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Adega Grill, Newark, NJ
Adega Grill, Newark, NJ
Adega Grill, Newark, NJ
Adega Grill, Newark, NJ
Adega Grill, Newark, NJ

Adega Grill

4.6
4.6
1130 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 19 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Portuguese, Spanish, Mediterranean
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Mon–Sat 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 3:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (973) 589-8830
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Private party contact
    Marco Oliveira: (973) 589-8830
  • Neighborhood
    Newark
  • Cross street
    Between Monroe & Madison
  • Parking details
    FREE PARKING around the corner at 95 madison st
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,130 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Essex

    Best Ambiance

  • Essex

    Hot spot

  • Essex

    Great for fine wines

  • Essex

    Romantic

  • Essex

    Good for special occasions

1,130 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a wonderful experience to have dinner at Adega Grill! We have dinner here whenever we go see a show at NJPAC, Prudential Center. Food is very good, lots of selections, service is top notch.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing and the service was exceptional.

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  3. kirk1971

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I was there on a Saturday evening for a casual business meeting, I had made a small a request when making the reservation for a table that had some privacy and not to noisy. The hostess came through with that and the rest of the evening was perfect. The service was on point, from the Drinks to the food. The staff were very friendly and respectful and catered to all of request. The food was delicious. I couldn't imagine ever having a bad experience there. Highly recommend Adegas. I will definitely be going back.

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  4. ChristinaD

    New York City

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and private, great for a Date night

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic! Excellent food, ambience & service. Made my evening wonderful!

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  6. HL1234

    Atlantic City

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Not the same Adega of old. Service was good and ambiance but food is not the same. Drinks were expensive and food was not what it used to be. Restaurant was empty and it's because of value and quality of the food. Really miss the old Adega..

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    West Palm Beach

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Expensive, but very good I want. Service was awesome. I definitely will go back again.

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  8. NicholeM

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The food had absolutely zero flavor. I never mind spending money on a great meal but this was painful. I had paella and my husband had a ny strip. Both of us were extremely disappointed. I’m not sure where all these great reviews are coming from but very expensive for a very low quality meal. I will say the drinks were very good. Unfortunately, that’s the only positive I could find.

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  9. BritishB

    New York City

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had a great time here for my birthday celebration. Everyone was really nice and the food tasted great!!

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  10. MaryElla

    New York City

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had the paella, the seafood was overcooked. My daughter's Picanha was delicious, as were our appetizers. We had the baked clams with crab and the chorizo. Very good.

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  11. WalterM

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A very pleasant experience, from being greeted at the door, through paying the bill Staff was warm and welcoming, answered all questions. Very professional.

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  12. lor515

    Atlantic City

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a great experience! From start to finish everything was top notch! The staff was friendly and so accommodating! The food was absolutely amazing! We are definitely going back again.

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  13. LisaP

    New York City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very good dinner. Appetizers were delicious- we had the octopus and frog legs and the cheese plate. Dinner was good- I ordered the Branzini it was a bit dry. The overall was great

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  14. TimM

    New York City

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    We had tickets to NJPAC and went for dinner before the symphony. Just as a warning, the menus have prices penciled in and we noticed the prices were almost all double the prices shown online. For example, the Seafood Combo for two is actually $148.00, way more than the online menu price of $75.00. Great restaurant for sure, just serious sticker shock with penciled-in prices on the menu.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful ambiance and service was AMAZING! The food had tons of flavor and they have a lot of options to choose from on the menu. Thank you Adega Grill!

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful location, attentive service, delicious food with nice sized portions.

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  17. LoriV

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is our go to restaurant for special occasions. The atmosphere is warm, romantic European. Adega Grill has three distinctive sections: rustic, classic and contemporary. We prefer the original rustic section, which is decorated in brick work, with grape vines, built in wine cellars and a dark warm glow about the room. The service is excellent, attentive, but never rushed. The varied menu is a delight, with generous portions. It is a high end night out and well worth the visit. A perk is the free parking garage specifically for the restaurant, within walking distance, which is a plus in the bustling city of Newark, NJ.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best restaurant in Newark. Absolutely fantastic. Love Adega

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved it! Food, service and ambiance was on point. Just bring my food on time next time I come in lol 😂 I honestly love this restaurant!

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  20. ANATASEIAR

    New York City

    55 reviews

    4.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice place, great food and drinks. Beautiful inside

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  21. CruzBeauty

    New York City

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food , great service, a spot by the fireplace. Perfect date night out.

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  22. Blessedfa

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Enjoyed good food and drinks in an intimate atmosphere.

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  23. EricO

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience. Fine food, cozy and classy. A bit pricey but worth every dollar. I would recommend it to everybody.

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  24. OliverE

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience, best Portuguese restaurant in NJ

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  25. Guerlija

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We celebrated my sister's birthday there. The ambience was very nice. From the minute we entered the restaurant everyone was very welcoming. Our waiters were wonderful and the food was great. I will definitely visit again.

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  26. DonnaG

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful atmosphere Amazing food Fabulous attetive staff Romantic or gd for group Highly recommend

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our 2nd time dining there. Everything was excellent. We had the coal grilled T-bone and the grilled snapper with shrimps and scallops. The T-bone was perfectly grilled, medium-rare, was a very tender cut and the portion was generous with sides of potatoes, rice, veggies, grilled pepper and onion rings (the only one that wasn't up to par). If ordering the T-bone, skip the appetizer. The grilled snapper was also super tasty, perfectly cut. A nice portion but more on the regular size side. Previously, we had the ribeye and the flank steak, they were also very good but the T-Bone surprisingly is the star there. Service was excellent. 3 of us, no appetizers, 2 T-bones, 1 snapper, sodas and iced tea: tab was a reasonable $160 with taxes.

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  28. ThorS

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    this is one of my very few favorite restaurants in Newark. Atmosphere, service and food is unbeatable. Secluded in the restaurant/grill area, at a high top in the bar style grill restaurant or at the galley bar restaurant. Bar none the best place to enjoy a drink or great food.

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  29. Hungryh

    New York City

    114 reviews

    5.0

    114 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was incredible. We have eaten here many times and the service and food never disappoint. We will be back

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time customer. Won’t be the last. Wonderful food and service in a beautiful setting.

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  31. LouS

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food, ambiance, and service were stellar! Will return!!

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  32. SusanLa

    New York City

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dinner was fabulous!!! And our waiter steered us in the right direction with our orders. Place and ambience are perfect, will definitely go back again!!!!

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  33. BillF

    Atlantic City

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Peahea Valencia was fantastic as well as the salted cod. I would highly recommend each of these dishes. The salted cod does have more bones in it than some people might like but it was not a problem for myself or the other person that ordered it at the table. Take advantage of the wine list as well it is extensive and offers a nice selection of Portuguese wines as well as wine options from the US, Spain, Italy.

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  34. MartinB

    New York City

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Was our first time there and everything was great! We will certainly be back.

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  35. BirthdayMahm

    London

    24 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    My/Our reservation was not how Adega Grill use to be. The first basket of bread was very old. Too tough to eat. We asked for more bread and the second one was better. I ordered the cod. Everything at our table was too Salty for everyone. Our experience was bad. It was a very windy rainy night 5 tables of people and they sat us all together. The table next to us were definitely loud and sounded drunk. I think the waiters wanted less steps to serve the five tables in the restaurant. Needless to say Adega Grill was not up to any of our expectations. You use to be my favorite place and food …but not anymore. It was a very large bill for me to pay and was not worth it at all. You have declined w/ service and taste of food . We also asked for our potatoes to be heated and the waiter said no at first and he would have to ask the chef in the back. We will not be back.

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  36. RahmeenahS

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The restaurant is beautiful, but the food is bland and overcooked. A bit pricey based on the quality of the food.

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  37. RichG

    Naples

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first time at the Adega Grill. We certainly were not disappointed. The restaurant, itself, is very inviting and so are the attentive staff. Our meals were delicious. The portions are huge. An added convenience is the free parking around the corner from the restaurant. We are looking forward to our next meal at the Adega Grill.

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  38. AshleyF

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good, would definitely recommend and go back there, everything was perfect

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    New Jersey

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Adega exceeds expectations in every way possible! The quality of every single thing we tasted is amazing, we couldn’t get enough! The portions are surprisingly huge as well. We got the king crab legs and American fillet mingon and we barely managed to eat everything ☺️ Do not miss the sangria pitchers as well!

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  40. Hungryh

    New York City

    114 reviews

    5.0

    114 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was delicious as always. Marco was personable and friendly. Staff was excellent as usual. They make you feel comfortable Been eating here for years and it is always excellent.

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FAQs

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

Adega Grill is rated 4.6 stars by 1130 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 19 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Adega Grill

130-132 Ferry St., Newark, NJ 07105

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Between Monroe & Madison
  • Neighborhood
    Newark
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Mon–Sat 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 3:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Portuguese, Spanish, Mediterranean
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    FREE PARKING around the corner at 95 madison st
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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