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Pairings

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American, Spanish, 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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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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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, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 76
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 7
    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
Great food paired with great service

Food was well prepared and served at the right time. The owners are lovely and friendly as you arrive Just not too crazy about the booths in the middle of the room not much room to spread out and be comfy. Otherwise try it out for yourself Great place to go for Valentines as a couple or a group... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
marb001
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Mountainside, New Jersey
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Mountainside, New Jersey
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Food was well prepared and served at the right time. The owners are lovely and friendly as you arrive Just not too crazy about the booths in the middle of the room not much room to spread out and be comfy. Otherwise try it out for yourself Great place to go for Valentines as a couple or a group of... More 

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Thank marb001
Summit, New Jersey
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to Pairings with my family for my birthday. I hadn't hear of it before, but my mother heard lots of solid reviews. The dining room is very nice -- a bit small, but creates a nice atmosphere. The noise levels seemed about right, chatty but easy to hear everyone at the table. The food was lovely, of course.... More 

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Thank mrcook128
Short Hills, New Jersey
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Italian, American and everything in between. A nice but comfortable more upscale setting. The food is always interesting. We were three couples celebrating my birthday. A happy birthday message printed along the top of the menu was such a fun surprise!

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Thank Karen K
Morristown New Jersey
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We celebrated the New Year in style at Pairings. The menu was excellent, and the food lived up to high expectations.

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Thank HappyHiker85
Cranford, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

Our anniversary last year happened to fall on a Wednesday, so my husband and I used the opportunity to celebrate at Pairings with their Three-course PreFix which is only available that day. It was delicious! And in between we enjoyed some mini ice cream balls that are served as a palate cleanser. Portions are just right. Overall great value for... More 

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Thank Frankie G
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015 via mobile

I can't say enough positive things about this restaurant. I went on a Friday night with a reservation and was seated right away. The waiter was friendly and knowledgeable. We were given a complimentary appetizer a grape covered in goat cheese and rolled in walnuts- delicious. We shared the crab balls first which were great. Then for an entree we... More 

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Thank Lcast2
Cranford, New Jersey
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

Italian, American and everything in between. A nice comfortable more upscale setting. The food is always interesting. Price fixe on Wednesday and Tapas Thursday's are a deal.

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Thank Jerry D
Westfield, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015 via mobile

Celebrated my boyfriend's surprise birthday dinner with friends and it was perfect! The owners were so helpful and the food was delicious! We love this restaurant.

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Thank westfieldDD
South Orange, NJ
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

I have had dinner at Pairings twice over the past half-year and was very impressed both times. Not only is the design of the restaurant itself beautiful (upscale, modern, clean lines), but the food and service is just as noteworthy. Last spring's Wednesday night prix fixe menu was creative and provided limited, but good options - and it's an incredible... More 

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Thank Peg165
Cary, North Carolina, United States
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114 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Place was overcrowded, food was nothing special, and prices were high. Outside of that, I enjoyed myself. Let me start with the apps, the "lumpy crab cakes" were the size of small tater tots and about as tasty - $14. The ribeye was tough and fatty at the same time $40. The yucca was good, but could have used more... More 

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Thank Jim M

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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, Spanish, 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?