Romola's Seafood & Grille

4.5
566 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
Romola's Seafood and Grill in the heart of Cranford NJ.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 566 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.4
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4.4
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4.2
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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dianem
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the food was delicious! Service was wonderful.

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vipDinesoutoften
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Romola is definitely one of the best in the area. Tremendous food, great service, nice atmosphere. Fish dishes were excellent and lamb chops cooked to perfection. Went here for 60th b-day. Have been here several times and never let down.

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FrancescaV
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent! The restaurant was a bit loud, but that was probably due to the large party with their children.

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vipAntonio
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

We did not like the idea of adding a surcharge to the check if you paid with a credit card. Unacceptable. The prices are higher than other comparable restaurants and those already reflect the fee restaurants pay to credit card companies. The service was excellent and the food was good.

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vipTroyD
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quaint, classy but not over the top. Excellent food.

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vipBigBlue
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always Romola's never disappoints! Great selection of seafood and steaks. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed their meals!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wife’s birthday

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vipTDGS
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Romola's is always enjoyable. Lovely ambiance & delicious food with attentive service.

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vipOut4fun
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great. Again a very nice experience. It was good to sit outside after a long winter. We had the Sea Bass and the Shrimp&Scollop combination. Also the lobster bisque. Everything was fresh and prepared perfectly. The fish is always fantastic here. Consistent excellence from Romola's over the years has made this restaurant one of our favorites. Highly recommend!

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vipsteve
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Romola's does not disappoint. Brought my cousin from out of town who thought the food was superb.
Definitely one of our go to restaurants!

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vipJenn
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious! The food was outstanding, and the service was excellent. There is truly something for everyone on the menu. We will definitely be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice dinner. The date didn’t work out though.

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Lisa
Atlantic City
6 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seafood was fresh and delicious! Pricy but worth every penny

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BillS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, Atmosphere and food were outstanding as always! Highly recommend for any special occasion, family outing or dinner with friends.

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JeanD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance , staff seating are perfect .. Everything On the menu is so fresh , plated beautifully and absolutely delish!

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RaulS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat. Food is amazing. BYOB place. Service was amazing

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StevenL
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time there and everything was excellent! The food and service were great. We were spaced out from other occupied tables and felt safe dining out. We would return.

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Tanya
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Perfect for a dinner out with friends! BYOB, nice ambience and prix fix menu available.

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vipAnnieo
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

In these COVID times, we made a reservation to secure space in a limited seating. I was skeptical upon our arrival as we were then ushered into the second room as the main was seated to its capacity. We were very surprised that they had transformed the previous "pizzeria" into a well decorated restaurant. The staff was friendly and attentive. My steak was served on a hot plated, cooked to my liking... and my companion's spicy pasta had a consistent flavor. Bravo in these weird times.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome! This place never disappoints. Great food, service and atmosphere and portions.

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AlbertY
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

For a restaurant that's a Grill, I expect the grilled items to be particularly good and unfortunately we didn't find that to be the case. Of the things my family ordered, the salads were excellent, the lobster bisque soup was good, the veal shank special that I got was good, the desserts we had (lava cake, bananas foster, and bread pudding) were excellent, my creamed spinach side was very good, and the mashed potatoes were very good. (Excellent is better than very good is better than good. So basically the salads, desserts and sides were the best part of the meal!) But we also ordered grilled tuna, a porterhouse and a NY strip steak. These were all cooked correctly (rare in all cases) but in all three cases we weren't impressed with the flavors or quality of the meat / fish. The steaks (particularly the NY strip) were very fatty and the tuna was pretty flavorless on its own and was overpowered by the sesame seed crust. In additon, the steaks came on 500 degree plates which are a nice idea but when you're serving up single serving steaks (vs a 2 inch thick steak for 2 or more people), those super hot plates can cause the steaks to quickly overcook while sitting on the table. As an aside, Romola's is quite pricy so so I would hold them to a higher standard in any case, but setting that side my family didn't really enjoy their entrees.

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KarlandLisa
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food is always excellent at Romola’s

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vipsteveNhelen
New York Area
99 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Oysters were great! Seafood crepes also very good. Salmon was okay. Warm bread with olive spread was delish. Servers were attentive. This place never disappoints except this time there were fruit flies annoying us during dinner. 😔

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vipThersab
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food1service2ambience2

The chilled seafood tower was made up of gritty oysters, tasteless shrimp, ok clams and crab. For 39.95 it was a waste of $. I had hi hopes for the ahi entree but it was over cooked and not hard but not as it should be firm so I didn't eat even 1/4 of it. 2 dishes costing 70$ I feel robbed.

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vipRyanT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great staff!!

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SandraQ
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Romola’s is always a good plan. One of the gems of the town. Food is delicious!!! Tasty!!! Well presented!!! Outstanding service and the environment is delightful!! 100% recommended!!!

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DennisK
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Took an outside table since the weather was moderate and we are still in COVID alerts. Our servers were attentive and professional. The food presentation was phenomenal. I hade the bacon starter and it could have been a main course; only for those who want to increase their cholesterol!!! Other dishes top notch. My tuna was precisely cooked to my preference - rare. Pricing moderate. Do it.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and delicious food

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ACDC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Portion sizes for the appetizers and main dishes were on the small size, especially the shrimp appetizer (3 very small shrimp spread in a large plate) and filet which was a child’s portion.

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vipDrgfunk
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

I don’t usually write reviews. However, I felt compelled to write about this especially due to the high ratings this restaurant has. I was expecting an excellent seafood experience and was very underwhelmed by the rubbery taste of the calamari. The outer part was fried properly, but the inside was definitely rubbery and chewy. Also, the chicken for one of my guests was pretty dry. It was nice to see the chef, and I can only thank him for preparing a nice meal for us. However, I cannot understand why the quality was not as I expected for a higher end restaurant in Cranford. Also, the service was slightly disappointing as the waitresses Did not come around often to ask if we required anything else. They also did not assist in pouring any wine for empty glasses.

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Quad
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food!

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PaulP
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

A little pricey for Valentine's Day, but I'll be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The restaurant was great, It was our first time there so everything went well we will comeback.

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vipMichael
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Usually my wife and I stay home for Valentine’s Day however this year I surprised both her and myself. Went to Romola’s where we have dined MANY TIMES! Sonny and his crew made dinner outstanding! We walked in to find EVERY TABLE with a drip less red candle that got lit as each party was seated gradually turning the restaurant into a sea of candles and romance. Additionally on each table was a red rose!
Unlike other restaurants they did their regular menu with a few specials like any Saturday night. Though packed the service was on point, not rushed and very attentive. This BYOB WAS A 10!
Thanks for making my surprise to wife even better!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
280 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had valentine s dinner at Romola’s Seafood & Grill,
. The service snd food was great.

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RogerM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience1

First time going ..will be back for more

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RichardO
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This is a BYO restaurant with fine ambiance and a varied menu. My wife and I had soup, entre. dessert and cappuccino. The clam chowder was tasty and well seasoned with large clam pieces. The lobster bisque had a subtle, creamy flavor with finely chopped pieces. The salmon entre was prepared with a light breadcrumb horseradish crust over a bed of risotto with asparagus . It had a well balanced and substantial flavor. The filet mignon entre was a tender, delicious cut, available with a choice of three sauces. The Barolo wine reduction was tasty but carried a slightly tart seasoning. The Bananas Foster was adequate and the cappuccino was very good. Service was very friendly and attentive.

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Patti
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful atmosphere and delicious food

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TCNJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, seasoned well and not salty at all. We ordered the Chilean Sea Bass and Pork Chop. The food was so flavorful. For dessert we ordered the Bread pudding. It wasn’t bad but wasn’t the best I’ve ever tasted. Wait staff was great. We brought our own wine...this is a BYOB restaurant but a wine store is nearby. This was a fantastic date night. Highly recommend!

FAQs

Romola's Seafood & Grille offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (908) 272-0045.

Romola's Seafood & Grille is rated 4.5 stars by 566 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.