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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 #2 of 61 Restaurants in Cranford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $50
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
North Bergen, New Jersey
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

I have had several visits to Pairings, most recently on Sunday evening with family for a "multi birthday" celebration. I must say that the dining experience here is always superb. The food is creative, delicious and of high quality. The service is very attentive but not overbearing. There is attention to detail on every level from the lovely and professional... More 

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Edison, New Jersey
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51 reviews 51 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We picked this restaurant based on its Trip Advisor rating of #1 in Cranford. We were not disappointed! Upon arrival we were seated promptly even though the rest of our party hadn't yet arrived, and were told who our waiter would be. Bottled water was brought to the table and poured and, since it is BYOB, our bottles of wine... More 

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New York City
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48 reviews 48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
11 helpful votes 11 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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Top Contributor
151 reviews 151 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 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
4 helpful votes 4 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
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
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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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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