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The Food Market - Columbia, Columbia, MD

The Food Market - Columbia

4.7
4.7
986 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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Booked 66 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • 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

Menu

At present, we do not have menu information for this restaurant. Please see their website or wait to visit the restaurant to learn more.

What 986 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Baltimore / Maryland

    Most Booked

  • Baltimore Suburbs

    Fit for Foodies

  • Baltimore Suburbs

    Hot Spot

  • Baltimore Suburbs

    American

  • Baltimore Suburbs

    Most Booked

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  1. S

    Sarah

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was yummy and service was outstanding. Asher was attentive without being over bearing. He was charming and made great recommendations. We will be going back!

  2. D

    Deedee99

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food4service4ambience5

    The fact that if you make reservations you still have to wait 20 min before being seated, the server was nice but never got a refill on water I had to drink my husband water. Other than that I would return the menu is interesting and I would like to try everything. The drinks were great and the atmosphere was great.

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was amazing 10/10 definitely recommended

  4. L

    Laura27

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Very enjoyable brunch. Food was good, service was great. Super hip and energetic vibe. Would definitely recommend. Only critique would be it’s loud, a fun kind of loud, so you would have to be in the mood for that.

  5. TG

    TinaG

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    The experience was nice and the food was delicious. However, we had a reservation but still had to wait 20-30 minutes to be seated.

  6. RB

    RandyB

    Washington DC

    34 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Very disappointed that they have dropped the French Onion Rings from their menu.

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Mothers Day Gift

  8. A

    Abcde

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our waiter Asher was great, patient and friendly. The food was amazing and so tasteful.

  9. TH

    ToddH

    Baltimore

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience3

    A first trip for a wedding anniversary. Reflective surfaces, uncomfortable seating with fairly small tables. Food good, not great, and a bit pricey. Locale likely explains it's popularity. Would go there again, but isn't on my "must revisit in the future" list.

  10. AN

    AmyN

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall1food2service1ambience2

    Went there to celebrate my boyfriends birthday but the service was poor. The host was the friendly and sat us right away. My server took forever to take our order & when she finally came over she rushed our ordering. We had a ticket to let our server know we’re celebrating a birthday and she completely dismissed our complimentary desert. The free popcorn didn’t come out until we were done our meals. My Brussel sprouts were charred and enjoyable. Overall a poor dining experience.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Extensive and diverse menu is small plates and entrees. Could use a better wine by the glass selection to pair with plates. Overall a good experience.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Birthday celebration. Food was absolutely delicious!! Excellent cocktails as well!

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    At this point I’m a regular so I may be biased but I love the food. I tried the Spicy garlicky shrimp and it was so good I wanted to lick the plate. The side piece drink is also good and I had the basic Caesar salad. I brought a friend who had never been and she loved it!

  14. MJ

    MJHB

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very comfortable space. Excellent ambience music. Food was delicious and our server was pleasant and helpful with my dietary restrictions.

  15. DP

    DonnaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The Food Market is always a great time.. The food is always amazing and the service is top notch. They provide fresh well sized portions that can be shared or eaten alone. My waitress is always nice, knowledgeable and remembers me EVERYTIME I go in.. I highly recommend!!

  16. J

    Jerrika

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had an amazing time here with my family for Mother's Day. They gifted us all tulips which was nice. The food was great as always. We all loved the cream of crab soup with the big lumps of crab meat, just wish they had crackers. The music was really great as well.

  17. BN

    BeckyN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Asher provided excellent service. The food was superb. Do yourself a favor and try the salmon bacon!

  18. TE

    TomE

    Philadelphia

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great gluten-free selection. The entire staff were friendly and our waiter knew everything about the menu. My wife had many questions and he had knowledge of every dish and explained the gluten-free options. Everything from the moment we walked in until we left was amazing and we will be back and next time with friends.

  19. ES

    EricS

    Baltimore

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I tried The Food Market for the first time last Saturday. The food was great and the service was outstanding!

  20. T

    Tel05

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4

    I normally love this restaurant when I have been there for dinner. I went for lunch and ordered the ahi tuna salad. It came with not much tuna and an enormous amount of basically lettuce. First time disappointed.

  21. VP

    VPower

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    Fast and courteous service, creative menu. Brussel sprouts and cauliflower excellent, salt & pepper tuna and fried green tomatoes just ok. Dessert menu not as creative as the rest of the dining options. Outstanding brunch fare.

  22. S

    Sita

    Baltimore

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3

    The food is decent here but the menu selection is too limited for my taste. I like the menu at the Hampden location much better!

  23. SY

    SafiyaY

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I had the best time at dinner last night. I sat at the bar for happy hour and waited for my husband so we could be seated for dinner. The happy hour menu is great with $5 old fashions that were so good. The overall vibe of the restaurant is cute and classy and chill. Every single person working there was amazing and kind. Even the other customers were a good time. We got to sit outside and enjoy the weather, I believe our waiter's name was Asher. He was wonderful! We had the amazing lobster fingers, Brussel sprouts, short ribs and crab cake. Everything tasted amazing. The prices are amazing for the quality of food. This was my first time at the Columbia location and I enjoyed every second of it.

  24. p

    pspmg

    Baltimore

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Food and service was excellent. Were running late, called and reservation held. Much appreciated. Noise level was higher than expected for someone with a hearing aide.

  25. i

    illini

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Outdoor seating is limited; otherwise, worth visiting.

  26. AM

    AlanaM

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and good location!

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    I enjoyed the food. Our server is very friendly and she anticipated our needs.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This brunch had to be the best ever. I wanted a special place for my best friend who was visiting from out of town, and this couldn’t have been more perfect. Can’t wait to go back. I had the Smokey bowl and she had the hash… both outstanding. The blueberry lemonade I’m still dreaming about.

  29. NH

    NH11

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience4

    Waitress was not attentive at all, but the manager Eric was amazing!!! Food was just okay. We’ve had it before and it was much better.

  30. I

    Ivorygirl

    Washington DC

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It’s hidden a bit but what a nice surprise to walk into! Decor is both inviting and casual but sophisticated too. Lots of drink options and loved the starters and small plates for appetizers to share. We had the pork belly and fried oysters, both were super yummy! Two of us had the scallops which were perfectly cooked and paired on a bed of sweet pea risotto! I had the steak fries and my steak was perfectly grilled to medium and loved the parmesan and herbed frites! I would say though it could have used a little more salt on the steak or the sauce but other than that, it was delicious! Had the 1/2 baked blondie for dessert and it was such a yummy way to end the dinner!

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The drinks, appetizers, entrees and dessert were phenomenal. Highly recommend the cream of crab soup! Service was quick and friendly! Loved this restaurant! Have been for brunch and dinner, and will keep coming back!

  32. BB

    BrunchininBmore

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I’ve been to Food Market a bunch of times now. It is ALWAYS delicious. The service is always phenomenal. Two good reasons to keep coming back!

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Wish they can introduce more Vegetarian( that means no seafood also) options but overall really good .

  34. LR

    LisaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was excellent! We decided to do apps and small plates. The serving sizes were good. The bao buns were exceptional.

  35. TR

    TRich

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous meal and terrific service. My entire family loved it. Lots of great food and drink options. The tuna was beautiful and a meal like no other.

  36. DW

    DebbieW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Service was outstanding. Jeff made us feel like we were guests at his home. Food was delicious. Our table had the duck, bronzini fish, short rib and vegan dish. Everybody loved their dinner. The bar made incredible old fashions and cocktails. Definitely will be back.

  37. CL

    ChrisL

    Baltimore

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4

    Been coming here for awhile now. Food is always pretty good, service this time wasn’t great. Never really saw the server but manager was trying to step in an assist.

  38. TN

    TheNeatOne

    Baltimore

    59 reviews

    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We were sat immediately on arrival and seated to my requested location. Our Server, Rachel was nice, helpful, attentive and diligent. My wife allergies were given top attention and priority when ordering. The food came out on time and was simply delicious. This was our 1st time at The Food Market and we will be surely be back!

  39. DS

    DeeSing

    Baltimore

    45 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    This was my second time dining at The Food Market. Both times I had the cream of crab soup and it was delicious each time. However, both times it took way too long to get our entree. My friend get two extra bowls of the complimentary popcorn to stave off the hunger she was feeling after the long wait, since this dinner was her first meal of the day. My Baltimore Club sandwich was tasty but the fries were over cooked. My fiend had the short ribs as her entree, which she said was good. I would recommend this place. Overall staff is friendly and it’s a good location in Columbia with plenty of parking.

  40. DM

    DonnaM

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our party of 6 was very happy with the food, service and atmosphere at The Food Market Columbia. We will definitely return for another great meal soon!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

The Food Market - Columbia is rated 4.7 stars by 986 OpenTable diners.

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

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Booked 66 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

  • 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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