Powered By OpenTable: Restaurant Reservations. Right this way.
Restaurant Reservations - Free • Instant • Confirmed
  • Maize Restaurant of Newark

  • Online Reservations

Maize Restaurant of Newark
Maize Restaurant of Newark

Maize Restaurant of Newark Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.maizerestaurant.com/
  • Email: maize_restaurant@yahoo.com
  • Phone: (973) 733-2202
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 5:00pm

    Happy Hour - 3:00pm - 6:30pm

    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00pm

    Sunday: 12:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Portuguese, International, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Marco Abreu
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We can cater any event from office breakfasts, lunches or dinners, private parties, corporate events, weddings,

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Center Street & Mulberry Street
  • Public Transit: Newark Light Rail - NJPAC
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: MAIZE offers HOTEL free parking with validation (although not in conjunction with any NJPAC performance)
A word from Maize Restaurant of Newark
Maize is located on the ground level of the Best Western Robert Treat Hotel. Besides having a laid back atmosphere and serving sumptuous dishes, Maize is decorated in such a way that it can handle any function. A legendary owner and a celebrated Chef ensure an irresistible unique Cuisine. Fresh herbs are produced by a model community-service project that tells the story of revival and hope.
Serving lunch, and dinner, Maize has an elaborate tea menu and extensive wine list, and is open seven days a week. Maize, owned by Livingston, New Jersey resident Wilson De Sousa, has received a rating of "Very Good" from The New York Times and "Three Stars" from The Star-Ledger. Maize has been a filming location for the popular HBO series The Sopranos, and has been featured on NBC's Weekend Today in New York.
Foodspotting photos
See all photos >
Diner Reviews
  • "Food was just fair. The pork chop requested medium was dry. Someone needs to tell the chef that chicken francese is made with lemon. There was no lemon taste at all. The service was horrible. It seemed like they oonly had one waiter for the entire restaurant. When we ffinished are meal the waiter seemed to want to get rid of us....we had to ask for a dessert menu. By the time it finally came 15 minutes later we needed to leave for our concert at NJPAC. I had not been here in a long time and probably won't be returning for a long time."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "A very enjoyable dining experience. On theatre nights, they only show a pricy pre-theatre menu which almost caused us to leave. However, upon inquiring, all of the items on that menu can also be ordered a la carte or even shared. The restaurant should make that clearer at the time the menu is presented. The lamb tenderloin and the garlic shrimp entrees were especially enjoyable and the portions were generous. Mixed drinks were excellent and fairly priced. You won't go wrong dining here."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "A gem in the midst of a lack of good restsursnts within walking distance to NJPAC. Lovely atmosphere and fine food!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "This is still one of the best options before a performance at NJPAC just leave enough time. Park once and walk to the theater. Lunch was totally unrushed because we had planned on 2 hours and it was not the usual mad rush of dinner on a show night. Our waiter was very attentive and especially kind to our 2 year old granddaughter who thought he was her new friend."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Good food, drinks, service and ambiance. Our waiters were particularly nice."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "It started with them having to re-make our drinks, one twice the other FOUR times. Used Stoli instead of Beefeater, re-made it without using ice, then remade it by shaking rather than stirring, etc. The meal....Steak Maize, their specialty, ordered medium rare came out rare, after cooking it to medium the sides were luke warm at best. The other meal, lamb porterhouse ordered medium had one cooked right the other three were well done. The replacement order came out rare, and the lead waiter tried first to convince us that it was medium rare, then tried to explain that to get to medium would likely result in well done. There were no apologies for the results of a ruined evening. Very disappointed as this looked like a more upscale place."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We like the convenience of Maize when we go to NJPAC and the food is always good with choices for all of us. However, the service was very slow even when we told our waiter we wanted to get to the pre-show. We missed it and were rushing to get to the concert on time."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Convienient for dinner prior to NJPAC shows. Otherwise, would not consider."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Maize Restaurant in the Best Western Plus Robert Treat Hotel in Newark is worth every minute you spend there. We were seated promptly upon our arrival at a small table just beyond the bar area that was surprisingly quiet. Water and drink orders were accomplished right after we were seated. A prix fixe menu allowed us to order appetizer, entrée and dessert up front. The Portuguese vegetable soup with chorizo was aromatic, flavorful and nearly a meal in itself. The seasonal greens salad had zip. Lamb medallions with roasted potatoes and asparagus was well prepared. Salmon stuffed with shrimp and scallops was tender and full bodied. Garlic mashed potatoes and seasonal vegetables rounded out the dish. Flourless chocolate cake was exquisite."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We have now been disappointed three times at this restaurant. Each year we say we will give it another try, as it is directly across the street from the NJ PAC. However, this time was by far the worst. We arrived at 6pm and did not get served until 7:30. Another party left to get to the show at 8pm, as they did not want to eat their meal in 15 minutes. Our food, when it arrived, was of such poor quality that we chose not to eat, but rather just paid and left. The waiter isgnored us for a good 20 minutes despite our arm waiving, as I am sure he was embarrassed that we had not been served. Then told us they had a large group in the ballroom and the kitchen could not handle all the business. We have now permanently marked Maize off our list."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "An excellent alternative to the restaurant within NJPAC whose food and service are not up to par. This visit was on a Sunday evening, and the place was almost empty. The service was excellent and the food was delicious and beautifully plated. Our last trip was just before a performance, and they handled the crowd well."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "This place was amazing. The decor is beautiful and very classic. Table setting was extravagant yet simple and classy. We went prior to a show at the prudential center and even thou its a couple blocks from the other places to go it is definitely worth it. We started with spanish mussels which were the best i have ever had in my life. Then i had the Maize Steak(prime rib) which was just amazing. Cooked exactly to my satisfaction. Our waiter was also very good. Attentive and great to interact with. I literally can not think of 1 thing that could have been better. And as expensive as the place looks its really not that bad. Dinner and drinks for 2 came out to just about $90. I will be returning before the Kanye West show on Feb 15th."
    Dined on 1/22/2014
  • "Service fast, attentive and generally excellent. Really enjoyed the house wines. Lovely space and good food. Recommend Maize as a great place to eat when attending events at Prudential Center or the Arts Center. Is a bit pricey, so if funds limited you may want to just check the menu before booking."
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "This was my second time in two months and the first experience was good but this time the food was served cold and had to be sent back to be heated. They did not have a children s menu or Sunday brunch. Prices for lunch was the same as dinner prices not satisfied with the experience. I should not have to pay over $300.00 for lunch"
    Dined on 12/8/2013
  • "Handicapped lift for disabled since steps to enter restaurant. Great food, excellent service, prices a bit high. Everyone there was extremely accommodating and wonderful-- even with a party going on in the main dining area, we really enjoyed our privacy in a smaller room and the noise wasn't bad at all! The décor had a nice warm Mediterranean feel in a cozy atmosphere. Nicely done. Convenience being across street from NJPAC. Tip: Good parking accessibility with Military Garage and the hotel parking. Military gates doors early, had to walk to car ramp down the block to get our car @7:30. If eating late, better to stay at the hotel above ground parking."
    Dined on 11/17/2013
  • "When we booked dinner at Maize we knew it was a Portuguese restaurant and was looking forward to having a great meal. The meal was very up impressive. The seafood was over cooked to the point my wife didn't eat the lobster. My Chilean sea bass was so bland and cooked so poorly it didn't even resemble sea bass. We will not be back."
    Dined on 10/30/2013
  • "Food was prepared well and tasted very good. Staff was very attentive and service was timely. Requested substitutions were made without any problem. Restaurant is directly across the street from NJPAC. We will definitely return."
    Dined on 10/11/2013
  • "You really can't go wrong with the food, service, or ambiance! I come here many times a year and have never been disappointed."
    Dined on 9/16/2013