Adega Grill

4.6
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673 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Portuguese
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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vipNasty
Las Vegas
38 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super service and even better food...lots of it too! Would return again no problem. Nice for a date...somewhat upscale.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Perfect place for a romantic evening. Amazing food, great service, beautiful atmosphere.

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vipEdwardD
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was truly exceptional. Atmosphere extremely attractive and cozy. Lima our server was superb, very friendly and efficient. Food was amazing. Ordered 1 lb Halibut that was the best I ever had. Salmon, Skirt Steak, Filet Mignon all exceptional. Overall service was great. A great dining experience, will definitely go back. You will not be disappointed. We ate as a pre show dinner at Prudential. They were very aware of our need to eat timely to get to the show on time.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The new gem of Ironbound!

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vipAndyB
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal, service and experience. We enjoy more every time we go.

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JR465
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had the Snails and Paella. Both were ready delicious. My son had the veal chops and they were tasty but could have been more tender.

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MARKI
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Staff was really nice very professional love the decor as well

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Mary1332
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The interior was beautiful and very comfortable. The appetizers, entrees, and sangria were delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and great service.

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OpenTable Diner
Coahuila
6 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience5

Service was outstanding!
Quality of food was poor.
Our beef was tough and hard, and the french fries were really potato chips.
Very disappointed & outrageously OVERPRICED!!

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vipDesiree
Philadelphia
125 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food & sangria were fantastic. The service was attentive & impeccable. We also truly enjoyed our desserts. Looking forward to dining here again!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Everything was great except sangria is to expensive for the sizes the jars is to small and they fill have with ice for 30.00

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

It was an overall good experiences with the exception of the slow service.

Nice upscale place. Great vibe. Polite, courteous, professional staff with amazing food.

....BUT, the service was slow. Arrived on the half hour, was promptly seated, then waited 20 minutes for them to ask for drinks and starter.

Overall, spent 1 1/2 there. It should have taken only an hour. THAT said, I do recommend this place and will go back again. There food is incredible and you can "taste the love" in your meal.

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KarenW
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our seating was for 8 and our table was available early which was wonderful. We were eating ahead of attending a concert and our waiter was prompt on all requests without even knowing about our evening's engagements. The food was impeccable and EVERYONE enjoyed their selection! The staff was highly attentive and the restaurant's updates are beautiful.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We arrived at the time of our reservations and were promptly seated. I liked that the restaurant/our table was well lit. The food and drinks were very good. The staff was attentive and friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my stepmoms birthday, great service the waiters are multi linjgual

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Let me start off by saying the service here is phenomenal. The waiters are beyond nice and they’re always available to assist you. You will definitely get your moneys worth here. The cost of each dish on the menu matches the quality and the amount of food you receive. I would definitely recommend this place for a first date, a special occasion, or even for a friends get together.

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CathyC
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food, waiter and service were all EXCELLENT. Put it on your list of places to go!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time there. The restaurant was beautifully decorated and the food was exceptional. We love Portuguese food and have been disappointed with our usual places. Adega Grill is top on our Portuguese restaurant list.

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EricS
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was Fantastic. From the Bar on to the Table. We were treated like Kings!!! On top of that the food was Incredible!!! We were able to pick our steaks from a loin that was being freshly cut while we were there. Everyone at the table (7 of us) were very happy with our choices!

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vipMiyochun
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Unbelievable service from their staff! The pitcher of Red Sangria was delicious! Every dish ordered was loved with plenty left over for the next day. Every table seem to be having a great time whether they were with a group or on a date. The Portuguese bread that the waiter gave us was phenomenal! Ask for it!

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jpo44
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

all of the dishes were amazing including the 4 appetizers. you will not leave there hungry that's for sure.

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vipKathyO
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food is awesome but the tables are very cramped. I was seated next to a vent on the wall and had nowhere to get away from the vent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Excellent food and service

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vipSinclerFranco
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant! Awesome food and atmosphere!

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lifeisgood
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was fantastic - 35th anniversary dinner - perfect!

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larry
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Can't miss with Adega, charming ambiance, great service and of course awesome Portuguese food.
Try the Seafood Platter for 2, you'll be happy!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Went here for the first time and was looking forward to a great meal and experience. From the time I walked in the door it was not pleasant. The hostess was horrible to put it mildly. She had a sour face the whole time, bad attitude, no smiling, and looked as though she did not want to be there. I was friendly and smiled and tried to be pleasant to her so she could loosen up but it was clear she didn't care about her job or just didn't know how to do it. We went when it was not that busy and asked for a more intimate seating option as I requested in my reservation. She was no help. There were tables available to accommodate us but she was not willing to accommodate our request. My husband and I made the best of it. The wait staff was friendly and helpful. We ordered the mixed grill for 2. The portion was good but the chicken was not thoroughly cooked and the steak had too much black pepper. It was very salty as well. We ordered dessert and it was severely overpriced for what you get. I'm on the fence about going back. If we do it will be in a while before we consider this restaurant again. It seemed like they wanted the image of a high class, high priced restaurant but without high class service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, the steak meal was delicious and well done. I would definitely recommend them to my friends and their family.

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AgathaB
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Delicious food. Fantastic Sangria. Great service.

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vipangelop
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Been to Adega Grill a few times and always enjoyed my meals and my time there. This past Saturday night not the same feeling. We were seated quickly and The service was fine but our waiter didn’t seem so warm and friendly. But my overall complaint was the food. Shrimp in Garlic appetizer was outstanding as always, but clams casino was a lump of heavy - almost uncooked crabmeat on clams that were hard to find. Def not a good choice. The Sea Bass special was amazing but I asked for grilled lobster tails that were either not fresh, not grilled , and just not worth it. I’m sorry I didn’t order some of the amazing looking steaks but we’re going to other tables.
I’m very disappointed in our experience.

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KarenS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tableside chorizo was delicious as well as the garlic shrimp for apps. Red sangria was delicious. We enjoyed both types of paella as well as porterhouse steak and the special snapper with lobster ravioli. We indulged in desert and specialty coffees. Portions were generous and loved the ambience and servers were great.

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TaraM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Ambiance is very nice and food was top notch. Highly recommend Adega Grill.

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Freedom
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was Great ! Food was awesome servings are a lot .. but good for Sharing! It’s cute warm and cozy . Staff was great !

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Dorian
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food quality, good service and large portions. You will likely take home leftovers

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DannyF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Portion sizes are huge! The food is very good as well. We ordered king crab legs as an appetizer and seafood pasta with vodka sauce and prime rib steak as our mains. I would say the steak was cooked a little more than the medium rare I ordered, but a still very tasty. The pasta was also a bit overcooked instead of a nice al dente, but again, still tasty. The environment is lively and service was good. Would definitely come back to try other dishes.

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viploveopentable
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We come here every NYE. This is our favorite restaurant. We were a party of 8. Our children come with us.
We had the monk fish special, filet mignon, salmon, surf and turf and more. The shrimp and garlic, and calamari is delicious. The sangria is the best. We are never disappointed here. We had a wonderful table by the fireplace. Food, service, ambiance is all A++++. I can't say enough. We love this restaurant.

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orgieh
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Adega Grill was a delightful dining experience in the heart of the Ironbound section of Newark, NJ. The food was excellent and the portions generous, so there was no need to order an appetizer and a main course for everyone at the table. We settled on three appetizers - shrimp w/garlic sauce, crabmeat stuffed mushrooms and flambed Portugese chorizo. All were delicious. The main courses we chose were the Paella Valenciana and a dish from the specials menu, grilled Branzino. We would gladly choose these dishes again but there were so many wonderful sounding things on the menu that I doubt we would get back to those even after five visits. The service was impeccable too and the wine pour was generous! Also it ended up being very good value as all of the dishes we chose easily fed two people and we still brought home leftovers.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was good. The food was very good. The stuffed salmon was so good. It was a enjoyable meal.

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Adega Grill offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (973) 589-8830.

Adega Grill is rated 4.6 stars by 673 OpenTable diners.

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