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.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
- Diner temperature check required
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.
Fish was dry and service was not as friendly as would be expected for the price
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.
Great food and Great service!!!!
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.
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.
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.
Great night out for a couples date and the food was great with lots of choices and reasonable prices.
Carlos our waiter for the evening was so nice friendly and professional.
It was our first time there lovely place and great food.
Food was good. Sangria was watery
Large portions, tasty shrimp with garlic and paella. 5:15 pm dinner so very empty.
Great Portuguese food. Staff very courteous. Leave room for dessert
Thank you very much for your business and your positive feedback. Hope you come back soon!
Great selection of foods and great service.
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.
Thank you for your feedback! Hope that you come back soon. -Paulo-
Great food, cozy restaurant environment , loved the
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-
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.
Tapas were excellent, entrees left something to be desired.
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.
The tables are a little tight, but the food was excellent, the service wonderful and friendly!!
Hi Robin! Thank you for choosing Allegro and for taking time to leave us your feedback.
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.
We are happy it was all perfect for you! Happy anniversary!
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!
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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!
Hey Kathie, Thank you very much for your positive and detailed feedback. Hope you come back soon. -Paulo-
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.
Thank you, James. Hope that you come back soon.
Perfect place to celebrate a birthday, especially before a show. Food was very good. We will go back.
Excellent service! Our server was a true professional. The food was pretty good. I may try this place again in the future.
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-
Seafood was amazing. Very fresh.
Frank was a great server. Very knowledgeable.
Thank you for your positive feedback! We hope that you come back, Kenny. -Paulo-
Good food and friendly service. Nice atmosphere on patio
Thank you for your positive feedback! I hope that you come back, Tony . -Paulo-
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.
Thank you for your visit to Allegro and for taking the time to leave us your very valuable feedback.
WILL RETURN FOR SURE, THE ONLY SET BACK MY SWORD FISH LITTLE TOO OVERCOOKED!!!!!
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Great tasty food, Great service, needed a bit of privacy due to occasions but I could have requested a more private area. Overall, amazing!!!!
Thank you so much for your feedback!
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.
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
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.
We were there on a busy Saturday night & the restaurant did accommodate us with moving our reservation to an earlier time. There were quite a few large parties & people waiting at the bar throughout our time there, but we were seated immediately. The wait staff seemed a little frazzled, probably due to the crowded restaurant. One of our party had a fish dish & said it was great. The rest of us shared a bunch of tapas & most were average at best. The avocado with crab had too much mayonnaise & the calamari was chewy. The codfish cakes with cheese were mainly potato, as were the croquettes. We did enjoy the chorizo. We were disappointed but would go back, although I think I’d try the main courses instead of tapas.
Delicious food.Great service.Friendly wait staff.
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One of the best restaurants i have ever been to. I always said if my lady Love it, that means it's good and she did.
Excellent seafood. Very fresh.
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I really want to like this place! We had a reservation for 7pm and they were not very crowded, however they seemed thrown off as to where to seat us. Once sat, we waited a good 15-20 minutes for them to take our drink order. After another 10 minutes or so they took our dinner order. The waiter was very rushed. When our appetizer came out, another waiter told my boyfriend that another dish was better than what he had picked for an entree and asked if he wanted that instead. Not sure why they just did not tell him they were out of it or couldn’t make it for some reason. We then waiting a good 30-45 minutes to get our main course. My boyfriend enjoyed his but my crab legs were over cook and the potatoes were extremely soggy. Hoping it was an off night
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 203 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.