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About Solar Do Minho

Inspired by the ingredients, cooking methods and dishes of our own family table, Solar do Minho’s cuisine embodies the essence of dining in Portugal. A warm and inviting atmosphere, impeccable service and attention to detail are the hallmarks of the Solar do Minho experience. Our talented chefs add a modern, seasonal approach to traditional favorites creating a menu perfectly balanced between rusticity and refinement. Sharing is encouraged so that everyone can savor each dish throughout the culinary journey. Choices include sparkling fresh shellfish and seafood, various preparations of salt-cod, or bacalhau, paelha, Portuguese sausage, hams and wonderful meat dishes.

We feature a superb selection of wines from Portugal, Italy and California, carefully selected to complement and enhance the menu. Our full bar serves an array of specialty cocktails and, of course, our famous homemade sangria.

15 Cleveland St.
Belleville, NJ 07109
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Portuguese, Spanish

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 11:30am - 11:00pm

Friday & Saturday: 11:30am - Midnight

Sunday: Noon - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Washington Ave.

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(973) 844-0500

Website:
http://www.solardominhobelleville.com/

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Solar Do Minho Ratings and Reviews

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4
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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.1

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

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Casual (12)
Neighborhood Gem (11)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
Comfort Food (10)
Good for Groups (8)
Worth the Drive (7)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Fun (6)
Bar Seating (6)
Romantic (6)
Authentic (5)
Cozy (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Business Meals (4)
Kid-friendly (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Healthy (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Tapas (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Seasonal (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Spicy (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
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·Dined on November 2, 2017

AMAZING! From the minute you walk in they are very attentive, cater to your needs. Great spot for a firsr date!

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Food was good, waiter was excellent, food is pricey if your drinking Sangria get a pitcher the 1/2 pitcher is not much less $.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Went for my birthday. Great food, rodizio and sangria. Staff very attentive and nice. I will definitely go back.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Tapas, Afternoon Coffee, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 18, 2017

Had dinner with my wife and 25 year old son. My son and I ordered the Rodizio and my wife ordered from the menu. My wife ordered a soup appetizer. My son and I sat and waited. I finally asked the waiter if he was waiting for my wife to finish her hot soup before my son and I were served. He said yes. We explained that it was not necessary. Not a big deal, might have been better if the server had asked.
The food was good, the place is a little loud; however, I have never been to a rodizio type restaurant that was not loud.
Drinks were a bit expensive, $10.50 for house wine. $12.00 for Jack Daniels on the rocks.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 6, 2017

It was perfect! Was not rushed and the food was amazing!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Normally I have a great time here but this time around not so much. It was very busy in the main dining room and we sat in the bar area. The usually attentive staff couldn’t be bothered. And the food wasn’t on point as they usually are. I did notice that one of the usual chefs were not there. No water, no check in...nothing. A bit disappointed and maybe our waiter was having an off day. I’ll go back, just cross my fingers next time for service.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Food was fresh service was great that why I have been eaten there scent the doors open I thinks 15 years thank you

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on September 20, 2017

Everything was ok beside the T-bone steak and skeart steak has no flavor to it and the rodusio did not come with beans and vinegar dressing whatever that called but everything else was great

Tags: Healthy
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

We always go to Solar do Minho for special occasions- birthdays, Fathers' Day, graduation etc. Service is great, they accomodate special requests and the staff and management are always friendly. And best of all, the food is always phenomenal.

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 9, 2017

I dined here several times and have never been disappointed. The food is great and the staff is very attentive. Would recommend for large groups and for having special occasions celebrated here.

Tags: Tapas, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on September 9, 2017

Excellent! The food kept coming and the service was fantastic. Highly recommended.

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·Dined on August 25, 2017

Food, appetizers were excellent. Sangria was also terrific. Extensive menu choices.
Service was also great!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for Groups, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Excellent food! Great atmosphere! Excellent service! Thoroughly enjoyed our dinner! Will definitely be back!

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on August 11, 2017

Always a great meal with no complaints as long as you make reservations.

Tags: Happy Hour, Business Meals, Spicy, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Cozy, Casual, Worth the Drive, Tapas, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Wonderful dining experience. Delicious rodizio that can't compare to anywhere else. Great service and great food. Thanks for a great night!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 5, 2017

We've been to Solar do Minho quite a few times, and always had an excellent dining experience. So it was no surprised that our daughter wanted to have dinner there for her birthday. She, her husband, and a good friend of theirs joined me, my wife, and my mother-in-law for dinner. Everything about the experience was handled efficiently and well, from handing off our vehicles to the valet parking staff, to being seated, waited upon, and served. The rodizio was excellent, as usual, with terrific variety and deliciously seasoned. The servers were appropriately attentive as we ate and drank. The owners and staff should be proud to be part of what is clearly one of the best restaurants in New Jersey.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on August 2, 2017

There was open tables when I went so I didn't really need this site, however both the food and service was amazing

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Never disappointed. One of our favorite places, never can go around with the specials although we have our favorites. Great sangria and rodizio!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Kid-friendly, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined on July 29, 2017

Love the food and the Sangria is the best! Great for groups and gatherings, but no so much for a quiet meal.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Good for Groups, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 29, 2017

I enjoy coming here but will recommend having a reservation to avoid long wait times...I really enjoy their seafood appetizers, clams casino, garlic steamed clams & omg I Love their clay style skirt steak!!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 26, 2017

Excellent food!!! Will be back soon. Definite keeper!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Afternoon Tea, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 16, 2017

The food, the wine list, the service continue to be consistently excellent. The atmosphere is OK but the restaurant is uncomfortably COLD , make sure you bring a sweater, otherwise you probably will get sick.

Tags: Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 16, 2017

awesome all around great lunch/dinner we spent 6hrs eating and drinking

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Love this place!! People are great!! Fun atmosphere!! Great food and sangria!! Always friendly!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Took my parents here for the first time for a Father's day meal and it was tremendous. Everyone enjoyed it. The rodizio is a go-to for sure. The service is so fast that you almost need to take a break at some point from the meat. Such a good value for the amount of food you get as well.

We shared a pitcher of sangria which was delicious and also a great price. Three of us each had 3+ glasses and there was still some left.

We didn't really need it, but we also got dessert. They offer so many options and the cheesecakes are so light and fluffy. My favorite is the pistachio cheesecake.

This place is really a great find, and its location isn't totally visible from the main road. Definitely would recommend.

They offer valet parking, which is key because the streets for parking are quite narrow.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Overall service was good but we ordered coffee that we never got and it took at least 20 minutes to get the check. Also I did not know they charged for soda refills

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 10, 2017

We were there for my birthday and the place was packed. We had a nice spot in the basement but as it filled up our poor server was severely overworked. The Rodizio slowed down to a crawl because by the time they served the larger party there was nothing left on the skewers. We really enjoyed the food that we had, and still enjoy the place, but it was definitely a bit of a disappointment. I was even a little embarrassed at the staff's reaction when we asked for the check - you would have thought that we demanded that he drop everything at that moment and jump through fire for us.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on May 21, 2017

Great food but horrible service!!!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Very good, as usual! Sevice is always great! Whole snapper was outstanding.

Tags: Bar Seating, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Quick Bite
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 19, 2017

It was good, very small, food was just ok.

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

I went for my college graduation. It was the best!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Always good food and Sangria. The service is always great and with a smile

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

Recently went with my husband to celebrate his birthday. Our waiter was extremely helpful, and very pleasant. The menu was full of delicious sounding items and we wished we could try them all. Our appetizers and main dishes were fresh, well seasoned and flavorful. The portions were quite generous. We really enjoyed ourmeal there.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Romantic, Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 30, 2017

I highly recommend this place. You don't feel rushed. The sangria is good and their filet mignon is amazing!!

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Tapas, Casual, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 23, 2017

Pleasantly surprised with the quality of the food. The food was fantastic and and with plenty more delicious items one the menu. We will definitely be back! The only negative was our stuffed scallops with crab meat appetizer, which tasted like it was frozen. Besides that, the rest of the meal was great and the sangria went down easy.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 23, 2017

Loved it ! Food delicious and great value
Great sangria great fun

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Great seafood and steaks. Lively atmosphere and friendly service. Loved the steamed clams in white wine and the barbecue meats were amazing.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 15, 2017

Excellent service. delicious food. great atmosphere. awesome sangria. valet parking. quiet atmosphere. best ever rodizio. great value.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Kid-friendly, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good Vegetarian Options, Late-night Find, Authentic, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Romantic, Casual, Good for a Date, Disabled Access, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 7, 2017

love it here! always a fun date night spot. food is always on point.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Romantic, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 2, 2017

A wonderful Portuguese restaurant located in Belleville, New Jersey. It is fun, energetic, lively, and whatever adjective you can describe it. The food is wonderful, the portion sizes are ginormous , and the delicious sangria really hits the spot. Whether it be for a special occasion, a birthday party, or just a dinner out with some friends this place is a sure hit winner.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Good for Groups, Authentic
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