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The Food Market

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1017 W 36th St, Baltimore, MD 21211-2416 (The Avenue)
+1 410-366-0606
09:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Thu 05:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 09:00 - 00:00
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Needham, Massachusetts
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154 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Was visiting Baltimore for one day and heard about this Hampden area, so decided to take a short uber ride from downtown to visit. The place has a great vibe and service was amazing from start to finish. I gave it a 4 instead of a 5, because some of the dishes could have been better. For appetizers, the buffalo... More 

Thank bw411
Ellicott City, Maryland
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165 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were celebrating our 40th day before valentine's day, and while we had been to the Food Market for brunch, this was our first dinner there. The drinks were creative, the bartenders provided great service while we waited for our table. and meal never disappointed. The wait staff was attentive and helpful. The menu options made deciding difficult. The food... More 

Thank Ellen F
Baltimore, Maryland
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83 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Food Market has very good food and very good service. It is noisy so be prepared to talk loud at your table. Street parking is very hard, but they do have complimentary parking.

Thank David C
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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54 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The place is very welcoming and overall there was a positive vibe. The brunch menu is modern and trendy but the items seemed to be matching well. There were not just thrown in for hipster sake.

Thank Stale_Bread_Spanky
Baltimore, Maryland
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Food Market is a cozy comfortable little restaurant with incredibly tasty and fresh food. The place was very crowded for a Monday night, but we were able to find a seat at the bar while we waited for our table. We started with the Amish pretzels and beer cheese fondue per a friends recommendation. You can scroll down to... More 

Thank Andrew S
Baltimore, Maryland
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The desserts were out of this world! We ordered the half cooked blondie (I would go back just for this) and the bread pudding. The sea scallops dinner was excellent but I preferred my boyfriend's lamb dinner which was full of flavor and complimentary seasonings. I would also order the small plate of tuna, very small but very delicious. The... More 

Thank brojas30
Baltimore, Maryland
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165 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have always enjoyed dinners at The Food Market (see my prior reviews!) but Saturday returned with our kids for a birthday brunch and were not disappointed. Should have realized this would be a perfect spot! Great drinks (not only the standards) with lots of innovative and interesting speciality new ones! (How do they come up with "French Toast" or... More 

Thank Michael S
Baltimore, Maryland
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74 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

Service was great, food was great, lots of options for both food and drink. You have the option of doing smaller or larger plates. We had a few small plates (about 4 for 3 people) and were pleasantly full by the end. The complimentary valet was also nice, since it can be hard to find parking in Hampden.

Thank thetwoofcups
Fort Mill, South Carolina
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113 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

Visiting the adult daughter and husband for a short weekend. They chose this restaurant and I am flabbergasted. My SIL loves basic food. You know, burgers and fries. It was restaurant week. He ordered duck wings as his app----finger licking good and all gone in record time. Our waiter was delightful, funny and interactive without hovering. I had the crab... More 

Thank Dana K
Ellicott City, Maryland
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231 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Six of us had a great dinner on December 31st. We were promptly seated for our 7:15 reservation. Lively atmosphere, great service and delicious food. I had the Buffalo Pickles and the Short Rib - fantastic! Go and enjoy!

Thank William J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
American, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
05:00 - 00:00
05:00 - 00:00
05:00 - 00:00
05:00 - 00:00
05:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1017 W 36th St, Baltimore, MD 21211-2416
    (The Avenue)
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Baltimore
  • Phone Number: +1 410-366-0606
The Food Market focuses on approachable, really good food, in a smartly designed industrial-modern space, featuring an open kitchen. Award-winning Chef Chad Gauss’ value-driven menu offers our guests a complete dining experience, by combining recognizable ingredients with unparalleled technique. The Food Market strives to provide real good service, in a comfortable environment, where our 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. Up to par, down to earth.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?