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Pairings

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American, Contemporary
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10 Walnut Ave, Corner of Walnut Ave and South Ave East, Cranford, NJ 07016 (10 Walnut Ave for GPS - South Ave East and Walnut Ave.)
NJ Transit: Bus and Train (Raritan Valley Line) RR Station in Cranford town center across the street
+1 908-276-4026
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wed - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 62
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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I recently held a brunch buffet here for a family party and it was wonderful. I have been to Pairings for dinner and was never disappointed, the brunch was outstanding. The food selections were wonderful, presented beautifully and plentiful, and the ambiance was perfect. The owners were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
Iceman0821
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Cranford, New Jersey
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Cranford, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I recently held a brunch buffet here for a family party and it was wonderful. I have been to Pairings for dinner and was never disappointed, the brunch was outstanding. The food selections were wonderful, presented beautifully and plentiful, and the ambiance was perfect. The owners were wonderfully helpful with planning, the servers were friendly and efficient, our guests gave... More 

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Cranford NJ
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Went on a weekday night, décor is very elegant and comfy. Our dinners arrived promptly, my portion size was very reasonable. My husband’s ravioli dinner, however was VERY VERY TINY. He literally could have eaten it in 6 bites, it only had 6 paper thin raviolis which probably had about ½ a spoon of filling each. The waitress was very... More 

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New York
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Friends invited us to this elegant restaurant for a celebration. From the moment we stepped out of the car, we were impressed. The owner, Vincent, met us at the curb with an open umbrella that stormy evening. He introduced himself by first name only and welcomed us to Pairings. He escorted us to the front desk where we were greeted... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We were taken to a wonderful table for two and immediately attended to. The greeting at the door and walk to our table set the stage for a wonderful experience of fabulous food and service. I would highly recommend anyone to enjoy a dinner at Pairings

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Scotch Plains, New Jersey
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

One of the worse meals and Holiday experiences ever! Our reservation was for 2pm. The "buffet" consisted of 4 items: bread, fruit salad, potato pancakes and waffles. Not a single protein was available! This was supplemented by limited menu where you were allowed to select 1 item. The majority were egg dishes. There was on pasta and chicken dish and... More 

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Metuchen, New Jersey
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Seated by the congenial hosts/ owners on the Thursday Tapas evening, we enjoyed the service, the menu choices spaced by the amuse-bouches and the post dinner offering of buttery rugallach. We found the crab cakes and the mango guacamole great starters. The lamb entree and the halibut with scallops were favorite entrees. Try the home made ice creams for dessert.... More 

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Springfield, New Jersey
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

This restaurant is upscale without being pretentious. The owners greet you at the door and seat you. The servers are delightfully knowledgeable and efficient. The food is all home made, from the appetizers, to the sauces, the breads, ice creams and desserts. And they are all very good. The restaurant is beautifully decorated and comfortable at the same time. Wednesday... More 

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New York City, New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

I was very satisfied with our service and meal. The cute wife and husband team that I believe own the restaurant greeted us when we came in and said thank you for dining with us as well as thanked us when we left. They give you a pastry before your dinner, and as well as cookies after dinner as complimentary.... More 

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New Jersey
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

My husband and I have recently added Pairings to our foodie repertoire. We are fortunate to live in a neighborhood that offers a great selection of restaurants and Pairings doesn't disappoint. We come here for spontaneous dinner dates, and we've always enjoyed our visits. I had the eggplant parmesan that has the freshest pasta and pesto sauce I've ever had.... More 

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New Jersey
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We have been going to this restaurant for some time now and last couple of visits were very disappointing. Food has been unremarkable as their prices have gone through the roof, and service has been lacking. We had to ask for the simplest of things and dinner plates were brought out an hour and a half after appetizers!! At this... More 

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Additional Information about Pairings

Address: 10 Walnut Ave, Corner of Walnut Ave and South Ave East, Cranford, NJ 07016
Phone Number: +1 908-276-4026
Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Cranford
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
Cuisine: American, Contemporary

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 10 Walnut Ave, Corner of Walnut Ave and South Ave East, Cranford, NJ 07016
    (10 Walnut Ave for GPS - South Ave East and Walnut Ave.)
  • Public Transportation: NJ Transit: Bus and Train (Raritan Valley Line) RR Station in Cranford town center across the street
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Cranford
  • Phone Number: +1 908-276-4026

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?