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Calandra's Mediterranean Grill
118 U.S. Highway 46 East
Fairfield, NJ 07004
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Calandra's Mediterranean Grill Details
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:45am - 4:00pm;
Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Catering available for pick up only. No deliveries.
Tuesdays,Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays- Piano player from 7:00 Pm to 10:00 PM
Sundays from 5:00 to 7:00- Magician Table Side
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Bus stop close to hotel
Free parking around the hotel is available.
A word from Calandra's Mediterranean Grill
Come to Calandra's Mediterranean Grill !! We are a family friendly restaurant featuring an open kitchen with an open wood burning grill and wood burning stone pizza deck oven. Our Dining room is a Tuscany styled with an attached Outdoor Mediterranean style dining patio plus a fully stocked lobby
bar with beautiful fireplace. All pasta dishes are made with our homemade "Pasta Fatta in Casa", just as it is made in Italy, delicious and tender! We are famous for all seafood and fish dishes. Enjoy !!
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Must be at Calandra's
Mediterranean Grill. Must be on a Friday night with Stella Young birthday celebrant loved the pizza dough that became a heart shaped pizza complete with her favorite topping! Makes for a memorable occasion."
Dined on 7/18/2014
Lové the food and ambiance.
Service was excellent."
Dined on 7/18/2014
I long been a fan of Calandras at
the Caldwell Italian Village and decided to try the Fairfield location. It is located in a Hampton Inn so the overall ambiance is affected. Unfortunately the food I ordered was not up to their usual excel land although my companions enjoyed their meals. My eggplant appetizer was fairly cold and the special, veal and mushrooms in cream sauce, was rather bland albeit very tender. My friend had the pork chop, which lacked sauce. However, our companions really enjoyed the Osso Buco and steak salad, as well as fried calamari. We didn't have dessert. Next time I'm inNJ, I'll go for the original, which can be noisy but has a much larger menu selection and has been consistently great."
Dined on 7/17/2014
One of my favorite restaurants in
the area. They make a great dirty martini and the food is good but the menu is a smidge blah. If you like pasta there are several options but I wish their menu was more modern and livened up a bit. I'd like to see some shellfish. This place is consistent and I enjoy my time there. The male host is so nice!"
Dined on 7/4/2014
Did not know what to expect with
the restaurant being located inside the Hampton Inn hotel. Was a little noisy due to 3 graduation parties going on in the hotel, but the service and food were very good. While so many things on the menu looked great, was just in the mood for some rigatoni with a little oil and pesto - not on the menu but the server said "Sure, we can handle that" and made the dish for me . The linguini with white clams was very good (according to my wife and son) and the other son was very pleased with his pizza. The pasta was all homemade and cooked perfectly for all. If booking through Open Table, be sure to request dinning room in comments or you could get placed in the hotel lobby."
Dined on 6/21/2014
Very good italian restaurant in
local hotel; good variety of authentic italian food, service spotty on a busy Saturday night "
Dined on 5/24/2014
The Calandra family of businesses
never ceases to disappoint. This particular one, Mediteranean Grill, is a favorite. The food is great. They are often quiet, I think because they are inside the Hampton Inn and some may not realize they exist. Desserts are the best, especially the Lobster Tail with French Cream. And then they give you a loaf of French bread to take home. What else could you ask for??"
Dined on 5/18/2014
We went here after a party held at
a different location. As we were a large group [40 or so] we had to be intermingled with diners staying at the Hampton Inn. The maitre d' did an excellent job and the dinner was an enjoyable time for all"
Dined on 5/17/2014
The bread alone is worth going for
but all the food is great, never had a bad meal and have been here many times. Service is excellent, atmosphere is very nicce outdoor dining is very pretty although I have never sat outside (not my thing). Bar is nice too and 1/2 price drinks and appetizers for Happy Hour."
Dined on 5/14/2014
I'm more a Northern style girl so
to me the food was not on my top list - more pasta and pizza options.. But for a fun old key night out is wasn't the worse choice and the fireplace was a plus .. "
Dined on 4/26/2014
It's a great little Mediterranean
bistro right on route 46! Good food and service. You can't beat that."
Dined on 4/12/2014
This is a reliable , although a
little pricey Italian restaurant. There are some nice touches like fresh grated cheese and olive oil to accompany thrive own bread. Also a plate of olives and a loaf of bread as you leave. They have specials like half price house wine on Sunday night which is great. We have dined there many times and know it's a consistently very good. Restaurant."
Dined on 3/30/2014
I am a repeated customer; first
time for lunch. everything was great - scallops were as good s I ever had"
Dined on 3/21/2014
I have always have a wonderful
meal at your restaurant. The people are so accommodating to the customer like me! I love the bread you give us when we leave and I used any coupon that you sent to me. I always am happy when I know I will be eating at the Grill."
Dined on 3/1/2014
We love to come here as a family
whether just our 4 or extending to larger parties of 8, 10 or more. The service is wonderful, especially with Momir - he is a first rate waiter looking to make you happy any way he can. Even the bus service has improved tremendously. Everyone is quite attentive keeping water glasses filled, refreshing drinks, clearing plates and fulfilling one off requests. The food is reliable - always delicious. The specials menu is large and compliments the main menu nicely. The prices are a bit high, but I have always felt that quality food comes out of that open kitchen. We have never been disappointed at the Mediterranean Grill. Keep up the good work and we'll keep dining with you!!"
Dined on 2/15/2014
My husband and I dined with
friends. It was an outstanding dinner. Food and service were excellent. Would definitely recommend."
Dined on 2/11/2014
The service was absolutely horrid.
30 minutes to be waited upon. Second round of drinks ordered but the never were served. Food was mediocre. Took friends there I was very embarrassed. Never again."
Dined on 1/16/2014
We were a party of four and
tremendously enjoyed our dinner. Everything was perfect, all appetizers, entrees, drinks, service, ambiance and congenial company. We will definitely be back to enjoy another wonderful dinner. See you soon."
Dined on 12/28/2013
Lunch was very good . They had
quite a few Holiday parties Going on at the same time yet our service was very good."
Dined on 12/20/2013
Very disappointed with one of the
special seafood dishes. The $28 tilapia oreganata was a mushy mess floated on a bed of pasta in a mediocre scampi sauce. With all the good Italian restaurants in the area it is surprising that Calandra's is a serious cut below."
Dined on 12/7/2013
We dined here on Friday night
11/29/13 after shopping & going to the movies, as it turns out for the first time in 3 years. We both really enjoyed everything we ordered, as everything is very fresh and full of flavor. However Calandra's prices on everything is what keeps up from coming back more often, and that means all of their restaurants. $14.25 for a Ketel One Martini? That's insane; this is not a New York Steakhouse. I got the Black Angus Steak & Shrimp Special; like I said was very good but definitely overpriced at $34.95. And we had one of Calandra's typical weekend $15 coupons, and our bill with one drink was still $120 with tax & gratuity. I don't know when we will be back again as there are many other cheaper options."
Dined on 11/29/2013
My first visit to Calandra's
Mediterranean Grill was indeed a "special occasion." The ambience was festive - yet relaxing. Great food was made even more tasty by the flavoring of Stella's delightful music and song. I'll be back!"
Dined on 11/29/2013
Excellent ambiance, excellent
meal, excellent service! Mom and Dad have been here before and wanted to return for this special day. I was apprehensive about a restaurant in a hotel, but pleasantly surprised. A great place to go for wonderful Italian food."
Dined on 11/9/2013
I have been to this restaurant
many times and I have always had great service and quality delicious food. This time I took a friend for her first time and she was very happy with the food and the overall experience."
Dined on 10/19/2013
went there for a birthday
celebration everything was delicious and reasonably priced. will definately be back"
Dined on 10/19/2013
Prompt service, great food, a bit
pricey overall a nice place for date night or special occasion. To expensive for a weekly hangout, the directions should be updated as we believed the resturant was in the best western hotel, turns out it was the Hampton, other than that I would recommend and will return."
Dined on 10/18/2013
Food is always excellent; past
dishes are wonderful; great service"
Dined on 10/7/2013
Food was good, service was very
poor; however, the manager was gracious and accommodating!"
Dined on 8/3/2013
We were sat at a table promptly
and given Calandras signature cheese and bread and enjoyed snacking on that while our waiter took our drink order. We ordered a bottle of Calandras wine (which was delicious) but it took a little longer than expected for our waiter to get it to us. We would have enjoyed sipping on it with our oil and bread. Unfortunately, it came out too late. Otherwise, the service was excellent, the food was delicious as is a standard for Calandras Mediterranean and the atmosphere was pleasant. Would recommend it to everyone!"
Dined on 7/19/2013
I don't live in NJ and had hoped
to find a restaurant with a nice outdoor eating area. This was exactly what I was looking for. My friends and I were surprised to find it in a Hampton Inn - the ones near us don't usually have a restaurant. Service was outstanding."
Dined on 6/29/2013
Terrific venue Staff is friendly
and professional. Food is always delicious!"
Dined on 6/27/2013
Service and food were excellant,
prices a little high, although we were there for half price pasta night"
Dined on 6/25/2013
In chosing the Mediterranean Grill
for a 9 person family get together I had a few challenges especially on a Saturday night. With the age bracket ranging from 21 to 94....it was not easy finding a cuisine that would be acceptable to all diners. . However even with the age range of the ages (21-94 years) our guests, the appetizers and main courses were delicous and the desserts outstanding. Although the restaurant was somewhat busy, we were able to converse comfortably and without shouting. Service was excellent and can only strongly recommend the Mediterranean Grill for family functions. Thank you...Calandra's you never fail to please. Kudos to Momir....and the rest of the top notch Wait and Kitchen staff...."
Dined on 6/22/2013
Our waiter was very attentive and
professional. He was great."
Dined on 4/13/2013
The menu has a nice variety of
food options, including gluten free. Service was warm and attentive. They allowed us to relax and enjoy ourselves without being rushed. I highly recommend this restaurant."
Dined on 3/23/2013
Ourt first time back in many years
and we were very happy. Javier our waiter was very nice and he knew when to approach us and when to leave us alone. The food was very good and the menu has enough choices to plaease everyone."
Dined on 2/15/2013
The staff is very friendly and we
had a really great time. It was our first time and its our new favorite place"
Dined on 2/14/2013
I've driven by this place for
years, but decided to try it for a quiet dinner with my husband. He was definitely skeptical - and for the first time was happy to admit that he was wrong. The food was amazing, and the service was fantastic - definitely 5 star! We had the Rice Balls for an appetizer, and each had a pasta as our main course. The linguine with white clam sauce was exquisite - the pasta was perfect, the clams were tasty with the right amount of garlic. We also tried the bolognese sauce which was absolutely fantastic. We were so happy we tried this - and are now encouraged to try the 2 other Calandra's in the area, and even bring our kids. A gem that shouldn't be overlooked simply because it is in a hotel."
Dined on 1/26/2013
Dined here on Christmas Eve, we
were sitting next to a large family with many small children but for the most part they were well behaved. The food was very good and the service was excellent.I had the pumpkin ravioli which was excellent and of course a fabulous dessert of chocolate cake."
Dined on 12/24/2012
Very good food. There was a piano
player in the lobby area providing great entertainment."
Dined on 12/8/2012
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