Adega Grill

4.6
838 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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EVELYNL
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Outstanding food and place. The only reason why i cant give it a five is because we were seated to close to the door and it was too cold everytime someone open the door. They should have a better heating system.

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ErrolG
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food, Great service from wait staff. Attractive restaurant. I would recommend this establishment.

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vipRich
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific dining experience. Food was delicious and plentiful and the service was superb!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food there. I am always amazed

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Happy Birthday Amore Mio.

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ChrisO
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great make over from when I dined there several years ago. Food was delicious and the servers were very accommodating.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Overall good experience. Would recommend to friends and family.

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vipKingskell
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Every dish was outstanding. The upgrades to the decor and bar area are magnificent. Best shrimp and garlic app and grilled Octopus I’ve had and I have eaten both of them in hundreds of restaurants. The service is fabulous . Wait staff very pleasant and attentive . Wine list is very good , not huge , with a stress on the top Spanish and Portuguese wines !
You will not be disappointed!!

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ohmistajay
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, clean and beautiful inside, and the staff was so friendly. I will be back!

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vipMitchS
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We very much enjoyed our dinner. The seafood is fantastic. The renovations are now finished; the bar area is impressive.

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VincentB
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

That was the best meal since a longtime! The place was cozy and warm!

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KashondaC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place was beautiful, the staff was beyond amazing! From the hostess to our server Aldo and every person that came to our table! Food was amazing, me and my friends will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Had Christmas dinner at adega. I haven’t been there since Covid began. Food was great! The place looked great !

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TheresaE
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time going out for Christmas instead of cooking. This will be my go to place for now on for the holidays. Everything about my experience was exceptional.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We had Christmas Dinner out! Great experience! Food was awesome! Baked clams were amazing! I would stick to
the grilled items or the fish. I didn't love the the 2 chicken dishes we ordered-francaise and garlic. Chicken was thick and chewy. The grilled skewers-to die for!! Skirt steak-amazing!

It was a little pricey. The menu prices were written in and were more expensive than what the online menu prices said. I didn't like that.

GREAT staff!

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Kyle
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Service was very slow due to a concert in the area that night

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ECAluvgoodfood
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit after a show at the Prudential Center. One word to describe our experience is "Superb". Staff was knowledgeable and very attentive. Menu was extensive and diverse. Everything we had was excellent. Will definitely be returning.

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Alicats
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Delicious food, good martinis. Long wait for the drinks. Love the free parking.

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LBNJ
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was exceptional and the food & sangria was good. I had stuffed shrimp and the mister had lamb chops.
Also, they have free parking around the corner.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Menu changes along with smaller food portions since renovations have swayed me from give 5stars across the board! Service is always amazing!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Outstanding service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service great menu great sangria, convenient parking

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RobL
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again my entire family was happy with the food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Been coming here since it was just a bar. I have seen it evolve to what it is now. BEST SANGRIA EVER!

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vipWahoo
Richmond
118 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

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Andrew
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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JeffL
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipMooch3c
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

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.

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MahinR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food

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viplibralynn
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great wine list. Food was excellent. Professional wait staff - very attentive! Free parking around the corner. Will be back!

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ToddH
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and friendly staff!

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Missy
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service here amazing. Food even better. Ambiance beautiful

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and service

MC
MariaC
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Birthday celebration

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breyannaa
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience5

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.

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vipCookie
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Too crowded, music too loud, appetizers came out 30 minutes then food 10/15 minutes after. $150+ steak that had a lot of fat and 10oz filet looked like a 6oz. Never again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipScottS
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They never disappoint. Our go to place before Red Bulls game. Highly recommend it. Food and service are the best.

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 838 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.