The Food Market

4.8
3985 Reviews
$31 to $50
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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 3985 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious and excellent service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat at the bar. Best service by a bartender we’ve had in a long time.

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vipDeannaH
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was exceptional and the menu was fabulous! Super clean and strong COVID protocols

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JoeW
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food, we took someone who has ever been there and she also fell in love with the restaurant.

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vipBridgetteR
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there and we left very pleased with our overall experience

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Bryce
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Good quality food. Nice ambiance. Appropriately distanced tables. Would come back.

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AlexisM
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious!!! I definitely recommend the spicy, garlicky, cheesy shrimp and the fried oysters as appetizers! The filet mignon is amazing! And the crab cake is delicious! I highly recommend the Food Market! And our server Jermaine definitely enhanced our experience, he was super personable and funny!

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Charma
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently great service and food. Enjoyed a wonderful Valentine's Day Meal in a COVID safe atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic!

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AK123
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was fabulous, and the experience was so fun we asked ourselves why we don't go out for brunch more often!

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EmilyS
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great, service was timely, and the restaurant was very Covid-conscious

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MeghanS
Baltimore
17 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines Day brunch was delicious. We’ve missed eating out and especially missed The Food Market.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It doesn’t matter what you order here. It’s all good! We’ve been here several times over the course of a year and a half and it’s never disappointed. Highly highly recommend.

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vipAllieM
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was excellent, our server accommodated us nicely, and most importantly they had an AMAZING playlist in the background!

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SarahE
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything from start to finish was outstanding. Our waitor was awesome and offered suggestions as it was our first time there. He was patient and kind no matter how many questions I asked about the food:). My drink was awesome - tequila with a splash of lime juice is exactly how I like my margaritas, lol. Food was phenomenal. I cannot wait to go back and try another meal, I can't imagine anything tasting bad as good as everything was. I got brussel sprouts as an app, filet for my meal and blondie for dessert. I don't have one bad thing to say about any of it. The filet melted in my mouth - honestly perfection. Side note - the 90s R&B playing in the background just rounded out the perfect night. I loved every minute of being there and cant wait to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service

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vipmwagner
Baltimore
49 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our waiter was fantastic, energetic and funny.. The Branzino was delicious but a wee bit salty.. LOVE the fries and cocktails as usual. We'll be back soon. :-))

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viprpb1
Baltimore
42 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Long wait for table , slow service getting drinks, and one hour time liimit definitely alter the experience but the food is always good.

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LorraineS
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Food Market is excellent in all areas of dining. From the amazing service to the scrumptious food it's definitely 10/10

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NickM
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Food Market is a fantastic restaurant with great food and drinks.

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vipFinestDiningInBaltimore
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great dining experience in Baltimore. Friendly staff and great food all around. Mozzarella sticks and pretzel bread were amazing apps. My wife got the sea bass and I got the short ribs, both were immaculate. We finished it off with the blondie for dessert. We will back for sure and if you've never been you should be on your way.

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baltimore4foodies
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was wonderful - everyone seemed in good spirits and the person seating us explained about the 1-hour dining limit. Food and drinks came out quickly but the server was absolutely friendly and accomodating - we didn't feel rushed at all. And the food/drinks were amazing! Wonderful date night spot :)

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vipCharmCityChic
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food market is always great.

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BrienH
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tried both Benedicts for brunch and they were delicious!

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OnceinlovewithAmy
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Always a great meal at The Food Market! The French Toast Dippers were worth every calorie (That Maple Cream Cheese fondue is heavenly)and the Avocado Toast was excellent as well according to friends that shared it. I have ordered the Baltimore Club in the past and been dazzled, but this time two of us ordered it and were disappointed by what we both considered burnt toast, rendering the sandwich way too dry.
Because of Covid restrictions, dining is limited to one hour, which is such a bummer, would of loved the half baked blondie, which is delicious, but we were out of time.
Normally a 5 star visit, wont let this one hiccup from deterring us from coming back again once restrictions are lifted.

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vipFantastic
Washington DC
71 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Food Market has always been a favorite! It had been a while, and we decided to celebrate a birthday when it coincided with restaurants opening up again. Overall, everything was wonderful and impressive! We were a party of 4, and worried about the time limit the city imposed. We came in with a plan - looked at the menu ahead of time so that we knew what we wanted to order. I have to say, the kitchen and servers were prepared! Food came out incredibly fast, and servers were quick to clear and replenish everything. I didn’t think it was possible to dine-in full service style with 3 courses in an hour - but we did! All safety precautions were taken, you can see that everyone is compliant and takes safety seriously! Chairs and tables were immediately sanitized as soon as people left. Everything food and libations were delicious of course! This restaurant did everything perfect during such a difficult time!

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vipDizzyD
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything was great but kinda felt a little rushed cause we are told at the beginning of the meal that we only had an hour to complete our meal. But I understand the situation the restaurant is in and we will definitely be back!

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Crazedwombat
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In this moment of limited table time and limited capacities The Food Market is going above and beyond to make your visit safe and memorable at the same time. The staff was incredibly on point and the food was amazing. The kitchen had no trouble doing its part to keep your table time under an hour. There was nothing about the experience that wasn't top notch.

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ToniD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I eat here often and the food is always delicious and the staff is always polite. Love this place!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was good, great temperature and fresh!

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LisaP
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was really great, I'm still dreaming about the cookies and cream whipped cheesecake. Nice menu selections including small plates and entrees. Also the service was quick and friendly. Can't wait to go back!

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AllenS
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Pandemic dining experience in Baltimore! Could not recommend it more.

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vipDRad66
Baltimore
356 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Glad to be back at The Food Market with the return of indoor dining. Enjoyed the flavor of my favorite Cream of Crab soup but, unfortunately, it was not warm. Our server, Andy, hustled the whole time we were there. The whole team was obviously pulling together to get food out and tables cleared to seat the next diners. Our other food was great though still trying to get a happy medium with the Shrimp Dinner which IMO swims in the cajun cream sauce.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This review has nothing to do with the establishment itself but more or less the app. I booked reservations for 29 Dec at 845pm. Showed up it was closed and there was another couple that had 830pm reservations in the same boat. The place closed at 8pm but I was able to make reservations a week in advance, and even got confirmation text for my reservation the day of. The hours need to be updated for hours of operation.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our favorite restaurants! The food is amazing as well as the customer service. Every dish is a well thought out blend of wonderful flavors -a party in your mouth. My go to dinner favs are the short ribs that melt in your mouth, crab cake and the wings are the perfect blend of savory with a hint of honey! Brunch never disappoints!

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vipGood
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was so good, why accommodating for special dietary needs.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was DELECTABLE

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our server! Food was superb, as always, as well. My mom and I went through just about the whole menu as we don’t make it there together enough. Our server coursed everything out perfectly. Go back and support the creative and fun menu and kind staff.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
32 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience here. What made it better this time was the very courteous staff and how much care they take with serving drinks and food along with cleaning and sanitizing. Plus, they have the tables spaced nicely. Thanks to all that work there. BTW, burger and chix sandwiches were awesome!

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vipJenniferB
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sam was outstanding, food was amazing, great experience!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from The Food Market using the Order Online button. 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 3985 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.