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Aida Bistro & Wine Bar

6741 Columbia Gateway Drive, Columbia, MD 21046
410-953-0500
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Ranked #20 of 220 restaurants in Columbia
Price range: $10 - $40
Cuisines: Italian, Bistro, Wine Bar
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Route 175
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!
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English first
York, Pennsylvania, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Good food, some different tastes in seasonings, such as tarragon. Large portions, and small plates available. Very ample selection of fine wines and bottled beers. A gluten-free beer is among the choices. On the negative side no small taste of beers was allowed. An excellent art exhibit by Cheri Glover was featured on the walls-- brightening the atmosphere, appearance, and... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

After several average experiences, we thought to give it one more try in the new location with just us. We started with calamari which was ok, nothing to write home about. Lacked favor and dipping sauce was tasteless, just plate dressing. Drinks to ease the pain were false sense of soothing with a short glass of peach sangria and a... More

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San Jose, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Definitely worth a visit. The helpful, cheerful and friendly staff will offer suggestions on entrees and beverages. They have a selction of small plates as well as the usual large portions and daily specials. They offer an interesting collection of local, domestic and imported wines available in 'tasting' sizes (3 oz). The place was busy on a Tuesday night. They... More

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Fabulous food and a very entertaining waiter. Good range of wines and whisky to choose from. Excellent ambiance.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We met some friends and were seated immeadiatley. As it was a very pleasant evening we sat outside. The resturant is on the BWI flight path, so at times it was a little hard to hear. Waiter was good and offered specials. Food was tasty, but took a while to come out of the kitchen.

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Kennewick, Washington
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158 reviews 158 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Having eaten here for dinner a couple of years ago and enjoying it being back in the area we wanted to see if it was as good as we thought it was. Well we couldn't do dinner due to prior commitments but did do lunch. We arrived shortly after opening (opening is at 1100), were seated promptly and the serves... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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43 reviews 43 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Attended for mother's day brunch and the food was fantastic. Aida's prix fixe menu selections made it hard to choose and no one was dissapointed with their selection. HIghly recommended for any occasion or simply to have a great meal.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

I much prefer hanging out in the bar area and grabbing a table if possible. I find the restaurant part a little crowded and the décor there just doesn't seem to match. They have excellent 2 for 1 appetizers during their happy hours and for the business traveler, you can try some awesome wine and make a meal of it.... More

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Columbia, Maryland
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47 reviews 47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Our first visit here is several years, and the new place is definitely much more pleasant than the previous spot. Note: it is noisy and may be hard to hold a conversation when the restaurant is full. Service was pleasant and efficient. My husband said his lamb burger was perfectly done. I had the vegetarian burger which came without the... More

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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88 reviews 88 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Aida is a place with wine on tap. They have an excellent selections of wine and serve them in various sizes. The food was good and interesting. We had a cheese and meat tray to begin with which was delicious. I had the egg plant parmasean which was good but not great. The portion was more than adequate. The service... More

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