Allegro Seafood Grill

4.3
211 Reviews
$30 and under
Portuguese
NO RESERVATIONS FOR OUTSIDE PATIO

Located in the IronBound section of Newark NJ, Allegro Seafood Grill offers a variety of fresh seafood and authentic portuguese cuisine. The food is made fresh to order and has a beautiful selection of signature dishes. Allegro Seafood Grill offers a full service bar which is open late. Call to inquire about catering and private parties. Patio tables are on a first come, first serve basis. We cannot guarantee you a patio table if you make an online reservation.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
What 211 people are saying
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MaryL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service from beginning to end was exceptional. Our dinners were prepared meticulously and were delicious. Husbands had Filet Mignon and wives had seafood. All were excellent. Will return to this restaurant soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service from the host was amazing. My date and I had a blast. Looking forward to dine out soon

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Jerseyxo
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience2

The waitress was very rude and had a lot of attitude. When I asked for more napkins she replied with “again”. Definitely not coming back, also way to many lights didn’t feel like a cozy upscale restaurant more like a pub.

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vipLeylaN
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious fresh seafood. Clams were amazing. Can't wait to go back again.

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Crystal
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place great food. A little pricey but worth every penny. Oh and the service was spectacular

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

It was our first time there. The food was good, the service was a little off. As the restaurant got busier the service was lacking. My husband ordered a coke and asked a second time. It came when he was halfway through his meal. The sangria was delicious.

There was a couple that entered and the man did not wear a mask and he was very loud and obnoxious. He was blocking the door as my husband and I were leaving. I’m sure it wasn’t the norm but I did feel uncomfortable with the situation.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Fish was dry and service was not as friendly as would be expected for the price

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vipThomasN
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

This is the first Open Table restaurant we really didn’t like. The wait staff stood behind a counter just steps from our table and talked to each other throughout our entire time there. Although the restaurant was virtually empty (we went at an off hour) we were told we could not have a window seat because they were for parties of 4. During our entire visit, not a single party of 4 came in. We ordered a diet soda and were told they don’t carry diet soda. What restaurant today doesn’t offer diet soda? In a city with many options for Portuguese and Spanish food, the food was passable - nothing special. The server was just “getting the job done” and not engaged at all. To it’s credit, the restaurant was beautiful and the bathrooms impeccably clean. With so many other great options in Newark, we won’t be back.

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vipDJ07
Indiana
27 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and Great service!!!!

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Desi
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were greeted immediately and seated. The staff was great. Sangria excellent,, and of course the food was delicious. Would definitely return when in the area.

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MariaA
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was pleasantly surprised with the squid appetizer. I initially did not like to order but Im glad we did. Maybe the restaurant can have a sample dish in a small plate for new customers, like a taste test. Overall I like it and will be back on my mom's 78th bday in the next couple of weeks.

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vipTracyD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was excellent. We started with mussels in a cream mustard sauce that were outstanding. The lamb and salmon entrees were very tasty and dessert was the perfect ending.

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AnnM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night out for a couples date and the food was great with lots of choices and reasonable prices.

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ANATASEIAR
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Carlos our waiter for the evening was so nice friendly and professional.
It was our first time there lovely place and great food.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Food was good. Sangria was watery

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Large portions, tasty shrimp with garlic and paella. 5:15 pm dinner so very empty.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Portuguese food. Staff very courteous. Leave room for dessert

Allegro Seafood Grill
Responded on January 21, 2020

Thank you very much for your business and your positive feedback. Hope you come back soon!

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bigal
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great selection of foods and great service.

Allegro Seafood Grill
Responded on January 21, 2020

Thank you very much for dining at Allegro and for taking the time to leave your positive feedback. I hope you come back soon, BigAl.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING!!!!!

Allegro Seafood Grill
Responded on January 21, 2020

Thank you for your feedback! Hope that you come back soon. -Paulo-

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ByronC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, cozy restaurant environment , loved the

Allegro Seafood Grill
Responded on January 21, 2020

Thank you for dining with us and for taking the time to leave us your positive feedback. I hope you come back soon Byron. Thank you -Paulo-

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kennethh
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best filet mignon steak i've had in a while. Loved that the noise level what great too. I was able to hear and speak to my party without having to shot.

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vipGWilliams
New England
20 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Tapas were excellent, entrees left something to be desired.

Allegro Seafood Grill
Responded on January 21, 2020

Thank you very much for describing in detail and thank you for your willingness to give us a second chance. I hope you come back soon. See myself or management. Sorry for the late response but I had missed the notification that you replied.

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Robin
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The tables are a little tight, but the food was excellent, the service wonderful and friendly!!

Allegro Seafood Grill
Responded on October 25, 2019

Hi Robin! Thank you for choosing Allegro and for taking time to leave us your feedback.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was absolutely perfect. The food was amazing. This was the perfect way to kick off our anniversary trip to Italy. Even the other customers in the establishment were intermingling and sharing thoughts and ideas. Wow. We really enjoyed entire the entire experience.

Allegro Seafood Grill
Responded on October 10, 2019

We are happy it was all perfect for you! Happy anniversary!

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OneNightOut
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we walked into the restaurant we were very happy. The atmosphere is classic but casual. The waitstaff were all very professional and friendly. Our waiter, Ricardo, was amazing! The food was delicious, with very generous portions. We didn’t eat outside, but we did take a peek and were anxious to get back to give that a try!

Allegro Seafood Grill
Responded on September 18, 2019

Thank you for visiting and for your feedback!

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KathieS
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends & I had a lovely evening dining on the patio at Allegro! Frank (our server) was attentive, courteous and accommodating. The food, de-lish!
There was another server who assisted our table, who provided the same type of quality care.
Allegro is definitely a favorite of mine. I look forward to my next dining experience... see you soon!

Allegro Seafood Grill
Responded on January 21, 2020

Hey Kathie, Thank you very much for your positive and detailed feedback. Hope you come back soon. -Paulo-

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JamesJ
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I enjoyed our time at Allegro Seafood. The staff was very friendly and made sure we were taken care of. My wife had lobster and I enjoyed salmon. The food was excellent. The portion sizes were great. We also enjoyed sangria and dessert as well. We enjoyed this restaurant so much that we plan to come again with our friends and family.

Allegro Seafood Grill
Responded on January 21, 2020

Thank you, James. Hope that you come back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Perfect place to celebrate a birthday, especially before a show. Food was very good. We will go back.

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RonD
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Excellent service! Our server was a true professional. The food was pretty good. I may try this place again in the future.

Allegro Seafood Grill
Responded on January 21, 2020

Thank you for dining at Allegro and taking the time to leave your positive review. We do hope you give us another try, Ron. -Paulo-

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KENNYG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seafood was amazing. Very fresh.
Frank was a great server. Very knowledgeable.

Allegro Seafood Grill
Responded on January 21, 2020

Thank you for your positive feedback! We hope that you come back, Kenny. -Paulo-

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vipTonyM
New York Area
115 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and friendly service. Nice atmosphere on patio

Allegro Seafood Grill
Responded on January 21, 2020

Thank you for your positive feedback! I hope that you come back, Tony . -Paulo-

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JamesF
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience2

For the most part food was very good. The mushroom appetizer however was disappointing, tiny mushroom caps not worth the money. The other appetizers were good but the saucsage came quite a bit after the other apps we ordered.It is a very noisy atmosphere, not a date night type of place. Main courses were very good. Overall a good place.

Allegro Seafood Grill
Responded on July 23, 2019

Thank you for your visit to Allegro and for taking the time to leave us your very valuable feedback.

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nino
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

WILL RETURN FOR SURE, THE ONLY SET BACK MY SWORD FISH LITTLE TOO OVERCOOKED!!!!!

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TonyA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food is well prepared and the staff is prompt and attentive. It’s worth finding this hidden restaraunt deep in Ironbound for the food, but like anywhere in Ironbound, parking is a nightmare.

Allegro Seafood Grill
Responded on July 23, 2019

Thank you for your feedback Tony. I'm happy you had a satisfactoy experience. I am not sure if you are aware but we do offer free parking next door sometimes it gets full. On weekends, Valet Parking is also available.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Was hot in the restaurant. Wasn’t able to sit out back with palm trees. It gets full quickly and it’s first come first serve

Allegro Seafood Grill
Responded on January 21, 2020

Thank you!

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Gigi
Western NC
25 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We had a lovely meal at Allegro! Service inside was outstanding. We started with the cheese/smoked meat platter which was excellent. Each bite was better than the last. The hot seafood platter for 2 was fabulous! Enormous crab, lobster, 7” shrimp, calamari, clams, mussels... perfectly prepared and presented. What fun! We finished with cappuccino, no room for dessert.
Patrons waited at the bar to be seated outdoors, a popular choice.

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YeahIsaidIt
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious. Service was wonderful. If you are in the Ironbound section of Newark skip Ferry Street and dine here. They even have parking.

Allegro Seafood Grill
Responded on July 9, 2019

Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great tasty food, Great service, needed a bit of privacy due to occasions but I could have requested a more private area. Overall, amazing!!!!

Allegro Seafood Grill
Responded on June 18, 2019

Thank you so much for your feedback!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Probably some of the best and freshest Seafood I've had.... definitely one of the top 3 in the city of Newark. Very attentive staff and for the quality service & food, the prices are very reasonable.

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ShereemF
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall1food4service1ambience1

I spent days searching the internet for a great seafood restaurant to go to for my birthday. My search led me to Allegro. We arrived a little after 9, I had reservations. We had to wait almost an hour for a table for 8 to become free. 6 of us were there and I told the waiter that 2 were coming, so I asked if they could make the table for 8, they told me NO. After we kept pressing the issue, they made the space for us. It wasnt a hard request so I was confused as to why I was told no in the first place. Ok now it was time to order. My fiancée wanted Paella. He asked the waiter if it came lobster he said NO. I had to pull up a picture from their Instagram page to show the waiter what he wanted. He then goes "Oooooh. Yes we have that" That was the second red flag. We also had to ask for bread and water. The bread was cold and he brought the water out with 2 glasses. Remember there are 8 of us there! At this time I was starting to get upset! I wondered if anyone else got the same treatment we were getting. I ordered a 32oz tbone steak. I had to ask for a knife to cut it with. These things should go without saying. Its not like this business just opened! Its now 11:30 and I remembered seeing that happy hour starts at that time on Friday and Saturday. We asked the same waiter about it and he told us NO. Everything was NO for us. We showed him the sign on the happy hour menu and he just laughed. I didn't find anything funny about it! We finally got the manager involved and he tried to help the situation but even he accused our table of ordering an extra tbone steak. He said the waiter but 3 in our order when it was only 2! Then said he didnt want to argue with us! I have never experienced such horrible service in my life. I think its safe to say that I will never return at Allegro ever again! Happy Birthday to me! Smh

Allegro Seafood Grill
Responded on May 28, 2019

I am truly sorry about your negative experience at the Restaurant. You did have a reservation for 9:00 PM on Saturday but it was for 6 people and 8 people showed. Saturday nights at 9:00 PM are peak hours, on that day, in particular, the restaurant was completely booked inside, and since it was one of the first warm weekends of the season our patio was also extremely busy. You waited but we accommodated your party it typically is not a hard request if we are not booked.

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You can order delivery directly from Allegro Seafood Grill using the Order Online button. Allegro Seafood Grill also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Allegro Seafood Grill also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (973) 344-4500.

Allegro Seafood Grill is rated 4.3 stars by 211 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.