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“Courtyard Tables” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Calandra's Mediterranean Grill

Calandra's Mediterranean Grill
118 U.S. 46, Fairfield, NJ 07004
(973) 575-6500
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Ranked #2 of 49 restaurants in Fairfield
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Clinton Road
Transit: Bus stop close to hotel
Fort Myers, Florida
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Courtyard Tables”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

We have eaten at this restaurant several times with friends and business associates. There are different seating options available but our favorite is the outside courtyard. There are a few tables right outside the lobby that are in a secluded, garden setting making you feel like you are in Italy. If available, weather permitting, highly recommend asking for one of these tables. The restaurant is in the Hampton Inn Hotel & Suites which is a popular hotel so parking can be a challenge, but here are plenty of spots in the back. The food has been consistently good. They offer a wide variety of ravioli's such as pumpkin, chicken, spinach, duck, and others--never seen that before on a menu.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Impressed for a resaurant in a Fairfield!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013 via mobile

Nice wine selection. Go for the three flight tasting. It was a generous pour for all three.

Food was good and hot. The prosciutto ravioli was good, maybe a tad underdone. Bread was tasty and warm. Salad was a little overdressed but fresh. Desert was good.

I would eat here again when in the area.

Visited May 2013
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New York City, New York
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Beyond Excellent!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

My fiance and I have been to Calandra's Mediterranean Grill a few times this past year. The restaurant is beautifully decorated, elegant and classy. They have a great outdoor seating area which allows you to forget your surroundings wuite easily!

The service is superb- the staff really take time to cater to your experience. They are courteous, friendly, and knoweldgeable about the menu items. They remembered us from being there in the past- which speaks volume about their attention to detail and professionalism. We also like to see familiar faces when we go out to eat, so it is always nice to be welcomed when we arrive at a restaurant.

The bread is fresh. The pasta is fresh and handmade. Each dish always exceeds our expectations! The wine list is fabulous.

The manager, Tom, is also one of the best restaurant managers we have encountered- he greets us, recommends wine and specials of the day- best of all, he is honest! We love to know about the fresh fish, fresh pasta, making our meal extra special.

This is a great place for client meetings, special occasions, or just because you want to have fresh authentic food.

Highly recommend!!!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Upper Saddle River, New Jersey
1 review
“Amazing Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

Last night was my first time at Calandras Mediterranean Grill and I will most definitely be returning. The service was great our waiter was Momir and he was fantastic very polite, sweet and made you feel at home. We were also greeted all night by the manager Thomas who made the evening extra special with funny conversation and delicious drinks!! The food was also very delicious and filling and then we topped it off with dessert! This is definitely a restaurant that I would take anyone too. Well worth it and you will have a great dining experience I recommend to all!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Wellington, Florida
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Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
“A Bit Pricey”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

I happened to be in the Fairfield area and friends recommended this restaurant. Anyone from northern New Jersey is familiar with Calandra's Bakery and besides this restaurant I believe Calandra has a few others. This one is in the lobby of a Hampton Inn and the ambiance is surprisingly rustic and upscale. We brought our own bottle and there was a slight corkage fee. The food was great but a bit pricey. A nice touch is as you're leaving they give you a loaf of fresh Calandra bread.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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