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Calandra's Mediterranean Grill, Fairfield, NJ

Calandra's Mediterranean Grill

4.5
4.5
587 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
  • Good for special occasions
  • Charming
  • Great for creative cocktails


We are a family friendly restaurant featuring an open kitchen with a wood burning stone pizza deck oven. Our Dining room is a attached to Outdoor Mediterranean style dining patio plus a fully stocked lobby bar with beautiful fireplace. We are famous for our pasta, seafood and fish dishes.
Enjoy !!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Mediterranean
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (973) 575-6500
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Catering
    Catering available for pick up only. No deliveries.
  • Private party facilities
    Main dining room up to 120 ppl; Private room #1 up to 60 ppl; Private room #2 up to 30 ppl; Bar, Lobby area up to 50 ppl
  • Private party contact
    Tom Buczek - manager: (973) 575-6500
  • Neighborhood
    Fairfield, New Jersey
  • Cross street
    Clinton Road
  • Parking details
    Free parking around the hotel is available.
  • Public transit
    Bus stop close to hotel
  • Entertainment
    Tuesdays,Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays- Piano player from 7:00 Pm to 10:00 PMSundays from 5:00 to 7:00- Magician Table Side Check the website for special events.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 587 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Essex

    Lively

587 Reviews
  1. Blmfdgirl

    Washington DC

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was an engaging and professional young man who went above and beyond to make our meal special. The food, service and ambience is A+. Mediterranean Grill is a gem of a restaurant. Nothing like its sister restaurants - far superior to either one.

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  2. susell

    New York City

    73 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We have eaten at this restaurant many times. The food is very good and so is the service. They are very good at accomodating changes of menu items to meet dietary needs. We will definitely go back here.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service is always great here and that’s why I come here often. Love the fresh bread with the plate of freshly grated parmigiana reggiano cheese and olive oil that they start you off with. The restaurant is beautiful whether you are dining outside, by the bar, or in the main dining room.

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  4. GaryD

    Naples

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Server failed to accommodate every request. It was like talking to the wall. The entertainer, a man with a guitar and synthesizer was so loud that no one could even hear the person on the other side of the table requiring everyone to almost shout to be heard. And the manager is oblivious to this? What a night, I won't return.

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  5. peters

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had our high school reunion there, of 6 close friends, we are 65, and had an outstanding time. Calandra was amazing in accommodating us. Food and drink were excellent and loved the waitstaff. Menu and food also excelllent.

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  6. MarshaC

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely outdoor garden setting in season ...nice menu. My Bronzino over linguini was delicate, flavorful with a good portion of both fish and pasta. Others at my table were not as satisfied with their dishes. Bland crabcake appetizer with no presentation and the veal dish with mushrooms was tough. We would return because of the varied menu, great bread and pizza as well as the ambiance.

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  7. SteveM

    New York City

    105 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    105 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Have been to Cucina Calandras and that was a pleasant experience. First time eating at the Mediterranean Grill. Service was great, Always someone there to help. Food was prepared perfectly and presented nicely. Wife ordered the soft shell crab’s which were battered a little too heavy but still delicious. I had the the Linguine special which hand clams and shimp in a lite broth. Perfect and a large portion. Dessert was fantastic. Profiteroles and Ricotta Cheesecake Wife doesn’t like vanilla ice cream and the kitchen substituted Chocolate. A very welcome treat. A lot of kitchens won’t do that. Overall a great time and delicious meal. Calandra’s both locations are a delicious value. Can’t wait to return. Oh yea the wine Calandra’s own, wonderful.

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  8. EdwardW

    New York City

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, delicious meal and excellent service. Always come back!

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  9. HaroldL

    New York City

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Who knew that one of New Jersey's best Italian restaurants would be in a Hampton Inn on Route 46 in Fairfield? Well it is. Just all around great food and service. I would appreciate of the staff hovered a little less looking to take away finished meals!!!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Was there recently for first time in a long time. It was lunch and we had pizza and salad and it was really good. We decided to go back for dinner… not great. Food was just ok and like everything, quite pricey. I know we are all paying more to dine out these days, we expect it. However, if you are charging $30 for a pasta dish , with chicken and truffle oil, make sure it is fresh, high quality truffle oil. This just tasted like fake cheap “flavored” oil. My husband had a pork chop dish that just ok. We won’t be heading back anytime soon.

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FAQs

Calandra's Mediterranean Grill does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Calandra's Mediterranean Grill also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (973) 575-6500.

Calandra's Mediterranean Grill is rated 4.5 stars by 587 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Calandra's Mediterranean Grill

118 U.S. Highway 46 East, Fairfield, NJ 07004

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Clinton Road
  • Neighborhood
    Fairfield, New Jersey
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Mediterranean
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Free parking around the hotel is available.
  • Public transit
    Bus stop close to hotel
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Entertainment
    Tuesdays,Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays- Piano player from 7:00 Pm to 10:00 PMSundays from 5:00 to 7:00- Magician Table Side Check the website for special events.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (973) 575-6500
  • Catering
    Catering available for pick up only. No deliveries.
  • Private party facilities
    Main dining room up to 120 ppl; Private room #1 up to 60 ppl; Private room #2 up to 30 ppl; Bar, Lobby area up to 50 ppl
  • Private party contact
    Tom Buczek - manager: (973) 575-6500
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