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The Food Market - Columbia, Columbia, MD

The Food Market - Columbia

4.7
4.7
1929 Reviews
$30 and under
American
The Food Market offers fine eating and pleasurable service from Chef Chad Gauss. The sister restaurant of The Food Market in Hampden. Up to par, down to earth experience driven comfort fo

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 84 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Contemporary American, Comfort Food
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:30 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (410) 997-7000
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Catering
    Please contact us with any inquiries regarding our catering services! Email hello@hooplacatering.com You Host. We Work.
  • Neighborhood
    Columbia
  • Parking details
    Plentiful and convenient FREE parking onsite via connected garage in addition to Columbia Mall parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,929 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Baltimore / Maryland

    Most Booked

  • Baltimore Suburbs

    Innovative

  • Baltimore Suburbs

    Healthy

  • Baltimore Suburbs

    Hot spot

  • Baltimore Suburbs

    American

  • Baltimore Suburbs

    Most Booked

1,929 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We ordered the fried oyster omelette and it was delicious. I substituted my potatoes for grits and enjoyed the meal thoroughly. Our waitress was outstanding, I wish that I could remember her name. It was enjoyable experience. 

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  2. JohnG

    Baltimore

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service was very good. Very good menu choices.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and great vibe. Really enjoyed the soft shell crab benedict.

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  4. Mmhood

    Baltimore

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was excellent everyone in our party thoroughly enjoyed the birthday dinner. Waiter was great very attentive and had great suggestions.

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  5. LG36

    Baltimore

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Food Market didn't disappoint. I went there for brunch and the meals were delicious. I will say it was a busy Sunday so you have to put in a reservation to ensure seating. Otherwise it's a great brunch spot.

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  6. Lauren

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and excellent service! We enjoyed the special birthday treat as well!

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  7. TaraC

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our server was great! He was very personable and sang "Happy Birthday" to my friend in a lovely baritone. I had wanted to try this place for several years. The food was really good and the small plates portions were perfect. I would definitely recommend reservations on the weekends. Plan to return to taste other menu items.

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  8. Erwin

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We ended up having more people in our party than originally anticipated, we planned for 4 and ended up with 8 people. However, the staff was very kind and supportive, including two children which they accommodated for. Can highly recommend it, the food is delicious, the portions medium sized but the experience is second to none. I cannot overrate the brussel sprouts and the 1/2 blondie dessert. Out of this world!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, and great service! Highly recommend! Love the diversity of the menu!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The server was really great- I always like it here but he made me want to come back bc the service was better than what I remembered. Also didn’t bring everything out at once we had a pretty small table. I appreciated those things

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  11. AnnW

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our server was incredible! Definitely made our visit extra!!!

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  12. Beck

    Washington DC

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    This is one of the "new-style" restaurants with high open ceilings that make for noisy, spirited dining. While that's not my favorite ambiance, the food was delicious and the service was exceptional. This was our first time to visit but it won't be our last.

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  13. GreatDiningExperience

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was prepared perfectly. We had short ribs, bronzini, and shrimp and grits. Everything was delicious. The wait staff was attentive, knowledgeable, and friendly!

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    It took out waitress 30 minutes before she came and even spoke to us. I have been here before and had a great experience but this last time not so much. Terrible service honestly. Food came quick which is maybe why the waitress was so confident in the way she moved but overall bad second experience for the price you pay to dine here.

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  15. LolaH

    Baltimore

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service, food and ambience was wonderful! Thank you to Zoe for the great table accommodations and truly taking care of us. A big thank you to Vince for being such a fabulous attentive waiter!

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was absolutely amazing. It was so fresh, will definitely go back again

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food with new selections for the spring. I had a great time celebrating with my cousin.

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  18. ShaeM

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food good times great service!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Was pleasantly surprised when my leftover potstickers and lobster fingers tasted better the next day right out of the refrigerator! The lamb chops and Gucci lemonade were incredible. The “Beets by Chad” however had no pears that I could find and not even a slice of orange but otherwise was good. Unfortunately, Hampden is so much closer so I may not be back soon but it was worth a visit.

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  20. DebbieV

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food, great service! Will definitely be back

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  21. Isotravelsolo

    Washington DC

    28 reviews

    3.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The lunchies menu wasn’t good, and the overpriced $30 salmon BLT was mediocre at best.

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  22. Scott

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Great food and service. Ambience is a bit utilitarian for the price. And eating while watching the expo line wasn’t great either

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  23. CicelyR

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waiter was so awesome!!! He was patient and knowledgeable about the options.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was yummy as always but my fav is the key lime pie … my hubby loved his sea bass and my son loved his ribs and Cesar oh and the parm truffle fries whew was sooo yummy

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  25. Chris

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    No matter what you get at The Food Market it won’t disappoint! Everyone there is incredible and so helpful!

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  26. TaylorC

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We absolutely loved our experience at the Food Market in Columbia. The food was exquisite, and the portions were perfect for a date night or a group outing. So many They split their menu into a "little", "small" and "large" section that allows you to decide if you want to just get a classic app and meal, or if you want to split a bunch of tapas-sized plates that sport a variety of food styles and backgrounds. We came here to kick off our first anniversary of marriage, and they treated us very well. Any table that is celebrating something is marked with a little card that gets you some sort of comped item. We received a glass of bubbly and a free dessert. So kind! Our server was very nice and was knowledgeable about wine pairings and what to get for each round. We will be coming back here!

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was awesome! Definitely want to come back for dinner. Location is odd though.

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  28. Scooby925

    Baltimore

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Zoe provided excellent service. The teamwork of the restaurant staff meant that our food arrived quickly and was hot. Thank you, Zoe!

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  29. EleanorR

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food market is always on point with service and food. Service is prompt, professional and friendly. The food is delicious- never had a bad thing. The brussel sprouts, garlicky shrimp and pretzels are our top must haves every time we go.

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  30. Foodie4life

    Baltimore

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    This was my 5th visit. The food is always outstanding. The service is continuously terrible. I have done dinner once, lunch three times, and this was my first brunch. Really it’s a bummer for them because they are missing out on sales. I would have absolutely ordered a second drink and more food this last visit - the service was so scarce we just quickly ordered entrees when we finally saw him and then called it.

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  31. CassM

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The Poke Tuna Bowl was outstanding. We had to wait a bit for initial service, but it was quite crowded.

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  32. TruFoodie

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was exceptional and the vibe on a Friday evening was amazing.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I love the food at Food Market. For a busy Friday night, the service overrall wasn’t horrible but there were a few things that could’ve gone much better. For example, my husband’s drink order & appetizer had to be placed with someone other than our waiter because he disappeared before we could finish talking. It took a while for my husband to get his second drink. He had to ask for it. It also took a while for me to get my second drink. The food was amazing and didn’t take terribly long to come out either. Overrall I will rate this a good dining experience minus a few kinks. I’ll give a pass because it was Friday night and they were packed!

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and drinks. Some menu items are a little overpriced for the serving size while others for the same price provided a large enough portion to share…not a horrible thing just something to be aware of. Service was also pleasant. I definitely plan to dine here again.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great restaurant but took me a minute to find the front door! Circled the office building a few times before seeing it. Popcorn appetizer was delicious, ordered the lamb chops (also delicious) and the beet salad. Everything was excellent and still many other dishes that I wanted to try. Noise level allowed us to enjoy conversation without having to hear others’ discussions. Definitely will be back!

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  36. Steve1

    Washington DC

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Very good pace except for the excessive noise level.

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  37. Katie

    Baltimore

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We really enjoyed our brunch. I had a little trouble finding the place initially, but there's plenty of parking in the covered lot. The place is lively, there were two birthday parties going on near us, but not too loud that we could not talk at a table for 2. The food and drinks were all tasty, came out in good time, service is friendly. Our only complaint is the chairs are hard, but they work with the overall aesthetic. Would definitely come back and looking forward to seeing what happens with the outdoor space that seems to be under construction (spring 2024)

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  38. Amber

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love the Food Market! Everything is always really great! I always frequent the Columbia location.

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  39. markr

    Baltimore

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The street cauliflower was a hit as an appetizer. I also had the cream of crab soup, delicious. Entree the quinoa tostadas, I would recommend. Kevin took excellent care of us.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing place for a date or just a family meal. Its elegant and friendly. Really good food.

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FAQs

The Food Market - Columbia is rated 4.7 stars by 1929 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 84 times today
Google Map for The Food Market - Columbia

10480 Little Patuxent Pkwy, Columbia, MD 21044

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Columbia
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:30 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Contemporary American, Comfort Food
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Plentiful and convenient FREE parking onsite via connected garage in addition to Columbia Mall parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (410) 997-7000
  • Catering
    Please contact us with any inquiries regarding our catering services! Email hello@hooplacatering.com You Host. We Work.
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