Fornos of Spain

4.8
1342 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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vipPfisher
Naples
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place food is excellent.

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Anna5275
Dallas
20 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Revisiting after 15 years! Love the food!

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SuzyQ
New England
100 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at this restaurant. Very impressed by the lush, detailed decor. The service was impeccable, very well staffed. The food we ordered was terrific and the servers were always bringing extras. Tasty bread, very nice salad and olives were brought to the table after we sat. We ordered an appetizer of thick bacon (pork belly?), cheese & figs (can’t remember the name). It was delicious. We had Orange Duck and Paella Valencina (sp?). Both delicious and filling. We were too full to order dessert but they brought us yummy cinnamon churros with pots of warm melted chocolate. Heavenly!

Our plates and silverware were replaced after each course and drinks were attended to swiftly. They did not rush the service even though the restaurant was filling up. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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vipGaryN
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Forno's is always great. We had to wait a bit even though we had a reservation. When I made it, I indicated that we were celebrating a birthday. While there, I asked them to sing HBD to my wife. They did it at other tables but didn't happen. But they did comp the dessert. Anyway - just a great, great restaurant. Can't wait to go again soon.

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MaryD
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food still delicious but it has gotten expensive but every restaurant has. Go there for the shrimp in garlic sauce. Still great.

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LisaG
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

been there several time and it is always great! Food, Service and the Sangria!

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ClaudiaMarcela
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place! The food is amazing as well as their service. Can't wait to go back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and excellent service as always. Our favorite restaurant in Newark.

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BrienT
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Portions are not very large compared to the rest of the area. Food is good. Ambiance is nothing to write home about. I ussually go to Spain, the food is better with very large portions, but the decore is worse, but the family loves the leftover!

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Rhonda
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great customer service, good food & servers are friendly & professional. You'll be treated with care & respect. Would definitely visit again.

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EWRDiner
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Service was attentive but the food took a bit longer than normal to come out. The Grilled Octopus appetizer was overcooked. The cod fritters were delicious. The mariscada in green sauce was under seasoned, the rice was slightly burnt, but he spanish potatoes were perfect. Dessert was great as was the coffee.

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GF12
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

FOOD WAS GOOD, LI TTLE NOISY BUT ALL AROUND NICE.

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James
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always an excellent choice with exceptional food and service. Wish we lived closer so we could go more often.

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KathleenL
New England
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal and excellent service.....great drinks too!

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ClementB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Keep in mind this is a very busy place 7 nights a week, so get used to a packed noisy dining room. With that being said, Forno's has a great reputation in the area, and you won't leave hungry thats for sure. I like taking my family or friends here before a game or event at the Pru Center, down the street. Its a nice way to begin the night. Only downside, its in a really rough neighborhood, but nothing you can do about that.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Celebrated my mothers birthday. The food was great, the ambiance was loud but nice, and the staff were courteous despite being overwhelmed by larger tables on a Sunday evening. Definitely would recommend and will be back again.

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vipDocsmeal
Philadelphia
33 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our home away from home. Been steady customers since 2016. Nowhere else compares.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service , ambience the food was very good and plentiful.

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Moretania
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Celebrated son's 21st birthday. His NY Steak was savory, just right.
Chicken Marsala and Francaise were tender and flavorful. Service was outstanding, very attentive and accommodating.

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Beau
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Small friends reunion

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great like always

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MarkM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Loved the food and the wait staff, who were surprisingly on top of everything.. We had 4 diff servers come to us at varied times and they all seem to kick in as needed.. The back room was incredibly noisy and that was really our only problem with the place. Parking was a bit tricky as well because the cars were backed up in the street sometimes blocking traffic.

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LESB
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is excellent and plenty of it. The timing of service was great, no rush and no long waits between courses.

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PaulC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food, beautiful restaurant, wonderful experience.

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TonyG
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner and great service. Order the sangria

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EllenCF
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience2

As always to food was divine, with 2 exceptions - the asparagus were so tough cutting them was a problem and the sausage dish ordered was charred and tasted burnt. The dimmest lighting may add ambience to some but made it near impossible to see the menu, even using the phone app. The noise level was pretty high for a weeknight, and I was a bit disappointed that the outdoor seating was not available as the tables inside are close together. Also as much as I love attention from waitstaff the constant (~every 5 minutes) having someone replenish our water or ask if we were done when we repeatedly said we were still eating was VERY annoying.

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MichaelC
Tampa
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great environment. Great food and great service.

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JimmyMac
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The service staff is a little 'rough' in their delivery. The wine list needs to be kept up to date. The food and value were great!

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Lortadi
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

First time back to Fornos since Pandemic. Service is still impeccable. Clean flatware replaced without asking, serving utensils provided with shared foods. Prices seem to have gone up a lot. Portions are still substantial, but I felt the quality of food and preparation were not as good as before. My husband had the lobster cannelloni which were filled with a mostly filler “lobster” stuffing. He left most of it. Octopus was delicious but expensive. The house salad, always very fresh, had terrible tomatoes. No excuse this time of year. My daughter had salmon which she liked and I had the Dorade special which could have been cooked less. The side vegetables were very salty and the yellow rice side was very greasy. My husband’s almond cake dessert was still somewhat frozen. My son-in-law had oxtail stew which he said was good. The fried potatoes were fabulous! The restaurant was very crowded but many patrons wore masks when not at their tables. The number of people still made me a little uncomfortable. Personnel are always very nice and accommodating .

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vipTomF
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the most outstanding restaurants I have been in !! Amazing from beginning to the end . Food is amazing and the service even better. Just Unbelievable dining experience

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vipDocsmeal
Philadelphia
33 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was fabulous as always!

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LarryF
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My favorite restaurant. Food is great, service is generally very attentive (our waiter got off to a slow start, then we had excellent service) Every entree was excellent. We decided that we would skip desery, then was treated to chrros and an incredible dark chocolate dipping souce. It is getting expensive but, as my sister said, she was leaving with several more meals.

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LaRuth
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place was great. Food was great. Service was great. Valet parking was a plus.

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SummerPalace
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

We had a reasonable experience. Avoid the meatball appetizer, however the bacon appetizer worth the calories! Chef. Accommodated our garlic allergy at the table in the paella and THAT alone will be our reason for returning! We loved that salad was automatically provided, a small dessert was free, and that the wait staff was attentively always available.

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TiffanyC
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Treat with my cousin

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RicardoG
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

excellent service ,There was a lot of people ,restroom were clean

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DebraB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delivers expert service and great food!

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SimoneO
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was excellent; service was top notch

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FrankG
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fornos has a unique approach to fine dining. Besides the high quality and presentation of its main courses, it serves a free salad, potato chips and olives for the table, all delicious. The Tempranillo wine was excellent, the service prompt and attentive. I have dined there many times and have always enjoyed a superior experience.

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vipJerseyK
New York Area
85 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate on the patio, which is nicely decorated. The service was great. The food was excellent and plentiful.

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 1342 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.