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
61 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (25)special occasion (21)good for groups (21)fit for foodies (18)great for lunch (13)romantic (13)vibrant bar scene (10)great for brunch (8)notable wine list (7)kid-friendly (6)hot spot (3)late-night find (3)great for outdoor dining (2)Show More
  • Dinner Friday
    love2dineout
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    We ate @ Cal's on Friday. The restaurant was fairly crowded and thus a little noisy. Food was very good, as usual. I had Fried Scallops, spouse had Ravioli Chicken dish. The server (male) was attentive and efficient.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Easter brunch menu was great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Must be one of the best holiday menus in western mass. Service was excellent!!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Never Fails
    mmadvVIP
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    You can always count on Cal's for a great meal and relaxing atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great spot for dinner
    MrsH1
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Excellent service; very friendly staff. Delicious food! Try the beet salad and mushroom raviolis - yum! Very easily accessible from I-91; plenty of parking.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Dinner
    spin
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    Went for Mom's birthday with a party of nine. Very accommodating, good was delicious, service was great and they even brougth out a dessert with a candle for her. Everyone was pleased with their meals.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent First Date Spot
    chelsc31
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    Took my partner here for our first date and was not disappointed - from our cocktails to the main course to the service in general, I was very happy with everything that happened. Overall 4/5 rating since our waitress only had 2 tables and probably could have been more attentive; but she was very courteous and appeared to be happy to be there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Relaxed visit, great food
    DB01085
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Busy weekends, reserve you'll wait in the bar for a table to open. Booked through Open Table for a busy Saturday 6:30, arrived about 10 minutes early, and were seated immediately. Our server, Michelle, was absolutely outstanding. Knowledgable about the menu and the specials, and never rushed. Rhode Island Calamari appetizer, we each had a before dinner cocktail, two seafood entrees, finished with dessert. Michelle checked back to be sure everything was prepared as we wanted, never seemed to be rushing to turn the table. We weren't slow, maybe 70 minutes from arrival to departure, but sometimes a busy establishment takes on an assembly line mentality, Cal's and Michelle never made us feel unappreciated. Really glad we finally tried Cal's.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • always good food. it was just
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    always good food. it was just very busy and a bit noisy this night. we were seated about 20 mins late from our reservation time but they were apologetic and on top of it. overall a great place to dine. will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable
    c2westside
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    Good food, great service, nice atmosphere--an enjoyable experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We were meeting a friend that
    Lufo
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    We were meeting a friend that we hadn`t seen in a long time. They were very kind and let us chat as long as we wanted.( It was a late lunch and not crowded) I look forward to going back. Living in CT it`s a bit far but do enjoy the other restaurant in that group.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrific spot!!
    Bland
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Third time here and will return again. Server attentive and food wonderful!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always reliably good
    RJBWestfield
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    I love their wood fire grilled steaks, the filet Mignon was excellent. Fried Calamari appetizer was also delicious, nice light batter, cooked just right. June was an excellent server, very friendly and courteous.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was very good. A little
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Food was very good. A little pricey but worth it if you are willing you are willing to pay it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Glad we had a gift certificate
    datenight
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    I won a gift certificate and probably would never have gone to Cal's except for it. We were very happy with the restaurant. Even though our waitress forgot our appetizer, the meal was good and we probably wouldn't have been able to finish our meal with the appetizer. Our food was good - I had Chicken Francaise over pasta and my husband had Seared tuna. We were pleasantly surprised. I would recommend it to others.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    JRB23
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    Great place. Food was perfect, our service was great. Nice restaurant, decent location. Two very big thumbs up!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Overall Impression
    Planner
    Dined on 2/23/2014
    We really enjoy the food and the $21.95 Sun/Mon special. It would be great if the restaurant could better accomodate larger parties. The service and the food is always very good and we'd like to bring more people!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • could have been better.....
    jacksmom
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    we had reserveration and still had to wait about 15 minutes, there was no where to really wait except in the doorway with the servers walking back and forth. Our appetizer came out in about 2 minutes....because it was not ours, we mentioned it to the waitress but she blew us off. I ordered the filet mignon which was excellent; my husband ordered the surf and turf, the shrimp was dry and overcooked as was the NY strip. The atmosphere was extremely hectic, the waitstaff were running around like a bunch of chickens, it felt very stressful. The acoustics where not great as the noise level was very high, but on a saturday night I suppose that can't be helped.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • outstanding
    68marine
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Made reservations late afternoon, had time we wanted for the four in our party, our second time dining here, everything was great, service and food, would recommend this restaurant to friends, great place to dine, no disappointments here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    JefF
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    First of all, I was extremely surprised that the restaraunt was very crowded at 5:30PM on a Staurday afternoon. I had made reservations and we were promptly seated. We had the Grilled Cod, Swordfish and Chicken Francese. The portions were amply sized and perfectly prepared. Tomas is to be commended.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Once again - excellent
    Steve
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    been here several times - always good - my family and friends all like Cal's
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.