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Solar Do Minho
Solar Do Minho

Solar Do Minho Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.solardominhobelleville.com/
  • Email: bethaniac3@aol.com
  • Phone: (973) 844-0500
  • Hours of Operation: Monday - Thursday: 11:30am - 11:00pm
    Friday & Saturday: 11:30am - Midnight
    Sunday: Noon - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Portuguese, Spanish
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Washington Ave.
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Solar Do Minho
Inspired by the ingredients, cooking methods and dishes of our own family table, Solar do Minho’s cuisine embodies the essence of dining in Portugal. A warm and inviting atmosphere, impeccable service and attention to detail are the hallmarks of the Solar do Minho experience. Our talented chefs add a modern, seasonal approach to traditional favorites creating a menu perfectly balanced between rusticity and refinement. Sharing is encouraged so that everyone can savor each dish throughout the culinary journey. Choices include sparkling fresh shellfish and seafood, various preparations of salt-cod, or bacalhau, paelha, Portuguese sausage, hams and wonderful meat dishes. We feature a superb selection of wines from Portugal, Italy and California, carefully selected to complement and enhance the menu. Our full bar serves an array of specialty cocktails and, of course, our famous homemade sangria.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGood for Groups
Diner Reviews
  • "We have been here in the past. Great food always a good pick."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "This restaurant was exceptional all around. Food was fantastic (all went for rodizio and sangria), service was very good, valet parking was a nice bonus. Suitable for any group that likes to eat, just don't wear tight fitting clothing."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Absolutely awesome! Great hidden spot in town:) everyone is super friendly and we always look forward to going there. Also the sangria is amazing!"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Reliable, decent Portuguese food. Calamari is outstanding. Great they offer valet parking."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "One of the best Rodesio restaurant I have ever had."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "the food was great but I was not impressed with the service at all. We were the biggest party in the room I thought we were ignored by the wait staff. We ask for regular water we were given bottled water and charged. the service was extremely slow and we needed to flag down the server if we need anything that is an issue for me."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "My family and I celebrated our dad's 80th birthday at Solar do Minho on Feb. 22 and we were seated downstairs where all the other parties were held. It was a fun atmosphere where everyone was having a great time. The staff was terrific and looks like they were used to all the rowdiness. It was great and I enjoyed celebrating everyone's party. The guitar player was wonderful and we sang to our dad. We loved it. The food was fantastic as usual. I've recommended this place to my friends and we even had a nice ladies night here. I would definitely be back. Oh and having valet parking is a definite plus. That's part of the reason why I come to Solar do Minho often."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Took my mother-in-law for her birthday and she liked the food and this is a person who is very picky when it comes to food"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Food was very good with a nice variety, service was ok, noise level was way too loud with tables too close to each other and parking was horrible even with Valet parking, no room to maneuver around."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "I was looking for a place to meet up with friends and found this place on Yelp! Love their application when in doubt YELP IT!!! the sangria was amazing; i didn't try their appetizers but my friends enjoyed them. I did have a skirt steak which they made to perfection. the staff was very helpful and attentive."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "Food good. Overstayed our "time" Started"flicking lights" Disrespectful. If they needed table tell us politely. Would try again. ."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We drive over an hour each direction just to enjoy this place. Rodizio is the best there is in any restaurant in this area."
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "They have a great Portuguese food and the service was great. The only bad thing I have to say is even though you have a resevation you still need to wait a lot for a table, everything else was great."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "First visit was exceptional, second visit we were put into the loud crowded party room in basement.. Hated it... even when I requested a table for 4 a week in advance in the back room ..not the basement. I took my daughter there and the unruly people were swearing and drunk.. NOT WHAT I WANTED TO SPEND $250.00 FOR. I requested a quiet area. Sorry but not anymore"
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "We had made a reservation for seven to celebrate my older son's and my birthdays. When we called to inquire about bringing wine to enjoy with the meal we were informed they had a policy of not allowing diners to provide their own wine even with a corkage fee. Because they do not allow outside wine we made a reservation at L'Apicio in NYC and had a wonderful meal accompanied by some special wines from our celler. As much as I would have preferred having portuguese food the inability to bring our own wine was the deal breaker."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Excessively expensive for the quality of chosen plates > seafood. If ordering a bottle of wine, make sure you drink it all with your meal otherwise, you will have an unpleasant experience at the end. Will never return to this restaurant."
    Dined on 9/22/2013
  • "This was our 3rd visit in less than 2 months - every time the service and food were excellent Looking forward to going back"
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "All the local Portugueae favorites in an extensive menu. Absolutely superb kids menu with real food - not chicken nuggets/grilled chees/ hamburger fare - but chicken breast and steak options. Fun casual spot to enjoy a meal. Sangria was nice complement and good quality"
    Dined on 10/27/2013
  • "It was ladies night for us and we had a terrific time. One of the best thing about Solar do Minho is the valet parking. We got out of the car and walked in the restaurant. Online reservation was convenient. I will return for a romantic night out with my husband. And my friends and I will be back. I like being seated downstairs or passed the bar."
    Dined on 10/18/2013
  • "Food and Sangria were very good.. Service was good too.. Would definitely recommend this place to my friends and family."
    Dined on 10/13/2013
  • "My wife and I took our younger son here for his 25th birthday. The wonderful meat fest that is Solar do Minho's rodizio is one of the few dining experiences outside our kitchen he enjoys. As with our previous visits (we always make reservations), we were seated quickly and a server came by quickly. We started with the octopus and flaming sausage appetizers, which were excellent. The octopus in particular is the most tender any of us have ever eaten. When we were done, our server brought us new plates and utensils and the meat delivery began. All of it good, but the garlic steak was almost preternaturally tender and flavorful. For a carnivore, it would be hard to find a better place in the NYC metro area."
    Dined on 10/12/2013