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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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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

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  • 65
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 6
    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 Wednesday Night Prix Fixe

Went to the Wednesday Night Prix Fixe dinner. Nice Menu with out of the ordinary selections. Enjoyed the dinner. Nice ambiance and good service. Owners were on site which shows they care about their restaurant. Loved the corn chowder and the pasta with black pepper, and the lamb. Would go back. Not... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Bayville, New Jersey
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Bayville, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Went to the Wednesday Night Prix Fixe dinner. Nice Menu with out of the ordinary selections. Enjoyed the dinner. Nice ambiance and good service. Owners were on site which shows they care about their restaurant. Loved the corn chowder and the pasta with black pepper, and the lamb. Would go back. Not inexpensive but worth the treat in my opinion.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We were there for a bridal shower brunch and the food was wonderful. The service was spot on and super friendly. Everyone had a great time and are still raving about how delicious the food was. I'd defiantly recommend this restaurant.

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New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

It has been a couple of years since we were here. Last time, we thought the food was ok, but very expensive for what you get. We were going out with friends and we all thought that we would try it again. Well, one thing is for sure – it is consistent! The food is fine, but what you get... More 

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Cranford, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

We had a gift certificate for Pairings, so we decided to try their prix fixe offerings, since the price per person for four offerings equaled some of their single prices for an entrée. Food was well-prepared, although menu selections seemed limited. Everyone was pleasant, greeted amiably at the front desk and escorted by the owner to a table. We decided... More 

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Cranford, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Everything about this restaurant is perfect. The appetizers and dinner was delicious. The decor is beautiful. Pricey, but worth it!

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Cramford, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015 via mobile

Never been disappointed at Pairings. Food and ambience are always fabulous. The service is terrific. You can always count on pairings for an enjoyable dining experience!

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Cranford, New Jersey
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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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 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 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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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?