The Food Market

4.8
4131 Reviews
$31 to $50
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.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 4131 people are saying
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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EmilyV
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I celebrated my birthday at @thefoodmarket tonight! It was THE best choice to celebrate with my fiancé and delicious food! 😋

We got their big ole’ mozzarella sticks, steak frites, crab cake w/ lobster mac & cheese and finished it off with their heathbar crunch bread pudding (with a birthday candle for me 🥺)!

Thank you @baltimorefoodscene @thebaltimorefoodie for the idea! I’ve been dying to visit @thefoodmarket and watching you on @netflix sealed the DEAL! 🙏🏾

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vipjdrob
Washington DC
81 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was awesome as well as the service. Have to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience3

It was unremarkable and very disappointing. On 4 previous occasions, we had amazing dining experiences!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went here and sat at the bar first waiting for the reservation. Absolutely loved the bartender. His skinny marg was shockingly good (not on the menu) and was able to continue ordering them at our table. Food was delicious. Overall great experience.

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vipKristenK
Baltimore
19 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was FANTASTIC and the food was excellent as always. We had a great double date, so happy to be able to eat indoors again (yay vaccines!)

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Josh3232
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

I've never had Chilean sea bass that had an overpowering "fishy" taste. It's usually mild. My fiancee had the "wagyu" steak frites, it was pretty tough for being "wagyu". Cooked medium rare too.
It was her birthday so a bit disappointed, but it's her favorite restaurant.

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vipErinH
E. Tennessee
15 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Short rib was fantastic! Drinks were awesome

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MichelleS
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great mix of gourmet and gourmet takes on comfort food. Crab cake and lobster mac and cheese was amazing! The candied bacon bao buns were fantastic.

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HelenM
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was excellent. Surprised at the limited speciality bourbon cocktails ( mostly Gin)

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vipRicks
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good dinner with great service. Would highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jennifer our waitress was awesome. The highly recommended dishes are:

Lamb chops
Scallops
Cheesssteak
Shrimp and grits

So great and they give you popcorn with pesto/parm which was awesome !!

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EricaT
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I was able to get a late brunch appointment and was seated almost as soon as I walked in. Took a little while for a waitress to come over, but the restaurant was packed as expected for the beautiful Sunday afternoon it was. Our waitress was attentive and made sure we received everything and was able to answer any questions about menu items. I was stuffed and unable to order the dessert, but I will definitely be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing! My first time going and I will definitely be back.

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Teeohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food, will be back. One of Baltimore’s best spots for brunch

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I’ve loved everything I’ve had at the Food Market over the years so I brought my friends. One ordered Nicks Salad and added shrimp and was surprised when the bill said $29…for a salad. Yes, shrimp is additional but the menu is a little tricky. It says shrimp $17 not shrimp add $17. So a $12 salad became $29 for 4 shrimp.. most of my dinner entrees are similar price but hey, that’s dinner. Anyways, great food just a little ridiculous. They should consider the wording.

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SueR
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The presentation of food was as fabulous as the deliciousness!

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DJames
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

I made a reservation through the app, stating it was my birthday. Apparently, that was overlooked. My daughter had the French toast, which she loved, but the bacon was undercooked. I had shrimp and grits, which was also, tasty, except some of the shrimp still had tails on and buried in the gravy. I think tails should be left on for finger foods, but not when the shrimp are in gravy.

Overall, the dining experience was average.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing server

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DavidB
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food. Hands down one of the most flavorful meals we’ve had in a few months. Delicious entrees, tasty apps, and decent drinks (small cocktails). But the food, that delicious food, made the evening!

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KyairaW
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Honestly the food was not good. Lacked seasoning and really just not good. So sad because I really wanted to like this place.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was amazing- the tempura cauliflower and cheesesteak buns were unreal

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BrianK
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The cuisine was spectacular! If you ask what is good, then anyone will simply point to the entire menu. Our server was courteous, attentive, helpful, and easy to have a conversation about our menu questions and table needs. Communication is highly evident as the supporting staff had our table sanitized and well in advance of our visit and when serving the food, were accurate in placing everyone's meal. This is on our top Baltimore area restaurants list!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress Brandy was truly a gem and made our experience great. Additionally the food was awesome as always. Look forward to dining again.

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DevonS
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and atmosphere was amazing! We enjoyed our time there.

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vipJohnC
Baltimore
39 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent and creative food as usual. Must try the deconstructed onion soup and the Buffalo pickles. So happy to see Germaine, love his energy and spirit.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service was top notch.

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DanL
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Food Market never ever disappoints, ever.

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Binky
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Consistently good cuisine, cocktails, and service.

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NatashaD
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

2nd time in a couple weeks dining at The Food Market. I believe I enjoy the little and small dishes then the entrees. Not really impressed with the crabcake and portions small in my opinion for the price of the entrees. Dessert to go was amazing and generous. Great place to go to celebrate, not a regular go to place for me. Wish they had happy hour.

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Chloe
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was an older gentlemen and he was wonderful! Knowledgeable about the food and drinks, and we were happy to find a few vegetarian options on the menu. The Mary Jane cocktail was super funky!

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vipMarqueG
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The short ribs were fantastic and my cocktail was soo good had four. Several visits and the food and service has not changed a bit.

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DorotheaJ
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Upon arrival the greeter was friendly and accommodating. There was no wait to get to table and there was no stipulation for my entire party to be present at time of seating.
Great experience all they around.

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LaurenN83
Baltimore
15 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delicious dinner at The Food Market! The service was friendly, the restaurant was clean, and everything we tried was delicious. We had the mozzarella sticks, lobster fingers, crab cake and shrimp salad sandwich, and the bread and butter sea bass. The drinks were delicious too - WASP and Danny Trejo. Everything was awesome!

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NicoleK
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

The food was delicious. Loved the menu and reasonable prices. My waiter, Andy, was great. He was very attentive and gave off great energy. Will definitely revisit!

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Valerie
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent. There was something for everyone. I really loved the decor and the rustic chic atmosphere. Would recommend and would definitely go again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Burger was overcooked and on a brioche bun. Advertised as sesame.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience3

The service section needs significant upgrading, I had a reservation, showed up early and couldn’t be seated on time even though there was open seats

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vipBmoregal
Baltimore
18 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great spot for brunch. Our server was attentive without being overly intrusive.

BE
BEC6
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. And service was awesome?!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from The Food Market using the Order Online button. The Food Market also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (410) 366-0606.

The Food Market is rated 4.8 stars by 4131 OpenTable diners.

The Food Market does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.thefoodmarketbaltimore.com/#gift-card-section.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.