Pairings Bistro

4.8
1802 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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CindyL
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food! We always love the experience.

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EarlR
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous meal as usual. Best restaurant in Harford County.

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vipKach
Baltimore
76 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We both ordered the cream of crab soup - delicious!, the beet salad - excellent!, and, since we were celebrating my birthday, the flourless chocolate cake. Food is always wonderful snd we had our favorite waiter as well, although I can’t state his name. Very nice way to celebrate a milestone birthday!

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KarenM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely late lunch and our server, Bridget, was wonderful and took very good care of us. The food was delicious, as always. We are very happy that they source their ingredients from local farmers/growers.

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Vickicbrb
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good meal & pleasant surroundings! Flavorful & fresh choices- cooked to perfection.

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duffyandrews
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for an anniversary dinner! Delicious food and good service.

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DanS
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Enjoyed our evening. The service was excellent and most of our party of 6 enjoyed our meal. We felt the meal was not up to our last visit. All in all very satisfied..the cream of crab was excellent

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love love love Pairings. It is my go to for a great relaxing time with food and drink I know is always going to be good. The staff is always wonderful. I highly recommend making a reservation because they are usually booked.

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vipJenniferB
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From start to finish, everything was wonderful. Brady was very attentive and made our experience very enjoyable.

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vipReggie
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best staff of any restaurant in the area. Great food. A gem!

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pedwards17
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Wedding anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful dinner to celebrate my husband’s 50th Birthday!

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LizR
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The environment was perfect and the food amazing

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AdiG
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Katrina was an excellent server. The food, ambiance were all excellent.

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HangryInHdG
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We opened with crab dip and mozzarella patties as appetizers. Both were excellent. My Pinot Noir was full bodied and very easy. It lasted throughout the dinner. I ordered the crusted lamb chops, medium rare. It was delivered perfectly. With the potatoes and sauteed vegetables, it was a satisfying and very enjoyable full plate.

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vipMichaelK
Baltimore
36 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

An amazing find in Harford county! Worth the 30 minute trip from Baltimore! Great food and service. Good portions at very fair prices! Access to great wines at a low markup to drink in house or take away.

Food is sourced locally if possible and all made in house. One of my new favorites!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was so lovely. We had a wonderful send off dinner for my mom. Waitress was so nice.

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BryantG
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I found this place for our 35 wedding aniversery and it was perfect. The food was excellent and the service. It was our first time there but not our last. I highly recommend this place. You will enjoy it too

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Meegan
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went for an anniversary and had a lovely dinner. The service was excellent and attentive. The food was tasty and the portions left us full but not overstuffed. I had the duck special and the creme brulee and my husband had the halibut and the flourless chocolate cake. The dessert drinks were also excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous menu, and spectacular entertainment. Well done!

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EleanorK
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The service at pairings is always fantastic and the drinks good! The food this time was pretty good, but not the best it's been. Will still be back because we love it!

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JamesH
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

First time at Pairings. Our waitress was phenomenal-was very knowledgeable with regards to the wine list. Food was great and we sat outdoors, under the awning. Definitely would recommend!

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JimT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Exceeded expectations.
Wine pairing is a very good value,
Among the best Caesar Salads.

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JeanneT
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a "first" for me as well as my significant other - and it was superb!
From the moment we entered the restaurant, we were immediately greeted and seated.
I prearranged for an outdoor table near the live music, which was perfect. Not too loud or hot, and the surrounding ambiance makes you forget that you are essentially facing the parking lot - which may deter some, but I assure you that you will not feel it. The beautiful flowers and waterfalls create a serene atmosphere, which "pairs" well with the incredible cuisine.
The food was excellent, not too heavy or covered in sauces or gravies which allowed you to taste it's freshness without overpowering seasonings. I chose the flounder and my boyfriend chose the lamb -both of which we recommend if on the menu.
We even had dessert (cheese cake & flourless chocolate cake) due to the fact it was his birthday, and it was also delicious.
Finally, I cannot forget to mention our server, Brady B., who was a top-notch professional and was totally conscientious of us the entire time we were there. He was friendly, kind, and had a great energy about him, not to mention extremely helpful when we had questions and trouble deciding between all of the incredible dishes.
I would definitely recommend and will be returning. Thank you Pairings, for making our special occasion just that -special!

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Robert
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Celebrating fathers day and sons birthday. One of the only local places to always have mussels. And good local meats and veggies.

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RobertS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food, served in a nicely appointed dining area. Outside tables are also available. Either way, you can't go wrong here.

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KristineB
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and food! They use local farmers for food to serve. Third time at restaurant and has never let me down!

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DebbieS
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband andI celebrated our anniversary’s Pairings and we were impressed with the food and service. The cream of crab soup was the best we’ve ever tasted. The waiter was pleasant and very helpful in choosing from the menu and always available to clear and offer more drink. We chose to eat inside and liked the quiet ambience with decor related to wine. His steak was so juicy and flavorful and the shrimp and grits with just right hint of spice. Truly a memorable evening. We will be back soon to enjoy the outside seating where there was music. Definitely a 5 rating!!

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cbradyg
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. Loved the room where we ate. Our waiter was attentive and knowledgeable. Food was excellent. Fantastic dining experience.

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vipJohnRobert
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go there about once a week. We love it. The daily fish specials are always great. They have a great wine selection. The roasted Caesar salad is one of our favorites. I’ve always enjoyed the tacos that change weekly Th arancini ball are changed regularly and they are always a great treat. The lobster mac & cheese is another fabulous choice.

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viprosemarylovulloroche
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal and exceptional service

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JessB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
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
3 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
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 on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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CevinaG
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch! Arancini was amazing and service was wonderful.

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AndrewM
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
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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vipJenniferS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Mussels were good / got a couple bites of something gritty though - unexpected. Overall nice meal.

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kati27bug
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Graduation lunch

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Dining4Fun
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
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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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 1802 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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