Romola's Seafood & Grille

4.3
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538 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
Romola's Seafood and Grill in the heart of Cranford NJ.
What 538 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.4
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.2
Value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and delicious food

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Lila
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 28 February 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
2 reviews
Dined on 25 February 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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food!

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PaulP
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 February 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
49 reviews
Dined on 14 February 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
270 reviews
Dined on 14 February 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 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience1

First time going ..will be back for more

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RichardO
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 13 February 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 10 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful atmosphere and delicious food

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TCNJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 February 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!

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vipWestfriend
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We’re loyal Romola customers, and we’ve never been disappointed. The food is excellent, and the staff is welcoming and efficient. Without a liquor license, Romola has the added benefit of being BYO, keeping the cost down. It’s our local Go To.

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vipGilbertJL
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Food was exquisite and great place to enjoy with family and friends. I will come again.

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vipWestfriend
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It’s a great place for an after-movie dinner. Close to the cinema, welcoming, and excellent. Bringing your own wine makes it even more affordable. One of our favorites!

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vipAlR23
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Nice New Year’s Eve dinner, good menu, service was excellent, festive but not crazy atmosphere. They did a great job.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

New Year’s Eve; Excellent service and food. Good time had by all!!!!

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vipJrfoodie
Las Vegas
21 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

EXCELLENT......
I love this restaurant. The foods is outstanding, the service superb.
Highly recommend

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TonyB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The food was great we will definitely be going back. I would recommend this restaurant to my friends

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viptmw328
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

The salad was uninspired and I did not care for the sherry vinaigrette dressing at all. My petite filet mignon was fine, but nothing special. It arrived on a big plate looking a bit overcooked with nothing else on it. The au poivre sauce (served on the side and for $3 extra) was odd and not to my taste (no actual peppercorns at all). It’s expensive to have to pay for any vegetable as a side dish, though the Brussels sprouts were good. My husband thought his New York strip steak was not good at all. The tres leches cake was excellent. We had to call out to the wait staff to refill our water. Overall, it was expensive and just okay. I don’t plan to return anytime soon.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall2Food2Service5Ambience4

Food was very disappointing

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JulieS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience2

The restaurant was empty. There was only one more table, but still, our waitress would disappear. They have a sister restaurant right next-door and it seems like they share the staff. Even though there was no other tables, when our food arrived we had to send it back because it was cold. Not a great experience and I would not return. My entry was good, but the appetizers were not. I do not recommend it

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vipVinF
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Most of the other reviews aren’t positive. Our experience was very good. four for dinner everything was very good and the service was very attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Seafood fra Diavolo is among the best I've had in my life. I asked them to leave the muscles out and add more shrimp they did it without a problem.
My wife likes non fishy salmon. That's exactly what she got, and great side veggies
All the pastas were perfectly al dente
I'm going back again to have the sea bass which I love
John N

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vipFastElastic
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Excellent raw bar items at good pricing. Not many in area. Shrimp and Scallops very tasty and good size portions. Linguine and clams very tasty. BYOB makes it even better.

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vipFavorite
Charleston
23 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Was very surprised to arrive for dinner, to find the restaurant had no liquor license???
Clam chowder was very good!

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MikeK
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A very attentive staff. The offerings were very nice. Great seafood.

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vipGCR1
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding as always. Great service and great food. Very consistent.

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vipEDobie
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is always great!

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vipTerri
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Another of our favorites. Sonny is very gracious. The food was excellent! Love that it’s a byob.

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viprobert
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall3Food1Service5Ambience5

Service was great but food quality was poor

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

The food was outstanding and the groupon discount made the experience even better

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Ellen
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was our first dining experience at Romola’s and we thoroughly enjoyed it. The food was delicious, the portions were ample, and our server was attentive. This was a perfect place for our anniversary celebration. We definitely plan to return.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience1

Birthday dinner

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place is a hidden jewel! The food was fantastic and service was immaculate. We wanted to thank everyone for a terrific service. We will certainly return.

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viprobert
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service was outstanding. Highly recommend

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GregoryK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2019
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience3

I made a reservation for our 35th wedding anniversary and was told this was an excellent choice for myself and my wife. There seemed to be 2 servers on a Monday night which was was expected, bit they needed a manager or somebody watching over the floor because the patrons were being ignored. I ordered a veal chop (med rare) and came out Well Done and the plate was extremely like it was sitting on the broiler plate waiting to be picked up. The waitress response to my over cooked meat was Sorry the sous chef was cooking this evening, well that is no excuse for such a mediocre entree. If you want a steak or a veal chop during the week don't go to Romola's! Our coffee was served very nice and hot, but we had finished them and waited and waited for our desert. Since the waitress was no where to be found I proceeded to go into the kitchen and saw three people standing around idly so I said "are you Kidding Me" and startled them, waiting for our anniversary desert ! I hope the owner and the general manager of the restaurant reads this.

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vipHypnomarc
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

Strange...the restaurant was empty on a Thursday night when all the surrounding ones were busy. Food was average

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was excellent and the food was delicious!!

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vipShelly
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience4

Serve was polite but not attentive !
Price were high for Ala Carte
Calamari was over cooked and tough
Pasta had no flavor
Salmon was plentiful but no flavor of horseradish
Asked for Parmesan cheese and they gave me a sprinkler from the pizza place
Overall average and overpriced
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Romola's Seafood & Grille is rated 4.3 stars by 538 OpenTable diners.

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