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About Pairings Bistro
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.
Bel Air, MD 21015
Contemporary European, Belgian, Gastro Pub
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday 4:00pm - 10:00pm; Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Live music Friday nights!
Pairings Catering is committed to consistently providing delicious food and quality service to our customers.
Our trained consultants can help you orchestrate all your events, whether large or small. Locating the perfect setting, picking flavor combinations, sample tastings, and pairing wines with menu selections. Pairings will create the perfect event for you.
Choose Pairings Catering services for:
Weddings – Business Functions – Reunions — Special Events Private Parties
Lunch Boxes – Desserts – Carry Out – Party Trays Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
For upcoming special events, please sign up for our bi-weekly newsletter on our website!
Wine & Food Pairing Classes
- Enjoy a 5 course meal, paired with different wines. All while learning about the reasoning of why each wine compliments the food.
Pairings Bistro Ratings and Reviews
A very enjoyable experience from the service to the selection of food and adult beverages. The mussels served "Brussels" style are always consistently good.
A plentiful serving was had. The truffle coated with Parmesan fries were delicious. The standout beverage was the classic red sangria.
My husband and I were there for our wedding anniversary dinner. We tried a new place and just loved it. Eric was our waiter and was informative about the menu and very professional. We loved the special way our dessert was served. We will definitely be back. Thank you for an extremely enjoyable celebration.
Food and service were great! I can't stop thinking about the Braised Veal starter, the hot pepper cheddar grits, and the Flourless Chocolate Cake. My mouth is watering just thinking about those. For the cost though I think the entrees could've been larger but they were tasty and my steak was cooked perfectly. Not a huge fan of the fries but otherwise everything else was fantastic. Service was great too, our 3 courses were timed perfectly. Would definitely like to go here again.
NYE Wine Pairings Menu was memorable; beautiful presentation, attentive wait staff, creative dishes with well balanced flavors and all perfectly cooked. I had two excellent wines (pinot noir and a sauvingon blanc which I substituted for the chardonnay they had paired with a seafood dish). The courses were a little rushed for a pairings meal and when requested, the server slowed the presentation. It was a little noisy, but expected on NYE. We were seated 20 mins late but offered wine and the chef made an additional special presentation dessert plate for anniversary. Well worth the wait in every way.
Our food was very good though the food temperature was warm and not hot. It was a very busy night which might have been the problem. Have never had that problem before. Server was just ok. He was young and probably new. We love Pairings and will continue to enjoy eating there.
We have eaten at Pairings on several occasions, the meals were very good. Unfortunately, our dining experience on this occasion was not good. Our server recommended the short ribs and said they were excellent. They were not...they were tough and cold. Service was decent but she never asked us if our meals were good. I will probably give them another chance but won’t be quick to recommend the Restaraunt.
We both did a 4 plate dinner and most of the dishes were great. However both our entrees were subpar. Her salmon was over cooked and my steak was bloody rare when the order was for medium rare. The sauce on the steak was also over peppered to the point of bitterness. Disappointing given the rep and cost me of this restaurant.
We have eaten at Pairings several times and consider it one of the best restaurants in
Harford County. The food is consistently very good. We especially enjoyed the mussels
and did not realize that Pairings is considered a Belgian restaurant. However, the menu
has many usual offerings and they are quite good. The wine selection is excellent and the
prices are very fair. I can highly recommend Pairings.
I don’t enjoy a meal where the tables are crammed together. I don’t enjoy listening to my neighbors conversations and don’t want them to ease drop on mine. The food and wine pairings are excellent but I felt rushed when the server brought the salad before I finished my appetizer. It was a Monday evening and the restaurant did not seem to be busy. I am sure I will return but not any time soon.
Pairings Bistro never disappoints. The menu is always fresh and has so many good items to choose from. The food is of outstanding quality, and the service is the perfect balance between attentiveness and leaving you to enjoy your food and company. Would definitely recommend to all. The wine pairings are always spot on. Will definitely be back!
The food was fabulous! However, I made a reservation 2 weeks in advance for my fiancé’s birthday. They tried to stick us in a tiny table between two other tables. Definitely not a cozy place for quiet conversation. I was very disappointed in the atmosphere. It’s pricey but the pairing experience is fun and different. The food was absolutely deliscious.
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