Adega Grill

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590 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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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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OT
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I found the food and portion sizes to be excellent. I got the Paella Marinera and my wife got the Chilean Sea Bass. Both meals were cooked to perfection and were delicious. The service was fantastic. We will definitely be dining at Adega again.

PD
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Second time here albeit been a few years.
Excellent food and service.
Having private parking is a nice added touch too

CR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I love the ambiance here, perfect for hosting my graduation party of 8. The food and portion size were ideal, as was the price. The only flaw was one of my guest fish was over grilled but corrected and also the coffee was not hot was another complaint. Other than that, I absolutely loved the sangria, my favorite drink!

MA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

We waited over a half hour for our food and the waiter never came back to ask if we wanted refills on our drinks. Two of us ordered bronzini which was extremely over cooked and dry.
When we inquired about the subpar service we were told it was due to them having a party of 30 to take care of.

LV
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our favorite "go to" restaurant for special occasions. We love Adega Grill!!!

JG
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing food and staff is very friendly!!! Delicious!!

SB
New York Area
72 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Overall, a good experience. The seating at this restaurant is a little narrow and so it makes for a strange kind of ambiance if you are not sitting at one of the more secluded tables. Service was very good as was the food.

MF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service from all of the staff was incredible. Very attentive and friendly. Can't say enough good things. The food was fantastic. Really delicious! Will go back for sure!

K
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Good food and great service - a nice combination. Walking distance to the Pru Center in Newark, this Ferry Street restaurant did not disappoint. It was recommended by a friend and he was spot on. Good food, service and convenient. Multiple options of Chorizo was a treat!

PK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I wasn’t sure what to expect but I was pleasantly surprised. The atmosphere is warm and inviting. The service was outstanding and the food was delicious! Looking forward to returning with friends and family.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Initially were sat at a table in the back, but there was a kid party and our server took the initiative to move us to a quieter location. Food was excellent! A nice discovery. Will definitely return.

m
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply love coming here. Food is authentic and very good. The sangria is delicious and the service is top notch.

MR
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went there for date night w/my husband, such a lovely restaurant. Adolfo was so our waiter, very attentive.

m
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service is awesome and the food is authentic!

JT
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am only in Newark once in a while, but when we go to a show at the Prudential Center we ALWAYS go here! 5 minutes from the venue, yet it couldn't be nicer and just a gorgeous restaurant on the inside. The food is great with a lot of seafood and unique offerings, and a very extensive wine list. Highly recommend it!

H
New York Area
78 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Still the best in the ironbound!

MG
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

High School Reunion at Adega Grill was very nice. Great ambiance and the food is always excellent. Service is also delightful!

W
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Great experience prior to concert. There was a group of 8 of us. We orders sangria and a bunch of appetizers, everything was wonderful

ML
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

love the place Food, Wine Service, Hospitality. Traffic
ran us late arriving, still got out smoothly, no rush to make on time.l

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service as usual. Went with my soon to be wife as that is her favorite restaurant and got the best service so far. Highly recommended

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent overall service and meal. A little pricier than expected

CT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was delicious. Service was attentive and pleasant.

BP
New England
5 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding at all levels. Beautiful paella. Great tres leches cake and a REAL espresso.

TN
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had a great time. The wait staff was very attentive. Friendly, casual, and nice

G
Switzerland
8 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a delicious lunch with a great wine recommended by our waiter. A gem of a restaurant. Attentive and friendly service, well worth a visit to Newark.

DC
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Great service. Great atmosphere. We’ll be back!

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Highly recommended. The waiter was attentive, helpful, and allowed me to choose another table. He made an excellent recommendation regarding food. I never once felt neglected by the staff. The food was superb, from the balsamic infused bruschetta to dessert. The menu had many enticing dishes. There was free parking nearby. This was a slam-dunk - an outstanding restaurant. I look forward to going there again.

KV
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Adega Grill was a great experience! Ambience was super sweet and the waiter wished my father on Father's day. Shrimps in garlic sauce was great and all the seafood was perfectly cooked. Would definitely recommend. A ferry st gem.

JD
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was phenomenal, we arrived 15 minutes early but were seated right away. the waiters had a great sense of humor and were super attentive. The food was extraordinarily delicious! would def go back.

JA
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was great, and the service was even better. The staff was beyond attentive and very friendly. The prices were a little intense, but you get what you pay for. Good size food portions.

RS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

No better place in Newark, great food, incredible service mad for a great meal with family!

CH
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Well oiled machine!

LD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service were impeccable. Decor was dated and dark. On the expensive side

s
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

fantastic food and service. I love been down Neck. The octopus was incredibly fresh and succulent. The portions are immense and I was able to have my lunch later for dinner.

FR
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Dated restaurant, service so-so. The waiter didn’t really care. Food not disappointing, but not extraordinary. Bar was very narrow, but bar staff friendly. Won’t repeat.

WW
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is just simply the freshest and the absolute best!!!

n
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

Three in our party ordered the veal and shrimp entree and the veal was overcooked and tough for all three. We mentioned this to the head waiter and all he said was sometimes you get a cut of veal that is not tender and did not comp our check or offer a free desert of any kind. The menu is typical for this type of restaurant and the other entrees were adequate. We will not return.

OT
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful surprise! This is an amazing place!!

GY
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow ; incredible character and decor, great food and even better wine. Choose the Portuguese red!

EC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The service and food were outstanding. The place is small and a bit crowded (I guess that's a good thing) but they do have a good set up. I had the stuffed salmon with spinach and crabmeat. It was delicious. We went for Mother's Day and it was packed. Definitely make reservations. I do recommend the place and would go again. Every one loved the food they ordered and the sangria was perfectly made.

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