My guest and I truly enjoyed
My guest and I truly enjoyed this restaurant. We will be going back real soon.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Excellent restaurant, Steaks and Paella were very good. Service was extremely attentive and the ambiance was almost perfect. A little loud for my taste, but it was a busy Saturday night. Prices are not outrageous.. Highly recommend the Sangria.. the whole table loved it.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Adega is old-world classy
Adega is old-world classy in the heart of Newark. LOL
Love their table-side presentations and their food is wonderful and authentic.
Portions are huge, and their paella is truly authentic!
3/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
So delicious, completely stuffed!
My family and I went here after an epic NY Red Bull (MLS soccer)game. Beautiful restaurant and wonderful staff. We arrived hungry and shared the garlic shrimp, calamari and chorizo - all excellent! Most of us ordered seafood entrees - sea bass, red snapper, shrimp - all superbly cooked. One of us ordered the special valencia paella (all with all sorts of mixed meats and seafood, including lobster!) - he could barely put a dent in it. All our food was quite excellent and delicious, but our portions were so sizable that we all took home half our meals. Highly recommend, but suggest you split some of the entrees family-style! Great time!
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Quiet Night, Amazing Food...
There were 4 of us there on a Tuesday night. From 6:30 until 9:30, I saw 8 people eat in the restaurant (and that's including the 4 of us). The place was, obviously, very quiet. The bar, however, was a completely different story and was full the entire time.
Everything was great. The chourico flambe'd at the table, shrimp in garlic, salad, skirt steaks, fish dish, flan, tres leches, beer/cocktails - all tasted great. Service was really good, kind of figured it would be with the entire wait staff all to ourselves.
Would definitely recommend - actually can't imagine there being another Portuguese restaurant in the area that could provide more.
5/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great taste from Portugal
We have been to this restaurants many times. Food is excellent and the decor is beautiful. Our family loves it. You will leave with a smile.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
I casually mentioned wanting to try more Portuguese food in the area & was advised by a co-worker to try the Ferry Street area in Newark.
As I had an event Friday night at NJPAC, I chose to make reservations for that night before the show.
I selected Adega Grill as there were a number of good reviews online, but they didn't come near my experience.
The staff was gracious & attentive and very helpful when choosing entrees & wine.
I had a monkfish stew that was absolutely delicious!
The crab stuffed mushrooms were also a treat.
I finished with flan & a 20 yr tawny port.
I've travelled to Portugal before (and just love it), so I wanted an authentic experience -- and I was not disappointed.
There's also free parking right around the corner.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best service we have had anywhere
Best service we have had anywhere in years. The chorizo they flame at your tableside is incredible. Huge portion of Paella and the suckling pig and veal chops were great. Ambience is superb as you feel like in a wine cave. Will go back soon
6/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Doesn't Get Any Better!
The food just gets better and better here. I will recommend this to friends and family. Very accommodating staff also!
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Responsive service and great steak
We had a reservation for 6pm, and then had a delay and had to shift to 6:30 - no problem. Then we arrived and (worriedly) told the staff that we had to be out of the restaurant by 7:45 - a scant 1:15 for a nice dinner - no problem. The wait staff ensured that the pace of dinner was such that we were easily able to leave on time and that we weren't rushed. I had the steak and alaskan king crab legs, my friends had the prime rib and the garlic chicken. The steak was cooked perfectly for me (a bit more rare than normal medium rare, but I like it that way), I particularly liked the roasted potatoes and the broccoli. For me the only weak area was the alaskan king crab legs - just ok.
I regret not trying the flaming chorizo.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
A notch above the typical Ironbound
We discovered Adega Grill a few years ago and have consistently found it a notch above the typical Ironbound restaurants. The quality of the seafood is excellent and their style is superior to most of the others in Newark. In the winter, they have a lovely fireplace that burns through the evening which adds to the ambiance. A real winner!
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
My fiancé' and I were told about Adega Grill by a friend and were extremely happy with the entire experience! The bar had delicious drinks and extremely friendly staff. The restaurant was romantic and the service by the entire wait staff was impeccable. The food was amazing and came in huge portions! We even had questions about possibly having our rehearsal dinner there. The manager Marco took us on a tour if the banquet room and lounge area which both exceeded our expectations! We will definitely be visiting Adega Grill again! We loved it!!!
6/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Won't leave hungry
Having been craving Ironbound Portuguese for years, Adega Grill did not disappoint. Competent, attentive service, combined with tremendous portions and well cooked, flavorful food, at very reasonable prices. A good wine list and good sangria to boot!
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
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.
8/8/2013 5:00:00 PM
Night out with the fellas
For a good night out with the fellas. Wait service was great. Food was very good and you never had to wait for a drink
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
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.
8/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
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.
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Adega is one of my favorite
Adega is one of my favorite places to eat. Service is excellent and the food is amazing!! Great place for a romantic dinner, an intimate setting with friends but I would not recommend the little ones.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Early dinner before Red Bulls game. Excellent service, not rushing. Three of us are a variety and all agreed it was excellent. Very large portions. Only problem was we could not take leftovers with the game after. Would go back anytime. Far superior to others we have tried in Iron Bound. Bravo!
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
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!
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
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!!
10/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
A wonderful little find
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.
10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
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!
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
Nice spot before a Red Bull game
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.
11/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
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.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
I ran almost a hour late -
I ran almost a hour late - and, the manager kindly accommodated our reservation.
The table service was perfect and, the food was really amazing!
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Second choice but now #1
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
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
I have been to a number of
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).
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
went there for thanksgiving...food was great as was the service. my family and I loved it!
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Went here with a party of
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
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
The best Paella
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.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM