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Went to Pairings in Cranford


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Went to Pairings in Cranford

jnk | May 29, 2011 11:43 AM

We went to Pairings last night with high expectations. We've used thge owners former catering company "Clyne and Murphy" a few times and have had lunch there on a number of occasions and had always been happy. The new restaurant is very attractive, beautiful wooden bar (the restaurant iis BYOB), the lighting was good, the tables not right on top of each other. It started well. The price point seemed a bit high but we figured we'd wait and see what the meal was like. The apps were good, 4 crab cakes the diameter of a 50 cent piece w/a little salad - $15, 2 lacquered ribs - $10 and a beet salad (don't remember the price but it $10+. All in all it seemed overpriced for what we got.

Entrees, we we were stick in the muds. The four of us each ordered 2 of the same entrees. We had the horseradish crusted salmon which was served rare and was accompanied by charred brussel sprouts.
The dish was very bland but tasted very fresh.
The second entree we had was the Red snapper and scallop provencal with pea-saffron risotto. The dish was outstanding and more than any of us could eat.

The service was wonderful, there was a very long wait for our apps and then between the apps and the entrees and as I said to the table, "they certainly don't rush you here".

The total for 4 entrees and 3 apps including tax and 20% tip was $200.

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