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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
05:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Thu 05:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 09:00 - 00:00
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had dinner here and was impressed by the innovative twists they take on some classic dishes. Great seafood selection. Crab cakes to die for, lobster fingers were delicious. The crab potatoes were a delicious surprise. There were so many delicious things to choose from it was hard to narrow it down. Also, lots of choices for meat eaters as well.... More 

Thank carolyna1234
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food! Fabulous presentations and unusual choices. We enjoyed! Service was great. Only down side is the acoustics.

1 Thank Renee369
Baltimore, Maryland
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153 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We had a very enjoyable evening at The Food Market last night. Much better than our first! We realized that the secret was an excellent server (Katie) who set the tone and the fact that we brought our own wine (corkage $25). Real "winos" should be aware that the wine list is for non wine-drinkers (which was one of the... More 

Thank Michael S
Maryland Line, Maryland
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8 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Recommended by co-workers for a nice place for brunch. Atmosphere was warm and host was friendly. For a Saturday afternoon, it wasn't crowd but service was slow and the food was average. Took a while to pay the check; not too on the list to re-visit.

Thank astar2323
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We read some of the reviews and checked out the diverse menu and decided to give it a try. We made reservations the night before and we were sat immediately. There was an excellent specialty mixed drink menu along with beer and wine. We opted for smaller plates so as to try many things since everything looked so good. We... More 

Thank cliff p
Timonium, Maryland
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95 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

I love trying foods and that means if someone is willing to share plates I get to try more food. A win for me! The Pork Belly was cooked perfectly, the Duck Confit potato skin was yummy, the Beet salad was big enough to share and also really good. I also tasted my friends Short rib dinner... amazingly good. Needless... More 

Thank tdellav
Alexandria, Virginia
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88 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

I went here with some friends for Sunday Brunch and it was fantastic. We had such a hard time choosing because everything sounded delicious. The wait for a table was over an hour - so we sat at the bar and it was wonderful. Sometimes when you are sitting at the bar you are an afterthought - not here. TJ... More 

Thank MsBellaBoo
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 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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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 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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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

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 

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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
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly
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?