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The Food Market

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American, Balti
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1017 W 36th St, Baltimore, MD 21211-2416 (The Avenue)
5:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Thu 5:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 am
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Really great place with friendly and helpful staff members. Tasty food and decent cocktails. Place can be very busy, so make sure you reserve a space.

Thank Thomas_DW_Kim
Farmington, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dropping my daughter for sophomore year and she surprised me with a dinner here. Atmosphere is great and our waiter Jermaine was fantastic. He answered any questions we had without missing a beat. The bread that came out while we ordered was warm, doughy and great. We shared a risotto encrusted fried mozzarella which was fantastic. The sauce with it... More 

Thank William M
York, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I recently took clients to dinner here and it was a great experience. Everything we ordered was delicious. Everyone especially enjoyed the apps - the lobster fingers, spicy cheesy shrimp, and pretzels with beer cheese fondue were yummy. And the Heath Bar bread pudding was delicious (and huge - I had to bring most of it home!)... More 

Thank Sue T
Sydney, Australia
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104 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The atmosphere is fun. The food choices are different and exciting but the food was a little over cooked and the chairs were incredibly uncomfortable. The deep fried pickles were my favourite and something I had not seen before. Given the tendency for US food to often be fatty this is a good alternative.

Thank Fiona S
Annapolis, Maryland
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34 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ok, so I really just want to say "eat here, you won't regret it" but since I know you'll want more than that, here ya go. This place is a cool environment in a really cute part of baltimore (Hampden near Roland Park). It looks tiny from the outside, but once you get in, it opens up to a visible... More 

Thank Tara D
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed our last me at the Food Market. The meal was great and as always we enjoyed the open design of the restaurant

Thank Howard C
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86 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016

I've gone on a date here as have several friends. It's a very nice restaurant in Hampden with wonderful food!!

Thank Sami L
Ellicott City, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

The Food Market has an immense ability to take traditional American food and combine or tweak them into amazing fare. The menu is quite diverse allowing everyone in our family to eyeball things we liked and no one was disappointed. We used to go for their weekend brunch but their dinner service is equally delightful. The restaurant gets their entire... More 

Thank AandM00000008
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

A great place to dine. One of my fave in the city. Great selection of food. Free valet parking and nice contemporary interior. I absolutely loved this place.

Thank Dprudenc
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2016

The food at this restaurant is very good. The restaurant is lively and the service is great but it is on the expensive side.

Thank FRus2013

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
American, Balti
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
5:00 am - 12:00 am
5:00 am - 12:00 am
5:00 am - 12:00 am
5:00 am - 12:00 am
5:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1017 W 36th St, Baltimore, MD 21211-2416
    (The Avenue)
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Baltimore
  • Phone Number: 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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Crofton, Maryland
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?