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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 (75)
Creative Cuisine (70)
Good for a Date (59)
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Neighborhood Gem (52)
Casual (49)
Special Occasion (46)
Good for Birthdays (41)
Comfort Food (41)
Great for Brunch (40)
Fun (39)
Hot Spot (37)
Worth the Drive (36)
Good for Anniversaries (32)
Handcrafted Cocktails (32)
Good for Groups (28)
Local Ingredients (23)
Authentic (21)
Sunday Lunch (20)
Bar Seating (19)
Cozy (19)
Happy Hour (19)
Vibrant Bar Scene (18)
Romantic (16)
Great for Lunch (14)
Tapas (14)
Business Meals (12)
People Watching (12)
Pre/post Theatre (11)
Seasonal (11)
Quick Bite (10)
Tasting Menu (10)
Great Beer (9)
Good Vegetarian Options (9)
Kid-friendly (8)
Late-night Find (7)
Healthy (6)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Organic (4)
Notable Wine List (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Spicy (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Baltimore)·Dined 2 days ago

Okay but some serious flaws. My wife and I visited the food market after rave reviews from our friends and coworkers during Baltimore's 2018 restaurant week. We found the food to less than perfect due to some parts of the meal. The beef short ribs
, Although moist and cooked well, was covered is a super sweet BBQ sauce that lacked the depth needed with such a fantastic piece of beef. Although we found the Blondie to be delicious and addictive the toffee bread pudding was severely burnt on the bottom leaving a bitter after taste. The Food Market has great portions and service however we believe it misses on some of the fine details to make it above some of the other farm to table restaurants in the area.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined 3 days ago

Great food, drinks and service. We really enjoyed our meal.

Definitely make reservations.

You are seated close to others and can hear others conversation clearly. It’s a bit loud over all. Might be a turn off to some.

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·Dined 5 days ago

Great food! Went for restaurant week

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 (Baltimore)·Dined 5 days ago

I came here for restaurant week l. The food and service were excellent! I would definitely go back.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined 6 days ago

I've been to The Food Market a number of times and I've never been disappointed. This time I brought my boyfriend for his first visit and we were both incredibly happy with our experience. We had some delicious cocktails at the bar while waiting for our table. Everyone was super friendly and the food was absolutely phenomenal. The portion sizes are always perfect. Don't skip dessert- the Heath bar bread pudding is out of this world. Best restaurant in Hampton, hands down.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined 6 days ago

We came for restaurant week and it was very busy but we got relatively prompt service and the food was very good. Thanks!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Baltimore)·Dined 6 days ago

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.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

My husband and I dined for Restaurant Week and, as always, The Food Market never disappoints. This place has become one of our favorite restaurants. We are absolutely obsessed with the small plate dish called: spicy, cheesy, herby, creamy, winey, garlicky shrimp.. this was not on the restaurant week menu but we cannot come here and not get it. This dish is simply divine ....my husband and I battle over who will get that last bit of sauce to sop up with the bread. YUMMY! I ordered the beef wellington poppers, pickle brined fried chicken and the blondie dessert without the roasted marshmallow. Everything was very delicious and my husband was extremely pleased with his Pat Lafrieda burger. We both left the restaurant full and happy. Lastly, the complimentary valet is an added bonus because finding a parking spot in Hampden can be a challenge at times. I truly hope that this restaurant continues to remain consistent with the high quality food and service it provides.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Kid-friendly, Quick Bite, Comfort Food, Good for Groups
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 (Baltimore)·Dined 7 days ago

The Food Market is one of the gems of the Baltimore city area! On the pricier side however you won't be disappointed by the food nor the atmosphere. The deals are great and vary from day to day. I haven't been there for happy hour but I can imagine it's a good deal. We went for restaurant week and were not disappointed at the quality/presentation.

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Tapas, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Amazing food- we will be back.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 16, 2018

The service was the best. The staff was knowledgeable about the food and were very friendly. They made sure that you had everything you needed.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual
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·Dined on January 16, 2018

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 on January 14, 2018

Food and service was very good. Got a nice table during a crowded time after speaking with the friendly staff on availability. We waited for about 10-15 mins after our reservation and ordered some delicious libations. We were with my folks from NC who appreciate good food and drink. The tables are close together which they weren’t thrilled about, but the ambiance was great, yet a little noisy to hold a long conversation. Food was delicious although some apps were a bit small for the $. Still coming back to this place.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 14, 2018

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on January 14, 2018

Great dinner, drinks, and dessert. We're looking forward to visiting again soon!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 14, 2018

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!

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·Dined on January 14, 2018

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!

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Comfort Food
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·Dined on January 14, 2018

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.

Tags: Great Beer, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Great menu and quality even for Restaurant Week. Service was great, too. Very friendly, attentive, and knowledgeable. Everything was delicious and the cocktails were creative and tasty.

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Business Meals, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Noise level is deafening- couldn't hear friend's conversations. Would not recommend for more than 4 people. Food is amazing.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 14, 2018

The Food Market continues to be on point. The food is always amazing, we didn't feel rushed despite the restaurant being a packed house the night we were there, and the service was great! I love how creative the menu is and always have a hard time deciding what to pick.

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Casual, Worth the Drive
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 13, 2018

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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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Specatular dinner and service.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 13, 2018

We loved our brunch. The soft pretzels were great as always! Our server was awesome! The only downside was the onion ring soup... it soaked up all the broth but the flavor was great!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Great food!!!!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 13, 2018

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 on January 12, 2018

As Always the food was wonderful- great options! Our Waiter was charming and funny!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Celebrating a birthday and restaurant week. Delicious!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 10, 2018

They handled my sisters celiac disease well! Even had a dessert she could get. Waiter was great and food delish. We ran late and they held our reservation. Will be back!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Business Meals, Comfort Food
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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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