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About The Food Market
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 – Thursday from 5pm – 11pm, and on Friday & Saturday from 5pm- 12am. Valet-Parking provided at no cost, nightly during dinner service, starting at 5pm.
Please let us know if you will need space for a high chair or car seat and any other requests you may have!
Baltimore, MD 21211
American, Contemporary American
Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Friday - Sunday 9 am - 3 pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday 5 pm - 10 pm. Friday & Saturday: 5 pm - 12 am.
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Please contact us with any inquiries regarding our catering services!
You Host. We Work.
The Food Market offers valet to our customers at no cost, in a secure and video monitored premises. Valet parking is offered during dinner service nightly, starting at 5pm.
Chef Chad Gauss
Private Party Facilities:
Come enjoy the tasty and playful cuisine of award winning and nationally recognized chef Chad Gauss in our behind-the-scenes Private Kitchen.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
The Food Market Ratings and Reviews
Everything was delicious! The 4/5 points for the food was due to our crab pot pie. Although delicious there was literally one piece of crab inside. That was disappointing. The filet potstickers, brussles sprouts, gumbo, blondie and bread pudding were all delicious. We assume the lack of crab was an error and plan to come again.
Wonderful! I have been wanting to go here for a while and I’m glad I took advantage of Baltimore restaurant week and checked it out. The molasses flapjacks with ginger butter and duck scrapple was amazing, but the coconut cream pie at the end really capped off the meal. Excellent service and the Monroe cocktail I ordered was refreshing and delicious as well!
When making a reservation at this place, be sure to ask for a table away from the bar. We were seated at a table across from the bar on a busy Sunday night and we felt like we were on display as we ate, being watched by several dozen people who were waiting for tables to open up:(
Why can't chefs and owners plan for a proper waiting area, other than the bar, when designing their restaurants. No one likes to be "guilt-tripped" into hurrying their meal by those waiting to be seated.
Dined there during restaurant week. We love The Food Market and appreciated the great menu and normal size portions during this week. One of us had the wellington poppers and roasted short rib, the other had the lobster butter over grits and the pickle brined fried chicken. We both thought all the dishes were outstanding. With the desserts, the chocolate one and the bread pudding, we both left full and happy. And for the price during restaurant week, fantastic. If you've never been there, this is a perfect week for your first visit, it won't be your last!
We visited during restaurant week, so we chose from a set menu (appetizer, meal, dessert); however the choices from the set menu were plentiful and varied. The roasted beef short ribs and the Heathbar bread pudding were AMAZING!! Our server was friendly and attentive. The restaurant is cozy and casual - very relaxing. That being said, the regular dinner menu is a bit pricey, so I would check it out online first to decide if you want to try it. For me, the food is worth another visit!
The Food Market is my favorite place to eat (so far) in Baltimore. It is located among countless shops on the Avenue making it not such a bad place to wait for a table. I came here most recently to catch up with a friend that lives 45 minutes north of Hampden, who suggested this restaurant because it's her favorite place to eat and worth the drive. We happened to make a reservation during restaurant week, which was great because we got to try even more foods and ended up so stuffed that we shared our desserts with the neighboring tables. Our server was hilarious but also professional and efficient. I will continue bringing visitors to this great place. I've never tasted anything here I didn't like. I'm a pescatarian but find it easy to find plenty of great dishes to eat. The menu is a bit pricey, but it's a great treat for a special occasion.
My wife and I really enjoyed our experience for her birthday. We love trying new things and we will return here to taste the rest of the menu for sure. The Brussels sprout appetizer was a big hit, the pork belly was tasty but slightly overcooked. The short rib with whipped potatoes was done perfectly, tender and delicious, and the portion was enough for dinner and lunch the next day. I had "the duck" cooked medium rare and it was perfectly done. The interplay of flavors and textures between the bird, the parsnips, the spatzle, and the confit kraut was almost dizzying, it was so good. The cocktails are a bit meh, but there is a good variety anyway and the beer and wine list is solid. Service was timely and not overbearing, though a neighboring table seemed slightly irritated at the exuberance of their server. The entire staff there that evening was very friendly. For the quality and portion of food, I think this is a great value and a great place for a date.
Went for NYE. We really enjoyed our meal. The complimentary valet service was a nice touch. The food was amazing. The bread with the cheese dip was awesome. The wings with the liquid cornbread was unique but nice. Our entrees all received rave reviews from the table. The only "negative" from our experience was being seated next to the front entrance curtain/window. It was extremely cold. I understand the need to have more tables to seat people but perhaps that table should be moved until summer. Just my $.02 other than that everything was great.
One of my favorite places to eat in Baltimore. However, this NYE I think they were overwhelmed in the kitchen, my order was incorrect and my dessert the blondie was frozen. Service is always great from Jermaine! He's is our favorite, we will not sit in anyone else's section!
This was our third visit to Food Market since it opened. It's always on the lists of Best Baltimore Restaurants, so we keep giving it additional chances. This time our return was encouraged by a gift card we received from a friend. The experience is always similar. The menu is very interesting and promising, the food ends up pretty good and the bill (without the gift card) is more than we're happy to pay for pretty good. The service was fine, but it's so noisy in there that it's not relaxing. This time around we started with the kale and brussels sprout caeser salad, which was nice, but the sprouts didn't shine through the dressing well. We had the tuna meatballs as another starter, and I admit that I liked them quite a lot. For main course we had the duck lo mein "bolognese," which tasted too much like rather boring lo mein without enough duck, and the duck breast, which similarly was overwhelmed by the pomegranate sauce. You know, everything was good, but only the tuna meatballs were great. My conclusion remains that there are plenty of other Baltimore restaurants with better food and less noise for the money.
I was excited to try Food Market after hearing great things. We went in a group of four with out of town family and had 8:00 reservations. It was nearly 8:45 when we finally got seated but we were understanding because it was busy and a couple days after Christmas. Once we sat down, though, our waiter hardly paid attention to us and never even asked if we wanted drinks (we had finished the ones we got at the bar). We are not ones to complain or have particularly high standards for service and luckily we were out enjoying ourselves and weren’t in a hurry, but the bad service really stood out to us. The food was very good and we want to go back in hopes that it was just a bad night!
Our family of three ate at The Food Market for Christmas Eve brunch (2017) and the food and were were great. I highly recommend the Monte Cristo, which was the best I've ever had. the Papa Johntay was also delish but the French Toast was not up to par with the other two dishes. The coffee is really good, which is hard to say at any restaurant these days and I enjoyed their TFM Bellini. They were, of course, very busy but our server Mark was very attentive and checked on us just the right number of times. We will definitely be back again!
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