Cream of Crab Soup
Local fresh cream, lump crab, dry sherry, fresh parsley, toasted baguette. Wine Pairing: Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc-Viognier
Shrimp + Grits
Keyes Creamery smoked cheddar, Crooked Creek chorizo sausage, sweet pepper relish, chimichurri
Bistro Steak au Poivre
black angus local beef, local vegetables, rosemary truffle frites
Food & service was exceptional! We got a 3 course & a 4 course prix fix selection. We both had the delicious cream of crab soup as a starter. My husband had the beet salad, & I had the mozzarella in crushed pretzels next. We shared both. OMG! The mozzarella was amazing & salad was a generous portion with the perfect choice of dressing. He had a steak entree w pomme frites & seasonal vegetables, which he thoroughly enjoyed. He said the steak was cooked “perfect”! I opted for the scallops over a bed of corn relish. Scallop portion was also very generous & done to perfection. I made the comment to my husband that I probably wouldn’t eat the corn relish, (not being a big fan of corn), but I couldn’t shovel it in fast enough after I tasted it!!! We split a creme brûlée for dessert. The only thing I didn’t care for was the fact that my husband & I were on a “date”, and we were seated next to 3 adults & 2 children. The boy was especially boisterous. We have 4 children of our own, so we are used to a lot of activity & noise, but given that we consider Pairings Bistro fine dining, it would have been nicer to seat families in a similar area & couples in a different area. I would have asked for a different table but didn’t want to cause any embarrassment. Can’t wait to go back for my next meal!
outdoor seating was comfortable, quiet, distanced. Food was delicious.
Was great for a date night or double date, but difficult seating for a larger party.
Excellent service and food! We always love the experience.
Fabulous meal as usual. Best restaurant in Harford County.
We both ordered the cream of crab soup - delicious!, the beet salad - excellent!, and, since we were celebrating my birthday, the flourless chocolate cake. Food is always wonderful snd we had our favorite waiter as well, although I can’t state his name. Very nice way to celebrate a milestone birthday!
We had a lovely late lunch and our server, Bridget, was wonderful and took very good care of us. The food was delicious, as always. We are very happy that they source their ingredients from local farmers/growers.
Always a good meal & pleasant surroundings! Flavorful & fresh choices- cooked to perfection.
Great place for an anniversary dinner! Delicious food and good service.
Enjoyed our evening. The service was excellent and most of our party of 6 enjoyed our meal. We felt the meal was not up to our last visit. All in all very satisfied..the cream of crab was excellent
I love love love Pairings. It is my go to for a great relaxing time with food and drink I know is always going to be good. The staff is always wonderful. I highly recommend making a reservation because they are usually booked.
From start to finish, everything was wonderful. Brady was very attentive and made our experience very enjoyable.
Best staff of any restaurant in the area. Great food. A gem!
A wonderful dinner to celebrate my husband’s 50th Birthday!
The environment was perfect and the food amazing
Katrina was an excellent server. The food, ambiance were all excellent.
We opened with crab dip and mozzarella patties as appetizers. Both were excellent. My Pinot Noir was full bodied and very easy. It lasted throughout the dinner. I ordered the crusted lamb chops, medium rare. It was delivered perfectly. With the potatoes and sauteed vegetables, it was a satisfying and very enjoyable full plate.
An amazing find in Harford county! Worth the 30 minute trip from Baltimore! Great food and service. Good portions at very fair prices! Access to great wines at a low markup to drink in house or take away.
Food is sourced locally if possible and all made in house. One of my new favorites!
It was so lovely. We had a wonderful send off dinner for my mom. Waitress was so nice.
I found this place for our 35 wedding aniversery and it was perfect. The food was excellent and the service. It was our first time there but not our last. I highly recommend this place. You will enjoy it too
We went for an anniversary and had a lovely dinner. The service was excellent and attentive. The food was tasty and the portions left us full but not overstuffed. I had the duck special and the creme brulee and my husband had the halibut and the flourless chocolate cake. The dessert drinks were also excellent.
Fabulous menu, and spectacular entertainment. Well done!
The service at pairings is always fantastic and the drinks good! The food this time was pretty good, but not the best it's been. Will still be back because we love it!
First time at Pairings. Our waitress was phenomenal-was very knowledgeable with regards to the wine list. Food was great and we sat outdoors, under the awning. Definitely would recommend!
Wine pairing is a very good value,
Among the best Caesar Salads.
This was a "first" for me as well as my significant other - and it was superb!
From the moment we entered the restaurant, we were immediately greeted and seated.
I prearranged for an outdoor table near the live music, which was perfect. Not too loud or hot, and the surrounding ambiance makes you forget that you are essentially facing the parking lot - which may deter some, but I assure you that you will not feel it. The beautiful flowers and waterfalls create a serene atmosphere, which "pairs" well with the incredible cuisine.
The food was excellent, not too heavy or covered in sauces or gravies which allowed you to taste it's freshness without overpowering seasonings. I chose the flounder and my boyfriend chose the lamb -both of which we recommend if on the menu.
We even had dessert (cheese cake & flourless chocolate cake) due to the fact it was his birthday, and it was also delicious.
Finally, I cannot forget to mention our server, Brady B., who was a top-notch professional and was totally conscientious of us the entire time we were there. He was friendly, kind, and had a great energy about him, not to mention extremely helpful when we had questions and trouble deciding between all of the incredible dishes.
I would definitely recommend and will be returning. Thank you Pairings, for making our special occasion just that -special!
Celebrating fathers day and sons birthday. One of the only local places to always have mussels. And good local meats and veggies.
Very good food, served in a nicely appointed dining area. Outside tables are also available. Either way, you can't go wrong here.
Fantastic service and food! They use local farmers for food to serve. Third time at restaurant and has never let me down!
My husband andI celebrated our anniversary’s Pairings and we were impressed with the food and service. The cream of crab soup was the best we’ve ever tasted. The waiter was pleasant and very helpful in choosing from the menu and always available to clear and offer more drink. We chose to eat inside and liked the quiet ambience with decor related to wine. His steak was so juicy and flavorful and the shrimp and grits with just right hint of spice. Truly a memorable evening. We will be back soon to enjoy the outside seating where there was music. Definitely a 5 rating!!
Everything was great. Loved the room where we ate. Our waiter was attentive and knowledgeable. Food was excellent. Fantastic dining experience.
We go there about once a week. We love it. The daily fish specials are always great. They have a great wine selection. The roasted Caesar salad is one of our favorites. I’ve always enjoyed the tacos that change weekly Th arancini ball are changed regularly and they are always a great treat. The lobster mac & cheese is another fabulous choice.
Always a great meal and exceptional service
As a frequent guest, I was very disappointed in the scallops. They were so heavily salted, they were inedible. My other two friends' plates were also salty, but not to this extent. We all did wine pairings, but the waiter never told us what the wine was or anything about it. We told the waiter about the scallops, but he literally dismissed me and said, "They haven't ever been salty before." He made no effort to talk to a manager or to make amends. I will think twice before coming back.
Delicious food and wonderful server (as always). Our first inside visit since pandemic lockdown and we had a wonderful time.
The appetizers and our meal was great. Our server Brady was excellent!
Great lunch! Arancini was amazing and service was wonderful.
My wife and I enjoyed a wonderful meal. The prix fixe with wine pairings was an excellent value for the price and the wines all paired wonderfully with each course. The standout for me was the French onion soup, outstanding, I highly recommend. My wife enjoyed her arancini appetizer. Main courses and desserts were also plus plus. Our server, Brady, was friendly and attentive and his recommendations were spot on. Overall, a wonderful experience and we look forward to our next visit.
Mussels were good / got a couple bites of something gritty though - unexpected. Overall nice meal.
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 1805 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.