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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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and lots of different choices for everyone, no matter your food restrictions. The service was attentive and the interior was well done

JA
New England
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

My only turn off was the hostess didn't seem very friendly, but perhaps was just having a bad night, no smile, and uninterested. The experience overall was great.

JM
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Met friends from out of town to catch up. Waiter was friendly and didn’t rush us. Food was good but pricy for the size of the portions.

NG
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Food Market has terrific food, I've never been disappointed with anything I have ordered. And they are seasonally switching up the menu which keeps things fresh.

LA
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was phenomenal!! Jennifer was amazing, attentive and helpful! The food was out of this world and even the virgin cocktails showed care and artisanal flare.

CC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service -- server was fast and pleasant, they easily accommodated my child, food was outstanding. Great brunch spot.

G
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant and great ambiance. The service was one of the best I’ve received in a long time. Jermaine was so great and on top of everything. The food was delicious, decent portions and perfectly plated. This place is great for going with friends, family or partner. I will definitely be returning.

AF
Baltimore
44 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always terrific and delicious

w
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I went here with my girlfriend from college when I was in Baltimore for work. What really drew me to the place was the uniqueness of the menu. Everything we had was insanely delicious! I had the bronzini which came with whipped potatoes, string beans, and a caper/raisin/butter sauce? Very good. I also had the mezcal cocktail which had rose and grapefruit juice in it as well - heaven! My girlfriend had the crab cake club sandwich and fries, alongside some type of spritzer. She also enjoyed her food very much. It's a cool late night vibe with dark lighting. It's quite loud with everyone talking, and the open kitchen format at the back end of the restaurant, but it's all good if you're okay with that type of vibe (which we both are). There were so many other things on the menu that I wanted to try. Just gives me an excuse to go back :)

RM
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, love the option of small plates. Like the complimentary parking. Friendly staff.

J
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places!!

E
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu in a casual setting
Our second visit just as great as our first

OT
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best oyster omelette I’ve ever had or omelette for that matter.

JK
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service from Brandy, good food, nice restaurant but tables are too close, hard to hear bc of people on your sides

P
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Very loud, do not like unisex restrooms, did care for the dining atmosphere.

TR
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A hidden gem , one of the best brunch spots I have been to.

Parking is a nightmare because it's all street parking in a busy area. But if you are patient you can get a decent spot not to far away. Clean and well maintained interior. It have you that old Baltimore feel.

They take reservations which I highly recommend us less you don't miss sitting and waiting. I came for brunch and they have a nice selection of cocktails as well as food selections. A recommendation from the waitress was that I had to try the French toast dippers. they did not disappoint. French toast sticks deep fried in what I can only describe as funnel cake batter. It also came with cream cheese icing for dipping. Absolutely delicious.

I had a mimosa and the army breakfast . Fried potatoes, grits, eggs, bacon, sausage, and wheat toast. It was a healthy helping of all. I have a big appetite and I was only able to finish half of it off. The waitress was friendly and attentive. And for the price you can't beat it. Has to be one of my favorite Brunch

AK
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
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 on February 22, 2020
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 on February 22, 2020
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 on February 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Family visit

r
Baltimore
39 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
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 on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service.

CS
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
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 on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

SK
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
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.

MT
Baltimore
20 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had 4 adults and 2 children (celebrating a 9-year-old's birthday), and EVERYONE was happy with their dinner! The bday girl requested mussels, so that was the main draw, but the short ribs, burger, duck, edamame & tacos were all hits, too. Such a fun crowd for an early Sunday night dinner, even as early as 5pm!

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
7 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
5 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!