Pairings Bistro

4.8
1773 Reviews
$31 to $50
Farm-to-table
Welcome to Pairings Bistro, where the pairing of food with complementary wines is at the heart of its existence. We have set out to create a unique atmosphere blending Belgian cuisine with a Chesapeake Bay flair using local, sustainable, and/or organic ingredients. The menu is paired with a global wine selection of old world styles and new world varietals, all in a contemporary yet quaint setting.
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JessB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3food2service3ambience5

As a frequent guest, I was very disappointed in the scallops. They were so heavily salted, they were inedible. My other two friends' plates were also salty, but not to this extent. We all did wine pairings, but the waiter never told us what the wine was or anything about it. We told the waiter about the scallops, but he literally dismissed me and said, "They haven't ever been salty before." He made no effort to talk to a manager or to make amends. I will think twice before coming back.

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KarenM
New York Area
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and wonderful server (as always). Our first inside visit since pandemic lockdown and we had a wonderful time.

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Oneway
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The appetizers and our meal was great. Our server Brady was excellent!

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CevinaG
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch! Arancini was amazing and service was wonderful.

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AndrewM
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I enjoyed a wonderful meal. The prix fixe with wine pairings was an excellent value for the price and the wines all paired wonderfully with each course. The standout for me was the French onion soup, outstanding, I highly recommend. My wife enjoyed her arancini appetizer. Main courses and desserts were also plus plus. Our server, Brady, was friendly and attentive and his recommendations were spot on. Overall, a wonderful experience and we look forward to our next visit.

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kati27bug
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Graduation lunch

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Dining4Fun
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

It was nice and relaxed atmosphere. Food was good, pairings added a nice touch to the food experience as well.

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vipPaulC
Naples
12 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Hospitality, service and food were outstanding. The best bourbon old fashioned I ever had.

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vipLabdon70
Baltimore
25 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and excellent service. We loved the Swordfish special. Excellent.

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ChristinaB
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great value for 4 course meal with pairings. Love the flexibility of picking your own courses

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vipluvwine
Baltimore
79 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, great place for an interesting dinner. Wines were very good as well.

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Cgetz410
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a party of 8 celebrating a wedding anniversary and birthday. Michelle, who took care of us, was awesome. Very informative, friendly and efficient. Since we were celebrating the anniversary and birthday, Pairings kindly gave us all a glass of champagne to celebrate. Some of us chose the pairings option and some of us did not. I have been there several times before and love their Bistro Steak Au Poivre - it's my favorite dish. A couple got the shrimp and grits and loved it. The lamb chop was delicious, as was the fresh catch which was grouper. They also gave our desserts special treatment with Happy Anniversary and Happy Birthday on the serving plates. I know we will be returning some time in the future. Thanks again to Michelle for helping to make it a very memorable occasion.

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GeneB
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service. I highly recommend the tuna appetizer and the rack of lamb.

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MaxB
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food and wine pairings were outstanding. Service was a little slow but gave us time to enjoy the wines.

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Aliceinwonderland
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant so much. One of my absolute favorites ever.

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LeanneP
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We made a reservation for the patio, and were concerned when our day was 48 degrees F. Not to worry - patio is under roof, and had at least 3 gas heaters that kept things toasty warm! The service was solicitous, and the food was amazing!

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Pleased
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and paired wine was excellent! Timing of food delivery was relaxed...great evening. Thank you.

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GeorgeandGraci
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pairings is our favorite restaurant for special occasions and casual lunch and dinners. Food preparation is outstanding and service is exemplary.

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Rick
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent. Our waitress was outstanding. We definitely plan to return again soon!!

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vipJt23
Baltimore
45 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a go to.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible from the start to finish. Highly recommend!

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MichaelM
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Shannon was a wonderful server. Service is always great, food is always wonderful. Pleasantly casual and sophisticated.

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richardw
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

We come here often and this time we had a new waitress, she was very pleasant but I feel she was overwhelmed by the amount of tables she was servicing. So we sat for a long time before we placed our order and in-between meals as well. They no longer have any specials during the week, this was disappointing. Desert options need an update but food was tasty as usual.

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EHAWK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I celebrated our wedding anniversary at Pairings. We were greeting cheerfully and our waitress provided us with excellent service. The food was prepared to order and we enjoyed our meal and wine pairings.

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EdwardT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Attentive service; Great options across all courses. Highly recommend the pairing options.

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vipEllen
Baltimore
26 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good food and wine!

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CaraE
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Every time we are so impressed and come back!!!

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vipKach
Baltimore
73 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time to dine together since COVID! Every part of our meal was outstanding - cream of crab for the men, beet salad for the ladies. Shrimp with grits, corvina fish, steaks - all cooked to perfection! Cheesecake and flourless chocolate cake - Yum! Great evening!

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VanessaR
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time eating here, definitely not the last. We had a gift card, so we chose to celebrate a belated Mother's Day. Delicious food, interesting wine pairings (I'll definitely try the prix fixe next time!), great service.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

16th birthday

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everyone at Pairings is just great, and the food is always perfect!

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Stubaby
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat. Fast service and all the food was fantastic. It was a little pricey, but you receive the best service for your money. AAAAA+++++

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marlo
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun and delicious Mother’s Day brunch. Can’t wait to go back! Jennifer was an awesome server too.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My sister and I took our mother for Mother’s Day brunch. The wait staff was very accommodating. The heat lamps were wonderful, as we were seated outside, and it was 53 degrees. The food was beautifully prepared and it was delicious. The shrimp and grits was excellent!

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RoslynS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a very nice Mother’s Day brunch. Thoroughly enjoyed it!

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Nicole
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I celebrated his birthday here and it was a great time. The staff was amazing and the food was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service as always.

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AngelaM
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

It was our 26th anniversary. Food and wine were delicious. A little piece of cake or acknowledgement of our anniversary would have made it all the more special.

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TimC
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Thé food was great. I love the fact that it is consistent in quality and taste. We were made to feel special. It was a wonderful lunch out. The first one innover a year for us.

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Ang15
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really likes the course menu option and wine pairings. It was our first time here and we all really enjoyed it!

FAQs

Pairings Bistro does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Pairings Bistro also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (410) 569-5006.

Pairings Bistro is rated 4.8 stars by 1773 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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