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Adega Grill
Adega Grill

Adega Grill Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.adegagrill.com/
  • Phone: (973) 589-8830
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm;

    Dinner: Sunday: 12:00pm - 10:00pm,

    Monday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm,

    Friday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Portuguese, Spanish, Mediterranean
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between Monroe & Madison
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: FREE PARKING around the corner at 95 madison st
A word from Adega Grill
From the moment you enter, tones of old world yellows, stone fireplaces, wrought iron cellar gates and sconces, soft candlelight, coves with upholstered sofa seating and friendly staff, it's an undeniable inviting space, nothing short of extraordinary. Two special occasion tables with antique throne chairs and live piano music add to the intimacy. Two romantic dining rooms cater to an elegant crowd, while the long narrow bar gathers a friendly and fun bunch nightly.



The cuisine truly upholds the name of Fine Portuguese/Spanish Dining, seafood and fish, organic meats, the freshest ingredients and to maintain the tradition, huge portions are to be expected. The menu is seasonal and in addition to a varied selection of delectable dishes to satisfy any palette, daily specials are always featured. The wine list with over 180 selections is an ambitious one that keeps growing, but sure not to disappoint the discriminating connoisseur.

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Diner Reviews
  • "The food is delicious although the portions are large enough to feed a village. If you can't take home a doggie bag, it's disheartening to see so much of it go to waste. The wine list is unnecessarily expensive: lowest priced for bottles go for $35 and prices rise precipitously from there. Best bet is to buy wine by the glass or half bottles, which are relatively inexpensive ($12.50) and eminently drinkable."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "First the good: the staff was wonderful. Couldn't have been more gracious. Professional Not as quiet as we hoped for The bad - disappointed in the food. My garlic shrimp - something that so many before raved about - didn't taste garlicky and was very hard. I forgot to take the uneaten "doggy bag" home - perhaps it was Freudian. The paella my husband and son had they enjoyed - but wouldn't give it 4 stars. The wine was delicious - wish I remember the name. The oreo cheesecake was fine - but certainly not why we would choose this restaurant - and not fair to evaluate based upon this dessert. "
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "Probably the best in iron bound. Food, service both outstanding."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Beats all other "factory Portuguese" restaurants on ferry street. Food always great and best garlic shrimp and cockles ever!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "We always enjoy te Spanish food at Adeja. The restaurant is quieter than many of the other places in the neighborhood and we lays have a great meal."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "A short walk from Newark Penn Station is one of the best restaurants in the NYC area! If you are in the mood for the total Portuguese experience; then this is THE PLACE! LARGE portions;extensive wine list includes Portuguese Table Wines! (And those in "the know" are very aware most Portuguese wines never make it across the "pond" as they are consumed throughout Europe!) Delightful, knowledgeable staff add to your total dining pleasure! You owe it to yourself to make plans to dine at Adega Grill. We will return!! Oh, and if you are on a budget;consider this: our party of 9 drank,ate,enjoyed dessert for UNDER $600!!!["
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "What a delightful dinner! We ordered the shrimp in garlic and chorizo for appetizers. Four of us shared two orders of the seafood paella for 2. The lobster, shrimp, scallops and other seafood were fresh, sweet and succulent and beautifully presented. The red sangria was excellent as were the desserts, flan and lemon tartufo. We can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Food was flavorful, presented beautifully and the service was extremely attentive. Portions were large. Sangria was tasty. Parking is free and convenient."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "....however, this place is off the chart. Food is amazing. Service was speculation! Need I say more?"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "We wanted some seafood on a whim Saturday night and decided to head to the Iron Bound district. the portions were big and the sangria hit the spot."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Every once in a while we get the urge for Portuguese food, and being a master of the motto "if it ain't broke, don't fix it", we return to Adega Grill. This visit was no exception: Delicious white sangria, A huge platter of grilled seafood (for 2), yellow rice, and Spanish potatoes. All fresh, delicious, properly cooked, and reasonably priced. Will return!"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Seems small from the front, but is roomy inside. Our party of 7 were comfortable. Excellent menu, large portions, very good wine selection. Vegan-friendly if you tell the waiter (they prepared a grilled vegetable pallela for one of the guests at our dinner). Parking can be tricky, so be sure to leave plenty of time to find a spot. They do have a dedicated parking lot, if you can find it. This area has many one-way streets. The neighborhood is one of my favorites for dining in NJ."
    Dined on 10/12/2013
  • "Found while searching open table. Great paella and best garlic shrimp ever!"
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "We have been coming to Adega Grill for over 10 years. It is our favorite restaurant in NJ. The food is delicious and the service is excellent. This was our 8th New Year's Eve at Adega. We go early so it isn't crowded yet therefore rather quiet. We are a group of 8 people. The service is terrific. We are never disappointed and we will be back. I highly recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "There are so many Portuguese restaurants in the Ironbound, I thought I'd try a "steakhouse" instead which is the way Adega is promoted but once there it seemed like just another Portuguese restaurant with a more upscale look. The chef is surely the same one working at Iberia or Spain or.... I asked the waiter, who was fairly inarticulate and not personable in any way what the restaurant was known for and he said Seafood. Go figure, in a steakhouse. No complaints about the food, it was okay, just okay, but really this place is confused about what it is trying to project, what it is trying to deliver and how it is delivered. I'd just go to a standard Portuguese restaurant - you know what you are getting and you get it."
    Dined on 12/8/2013
  • "Perfect for Pre Prudential Center Events. Big portions, cute decor, quality food and exceptional service. Pricing was reasonable as well. Parking can be tricky, its a busy street."
    Dined on 12/23/2013
  • "I've been to Adega a couple times this year with co-workers and can't wait to go back with family and friends. The bar is narrow, a little loud, but great fun. The restaurant has a great ethnic flair, is upscale, and the food is amazing. The chourico cooked table side is a great appetizer, their version of a steak with a fried egg on it is a more refined take on a Portuguese classic and their flan might be second to none. Worth dealing with the traffic at rush hour to get there!"
    Dined on 12/18/2013
  • "I have been here several times, but I never tried the paella before, it was spectacular!, The best of the Best! There is not comparison, I highly recommend it. We were a big party and the service was special. We will definite go back."
    Dined on 11/29/2013
  • "went there for thanksgiving...food was great as was the service. my family and I loved it!"
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "Went here with a party of six for Thanksgiving. The ambiance is that of old euro opulence,with its fine decor. Great for a romantic dinner date. The service is commendable. The waiters speak limited english so dont converse in length. The only con is that some staff stand around which will remind you of being overlooked by a bodyguard. The food was great. Each member of my party had a different entree and all loved it. Large portions beyond a great value of $27+. The paelha was my entree and would feed a family of 8. It was a lot of food indeed. However, good food with ample seafood chicken and a fresh lobster to top it off. The porterhouse steak is huge. The turtle cheesecake is a hood choice to end the night. Its marble chocolate"
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "I have been to a number of Portuguese restaurants in the area, and this is now my favorite. Food was great, and the decor is interesting, pretty and cozy (it was a frezing night)."
    Dined on 11/24/2013
  • "The restaurant is nice. The plate portions are enough for two. The quality of the food is good. I had the surf and turf. The lobster was good but the filet mignon was not a good quality of meat, it was gray. My wife had the skirt steak which was very good. They have an nice selection of wines, even though the wine I selected was not available. Ok, now to the service. The waiter that was taking care of our table needs to be more attentive. He took our order and we never saw him again until I asked another waiter to get our waiter so we can receive the check . Normally the waiter comes by once or twice to check on everything and pour wine when your glass is empty, but no, never saw him. The bus boy / assistant did everything."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "Went to our normal go to place for Spanish last Saturday night and since we were just 4 people the wait was over an hour and the noise level was way too loud to have a nice conversation. Pulled out my phone an went to OPEN TABLE and found Adega Grill, got a reservation for 4 for 8:30, drove over and by accidentt found the Aldega free parking lot. YESSS! Restaurant was awesome, decore was nice, service was very attentive and spot on, and the food was really very good if not better than our nomal spot. Sangria was the delish Would highly recommend Aldega Grill from now on. A must go place"
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "I ran almost a hour late - and, the manager kindly accommodated our reservation. The table service was perfect and, the food was really amazing!"
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "This was our first time at Adega grill. We were very impressed by the ambience. The food and service were great! The portions are large and very easily shared. We will be back again."
    Dined on 11/8/2013
  • "Nice meal, Excellent Sangria, Cozy atmosphere, Nice menu selection and Wine list. Service was Very Good. Would definitely go back again. Wish we went there earlier in the game season."
    Dined on 11/6/2013
  • "Went for a special occasion with a very special friend, everything was wonderful!!! Great service and great food!!! Going back next month for a birthday party!"
    Dined on 11/1/2013
  • "I was looking for a nice Portuguese restaurant, and this absolutely fit the bill. The restaurant was not very big, but cozy, and rustic. The food portions were generous, and well-priced for what we ate. the eggplant stuffed with spinach was particularly delicious, even 2 days later. The restaurant allowed for nice conversation, and the wait staff was kind and attentive to our needs. I would highly recommend to anyone looking for a nice place to eat."
    Dined on 10/30/2013
  • "Adega Grill was highly recommended and after dining there, I would agree. Surprised that it was not busier, but it was Monday evening. great food, plentiful portions, and outstanding service!!"
    Dined on 10/14/2013
  • "Great restaurant in the Ironbound! Took my girlfriend here for our one year anniversary. Although the food could have been slightly better, the atmosphere was amazing. They sat us at a table with huge hand carved wooden chairs and golden plates. She loved it and I guess that is all that really matters!"
    Dined on 10/12/2013
  • "Although the food was outstanding we only saw our waiter one time and that was to take the food order...it seems like because it was only my husband and i he focused on the bigger tables the managers were great the rest of the staff was great also"
    Dined on 9/28/2013
  • "Brought a group of clients in for dinner. Needless to say, nobody was hungry the next morning!!!! What a wonderful experience. The apps alone can easily serve as a meal."
    Dined on 9/11/2013
  • "Very attentive and courteous service. Food was good but lobster over-cooked in the seafood with penne pasta dish I selected. Sangria was delicious. Parking lot was hard to find. Although a large sign pointed toward an indoor parking facility, the building itself had a different name on the sign and it was not clear whether you should enter. Fortunately instead I found a parking spot across from the restaurant. On the Monday night that I went there, the restaurant was empty except for another couple. Others opted to dine outdoors."
    Dined on 8/19/2013
  • "This was our 4th time eating at Adega. We had another excellent experience. The grilled seafood platter for two was excellent- more than we could eat. Indoor parking is available right around the corner on Madison."
    Dined on 8/9/2013