Adega Grill

4.6
534 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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New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

The restaurant is very cozy with a nice atmosphere. The food was delicious except for the stuffed mushroom which did not taste like crabmeat and the carrot cake which was not like the description of a moist cake, it was dry.

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V
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the place. Decor fabulous, service on point and very friendly. Paella was very tasty and flavorful with a ton of fish. We ordered two of them for three of us and it was way to much. Another person in our party got the angus beef wrapped in foil which was stellar. Tender, garlicky, cooked perfect, wonderful steak. Dessert was good and traditional. Definitely going back.

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OT
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect and priced well! Perfect date night!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Though wasn't welcoming initially, the manager warmed up later realizing that we weren't just any person. His attitude changed for the better afterwards. If I hadn't made reservation before going, I would have been turned away judging from the way I was received. The food was superb. I will definitely go back again.

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J
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was great from the hostess to the servers. The food was amazing!

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AB
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Extremely romantic ambience and grest food. Wil definitely be going again.

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JM
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Initially shared sangria at the bar. Girls behind the bar were friendly, attentive, and frankly stunning. Drinks were good too. Once in the dining room we ordered several apps, entree and desserts, all of which were delicious. Our waiters were great. They did hover, but were always there at the right moments. We were very pleased with everything.

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JK
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. Great food. Best sangria, shrimp & garlic down neck. It is pricey but worth it.

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K
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good restaurant food was excellent service was top notch only notch was that some of the meat was under cooked but was quickly remedied. Would def go back.

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W
New York Area
79 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Pre show dining. Our waiter Luis was beyond terrific! Very kind and attentive! Ordered cod dish which was delicious however we felt it didn’t need bacon as a garnish! Cod is sufficiently salty. We really like this place and hope to return again.

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J
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good restaurant very big portions Paella was amazing.

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c
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great place to eat and relax Sangria was excellent

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L
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

3rd time eating here. The food is great! Very large portions of quality food. Prices are very reasonable. This is our go-to place before concerts at The Rock. Free parking 1/2 a block away.

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PP
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The manager that is on duty on Sundays is far more worse than the one that is on Saturdays.
He does not welcome people, did not provide us the right table and even when we suggested another one (that was close to the fireside) he told us that it was already booked... when we left at 3:30pm the table was still available and no one has been there.

We have only been there on weekends and most of the times on Saturdays. A totally different manager - knows how to welcome, listens and recommends, a totally different (for much better) than the one we had last time.
So, if you are planning a visit during the weekend, avoid the Sundays...

The food is very good and the servants are really great - they really go the extra mile to serve you.

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GA
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and ambience

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J
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, authentic dishes, great wine

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ZP
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Restaurant was busy and loud. But the server was attentive and helpful. We had a delicious Valencia paella and my family had filet mignon.

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MI
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Delicious food, unfortunately the kitchen forgot about us a we were served after many other tables that arrived before us, which being we were going to the Elton John concert caused us to have to scarf down our meals to make the show on time. Manager graciously comped us a round of drinks. Sad since the food was absolutely delicious, would go again thought probably make our reservation even early if going to see someone

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c
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic food & staff. Great dining spot just short walk from Newark Penn station & the Prudential Center.

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CA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Louis, our server was so patient and with great, fun attitude. With six women at the table, ordering can get crazy. Louis helped us choose the best entrees and the right amount of food for us! We had a great time at Adega Grill and got to the concert right on time!

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BE
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Overall very good experience.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The clams casino & stuffed salmon were delicious & fresh.
The pina colatini was also delicious. I had 3 or 4 of them

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Get together with hHigh School friend. Adega Grill never disappoints. Love everything about it!

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JT
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great night. We were seated 10 min earlier than our reservations and waited on immediately. We had the shrimp and scallops as an appetizer as well as the lobster with mushrooms. Both we're fantastic. For an entree I had the grouper special with lobster ravioli and my wife had the porterhouse with crabmeat stuffing. Both we're excellent. Sangria was good as well. Service was great. Our glasses were never empty. We will definitely be back

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Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 5

The waiter was not friendly at all. He didn’t allow the bus boys to answer any of our questions. He lacked professionalism & ability to effectively communicate the differences of all foods. Overall not a place I would recommend to my colleagues based on service.

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JC
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Although the service was good, the lobster tails were overcooked , dry and tasteless. I guess I should have ordered something else. Generally , the entree's were interesting , but overpriced . The wine was very nice , but not worth $60.00 . The decor and ambiance are very nice and the fireplace added to the warm comfortable feeling . As we were the only people left in the place at 10pm, the staff made us feel like we were not that welcome by turning off the fireplace and turning on all the lights before we were done eating . They made it very clear that they wanted us to leave .

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J
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My forth time going to Adega! Absolutely delicious! And excellent service. I will be back!

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TS
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Everything was great. The host was very accommodating.

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EL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Got engaged

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Waitress at this restaurant was rude and very unfriendly... I ordered fish which was very stinky .. I had only one bite and returned all meal... I’ve got sick few hours later ...waitress even didn’t ask any questions what was the reason I didn’t eat ... the manager of this restaurant apologized for everything ... I’ll never recommend this place

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RK
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place, awesome food, great service! Would definitely recommend.

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PM
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best Portuguese restaurant in Newark, with fantastic food and nice staff. The wine list is very complete, with Portuguese wines, but also Americans and Argentinians, and with reasonable prices. We always have a good time there and as Portuguese I really recommend this restaurant.

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S
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

Food was extremely expensive which I dont mind if it's worth it....it wasnt worth it. I am a foodie and love to experience different dishes at any cost. By the conclusion of this night I would have had better ordering taco bell via grubhub .

A 50$ entree with steaks that was way over cooked and a dry lobster. Another entree ,a Porter house steak with a blob of mushy portabella drowned in mozzarella. Everything lacked seasoning ,texture and taste, mixed veggies that made no sense: a bowl of brocolli, califlower,mixed vegetables and random chopped asparagus with a sad side of mushy potatoes euhhhh...to start no parking,bad appetizers, and weak sangria garnished with a staff that's never notices you,I guess bc I wasnt Spanish.
The sole purpose I went there was for the """great" food and the hookah lounge ,they failed to mention that they were under renovations and closed down their lounge ,when I was making reservations for my special evening.
Needless to say ,this 215$ encounter was one to regret. Never again!!!

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J
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

The ambiance, Sangria and service were the best things about it. Maybe it was the menu choices for Valentine's day. Not the normal menu. The food was just ok, not what I expected. I was disappointed.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and the service was great.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time there and will not be the last! Everything was tasty, service was very accommodating. Free parking too. We were seeing a show at the NJPAC and this restaurant was also very convenient to get there. Sangria was yummy!

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B
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious starters, followed by superb rib eye for guys, prawns with a wonderful sauce for me. Service excellent, nice to have a team waiting on you. We’ll be back!

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m
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food. A little pricey though. Nice waiters!

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DR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Cozy restaurant, great service and outstanding food !! I love it

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c
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

My boyfriend and I were celebrating the beginning of our vacation as were flying to Costa Rica the next morning. Upon his return from the restroom, an older waiter spoke to him about the lovely waitresses in the bar area and told him he should return alone at a later date. That ruined the nice meal for me and I made a little scene to let the waiter know that I overheard the conversation and I did not appreciate what he said. I was highly insulted by his rudeness.

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