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“A hidden gem” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Pairings

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
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
Parsippany, New Jersey
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 45 cities Reviews in 45 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“A hidden gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

Located in downtown Cranford near the train station, Pairings is a delightful restaurant that will please even the most demanding customer. You are courteously greeted at the door and shown to your table. Please remember to make reservations on the weekends. An enthusiastic, knowledgeable wait staff is there to please and serve. The menu is not extensive but offers a delicious selection of appetizers, entrees and desserts. They provide quality stemwear and pour your BYO. They have a seasonal menu and it changes daily. Our foursome enjoyed tuna tartare, short ribs, pear salad and gazpacho appetizers, all very tasty and amply proportioned. The entrees were even better. These consisted of short ribs that fell off the bone, halibut done perfectly served with vegetables and rice and soft shell crabs. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed dinner. A little room was reserved for dessert. If on the menu, be sure to try the peanut butter mousse cake served with chocolate ice cream. The perfect conclusion to a perfect meal. Pairings has ambiance and flair. It was never too noisy even when full on Saturday night. There's a new table for four with banquettes that you may wish to reserve. Definitely make a reservation. You will not be disappointed.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Staten Island, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“a great byob in cranford”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

Have done several dinners here with wine tasting friends. The service has geen very accommodating, allowing Bob with no corkage fee. Ample glassware. Food is creative, well prepared and careful selection of dishes allows for appropriate pairings with wine. Gracious hist spends time with us at the table sharing wine and discussing menu.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Westfield, New Jersey
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Wonderful evening”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

We had a birthday party for my sister with a party of 8 on Saturday.Food was incredible and innovative - lots of good choices - every course. Service was stellar. They printed special menus for the guest of honor with her name on the top and really made her feel special. We were also treated to a very talented singing waiter! Wonderful for a special occasion!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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New York City, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Very good experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

Very good restaurant in the middle of downtown Cranford NJ. Modern decor, attentive and informative staff. The food was very good both meat and fish dishes with interesting appetzers. A liitle on the pricey side but it is BYOB which keeps the total reasonable.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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edsion
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“NYC VIBE”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

FInally, a restaurant that is not the stardard Italian, Mexican on Pub fare. Eclectic seasonal menu selections, modern inerior, great location, delicious food, helpful service and BYOB. great for any occasion, but somewhat on the load side.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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