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“Art exhibit enhances the ambience” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Aida Bistro & Wine Bar

Aida Bistro & Wine Bar
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Ranked #22 of 251 Restaurants in Columbia
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $40
Cuisines: Italian, Wine Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
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!
York, Pennsylvania, United States
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Art exhibit enhances the ambience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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 ambience of the experience.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Julie S
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English first
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Lack luster expensive dinner”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

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 very expensive 5oz glass of unknown Chardonnay which did not taste at all like the description. For main course we ordered Veal Marsala ($32 bucks!) which came with "fresh greens" that never materialized and again was lacking flavor. The Claim Linguini tasted like nothing and the 8 claims on the side made it more of a side dish than worth the main entree price. We hustled out as soon as we could to find ambience and a post meal dessert/cordial. Third strike and your out -- we, as local Howard County foodies, will never return or recommend.

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2 Thank tim b
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San Jose, California
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Novel Creations in a Contemporary Setting”
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 have a room for large gatherings as well as a reasonably sized dining area and a bar. Outdoor seating is available but there were no takers on a hot July day.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Dilip R
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Bagshot, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“A Very Good Night”
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.

Visited June 2014
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1 Thank Childsey
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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84 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“A nice evening”
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.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Stuart_in_DC
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