We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Pairings Bistro

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
2105 Laurel Bush Rd Ste 108, Bel Air, MD 21015-6173 (RT 924)
+1 410-569-5006
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
See all hours
Mon 16:00 - 22:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

185 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 185: English reviews
Bel Air, MD
Level Contributor
15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I loved the food at this place and the wine selection is phenomenal! If you get an appetizer, wine and dinner for two the price can be a bit budget busting, but it is worth it to go for a menu that is completely different than anything else in town.

1 Thank Janice C
Northern Virginia
Level Contributor
47 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

We had not tried Pairings before and were looking for something special, as this was a celebratory birthday dinner for my Mom. We were not disappointed. The restaurant is in a very unassuming strip mall, but inside is warm and cozy. The menu was just long enough to give you enough choices, but not overwhelming. We all decided on our... More 

Thank Scrpbkr
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level Contributor
68 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

We visited for dinner on a Tuesday evening. The menu is quite interesting, and as the name implies, includes food and wine pairings. The Rocket Salad was terrific, although the portion was quite small. The duck confit and pan roasted chicken were both somewhat tough. Not worth the price tag. Service was excellent!

Thank NanC258
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Food is wonderful. Flavors unlike anything you can cook at home. Fried oysters were so tasty - and I don't even like oysters. Ate one from my husband's plate then had to have more. Can't wait to go again.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Bel Air, Maryland
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Pairings has amazing food and the wine selections for pairings are awesome! Best cream of crab soup in the state! The atmosphere is comfortable and relaxing. Superior service!!

Thank Sue W
Level Contributor
12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 March 2017

We usually love Pairings. It is our favorite place! However, last Monday was not as great. The service was good and the lobster pot pie was tasty-could have had a little more lobster . The beet salad was fantastic as usual and the French onion soup was delicious. But the entrees were just not as good of a quality as... More 

Thank Sue R
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Level Contributor
68 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

We ate on the outdoor area even though it was December so we could listen to the guitarist. The heaters kept us comfortable. Pairings is pretty wheelchair accessible, parking was convenient. There were 2 couples and no one drank wine, they have a good beer selection. The women had huge appetizers for dinner and the guys went for specials featuring... More 

Thank Wheelchair-Bandit
Level Contributor
22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

Always delicious. The choices are special enough to make the meal more of an experience than most restaurants in the area. My dearest friend and I have enjoyed a lunch there for my birthday for the last few years. The waitresses are kind and caring. Great place.

Thank Tallulah815
Bel Air, Maryland
Level Contributor
84 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

My girlfriend and I stopped in for a late afternoon lunch hoping we could get a table without a reservation. We were fortunate enough to time it perfectly. We both had French Onion Soup to start - both agreed it was the best anywhere in the area. We followed that with a Reuben sandwich. The bread was nicely toasted and... More 

Thank Reidsx2
2 reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

A friend and I ate here for restaurant week. Great cream of crab soup and dessert. Service was very good. Only complaint was tables are very close together in a row against the wall. Very little privacy to have a conversation.

Thank 301tamic

Travellers who viewed Pairings Bistro also viewed


Been to Pairings Bistro? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$70
American, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2105 Laurel Bush Rd Ste 108, Bel Air, MD 21015-6173
    (RT 924)
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Bel Air
  • Phone Number: +1 410-569-5006

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Pairings Bistro staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?