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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ET
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unique menu and wonderful dining experience! Food service and ambience were unique and we cannot wait to come back!

JF
Austin
18 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for brunch. Expansive menu, we had a hard time deciding as everything sounded amazing. Cocktails were well mixed and prompt. Food was outstanding and the service friendly and unpretentious. All four of us enjoyed our meals. Highlights included the fried oysters app, the shrimp and grits, and chicken and biscuits. Yum. We were too full for dessert but all sounded tempting. We will be back and will save room next time.

TS
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

It was restaurant week so even though we had a reservation- we had to wait for our table of 6. It was not a big deal but since it was freezing outside- we were stuck standing near the diners.

Food was creative and tasty. Cocktails were interesting too.
The best part of the meal was the dessert. We enjoyed the blondie brownies and the heathbar bread pudding. Banana foster was nothing special. Our entree was peppery steak and it was too peppery for us. My hubby asked our server prior if it was not too peppery and she said it was not. Oh well- that was our bad.

Valet parking was complimentary so that was a win!

My daughter liked it but it was just okay for us since we do go out a lot.

Restaurant week is a perfect way to try new places and not cost you a fortune.

OT
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Food Market Never disappoints me. I was there and ordered from the restaurant week menu. My food was good as usual. I had the peanut and celery wings (Amazing!), the Taste Like Chicken Soup from a Flavor Standpoint (It was decent), and the 1/2 baked blonde (Out of this world!). This was my third time dining here and I will be going back

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and great food

J
Baltimore
79 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first, but in no way the last Brunch that we’ll go to at Food Market! Marci was a great server and we would like to see her again. Innovation is the main theme at Food Market and we appreciate it.

JA
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is amazing and presentation of food is extraordinary — Definitely aesthetically and palate pleasing. Can not wait to return.

DC
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall it was a 7 on scale to 10. We did go during restaurant week and it was busy so maybe we'd try again. The oyster appetizer was good, the peanut sauce wings nothing extraordinary but decent and the pepper steak dish was very good. The salmon entree was somewhat bland and paired over a potato pancake and a large side of lifeless cabbage. Desserts were both excellent. With two drinks it ran to $120 with 20% tip

JF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and amazing service, will definitely go again!

SM
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Good was delicious. Very good cocktails. Very accommodating for a person with allergies. It would be great for groups.

CM
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The lazy un stuffed shells were great. Also, the heath cake was massive! So good.

OT
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular. As always. Cocktails. Small plates. Big plates. Creative. Simple. Perfect.

s
Baltimore
29 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The Food Market is a very lively eating establishment. We went for Baltimore Restaurant Week and were pleased with our choice. For starters, we had the wings and the brisket bao. Both were very good. For dinner we had the steak and the not exactly chicken soup. I thought the "soup" had nice flavor and was very good. My husband thought the steak meal with corn pudding was only ok. For dessert we had the 1/2 baked blondie with marshmallow and the heath bar bread pudding. Both were delicious.

g
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lots of intriguing options on the menu. Everything we tried was delicious. Very attentive wait staff. Restaurant was busy and a bit loud, surprising for early on a Monday night.

PR
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent from start to finish. So glad that we had a chance to experience The Food Market. Anxious to see what will be on the menu for our next visit.

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Complimentary valet parking. Great food, drinks and desert. Good environment. Seating is a bit tight. But good customer service. A little pricey but worth it.

J
Baltimore
80 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Love the food
Toooooo noisey!!!!!!!!!

LH
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food Market quickly became our favorite place to go in Baltimore for dinner, lunch or brunch. Our son found while at UMBC and shortly after invited us to join him for brunch one Sunday. The food is exceptional, perfectly matched items to make up the perfect plate and the menu for Restaurant week was superior. I wish I could have eaten it all.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We sat next to the bar, which was bustling on a Friday night. Our service was impeccable, with each of our three delicious courses coming in a timely fashion. We thoroughly recommend the special restaurant week menu.

GG
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at Food Market never disappoints. We always bring our friends and out of guests to FM as well as all of our family birthday's.

SF
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and beautiful! Absolutely love the mocktails!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My fathers birthday! So wonderful - I love the food market. Treated him like a king :)

b
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good.

TT
Baltimore
43 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food Market remains consistently good, but has fallen from great, and needs a "menu recharge" (see Petit Louis, which has the same issue). Worth the trip for "very good" but not if one is seeking "great."

OT
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite Baltimore restaurants. Hadn’t visited in over a year and did not disappoint. The pretzels and cheese, short rib and Caesar were outstanding. Sat at the bar and received great service from bartender. Perfect meal experience for a casual week night.

s
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Just a solid, great, tasty experience every time we go. Amanda was a great server and had a wonderful meal.

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had to wait 25 minutes for our table although we had a reservation and arrived on time. I love this restaurant but this has happened to me before and it is annoying.

k
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Place was packed and very loud. Waited about 20 minutes past our reservation time to get seated but after that all good. Great food.

OT
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the best restaurant in Baltimore! I love everything about it! Inventive dishes, impeccable service, and a respect for food and people.

GO
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly waitress, great food and atmosphere!

OT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere. Attentive staff. Bar area excellent.

A
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another five star night at The Food Market! Consistently great food and service

ME
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favorite restaurant in Baltimore and has been for years. The food is amazing and there’s such a variety for everyone’s taste.

OT
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was amazing, had cauliflower tempura and buffalo fried pickles as appetizer and steak frites for our meals. Service was fast and attentive. Overall very loud and tables were close to one another but would definitely be back!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had brunch at The Food Market to catch up with a friend! We had a great time and the food and drinks were delicious! I had The Milano, a play on an aperol spritz, and Dan’s Bacon and Eggs as recommended by our server. My friend had The Grace Slick Mimosa and the Papa Johntay. Highly recommend TFM for a brunch with friends!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Family get together

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent!

OT
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was amazing as always! Collard green were some of the best I've ever tasted.

C
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food2service4ambience2

I surprised my wife with a lunch time date because I had gotten off early. Usually I love the shrimp and grits. This time however, the sauce was so salty. In addition, it was cold. I didn’t bother to send it back. I will go back hopefully they’ll lay off the salt this time.

D
Baltimore
38 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious !!! Drinks were superb!!! I love this local restaurant!!