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Fornos of Spain, Newark, NJ
Fornos of Spain, Newark, NJ
Fornos of Spain, Newark, NJ
Fornos of Spain, Newark, NJ
Fornos of Spain, Newark, NJ

Fornos of Spain

4.8
4.8
1795 Reviews
$31 to $50
Spanish
Welcome to Fornos of Spain Restaurant located on the Iron Bound in Newark, NJ. Fornos of Spain has been bestowed numerous awards and proclaimed by various national magazines as a "must" when dining out in New Jersey. Our award winning Spanish cuisine is prepared with the freshest seafood of Spain. Our extensive wine cellars offer over 450 aged and vintage wines and has the rarest collections of Spanish wines in the United States.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 18 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Spanish
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 3:00 pm–10:30 pm Fri 3:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (973) 589-4767
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Private party facilities
    We have private rooms available for a minimum of 20 people and a maximum of 86 people. Also, we have party luncheon menus from Monday through Fridays until 3 pm and dinner party menus from Monday through Sundays. Saturdays we only do parties from 12 noon to 5:00 pm.
  • Neighborhood
    Newark
  • Cross street
    Union Street
  • Parking details
    Private self parking lot on premises, behind the restaurant.
  • Public transit
    We are located a two blocks away from Newark Penn Station and New Jersey Transit, which is walking distance.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, Cigar Room, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,795 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Essex

    Good for business meals

  • Essex

    Good for groups

  • Essex

    Great for fine wines

  • Essex

    Good for special occasions

1,795 Reviews
  1. Jaye

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Don't change a thing! Outstanding food and service. My favorite restaurant.

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  2. ZacharyK

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food, service and ambience was all spot on, this is a fantastic restaurant that exceeds expectations every time!

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  3. Travelfiendnj

    New York City

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Was most impressed with the service. Loved the white linen and the attentiveness of the servers. Our water glasses were never empty, utensils were changed after each course, and the food was delicious and copious. Beware the large portions and don't order too much! Food was delicious!

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  4. Macs

    New York City

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The octopus appetizer and paella dinner were outstanding. The service was impeccable. I highly recommend. We’re sure to be back

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    West Virginia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Only complaint was we asked valet twice if they’ll be open after our concert ended and they said yes both times. We get back around midnight and my car was locked up. Thankfully a nice gentleman who worked there saw us and got out of his car and helped us

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  6. Bill

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent and attentive service. Wonderful food, will definitely return.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    New Jersey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful experience highlighted by above-and-beyond levels of service, food, value, and ambiance!

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  8. JanetK

    New York City

    35 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always reliable excellent old world service, very much appreciated. Huge portions. Good meal.

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  9. MicheleA

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food … great service … and great vibes and big portions

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious & wonderful family experience. Service was impeccable, staff was attentive.

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  11. 973diner

    Atlantic City

    33 reviews

    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Amazing service and food. The king crab legs were $84 for a very small quantity. The steak was huge for $77 and cooked to perfection. Service impeccable and churros are fresh and warm. Loved the signature gin and tonic with botanicals. Will certainly return (but may not go with the king crab next time!).

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing experience like always, good quality best.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    76 reviews

    5.0

    76 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Haven’t been for many years….so glad we made the trip. Excellent food and extraordinary service.

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  14. DBLJAM

    Chicago

    98 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    98 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great tapas and sangria. We just had a variety from the appetizers and it was delicious.

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  15. AnthonyD

    New York City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always… a classic evening with my top client! Thank you!

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From the moment my party of 4 sat down it was greeted with hellos and good food. All the wait staff very attentive. My friends and I enjoyed everything from salad in the beginning to churros and crepes at the end. Will definitely be back! Can’t wait to be a customers again! Thank you

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  17. RobertH

    New York City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food & service was great. They are all so accommodating. They offered that we wait at our table while we waited for the show at the Prudential Center to be over. They have also have a shuttle service.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food. Huge portions. Had garlic shrimp and grilled octopus ap and it was great. Had halibut as my entree and it was over cooked but huge portion also had paella which was huge and we could have easily shared just that and the aps and it would have been more than enough. Only negative was the super annoying and loud couple at the table next to us who had 1000 demands and I felt sorry for the waiter. If you go, don’t sit next to those idiots! 😂

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    New Jersey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Valet parking a bonus. No delays or mishaps greeter was welcoming and immediately had us escorted to our table. Service was outstanding as usual. All servers were attentive to all request. Food was well prepared as usual and of excellent taste. Pricing was very fair in comparison to other restaurants of less caliber. We traveled in from NYC and make it a point to stop in whenever we are in New Jersey or surrounding locations.

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  20. Torgg

    Chicago

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    as usual great food and great service. was a pleasure to go to eat there

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  21. CredibleEdible

    Philadelphia

    404 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    404 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The service was well coordinated as everyone seemed to chip in to take our order, deliver food or clear dishes. However, the staff was not particularly friendly or personable.

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  22. Neil

    New York City

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always have an excellent visit to Fornos, outstanding food and service! Lobster tails and halibut dinners were tops!

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  23. Bubba

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    High quality food, from an extensive and varied menu; excellent and attentive service. Always a great experience which is why we keep coming back.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely excellent in the dining room… and the Seabass was amazing!

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  25. FEVD

    Houston

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, a mandatory stop when I come to this area. Really enjoyed food and service here.

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  26. SteveS

    New York City

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food - the place was packed and food delivery was slow

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  27. JillQ

    New York City

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food is awesome and the service is great. The only complaint is the cost of the meal. Prices increased a lot in a year. It is still highly recommended for a special occasion.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My experience was very pleasant,the staff were welcoming and did an awesome job at accommodating my requests prior to coming.The food was excellent,the setting was perfect for the accession.I would recommend this restaurant for a special date or just a quiet evening out.

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  29. PaulR

    New York City

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fun restaurant with a large menu. Great service and ambiance

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  30. HebeS

    Yosemite

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a really great meal, and truly enjoyed our dinner.

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  31. TiffanyC

    Philadelphia

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is one of my favorite places. I’ve never had a bad experience. I drive all the way from Southern NJ just for the experience. It’s a treat. I love the atmosphere as the staff.

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  32. Morog

    New York City

    63 reviews

    4.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    High service levels and a huge menu await you at Fornos. Olives and salad are on the table before you order the meal Fresh seafood and other items in huge portions. Come hungry! Valet parking on site

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  33. NJGolfer

    New York City

    71 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    71 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Great food. Paella was wonderful. Also, get the garlic shrimp to start.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    New Jersey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Everything was great! From the bread to the main course, everything was fantastic!! Staff very attentive and efficient.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food here is fantastic service was great our waiter and waitress were friendly and very nice we will be coming back

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a great meal from appetizers to entrees and dessert. Somewhat pricey, but worth it.

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  37. JCMM

    New York City

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    I hadn’t been here in at least 10 years and first came probably 30 years ago. The food was good, not great. I’m not sure the value for money is there anymore.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always great service and great food. I usually get Veal Fornos and it never disappoints, as well as the escargot appetizer.

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  39. LatashaH

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I’ve been dining at Fornos for years. I’ve never had a bad experience. Food and drinks are 10/10

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  40. RanJ

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had lunch with my wife and daughter. Daughter came in from Philly via Amtrak. Perfect location. Perfect menu. Perfect staff. Food is over-the-top! This is the type of place that if you don’t go, you will be sorry.

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FAQs

Fornos of Spain offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (973) 589-4767.

Fornos of Spain is rated 4.8 stars by 1795 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 18 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Fornos of Spain

47 Ferry St., Newark, NJ 07105

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Union Street
  • Neighborhood
    Newark
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 3:00 pm–10:30 pm Fri 3:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Spanish
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Private self parking lot on premises, behind the restaurant.
  • Public transit
    We are located a two blocks away from Newark Penn Station and New Jersey Transit, which is walking distance.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, Cigar Room, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (973) 589-4767
  • Private party facilities
    We have private rooms available for a minimum of 20 people and a maximum of 86 people. Also, we have party luncheon menus from Monday through Fridays until 3 pm and dinner party menus from Monday through Sundays. Saturdays we only do parties from 12 noon to 5:00 pm.
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