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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

4.5

service

4.7

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (10)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Special Occasion (10)
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Good for Birthdays (9)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Romantic (8)
Cozy (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Casual (7)
Business Meals (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Authentic (5)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Good for Groups (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Seasonal (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Fun (1)
Healthy (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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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 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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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 23, 2017

We enjoyed Romola's so much after our first visit that this was our second visit in a short time. The food is outstanding and uniquely prepared. The services was impeccable and the live dinner music was the icing on the cake. We brought friends and they loved it. It is a real jewel and we definitely will be back again!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Cozy, Romantic, Special Occasion, Live Music, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 16, 2017

It was our first time at this restaurant. It was part of my birthday celebration. My wife, my son and I had a wonderful time there. Food, service, and environment were all excellent. Even the chef goes out and asks for your opinion about the food. I will go again and would definitely recommend it to my friends. Thank you!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 16, 2017

First timer here. Very Good experience over all. Great food great service and entertainment was very enjoyable .Will definitely go back soon.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Live Music
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 10, 2017

the food was great as usual, we had the mussels to start and the salmon and the fish tacos were also excellent. It was very quiet, but I hope they continue to have lunch service, since it was a great value. It was nice to walk around Cranford after lunch

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 8, 2017

This was my first time dining at Romola's and I was very impressed. The dining room is lovely, with linen cloths and napkins, and quietly lit. The chef and owner were present in the room and stopped at every table, inquiring about the food, service, etc. They shared information about the restaurant and how it got started, their backgrounds, and so forth. The food was excellent and made with specific instructions....not too spicy....no this or that......well-doneness of the items. While it has the trimmings of a more formal dining venue, Romola's was actually quite homey and reasonable as well!! And it's a BYOB!!!

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 31, 2017

Third time we've been here, very good each time. My mussels and gnocchi appetizer was outstanding. Unfortunately there was a large party on the other side of the dining room that was loud to the point of unpleasantness.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 31, 2017

Cozy, clean and comfortable - their red sauce (marinara + spices) is to die for!
Service - especially by Holly - is excellent and caring.
We have been here several times - never had a bad meal - and parking is easy @
public garage a few steps away.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Casual
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Everything was excellent! The service was impeccable! It was a really nice evening. We had several apps, 6 entrees and dessert. Everyone's food was delicious. No complaints from anyone. The prices were fair too. We will definitely return for more.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Overall was a good experience. The staff were eager and attentive and were happy to offer suggestions for the children. My starter (Oysters) and main (Ahi Tuna) was excellent although my wife thought her main (Sea Bass) was ordinary. The desserts were fine except the Creme Brulee was a bit on the chilly side.

I would have given 5 stars for service had they not messed my bill up at the end (overcharged to the tune of $50). While I accept mistakes can happen, I personally don't always check the bill but I just had a feeling it was on the high side.

I will go back here.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Cozy, Casual, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Great service and even better food.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Service was excellent, food was great and came to our table in an reasonable timely fashion

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays
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