Adega Grill

4.6
816 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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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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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
11 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
5 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

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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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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.

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DougR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

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.

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ReginaW
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entire experience, food, service, attentiveness of staff, was excellent.

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CarmenV
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place, excellent service and friendly people!

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Magoo
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience. Great service and food. Tuna steak was awesome

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mstbr22
Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience4

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.

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Napoleon
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

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.

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vipStuL18
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food and service in Newark, hands down!
My girlfriend and I are regulars, and we love great food!

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vipScottS
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another fantastic meal before the Red Bull’s game. Service and food were over the top. Highly recommended for game day or any day.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipStuL18
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are weekly diners at Adega! The food and service are unmatched in Newark. Go!!!

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ShakyraD
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant for any occasion. I can't wait to go again!

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TomD
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service

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JohnG
Jacksonville
14 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family and I had a great time celebrating my wife’s birthday. Service was great and the food phenomenal.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places in Newark!! A must go

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DanielleM
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the atmosphere was great

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backfixer
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was excellent as was the service!!

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Foodie
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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BobS
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience4

It sucked tonight, food was served cold

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipMarthaV
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food. Restaurant has beautiful decor. Highly recommend it and will be back!

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 816 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.