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About Fornos of Spain

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.

47 Ferry St.
Newark, NJ 07105
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Spanish

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm;
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 10:30,
Friday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm,
Saturday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
Union Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(973) 589-4767

Website:
http://www.fornosrestaurant.com/

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.

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.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Cigar Room, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Fornos of Spain Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Anniversaries (23)
Business Meals (20)
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Good for Birthdays (20)
Good for a Date (19)
Worth the Drive (18)
Creative Cuisine (14)
Romantic (14)
Pre/post Theatre (13)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Tapas (11)
Casual (11)
Great for Lunch (9)
Comfort Food (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Fun (7)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Kid-friendly (4)
Cozy (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Local Ingredients (3)
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People Watching (3)
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Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Healthy (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Seasonal (2)
Spicy (2)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

The ambience was classy old school, with plenty of seating. The food was authentic and excellent. Portions were huge, and easily shared. We shared the seafood black rice paella, and the mariscada verde, as well as caramel flan for dessert. The servers were very attentive and knowledgeable. There is valet parking, and the restaurant is within a short walk from Newark Penn Station if you don't want to hassle driving. I will definitely be back again soon!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Tapas, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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·Dined 6 days ago

Been coming for years. Good, service, and ambiance is always top notch. Due to traffic they were even able to bump my reservation back and accommodate me to the fullest. I️ highly recommend Forno’s!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Fun, Kid-friendly, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Seasonal
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Great authentic food in Ironbound. Portions are HUGE. I took a lot home and I rarely do in other restaurants. Fun place with a lot of hustle bustle. Great atmosphere for a large restaurant.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Wonderfully delicious. The Chilean sea bass was the best I've ever eaten. You need to bring your appetite as portions are large and the family style rice and veggies with freshly made potato chips that accompanies each meal is in addition to full plate. Service is excellent and unrushed. Top notch all around.

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Excellent on every dimension; impeccable service. An old world gem, white tablecloth and all!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Authentic
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 (London)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Wonderful preflight meal in Newark . Superbly looked after by Carlos and team , this restaurant is worth flying to .

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Authentic, Good for Groups, Spicy, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Great value for the price. We had paella and the portion size was incredible and very tasty. The restaurant is big therefore out waiting time was a little long but not too bad.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Foods are really nice, some of the waiters are friendly, I love their bar corner better

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

My sons birthday

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Fornos is always a good time. You feel like you have a personal waitperson assigned to your table cause he is standing nearby to answer any request. No one rushes you to order, eat or leave. A delicious salad and bread are place on your table soon after you are seated before you have even ordered. We always order the red sangria and are always pleased. Then we order some tapas plates and a paella to share. Plenty of food and good value for a filling meal.

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

The gold standard for food and service in the ironbound

Tags: Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Authentic, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

The food is nicely prepared, if a little bland. Servings are ample, the paella was enough for 2 people, and we still brought some home. Albarino wine was nice. Service was good, but at one point we had to look for the waiter to order. Very pretty place, good for groups.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Paleo Friendly, Special Occasion, Tapas, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

The food was amazing, the service was superb and you can have a drink and a cigar before or after dinner.

Tags: Tapas, Authentic
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Food and service were excellent. This is the kind of restaurant where they drop off all sorts of delicious bites through out the meal. My steak was amazing and my colleague's paella was also great.

Tags: Spicy, Fit for Foodies, Tapas
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 8, 2017

I went to Forno's with my children for my wife's 6oth birthday celebration. It was, as always, excellent. Great food, abundant portions and attentive and dedicated service.

The entire family loved Forno's. Always a great place to go for a special occasion.

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, People Watching, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Second time back. The Paella and rack of lamb are fantastic! The wait staff is very friendly and engaging. If I wasn't so full I would have had desert.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

I took my team a while back in May or June. When we had another outing, they all wanted to go to Forno's. I've been coming to this restaurant for over 20 years...they never disappoint!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Tapas, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 2, 2017

We've been to Fornos many times and this time was just as good as the past. It was busy, but we were seated quickly and the service was excellent. The Paella (seafood) was amazing. A good place to go for dinner before the NJ PAC Speakers Series.

Tags: Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Awesome food, service, and environment. I continue to come back again and again.

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·Dined on October 31, 2017

As always Fornos provides a special n dining experience for authentic food
of Spain served attentively in congenial surroundings.

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Always a favorite. Had lobster in green sauce and it was awesome.

Tags: Good for Groups, Tapas
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Took my family to dinner to welcome my daughter and her new husband home from their honeymoon and had the worst service experience after going to Fornos for 15 Years. Waited 10 minutes for Sangria, plates weren’t cleared from table and server gave my son-in-law an attitude when he asked for the same wild rice and veggies with the Halibut they ordered before leaving for their honeymoon ten days prior. Same order, different plate contents ten days later? And an attitude for dessert! Won’t be going back anytime soon. Think we will head over to the Spain Inn 2 in Asbury, N.J. instead! We live in PA and thought we would enjoy Fornos since we were in Newark at the Airport. Big mistake. Should have stopped at Spain Inn 2 on the way home and give our business to Pepe and Ilidio - our favorite Spanish Restaurant. Oh well...the company was great and the food was very good. Service ruined the experience and will result in defection.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 24, 2017

The quality and preparation of the food was not what I expected for the price of this place. Food used to be much better years ago. The reservation I made on Open Table wasn’t honored and I waited at the bar for half an hour. I had to return the $22 dollar small Sangia because it was so watered down. I used to look forward to the bread and olives brought with bread to the table but no more. I buy the same black and green olives with pimento at Shoprite. Server never brought additional bread with appetizer, but was quick to tell us that there is a $10 surcharge for sharing entrees. This is on a Tuesday night and when a single entree is enough for three people. For some reason the mariscada marinara sauce was oily, and the seafood has that frozen taste to it- for $34 I would expect fresh seafood. The only entertaining part of the meal was watching a sever decant a bottle of wine at the next table. I asked and he told me the price of the bottle, $220. This is not a place you would buy a $220 bottle of wine. Although this dinner was to celebrate my wife’s birthday, we were glad to leave. Would not return or recommend. Not the Fornos of years ago. Maybe, new owners?

Tags: Business Meals
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 23, 2017

When in Newark, worth a visit. Great service and meal

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Great evening and excellent food with my wife and family friend

Tags: Healthy, Casual, Local Ingredients, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

As always, absolutely outstanding. It was my birthday celebration & it was fantastic. Great food, service was above & beyond.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Comfort Food, Romantic, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 18, 2017

One of several great local ironbound restaurants. Service is great and perfect for business lunch and or dinner. Parking onsite is a bonus.

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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Been here many times, food is consistently very good. Great for groups and sharing. All food comes out hot and fresh. Great selections, if you can't find what you like you are not alive.
Staff is always efficient and friendly.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Pre-theater dinner which did not leave enough time for paella, but the shrimp dish was excellent, service was attentive and portions were huge. It is really meant to be a leisurely dinner with excellent timing of the dishes presented. We will go back again to sample the entire experience at a leisurely pace.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2017

This is THE must go to restaurant in the great Ironbound section of Newark that is replete with very good to excellent Spanish and Portuguese restaurants. Fornos stands above them all. We have been going there for over 30 years and have never been disappointed.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fun, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

The experience was great! Looking forward to coming back again.

Tags: Authentic, Casual, Fun, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Food and service was great. I love they have a parking lot. It's 1 of my favorite restaurants.
However, they charge you $2 per person when you take your cake for a birthday.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Food was unique, fresh and very good as always. Paella is the best I've ever had and varieties of paella provide great options. Portions are large enough to take some home for another meal. My only problem with our experience this time was the excessive time it took to get our check. This was probably because the waiter was tasked with several large groups that required extra attention. Otherwise, the service was excellent as always.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Great food..good service.. fun with friends. Great pre NJPAC or Prudential Center..

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Food and service were above average. I highly recommend Forno's.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups
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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 5, 2017

In addition to a great meal we used their shuttle back and forth to Prudential center. Fantastic, will be doing this again.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 3, 2017

You will have so much food while you are here that there is no way you can leave hungry! Before you even order, a huge salad, bread, and olives arrive for the table. I was full before my order was taken! Entrees are gigantic and come with several sides that can serve a small army. The food was very good. The services was unobtrusive. It's an excellent choice if you're in town for NJPAC or the Prudential Center.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 1, 2017

We all ordered fish and all three were superb. From the complimentary salad to dessert everything tasted fresh and perfectly prepared. Very enjoyable.

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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Good food, good size dishes and excelent service. Everything that you want a for a date

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Had seafood. It was overdone and just wasn’t my cup of tea. Also was placed next to a very large family with a rather busy little boy. Probably should have been seated in a different location. Staff was nice. Again just not my cup of tea.

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