Located on "The Ave." in Hampden, The Food Market offers fine eating and pleasurable service from Chef Chad Gauss and his hand-selected crew.

The Food Market focuses on approachable, serious comfort food, in a smartly designed industrial-modern space. Award-winning Chef Chad Gauss’ value-driven menu offers our guests a complete dining experience, by combining recognizable ingredients with unparalleled technique.

Planning a surprise?

If you wish to surprise a friend or relative with a bottle of wine, dessert, etc., you may do so by purchasing a gift card. Please call the restaurant in advance to let us know us the details and keep in mind that gift cards will not be processed until payment has been received. We do not accept credit card information over the phone.

Join us on Tuesdays!

Half off wine by the bottle every Tuesday starting at 5pm. 



(410) 366-0606


1017 W 36th St
Baltimore, MD 21211


Mon - Thur 5p – 10p
Fri  5p – 11p                          Sat 4p – 11p
Sun 4p – 10p


Fri, Sat & Sun 9a – 3p


Free valet parking daily starting at 5pm


All artwork showcased at The Food Market Baltimore was created by Joel Cohen. Website photography by Daniel McGarrity.


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To book a reservation for 5 or more guests, please give us a call: (410) 366-0606

For reservations, call us from 5p – 10p daily, or book online with OpenTable below.
Please let us know in your reservation notes if you will need space for a high chair or car seat, or if you have any other special requests.

Open Table's "Diner's Choice Awards"

Fit For Foodies β€’ Best Brunch β€’ Hot Spot β€’ Top 100 Hot Spot Restaurants in the Country
Best Food β€’ Best Overall β€’ Best American β€’ Most Booked

The Private Kitchen

Our Private Kitchen offers the perfect place to refresh your dining experience.

It features table side cooking and a 42” flat screen television with an HDMI hook up which can be used to screen anything you like, from slideshows to sporting events. Seating: 12 max; 10 is the best; anything more, let’s discuss.

Please note that the private kitchen is located in the downstairs area of the restaurant.

Five-Course Chef's Dinner

$300 Room Fee + $80 per guest (optional wine pairings for $20 per guest)

The five-course meal is created by our chef, taking you from appetizers to dessert. For an additional fee per guest, you can add wine pairings to the first four courses. The chef selects foods that are fresh and seasonal. We take into account any allergies or dietary restrictions such as gluten free or vegetarian and adapt the courses accordingly. Because of the proximity of cooking equipment and the
closeness of the space, we ask that all guests be at least 18 years old.

The Chef’s Dinner includes the five courses, two personal cooks, and a server. Gratuity, MD sales tax and any beverages beyond the wine pairings, should you select that option, are additional fees. Once booked, you have the room for a half hour before your chosen dinner time, and for an hour after the meal’s conclusion, at which time guests are more than welcome to move upstairs to the bar in the main dining room.

A-la-Carte Meal

$300 Room Fee

If the Five-Course Chef’s Dinner isn’t quite what you’re looking for, you can also reserve The Private Kitchen and order Γ  la carte from our main dining menu, with a personal server to attend to your party’s needs. This is a great way to experience all the offerings of The Food Market with an exclusive touch.

For an additional fee per guest, you may experience The Bar Cart, an opportunity to have a personal bartender recommend and prepare drinks at the table. Drinks would include draft beer, wine, and our specialty cocktails.

Slay The Menu

$300 Room Fee + $100 per guest (optional draft beer, wine, & specialty cocktails for $40 per guest)

You will experience the best of The Food Market without having to make the tough decisions about what to order. This option offers you the chance to experience over 50% of the menu and get your grub on! Our chefs hand select your menu and allow you to sample their favorite items throughout five courses. All dishes are served in family-style portion with the intention to be shared.

For an additional fee per guest, you may experience The Bar Cart, an opportunity to have a personal bartender recommend and prepare drinks at the table. Drinks would include draft beer, wine, and our specialty cocktails.

P.S. The Kitchen loves cooking this style meal. Fun for all.


$300 Room Fee + $80 per guest plus tax, six person min

Cold Ramen: Pickled Prawns | Soy Bean Sprouts | Soft Egg | Black Garlic Broth
Korean Chicken Wings: Sesame Pickles | Red Chili Honey
Crab Fried Rice: All the Veggies | Market Five-Spice
Wagyu Teriyaki: Miso'd Cauliflower Rice | Long Beans | Kimchi Butter
Chocolate Chow Mein: Matcha Creme BrΓ»lΓ©e | Rice Crispy Sashimi


$300 Room Fee + $80 per guest plus tax, six person min

Tuna Carpaccio: Fennel Crusted | Arugula Aioli | Balsamic | Pepper Flakes | Hazelnut Oil
Proscuitto as a Salad: Basil Greens | Olive Oil | Lemon Juice | Pine Nuts | EVOO Parm | Focaccia
Deep Fried Lasagna: BΓ©chamel | Tomato Sauce | Veal Stock
Chicken Marsala: Truffle Roasted Mushrooms | Pancetta | Garlic | Thyme | Chicken Stock | Pasta
Cannoli β€œPizza”: Ricotta | Chocolate Chips | Pistachios | Orange Zest | Honey

Nick's Country Club Dinner

$300 Room Fee + $80 per guest plus tax, six person min

Amuseβ€”Smoked Salmon Canape: Lavash | Horseradish Cream | Capers | Cured Egg Yolk
1stβ€”Lobster Bisque: Poached Tail and Claw | Puff Pastry | Sherry | Tarragon Oil
2ndβ€”Romaine Heart: Grilled Anchovies | Caesar Dressing | Toasted Parmesan
3rdβ€”Pan-Roasted Dover Sole: Haricot Verts Amandine | Beurre Blanc | Chives
4thβ€”The Perfect Pair: Filet Mignon | Crab Imperial Stuffed Shrimp | Duchess Potato | Sauce Bearnaise
5thβ€”Profiterole: Pastry Cream | Fresh Berries | Ganache | Grand Marnier

The Boujee Junk Food Dinner

$300 Room Fee + $80 per guest plus tax, six person min

Amuseβ€”Cracker Smack
1stβ€”Loaded Nachos: Raw Wagyu Chili | Cheddar Crema | Ranch Powder
2ndβ€”Duck Confit Potato Skins: Cherries Au Poivre | Brie Mornay | Chives
3rdβ€”Lobster Cheese Steak Sub: Poached Tail and Claw | Brandied Onions | Gruyere Cheese Whiz | Lobster Salted Fries
4thβ€”Filet-o-Seabass: Green Bean Slaw | Crab-Laced Tartar Sauce | Malt Vinegar Bubbles | Lemon
5thβ€”7 Layer Dirt Cup...and Doughnuts!

The Kitchen Hangout / Bar & Grill

$300 Room Fee + $150 per guest plus tax + gratuity


Hang around our kitchen table rather then yours! Have the place all to yourselves while you chill and talk or play a game. Enjoy Tableside Chef cooking for your group while an In-Room Bartender places your drink order at the Boutique Cocktail bar with special Private Kitchen-only drinks.

Sliced Tommahawk Steak: Slaughterhouse Steak Sauce
Whole Roasted Fish: Churrasco | Chimichurri | Onions
Baltimore's Biggest Crab Cake: Handmade Crackers
Hampden Hot Chicken Sliders: Pit Spice | Potato Bread
Wedge Salad Skewers: Bleu Cheese Fondue
Beer Braised Shrimp + Potatoes: Tarragon Cocktail
Brown Sugar Crusted Bacon Bao Buns: Awesome Sauce
Potato Chip Cookies: Rosemary Sugar
Mini Crème Brûlée: Tons of Berries
Peanut Butter Fudge

Reserve now! Call (410) 456-9904 or email us at theprivatekitchen@thefoodmarketbaltimore.com. $300 Room Fee is due upon booking. Gift cards will not be accepted as payment for Chef's Dinners.



Gift cards will be processed upon payment and mailed out to the shipping address you specify on the next business day.

If you don't see a selection for the amount you desire, please feel free to give us a call (410) 366-0606.

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