The Food Market

4.8
3387 reviews
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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
54 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Always great food ! Never disappointed.

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New England
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Could not have been more delighted with our dinner experience! The food was adventurous and creative and yummy. We shared 5 small plates between 3 people and it was perfect. The fried oysters and the fiddlehead risotto were our favorites. The street tacos were pretty amazing too. Lots of life in this great spot!!!

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

I have lived in Hampden for almost 7 years now and this was my first time in to dine- totally kicking myself for that mistake lol. I cannot say enough about how good the food was. James was an excellent server, the drinks were spot on, and there wasn't one dish we ordered that we regretted. Standouts include the lobster fingers, the rack of lamb, and the mozzarella sticks.

I've only heard rave reviews for their brunch as well, so I'm hoping to visit again soon for that.

A very large thank you to The Food Market for making my birthday one to remember. :)

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Cleveland
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The service at Food Market was above and beyond. We were celebrating my fiancé’s birthday and our server made sure that everything was perfect. The drinks were amazing and uniquely crafted. We made a meal of small plates and were not disappointed by anything. The half baked blonde for dessert was just as the theme of this post...AMAZING. Highly recommend.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great waitress and the food is always delicious. Not somewhere you want to go for a quiet dinner, but overall I highly recommend it.

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Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place!

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1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Best restaurant in Maryland by far!! They have the best blackened tuna I have ever had.

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San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Vibrant place. Pretty loud. We had lunch. Amazing thyme cocktail. Great street shrimp tacos , loved the roasted white corn in them. Disappointed in the side -a simple boring lettuce salad that came with it , think something like a jicama slaw or cilantro tomato salad would be better.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and Jermaine was a great server. Make reservations because this is a hipster spot in a hipster neighborhood.

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DM
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We let our waiter, Will, decide what we would eat and we were very happy! It was fun to be surprised with what was coming and the food did NOT disappoint. It was a group of 4 of us and the small plates were perfect for sharing. The fries are a must and the mini lamb chops are too die!

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Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love to order family style multiple dishes.

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Quality of food not worth the cost. Did not used to be so. Really gone down hill or maybe it was an off night. My food was very disappointing and my daughter's steak was to "chewy." Service was mediocre.

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AL
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I took my Mom here for mother’s day. This is actually starting to become our frequent Sunday spot. As always I had a wonderful time. This was my first time sitting the restaurant area instead for the bar and it’s a little cramped I must say but the staff was friendly and amazing per-usual so I couldn’t complain.

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Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mothers day

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DP
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous meal! Great service!! Always love it there!!

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B
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

The tables were too close together. I felt like there were people close enough to me that they could hear our conversation, and vice versa. I had a crab cake sandwich that I thought had too much filler in it, especially at the price of $20.

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PT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

We celebrated Mother’s Day with brunch at this restaurant. Jermaine was our server and he was absolutely amazing!

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RA
Baltimore
29 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food Market never disappoints. Great food, vibe, and service - though Mother's Day was understandably crowded and it was a little slower than usual. Can't wait for next visit!

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Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been to the Food Market several times before but never for a holiday meal. We made reservations several weeks in advance for 11:45 on Mothers Day for brunch. We arrived on time and were seated without any wait. The server, Jamal, was fun, energetic and outgoing. He answered questions and brought drinks promptly. Our order was taken and we relaxed and enjoyed conversation. The restaurant was busy but no too loud for easy conversation and not so crowded that we could not relax. Our food arrived and it was hot and delicious. Thanks for a lovely gathering. We will return.

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K
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was FANTASTIC!! The service was great as was the atmosphere. I've been here numerous times for both dinner and brunch and have never been disappointed.

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JG
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Food Market has to be without a doubt of the best restaurants in all of Baltimore. The other night made me realize that I do not frequent it enough.

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KR
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was Delicious....Service was Great..... Drinks were Yummy....definitely recommend!!!!

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DH
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 3

Been going to Food Market for years. Lately there has been a significant decline in the quality of the food.

My dinner was cold and over cooked.

Do not have plans to return.

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KM
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent. Our server Andy was awesome-everything arrived hot and we were never rushed. Noise level was minimal -it was a tuesday. Highly recommend and can't wait to return.

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Cleveland
6 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

every time in Baltimore visiting my daughter this is our first stop. its the best!!!
honestly the only thing i dont like is sitting on top of someone else and they can here your conversations. we try to come early so that its not too busy.

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VM
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

It was very loud in the restaurant and it was a Monday night! The food and service was very good.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Could not be happier with the service we received. Food and ambience always on point. Consistently great for a low key meal or for a celebration!

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Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food every time!!!!

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Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing as always

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Pittsburgh
19 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food! Great service!

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Overall an excellent experience. Wide variety of choices on the menu. Food was very well prepared and delicious. Service was very prompt. Would definitely recommend to anyone.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was great! Service and recommendations were spot on.

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KR
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service was excellent... definitely will return!

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Washington DC
81 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is amazing and the staff very friendly. We had a great night.

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JA
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wow. Our meal was amazing, the service was good, and the setting was just fine. The small plate of asperagus, ricotta and a delightful topping the name of which escapes me made my taste buds dance. Y'all. It was that good. Tender asperagus, creamy ricotta, and a flavorful, rich topping...I'll go back for that. I also got street tacos (yum) and a few bites of double bison burger (double yum!!) The space was loud, but really, what can be done when so many want to partake of this delish food?

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KM
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved everything about The Food Market but the noise level. It’s very difficult to have an enjoyable conversation!

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ML
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice restaurant for kids as well as adults - great vibe - parking - but they do have valet. Definitely recommend.

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Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The onion ring French opinion soup is so delicious and the dish my husband and I always get. I love sharing a bunch of small plates. The cocktails and mock tails are great and the service was attentive.

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Baltimore
29 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect Easter dinner. Our waiter was charming, helpful, and attentive. We shared the shrimp appetizer, short ribs, and blondie and I’m still thinking about how good everything was. The crowd was lively but you could still have a conversation. We even enjoyed the group at the next table who kept admiring our food. Lovely evening!

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Baltimore
31 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Food, great service

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