About Romola's Seafood & Grille
Seafood and Grill in the heart of Cranford NJ.
Cranford, NJ 07016
Hours of Operation:
Monday- Lunch 11:30am-3:00pm Dinner 5:00 pm-10:00 pm
Tuesday- Lunch 11:30am-3:00pm Dinner 5:00 pm-10:00 pm
Wednesday- Lunch 11:30am-3:00pm Dinner 5:00 pm-10:00 pm
Thursday-Lunch 11:30am-3:00pm Dinner 5:00 pm- 10:00 pm
Friday-Lunch 11:30am-3:00pm Dinner 5:00 pm- 10:00 pm
Saturday 4:00 pm- 10:00 pm
Sunday 4:00 pm- 9:00 pm
Open on weekends lunchtime for private parties only.
South Union Ave
$31 to $50
Municipal parking garage is conveniently located in rear of building with free parking after 6 pm.
BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Romola's Seafood & Grille Ratings and Reviews
Very nice restaurant, romantic and nice lighting. It's BYOB but the bill was still high. Food was average--fra diablo at $30 was not that spicey, and chicken dish was plain and covered with arugula so you could not see what was underneath. Service was very good so no complaints there! Desserts were very good especially the break pudding. I would return for dessert and bring a nice port or bottle of wine since the atmosphere is very nice.
It was New Years Eve and we had a 6:30 reservation, arriving at 6:15. We weren't seated in the main restaurant, but rather in the room behind the hostess station. For the first half hour we were the only table there. So far no complaints. Knowing it was New Years Eve I was ready to allow for inconsistencies. Wine opened, specials read, and our orders taken. In no time at all we had our appetizers and right after those plates were cleared the entrees arrived. I looked at the time and only half an hour had passed. We would be out of the restaurant in an hour at that rate. I understand turnover on a busy night is important but I think an hour and a half should be allowed. After the entree we ordered dessert and for some reason that took forever. Strange. Other than the odd pacing of the meal our only complaint was gnats. There were two gnats flying around our table during the meal. We managed to kill one and soon after the second appeared. We have dined here many times before and will return again knowing on a normal night the pacing is a lot better.
This was a delightful surprise. What we thought was only a seafood restaurant turns our to be much more. The chicken Milanese wonderful as were they lamb chops. It is very lovely and elegant inside with comfortable space between the tables. Top quality on everything! Service was very good and thoughtful - down to the candle on my husband's dessert for his birthday.
Don't let the website be your guide - they are open on Mondays. Needless to say it was very quite on a Monday.
This was our third time to Romola's, and we are never disappointed. The food is wonderful, the portion sizes are just right, and everything is well seasoned. This restaurant has the absolute best service of anywhere around. The staff is so attentive, without being overbearing. I would highly recommend Romola's as a place to catch up with friends, or a great location for a date night!
We were in on a quiet Saturday night. The service was attentive, including tableside visits by the owner and the chef. The grilled octopus appetizer was cooked perfectly and the rainbow trout special with white wine and capers was light and the vegetables just the right amount of al dente. Mashed potatoes usually look pretty bland, but not when it is hiding under a beautiful flower. This restaurant is BYOB but if you forget to bring some, there's a liquor store 2 blocks away. A lovely meal.
A group of friends meet every month for dinner and when someone suggested dining here again, we all agreed, All of us certainly enjoyed our dinners. We had not intended to order from the pre-fixe menu this time, but we all ended up doing that because the choices were very good. I know the entree portions are slightly smaller, but you get an appetizer, a second dish, the entree, and a choice of two desserts. I especially enjoyed the Mediterranean salad this time and others in my party enjoyed the mussels, oysters, and eggplant rollatine. We each ordered a different entree and literally cleaned our plates,. I got four very nice sized, cooked perfectly as ordered baby lamb chops with berry glaze (always my favorite). WHat I like are the plain assortment of veggies and mashed potatoes. I can not eat spicy food, and they cooked everyone fabulously. I am not crazy about either dessert choice, but they were good for the others. I would prefer some sort of cake, sorbet, or ice cream rather than bananas foster or flan. SErver and manager were very attentive, but as it started getting busy, service became slower and we did have to wait a little bit for our check. I recommend that you get here at 6:00 before the crowds start coming in. THis is a little pricey, but especially nice to celebrate a special occasion or just hang with friends. WE like a BYOB, too. Looking forward to dining here again soon.
Romola's never disappoints. We've been going there since its opening and absolutely love the food. Service is always outstanding as well. We love the specialized attention from the staff. Dining outdoors is always a treat; they cleverly screen off the tables from the street.
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