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10 Walnut Ave, Corner of Walnut Ave and South Ave East, Cranford, NJ 07016
+1 908-276-4026
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Ranked #5 of 61 Restaurants in Cranford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 10 Walnut Ave for GPS - South Ave East and Walnut Ave.
Transit: NJ Transit: Bus and Train (Raritan Valley Line) RR Station in Cranford town center across the street
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English first
Cranford, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Great food! BYOB is great! The Wed fixed price is fabulous...4 courses! Very different items that are all so delicious.

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Short Hills, New Jersey
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Pairings is highly recommended. Excellent food, service and environment. They've done a fantastic job in making a large space feel small, where you can clearly hear your conversations. We'll go again.

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new jersey
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

This place was recommended by a friend and was the perfect spot for a girls night out. BYOB is an added bonus of the place because it keeps your total cost down. It was tapas night so we picked three tapas (mango guacamole, tempura shrimp and calamari) for 29 dollars and enjoyed that as our appetizer. We then shared a... More

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Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Great place with very good food. Service is pleasant, if not terribly professional. BYO keeps prices down

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Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

This is our second time eating in Pairings. We were visiting with friends who live locally. This time was even better than our last visit ; has to rank as one of our best ever restaurant meals, in any country. What struck me about the menu was its originality; an amuse-bouche of seedless grape covered with goats cheese and dotted... More

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Sanibel Island, Florida
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Had dinner there on a Sunday with family. Very warm and welcoming reception by owners. Decor is stylish and elegant. Food was phenomenal; service spotless and cordial. This is definitely a special ocassion place, or to make the occasion special! Two of us had the seafood provencal, two had halibut; all swooned. We'll be back very soon

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Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

We had our 5th Anniversary last night at Pairings and had a great time. The meal started with a tuna tarter that was out of this world!!! Before giving us an appetizer, they served us a very interesting treat of fruit, nuts and cheese. Very yummy!! Thinking about replicating it! Our entree's were good, but I was expecting more from... More

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Union County, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014 via mobile

We went with family. Crab cakes are delicious as was the chicken. Everything we tried was awesome. The staff was attentive. The owners are lovely! We will be going back!

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Clark, New Jersey
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Went with two friends and had a fabulous evening! Delightful atmosphere, didn't feel crowded at all, which has been mentioned in prior reviews. The wait staff was friendly and knowledgeable; they eagerly described the menu items and offered their recommendations. My only gripe is that there seemed to be a supplemental charge for the majority of menu items. Overall, it... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This is a trendy restaurant that thinks more of itself than it delivers Although the decor is pleasant, the closely placed tables detract from the overall impression, making it difficult to walk around and making it impossible to hear conversation. The noise level on a weekend evening was outrageous primarily because of the fact that everyone was crammed into the... More

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