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AIDA Bistro Prix Fixe Christmas Eve Dinner Menu
Seventeenth Annual Feast of the Seven Fish

Sunday, December 23 & Monday, December 24, 2018

Special Three Course Prix Fixe Menu 44.5 per person

 Please note that we are open at 4pm both evenings, Sunday, December 23rd, and Monday Christmas Eve. We normally sell out both evenings, so please make your reservations soon.



½ CHICKEN CHESAPEAKE FLATBREAD Crabmeat, Old Bay Cream Cheese, Cheddar, Lemon Zest

GRILLED HOUSEMADE CHICKEN SAUSAGE Peppers & Onions, Garlic Chips, Fennel Puree

SALT COD BRANDADE FRITTERS Pickled Shallot, Masa, Miso Aioli

DUO OF GRANDMA AIDA’S MANICOTTI Ricotta Cheese, Brandied Rose Sauce, Fried Capers


GRILLED HEART OF ROMAINE Homemade Caesar Dressing, Croutons, Parmesan

BURRATA SALAD Dried Cherries, Pickled Pistachio, Truffled Vinaigrette

P.E.I. MUSSELS Spicy Tomato Broth, Roasted Root Vegetables, Saffron Scallop Crème Fraiche, Grilled Bread

LAMB MEATBALLS Bourbon Fig Sauce, Goat Cheese Fondue


TUNA TARTARE Brown Butter Emulsion, Everything Crackers, Sesame Aioli (Limited)


AIDA CRAB CAKES Kohlrabi Slaw, Avocado Puree, Candied Lemon

SEARED 6oz FILET Cauliflower Mash, Wilted Kale, Red Wine Demi (+5)

PAN ROASTED MARKET FISH Root Vegetable Hash, Vanilla Beet Puree, Port Gastrique

SHRIMP & TRUFFLED MASCARPONE GRITS Prosciutto, Worcestershire Lemon Sauce, Toasted Shallot

SHORT RIB BOLOGNESE Mushrooms, Carrot, Dried Apricot, Pappardelle

BUTTERNUT SQUASH RISOTTO Mushrooms, Asiago, Pumpkin Seeds, Pomegranate, Chili Oil


(Please note, we will offer a children’s menu and have a very limited ala carte menu. As always we will attempt to accommodate any special dietary requirements. Let us know in advance, please.)

Menu Subject to Change & Availability Feast of Seven Fish December  2018

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AIDA Bistro Voted Best Wine Tasting in Howard County

AIDA Bistro & Wine Bar was just voted by the readers of “Howard Magazine” in November 2103, as having the Best Wine Tasting in Howard County in 2013. In addition, we received 12 Honorable Mention awards, more  than any other restaurant in Howard County!

Thank you to our staff for their terrific work and to our customers for your ongoing support of our restaurant.

Download for More Information about AIDA Bistro Best of Howard County 2013

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AIDA Bistro & Wine Bar named as TOP 100 Most Notable Wine List by OpenTable

For the second year in a row, AIDA Bistro in Columbia Maryland is named by OpenTable as having one of the TOP 100 Most Notable Restaurant Wine Lists in the US during 2013.

“Whenever we receive national recognition, it reflects well on our entire staff and all of our winery partners”, said Joe Barbera, co-owner. “Wine is Food and that philosophy is one that we take very seriously.”

With 30 wines on tap, AIDA Bistro has  the largest Wine on Tap System in Maryland and one of the largest in the United States

Click for the complete List of Top 100 Notable Wine Lists in the US

Download Press Release AIDA Bistro 100 Top Wine Lists 2013


Wine on Tap and Buying Local Make AIDA Bistro a Leader in Sustainability

Some colleagues and I recently stopped by AIDA Bistro & Wine Bar to check out its wine-on-tap system. I had heard that a few restaurants across the country were raising the bar on providing sustainable services and was delighted to hear that one in my backyard was among them.

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Joe and Mary Barbera Receive 2013 Entrepreneurs of the Year Award

AIDA Bistro & Wine Bar opened in Columbia 11 years ago, and built its current, more upscale location in 2010. But the inspiration for the restaurant took root a couple decades earlier when Joe and Mary Barbera enjoyed a trip through the California wine country on their honeymoon.

“We said one day we wanted to have a little corner wine bar,” Mary said.

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Aida Hits High Notes With Wines On Tap

Aida Bistro & Wine Bar isn’t named after Verdi’s classic opera. It refers to the mother of the owners, Joseph and Mary Barbera (two other classic names of biblical proportions).

The Barberas, active parishioners at St. Louis in Clarksville, came to the restaurant scene as a way to bring some good news into this world, especially after the tragedies of Sept. 11, 2001.

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Aida Bistro Featured in Howard County Community College’s “Table2Table” Video

This 30 minute info-mercial aired on Comcast Cable and highlights our Chef, our food, our Wine On Tap, AIDA Bistro’s history as well as our involvement in our community.

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Open Table Honor

AIDA Bistro & Wine Bar Receives Honor From Open Table!

Open Table has announced its 2012 Diner’s Choice Award winners. We are proud to share the news with you, our friends and customers, that AIDA Bistro & Wine Bar was voted one of the 100 Notable Wine Lists in the US.


Growlier Rhymes With Sommelier

Please read the linked story from the Baltimore Sun about a new Howard County bill that, if passed, could make reliable containers another AIDA Bistro first.

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