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About Romola's Seafood & Grille

Seafood and Grill in the heart of Cranford NJ.

2 South Ave. W
Cranford, NJ 07016
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, Mediterranean

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.

Cross Street:
South Union Ave

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options

Phone Number:
(908) 272-0045

Website:
http://www.romolasnj.com/

Parking Details:
Municipal parking garage is conveniently located in rear of building with free parking after 6 pm.

Additional:
BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Romola's Seafood & Grille Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (16)
Good for a Date (15)
Romantic (14)
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Good for Birthdays (13)
Good for Anniversaries (12)
Neighborhood Gem (11)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Cozy (8)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Casual (7)
Authentic (5)
Seasonal (5)
Business Meals (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Fun (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Healthy (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Hot Spot (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 6, 2018

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Christmas Eve

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Christmas Eve dinner was fantastic. Loved the scampi and the oysters. Everyone had a great time and enjoyed the meal. Thanks to Sonny for a very special night for our family.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Christmas eve was my 1st visit and def not my last. My elderly father and brother had a perfect evening. It was exactly what I wanted. It was special. I loved that there was a real taper candle on every table. It was the ideal atmosphere.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Cozy
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vip
 (Montreal)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Sonny and his gang never disappoint. Good food, service and value.
BYOB always make it affordable.

Tags: Cozy, Late-night Find, Seasonal, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Romantic, Fun, Casual, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 21, 2017

My wife and I went out for a special dinner just before Christmas as we usually do and chose Romola's this time. We have dined here before and were always pleased with the food and the staff. I highly recommend this establishment for a special meal.

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 18, 2017

This was our first time at this restaurant and we were pleasantly surprised...very enjoyable lunch of salmon with a salad. We will definitely be going back.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Awesome place , loved it

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

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Had a nice date night here. Good seafood entrees and fish prepared at my table. Servers were very attentive.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Excellent food and impressive service. My Red Snapper with clams, and shrimp over linguini was delicious. Thank you for a enjoyable evening.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Overall--a wonderful evening. Staff was welcoming and friendly. Food quality and presentation were far above acceptable. We were not rushed and enjoyed the experience. The nice birthday dessert was appreciated. Good to know about this venue.

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Excellent service and food. Have been here before and will return.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 17, 2017

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!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

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.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Attentive staff and excellent food every time, can’t wait to go back!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 2, 2017

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.

Tags: Seasonal, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Slowly going downhill.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

We’ve been here before but brought some friends this time, we all thought it was absolutely fantastic! The coffee is also amazing!

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Very slow service but good food

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 (Miami)·Dined on September 29, 2017

It was my birthday and I had the best evening with my friends.
From the food to the service,all was amazing.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Excellent servicewith great table side service including filleting of whole fish table side. BYOB allows your own choice. The night we went featured an excellent fish selection.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Authentic, People Watching, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on September 12, 2017

My wife's fish was overcooked. Otherwise everything else was very good.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Always a great spot, good food. Ambiance is a little lacking for this otherwise magnificent restaurant.

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·Dined on September 9, 2017

Large Private (and loud) party occupied nearly 1/2 the restaurant, with no buffer or sound proof wall between it and the other diners. Hard to have a conversation. Food very good, service a bit slow, probably due to large party

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Fantastic food fantastic service!
No complaints! There is nothing to even mit pick about. We will most certainly be back again'

Tags: Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 2, 2017

three of us had a very good dinner
1 halibut, 1 shrimp and scallops and 1 branzino
very good grilled octopus appetizer

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 13, 2017

service was good and the food was excellent. Not many people in restaurant but it was on Sunday around 6:30pm.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Found this place as a result of groupon advertisement. Very good food and nice portion size. Good wait staff. Cranford has an interesting down town.

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

Nice outdoor seating
The food is amazing, the service is impeccable. The during the week pre fix is really good.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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·Dined on July 23, 2017

We go here often. Always great food and service! We also like that it is a BYOB.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined on July 21, 2017

The service was great and we did the pre fixe menu which offered eclectic options that were cooked perfect. Live guitarist offered a nice ambiance but allowed for conversation! The price was right which allows for a reasonable date night

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 19, 2017

Great dinner!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 18, 2017

Great food, great service and really hospitable...it was my wedding anniversary with my wife and the staff wished us a happy anniversary a few times throughout the evening while being friendly and having good conversations

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 8, 2017

As always, we enjoyed Romola's. We sat outside this time and it was nice. The food was delicious and the music was great.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Live Music, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Menu wasn't that imaginative but Steak and fish was cooked perfectly and well seasoned. Server was attentive. Solid dinner on the expensive side but worth it.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 27, 2017

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.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 27, 2017

We went for a family birthday and it was excellent-- our second visit to Romola's. Food is excellent and the staff is pleasant and professional. It is just a very nice place.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 24, 2017

We love this place. The octopus, aso Buco, and shrimp are all excellent

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