Romola's Seafood & Grille
Sauted Shrimp in Garlic Butter Sauce
Sesame Seed Crust, Avocado, Crabmeat Salad
Shrimp and Scallops
Pan Seared Served with Wild Mushroom Risotto, Truffle Oil
Great service and delicious food
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.
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.
A little pricey for Valentine's Day, but I'll be back.
The restaurant was great, It was our first time there so everything went well we will comeback.
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!
We had valentine s dinner at Romola’s Seafood & Grill,
. The service snd food was great.
First time going ..will be back for more
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.
Beautiful atmosphere and delicious food
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!
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.
Food was exquisite and great place to enjoy with family and friends. I will come again.
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!
Nice New Year’s Eve dinner, good menu, service was excellent, festive but not crazy atmosphere. They did a great job.
New Year’s Eve; Excellent service and food. Good time had by all!!!!
I love this restaurant. The foods is outstanding, the service superb.
The food was great we will definitely be going back. I would recommend this restaurant to my friends
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.
Food was very disappointing
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
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.
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
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.
Was very surprised to arrive for dinner, to find the restaurant had no liquor license???
Clam chowder was very good!
A very attentive staff. The offerings were very nice. Great seafood.
Outstanding as always. Great service and great food. Very consistent.
The food is always great!
Another of our favorites. Sonny is very gracious. The food was excellent! Love that it’s a byob.
Service was great but food quality was poor
The food was outstanding and the groupon discount made the experience even better
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.
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.
Food and service was outstanding. Highly recommend
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.
Strange...the restaurant was empty on a Thursday night when all the surrounding ones were busy. Food was average
The service was excellent and the food was delicious!!
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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