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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.
Newark, NJ 07105
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
Between Monroe & Madison
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
FREE PARKING around the corner at 95 madison st
Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Adega Grill Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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:(
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!
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.
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.
My husband and I, as well as all the friends we have dined here with, just love the seafood platter for two. It is so huge that it will not fit on the table. Rather, a side table is set up for you to serve yourself from. It is loaded with lobster, scallops, shrimp clams and mussels and everything is beautifully prepared and delicious. At $65 for two, it is a great value. Pair it with some of the house sangria and you have a very good meal at a very good price.
Went with 2 other couples. When we walked in hostess made us feel very welcome. There is outdoir dining we chose to eat inside. Very comforable seating & condusive to conversation. Very generous portions & great value. The paella could have feed 3 easily. I ordered chicken in garlic tasty but swimming in the sauce way to much but they did come table side to remove some. The lamb chops were delicious & a very large porton. My husband ordered a veal chop very tasty but not a 1st cut veal chop. Came with a huge overdone prawn. Each dish is accompanied by a side of delicious crispy potato Portuguese specialty & rice & vegetable medley. Appetizers were all big enough for sharing.
We were all way to full for dessert. They packd up the leftovers of course. Forgot to mention we orderd 2 pitchers of sangria. All in all very pleasant evening.
The restaurant was great but the place that allows free parking was awful. The attendant couldn't find our car keys and then we came to find that he placed them under the windshield wiper on the front of the car. He was nasty when he couldn't find our keys. Would rather pay to park than experience that again.
Went for father's day, service was terrible, took 45 minutes for someone to clear the table after dinner left no time for desert. On top of that they added a 20% tip to a bill for 5 people, I would not have given over 10%, hate getting billed for poor service. Avoid holidays and busy times.
Staff was unfriendly, A d the meal was mediocre. I had steak and lobster. My steak was over cooked and tasteless. Lobster was hard and without any seasoning. My son had shrimp which was overly breaded. We left rather hungry and consumed less than a quarter of our meal. Very disappointed.
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