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Pairings Bistro

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2105 Laurel Bush Rd #108, Bel Air, MD 21015 (RT 924)
410-569-5006
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 63
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
My Favorite Hometown Restaurant

I have been going to this restaurant since it opened. What can I say??? I go almost weekly. Food is paired with a wine suggestion. Food is never a disappointment, wine is wonderful and ever changing (which could be problematic if one of your favorites leaves the menu).. The staff is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
Anne L
Good for:
  • Special occasions
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English first
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

I have been going to this restaurant since it opened. What can I say??? I go almost weekly. Food is paired with a wine suggestion. Food is never a disappointment, wine is wonderful and ever changing (which could be problematic if one of your favorites leaves the menu).. The staff is attentive and friendly. John, the owner, is always looking... More 

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Abingdon, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

This place is close to home and we have been there many times but last night may be the last. It is not inexpensive and you should get great food and service for what you pay. We sat outside because we wanted to enjoy the live music during dinner. They usually have a local singer or two with acoustic instruments.... More 

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Fallston, Maryland, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

It was the perfect setting for a romantic date. We ate alfresco and enjoyed acoustic ambiance all the while it thunderstormed and rained outside. The service was spot on. The Belgian beer was a special treat. The watermelon salad was a nice start, but the main courses were simply delicious. The scallops were seared perfectly and the lamb chops had... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

It's dificult to write this review because we really wanted to like Pairings Bistro. We've heard some good things and fine dining is not common in Bel Air but, unfortunately, our trip there for Harford County Restaurant Week was very disappointing. To begin, for Restaurant Week, a four course meal with wine pairings was $56 for a limited menu vs.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015 via mobile

The chef at Pairings created some of the tastiest meals you'll ever eat. The cream of crab is the best u ever had and I'm a Baltimore boy. They doubled their size and now opened an outside patio where you can eat drink excellent wines and listen to live music. Great place to treat you and someone special to a... More 

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Bel Air, Maryland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We had a second dining experience at the Pairings. Great atmosphere, great service and great time. We had Gabriella as our server both times. She is patient, knowledgeable and accommodating. Highly recommend. We sat out on the patio and enjoyed live entertainment of Jules! Thank you and look forward to returning.

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Bel Air, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We go to Pairings regularly but last night we had an exceptionally great meal. The new summer menu and family style option made for a great meal. The help was very friendly and Jon's personal touch make the evening really special. Looking forward to the next delicious, and plentiful meal.

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Bel Air, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

This used to be one of my favorite places to eat, but lately, I've been disappointed. The last time I was here was in February. Service here has never been great, but this time it was bad. It took our server 10 minutes before he took our drink order. He then took the drink orders for a party of 16.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

I'm not normally one to complain about a restaurant experience...But, we were so dissatisfied with the food and service at Pairings (especially for the price,) that I feel obligated to post a review. We had reservations, but still had to wait 20 minutes to be seated. We were seated in a small room that was so loud we could barely... More 

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Bel Air, Maryland, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Seriously! You need to go to Pairings. I always celebrate great events, or even just great happiness here because the meals are always so fun and exciting! The desserts are the absolute best too!!

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Additional Information about Pairings Bistro

Address: 2105 Laurel Bush Rd #108, Bel Air, MD 21015
Phone Number: 410-569-5006
Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Bel Air
Open Hours:
Sunday 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD $30 to $50
Cuisine: Bistro

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2105 Laurel Bush Rd #108, Bel Air, MD 21015
    (RT 924)
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Bel Air
  • Phone Number: 410-569-5006

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $30 to $50
  • Cuisine: Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?