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The Food Market

4.8
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3876 Reviews
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$30 and under
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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.

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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 3876 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RoyT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great waiter, the moving parts of cars and people add to the ambiance. Nice food prep

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vipFemi
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I'm from Texas and was in town visiting family. A friend recommended this place and it was soooo charming! It's on a very lovely street. The decor is unique and cozy. The food was EXCELLENT!!! Definitely a fantastic spot for a date, a night out with friends, or even flying solo! I even brought food back to my hotel in DC for my mom. She notoriously hates when her food isn't pipping hot. She gobbled up the spaghetti and crab meatballs without thinking twice!! haha GREAT SPOT!

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TimR
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience3

My food was not cooked thoroughly and had to be sent back. By the time my new, cooked meal returned, my companion was finished her meal so she sat there as I ate. Our server was very apologetic, but I thought the restaurant could have done more based on the inconvenience and disaapointment of the uncooked food.

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TheDaysBetween
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate indoors at The Food Market, and the experience, while different from the bustle we were used to, was excellent. The food was great, as was the service. They are working hard for their customers and employees and it shows.

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PatriceM
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been here for dinner several times, however, this was the first for brunch. I nor my best friend were left dissatisfied. The food was amazing and the Gucci Lemonade was superb.

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vipMarkK
Baltimore
57 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We dined outdoors, which consists of tables along the sidewalk in front of the restaurant and a number of adjacent businesses – given present circumstances, the surrounding charm of Hampden adds to the total dining experience if one keeps the correct frame of mind. Service from the charming Rebecca as attentive and professional. The Cream of Crab Soup is the best in the city: Old Bay replaces sherry as the dominant flavor and the dish contains a generous amount of jumbo lump crab meat (with the option to add more for an additional cost). The Salt and Pepper Tuna appetizer is one of my personal favorites: perfectly pan-seared tuna chunks drizzled with extra virgin olive oil and an avocado tzatziki sauce which perfectly complements the tuna, as does the small side of pickled cucumber slices. Pan Roasted Mussels are plentiful, accompanied by bacon, leeks and a superlative champagne cream sauce – the one slice of grilled bread offered as the accompanying means to sop up that delicious sauce is not nearly enough, so be prepared to ask for more bread and spend many minutes enjoying what may be the best part of this dish. The Brown Sugar Pork Belly was enjoyable, perfectly accompanied by the greens and tomatoes.
The Scallops Deluxe dish is a perfect end-of-summer dish with its summer-squash risotto base holding a number of pan-seared scallops. The winner of the evening was the Roasted Beef Short Rib – delicious perfection.
An excellent wine list offers a workable number of excellent options, with both a New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc and California Pinot Noir perfects choices for our meal. This makes up for the minimal dessert selection – we opted for the Heathbar Crunch Bread Pudding…a wonderful dish to end a great meal. I look forward to our return.

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TessS
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Job promotion

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Jeff
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was try to make a reservation to another restaurant that wasn’t available, and “The Food Market “ came up as a suggested option. It had 4.9 rating and I made the reservation.
Our date night was great. The area, then the ambience was a good start. The service and food was great. We can’t wait to go back!

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vipChefJT
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time dining out since March 2020. I was nervous, but the entire team followed all CDC guidelines and the food was delicious.

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CatarinaC
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and the food was really good. Would definitely go back for their brunch.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Shockingly bad. Everything from the cocktails to the small plates and entrees. Severely disappointed. Would not eat the food again if it was free.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Girls Night Out

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food Market is one of my favorite restaurants. Food and drinks are delicious and the service is always great.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great !

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TeiaraS
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

This was my first time and we did outdoor seating. I’m not a fan of outdoor seating but given the current situation with CoVid, it was necessary. Overall, it was a great first time. The food was great, our server was good and always around when we needed him, & our wait was not long at all. We made a reservation for 1:30 and not long after, we were seated. I will be back for sure. Everything in the menu sounds so good!!!

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JosephS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The server was fantastic, professional and kind. The food was great and I liked the hipster, chill crowd. I’d go back there again.

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cityfoodie
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Dry pleasant, good service, good food

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vipmwagner
Baltimore
44 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience1

Strange visit to FM. A Woman was on her phone while checking in with the host. She was still on her phone after being seated. A man next to us was also listening to some sort of podcast with his phone on speaker. Our waiter was nice; food was okay. Drinks are always good.

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vipTradonna
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I ordered the salmon w/flapjack potato & corn pudding. It was delicious. My date ordered two birds, duck leg & chicken breast & w/greens. He said it was very good. We also had the cream of crab which was very tasty. We recommend everything. Our server Jennifer was awesome. Thank you Jennifer for helping to make an awesome, clean, & safe experience we appreciate you for what you do. One side note to The Food Market everone from greeting of the host to the our server were great. Please get rid of that awful hand sanitizer by the restroom. We had to wash it off our hands after using it.

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OpenTable Diner
Singapore
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place for Sunday brunch. Outstanding service and an interesting menu.

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JennyN
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I hadn’t been out to a restaurant since the pandemic began, and we were feeling like we were ready to. We chose outdoor seating which was lovely. They only have six tables outside, spaced well apart for social distancing. Our waiter was wonderful, food was great, drinks are amazing. The Food Market never disappoints.

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MichaelW
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I went there to meet a friend for lunch. It was the first time that I had been inside a restaurant to eat since February, due to Covid. I felt very comfortable with the seating arrangements. Plenty of space between tables. My friend did not show so I only ordered the plate of mussels. I was very pleased with the flavorful taste and enjoy the eats.

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Ashley
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The Food Market never seems to disappoint and a visit during the pandemic was no different! The staff was warm and friendly, the food was beyond tasty and they offered both indoor and outdoor dining with plenty of social distance between tables. Also, the complimentary popcorn was a fun start to a delicious meal!

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JennyK
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Everything was amazing!
(Shrimp & grits, espresso rub lamb chops, pretzels with beer cheese, crab & corn doughnuts, Caesar salad, Greek salad)

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vipBaltimoreBrian
Baltimore
43 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our favorites in baltimore. Comfort food at its best. But the drinks are very creative and all are great. Outdoor seating in Hampden gives great people watching!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jermaine was a wonderful server! He was very personable and was very attentive to our table! He even recommended a wonderful drink and it was great!

We had the Steak and Eggs + Baltimore Club! Both were well seasoned and cooked perfectly! We can’t wait to visit again :)

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LayneDobry
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sam was spectacular as usual! Even with such a busy evening he kept our drinks full at all times and the food was amazing!

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kfrancella
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food and cocktails are always excellent and a great value for the quality! I’m so thankful that it’s even open but the sidewalk is such a bummer- the only reason for the low rating on ambiance! Love this place and will come again for curbside dining.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We requested outside seating on a beautiful thrifts evening. Had phenomenal service and exceptional food. Will absolutely go again. May even make it to the brunch.

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clarker
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My new favorite restaurant in the city. The food was absolutely amazing, highly recommend the pork belly, lamb chops, and pretzels. Our waiter was great too!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dining in, COVID style, was a good experience. Food was amazing with too many choices. Ordered way too much, wanted to try so many. The pickle app was my fave, thanks to our server for suggesting! Would def go back again.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice evening, thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food as always!

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OxanaT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The only thing my tuna was cooked wrong, which was annoying since this is rare time now that we go out. I couldn’t finish it. Otherwise food was good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was really nice and the food was delicious!

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MaurineB
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is just amazing here- consistently every time we dine! With Covid, we had to sit outside on the sidewalk which was fine. Service was fantastic!
Highly recommend the bread pudding!!!!

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vipDRad66
Baltimore
345 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience3

The Food Market is one of our favorite go-to restaurant. Always excellent service and delicious food. Our server tonight, Andy, was great. We've never had a bad selection...until this evening. Our go-go starters, as always, cream of crab soup and mozzarella sticks were excellent. My husband decided to try the Mango-lian beef - he said the fruit/vegetable combination was delicious but the coating on the beef was not good and the beef was tough. I decided to go with 2 untried big appetizers - Street Tacos and the garlicky, shrimp...dip with torn bread. The Street Tacos were amazing. Perfect blend of flavors. The garlicky, shrimp...dip was awful. The torn bread was covered with the not very tasty overly seasoned creamy sauce which made it tough...the shrimp would probably have been good if not for all of the sauce on it - shrimp was cooked well. We will definitely be back, but that dish will never be ordered again.

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Ruby
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. Great service. No complaints... Highly recommend the popcorn topped with pesto!

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JoeW
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was awesome as well as the service. The Food Market never disappoints me or my guest.

FAQs

The Food Market does offer delivery in partnership with Toast. 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 3876 OpenTable diners.

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.