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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
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun 17:00 - 22:00
Wed - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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New Jersey
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136 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Once you walk into this restaurant you see that you are in a world of elegance and fine dining. Very nice atmosphere and ambience, with impeccable service and terrific food. Plus everything is made fresh and to order, even the risotto, which one person wanted prepared without certain ingredients. No problem at all here. This is not inexpensive, though definitely... More 

Thank Simonizzze
South Orange, New Jersey
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50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even my husband, the vegetarian New York restaurant snob, agreed, the food at Pariing was delicious--with adult human-sized portions. The host was very welcoming, the wait staff attentive, the ambience lovely. We sampled fish, poultry and pasta dishes--all were great.

Thank KathLor1927
Westfield, NJ
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Our son and his fiancée were visiting for the holidays, and her parents came from Indiana to our home to meet our family for the first time. We chose Pairings to hold this important dinner because we knew that the food would be imaginative and well prepared and that the atmosphere would be elegant, congenial, and allow for conversation. We... More 

Thank Vickie W
Far Hills, New Jersey
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23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

I went for a business meeting with a large group. The food was exceptional and the service was spot on. Will definitely be back for a causal meal in the future.

Thank mombrellino
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

The food was so very good and service great. Parking is readily available. The atmosphere is so relaxing and calm.

Thank LINDA30
Cranford, New Jersey
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188 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Contemporary American food in an attractive setting. We enjoyed each plate from appetizer through dessert. The crab cakes were our favorite appetizer. The eggplant appetizer was a close second. The tuna entree was delicious. The S'mores dessert was outstanding. Pairings is a good destination when you have something to celebrate. Make a reservation.

Thank Alan304
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 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 

Thank StagingQueen
Metuchen, New Jersey
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31 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

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.

Thank MetroJersey
Scotch Plains, New Jersey
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71 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

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 

Thank NLLTraveler
Cranford, New Jersey
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 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.

Thank Peg P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
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

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Lewes, Delaware
Summit NJ
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?