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About Calandra's Mediterranean Grill

Come to Calandra's Mediterranean Grill !! We are a family friendly restaurant featuring an open kitchen with an open wood burning grill and wood burning stone pizza deck oven. Our Dining room is a Tuscany styled with an attached Outdoor Mediterranean style dining patio plus a fully stocked lobby bar with beautiful fireplace. All pasta dishes are made with our homemade "Pasta Fatta in Casa", just as it is made in Italy, delicious and tender! We are famous for all seafood and fish dishes. Enjoy !!

118 U.S. Highway 46 East
Fairfield, NJ 07004
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Mediterranean

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:45am - 4:00pm;

Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Clinton Road

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(973) 575-6500

Website:
http://calandrasmedgrill.com/home.html

Entertainment:
Tuesdays,Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays- Piano player from 7:00 Pm to 10:00 PM
Sundays from 5:00 to 7:00- Magician Table Side
Check the website for special events.

Catering:
Catering available for pick up only. No deliveries.

Parking Details:
Free parking around the hotel is available.

Public Transit:
Bus stop close to hotel

Executive Chef:
Alvaro Mora

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Please check our website for special events.

Calandra's Mediterranean Grill Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (10)
Casual (9)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
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Good for Anniversaries (6)
Business Meals (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Authentic (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Romantic (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Special Occasion (3)
Cozy (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Fun (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Music (1)
Live Sports (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Restaurant was busy that night. There was also a private party. Service was a little slow. Our waiter was distracted as he was upset with another table. Although he was friendly, it did resignate to our service. Overall, dinner was delicious.

Been here few times for lunch. We will be back again.

Tags: Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining
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food3
ambience3
service2
value4

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2017

I was there on a weekday evening. The restaurant was quite empty so the noise level wasn't a factor and there were no issues with service. The food was quite tasty but I thought the minestrone soup had too many potatoes and the pasta dish, which had a garlic and oil sauce, was too heavy with the oil. Overall I thought it was good and would return.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The food and service were exceptional. Add to that a magician who kept the children in our party entertained and you get a perfect evening.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Excellent meal. The hostess said up the table by fireplace on a last minute request. The server was friendly. I left a new sweater under the table and was called about five minutes after I left to let me know i forgot it.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch
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food5
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Family gathering

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ambience4
service4
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 26, 2017

I went here because they are so good to kids. My 9 year old daughter loves their olive plate, as do I. The big chocolate chip cookie they have her at no cost, was and always is a winner for her. Service was highly attentive, the manager is positively charming and top notch professional, and the food is good enough to engage in without being in a serious foodie mode.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Casual
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food3
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service5
value2

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

This is our (my wife and I) favorite Italian Restaurant within a 20 mile radius of where we live. The food is always great, especially the pasta dishes, although my wife raved about the veal scallopini this visit. Sometimes around this time of year, they serve pumpkin ravioli which is to-die-for, although not on the menu this time. We'll be back.

Tags: Disabled Access, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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food4
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Always delicious food and great service. A must!!

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·Dined on October 8, 2017

food was excellent . server needed to be trained better. ordered champagne he did not no how to open .we had to tell him. He than poured my glass first and not my wife's. He than just left the bottle on the table. we had to get the bus boy to put it in a champagne bucket filled with ice. He also served me a bottle of beer with no glass. this is not a go go bar its an upscaled restaurant. Bring a GLASS !!!! the best was before our food even came the bus boy grabbed the salt and pepper off the table and took it away because they were cleaning up to go home. it was 8pm on a Saturday night . poor service will put them out of business for sure. will give it another try hope the service improves

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Great food and great service. Mediterranean Grill is our favorite restaurant.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 25, 2017

We had 8 guests for our daughters Birthday Our server Elias set up a beautiful table for us dinner was amazing from appetizers to dessert. The manager Tom and our server Elias made sure our Birthday celebration was a success our family couldn't have been happier with the experience of dining at The Mediterranean Grill. We never had to ask for water or bread there was always a filled bread basket and new bottle of water on the table. The Chef even made a tasty vegan Spaghetti dish for us. We will return again!

Tags: Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options, Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Coffee, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

We had a wonderful meal and the staff was good. Everyone looked after our table.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on September 1, 2017

The food and service is very good. A section of the restaurant is in the hotel lobby. This does not really affect the atmosphere. The only slightly negative comment is that although the piano player is very good, we found it to be a little too loud. Dinner conversation was just a little difficult.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on August 19, 2017

Everything we ordered from appetizer to dessert was superb. Service was impeccable. Will be back

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Dinner was delicious! Two of us had the chicken rolatini and loved it! My husband had the lamb chops and they were cooked perfectly! Leaving with a loaf of bread is a nice touch! We can't wait to go back!

Tags: Authentic, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Cozy
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·Dined on August 19, 2017

Good food and service but very expensive for an al a cart restaurant.

Tags: Romantic
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value3

 
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Place was perfect. Was there for a birthday dinner and Kevin the server was excellent. Even had a magician working. Would definitely recommend this place

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good Vegetarian Options, Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Miquel was very attentive and courteous.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Special birthday dinner. Disaster. As soon as we sat down, a diner at neighboring table got very ill. People gathered, EMTs arrived, consultations ensued. Feeling very badly for the person who was ill but restaurant never asked did we want to move. "Hot" apps were delivered. Cold. Took 15 minutes to get hot apps. Dinner arrived. Bland. No water refills. No bread refills. No birthday cake slice, previously requested. Disappointing.

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food3
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 20, 2017

My first time at Calandra's was excellent. The service was exceptional and they took excellent care of my daughter with crayons and pizza dough to play with.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 18, 2017

Fantastic food, service, ambiance and staff! I will always recommend this restaurant for a superb meal !

Tags: Good for Groups, Great Beer, Gluten Free Options, Live Music, Handcrafted Cocktails, Disabled Access, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Live Sports, Romantic, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 14, 2017

We truly enjoyed the atmosphere and the attention we received from our waiter , Ben. The food was delicious and they did not rush our experience. We will definitely go back.

Tags: Special Occasion
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food4
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 22, 2017

We love the garden dining. Great service! Awesome food!

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Definitely worth the 45-minute drive! Maybe because it was our wedding anniversary, but we unexpectedly got balcony-seating that provided a view of the whole expanse of the restaurant. Service was prompt, waiter was very courteous, and tended to all our needs. Entertainment was very good too, singer sounded almost like Frank Sinatra. :-) But most importantly, food choices were excellent, and prepared completely fresh!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Organic, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 14, 2017

Very nice restaurant

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on June 13, 2017

Tom the manager made us feel like we were family, the food was delicious and they even accommodated our vegan friend . I would highly recommend this restaurant for any occasion.

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Vegan, Authentic, Casual, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 1, 2017

Even know there were two major parties going on service was excellent and the food was prompt. The duck is excellent. Sitting outside it was magnificent

Tags: Authentic, Bar Seating, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 28, 2017

The food was amazing! Service was warm and attentive. And you have to love half off bottles of house wine on Sundays (and Tuesdays I think, but we were there Sunday). Everything my husband and I ordered was truly above average, really excellent!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 28, 2017

Always a pleasure. Never a bad meal. Love the Berries Zabliogne

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 21, 2017

The wait staff was extremely friendly, cordial, and efficient. Food choices were great and well prepared. The maitre de was very personable, explained all the specials clearly. After dinner, he showed us the outdoor seating venue for a future dinner and gave us a complimentary loaf of Calandra's wonderful breadth take home. We plan to go again soon.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Kid-friendly, Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 21, 2017

Love love this place. Clean fresh & sexy. The food was awesome & so was the staff. Everything thing I would want on a date.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Casual, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Marcel the waiter made our experience delightful. He spoke to the other waiters and made sure we were offered the best seating, bread, meals and dessert. He came around and checked on us and was very accommodating. This restaurant is blessed to have him there.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Seasonal, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 11, 2017

First time there. Service was excellent. We enjoyed the Tuesday night food and wine specials.

Tags: Business Meals, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 4, 2017

We had dinner out for our anniversary and everything was perfect. Our dishes were split for us and waiter was very attentive as was manager. It was pasta night so pasta dishes and house wine were 50% off and even better deal.

Tags: Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on March 26, 2017

Service and food were great. Nice relaxing atmosphere.

Tags: Live Sports, Casual, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on March 23, 2017

Outstanding as usual. Food, atmosphere and value is exceptional. All that in a Hampton Inn!!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 12, 2017

This is a great family restaurant on Sunday's. I applaud the owner of this place for creating an upscale dining experience where they encourage families with kids to come.

Kids eat free on Sunday and they have table entertainment.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 11, 2017

We enjoyed our dinner very much. The service was excellent and the food was delicious.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 28, 2017

I don't like restaurants in hotels which this one is, but the atmosphere, good and service are great.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 25, 2017

Everything was excellent, food, service and most of all the bartender. We sat in the dining room for dinner than made our way to the lobby area to sit by the bar and listen to the piano being played. Such a great experience and we are definitely going back.

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