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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
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!!!
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.
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.
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