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Pairings

10 Walnut Ave, Corner of Walnut Ave and South Ave East, Cranford, NJ 07016
+1 908-276-4026
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Ranked #2 of 61 restaurants in Cranford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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
Ireland
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
18 helpful votes 18 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
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Senior Reviewer
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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Cranford, New Jersey, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

nice place for a date, it is a BYOW and the people there are very friendly very good but somewhat limited menu

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Cranford, New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The restaurant has an Industrial decor with good service and food. I have had several dishes and all were great.

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York, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

The restaurant has a positive vibe, it is clean and pretty with edgy décor. The food is wonderful, the best short rib I have ever eaten. The wait staff is well informed and helpful. The food was imaginative and well prepared, beautiful presentation. BYOB is a plus as well!!!

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NJ
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The food,service & atmosphere are all top notch. An absolute wonderful dining experience. Don't miss it.

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