Pairings Bistro

4.8
1724 Reviews
$31 to $50
Farm-to-table
Welcome to Pairings Bistro, where the pairing of food with complementary wines is at the heart of its existence. We have set out to create a unique atmosphere blending Belgian cuisine with a Chesapeake Bay flair using local, sustainable, and/or organic ingredients. The menu is paired with a global wine selection of old world styles and new world varietals, all in a contemporary yet quaint setting.
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GolferandCook
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Service was excellent. The food was good. My husband said the steak was good but nothing he would order again. I had the shrimp and grits - tasty but nothing special. We did enjoy the tuna app. The cherry chocolate chip ice cream was excellent.

I definitely would go back again.

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vipLov2gotobyobs
Philadelphia
67 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Katie our server did an excellent job. Knowledgeable and a great personality with the customers. I definitely recommend the crab soup. I had two huge chunks of crab meat and a little splash of cherry with a loaf of warm toasted bread. It was absolutely superb. I also recommend the golden beet salad that I had, it was delicious.

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KimF
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience3

A little chilly on the deck but still preferred being outside.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Serving sizes are a little small for the price. Food is still really good. Staff is extremely pleasant. Restaurant is very clean.

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TomaS
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been going to pairings for years and have never been disappointed! Everyone there has always been so nice and welcoming. 5 star service always!

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DBTebbs
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best dinner on Friday night! Everything was so delicious and our server was so accommodating. Love the music on the patio also. It was just overall such an enjoyable dinner!

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BobF
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, atmosphere and staff were great. The best part of the night was watching the amazing bass player! Wednesday night open mic was enjoyable

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Gumbuck
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a very comfortable and COVID-safe environment as we had requested outdoor dining. Our waitress was prompt and attentive; food was served quickly and at the perfect temperature; used dishes were removed swiftly. I look forward to me return to try the shrimp and grits! And wine of course!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful spring menu! Cream of crab soup came with an extra lump of crab meat on the spoon. Our waitress was warm and friendly. We enjoyed the entire meal. The background music was a tad loud especially since there were very few people dining when we were there. We’ll be back for sure!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The staff is always super friendly, and personable. All of their food is locally sourced, and cooked to perfection. In all of my visits, I’ve never had one complaint about Pairings.

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MichelleR
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience2

The most overpriced and subpar brunch I have ever had unfortunately. I will not return.

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JuneD
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food; terrific service; superb brunch

Thank you so much

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vipFoodie
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pairings is always amazing. Our waiter Eric is wonderful and always on point. I can't say enough about the amazing food and service.

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nothankyou
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great prix fix w wine pairings!

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vipStephenB
Baltimore
128 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were so happy with our service and our food. AWESOME and thank you.

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vipSteven
Phoenix
109 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is always a good choice when I working in Maryland. The food is of the highest quality, and the presentation is imaginative without being gimmicky.

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vipGoodEats
Baltimore
15 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dining experience all around!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
30 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always #1 in both service and food!
I regularly bring friends who have never been here before and they are always very pleased!

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vipPaulW
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have Covid protocols down solid. Our go to place during the pandemic. The food was great as always (get the arancini) and the service was fantastic.

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SherriS
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants. Every time I go to Pairings, it is always an enjoyable experience.

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vipJt23
Baltimore
44 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love sitting on your porch and our service from Brady.

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vipJulieI
Baltimore
28 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I think our server may have had too much to handle. The meal took far longer than it should have.

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vipKatie
Baltimore
164 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food of course. Michelle is a top notch server who spent a lot of time with us and made us feel very welcome. And Shannon with her amazing cocktails really made us feel special by making us off-menu drinks.

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SusanF
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

We had good service. I was disappointed as I'd asked to be seated in the barrel room; instead got a table right next to the noisy bar.
Food: Cream of crab soup: A+ PERFECTION. I've never had better. Plenty of crab, cherry, dipping banquette. Bourride: B+ Wonderful fish and broth but the little potatoes were rock hard. Our waiter wasn't to be seen at that point, so I couldn't say "al dente extreme?" Husband had Sushi Grade salmon and vegetable and also left most of his hard veggies, although he raved about the fish. Desserts: Creme Brulee--A; and cheesecake A- (the piece was huge and good). We've always loved Pairings and this was our first restaurant in one year!

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LynnN
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect birthday celebration ... They do a super job with social distancing and making you feel very safe. The food is delish as is the WINE!

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VillyV
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was great. We have to wait 15-20 mins to sit but was worth

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Rachel
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Everything was excellent and delicious. Our only criticism is that the charcuterie was a little underwhelming for the price.

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RoxanneM
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fine dining in an odd spot. Adding the wine pairs was definitely worth it.

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vipJerry
Baltimore
49 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific food with a wonderful pairing menu and they are very flexible. Since we did not want some of the wines paired they substituted others that we liked. Great place!

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NicoleR
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

80th Birthday

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MartinC
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pairings never fails to impress. Our server Bradley was warm , attentive and personable. With so many great choices we decided to stick with our favorite, the Lobster Mac n Cheese. It is rich and decadent. Our Flash Grilled Cesar Salad was a fresh twist on an old classic. It was a tough choice but I went with the seared Scllops and my girlfriend had the Bistro steak that was perfectly cooked and had a great flavor. I failed to mention the Scallops were delicious. For dessert we both ordered the Cheesecake because it's our favorite. The Cheesecake was a little off, it think it was the constancy. What a wonderful meal to celebrate my girlfriend's 50th birthday. We'll be back in short order.

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MikeM
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’d like to tell you that this restaurant was horrible, just to keep it a secret in Hartford County. But , the food, service and dining experience are always amazing.

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LynnB
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, wine and cocktails were outstanding!

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DottieO
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding as well as our service. Eric is a top notch waiter!

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JohnC
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It had been a while since we ate at Pairings - food was excellent, set-up and atmosphere made us comfortable in COVID times. We'll be back.

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vipJamesW
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Eric is great.

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StephanieC
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Pairings! Food and service is always excellent.

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Newkirk
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

It wasnt bad just different. It is a nice place for a quiet and romantic dinner. The dishes we had we good but not what we had hoped.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food matched with great service. Atmosphere was quiet and really comfortable. My wife and I had a great time.

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vipTrailGourmet
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We continue to enjoy dining on the patio with heat lamps during the CoVID pandemic. It’s very comfortable, plenty warm, and cozy. Our server, Michelle, was, and always is, wonderful. Food was delicious, and we particularly enjoyed the Valentine’s salmon special.

FAQs

Pairings Bistro does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Pairings Bistro also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (410) 569-5006.

Pairings Bistro is rated 4.8 stars by 1724 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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