PAIRINGS palate + plate

4.7
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1935 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
PAIRINGS, a family owned and operated BYO 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.
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.7
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4.7
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4.4
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NF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent, as always!

BW
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always have a great meal

PF
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We can always count on Pairings for a delicious dinner and attentive staff.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent dining experience! I made a reservation here for my wife and I's anniversary. This is one of of those places that we would always pass by and say that we would try it out some time. That day finally came yesterday. The staff was very friendly. The food tasted great and we especially appreciated the anniversary greeting on the menu. It was a little pricey but that was expected and I would say overall worth it. We will definitely be coming back!

JA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

You should let people know prominently on your website that it's BYOB. Salmon was oily, as were the vegetables that came with it. Tuna tartare plate was freezing. No fruit available for dessert. Overall it was good but not outstanding.

D
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything about the place is great. Owners pay attention to every detail. Food was awesome, so was the service!

O
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Love this restaurant so much ! Everything is always special - kindness and joy abound

JS
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

To start the evening off, we were greeted with smiles and pleasant conversation by the owners. The menus presented to us had a "Happy Birthday" written on the top...we were celebrating one of our birthdays....very nice touch. Our server, Sara was exceptional ! One of the best servers we have ever had. Very pleasant and knowledgeable about the dishes. The salads were beautiful to look and tasted as good as they looked. The homemade bread is light and buttery. Tuna Tartar was exceptional, nice and fresh. All of the fish ordered by three at the table was fresh and cooked superbly. My short ribs were so luscious and the vegetables were fresh and cooked to perfection! Homemade desserts were also very tasty and ....loved the ice creams. Wonderful food, service and lovely evening.

OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was great, service was good

H
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Above and beyond! We were celebrating a work anniversary. The owners made a personalized menu that read Happy Anniversary! So thoughtful❤️. Our waiter Jay was very attentive!

The seasonal menu gave us plenty of choices, especially for me, I am gluten free.

Love Pairings❤️

T
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a wonderful dining experience. The encrusted salmon was delicious!

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding - food, service and atmosphere!! Came here for a BD celebration which happened to be their 4 course Wednesday dinner - every course was 5 stars!! They even made a a special printed BD menu and personalized the dessert course for celebrant. I can’t wait to come back again. Perfection!!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food. Wonderful atmosphere.

l
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely, as always, from the minute we walked in the door. The food never disappoints, the service is impeccable...We just keep coming back!

T
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience2

I'd give this ZERO starts if I could. Husband and I are foodies and appreciate local, national/international dining. This restaurant is all pomp and no circumstance. The space is nice, separate rooms- but that's as far as the positives go... Food is extremely subpar (scallops were rubbery) fish was moderately acceptable. Glazed carrots/haricots were mushy and drowned in sauce, masking the taste of supposedly fresh vegetables. The poached pear salad contained bacon, and for a vegetarian (as stated when reservations were made) this was unacceptable. There was no apology from higher management, Multiple online reviews state the restaurant does not consider restrictions, allergies and food sensitivities- and they certainly do not. And it was vastly vastly overpriced for the portion and quality. I'd recommend making a reservation at any other restaurant.

t
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

The food is very well prepared. Wife had the stuffed chicken and crab cake app. I had tuna app and duck. All were well prepared, chicken perhaps a bit salty. Service was attentive, young staff, maybe a bit too fast since he seemed to knock a few things over at our table and the one next to us.
Have dined here a few times, and will go back. Very nice atmosphere, and BYOB.. bring a nice bottle.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great menu and customer service

ZG
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience5

The ambience was nice and the waitstaff were friendly. The food was not special for the price that we paid. It was well prepared and tasty, but not remarkable at all.

B
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding Meal! We had dinner on Saturday night to celebrate an anniversary. The welcome was warm and the food was delicious. They offer an amuse bouche to start which is such a nice touch. All courses were first rate: soup, tuna tartare, pork chop and eggplant tower. Dessert was a selection of ice cream and sorbet. The hosts also sent over a platter with "Happy Anniversary" written out in chocolate along with some small cookies. An elegant end to a divine meal. Since it is BYO the value is outstanding.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Predictably wonderful

d
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We love Pairings. The food is very good but what makes it special is the comfy tables and high back booths, the fantastic service, the special touches like offering a palate cleanser, and the quiet atmosphere where people actually speak in lowered voices, unlike so many places these days. Most of the food is top notch and the menu is always changing. It’s not cheap but the special occasion feel to the restaurant makes it worthwhile to us.

k
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

excellent food high prices limited menu noise from next table of six people threatened to ruin a beautiful evening

j
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a pleasure to have dinner at Pairings hosted by Vincent & Carol!

C
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This has always been a special place to go for a special reason. Birthday and anniversaries in particular. It was my friend's birthday and we had such a great time last year, we thought great to go again. It always feels so special and never rushed. The staff are always so thoughtful. The little extras with each of the meals makes it an event not just a meal.

LS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food and wonderfully hospitable customer service! Can’t recommend this place enough. I would give them 10 stars if I could.

SM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I can't say enough about our dinner at Pairings. The service was excellent. The food was one of the best meals I have ever had. The staff was super friendly and I loved that we did not feel rushed to leave even after we had dessert. Would recommend Pairings to all!

FG
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was excellent and the service was very good. Not your everyday menu! A lot of thought is put into their dishes.
It was our third time there and have never had a bad dish. No liquor license so it’s a BYOB.

M
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Excellent!

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PV
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food and service, as always. Pairings does not disappoint.

VG
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I booked Pairings for my husband's 40th Birthday the morning of the celebration, we were welcomed by lovely hosts/owners. I have left the note for them while booking and asking them for some accommodations. They went above and beyond to meet and exceed our expectations. Food was delicious, restaurant was beautiful, clean and quiet, everyone was able to talk and hear each other. Thank you and we will be back for sure.

c
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We were very warmly greeted by the owner(? Assumed), given a choice of tables, and upon glancing at the menu, immediately noticed a personalized message wishing us a happy anniversary. Our waiter was happy to supply his personal recommendations as well as answers to any questions we had about the menu. We both ordered the entrees that he recommended: pork chop and salmon.
I started with the scallops which were cooked perfectly, nicely seasoned, with a light sauce. My husband thoroughly enjoyed the tuna tartare, as well as the salmon and a few tastes of my pork chop. My pork chop was outstanding. I do not eat pork often, but this chop was the most tender that I have ever had. My husband agreed. The sweet brown sugar glaze (slightly caramelized), was delicious and not at all overpowering. The broccolini served alongside was tender with a wonderful garlic taste. (The pork is served with mashed potatoes, which I have no doubt are heavenly, however, I opted for a double portion of broccolini instead.) Biscuits that are served are so fresh and clearly homemade. We regretted only eating one when they were nice and hot, as we ultimately ate the second ones when they had cooled anyway.
The desserts sound amazing! Unfortunately, we were stuffed! Next visit will consist of 2 appetizers and dessert, or entree and dessert. I will not leave without trying one of their decadent desserts!
We were presented with a platter with “Happy Anniversary” written in chocolate and biscotti (clearly house prepared and very fresh).
We highly recommend Pairings. So looking forward to our next visit!

J
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

When we walked in, we were greeted with kindness. This was our first time here and it won't be our last. We were given menus wishing us a "Happy Anniversary" which was a classy way to start our meal. We loved all the ways they work with our food allergies and everything was delicious! Loved the bottles of water on the table too. Pretty much a perfect dining experience.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place but we’d like to see the menu change up have tried everything needs refreshing!

J
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our friend got us a gift certificate at Pairings, which she said was her favorite restaurant, and now we know why. My husband and I absolutely loved the food and overall experience at Pairings. We will definitely go back to our new favorite place.

C
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect dinner in all ways. Or dinner was delicious. Never any complaints when dining here.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went to Pairings to celebrate my Mom’s 90th birthday, the owners and staff were wonderful. They all made my mom feel special and were very accommodating to my grandson and family. The food was delicious, the pork chop outrageous! We all agreed the cheesecake was the best we had anywhere.
Everyone was very happy.

BV
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Birthday with a friend

B
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent everything

J
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Lovely atmosphere and comfortable seating. Was there on a Wed night when it is 4 course price fixed. Plenty of food and very fresh and delicious. A very enjoyable meal

KW
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

4 course Wensday is a steal