About PAIRINGS palate + plate
PAIRINGS, a family owned and operated restaurant, brings together globally inspired cooking, local and sustainable practices and the comfort of grandma's recipes. We welcome you into our dining room to slowdown, to disconnect from your electronic devices and to reconnect with family and friends over our food and your wine. Your dinner is leisurely paced as all of your meal is thoughtfully crafted for you.
Our plates, which change based on seasonal availability, extend from gourmet to comfort. Each dish is prepared with ingredients strategically paired to intrigue and invigorate, to stimulate and satisfy; just-baked breads and desserts, freshly rolled pastas, slowly braised meats, à la minute sautéed seafood and churned daily ice creams, leave no palate untingled.
Sit back. Relax. Sip. Rekindle. Dine. We welcome you into our house with open arms.
Cranford, NJ 07016
Contemporary American, Mediterranean, Fusion / Eclectic
Hours of Operation:
PAIRINGS is a causal fine dining experience and BYOW.(We'll uncork and pour the first glass...)
Wed Four Course Prix Fixe Menu 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Thurs 5.30 pm to 9:00 pm
Fri 5.30 pm to 9:30 pm
Sat 5.30 pm to 9:30 pm
Sun 5.00 pm to 7:30 pm
Closed Mon + Tues
For GPS use 10 Walnut Ave - Corner of South Ave East and Walnut Ave.
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Stay updated on our menu, events & cookbook launch party by following us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pairingscranford.
We also offer onsite private parties for up to 110 people.
Bring Your Own Wine (BYOW)
PAIRINGS palate+plate offers on-site private (25 to 110) and semi-private (8 to 15) party dining. We also offer off-site dining for up to 1000.
300 space parking deck steps away, free after 6pm everyday and all day on Sun.
To go to the parking deck, after you turn under the railroad underpass onto N Union Ave, make a quick right turn into the parking garage. Come out of the garage, the same side you drove in, and walk down the lane directly ahead of you (behind the Cranford Hotel.) We are immediately on your right at the end of the lane.
There is also lots of street parking, FREE AFTER 6PM AND ALL DAY SUNDAY.
NJ Transit: Bus and Train (Raritan Valley Line) RR Station in Cranford town center across the street
Carol Murphy Clyne
Private Party Contact:
Carol Murphy Clyne, chef/owner: (908) 276-4026
Banquet, BYO Wine, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Join us Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday Nights to enjoy our daily amuse-bouche, intermezzo palate cleanser and a finale of a sweet treat from the chef, complimentary.
PAIRINGS palate + plate Ratings and Reviews
Wonderful atmosphere, service, and most importantly food! Very welcoming staff. We had the cab cakes as an appetizer. My God, my wife and I couldn't eat those things fast enough they were so good!
After that I enjoyed the duck which was cooked medium, perfect! My wife had the halibut which she enjoyed as well. Awesome date night!
Second year in a row that we’ve celebrated our anniversary at Pairings. This year I had the halibut with scallops and my wife had the duck(same thing she had last year). The food was fantastic!! The ambiance is very warm and the decor is beautiful. If you want to go out for a special occasion let them know what the occasion is and they will print up special menus specifically for you. They don’t miss a thing!! Perfect dinner out!!
This was our first time dining at Pairings. We brought a friend and had a wonderful time. The service was exceptional! We never felt rushed and all three of us really enjoyed our dinner. We were greeted by a very friendly host and shown to our table. There we were introduced to our wait staff who couldn't be more cordial! The entire dining experience was very enjoyable!
We took my wife’s parents out to celebrate their birthdays. From the moment we arrived, and until we left, everything was as perfect as you can imagine. They personalized our menus with a “Happy Birthday”, started us off with a palate cleanser. The food was fantastic, everyone enjoyed it. We grabbed a bottle of wine at the wine store up the block. At the end, the waiter brought out a plate of cookies with a lit candle and “Happy Birthday” was written on the plate.
Thank you for making our night!
Service was pleasant but timing was terrible. We ordered shortly after we sat down at 7:15 but did not get entrees until 9:00. Unacceptable. No visit from the manager, no offer of compensation (dessert, for example). Our server was lovely and apologetic, but kitchen could not meet the diners’ needs
The food was amazing. Everything that they served from the beginning to the end was divine. The loveseat was very comfy. We celebrated our anniversary here and without a doubt became a memorable experience. Costumized menu for every occasion which was perfect. Me and my husband totally enjoyed it.Thank you.
My boyfriend and I came here to celebrate his birthday. The staff was extremely friendly, helpful and knowledgeable when it came to explaining their menu options. The portion sizes were appropriate and the food was all excellent. Thank you PAIRINGS for a wonderful experience! We will definitely be visiting again!
It's been about a year since visiting Pairings. Every time we go, we wonder why we don't pick it more often. We're spoiled in central NJ with restaurants, but few are as spot on as Pairings.
The menu is foody, creative, and varied without being bourgeois; we love the BYOB factor; the mains are not tiny portions.
The staff is always friendly and good here, but the server we had this time bordered on awesome.
If you haven't tried it, try it. If you have, remember to go back.
I am never disappointed at Pairings. The menu is not overly large, but gives plenty of choices. I would like to have everything. Locally sourced food and seasonal ingredients are the hallmark of this restaurant. I had halibut and scallops, absolutely delicious. My husband had a wonderful salmon dish. We shared a delicious arugula salad with some local cheese. BYOB certainly helps keep the cost down. In addition to the wonderful food and stylish decor, I have to say that the welcome is so warm from the owners and the service is absolutely marvelous. Go!!
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