Cal's Wood-Fired Grill & Bar
Cal's Wood-Fired Grill & Bar

Cal's Wood-Fired Grill & Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.calswoodfiredgrill.com/
  • Phone: (413) 827-9353
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Sunday: 12:00pm - 2:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am- 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Friday: 3:00pm-10:00pm, Saturday: 3:30pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 12:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Weekend Brunch
  • Private Party Contact: Dan Goodin 413-827-9353

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Myron
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Additional Parking available across the street at Fran Johnson's Golf & Tennis.
A word from Cal's Wood-Fired Grill & Bar
Located on the bustling Riverdale Road in West Springfield, Massachusttes, Cal's Wood-Fired Grill & Bar offers a creative, casual American menu with a vibrant atmosphere. Featuring a large bar area and separate dining rooms, Cal's is the perfect location to meet friends for happy hour, take your family for dinner, or to host a corporate meeting.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Cal's Wood-Fired Grill & Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
71 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (30)good for groups (29)fit for foodies (27)neighborhood gem (25)vibrant bar scene (16)romantic (15)hot spot (14)great for lunch (10)notable wine list (9)late-night find (6)kid-friendly (6)great for brunch (3)great for outdoor dining (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • It was our firt time to Cals
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/16/2010
    It was our firt time to Cals and it was my husbands birthday. We enjoyed everything, the food, the drinks, the lighting and Mike was our waiter. He was excellent. Thank you and we will be back!!!! Patti and Bert Moylan
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very interesting menu with
    Diner1VIP
    Dined on 10/15/2010
    Very interesting menu with wide range of choices. Quiet, yet full of energy. We've never been disappointed with the wait staff. All-around a solid choice.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • three of us - all ordered
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/6/2010
    three of us - all ordered differently and all got wonderful service and food ... only complaint was we had to leave to be on time for our occasion
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Our first time dinning at
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/16/2010
    Our first time dinning at Cals but it won't be our last. We had a great time and the food was FANTASTIC.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Over the years, the food value
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 8/27/2010
    Over the years, the food value and quality has changed. Such is the cost of a recession. However, still a very good value. Service on this Friday night was outstanding, as always. Prix Fixe menu has changed a bit over the years, but is still a good value for the price. We are and expect to be regular patrons.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I have been to Cal's several
    oceanviewVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2010
    I have been to Cal's several times -- my comments are rated above. The only comment I would have is that -- we sat at a round table toward the front of the restaurant and the piped in music was competing with our conversation -- could be a less invasive. Other than that, we (5) of us loved the food, service and location to where we all live.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The round table for the eight
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/30/2010
    The round table for the eight of us was conducive to conversation, and it was in a quiet area which allowed us to visit easily. While we understand why bread is not automatically served, it would have been nice if the waitress asked if we would like bread. With such an extensive menu, we overlooked the line that said that bread is served upon request.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice place but average all
    datspeedVIP
    Dined on 7/28/2010
    Nice place but average all around but probably one of the better places in the area.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Cals Sunday/Monday $20 per
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/18/2010
    Cals Sunday/Monday $20 per person 4-course meal is absolutely the best in the area. You have several choices of wonderfully prepared apps, soups/salad, entrees and desserts. A little bit of everything for the widest range of tastebuds. Chicken, seafood, pasta...they are all there! For those who like fruits of the sea I recommend the Redfish Nouvelle or New Bedford Bay Scallops. I usually select on of those as I rarely am served seafood over or undercooked at this restaurant. The wine list offers a wide range of choices although true connoisseurs may feel a little left out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food and service!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/11/2010
    Excellent food and service! You can't beat the $20 deal on Sunday and Monday.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Cal's is one of our very favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 7/3/2010
    Cal's is one of our very favorite places. The food is very good and also consistant in quality. Prices are very reasonable, great bar, and the staff is friendly and efficient. Also there is a lot of booth seating so that there is privacy even when the restaurant is very busy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • warm greeting upon entering
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/27/2010
    warm greeting upon entering establishment. seated promptly, waitress (Renee) was outstanding-informed all of us about the specials, very familiar with the beer on tap, wine list, made suggestions. Service was very good and timely. Visit often and have never been disappointed!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A very good value overall.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/14/2010
    A very good value overall. Sunday and Monday night's they offer a great dining deal for a very reasonable price. Even with reservations we had to wait about 20 minutes to be seated. Drink prices were a bit high but that may have been because of the $20 offering for appetizer, soup or salad, entree and dessert. Atmosphere is very nice and the wait staff was attentive to our needs. Excellent value!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We were at Cal's for an early
    coffeeisoneVIP
    Dined on 6/12/2010
    We were at Cal's for an early dinner so it was not jam packed but still busy. We thoroughly enjoyed our meals at this restaurant. The food was terrific and wait staff attentive. A dining pleasure!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cal's provides an extensive
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/10/2010
    Cal's provides an extensive menu with the area's best selection of sea food. I have not had a bad experience so far with service or food quality. Their food is very fresh; you can tell the chef's take their time preparing each meal. It is my new favorite dinner spot.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • We had a great time and great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/6/2010
    We had a great time and great meal at Cal's. Their multiple course meal for $20 is a great value and the food is EXCELLENT! We love this place and will return again and again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This was our 5th or 6th dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/23/2010
    This was our 5th or 6th dining experience at Cal's. And once again we were pleasantly surprised with the quality of the food, service and overall experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • we had a great time and a
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/21/2010
    we had a great time and a very very good meal and the service was exceptional
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The waitress Renee was the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/19/2010
    The waitress Renee was the best very up beat and positive. made sure we had everything we needed without pestering like some do. lots of knowledge about the food and drinks. cant say enough good things about her. On to the food. the rolls were warm and hearty very good. The stuffed mushrooms were nothing to write home about. Salads were simple but tasty. i ordered the surf & turf. Cooked just the way i ordered and the seasonal veges were so good what ever spices they use works very well and they werent over cooked and mushy still had a crisp bite to them. My baked potato on the other hand was very over cooked with a burnt bottom. My boyfriend ordered the chicken parmesan and the serving size was huge! Great dinning experience overall
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was good, service was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 5/9/2010
    Food was good, service was good. We were seated upstairs, where it was quite noisy. It would have been better to be seated at the main level, where it seemed to be a much better atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I was rather disappointed
    Chasb
    Dined on 5/8/2010
    I was rather disappointed in my experiences. Based on the very appealing menu I expected a more flavorful and robust flavor, but instead found my seafood a little chewy and rather bland
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I had never been here, although
    NolaChris
    Dined on 4/25/2010
    I had never been here, although it is within 5 miles of my home. Sunday at 6 PM was busy but not as frantic as other days. Prix fixe menu featured variety and a terrific bargain. I would not pay regular prices, however, as they are relatively steep given atmosphere, lack of quiet areas, and closeness to the "strip mall".
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Everything was wonderful.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/10/2010
    Everything was wonderful. Coconut shrimp app was huge and tasty. Salmon was soooooooo tasty. I had given up on finding anywhere good to eat, other than your typical chain restaurants in Springfield...this place restored my hope!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We went to Cal's for Easter
    admiral
    Dined on 4/4/2010
    We went to Cal's for Easter Dinner. There were 10 of us dining including two young children and there was not a complaint to be heard. As usual, the atmosphere, meal and service were excellent. We have nothing but praise for this establishment.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent service, fresh food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/2/2010
    Excellent service, fresh food and great menu. There were so many good options and imaginative dishes. The server was very attentive, but wasn't obtrusive. We will be back. Wonderful option in an otherwise chain-restaurant type area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I had ordered the Atlantic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/27/2010
    I had ordered the Atlantic Seafood Plater, when my order had finnaly arrived, the baked potato was cold, there was one steamed clam I think? at least I SAW ONE SHELL. Inside the shell I think I saw the clam, but it was covered in tomatoe sauce. As for the muscles? same thing,invisible!!!!!!. The fish was over cooked, but edible.The stuffed shrimp was about the same. the crab bisque, should have been called CREAM OF CRAB BISQUE. The calamari was good. It was my first time there,I WILL TRY it again. They deserve a second chance. It was a little pricy , but I don't mind paying for a good meal.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This was the 3rd time we visited
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/21/2010
    This was the 3rd time we visited Cal's and the food and service were once again fantastic. Cal's has become my wife and I's most favorite restaurant in western Mass. The fresh DayBoat scallops were succulent and cooked perfectly. Highly recommended!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The $20 fixed price menu on
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/21/2010
    The $20 fixed price menu on Sunday and Mondays is terrific. They do not skimp on the meals, only the price :-)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was fantastic! I loved
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/21/2010
    Food was fantastic! I loved the redfish nouveau. portions are on the small side with the seafood while pasta is quite large. waitress seemed in a rush to get us out quickly. the restaurant offers a prix fix menu on sunday & monday which has some really great dishes.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The restaurant was wonderful.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/20/2010
    The restaurant was wonderful. Very busy but very well managed. The food was fresh, and served hot. Appetizers were great and dessert was great! Service was perfect! The only drawback was the noise level. Very loud...which was ok as I was dining with friends...but Im afraid quiet romantic dinners are out..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We enjoyed our dinner very
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/27/2010
    We enjoyed our dinner very much. The food was excellent and the service was great. Wou;d definitely gp back again.
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  • The food was excellent. The
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/14/2010
    The food was excellent. The seating was awful. We went on Valentine's Day (I made reservations) and we were sat in between to other couples at a very small table. The distance between us and the other couples was very close where we could all hear each others conversation. Didn't feel that this was a good place to sit "couples" on Valentines' Day. The seating was when you first walk in to the right next to the kitchen. I love the restaurant and will visit again, but next time will be asked to sit at a different table if I get sat where I did before.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This is the second time I've
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/14/2010
    This is the second time I've dined at this restaurant. The food has been great both times. The service the second time was not good. We were offered bread but never received it and when I was finished with my martini I asked the waitress for a beer and never received that either. The waitress seemed to have 5-6 tables in her section, possibly too many tables for her, as it showed.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This was my first time dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/14/2010
    This was my first time dining at Cal's Wood-Fired Grill & Bar and I have to say I will never return. The service was OK but the food was of poor quality. My main reason for trying out this restaurant is because it is a sister restaurant of Mill on the River. I was expecting the same quality of food and that I did not received. My kids did not enjoy the food and they are much easier to please.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our (me and my husband) dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/14/2010
    Our (me and my husband) dining experience was very nice, quite and romantic!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great place, they were very
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/13/2010
    Great place, they were very busy with Valentines Day but still operated at a professional level. One of my favorite restaraunts now. Food was great, staff was even better.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wife and I love coming to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/13/2010
    Wife and I love coming to Cals for special dinners. The online call ahead seating was great.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was very good--our party
    mrsf
    Dined on 2/13/2010
    Food was very good--our party had two preparations of salmon and a steak which were very well executed. Service was spot on.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This was our first time at
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/12/2010
    This was our first time at Cal's. We were seated as soon as we arrived. The service was fantastic and the food was even better. This was the best meal my wife and I have had in a long time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • the service was great the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/12/2010
    the service was great the the veal special was fantastic
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate