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Hampden Food Market

1017 W 36th Street, Baltimore, MD 21211
410-366-0606
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Ranked #57 of 1,793 restaurants in Baltimore
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: The Avenue
Description: 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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Baltimore, Maryland
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60 reviews 60 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

I usually wait until I have dined at a restaurant a few times before giving it a review. I really think what separates a very good restaurant from all the others is it's consistency. Let's face it, any restaurant can have a good night or a bad night. I have dined at the Food Market several times and I can... More

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Owings Mills, MD
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3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

A recent visit to the Food Market proved to be an underwhelming experience. Our bread wasn't fresh, but our appetizer (fried green tomatoes) was pretty good. Entrees didn't live up to our expectations. I had the shrimp and grits. The shrimp were chewy and over-cooked and the small portion of grits lost in a sea of sauce. My wife had... More

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Linthicum, MD
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110 reviews 110 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

This restaurant fills an interesting niche- high-end comfort food in a casual setting. Fortunately, the hip vibe does not mean that soon-to-be senior citizens were made to feel in any way uncomfortable. Our waiter was extremely well-informed, patient, and attentive. We had made an online reservation, and only waited two minutes to be seated. My appetizer was the high point... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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97 reviews 97 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Love this place--the menu is innovative, the food is delicious, the wait staff is so nice and accommodating--I highly recommend it But--be prepared--the noise level is intense--try not to go with a group, as you will not hear what anyone is saying I understand that a place is popular because it has a "buzz", but this goes a bit too... More

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Rosedale, Maryland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

We went there for a friend's birthday celebration. It was a last minute thing and it was Friday night. We couldn't make reservations but went anyways. We were expecting to wait for about 30 minutes so we sat at the bar and had a drink. After we ordered, we ended up getting a table right by the front window. It... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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34 reviews 34 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Rated one of Bmore's top restaurants and we agree! Located in great place in Hampden to enjoy a nice walk around this part of town.

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San Francisco, California
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154 reviews 154 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Maybe they were having an off night, but we went here for dinner on a Saturday night, so you would expect their A game. Waited 45 minutes past our reservation to be seated. Had the quickest meal at a restaurant in my life as the servers were basically throwing the dishes at us. It was pretty obvious that we were... More

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Sewell, New Jersey
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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

We stumbled across this restaurant while visiting our son, who is attending Johns Hopkins. We actually walked from the JHU campus (though we wouldn't necessarily advise others to do this, as the best walking route includes a trail through the woods that is somewhat steep and treacherous). The restaurant is located in Hampden, a small bohemian community featuring many small... More

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Columbus, OH
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112 reviews 112 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Went here for brunch, and had a very nice meal. Service was great, and the food was very tasty. The menu has lots of options spanning from breakfast through dinner, and everything seemed to be very fresh and pack a lot of flavor. We will definitely come back to eat here again!

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Severn, Maryland
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113 reviews 113 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

We loved the variety of menu items and excellent service at this Hampden restaurant. The Nico cocktail is unusual but delicious (muddled strawberries, vodka, amaretto and champagne). The menu has a large selection of appetizers, small plates and large plates. There were so many interesting choices, but we were in the mood for burgers and theirs are outstanding. Service was... More

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