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Romola's Seafood & Grille
Romola's Seafood & Grille

Romola's Seafood & Grille Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.romolasnj.com/
  • Phone: (908) 272-0045
  • Hours of Operation: Monday- Closed
    Tuesday- 5:00 pm-10:00 pm
    Wednesday 5:00 pm-10:00 pm
    Thursday 5:00 pm- 10:00 pm
    Friday 5:00 pm- 10:00 pm
    Saturday 4:00 pm- 10:00 pm
    Sunday 4:00 pm- 9:00 pm
    Open at lunchtime for private parties only.

  • Cuisine: Seafood, Mediterranean
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: BYO Liquor, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Wheelchair Access

Getting there

  • Cross Street: South Union Ave
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Municipal parking garage is conveniently located in rear of building with free parking after 6 pm.
A word from Romola's Seafood & Grille
New seafood restaurant in Cranford, NJ
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Diner Reviews
  • "Located in a nice neighborhood with tables in front of the entrance. Inside it's quiet, outside alternates between quiet and loud, depending on traffic. The service is attentive and charming. The four course Prix Fixe for $36 is a very good value. Service starts with crumbled cheese, tapenade and crispy crust bread with some garlic butter. Delicious. BYOB is a plus for us. The food is good but not yet great. I think with a little more time the food can achieve greatness. I had the tuna tartare, very good, the clam chowder which was a broth with bacon bits or prociutto and clams, vegs and a small amount of potatoes. It was very good. Main course, seafood fra diavolo that lacked spice and intense flavor. Think food needs more intensity."
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "While eating outdoors on a street corner in Cranford may not sound like much, it's a quiet corner and the food and service are outstanding. The preparations are fresh and interesting and the service at a professional level not often found in the neighborhood. While principally a seafood restaurant, and well worth a visit for fish and seafood alone, there is plenty to enjoy for the carnivores."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Service was lovely . Food was well prepared with high quality seafood. Only criticism I like strong seasoning and I felt dishes were overall a bit bland. A private party at front of restaurant meant a rather high noise level"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Dined with their price fixe menu which was reasonable. Menu was excellent and offered a variety of choices. Service was excellent and friendly. Would recommend this restaurant to others."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "Took my friend here to celebrate her 60th birthday. Took advantage of the summer price-fixe menu and it was spectacular....four delicious courses for $36 per person. My eggplant appetizer was the best, and so was the mango salad. Heard the the clam chowder was awesome and said it was the best ever! The rack of lamb with glazed berry sauce was beyond what words could describe, and the sorbet trio was so fresh and homemade tasting. Our server, Drita, was excellent and the owner came over to check on everything. We both agreedthat this was the best meal we have had in a long time. I hope they have a fall pre-fixe menu since it is affordable. I can not wait to return here and have recommended it to lots of people already."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "We are regulars now. My wife, son and I were there on Friday night and as always the food and service were excellent. We really like the owners and staff. They do everything they can to make your visit very enjoyable. Highly recommended"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Open only since October 2013 but seems to have hit a homerun already. Food was spectacular and service outstanding. Happen to find this through the Open Table website and wanted to try some place new and was not disappointed. Took the summer prix fix menu that had many choices. Would highly recommend folks to try this BYOB."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "This is the first time that I had dinner at Romola's and I was not disappointed. It was a family dinner to celebrate a birthday and we ordered from the prix fixe menu and were not disappointed. It was a great dining experience and I highly recommend it."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "When you are hungry and want awesome food, outstanding service, and BYOB - Romola's is the place to go! This has become our go-to restaurant for great food and service - specials are great and their regular menu is wonderful as well. Make sure to leave room for dessert as their homemade bread pudding and bananas foster are not to be missed! You are always welcome here and everyone from the Owner to the busboys are genuine and can't do enough for you."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Great seafood. We tried different things and they were all outstanding. The jumbo shrimp and scallops on risotto, soft shell crab, tuna, and seafood dish were all without fault. The prices are a little high but can be contained as it is a BYOB."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Lovely waitstaff. Food pretty flgood-- a very nice scallops dish, but a bouillasbaise that was wanting both in seafood and distinction. Most notable-- entree prices that frankly exceeded the quality and possibly locale..."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "This my 3rd time at Romolas every time is getting better and better, cant wait to go back"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Food was phenomenal! service was great! Was my first time going to this restaurant and I was impressed, would definitely go again."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Our first dining experience and will be back the Summer Price fix menu was outstanding, love that is a BYOB and will be back soon!"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "We have been to Romola's several times and we always have a great experience. The food is delicious, preparation and presentation are impressive, and the service is just right.........attentive but not too overbearing. This is a great addition to Cranford's dining choices."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "The Owner, the Staff, the Food! All are great! Personalized service and all of the staff care about everyone that walks through the door. Food is consistently terrific - Seafood cooked to perfection - large portions - fabulous desserts - plus bring your own....who could ask for anything more!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "The restaurant is beautiful inside and out. The food is fantastic and the pricing for the quality is EXCELLENT. We were particularly HUGE fans of the fact that the place is a BYOB, but offers a wine list (at store prices - NOT restaurant prices) from a nearby liquor store; we told the waiter what we wanted, gave him cash and in minutes we had a nice bottle of wine for the table - It's BRILLIANT (and the waiter wouldn't even accept a tip for the service). Location is great too - easy parking. Between the quality of the food, the reasonable pricing, the beyond excellent service, and the convenient location, it was a great experience overall. We will definitely be back."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Enjoyed the food and the service was ideal. They checked back periodically but were not intrusive. They made substitutions on the prescribed menu to satisfy my party. This was the third time we were at the restaurant and we will be back!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "We tried Romola's on a summer Thursday and were very happy with the prix-fixe, summer menu. Each of our choices was excellent. Although there were four courses, the serving sizes were not huge, which made me very happy. If food is good, I don't want to waste it and so eat way too much!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "We chose this restaurant even though never of us had been there before. We wanted a special place to celebrate our daughter's wedding.The five of us were delighted that the evening turned out so perfect. The food was very good and our waitress could not have been more pleasant and attentive to us. Definitely a place to go back to."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Outstanding sea food in an elegant setting. Magnificent crepes...the best I've ever had! Worth the trip."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "This being our first time at the restaurant, we did not have very high expectations. We were four extremely seasoned diners and all of us were pleasantly surprised at the quality of food and service. We had a very enjoyable evening."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Romola's is the kind of local dinning establishment I look for. The food is by far better than any chain restaurant you can go to. The service is more personable and it is really nice to see the head chief come on out to see how the dinners are enjoying the food that is prepped in his kitchen. Please don't change anything."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We had a great time at our combination Father's Day/ Birthday dinner. The food was excellent. The attention from the wait staff was just right. And, on top of that, our server was very friendly."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We just had a Surprise 50th Birthday Party here for 60 people. Phenomenal packages available. Service and food was outstanding. Everyone was extremely happy and many who had never been here before are planning on coming back and most could not believe the food could be that good and that consistent for so many people!"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Our third time at Romola's, this time for our son's birthday. The prix-fix menu is truly incredible - it has items on it that would not normally be included in such a modest price, like lamb chops or shrimp cocktail. My absolute favorite is their ahi-ahi tuna - it's unbelievable! The service is impeccable. When I realized that I forgot to bring a candle for my son's dessert, they were quick to take care of it. Just a great great place."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "We went to Romola's again on Saturday and brought friends. Once again, every appetizer and entree was outstanding. The management and the wait staff could not be more warm and accommodating. If you have not disovered this restaurant in Cranford yet, you are missing something. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Marybeth and I always dine at remolas an honestly it gets better and better everytime. They're also excellent for parties it's a gorgeous spacious elegant room. I just actually booked my mothers 60th birthday party with 60 guests. It's a must try experience and you must try the specials. Chef Heriberto pieces together some amazing food blends. Sonny the owner is so accommodating and Mety the manager really knows how to keep his staff in line. Don't pass up such a great opportunity. Definitley union county's best hidden gem. SSTANZIONE"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Came here for my birthday - wouldn't want to celebrate anywhere else. Staff and Owner make you feel like family all the time. Food amazing, service great and being a BYOB, had some fantastic wine to compliment the food."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "We have eaten here a few times recently and are loving it more and more. The quality of the food, the preparations, the menu choices, the staff are all first rate and most accomodating! Can't wait to return"
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Very nice place very clean. The help was all over the table making sure we have everything. Food was excellent "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "For anyone who remembers the OLD Aquaviva Della Fonti in Westfield, this is the same owner, and after he sold the place, it was never the same. This is like coming home after wandering in a culinary wilderness. It was a fantastic meal. Loved the Octopus salad. The Price Fixe menu makes it a great value for the money. Service impeccable. "
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "Experience was outstanding in all respects. Was our third visit. Gets better every time particularly the menu."
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "We arrived with a party of six.the hostess and manager both greeted us warmly and displayed the friendly professionalism that was evident throughout or entire meal .service was exceptionally prompt and attentive we can't wait to go back again "
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "Outstanding specials like Dover sole and lobster ravioli. Excellent service, knowledgeable preparation. The dover sole was excellent and deboned with skill. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Had dinner last weekend with my wife which we enjoyed so much we returned Saturday night with our friends. Everyone raved how wonderful the food was and can't wait to try it again. Well worth the trip from Bergen County!"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "My wife and I returned to Romola's again on Saturday night, and once again it was terrific. Every dish is delicately prepared and delivered hot to the table. My wife enjoyed endive salad, a wonderful cauliflower soup and Dover sole, filleted at our table. I enjoyed the Caprese salad and a great pasta special. I very highly recommend this excellent neighborhood restuarant. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "We brought close friends here on Friday. We were running late for our reservation, called, & they made us feel completely welcome & changed our reservation without problem-even though it was a holiday & a Friday during Lent! Service phenomenal & food the same. We had crab cakes, calamari, & with 2 great salads. They didn't rush us through courses & conversation. Mains were a chicken special, Dover Sole (prepared tableside), shrimp/scallops w/mushroom risotto, & seafood crepes. We all shared & tasted everyone's dishes. All great! My seafood crepes beyond outstanding! Large portions meant leftovers, but the 4 of us shared homemade bread pudding & outrageous bananas foster. Awesome service & BYOB meant the evening was affordable & excellent!"
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "The night we dined it was quiet due to the weather however the meal was really fresh and prepared perfectly. The grilled octopus was tremendous. I also had the clam chowder which was amazing. Not heavy with cream and fillers. Fresh clams with a light but tasty broth. My wife had chilian seabass which was fresh and tender. For dessert she had the fresh berries with warm creme. This will be one of our favorite places to dine!!"
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "If you are looking for FIVE STAR dining-Look no further than Romola's! Started w/ grilled lemon garlic shrimp, crab cakes, & prosciutto wrapped w/ melon, each huge portions presented beautifully & simply outstanding. Large main courses were a chicken w/ jumbo shrimp special, grilled rib-eye, & Dover sole, All had a starch & perfectly cooked veggies. The chicken & shrimp dish was in a delicious delicate sauce, the rib eye perfectly cooked & super tender. The Dover Sole (to die for!) filleted & presented tableside - OUTSTANDING! Normally, we don't have dessert, but couldn't pass up bananas foster or bread pudding. Both were excellent! The service was absolutely impeccable & the Owner, Sonny, made sure to visit each table. We will be back!!!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014