddled lamb porterhouses.

A
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went for a late Valentine's date. We had a reservation for a table but there was still a 10 minute wait due to it being a holiday weekend. While we waited, we found perfect seats at the bar and just decided to stay there. The service, food and cocktails were all top-notch and we are looking forward to the next time!

e
Baltimore
19 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The food was on the whole outstanding except for too much salt in the Duck entree.
Service was great! Noise too high. Difficult to hear your table mates but dk if this can be fixed.

a
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was great as usual

DB
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food is always great here, we got seated and served very quickly considering it was the brunch rush.

AR
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Brunch food was fantastic! Tables were close together, and it was pretty noisy - but willing to overlook because the food was so good!

FO
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious unique brunch
Friendly waitress
Foodie favorite
Open up another restaurant in northern Baltimore County

K
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it here! Delicious food and great service

B
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A true gem. Never had a bad experience always out do themselves!

RD
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The staff was very welcoming upon our arrival. Our food arrived quickly and was delicious. We will definitely be returning.

LL
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Great food options and service, but the biggest issue was that everything we had was bland. No seasoning or if it were there, it didn’t taste like it did. Our server was fantastic and very sweet but again, the food was a letdown because it all lacked flavor - from the wings app to the entrees (short rib, shrimp, truffle fries). I’d be willing to try it again because the options were solid.

SF
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly an outstanding meal!

KO
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambiance

J
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience5

I checked my coat and they tore it....

The Food Market
Responded on February 17, 2020

Karen- We are terribly sorry to hear of this matter and sincerely apologize for this mishap. We would like to reimburse you for the damage to your coat - please reach out to us at contact@thefoodmarketbaltimore We urge you to reach out immediately if something of this nature were to happen again. As we see, you very much enjoyed our atmosphere and menu offerings - we do hope you visit again. Thank you. And again, we apologize for the damage. Cheers, Kelly The Food Market

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KW
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This Valentines Day dinner at The Food Market was my favorite yet! Our table reservation was ready when we arrived and the ambiance was great. We enjoyed the roasted Brussels sprouts, steak frites and the short ribs and they were all perfection. Finished the meal with the blondie for dessert. Complimentary valet was also a wonderful treat. We will definitely be back soon!

R
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience4

We are regular patrons of the food market. We typically have a great time but this visit was not it. After being seated it too about 7-10 mins for our server to acknowledge us and take our drink order. My wife ordered the thin mint as her drink and enjoyed it. I ordered the dutty wine which wasn’t the greatest. The description of the drink stated nothing about tequila however it was made with tequila which made a bitter taste. The food was sub- par. Very under seasoned and not flavorful. We’ve come to the realization that going to the food market and la food marketa on holidays is not the way to go. On holidays the service and quality of food goes down which I can understand slightly however $150 on a dinner 2 I expect more.

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal!

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SY
Baltimore
19 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything was good except I would have preferred if the chef would have used a ribeye cut for the wagyu instead of the lean steak that was served.

CH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always phenomenal food and service! Highly recommend!

H
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently one of the best restaurants in Baltimore. Priced super fairly. 2 thumbs up.

OT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was awesome, Brandy was our waitress :-)
She had great insight on everything on the Menu..
we will be back soon to try the dinner menu.. WE HOPE BRANDY Will be our waitress!!!!

A
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in Baltimore! Always my number 1 choice for brunch or dinner

HD
Baltimore
18 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went to celebrate the 40th anniversary of my best friend from college. When we arrived, the host presented a noted fromnthe restaurant to my friend and his wife wishing them a happy anniversary. A very nice touch!

Our food was delicious and the wait staff only too accommodating. Our water glasses were refilled without asking and the food arrived promptly.

I’ve had the chance to dine at the Food Market for brunch, lunch and dinner and all are wonderful!

H
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Food Market is one of my favorite restaurants in Baltimore. The food is excellent, the service is professional yet personable, and the bar tenders make amazing drinks. I highly recommend this restaurant to friends and family, and always try to take out of town guests to experience the Food Market for themselves, because it truly is an experience in culinary excellence, but without the pretense or stuffy attitudes one may experience at an up-scale restaurant of this caliber. I highly recommend The Food Market to anyone who enjoys fine food, excellent spirits and enjoys a casual and comfortable atmosphere - often an atmosphere that is quite festive and a bit on the loud side, but not so loud that you can't carry on a conversation with guests at your table. The wait staff always makes you feel at home and are attentive to your needs, but not to the extent that they become overbearing or intrusive; in a word, The Food Market is an excellent restaurant for both everyday dining and special occasion celebrations; you will not be disappointed with your experience at The Food Market!

AP
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

James our waiter was fantastic. We were celebrating my husbands birthday and he made it special!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a top choice for my husband and I. We usually share a bunch of little things but this time only got a couple of small plates (buffalo pickles and Amish pretzels ... we can’t go here and not get these 2) and shared the short rib entree. It was fantastic. Finished with our favorite dessert - the half baked blondie. Overall consistent and delicious as usual!

CW
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Awesome food and we will be returning soon.

E
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Food Market offers a great brunch - delicious food, great brunch cocktails, and a fun vibe. Lots of eclectic offerings on the menu -- I had a sandwich with egg, bacon, fried onions, and cranberry jam, and it was extraordinarily good! It is definitely a very popular spot, so expect it to be anything but quiet.

LJ
Baltimore
33 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience2

So noisy, I could barely hear my friend across the small wooden table, and my throat is sore from straining my voice so she could hear me. The best thing I consumed was the non-alcoholic drink. I had ordered the salmon bacon dish. I asked for soft scrambled eggs, and got firm instead.
It’s probably only a good venue for young trendy people w great hearing

s
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our brunch was absolutely delicious. Our friend was visiting from Colorado and we wanted to take her for a special meal before she had it out. She couldn’t stop raving about the restaurant. Let’s face it! What’s not to like?

C
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food as always! Only issue at all was my reservation request was not granted and no contact was made on it. A little disappointing considering this was for an anniversary meal.

MT
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal at the Food market! Everyone's food was delicious and our server was wonderful!