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About Maize Restaurant of Newark

Maize is located on the ground level of the Best Western Robert Treat Hotel. Besides having a laid back atmosphere and serving sumptuous dishes, Maize is decorated in such a way that it can handle any function. A legendary owner and a celebrated Chef ensure an irresistible unique Cuisine. Fresh herbs are produced by a model community-service project that tells the story of revival and hope.

Serving lunch, and dinner, Maize has an elaborate tea menu and extensive wine list, and is open seven days a week. Maize, owned by Livingston, New Jersey resident Wilson De Sousa, has received a rating of "Very Good" from The New York Times and "Three Stars" from The Star-Ledger. Maize has been a filming location for the popular HBO series The Sopranos, and has been featured on NBC's Weekend Today in New York.

50 Park Place Lobby
Newark, NJ 07102
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Portuguese, International, Tapas / Small Plates

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 5:00pm



Happy Hour - 3:00pm - 6:30pm



Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00pm



Sunday: 12:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
Center Street & Mulberry Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(973) 733-2202

Website:
http://www.maizerestaurant.com/

Catering:
We can cater any event from office breakfasts, lunches or dinners, private parties, corporate events, weddings,

Parking Details:
MAIZE offers HOTEL free parking with validation (although not in conjunction with any NJPAC performance)

Public Transit:
Newark Light Rail - NJPAC

Executive Chef:
Marco Abreu

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Maize Restaurant of Newark Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

service

4.0

ambience

4.3

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

81% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (8)
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Neighborhood Gem (2)
Romantic (2)
Special Occasion (2)
Authentic (1)
Casual (1)
Comfort Food (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

I chose this restaurant because it was close to the NJPAC theater and we had a show to see. There seemed to be only one waiter working the entire restaurant so it took a while for the waiter to get to us and take our order. I ordered the Mariscada with green sauce however my dish came with the red sauce. The meal was served by one of the bussers. Since we were in a rush to catch our show I just ate the meal as is. When the waiter finally came back to check on us and I told him about the mistake he acted very unapologetic and blamed the cooks. He told me he entered the dish in correctly but the kitchen messed up. He did not apologize for the mistake or try to do anything to make up for it. Fortunately the bussers provided excellent service to make up for the waiter.

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·Dined on November 2, 2017

Bread, salad, entree, and dessert were good. Vegetables were not fresh or tasty.
Service was slow and inattentive. Perhaps they were short of staff on the floor/in the kitchen.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

A fabulous experience

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

The staff was attentive and made our celebration noce!

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

Food was Good, portions were good, place was nice. Service was on point.
Right across the street from NJPAC so super convenient. Get the shrimps in garlic!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

We dined at Maize before a performance at NJPAC and were pleasantly surprised. The ambiance was charming and comfortable and the staff was very attentive without being overbearing. Our dishes were all quite good and everyone was satisfied with their choices. The Spanish muscles were spicy and tasty, the linguine with white clam sauce done very nicely. Dessert lived up to expectations and we were out in time to make our show. It's always good to have an early reservation so you can dine without worrying about finishing to close to show time.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

I wasn't sure what to expect - the reviews were mixed so we gave it a shot and it was just perfect!
Our waiter sat us down and got our drinks just as soon as we were ready.
Very polite and attentive too.
Our food was just delicious, my husband got surf and turf and I got the Chateaubriand which was excellent!!
I would and will be back!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 24, 2017

We came here for dinner after seeing a show at the NJPAC, very close by. Service was excellent. As we are not big eaters, we each had two appetizers, all the food was very good. We would go there again if in the vicinity.

Tags: Happy Hour, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Quick Bite, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on September 12, 2017

Food was delicious. It takes about 25-30 mins to get your meal, so if going to a show, factor that in. Nice ambiance, quiet. Waiters are professional and attentive.
To find this, just go in the main entrance of the Robert Treat hotel and it is about 50 feet down the hall on the right.

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

This is a great place to go for a nice meal before a show at the Prudential center which is only a 10 minute walk away. Nice atmosphere, really good food, and reasonable prices. They were also aware of people going to a show and served efficiently. We were seated right on time with our reservation, and our order taken quickly. Allow about 90 minutes for a drink, appetizer, and meal.....plenty of time to get to a show.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 7, 2017

We went to Maize prior to attending a concert on 9/7/17. Service was terrible, it took 10 minutes for them to take a drink order and another 10 minutes for them to deliver a beer. We had multiple waiters working our table which may sound good but when one of the waiters knocked a full beer into my friend's lap, other than extra napkins to mop it up, they offered no compensation for my friend who would be spending the night in beer soaked clothes smelling like he drank way more than he actually did.

The worst part was the waiter who did it kept it a secret from the main waiter at the table, when the bill arrived, no consideration was given for the mishap, when I questioned the waiter he knew nothing of the incident, apologized and went to talk to the manager. He returned with the bill, they took ONE BEER off the bill. They should have given him his meal for free, or all the beers for free or something. We expected some type of consideration, we got none. The waiter blamed it on the manager (who would have come to the table if he cared at all!) and said the one beer was all he would take off.

I explained to him that his manger was costing HIM money and proceeded to leave the most embarrassing small tip I have ever left, but these folks deserved it. They could have handled the situation much better.

I would recommend taking a pass on this place, if you are attending a show or a game plan early there are plenty of other places nearby that would appreciate your business more than this place, probably the reason it was one of the only places available on short notice.

Oh yeah btw, the food was average, if you want the real Portuguese food, head on down the street where there are plenty of better options.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 15, 2017

The prices were a bit steep, but the amount of food provided for appetizers and entrée was enough to make the prices worth it. Food was served pretty quickly and was nice and hot. I had enough of my entrée to eat an entire meal the next day.

Would definitely eat here again but for a special occasion like Mother's Day or my Mom's birthday.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Maize is in the Robert Treat hotel right across from NJPAC which made it the perfect location for dinner before the show. Parking located at the hotel or across the street. Drinks were good and reasonably priced. We had the fried calamari and shrimp cocktail for starters. Bread was very good too. For entrees, we had stuffed shrimp, crab legs, garlic shrimp and my choice was the seafood combo in Green sauce. It was so much that I couldn't finish it. My friends said that the shrimp was overcooked but my combo (lobster, shrimp, scallops, clams and mussels) was great. We topped everything off with NY-style Cheesecake and ice cream on the side. Friends complained about the single bathrooms with low ceilings but overall a very enjoyable, convenient experience...I will come back before my next NJPAC event.

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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on June 23, 2017

The place was empty besides 1 large table that was very loud & a party in the back room with a DJ that was also very loud. We were told that it was a prom party in the rear, but we didn't expect that. The margarita I ordered tasted like sour mix with no liquor. I didn't bother to complain because I just wanted to finish our order and get out of there as quickly as possible.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 17, 2017

I would like to start off by saying their online menu attracted me to the restaurant. Being a first-time patron, when we got to the restaurant on a Saturday night, they indicated that they only had a pre-theater menu, because apparently NJPAC is across the street, and this is what they do when there are shows. Except I wasn't there for the show and nor was it indicated on Their website or OpenTable. I explain to the waiter that we were not there for pre-theater, and I would like the regular menu, and he got immediately agitated and defensive. I asked to speak to a manager, who turns out to be either the child or relative of the owner, and with that, he thought he had the right to speak down to me. And he indicated that it was listed on the website and open table, so I showed him on the OpenTable app and his website it wasn't indicated, neither the nasty waiter, the arrogant manager and now the owner were denying my simple request for the regular menu. Expressing that the kitchen wasn't prepared for that for another two hours. I found that completely unacceptable and spoke to the owner in private, and he accommodated us with no problem. Quite the professional gentleman. The food was pretty good, nothing stellar. Pretty interior. But I'm glad I went anyway.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Was told once we were seated that our reservation was any good. needed to be 2 hours in advance. Only was able to order off the pre-fix menu.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 28, 2017

We had a very nice dinner before our show. We had the price fixed menu which had some nice entrees on it. I thought for the price the portions were excellent and the sangria was great.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 14, 2017

Location in Best Western is a liability, but the food and service exceeded expectations. Steaks were good, service was attentive.

Tags: Gluten Free Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 6, 2017

Delicious! Great deal with their something for everyone pre-theater menu, service and atmosphere outstanding, friendly attentive staff will definitely go again.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 1, 2017

A great find within 3 minutes' walking distance to the NJPAC. Excellent service. I would love to see craft beer served here.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 31, 2017

Very nice place, but we viewed the menu and website online and no where did they mention that prior to a performance at NJPAC their menu was a limited price fix. The food was good, but we should have been alerted to the fact that the normal dinner menu would not be available the night of a performance.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 31, 2017

We came here with a group of 7 for a pre-theater meal. There was no consideration by our server for the fact that we had to make an 8:00 show. Our reservation was for 6:15. There is only a $45 price fixe option. At 7:45 we still had not gotten our dessert. We repeatedly asked for the check and had to rummage for cash because credit cards would have taken too long and we had to run out. Besides that the food was on par with an airplane meal. Overly salted mashed potatoes, rubbery vegetables, bland meat preparation. Three of the meat dishes ordered medium came out raw on the inside. I could go on. I never intend to return. It really took away from what should have been an otherwise delightful evening. Incredibly overpriced!!!!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on March 22, 2017

Great find. The food was good and nicely presented.
Very good service.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 19, 2017

great service, food was good, would go there again

Tags: Romantic, Cozy
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on March 4, 2017

WE had a great meal at Maize and were impressed that there was such a variety of menu choices.

Tags: Healthy, Comfort Food, Organic, Pre/post Theatre, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on March 3, 2017

We had dinner here before a show at the NJPAC. The food was excellent, as was the service. We had the mariscado (which came with half a lobster) and the duck. Both were delicious, and there was plenty of food. The wine was a little pricey. But we will come here again, as you can park once, and just walk a block to the theater for your show.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 18, 2017

Mediocre at best. The ambience was brown and looked due for a refresh. The menu was trying to be partly Portuguese, but it had no focus. The food was acceptable, but nothing stood out. We won't be back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 18, 2017

This was a pre-game dinner. Nice setting, service was attentive. Most of the food was ok. The mussels in a light sauce were drowned in a thick tomato paste, and were from NZ, meaning they were frozen and not fresh.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 17, 2017

Nice restaurant on the ground floor of the Robert Treat hotel. Perfect for dinner if catching a show at NJPAC, or just to out for dinner in Newark, NJ. Quality food and extent service.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 17, 2017

Quite possibly the worst dining experience I have ever had in my 40 years of dining out. My friend and I had tix across the street at NJ PAC for 8 pm, we arrived to the restaurant at 6:30 and told our waiter of our plans. At 7:30 we still did not have our food. They finally bring it and it was AWFUL, I had a filet that was almost raw in the middle, my friend had the fish stew which was filled with teeny tiny scallops and a giant lobster claw. I sent mine back as it was inedible and asked to speak to the manager. He offered me a shrimp cocktail which is chugged down because I was starving. The restaurant wasn't overly crowded so we don't know who was at fault but I would not recommend this restaurant for food, timing or wait staff...

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 17, 2017

I've eaten at Maize several times when I've been to performances at NJPAC. It's convenient for pre-show dinner or drinks and the staff has always been friendly and helpful. This trip started with shrimp cocktail and crab/avocado roll. For main courses there was crabmeat stuffed sole with saffron rice and broccoli and a NY strip steak with garlic mashed potatoes and asparagus. The crabmeat wasn't mostly breading and the saffron rice was soft. The NY strip steak was cooked exactly to specifications. A first, the entrees weren't piping hot but seemed like they were left on a side table for a short period of time. Even so, they were terrific. I'll be returning to Maize the next time I'm in Newark.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on February 10, 2017

Great food and atmosphere. Perfect for lunch and ideal for pre/post theater.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List
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 (Miami)·Dined on February 10, 2017

We ate here prior to a show at NJPAC. The show was at 7 and we had a 5 o'clock reservation for 9 people. We hit traffic and got a little lost. I called the restaurant and told them we were going to be delayed. They said no worries. When we finally arrived our table was waiting. The waiter was absolutely wonderful. Immediately got our orders for dinner in so we could get to the show on time. He delivered us our drinks, some of which he made himself in order to expedite the order quickly. Everyone loved their entrees which ranged from steaks to garlic shrimp. Presentation was perfect. I had booked this restaurant due to the close proximity to the theater and while some of the other reviewers left less than good reviews, I'm glad I didn't listen to them because all 9 of agreed, it was great!!!!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2017

Their website exhibits a very enticing menu. When we arrived, we were presented with a fixed price menu, with the lame excuse that that because there was a show nearby, we had to order off of their special menu, and not the one on the website. I found the food overpriced and under valued. Very disappointing. Be forewarned to confirm the menu when you make your reservation.
I, for one, will never return. Fool me once.....

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 4, 2017

They only had the prefix menu. Dessert was not good.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 28, 2017

Maize was a comfortable, reasonably priced restaurant with excellent food. Its location with direct access to the parking garage and its proximity to NJPAC make it a convenient dining facility.
Be sure to make reservations in advance because it appears to be a favorite place for private gatherings.

Tags: Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on January 28, 2017

Excellent service.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 28, 2017

very good. we waited for quite a bit for our food. i got the feeling my mash potatoes sat on the plate for a bit (they were cool) but other than that the food was amazing.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2017

We went to Maize for dinner before a show at NJPAC. The food was very good and the service was too. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 15, 2017

First entree, swordfish, was overcooked and dry. The salmon which was ordered instead was moist, tender and delicious. Our first visit was compromised by a late-running christening party, complete with DJ, so I am unable to accurately describe the typical ambience. However, the staff was uniformly attentive and accommodating.

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