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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.
Newark, NJ 07102
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
Center Street & Mulberry Street
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
We can cater any event from office breakfasts, lunches or dinners, private parties, corporate events, weddings,
MAIZE offers HOTEL free parking with validation (although not in conjunction with any NJPAC performance)
Newark Light Rail - NJPAC
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
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!!!!
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.
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...
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.
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!!!!
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.....
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.
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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