The Food Market

4.7
3039 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Top tags:
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Creative Cuisine
Constantly 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. 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 from 4pm- 10pm, Monday – Thursday from 5pm – 10pm, Friday 5pm - 11pm, & Saturday from 4pm - 11pm. Valet-Parking provided at no cost, nightly during dinner service, starting at the beginning of dinner service.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Contemporary American
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Hours of Operation
Brunch
Fri–Sun 9:00 am–3:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Fri 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(410) 366-0606
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Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Chef Chad Gauss
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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
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Catering
Please contact us with any inquiries regarding our catering services!

Email Catering@TheFoodMarketBaltimore.com.

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Cross Street
The Avenue
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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.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 3039 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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J
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Everything was good, according to my daughter. I didn’t dine.

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S
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was our third time and we have never been disappointed. Dinner and Brunch are delicious.
Our server Brandy was best server we have ever had. Fantastic!

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KF
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

TJ the bartender was awesome! Food was good too. We had the lamb and the burger. They were both very flavorful. I’m

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JJ
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food. Lots of options and each thing was tasty. Worth the higher prices for a casual dinner.

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b
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Hard to hear conversations. Recommend upholstering walls with burlap with underlay to absorb sound.

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BJ
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Probably the best indulgent brunch we've ever had! A must recommend~

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KC
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was excellent! And the doughnut holes was a great touch!

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OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great experience, never disappoints!

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HS
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing restaurant! We decided to do multiple small plates and there wasn’t a dish that we didn’t love. Amazing staff that were very attentive.

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C
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 3Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

It was extremely loud. The service was decent. The shrimp and grits amazing.

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GS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really excellent meal. Interesting menu. Service was outstanding.

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O
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

An excellent restaurant. Very well-run, great, creative entrees and awesome desserts.

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OT
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food!

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OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

As always, the food was excellent and the staff was great. We were a little disappointed that when the reservation was made, we requested the two-top table by the front glass window. We were not seated there, nor was in even acknowledged that this requested. The couple that was occupying the table paid and left maybe 10 minutes after we were seated. We were disappointed since we were celebrating our engagement the day before. We were seated by the curtain, so were constantly dealing with people coming and going and being right on top of us.

Again, the food was amazing as usual, we were just a bit let down by our seating and the fact that it was just never even addressed that the table was unavailable.

Thanks

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C
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Went this past Sunday food was great, service was wonderful! Kids loved the "mocktails"

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CL
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We we're in town to celebrate our college student's birthday and picked this place based on the creative and cheeky menu. From the moment we walked in the friendly and gracious staff made us feel right at home. All smiles and willing to recommend dishes to try, the food runners, bartender and our marvelous server gave us a night to remember. The food was incredible! Will work my way through this menu for sure.

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EH
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

THE FOOD WAS TOP QUALITY WITH EXCELLENT FLAVORS AND PRESENTATION. THE SERVICE WAS PROMPT BUT NOT RUSHED. WOULD GO BACK IN A HEARTBEAT!

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KH
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We met up with my millennial kids for a visit to Hampden. I called the restaurant because my daughter is vegan and was thrilled at the willingness to accommodate her eating style. For the non vegans, the duck fat nuts were a totally delicious surprise. The entrees are served with healthy sides that blend well with the main dish. There were empty plates all over the table. The ambience was hip, and we were seated at a window so could look outside to the happenings on the Avenue. Glad I found this little gem of a restaurant!

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M
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Food and service was excellent as always. The venue is boring and a little lout but doesn’t really matter. Food and wait staff are always great

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MK
Baltimore
21 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Always delivers on good food, good choices and ambience.

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J
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was amazing!

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MY
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent meal, fresh , great menu with different options, and in a cool neighborhood.

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TV
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is one of those great restaurants where everything on the menu sounds great. You just can't decide. Very cool and happy atmosphere.

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L
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I’ve always enjoyed never had a bad experience or meal!

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K
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome once again. We’ve been to the Food Market several times for brunch and for dinner and we have not been disappointed. The food is top notch and the service is great. Just make sure you have a reservation they get very busy.

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KR
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Service was amazing and food was delicious. It's always a little loud, but it has never bothered me.

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b
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food and service were both top notch. Would definitely revisit.

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ML
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

Service was okay. They changed their menu, so my plans went out the window. Felt like there was no alcohol in my bloody mary -- no bacon either. Asked for a soft omlette, didn't get it. bread was stale -- that I did return. Won't go back

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TF
Baltimore
17 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The Food Market never disappoints! We all had amazing apps, salads and entrees! The craft cocktails were delicious too!! Valet parking is always a plus!

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LW
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We loved our food, and the service was good. Try the Corn and Crab donuts as an appetizer.

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SH
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Overall, we had a great experience. All the food was delicious, the place had a nice vibe!

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CS
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Always good food and always good service. I would recommend!

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c
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

The food is always excellent. We decided to order some smalls, littles and bigs to share. The food came almost all at once, which did not work for us at all. I eat there regularly and will continue to do so, but the pace of the food needed some work that evening.

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SH
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had brunch—ordered the fried oyster omelet, French toast with Nutella and veggies, avocado toast with smoked salmon, salt and pepper seared tuna and a monte cristo. Everything was 10/10. Fresh ingredients, interesting twists on favorites, really well peeps. Waiter was helpful and easygoing. 10/10 all around

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MH
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Not a spot for quiet conversation but always good food and a bustling atmosphere!

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P
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

In a word, fabulous! One of my favorite restaurants!

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TW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I always enjoy going to this place.... and the food is amazing..... I’ve never had anything on the menu that I didn’t like.... This is my number 1 place to recommend or take someone to for any occasion.... Jermaine was my server a few times and he is awesome and very helpful....

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q
Baltimore
15 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The Food Market is one of our favorite restaurants. The food is always creative and delicious. Cannot think of a time we didn't enjoy our meals. This visit was no exception - the scallops with risotto was to die for and was large enough to take some home for left-overs! If you're an aficionado of bread pudding, their heath bar version is excellent 9and large enough to share or take home). The only reasons for giving 4 stars instead of 5 are: they have a relatively small draft beer selection and the noise level is quite high which can interfere with conversation.

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OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had a birthday there with family. Great selection for everyone.

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N
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved everything we had for dinner. Can’t wait to cget e back for another meal!

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