We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Pairings

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
10 Walnut Ave, Corner of Walnut Ave and South Ave East, Cranford, NJ 07016-2948 (10 Walnut Ave for GPS - South Ave East and Walnut Ave.)
+1 908-276-4026
Website
Tuesday
Closed
Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wed - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

127 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Showing 127: English reviews
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Do you want to be treated like you were so very special? Then spend an evening at Pairings! From the moment we walked through the door and were greeted by the lovely owner who escorted us in the most charming manner to our table to the delightful waitress to the delicious food and elegant decor we were transformed to an... More 

Helpful?
Thank StagingQueen
Metuchen, New Jersey
Level Contributor
30 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Returned after a few years to find the experience better than before. This dinner was the whole package. Beautiful interior, informed and observant wait staff, beautiful presentation and delicious food.Great sense of timing between courses.Loved the warm biscuits. Amuse-bouches between courses and even cookies after the dessert. Every Wednesday 4 course dinner for $40 pp. BYO.Wow! Looking forward to returning.

Helpful?
Thank MetroJersey
Scotch Plains, New Jersey
Level Contributor
65 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really nice high end decor in the restaurant but not with a high end vibe. You can go in and be comfortable and have a great night out with friends or family. Food selection was great. Something for everyone and cooked perfectly. Service was exceptional. Waiter took the time to explain everything and answer all questions. Came back a few... More 

Helpful?
Thank NLLTraveler
Cranford, New Jersey
Level Contributor
10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

From the moment you walk in the door, the friendliness of the owners is a joy. The menu is a treat to read. The dinners are beautiful and full of flavor. The interaction with the staff just made a completely delightful evening.

Helpful?
Thank Peg P
Summit, New Jersey
Level Contributor
95 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

Just enjoyed an outstanding dinner at Pairings. I took advantage of their Wednesday night Prix Fixed Four Course Dinner for $40. Every course was both delicious and beautifully presented. The service is impeccable and the ambience is lovely and serene. The four courses were an appetizer, a pasta dish, an entree and a dessert. There were also a special mini-naan... More 

Helpful?
Thank dephalp
Watchung, New Jersey
Level Contributor
43 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

The best word to describe a meal at Pairings. Six guests, twelve to thirteen dishes, no misses. One indecision, the rice ball served as side with the tuna was described by my wife as too crispy on the outside. I ate half and loved it, so we have a tie on that item. Crabcake appetizer was very flavorful, served as... More 

Helpful?
Thank Edward F
Cranford, New Jersey
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

We joined our neighbours for the Tapas offerings at Pairings tonight and once again fell in love with this hometown favourite. They do such a great job, and no detail no matter how small is neglected. The dinner rolls are superb! Our server Andrew, had our pacing right, and his suggestions were definitely great. You can not go wrong here,... More 

Helpful?
Thank Oldjoep
Level Contributor
9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

I am going to make this short and sweet. The food is excellent here. I have been here on several occasions with my wife or kids and has never disappoints. Happy hour raw bar is incredible and for the price, you can't beat it anywhere else around the town. Must say this is my wife and I favorite restaurant in... More 

Helpful?
Thank Alan G
Springfield, New Jersey
Level Contributor
74 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

Went for Mother's Day brunch and could not be happier. Eleven in my family, aged 3 to grandparents had a great time. The owners greet, and seem to know, every patron. The staff is very accommodating, even suggesting things not on the menu for the small children. We had a great meal, everything is prepared and cooked on premises. YUM.

Helpful?
Thank 111JCB
New Jersey
Level Contributor
50 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

We live nearby and read great things about this restaurant so we went for my wife's birthday with her parents. The menu was intriguing and they do change it you won't get the same options all year round. I looked recently and some of the items have changed including the dish I ate but all are amazing. You will not... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank gnasty71

Travelers who viewed Pairings also viewed

 

Been to Pairings? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

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
Average prices
$31 - $50
Cuisine
Vegetarian Friendly, American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 Walnut Ave, Corner of Walnut Ave and South Ave East, Cranford, NJ 07016-2948
    (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

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Pairings and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Summit NJ
2 months ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Pairings staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?