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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.
Newark, NJ 07105
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
$31 to $50
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Private self parking lot on premises, behind the restaurant.
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.
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
Do not be drawn in by favorable reviews on trip advisor if good Spanish food is what you’re looking for.This restaurant has a unique ambience and style but Caters is for people who value volume over quality.
Tapas portions are in Normas are huge and chorizo that we had was dried up already sliced and tasteless. Far too meaty with very little moist fat inside. The prawns were but little shrimps.but plenty of them.
Portions were absolutely huge but the food was simply not Spanish. Waiter service was very good but somewhat clueless about the dishes.
American waiters tend to give you their opinion about their favorite dish but do not always know about the cooking.
If you just want A huge steak then this is the place for you. It is far from authentic and I would not recommend it for anybody that wants anywhere approaching typical Spanish kitchen.
This was a random choice that happened to be on our route. We were looking for a nice restaurant -- it turned out that Forno was a great find. This is a very warm environment with very professional servers, a great menu, and great food.
We loved the seafood mariscada, the salad (included), cod croquettes, and garlic shrimp. Overall, a place we will return to (it's 90 minutes from our home).
Fornos has always been the place for Spanish food & ambiance! However, lately the food quality and seasoning has been off. I have asked the staff if there any changes to the kitchen staff? The response is no...
Fornos needs to stop this slippery slope immediately! Or you will become like the many less appetizing places on Ferry St. We are by- weekly visitors to Fornos; after 3 disappointing dinners; we have no intention of going back.
I thank the bar staff for the many times they have taken care of us; they are not at fault for what the kitchen produces!
To management, please take a review of what the kitchen staff is doing! We regulars know the quality and authenticity of the food! You have no reason to become mediocre and expensive!
No longer the great restaurant that I was accustomed to. Appears to have different management but not 100% sure. Portions considerably smaller, quality not as good , and service just not the same. The menu has totally changed. They do take readying open table now. Why mess with success????
I was a 2-3 times a week patron here. Alas, need to give it a break. I first thought it was "familiarity leads to contempt" until friends and fellow patrons chimed in that they too have had multiple bad experiences.
Fornos used to go that extra mile, adding details to traditional dishes (like chestnut puree with the steak), super fresh vegetable etc. Now it's a plate of mash with protein set on top with sides of rice and chips. My last meal of black and blue steak was simply inedible! Poor cut of meat! My previous couple entrees were simply flavorless. One might not mind, but their price point is $$$..
My plan was to, in future, have tapas only. Fine except even my dinning guests remarked that the bar tender/server was treating me differently that others; to the point of saying 2 of my favorite after dinner whiskeys were unavailable. Funny another server found a bottle with no trouble.
Yes, Luis and Andreas It was noticed
Huge steak - we’ll at least they wanted it to look that way. WAY too huge and half of it was fat , much of which should have beeN trimmed before cooking. Supposed to be medium but it ws RAW in the middle. Vegetables on the side were ice cold. Main courses took forever to come out. Glass of wine costs a small fortune. Will not be back.
Everything about Fornos was tremendous, the portions of food great, and all went great, EXCEPT- we could not finish our portions. We asked the waiter to wrap up the remaining food so that we could take it home. The bag contained only the meat part- he had failed to include a sizable amount of Spanish rice, and the vegetables. We were very disappointed.
I have been a customer for 12 yrs since September I have noticed some changes and not necessarily for the best. The prices have increased ( inflation, I understand) . However last night I was asked if I wanted a bow or a cup for my soup and I asked for a bowl and I was given what it looks like the size of an 8onz cup of coffee and was told that that was a bowl!!! I was so confused!
My waiter came to my table 2 Times, to take my order and to bring the check, when I expressed my disappointment his response was, “ things have changed for 3 month now”.
I truly love this place but I’m not sure if I will continue to go.
The food was amazing. We ate here before the Transiberian Orchestra at Prudential Center, was a quick walk from there and none of us were disappointed. The halibut was delicious as was the paella. The stuffed scallops were tasty but our two favorites of the night were the sangria and the Belgium chocolate mousse. We would eat here again in a heartbeat! PS the staff was attentive and very welcoming, explained the large waiting line when we were leaving.
The food was amazing. I thought the sangria was a bit pricey $14.95 for a small glass mostly ice and fruit. $29 for 1/2 pitcher. Portions were tremendous even the boys couldn’t finish. We went to a hockey game and they got us in and out in perfect time ! Worked out great ! All around great experience! Definitely would recommend .
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!
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.
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.
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.
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