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Aida Bistro & Wine Bar

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Italian, French, Bistro, Wine Bar
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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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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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  • 54
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 17
    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
Wine on tap

Offers a number of wines "on tap" that can be served in predetermined or custom flights, or in half or full bottle equivalents. Eclectic menu. Everything we tried was good. Outstanding service.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 18, 2015
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Magnolia, Texas
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Maryland
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Great place for special occasion or just a dinner out. You can sit at a chefs table and interact with the kitchen for a great experience.

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Columbia, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

There was a delay because of weather and Aida still honored the reservation. The rock shrimp starter was really good. We had the carbonara and fried soft shelled crabs. Both were delicious. Its been a long time since this restaurant has offered the carbonara. It is a little different now because it is topped with a poached egg. Super rich.... More 

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Kathryn’s Fresh Vegetable Primavera is fabulous - made with fresh pasta and local vegetables - it is named after the daughter of the owners. The dressing on the Grilled Heart of Romaine salad is very tasty - I wanted more. I forget the name of the dessert I had, but it was just heavenly! Joe and his wife are very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Amazing so fresh every bite was heaven. The wine was fantastic and the service was excellent!! The owner Joe gave us a your when he found out we were new customers. The staff is knowledgeable on the food and wine. You have to go you won't regret it.

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Maryland
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We visited Aida Bistro for two happy hours in July 2015. The happy hour dishes were prepared wonderfully. This is a high end happy hour place with gourmet type dishes. Most appetizers are in the 6-7 dollar range. Mixed drinks are $ 6. The drinks were excellent as were the appetizers. It's a little pricey but very much worth it.... More 

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Columbia, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

I took some business colleagues here to eat for lunch. They serve small plates and portions. The food came out in an adequate time. Wait staff were ok. Decor nothing to write home about. Good was good but not fantastic.

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Magnolia, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Offers a number of wines "on tap" that can be served in predetermined or custom flights, or in half or full bottle equivalents. Eclectic menu. Everything we tried was good. Outstanding service.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Te food here is great and very reasonably priced for a fine dining establishment. The owners are great people and very conscientious about using locally sourced items for the menu. Plus they have an amazing wine list and have several different wines on tap! serving great food in an inviting atmosphere and saving the planet at the same time.

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Maryland
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Aida has an imaginative menu and the food is outstanding. The service is good and their wine system (many wines on tap with "kegs" stored in a temperature controlled room) is very cool. The cost is pricey - and some may think the cost not worth it - but I think the cost reflects the quality of the food. To... More 

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Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

We decided to visit after a long training session. Having passed Aida for nearly a whole semester, it was a treat to stop by. Great service, a decent craft beer selection. More importantly a nice variety of Maryland wines available.

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Additional Information about Aida Bistro & Wine Bar

Address: 6741 Columbia Gateway Drive, Columbia, MD 21046
Phone Number: +1 410-953-0500
Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Columbia
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
Average Prices: USD 10 - 40
Cuisine: Italian, French, Bistro, Wine Bar

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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
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • Cuisine: Italian, French, Bistro, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining

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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