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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!

1017 W. 36th St
Baltimore, MD 21211
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
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.

Cross Street:
The Avenue

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(410) 366-0606

Website:
http://www.thefoodmarketbaltimore.com/

Catering:
Please contact us with any inquiries regarding our catering services!

Email Catering@TheFoodMarketBaltimore.com.

You Host. We Work.

Parking Details:
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.

Executive Chef:
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.

theprivatekitchen@thefoodmarketbaltimore.com

Additional:
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

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (64)
Creative Cuisine (56)
Good for a Date (48)
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Casual (46)
Neighborhood Gem (42)
Special Occasion (38)
Great for Brunch (35)
Comfort Food (34)
Fun (34)
Good for Birthdays (33)
Hot Spot (32)
Worth the Drive (32)
Handcrafted Cocktails (28)
Good for Groups (27)
Good for Anniversaries (27)
Local Ingredients (19)
Authentic (18)
Sunday Lunch (18)
Bar Seating (16)
Cozy (16)
Happy Hour (16)
Vibrant Bar Scene (15)
Great for Lunch (14)
Tapas (14)
Romantic (13)
Seasonal (11)
Good Vegetarian Options (11)
People Watching (11)
Business Meals (10)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Tasting Menu (10)
Great Beer (9)
Healthy (9)
Quick Bite (9)
Kid-friendly (6)
Late-night Find (6)
Organic (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Spicy (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Vegan (1)
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·Dined 8 hours ago

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!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined 2 days ago

Great food! Clear overuse of the space—tables are pack on top of each other making for a cramped and overall unpleasant dining atmosphere. That was generally counterbalanced by the food, which speaks to the meal’s quality.

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined 2 days ago

Specatular dinner and service.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined 3 days ago

Great food!!!!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined 3 days ago

The food was amazing but it was very noisy. It was difficult to have a conversation.

Tags: Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine
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 (Baltimore)·Dined 3 days ago

Celebrating a birthday and restaurant week. Delicious!

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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Really good food and our server had excellent recommendations. We got the French dip and the Baltimore club and both were excellent! Our server was attentive and very sweet and we will be back soon :)

Tags: Great for Brunch, People Watching, Afternoon Coffee, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Food Market always great, but often too loud at times!

Tags: People Watching, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Quick Bite, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 7, 2018

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Casual, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Great Beer, Fit for Foodies
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 6, 2018

This is the best restaurant around Baltimore. Hands down! Every small to large plate is delicious and can make it difficult to decide what to eat! The atmosphere is casual and friendly... this is the top spot.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Another great meal at The Food Market. There was something for everyone and everything with a little twist.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Seasonal, Local Ingredients
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 5, 2018

The food as always was spectacular! The edamame with salt and harrisa powder was neat twist. We have run into it being very loud here but eating early avoided that!

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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Food was extremely underwhelming and portions were way too big. For the price and the rave reviews that this restaurant received on Open Table, I expected an amazing dining experience and the entire experience missed the mark.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Love, love, love the food market. Decided to go out for dinner last minute during the week and had an excellent meal at the food market, whole family enjoyed it.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Delicious. Fresh squeezed lemonade. Bread was delicious, tastes like really good pizza crust. Nice portion sizes. Will definitely eat here again.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 1, 2018

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.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 1, 2018

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!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Baltimore is a superb food town, and in a great food town, The Food Market is, to my thinking, the best around. The food is inventive, fresh, and endlessly satisfying. Eat here. A LOT.

Tags: Quick Bite, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Fun, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Great Beer, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 31, 2017

My favorite restaurant of all time. You can never go wrong dining at The Food Market. I have never had anything but amazing service and outstanding food and drinks!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Great food along with great service. A bit on the pricey side yet makes for a special evening.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 29, 2017

First time eating here and everything from the drinks and appetizers to the main course and dessert were all excellent!! This place is awesome and we will definitely be back when visiting the Baltimore area

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 29, 2017

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.

Tags: Casual
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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 28, 2017

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!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Everything was excellent, food, wine, service.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Food was unbelievable. Will definitely be back!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 24, 2017

The Food Market is, to my thinking, the best restaurant in Baltimore. EVERYTHING is top-notch. This is your reservation tonight!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We eat at the Food Market regularly and the food was excellent as always!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 24, 2017

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!

Tags: Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 24, 2017

The food here is always good, fresh ingredients creatively prepared. The menu offers a variety of options from " munchies" to a full meal. What I appreciate most us the attention to detail: fresh flowers on the tables, ironed napkins, and best of all, a little plate of donut holes or cakes upon arrival.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Brunch or dinner, the Food Market is one of our very favorite restaurants and (in my own humble opinion) one of Baltimore's best. Chad Gauss is a master at embracing local flavor with a big twist; you'll never get tired of his creative yet comforting dishes. The portions are ample and the drinks are equally as satisfying. The service really shines at the Food Market, with familiar faces waiting tables with a smile every time. As someone who grew up in the restaurant/service industry, that means the staff is happy and well taken care of and it really shows in their level of service. We can't really seem to avoid this place (or its sister restaurant, La Food Marketa) for more than a few weeks at a time, but that's just fine with me.

Tags: Seasonal, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Casual
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Absolutely-delicious!! Every dish we ordered was amazing!
We had, Lobster tenders, Crab Potpie, Butter Pecan Seabass w/brussel sprouts, Rockfish and Bread Pudding.. You will not be disappointed!

Tags: Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Casual, Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Organic, Hot Spot
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Great time was entraining family from out of town

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Great food and service

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 23, 2017

We loved the turkey sausage tacos. Friendly staff.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Slightly disappointed this time round. I come here every time I am home,which is not often, with my mother. The food is always fantastic, but this time the service was lacking. We sat awaiting service for 20 minutes while others were being served and we were only helped once I flagged someone down. Hoping it was just a fluke, as this is my favorite place to go.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Honestly...The Food Market has been consistent since the first time I ate there a few years back. I cannot say the same for Woodberry Kitchen, Parts and Labor, nor Clementines. I have found consistent food, ambiance, and service at the Food Market, The Fork and Wrench, and The Nickel Tap House. These are my favorite 3 locations to frequent. DELICIOUS!!!

Tags: Seasonal, Good for a Date, People Watching, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Paleo Friendly
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 22, 2017

I took my colleague to lunch for her special birthday. The waitress may have been quite new--she seemed unfamiliar with the menu and uncomfortable in her job. She never acknowledged my friend's birthday or brought or offered a celebratory sweet after our meal.

We both had the tuna tacos, which were fine. There was nothing special about the food or our experience--a little bit disappointing-- and on the pricey side.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 21, 2017

The diverse menu at the Food Market has something for every one. All of the dishes, from appetizers to desserts are unique and creative, for instance the Blondie dessert has marshmallow. I tried and absolutely loved the meatball sandwich. The meatballs were tender and huge, packed with flavor. The marinara sauce was amazing, simple and perfectly seasoned. The cheese was just right as it was not overwhelming and the Texas toast made it exceptional. Additionally, it came with amazing garlic fries, which were perfectly cooked. The last time that I dined at the Food Market was about two years ago, only because I live far away. I tried the short ribs and they were exceptional. They were so tender that you could cut them with a spoon. The sauce was fantastic and the sides were prefect. It is wonderful that even after two years, the Food Market continues to be consistent and fabulous.

The service at the Food Market is also terrific, the servers know their menus well and they are extremely attentive and accommodating. Even though it was very busy, our Server did not rush us. We opened Christmas gifts, relaxed and enjoyed. This area is very busy, particularly around Christmas, so having valet parking is perfect. We went to see the Christmas lights from here and it was very close. The evening was perfect from a fabulous dinner to seeing the famous Christmas lights in Hampden. If we had arrived earlier, we would have stopped into all of the uniques shops.

It would great if they had an additional ladies restroom. There is only 1 room with 1 stall. The chairs are not cushioned and the seating is a bit cramped. The table next to us was just inches away. If you are looking for a quiet place where you can have a private conversation, this is not the restaurant for that. However, if you are looking for an energetic and vibrant atmosphere, the Food Market provides that.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on December 21, 2017

Love the Food Market, Nice people, good drinks OH and THE FOOD! DeeeeLicious. Wonderful experience. Thank you for making our evening so wonderful.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Casual, Quick Bite
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 21, 2017

We came down to look at the Christmas lights and for dinner.

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