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.
Once again my entire family was happy with the food and service.
This is one of the Portuguese oriented restaurants in the heart of the Portuguese section of downtown Newark. Lots of waiters around but they seemed to be indifferent to the clientele; despite the restaurant being half empty late on a Sunday evening, it took awhile to get our drink & food orders. We had a seafood paella, which was quite good, & a shrimp recheado (some of the shrimp were slightly overcooked). Portions are very large but so are the entree prices. Nice atmosphere and worth a try.
Exceptional experience, I hadn't been here is years. Probably the most perfect service staff ever, from top to bottom. Super responsive and caring to every need. Will be back for sure. Food is exceptional also.
From the front door to the seats, to the rest room this establishment is first class. The food was presented well, by a more than competent wait staff, but most of all it had incredible flavor. Perfectly seasoned and cooked to perfection is not easy when you have delicate seafood, and cuts of meat that require specific attention, these folks provide that special attention. If your palate insists on premium spirits, you will also have top shelf bourbon, scotch, cognac and more to choose from.
You will not be disappointed with your experience at Adega Grill.
The food was quite good. Our table received poor quality service, no refills of water glasses, slow to respond. Server repeatedly walked by our table without checking in; it was a challenge to flag him down. Appetizers came out at all different times. Inventive desserts, good wine list, creative main courses. Very clean.
Great service and great food
Great wine list. Food was excellent. Professional wait staff - very attentive! Free parking around the corner. Will be back!
Excellent food and great service. Free parking up the street is very handy in that part of Newark. Cost is a little high but worth it.
Great food and friendly staff!
The service here amazing. Food even better. Ambiance beautiful
Great ambience and service. Food was delicious and portions were quite generous. Great wine list/mixed drinks as well. Would highly recommend and look forward to going back.
Great food and service
The first time I ever came here with my mom we had an overall great experience! The inside of the resturant is so warm decorated with fireplaces. The food and presentation was amazing and the staff was always so nice.
I dont know what happened last night but for me and my boyfriends anniversary I decided to take him here and i was extrememly upset with the poor experience right from the start. They sit us down and we get menus but no drink menus?After waiting a while (no one came to the table yet at all) i had to ask a random waitor for a drink menu. Then after waiting even more time our waitor finally comes over doesnt even greet us, himself or anything just comes to the table, standing there with his pen and paper looking at us... We put in our drinks but I was so upset I had to get up and leave. To pay all that money for an experience like that was not the kind of date night I wanted to have.
We went for my husband birthday and I must say I’m happy with my choice. The food was great. we are seafood lover so there was plenty of options for us, portion was good. Overall no complaint!
They never disappoint. Our go to place before Red Bulls game. Highly recommend it. Food and service are the best.
Great food, wholesome ingredients, great service. Good drink recommendations by wait staff. Sidewalk seating was a bit noisy, but to be expected on a busy Newark street. Inside atmosphere appeared to be more elegant and subdued. Would return without hesitation.
The entire experience, food, service, attentiveness of staff, was excellent.
I love this place, excellent service and friendly people!
Awesome experience. Great service and food. Tuna steak was awesome
The service and ambience were great. But the food was just not worth it in my opinion. Me and my wife got the kebab for two, which cost 78 dollars. When I spend that much money on food, I expect a very high-quality meal, and this was not the case for us. The steak was quite dry and hard, lacked flavour. The chicken and sausage were okay. The rice was very simple and very little for a 78 dollar plate for two. Really not worth the money. We went there to celebrate our two year anniversary, and we were pretty disappointed. I expected much better from the reviews I read.
Nice environment. However, wait time was extremely long though the place wasn’t full. Waiters paid attention to colored (light skinned) people and ignored us most of the time. This always happens to me anytime I go there. The bread (rolls) too was very hard and cold. It tasted and felt like a three-day old bread (roll). Other than that, everything was nice.
Best food and service in Newark, hands down!
My girlfriend and I are regulars, and we love great food!
Another fantastic meal before the Red Bull’s game. Service and food were over the top. Highly recommended for game day or any day.
Treated my Dad for a birthday dinner. Everyone was very courteous and made us feel quite welcome. The food was delicious, worth the 1 hr drive to Newark and the price of the meal. Dessert was just as enjoyable. Not our first time there, but every time is a great experience!
We are weekly diners at Adega! The food and service are unmatched in Newark. Go!!!
Beautiful restaurant for any occasion. I can't wait to go again!
Excellent food and service
Excellent place for Entertaining Business Clients with impeccable Food from Seafood to Steaks!
The specials are always excellent.
I have entertained multiple clients here.
We will be back!
I had a wonderful experience. The staff was attentive and proactively gave suggestions. Food came with a smile. The only gripe is the length of time it took for someone to get back to us at certain points during the meal. I love this place!
My family and I had a great time celebrating my wife’s birthday. Service was great and the food phenomenal.
One of my favorite places in Newark!! A must go
The food was amazing and the atmosphere was great
I haven't been here in a couple of years. They have added to the size of the restaurant and everything from drinks to food was superb
Food was excellent as was the service!!
Service was wonderful, food delicious and big portions fyi (ask before ordering too many apps for 2 :) We didn't feel rushed which is a big plus in our book!
It sucked tonight, food was served cold
I love this place, it’s always a great time. Fresh food & fine dining. Always sit outdoors, it’s the best. The service isn’t slow, it’s the experience. Sit back & enjoy your surroundings peaceful.
Excellent service and food. Restaurant has beautiful decor. Highly recommend it and will be back!
The food was excellent, and all servers were VERY attentive! The serving sizes are quite large and many are large enough to be shared (e.g. the paelha. We ordered 2, but accidentally only 1 was brought and it was a blessing in disguise -- we shared & even had leftovers!). Desserts are also excellent. Restrooms are very clean.
Adega Grill offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (973) 589-8830.
Adega Grill is rated 4.7 stars by 815 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.