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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 #1 of 61 Restaurants in Cranford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $50
Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wed - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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
New York City
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

I went with a group of people, so was able to try a variety of dishes. This restaurant is quite nice, a bit formal and BYOB. We began with spiced pear and stilton green salad. I loved it. Also got to have a ribs starter which was nice. Meat was so tender. Then we got a little palate cleansing ice... More 

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Fanwood
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We visited on a Wednesday with the price fix menu and also on a Saturday night with the full menu. My wife preferred the price fix. The menu on either night offered unusual choices and the presentations and tastes were very good. The owners are at the fton desk and are very welcoming. This is a nice addition to Cranford.

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Cranford, New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Fantastic restaurant that is the epitome of fine dining. Servers are enthusistic but not trying to be your best friend, which is the way I prefer. Food is remarkable and presentation elegant. Bring your own wine. If something is lacking it is in the beverage dpeartment - through no fault of their own. Save a trip to NY and dine... More 

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Queens, NY
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Moving from NYC to Cranford, I really thought that I would have to travel closer to NY to get fabulous food but I was wrong. Pairings has an eclectic menu with well prepared food, knowledgeable and friendly wait staff and a very soothing and sultry atmosphere. It is perfect for a first date or special occasion. Not really a place... More 

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nj
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145 reviews 145 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Chef Naved Ferdinands (recently of Food Network's "Chopped" fame) along with Carol and Vinnie elevate the dining experience in New Jersey to new heights! I am keenly aware of the attention to detail -- from the warm personal greeting, to the crisp white linens to the soft lighting and acoustic perfection. This is BYO, but you should also bring your... More 

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Freehold, New Jersey
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

This restaurant was amazing on so many levels.The ambiance was sheer sophistication. The food was ridiculous.Each course got better and better. We has the fresh ravioli app and also the pear salad, which was like culinary fireworks going off in my mouth. A delicate balance between the greens and the crumbled cheese and bacon then hit with the savory cinnimonny... More 

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Scotch Plains, New Jersey
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We have visited this restaurant twice ...once with another adult couple on a Friday evening and once on a Wednesday evening with our teenage children . Both visits we had exceptional food and fantastic service. We always try local spots on a weekend and during the week to see if it holds up. The only minus we had was the... More 

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Cranford NJ
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We were at this restaurant three times, and each time we enjoyed it immensely! The service is wonderful, the ambience is very nice, not loud, and of course, the food is delicious! So many different and unique flavors. I also love that it is a BYOB. We will return again and again!

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4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

amazing touches, had the most wonderful blueberry puree non-alcoholic "shot" with a marinated watermelon rind; it was divine , and I apologize for my non-professional description, but the bottom line is everything is exceptional and delicious here

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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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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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