Adega Grill

4.6
777 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.

What 777 people are saying
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipMarthaV
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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BerniV16
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food and drinks were Overpriced and food quality was mediocre.

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BillG
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, friendly staff, great food. The renovations that were completed has turned this restaurant to be the number one place to eat for me.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wasn’t too crowded, there was a nice balance of people and space. We had a table but chose to sit on the bar side. There was a wedding upstairs, the place is so well built the music did not take over the venue, I was impressed. Friendly staff and good drinks.

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foodie19
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Could not taste crabmeat in portabello/crab appetizer-also the waiter was ok leaving the spoon that fell into the sauce for us to deal with; both filet mignon (served with different style potatoes than the menu indicated) and ribeye entrees poor quality of beef; although waiters very pleasant service on the slow side-waited 15 minutes for check after two waiters asked if we wanted it; manhattans good-sangria good

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MichaelM
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The food was good. However, the filet mignon my grandson ordered was over cooked. He ordered it medium and it came medium well. He didn't want to send it back and make a fuss. I thought for the price we paid it should have sent it back. I will not rush back since there are many restaurants that we have gone where a filet mignon is cooked to order. I was disappoint cause my wife is Portuguese and I wanted to bring her to a good Portuguese restaurant.

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YulianaG
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good food, great ambience. Very attentive staff! We would recommend!

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MariaC
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service, the staff were very attentive, friendly and accommodating . The ambiance was beautiful , the place is very clean including the bathroom, feel very safe inside the restaurant.

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Marvin
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The owner, Marco, made sure we were very well taken care off. The food was really good. My wife and your friends had a great night!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Service is on point!

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JohnnyS
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Adega Grill is an excellent choice if you want to enjoy a wonderful dinner. The service is outstanding, the food is delectable and I highly recommend it. Adega Grill is fine dining at it's best!

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time2eat
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Given proximity to EWR and good reputation, we chose to dine here after a day of plane travel. It was wonderful. We Found parking on busy Ferry street, had reservations were seated promptly and everything on the menu looked very appetizing. We ordered drinks which were perfect and had tomahawk for two with broccoli rabe and potatoes. Our favorite part of the meal was the garlic shrimp appetizer that we shared. Spectacular. Outdoor seating looked great too - we highly recommend

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TraceyM
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food delivers each and every time. Service was on par! A great place to go for any occasion!

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LZ2019
Austin
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The food is delicious especially the seafood is fresh.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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HLlanes
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Great place with great food. The service seems to vary depending where you sit. This last time we sat outside and the service was not even close to acceptable. It took a very long time to get the waiters attention and when he left he was gone. We had to wave other waiters down and even go to get the manager to get my credit card back. Love the place but for the price there are other places with much better service nearby. Try Fornos for a great meal and exceptional service.

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Speedy
Miami
29 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

They have an excellant choice of delicious seafood.

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Notchiro
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always.

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ConstanceC
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food3service3ambience5

My son ordered a medium rare steak and it came medium well. He ate it anyway and said it was good but that should NEVER have happened in the first place.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was awesome! The food was amazing.

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DW21
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience4

Honestly a nice place in the Ironbound to grab a drink. But the food? Just no. Everything about it was off and not really good, tasted cheap but the prices were insane. 3/4 of my party didn’t like their food or appetizers and everything was cool/cold when it arrived. My tres leches was still defrosting... overall I didn’t enjoy a single thing I ate. But the wine and margaritas were absolutely 4 stars. I definitely will never eat here again but I’ll drink.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Good. Stuffed Salmon was EXCELLENT!!

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TamaraT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been going to Adega for over 15 years. It is one of my favorite restaurants in the Ironbound. The food is delicious service is impeccable.

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Kmitchell
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The steak was good but the sides was bland and not tasteful

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the service was amazing!

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vipNice1
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This was my second time at this restaurant. First time was my husbands birthday second occasion was for Mother’s Day. Ambiance is very nice. Food is delicious

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to bring a client and enjoy a good bottle of wine. Large selection of import and domestic. Food was awesome with attentive service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and amazing service!!

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pauln
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely interior. The staff was professional and warm. The wine list is wonderful and the menu was very diverse. Their seafood and steak dinners are delicious. Great place to celebrate and or just have a lovely dinner

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Regal2800
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First time here....food and service were very good.

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MarciaH
Atlantic City
15 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorites...food always excellent and the service superb!

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vipFabulousFoodie1969
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Adega is always awesome, the food the service and the atmosphere!!! This place is a gem in Newark!!!

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AlexO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent customer service great food beautiful place

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Sarge
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This place looks renovated. It is chic and a great special place to spend the evening. Food is very fresh and the waiters are attentive. Cozy, tasteful dining area at the bottom of the restaurant. They have an elevator. Thee middle floor has a spacious lovely bar and the top floor is another gorgeous dining area. Highly recommend for special occasions.

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JoeI
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great experience especially under C19 restrictions. Excellent service and food was prepared as ordered.
I was highly recommend to any of my friends or family looking for a night out in the crazy times.

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THORough20
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a delicious meal with friends. Steak, seafood and vegan options among the 3 of us and we all were very satisfied. The sangria was off the hook.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Porterhouse was amazing but lobster and clams were both over cooked and chewy

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LouiseB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Appetizers were excellent - Grilled Pulpo, Shrimp in Garlic, Chorizo on open flame were excellent. Dinners - Filet Mignon w/Almond Sauce, Porterhouse were cooled perfectly. Red Snapper and Stuffed were a bit dry but overall good.

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MarlinC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cant go wrong with this restaurant. The vibe is great food is of quality and the staff is super friendly.

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 777 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.