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About Adega Grill

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.

130-132 Ferry St.
Newark, NJ 07105
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Portuguese, Spanish, Mediterranean

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm;

Dinner: Sunday: 12:00pm - 10:00pm,

Monday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm,

Friday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
Between Monroe & Madison

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(973) 589-8830

Website:
http://www.adegagrill.com/

Parking Details:
FREE PARKING around the corner at 95 madison st

Additional:
Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Adega Grill Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (21)
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Good for Birthdays (9)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Business Meals (8)
Good for Groups (8)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Hot Spot (6)
Tapas (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Fun (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

When our original New Years Eve plans got scuttled we scrambled to find a comparable reservation and were very lucky to land one at Adega Grill.

We had a great experience here. The wait staff were very friendly and attentive. The food was excellent and I would go so far to say that this is my new favorite restaurant in the Ironbound.

Tags: Tapas, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Great service and food, good value for money especially if you enjoy seafood!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

This is our favorite restaurant in NJ. The food is superb. We come several times a year
but every NYE for the last 12 years. The paella is excellent. The chilean sea bass is
great. The service is excellent.

Tags: Cozy, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The ambiance was spectacular, appearing like a wine cellar with vines, reminiscent of an inn in Europe. The appetizers we had were to die for. The paella was amazingly authentic. And the sangria was out of this world. Service was very attentive and terribly friendly. Two thumbs up.

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The best was ambiance and service.Disappointed with the food.
I've had lunch in the bar side of this establishment and the food was much better.
May be just a bad night.Pricey, but when food is good and the overall experience is above average price becomes secondary in my opinion.

Tags: Quick Bite
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

I’ve been going to Adega for years and it never disappoints! The food is always on point and the service for the most part is good!

Tags: Business Meals, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 26, 2017

This restaurant is always packed. This was my second trip to Adega Grill and the experience was the same. Very crowded hard to get a table without a reservation. I made my reservation as far in advance as possible on open table. Still had to wait 20 minutes before being seated. Food is very good. Their chorizo is the best I’ve ever had. Red sangria was delicious. Servers constantly refilling our glasses without us having to ask!! Food is delicious. Make sure you specify which dish you want. The both times I went someone got the wrong meal! The decor is beautiful. Very impressive for a first date or anniversary!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Fabulous food. Everyone loved their entree which doesn't always happen.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 21, 2017

I've eaten here a couple of times for a business lunch and now for dinner. Food is always good with an large menu of great choices. Service is excellent. Price is fair for the portions provided. I would return without hesitation.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on December 20, 2017

A+++++ The place is 5 stars and very beautiful. I would highly recommend this

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 13, 2017

The food was great, the portions are huge so two people could easily split the seafood paella, which I ordered. My husband had the hake and said it was also very delicious. The wine and drinks were also nice, my husband had a negroni and I had a red wine.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 5, 2017

The food was great and the wait staff was very attentive. I would definitely visit again.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Excellent Dinner! We dined at Adega Grill prior to the Garth Brooks concert at the Prudential Center. The restaurant was an easy walk to the Prudential Center. We were so very happy we chose this restaurant - the food was absolutely delicious, the servings were generous, there were good $40 wine bottles, the service was attentive. The restaurant was beautiful, but packed tight - more like an NYC restaurant.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 2, 2017

What a great restaurant. Food was phenomenal. Tremendous service. Great value. I live 2 HRs a way and will go back.

Tags: Organic, Hot Spot, Paleo Friendly, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Tapas, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Great ambiance combined with excellent food! Excellent wine selection

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 24, 2017

We enjoyed the place very greatly. Beautiful ambiance and good food.

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

My daughter & i were in Newark for a NYC sightseeing vacation. I made reservations there for Thanksgiving since most places were closed that day. I was a little nervous since neither of us had ever eaten Portuguese food. However, my fears were put to rest as soon as we entered the restaurant. The service was 5 star. The food was 5 star. It was easy to get from our hotel 8 minutes away. And we parked on the street a few steps from the restaurant although they have a dedicated parking garage down the block. If you're looking for something, this is place!

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

The best,fresh seafood experience my wife and I have had in a long time.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Just found the place looking for a dining option before attending the NJPAC for a concert.
It was absolutely a marvelous dining experience from start to finish.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Very enjoyable. Food delicious, many choices, portions large. Free parking on Madison Street.

Tags: Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

There were four of us for dinner. Food was good, everyone liked their dinners, especially the filet. Appetizers of garlic shrimp and the clams were delicious. The downside was the haphazard service. Alternately rushed and not around, the wait staff didn’t seem to realize how to serve and clear. I don’t have a problem with reaching across when necessary but we were all easily accessible to the waiters and yet the plates were delivered slapdash. Too bad. This could be a cool authentic place for a good dinner. We wouldn’t return; rather try other options on Ferry St.

Tags: Casual, Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 18, 2017

The food is very good. Service was good and I especially liked the sangria.
ordered a chicken dish in a tomato sauce with red peppers and my wife ordered Paella. Both were delicious.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Awesome place good food and service was superb
Everything was great

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

service, food and ambiance were spot on. paella and red snapper were both served perfectly cooked, seasoned very well and in large portions suitable for a second meal. this has now become my go-to portuguese restaurant in newark.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Excellent food and in the area of the Prudential Center. We will definitely be back!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 1, 2017

We we're in Newark at the Ironhound Rec Boxing Academy for a Paint for Ponk event and needed a restaurant for my birthday. I saw a friend post pics of a huge shellfish platter from this place so we tried it. It did not disappoint. Upon her recommendation, 4 of us shared the shellfish platter for 2 (Parilhada de Marisco) at $58.95. It came with lobster, lobster tails, prawns, jumbo shrimp, king crab legs, clams, New Zealand mussels and scallops, served with saffron rice. It was like paella only nothing was dry the way paella can be. The saffron rice was at the bottom, full of flavor, and the huge pieces of shellfish were piled on top, each juicy and flavorful. I'd come back just for this dish. Along side the platter came a large portion of crispy potato chips. They seemed more air popped, void of salt but also of flavor. I prefer the traditional kind. Go big or go home. We also had escargot in green sauce. Thr escargot were large, plump and equally delicious. We also had a dish of shrimp in garlic sauce which almost seemed like it was cooked with those spicy and tangy yellow banana peppers, although I didn't see any in the dish. It had so much more flavor than the typical shrimp and garlic sauce you get at typical Spanish restaurants. The only down side was the sangria. It tasted a bit like Hawaiian Punch, with not much fruit floating in it. I'm not sure if there was any alcohol in it either. But the food was so good, I pushed aside my unworthy sangria and focused on the food. I'd highly recommend this restaurant and can't wait to return.

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Never heard of Gormett Portuguese food, so we went for it.
Nice place, good service, but we prefer restaurants with less fanfare.
The food may not come out so beautifully decorated but it sure does taste good.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

We usually love adega and took our family this time! Sangria was good! Mushroom topped with crabmeat was decent! The churro I flambé was cooked too long and it was so dry we hardly ate it. Our shrimp and garlic had no sauce (which is one of my favorite things to dip my bread into) shish kabob meat was a little tough! And the swordfish was cooked a little too much! We did not have dessert and our bill was $230 go 2 adults and my 11 year old daughter.. not worth it this time:(

Tags: Good for a Date, Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Perfect! The food, ambiance, service and noise level were perfect for a lunch biz meeting. The portions are huge! I look forward to dining again, next time for dinner.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Nice food. Portions were large. Good place to visit

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 12, 2017

Amazing restaurant! Found it by accident and now we will go back whenever we are in the area! Food was top notch. Great seafood menu, tons of options, and all were good that we ate. I highly recommend it.

Tags: Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 11, 2017

AMAZING Meal! This was the first time I was here and brought five of my friends and we all had the best experience. The service was great - the wine was awesome and the food was AMAZING! I would highly suggest the Seafood for Two...and do not let the price deter you...it was worth EVERY penny and some and could easily feed three or four. We all had great meals and cannot wait to go back!

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 11, 2017

Food was delicious. Portions are HUGE....might look at appetizers vs entrees next time. But will def come back.

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vip
 (Atlantic City)·Dined on September 11, 2017

First time at restaurant. Loved food and service and decor. Great selection of entrees and entrees and dessert.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fun, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 11, 2017

My friends and I were attending a concert at The Prudential Center, which makes this restaurant several minutes away. They offer free parking one block away which is convenient as there is limited parking on the street. The staff was attentive and meals were well timed, no long periods in between courses. We split the stuffed Portobello mushroom with crabmeat appetizer which was delicious. I I had the grilled salmon which was cooked perfectly and the portion were quite adequate. The area we sat was in the alcove which lent to having a private conversation with friends. I will most likely attend again even if I am not attending an event at the Prudential Center.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Romantic
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·Dined on September 10, 2017

I loved the Adega Grill the food is awesome and i would happily reccomend this establishment.

Tags: Scenic View, Seasonal, Sunday Lunch, Late-night Find, Bar Seating, Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Business Meals, Live Music, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 2, 2017

The service was outstanding. The Sangria was excellent. The portions are very large . The octopus appetizer was amazing and split between the two of us but could easily have been split among four. The Paella for one and the Veal chop were excellent the portions were large and we took much of it home. I look forward to having an excuse to be in Newark so I can go back.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Get together with friends before USA men's soccer game at Red Bull's stadium. Great food, service, ambience, etc. very accommodating!

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·Dined on September 1, 2017

Went for dinner before the usmnt World Cup qualifier v. Costa Rica at Red Bull stadium.

Cool vibe, excellent, attentive, friendly service.

BUT the food disappointed. Had the halibut special. It was overlooked, dry and tasteless. Also very expensive.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Another great meal. Delicious food and drink. This is a must go to in Newark.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine
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