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Pairings Bistro, Bel Air, MD

Pairings Bistro

4.7
4.7
2336 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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2 people

10:30 pm


Booked 20 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Farm-to-table, Bistro, Gastro Pub
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Mon–Sat 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–12:00 am
  • Phone number
    (410) 569-5006
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Jon Kohler
  • Catering
    Pairings Catering is committed to consistently providing delicious food and quality service to our customers.<br /><br />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.<br /><br /> <br />Choose Pairings Catering services for: <br />Weddings – Business Functions – Reunions — Special Events Private Parties<br /><br />Lunch Boxes – Desserts – Carry Out – Party Trays Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Private party facilities
    Thank you for your interest in renting a space at Pairings! We pride ourselves with the our ability to accommodate parties on premise including but not limited to birthday parties, holiday parties, bridal showers, baby showers, wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners, luncheons, networking groups, and fundraisers. For specific information, please check out our website.
  • Private party contact
    Manager: (410) 569-5006
  • Area
    Bel Air
  • Cross Street
    RT 924
  • Parking Details
    Public Parking
  • Entertainment
    Live music Friday nights!
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,336 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Baltimore / Maryland

    Great for fine wines

  • Baltimore Suburbs

    Best Service

  • Baltimore Suburbs

    Best Value

  • Baltimore Suburbs

    Great for fine wines

2,336 Reviews
  1. DennisC

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Pairings dining experience is always a pleasant one…. Delicious food, amazing drinks and delightful atmosphere. Staff is extremely friendly and knowledgeable of the menu … making your dining experience perfect.

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  2. Cgetz410

    Baltimore

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    As always, the food was excellent and the service was excellent as well.

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  3. NanetteM

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 13 April 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    We had the worst server who didn’t follow up and forgot to bring an order … just totally left us unattended . He didn’t apologize forgetting one item and we had to ask another bus girl To get his attention. I am a pharmaceutical sales and we often use your place for a program and this kk d of service would force me To look at other places . We were there at 5pm for dinner last night and you may want to put this incident in the server’s attention. Nanette Murakoshi

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  4. StephenB

    Baltimore

    149 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    149 reviews

    Dined on 12 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My steak was delicious. The only thing was it had a little too much salt added. Mash potatoes were the best. My husbands scallops were great. Our ice cream desert was awsome. Our server Kattie was tremendous . She took excellent care of us. THANK YOU KATTIE!!

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  5. KSouth

    New York City

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 6 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and drinks were wonderful as usual. Our waiter, Eric, was one of the best we’ve had anywhere in a long time.

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  6. Paolo

    Baltimore

    125 reviews

    5.0

    125 reviews

    Dined on 5 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hands down one of the best Cubans ever (as long as you skip the honey mustard and sub dijon). Check out the gorgeous new high tech fireplaces between the barrel room and the former wine shop! What a great idea, congrats Pairings!

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  7. LeannR

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were celebrating a special birthday and Savannah could not of been any more friendlier, helpful and overall a wonderful waitress :)

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  8. Lov2gotobyobs

    Philadelphia

    103 reviews

    5.0

    103 reviews

    Dined on 31 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a wonderful idea to have an Easter Buffet that was out of this world! There were so many selections many made to order entrées, as well as delicious, mimosas, and wines to choose from. The lines went quickly. There was abundant food, and always pleasantries from the staff.

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  9. Trish

    Baltimore

    38 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on 31 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We've eaten at Pairings many times and have never been disappointed. For Sunday Brunch, we were very much so. Our reservation was for 1 pm. Our server, Phil was knowledgeable and efficient. The drinks and salads were delicious ! However, the lamb chops were cold and the beef was tough. Our desserts were tasty as well. It was an unfortunate occurrence, and will make me leery of doing Easter Brunch there again! I would probably order from the menu which was provided, if I were to do brunch there again.

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  10. Mike

    New York City

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 31 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for Easter Brunch. The food was mostly very good with a couple exceptions. The bacon on the buffet was close to raw. Our waiter did bring us some well cooked crispy bacon. On the crab mac N cheese the crab was refrigerator cold with hot mac N cheese. The carver for the prime rib provided only medium well and well done for what we requested as rare or medium rare. All other food & drink items were excellent. Our server Phil was outstanding and made everything worth the trip.

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  11. Bianca

    Baltimore

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    It took 25 minutes to receive our first drink order. Server seemed very busy but did bring us bread while we waited. We both ordered steaks and mine had to be sent back for it being cooked the wrong temperature. I asked for medium and it came out basically raw. They brought me another one and it came back medium rare but I kept that dish because I didn’t want to send it back again. The manager did come out to check on the steak which was nice and the server offered an appetizer while I waited for my food. The cocktails we ordered were really the only good part of our dinner. They still make the best espresso martini. Overall the place is too expensive and the menu is very limited. We weren’t planning on going there last night because the last few times we have gone it has been disappointing. We decided to go because we had a gift card. Pairings used to be one of our favorite places but I don’t know that we will be back anytime soon.

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  12. Barb3275

    Baltimore

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 27 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always enjoy Pairings. Everything from the time we sat down to the time we left was wonderful. The food is fabulous, we have never been disappointed with any of our choices. We always do the wine pairings, as suggested, but you also have the option to choose whatever wine you prefer during that course. If you have never tried Pairings, give it a go, you won't be disappointed.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a favorite of ours! We love pairings and will continue to go back

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this restaurant! Food is always wonderful as well as service. I had the scallops tonight and dare I say, may be the best scallops I’ve ever had! The cream of crab soup is definitely the best I’ve ever had and this is one of my favorite soups! My husband had the venison and raved about it as well. The chocolate torte dessert is so so good as well as the cheesecake. The ambience is great- there are different sections with some feeling more formal and others more casual. Live music on some nights. Extensive bourbon selection and lots of yummy house cocktails! From outside this restaurant seems unassuming tucked into a small shopping center but wait till you step inside. Definitely recommend!

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 23 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our waiter was very knowledgeable, and attentive. He was also very patient. My elderly parents and I were out for dinner, and we had a great time. They didn’t understand the menu very well. But our waiter took his time explaining the it, and helped my parents make great choices.

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  16. GayleZ

    Baltimore

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 23 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was polite and attentive to our party of 4 needs. The food was brought out at a good pace and we didn’t feel rushed. Since the renovations to the dining area it seems much quieter. We had mussels Chesapeake and Brussels and both were excellent. Make sure you ask for extra bread to soak up the flavorful broth at the bottom. We also had the beef and Cuban sandwiches that were delicious, but really large. Come with a big appetite or save half for lunch the next day. Fries came with all 4 of our selections and they didn’t disappoint.

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  17. lovetodine

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 16 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall we always have a good experience here. Been dining here for years. But our beet salad was not the same as it usually is. Too much goat cheese spread, not enough greens. The older version was great nice mix of greens, crumbled goat and beats. This version was a big miss. Bring back the older version please! The fish dish with the grouper/fennel was delicious. Could have used some springtime cocktail choices too. Our waitress was wonderful.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Inside, early dining is quieter. Always enjoy food and service here.

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  19. CoffeeChick

    Baltimore

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 12 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, food, atmosphere. Really special night remembering, celebrating the life of a recently passed family member.

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  20. DavidF

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 9 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Tiny table with lots of traffic going back to tthe kitchen. Noise, until a few folks keft.

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  21. LucyW

    Washington DC

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 9 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a really good meal at Pairs last week. I did the 3 item set without wine. I had the chicken with apple glaze, I had the Brussel sprouts which are excellent, the arrancini special that night was filled with beef and Demi glaze which were good. My husband had the fish special which I think was rock fish. He said it was good. All and all we had a really good time with good friends and had good food.

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  22. MartinG

    Oklahoma City

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 6 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Have eaten at Pairings many times, always great food,service and wine. Went for our anniversary and had a great evening.

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  23. mbjbride06

    Baltimore

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on 4 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hip, new large bar area with craft cocktails and superb wine list. Enjoyed the winter salad, classic mussels & frites, and hubby had the fall-inspired chicken breast entree. Topped off with shared sundae using local ice cream.

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  24. LaurieL

    Baltimore

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 1 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Usually I rate the food here higher … it was good but not as good as it’s been in the past…. But we did have the best waiter I feel bad I forget his name but he was fantastic!!!!! We celebrated our sons 22 nd bday… great place for that

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  25. David

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, staff, wine and ambiance. Probably our 10th time there.

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  26. Shema

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Last evening, 6p, I invited my son-in-loves to join me for dinner at Pairings Bistro. It was our first time there, but it will not be our last. We all agreed that everything was great and plan to return with our spouses. In my opinion, I do not think the overall vibe (ambiance and display of hundreds of wine bottles) is for children, but instead adults only. We were seated in what I believe is called the Barrel Room with two other people. Soon after a few other tables were occupied, but everyone seemed intentionally in keeping their voices at a normal conversation tone. This made it very easy to hear what was being said at our table without having to talk loudly or yell. After dinner and dessert, the manager, I think his name was Sean, learned that it was our first time there. He offered to give us a tour of the establishment and we accepted. He shared some history about Pairings. Afterwards he thanked us again for choosing Pairings and encouraged us to come again. My husband and I prefer to eat our own home cooked meals, therefore we rarely dine out. With that, I can suggest/recommend this restaurant to my family, friends and anyone else who may ask me for a great restaurant to dine in (or get takeout).

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  27. Anthony

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service were excellent. Dante was very friendly and attentive. Great place for a celebratory dinner.

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  28. RobertW

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Everything was good from wine to desert but I ordered a 7 oz filly medium rare and I received it very rare. I decided to eat rather than send it back and have to eat alone I will return in April

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  29. Ladyhawke

    Washington DC

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful lunch tasting and pairings menu! A home run...wonderful food and really good wine! Excellent service.

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  30. LeeG

    Baltimore

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Jennifer was a wonderful server -- attentive and informative! Pairings Bistro never disappoints!

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  31. jubob

    Baltimore

    66 reviews

    5.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on 20 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was polite and prompt to serve us. The food was outstanding.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    Good food... too many kids didnt allow for a nice romantic anniversary dinner

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  33. VivienneS

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waiter, Dante, was exceptional! The food as usual was exceptional and the ambience amazing!!

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    The food and service were really good, as always. However, my wife and I were seated in the area where the wine shop is located. We could not even have a conversation because, despite sitting across from one another at a table-for-two, we couldn’t hear a word the other said the entire time. There was a large table in the center of the room with a large, loud, and obnoxious group of about 15 ladies that just drowned out the rest of the room, which really ruined our evening. We don’t get many evenings out without children, so we were pretty disappointed and couldn’t wait to leave. With that said, the quality of the food, service, and cocktails remains high, and we were pleased with that part of our experience. But if we return, we will specifically ask not to be seated in that area. It’s very loud, and not conducive to having a conversation without screaming across the table.

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  35. RudyL

    Pittsburgh

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food and service. Best dining experience in the area.

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  36. BarbaraR

    Baltimore

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What an overall great experience. We’ll be back soon!

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  37. BelAirFoodie

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of our absolute favorite places. The farm-to-table menu is always amazing, with new experiences to try every time. The staff couldn't be more welcoming and helpful. If you haven't been there, you're missing out.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Pairings continually sets the bar high for a good service and quality food. We have been there a few times and are very satisfied with the service and food. We can’t wait to go back. 

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  39. DerekB

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great !!! Our server was amazing. Great job !!!

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic experience! The service, hospitality, and food were some of the best that my wife and I have experienced in a while. Being new to the area, it was great to see. Thanks!

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FAQs

Pairings Bistro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (410) 569-5006.

Pairings Bistro is rated 4.7 stars by 2336 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

10:30 pm


Booked 20 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Pairings Bistro

2105 Laurel Bush Rd #108, Bel Air, MD 21015

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    RT 924
  • Area
    Bel Air
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Mon–Sat 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–12:00 am
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Farm-to-table, Bistro, Gastro Pub
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Public Parking
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Jon Kohler
  • Entertainment
    Live music Friday nights!
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (410) 569-5006
  • Catering
    Pairings Catering is committed to consistently providing delicious food and quality service to our customers.<br /><br />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.<br /><br /> <br />Choose Pairings Catering services for: <br />Weddings – Business Functions – Reunions — Special Events Private Parties<br /><br />Lunch Boxes – Desserts – Carry Out – Party Trays Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Private party facilities
    Thank you for your interest in renting a space at Pairings! We pride ourselves with the our ability to accommodate parties on premise including but not limited to birthday parties, holiday parties, bridal showers, baby showers, wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners, luncheons, networking groups, and fundraisers. For specific information, please check out our website.
  • Private party contact
    Manager: (410) 569-5006
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