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Aida Bistro & Wine Bar

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$$$
Wine Bar, Italian, French
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6741 Columbia Gateway Drive, Columbia, MD 21046 (Route 175)
+1 410-953-0500
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Bar scene
Description: FOODAIDA Bistro & Wine Bar specializes in classic Italian favorites as...
FOODAIDA Bistro & Wine Bar specializes in classic Italian favorites as well as an eclectic mix of non-traditional entrees & small plates from a variety of culinary & cultural backgrounds. Our FARM 2 TABLE initiative continues to feature locally produced items in our menus from local farms and producers. We have crafted three different dinner menus options with different price points; Prix Fixe, Small Plate & Entrée or Ala Carte. Our three-course prix fixe menu changes weekly and is available with hand chosen wine & beer flights to compliment the meal. We are open for both lunch and dinner. WINEWe have installed a new Wine on Tap System with 30 Wines on Tap. Our Wine on Tap System is the largest in Maryland and second largest in the U.S!
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  • 62
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Enjoyable Dinner

The wine selection was quite good, as was the craft beer. I was able to have a glass of Zin, which is impossible at many places. The service was great. The food was good, but average for the restaurant genre, as was the ambiance. Pleasant, but it did not stand out.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 3, 2015
paxRomana99
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Huntsville, Alabama
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Ellicott City
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've been going to Aida Bistro for "date nights" from their first year of operation to today. We've moved locations with them and experienced chef transitions. They had a bit of a lull for a while, but are back with a vengeance with a fabulous, fabulous, creative chef who makes the food sing and the kitchen run like clockwork. We... More 

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NH
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

We ate at the Chef's table for our anniversary in Oct. This was an amazing experience! Everything was perfect. I was really impressed that Joe sent us emails ahead of time and asked for our likes and if we had any foods that we did not like or could not eat. He customized the menu to our likes, and it... More 

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Huntsville, Alabama
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

The wine selection was quite good, as was the craft beer. I was able to have a glass of Zin, which is impossible at many places. The service was great. The food was good, but average for the restaurant genre, as was the ambiance. Pleasant, but it did not stand out.

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Thank paxRomana99
Manassas, Virginia
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015 via mobile

My crew of four stopped at this restaurant after an event in Maryland. We found it via google search as we were trying to avoid all the fast food places. We were seated pretty quickly even without a reservation. Our server Meredith was pretty good. The menu was just okay, not great, but not bad either. I went with the... More 

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United States
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91 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

I enjoyed a very nice dinner with a business colleague. The food was excellent - while pricey, it was beautifully presented and tasted delicious. The wait staff were friendly and good at recommending wine pairings as well as meals. I would recommend this as place to treat yourself and a friend, or to bring a colleague who values good food.

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Philadelphia
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

We celebrated my birthday at the Chef's Table in the kitchen. We had the best time and the best food and wine! The evening started with a short tour and talk about all the wines by the owner, Joe. Then we sat down (seats only 4) for dinner. Our waiter, Josh, was very attentive and friendly. We had 6-8 courses... More 

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Marathon, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

Our last visit to Aida was several years ago in a different location. Don't know who thought of it but we recalled a great meal then and said "why haven't we been back?" So, we returned with the same couple as our original visit. Everything was even better than before. We had starters and entrees and everyone raved about their... More 

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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

We enjoyed a Saturday night dinner with family at Aida Bistro. We eat here regularly, but my family had not been here for several years. We love the goat cheese salad as a starter. The linguine with seafood was delicious and my husband enjoyed the trout. The wine on tap is always delicious. My family said they would definitely be... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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383 reviews
251 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015 via mobile

A recent lunchtime visit brought is in to a crowded and noisy dining room. An interesting menu where nothing really seems to jump out and grab you because you've seen most of it before. Service was pleasant and of the welcome non-obtrusive variety. Food was competent without being outstanding.

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Gulf Shores, Alabama
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015 via mobile

Amazing! Went for the wine but the food was jaw dropping! The risotto cheese appetizer was not enough to share, I wanted them all! I'd go back just for this slow roasted tomatoe sauce!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6741 Columbia Gateway Drive, Columbia, MD 21046
    (Route 175)
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 410-953-0500

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 40
  • Cuisine: Wine Bar, Italian, French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Bar scene

Description

FOODAIDA Bistro & Wine Bar specializes in classic Italian favorites as well as an eclectic mix of non-traditional entrees & small plates from a variety of culinary & cultural backgrounds. Our FARM 2 TABLE initiative continues to feature locally produced items in our menus from local farms and producers. We have crafted three different dinner menus options with different price points; Prix Fixe, Small Plate & Entrée or Ala Carte. Our three-course prix fixe menu changes weekly and is available with hand chosen wine & beer flights to compliment the meal. We are open for both lunch and dinner. WINEWe have installed a new Wine on Tap System with 30 Wines on Tap. Our Wine on Tap System is the largest in Maryland and second largest in the U.S!
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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