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About Allegro Seafood Grill

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.

58 Kossuth St
Newark, NJ 07105
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Portuguese, Seafood, Steakhouse

Hours of Operation:


Dinner:

Sunday - Thursday: 12:00pm - 2:00am

Friday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 3:00am

Cross Street:
Niagra St.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(973) 344-4500

Website:
http://www.allegroseafoodgrill.com/

Entertainment:
We Have a variety of Entertainment.
Thursday's, Fridays, Saturday's and Sunday's with our best event the sunset Sunday's

Parking Details:
Parking is available on side streets nearby and also in OUR PARKING LOT on on Kossuth St headed towards Magazine Street two houses down from the restaurant to the left (Look for Allegro Parking Sign)

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Allegro Seafood Grill Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.1

ambience

4.3

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

79% would recommend it to a friend

Fun (6)
Tapas (6)
Great for Lunch (4)
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Authentic (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Casual (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Special Occasion (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Good for a Date (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Cozy (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Seasonal (2)
Notable Wine List (1)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Live Sports (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
People Watching (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Romantic (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Waterfront (1)
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·Dined 6 days ago

This is my second time with my family in this establishment, i call it Seafood Heaven. The food is out of this world. I come from Orlando, Florida just to have dinner here with my family. I recommend this restaurant to everybody. The place is very inviting and the assistants and waiters very attentive, pleasant and friendly, specially the one in the picture. Sorry i couldnt get his name. Visit this place, you won't be disappointed.

Tags: Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Fun, Tapas
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Great foods and Service

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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 28, 2017

We chose this restaurant wanting seafood and it certainly didn't disappoint. I recommend asking the waiter for the fresh catches of the day and also their recommendations.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Fun, Tapas, Seasonal
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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 28, 2017

Massive octopus and clams. Rich flavours.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Authentic Portuguese dishes. Lackadaisical service. Cod was over-cooked.

Tags: Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Recommend Garlic Shrimp, Calms in Garlic and House Sangria

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 14, 2017

Loved this place - the food was amazing and portions sizes were huge.
Would definitely visit again - the staff are very friendly!

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Nicely decorated. Service was great everybody was very friendly. However the point of us going to this restaurant was for a good meal and I can't say the food was worth the price I paid for it.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Cozy, Happy Hour
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·Dined on July 29, 2017

If this restaurant fails it's not because of the food but the worst service we've ever experienced.
The waiter was obviously not a people person; had a superior attitude. Took our orders and never returned. The food was delivered by the kitchen staff and any additional requests we had to stop the busboy and ask. Even the check was delivered by someone else and not once did anyone stop by our table to ask whether we needed anything else. We had to tell the busboy we wanted dessert.
The restaurant was less than half full, so that is not the excuse. I left a 15% tip reluctantly and only because I didn't want to penalize the poor busboys. But who knows if Mr. I'm too good to be a waiter will even share. Be warned!!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 29, 2017

From the moment we entered the restaurant, we got outstanding service and were
seated in the outside patio... drinks, selection of appetizers and Sangria was just
perfect. Service, from busboys, waiters and Maitre d' was the best I have experienced
in a while.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Tapas, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on July 23, 2017

It was supposed to be a special occasion for three birthdays. I made a special note of that in my reservation. The service was pretty much non-existent. For all the great reviews I read, I was expecting a lot more. It was supposed to be a special dinner and it didn't feel special at all. The cake we got at the end (no birthday announcement or anything) was definitely old.
The seafood was average. I've had better. Atmosphere felt like a sports bar. Our waiter never returned to ask how our food was. We didn't even get water.
I wouldn't recommend.

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·Dined on July 22, 2017

Excellent and fresh seafood. Allegro sangria was awesome as well

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Healthy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Authentic, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 19, 2017

Always a great time, and a fantastic meal! The seafood platter is a party in itself. Great value, and delicious!!!!!! the outside patio, makes you feel like you are on vacation in a tropical setting.

The staff couldn't be nicer.

JUST LOVE THIS PLACE!!!

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 15, 2017

While the food was outstanding, the service on Saturday, July 15th was terrible. I don't know if they were short handed on wait staff, but we had a 630pm reservation. Arrived ON time and weren't even offered to take our drinks until 20 mins after arriving. We never even got glasses of water. When drinks were taken, our waiter left quickly before taking our dinner orders (we were ready to order immediately after sitting unattended for such a long period.) Our waiter never even introduced himself and seemed pre-occupied with something. We NEVER got our waiters name. As the restaurant become more crowded, the service became even worse. The only time we saw our waiter was 20 mins after we were seated. We never interacted with him again. When we were ready to leave in order to catch a show, we had to find a busboy to get us to-go containers and to bring us our check. We never even saw our waiter again to pay the check so my hubby found another worker and asked them to handle it. She then took it and gave it to our "waiter" who took his time finalizing the bill. I don't know if all the above is the norm, but although the food was great, I don't think I'll be here again. I honestly had heard that it could be racial, but I choose not to believe that. My opinion, maybe it was a language barrier. Just be prepared if you do go. I looked around at the restaurant and it seemed everyone was being ignored and receiving terrible service.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 15, 2017

I had an amazing time. I'd go there again and again and again. I put that the noise level was loud but that isn't a negative thing. The music was vibrant and loud. It made for a great environment. The drinks were tasty. The food was outstanding.

Tags: Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Tasting Menu, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Live Sports, Sunday Lunch, Hot Spot, Tapas, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Live Music, Good for Birthdays, Quick Bite, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 20, 2017

Dining in your hometown and your treated like family.... this is a must in Newark!!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 17, 2017

The food is very good and the portions quite generous. The service is okay. They don't come around to check on you and you have to fLag the staff down to get a refill kn the water.

I made reservations thru open table and once I had a confirmation, the restaurant called to say they did. Ot have tables until 15--30 min later. That was a downside. They should at least offered water while waiting at the bat.

I had the sea bass. Delicious but it was. Whole fish with bones. :-(

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 10, 2017

This place is amazing!!!!! The seafood is fresh and delicious. Our waiter was wonderful. Everything he suggested was to die for. I'm so happy we found this place. We will definitely be back and with friends next time.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Tapas, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Cozy, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Quick Bite, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Live Sports
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 4, 2017

Went in for a graduation dinner with family. Food was very good for the price and the wait staff fantastic. I would go back.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Wonderful meal and service...if only 1 criticism the " Spanish" saffron rice was tasteless...ample portion well made...fish was cooked to perfection...must ask for veggies if so desired for certain dishes..GO!

Tags: Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 13, 2017

the food and service were impeccable, however i didn't particularly like being seated by the restrooms.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Fun, Casual, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Read rave reviews about the food and ambiance, specifically the outdoor patio. Unfortunatley our 6pm reservation was too late to afford us outdoor seating. Inside was nice though. Food was not as good as expected. Given other options I may not try again. But I encourage others to check it out.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 28, 2017

The service was attentive but not intrusive, the food was prepared and served quickly and was absolutely delicious. An additional plus was the valet parking, saving time and the search for a parking space. All in all, if seeking excellent Portuguese food in a convivial atmosphere at a terrific price, I absolutely recommend Allegro Seafood Grill.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 28, 2017

Amazing food! Service was indifferent to good. Had to ask for the wine list and the check, etc. Grilled shrimp messy but best I've ever had! We sat outside - which we love - but it was loud and smokey. Inside is gorgeous with a cool salt water fish tank but it is also cramped upon entry and the host wasn't clear about getting us in and to our table (first time and we don't know where the patio is). Overall worth it for the food and the Vinho Verde.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Fun, Live Sports, Great Beer, Authentic, People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 26, 2017

It was one of the best restaurants I've ever been too. Worth the travel!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Romantic, Live Sports, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 24, 2017

The food was underseasoned and lackluster. I believe my mashed potatoes were instant -- unforgivable.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 22, 2017

food and service was good, my only issue was feeling very rushed as well as I seen other clients .. Was a Saturday night so maybe were many reservations.. In & out in 1 hour time... but I would definitely try it again because of the delicious food...

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 21, 2017

We love this place. The food is outstanding- fresh and delicious. Newark's Ironbound is known for its seafood restaurants. This one is off the well-traveled path but certainly worth going the extra mile.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 23, 2017

This is a great restaurant tucked away in the ironbound section of Newark. We had tickets for a show at NJPAC and the waiter was very professional and very accommodating. You can tell he takes pride in the restaurant. The rolls were fresh and the olives served with them were a nice touch. We were served carrot soup which was warm and comforting. The basic house salad was presented beautifully and elevated with avocado. The paella for one was a realistic size and quite good. I would also recommend the salmon stuffed with crabmeat. Since we were there on a Thursday night, the house wine was $2 a glass, which was quite refreshing. We plan to come back to this restaurant again.

Tags: Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Worth the Drive
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 18, 2017

The meal started out well. We ordered an entree for 2 as an appetizer for 4. It was the hot mixed seafood platter. It was very good, nice mix of langostinos, lobster, crab, mussels, octopus etc. It was seasoned perfectly. I would go back for this. The Portuguese wine was also quite good. The entrees were disappointing. Swordfish was overcooked and if not for the garlic butter would have been tasteless. The Bachalau was absolutely devoid of seasoning including salt.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 11, 2017

Was looking for a spot that took a reservation for 2 on a Saturday in Newark and found this hidden gem. They took a reservation via Opentable. We got there and were pleasantly surprised they had valet parking which is key especially in Newark. The waiter was new but very friendly and accommodating. The bus staff, hostess and manager were very nice and attentive as well. We tried the Allegro sangria and it was fantastic. The orders were timed perfectly for a Saturday, not rushed or delayed. The food was fresh and tasty as well. This is as good as Paella can get in Newark. I've eaten all over in Ironbound and this was top notch. The only disappointment is that it is winter and didn't get to try eating outside. Will be back again and in the summer. This is going to be a regular stop for us. This spot edges out other local favorite places of mine and the fact that I can get a reservation for 2 sets the bar. Price was right as well.

Tags: Quick Bite, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Vegan, Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, Afternoon Coffee, Authentic, Outstanding Value, Neighborhood Gem, Paleo Friendly, Tapas, Fun, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 25, 2017

Positive Experience on my first visit. Meal was tasty, portion size was generous, pricing was reasonable, service was prompt, and free valet parking. Only negative is the bumpy roads within the vicinity of the restaurant in Newark.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 17, 2017

Excellent food and service. Our waiter was very polite and courteous! Great atmosphere!

Tags: Live Music, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Food is amazing !

Tags: Casual, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 9, 2017

Highly recommended for great Portuguese food. My go to place in Newark that I have gone back to about a dozen times and never been disappointed. Love the Strubel stew with white beans and seafood. Portuguese sausage appetizer is another favorite.

Pedro took care of us and he is fantastic. Very attentive, knowledgeable about the food and always willing to give recommendations for the non Portuguese novice.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 4, 2017

Restaurant is noisy but food makes up for that. Busy place. Everything we ordered was deliscious. Would recommend and definitely would go back. Portions were big. 3 of us shared a plate for 2.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 4, 2017

Food and service were good although they forgot 2 soup orders but no big deal. Got noisier as night went on but place is small so expected. They made up for soup by offering on the house drinks at end of dinner. That was great touch. Would Def recommend and return.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 4, 2017

The place was Excellent.Great food and attentive staff.

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2017

First time here, and certainly not the last. Came to eat before seeing the NJ Devil's game and absolutely loved everything. We started off with two tapas: Pimentos Recheados c/ Bacalhau and the PoIvo a Feira. Both were to die for; flavorful, tender, authentic. I had a 16oz filet mignon which was cooked perfectly, seasoned with salt and pepper. The server was never knowledgeable and accommodated my dietary restrictions (Paleo). I can't wait tom come back here.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Tapas, Paleo Friendly, Kid-friendly, Authentic, Casual, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 21, 2017

I was actually impressed with the ambiance of this place. The food was amazing. The appetizers was a decent price but it is a very small portion. Everything else was good portions with amazing taste.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Casual, Live Sports, Seasonal, Late-night Find
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