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“Consistently good” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Pairings Bistro

Pairings Bistro
2105 Laurel Bush Rd #108, Bel Air, MD 21015
410-569-5006
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Ranked #9 of 136 Restaurants in Bel Air
Price range: $30 - $50
Cuisines: Bistro
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: RT 924
HDG, MD
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Consistently good”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013 via mobile

Had been a long time since I've dined here, mainly because the place used to be so small. I didn't realize they had expanded. Wife and I will definitely be going back on a more regular basis. I was impressed with the vast beer list and very fair prices for craft beers. Bottles of wine are fairly priced as well. Wife and I got a bottle of wine and split a few apps. Everything was cooked as ordered and tasted great. Had the tuna, wish it came with a wasabi sauce. Also had a flat bread and a panko breaded risoto\crab\sundried tomato mixture that was deep fried. Good stuff. Even grabbed a bottle of beer on way out....one I had heard good things about, just hadn't seen it in any stores before.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Bel Air, Maryland
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Great restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

We set out to get a bowl of Jon's delicious crab soup, an award winner in our books, but ended up getting the pork and steak dinners. The sauce on the pork was very tasty. The steak was cooked perfect and I just love the fries. We had the tres leches strawberry dessert and the outstanding champagne peach cobbler. We went out for a simple dinner and could not resist the great food. All and all a great choice and experience.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Essex, Maryland
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Went here after looking at our son's new house.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

Nice little place to eat. I got the 4 course dinner, soup, salad, main & desert. The portions are small but the deserts were large. You could pair wines with the courses for an added price. They also have a wine and beer shop.
We looked at the Sunday Brunch menu and will definitly go back for that.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Baltimore, Maryland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Great place to enjoy an anniversary”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

These guys are really creative with their cuisine and with their cocktails and wine pairings. Even if you know nothing about wine, the staff there is incredibly courteous in sharing their knowledge. The food was impeccably prepared, with great attention to detail and really wanted to make sure we were completely satisfied.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Pairings is a +”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

Took a friend to dinner in Bel Air and let her suggest the place, which was Pairings Bistro. Very nice, comfortable surroundings and an interesting menu. Contrary to many other restaurants these days, Pairings set itself apart in two ways: first, the portion sizes were controlled; second the food was excellent.

Our choices included their grilled shrimp over couscous, veal chop, and pork tenderloin served on a bed of black and white rice. Wine suggestions to accompany were good, as were the entrees.

Only negative is the watermelon and arugula salad was rather plain....perhaps there was a dressing missing as the arugula was very dry and the watermelon pieces were so small as to not really add much flavor.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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