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Pairings Bistro

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French, 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: Late Night, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 66
    Excellent
  • 21
    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
Special place for special occasions

Very creative menu selections. Beautifully present. Wonderful suggestions for wine pairings, of course. Great selection of wines.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
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Baltimore, Maryland
Good for:
  • Special occasions
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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Very creative menu selections. Beautifully present. Wonderful suggestions for wine pairings, of course. Great selection of wines.

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Abingdon, MD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

My sister and I....great time to catch up...delightful 4 course dinner paired with wines. Great ambiance, excellent service..

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Walk in and you are greeted by a room which is bright, clean, crisp and you know you are in for food and service which is at the top of the game. When you leave you know you have dined with class.

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Inwood, West Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Pairings has a small menu, but the food is outstanding. They include a seasonal menu as well. All the ingredients are fresh and local. They have an incredible wine selection, too. Try the four course tasting menu, which includes salad, soup, main course, and dessert. For a little extra, there is a wine pairing. They even have live music a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

We recently celebrated our wedding anniversary at Pairings Bistro, and it was a lovely evening. We had the four course meal with wine pairings (soup, salad, entree and dessert). The cream of crab soup was very good, as was the watermelon salad, scallops, and creme brulee. Our waiter was Anthony, who was excellent - efficient and knowledgeable about the food... More 

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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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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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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: French, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?