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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Cal's Wood-Fired Grill & Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
71 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (30)special occasion (30)fit for foodies (27)neighborhood gem (24)vibrant bar scene (16)romantic (15)hot spot (14)great for lunch (12)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
  • Just don't bother
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    Honestly all the food seemed bought and defiantly not fresh. Dirty glasses. Way to expensive for the (bad) quality of food and portions are way to small. Example got gorgonzola bread as an appetizer and got two tiny pieces of (store bought) Italian bread w/ a smear of cheese. It was bad! Waste of my money! Waste of time! Super disappointed and I will never go back there again! Got chicken parm and tv dinners taste exactly the same... Yuk.
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  • bad night
    PartyOfFour
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    We have been here many times and have a had good-excellent experience. Unacceptable this visit. Party of 3. Sirloin- chewy, tasteless. Stone Pie-Dry and flavorless. The last was inedible. Pork medallions- Tasted of the Hormel,prepackaged/marinated variety. Over seasoned with unappealing seasoning, very artificial and odd tasting. Over-cooked to very unappealing gray color with a heavy, oniony, salty, gravy. Thankfully I ordered buffalo wings for an appetizer. (Which were very good)..so I at least had something to eat. I had only one piece of the pork and did NOT take it home. Waitress did not enquire to ANYONE in our party as to how our food was, or I would've spoken up.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very Good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    The food was very good, I enjoyed the 4 course meal, I left with a good full feeling. I would come back to try their Brunch. I would recommend dining there to anyone who asks me.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food at Fair Prices
    Karen4VIP
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    Decided to visit Cal's after a trip to the RV show at the Big E. We are not from the area, so we relied on customer reviews before making our dining choice. It was a good choice. Service was attentive, and the food was very good. Being a Sunday, their $21.95 4-course prix-fixe was a bargain. Excellent calamari and salad prefaced a decent house made mushroom ravioli with sautéed chicken breast. The only minor complaint was the chicken was quite dry, but remedied by the rich mushroom sauce that enveloped the dish. Apple strudel with vanilla sauce was outstanding. My husband enjoyed the pizza Margherita. All in all, a very good choice for dining in the area. A nice change from the sea of chain restaurants along the same road.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place for a dinner out
    fftjack
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    This was a wonderful place for a romantic dinner. The atmosphere was calm and relaxing. The service was attentive, friendly, and helpful. We will definitely be returning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Fish in the area
    JDiner
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Cal's is consistently good. The fish is well prepared and there are plenty of choices. The dining room is busy and can be a bit loud. This visit, our server was very good and everyone loved their dinners. Using Open table to make a reservation is the best, we were able to walk right in and get seated while there was quite a crowd of walk-ins waiting to be seated. The only negative is the lack of parking, it seems the parking lot is always packed and there are really limited options if you can't find a space.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Valentines Day
    slim
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Everything was great will go again next time down and in the area
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • hmmmm
    Anderson
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    The restaurant looks good and the food tastes great only prob I b had was that the waitress took like 15mins just to take our order and the end of them meal another 10mins just to bring the cheese book
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleased as usual
    admiral
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Our meal was excellent as always. Service seemed a little off... waitress seemed to be rushed and distracted. Forgot to bring me my appetizer. Not a big deal and it was quickly corrected. We are just not used to them getting anything wrong.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice dinner, slight disappointment
    CtDiner
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Visited Cal's on Valentine's Day. With an early reservation there was no waiting for seating for a nice table. Somewhat surprised only one special (considering the occasion) but regular menu has a good selection. Our server was'nt overly friendly but got the job done. Our meals were very good, disappointment came when I asked to substitute a potoato or something else for the cauliflower risotto that cames with my entree. Our waitress seemed unsure and then said that I would just have to take what it comes with on the menu. After salads, we noticed other tables had baskets of bread, so we asked our waitress if bread was available and she then brought out a basket of hot rolls. Nice dinner but not the best we've had at this price point.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!
    frequentdine
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    We go out quite frequently and we were pleasantly surprised by this vibrant, energetic, and wonderful restaurant! The food was fabulous. Service was attentive without being overbearing. Great ambience. One member of our party of four thought is was a bit dark for menu reading. Highly responsive to severe food allergies of our friend. A bit expensive, but worth it. Tremendous choice for a special night out!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Saturday visit to Cal's
    TSLSVIP
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    Cal's was good for this visit. The Service was particularly good and efficient. For this visit, it was a bit louder than usual given we were seated near several large parties.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • As Usual
    mmadvVIP
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    Cals Never fails to impress. Outstanding food and friendly service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great restaurant. We were
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    Great restaurant. We were in town for a train show and went there 2 nights in a row. Everything was delicious.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wow
    Annabel
    Dined on 1/19/2014
    To treat a son for his birthday and have it almost perfect, makes this special occasion all that, special.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love to bring special friends
    Bestfriends
    Dined on 1/12/2014
    Love to bring special friends here. Never have been disappointed. Our server was not typical of any of our experiences there. I would still return and recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    I realized when we got to the restaurant I mistakenly made reservations for 4 instead of 5, and although they were extremely busy, they still accommodated us within 15 minutes of our arrival and our reservation time. Food was great, service outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Routinely Excellent in Every Way
    JWeisbrodVIP
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    Great food, great service, and comfortable atmosphere are the hallmarks of Cal's. We have eaten here a few times and it is steadily a good choice for dinner.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Customer service was poor.
    Buster
    Dined on 1/8/2014
    Customer service was poor. Hostess and server were mechanically friendly and not sincere. Food was good - not great.
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  • Surprisingly great!
    KeljonhorstVIP
    Dined on 1/2/2014
    We needed to get off the road due to a snow storm and picked this restaurant out of the blue. We loved the menu, and all of our food was really excellent! Our waitress was very professional but down to earth. We will be excited to try the other restaurants by this organization.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Night Celebration
    firstnight
    Dined on 1/1/2014
    We've been to Cal's before so we knew what to expect. The food is consistently good with equally good service. We were very satisfied overall.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New Year's Eve
    Dinner1
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    We had a late reservation, table was ready when we arrived. There was a holiday menu, although it was extensive and included all my favorites. Service is excellent, the food is delicious every time. Very enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New Year's Eve
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    We had a great time with some old friends. Everyone's meal was excellent and service was delightful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Experience
    Xiomars
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    Excellent food and service. It was a special night and I had requested a bottle of the house pino noir upon arrival. The wine glasses and wine were set up as we were seated... thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just one issue
    Divaoffood
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    My sister and I both had salads, she asked for two dressings. Blue cheese which is an extra charge and basalmic. I also ordered blue cheese with an up charge. When we got the bill there was $1.00 charge for two blue cheese dressings at $.50 each, but then there was a $.35 charge for an extra dressing. We found that inappropriate. Having been charged for the blue cheese would have been acceptable but getting an up charge for two dressing was wrong. The basalmic should have been her free dressing then charge for the second dressing of blue cheese. Not a lot of money but just not right! Put a damper at the end of a great evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Christmas Dinner
    Joyce
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    I would have preferred a menu like the Thanksgiving menu but the food was great anyway. I did request a table that would have been more elderly friendly as my Mom uses a walker and the booth was a little crowded and difficult to get in and out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Xmas Day 2013
    thebest
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    My husband & I are gourmet cooks!!! Everything was superb...waited on promptly ...cocktails & bread...my scallops were the best I have had at any restaurant. My compliments to the staff, cooks, and the owner.!!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Christmas Dinner
    EatOutOften
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    My family went to Cal's for Christmas dinner. The food and service were very good. Even though the restaurant was crowded because of the holiday, we did not feel we were being rushed to finish our meal and leave the table. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not worth the money!
    bella
    Dined on 12/15/2013
    I had dinner on 12/15 with two other people. We ordered different entrees, each of us had terrible dinners,, and one was sent back and was removed from the check.There are too many other restaurants thatt I would choose to go to that is worth the money.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Abience
    robmct
    Dined on 12/13/2013
    They had my reservation and were very good to accommodate my request for early seating in case we arrived early. We were at a seminar and had limited time to eat. The food was excellent. The salads tasted fresh and just prepared. I sometimes find the salads are pre-made and don't have that fresh taste. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always great!
    Julie
    Dined on 12/1/2013
    A small group of us had an early dinner reservation on a Sunday night. As always, the food and service we're outstanding.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food!!...but...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/30/2013
    The food was great , prepared and presented quite nicely, but because it was busy perhaps, the service was slow. We were not informed of the specials and only found out there were specials when we overheard our server informing another table AFTER a few tables became available.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thanksgiving Dinner
    Joyce
    Dined on 11/28/2013
    Great selections including traditional Turkey Dinner which was excellent. I had the scallops and my husband had the red fish also excelllent. The waiters went out of their way to provide a great experience including seating for my Mom who uses a walker. We will probably return for Christmas Dinner and also will try the lunch menu very soon.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Deal & Delicious
    Foodie
    Dined on 11/24/2013
    On Sundays and Mondays there is a $21.95 four course prix fixe that can't be beat. The choices are numerous and the quality and amount of food is definitely above average. We had chicken wings, calamari, caesar salads, steak au poivre, fried seafood platter, apple strudel and chocolate mousse cake.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What can I say? Yum, yum yum!
    2datenightersVIP
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    My husband I and were in town for a 3 day weekend dog trial. We ate at Cal's every night and once for lunch. We liked it so much it became our "haunt". They have excellent food and service. Their prices are very reasonable for the quality of the food. Very busy atmosphere. I recommend reservations on the weekend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Decent spot
    Traveler
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    Visiting Springfield area we tried it out. Accommodated our early arrival and were good about the kids (they put us in a back area as did not see a lot of families). Food was decent to good. I would have a steak without all the sauces on it. Pasta fish was overwhelmed with sauce. Waitress was great with kids.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Found on day-trip
    Radioda
    Dined on 11/17/2013
    Visited the Craft Fair in W Springfield and looked for late lunch/early dinner. This served the purpose but was average. The salad was very fresh and delicious. My fish and chips was soggy inside, the cole slaw and fires very good. My husbands roast pork and mashed potatoes was average at best. Very pleasant, prompt, and courteous service.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great as always
    admiral
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    The food at Cal's is always perfectly prepared. The only issue was the service.Our waiter seemed in over his head. Kept giving everyone the wrong food and forgot to bring ordered items like sides and drinks. Great restaurant, great food, but I don't like having to remind waiters what everyone at the table ordered. I have never had this problem at Cal's before so it was surprising. Still loving Cal's though.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Girls night out !
    Helen
    Dined on 11/14/2013
    got the table I wanted...the waitress was not getting frustrated by us taking our time :)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, late-night find, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We had a pleasant visit to
    TSLSVIP
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    We had a pleasant visit to Cal's. The restaurant was very busy with a 45 minute wait so appreciated having an Open Table reservation. The food was very good and pace of meal was excellent. Service was very good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.