Adega Grill

4.5
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612 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Portuguese
From the moment you enter, tones of old world yellows, stone fireplaces, wrought iron cellar gates and sconces, soft candlelight, coves with upholstered sofa seating and friendly staff, it's an undeniable inviting space, nothing short of extraordinary. Two special occasion tables with antique throne chairs and live piano music add to the intimacy. Two romantic dining rooms cater to an elegant crowd, while the long narrow bar gathers a friendly and fun bunch nightly.



The cuisine truly upholds the name of Fine Portuguese/Spanish Dining, seafood and fish, organic meats, the freshest ingredients and to maintain the tradition, huge portions are to be expected. The menu is seasonal and in addition to a varied selection of delectable dishes to satisfy any palette, daily specials are always featured. The wine list with over 180 selections is an ambitious one that keeps growing, but sure not to disappoint the discriminating connoisseur.

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BM
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Met brother and sister-in-law before SHU game at Prudential center. Not far. Private parking lot, thank goodness, very tight neighborhood. Huge portions, very fresh. Very busy, was not ready to order when waiter came to table. Took a long time to get him back and a long time for our food to arrive. When we were ready to leave staff disappeared. We will definitely go back when we are not rushed for time.

J
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of my favorite spots in Newark for a meal. I typically try and get here early before any Devils hockey game. The food is great and if I am simply waiting at the bar the local vibe is real.

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Dinner with family before event at PriCenter.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The entire staff was very friendly and accommodating. Service was great, as was all the food. Everything was delicious! We highly recommend this restaurant and we will be definitely be back.

RP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Have been coming here for years. Food & service never disappoint.

N
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall3Food1Service4Ambience5

This was my second visit to Adega. This time round, the food wasn't good at all. The Sangria too wasn't as I experienced it on my first visit.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The wait staff are very attentive. Hostess was pleasant and accommodating.

JW
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

The evening with my wife was highly enjoyable however, I did feel that the servers were in some cases to quick to refill glasses and ask if you were finished - did detract from the overall experience.

D
New England
14 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Food was flavorful. Sangria was very good but pitcher is filled with more ice than sangria and for the price of each pitcher it’s not a good value. The chorizo flambé was only a half of a chorizo so about 8-9 pieces and for the cost that is a huge markup considering what a full chorizo costs. Overall good but expensive and with so many other good Portuguese restaurants within walking distance I would look at other menus/locations perhaps

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience3

This is about my 5th time of going to this restaurant and it actually became our best restaurant but my experience wit my wife on our anniversary during this outing was bad. We got there at the reservation time and not too many guests around. We had our food and drinks served as usual. By 8.30pm less than 1hr of is being inside because we were the one guest left we were been rushed to leave. We noticed waiters waiting continuously pass us. Next 2 of them came at different times to ask if we were done which was rather rude. This was at 8.30pm and this is somewhere we have stayed till like 9.45pm in previous outings. My wife and I decided to have our food packed and leave. Definitely the last time we will go there.

RA
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

If you're in the Newark area looking for a good meal, Adega Grill is highly recommended. I enjoyed my dinner, especially the paella. Portions are huge so come hungry. The wine list is also extensive and the service is attentive and professional. I'll be back for sure as my family and I enjoyed our 1st visit to this well run restaurant.

t
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food and service, beautiful decor, great ambiance and attentive service -- can't wait to go back!

JS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding food and service. Cozy setting. Menu had a wide variety of options.

CT
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We had to spend the night at Newark airport for an early morning flight. We ubered to the restaurant, and it was a great way to start our vacation. Delicious food and very professional wait staff. Would definitely return.

JY
New York Area
65 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great Food, Very reasonable prices and awesome staff. Please go and enjoy..

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Pre-concert dinner

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JB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, wine recommendation was great, Vinho Verde is amazing and the seasoning authentic Portuguese

OT
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

All the seafood and the other specials were very tasty. This is a very nice restaurant for good food.

LS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Took friends who had never been there. They loved it. We will be back

C
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

The appetizer has no taste. The entrees are so and so. We are only four people but they include 20% service fee on the bill. Will never go back.

JJ
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Excellent customer service, drinks were on point. Could use a little updating in the decor. Food was ok, nothing really special. But it was a nice night out. The waitstaff made the experience.

OT
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I found the food and portion sizes to be excellent. I got the Paella Marinera and my wife got the Chilean Sea Bass. Both meals were cooked to perfection and were delicious. The service was fantastic. We will definitely be dining at Adega again.

PD
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Second time here albeit been a few years.
Excellent food and service.
Having private parking is a nice added touch too

CR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

I love the ambiance here, perfect for hosting my graduation party of 8. The food and portion size were ideal, as was the price. The only flaw was one of my guest fish was over grilled but corrected and also the coffee was not hot was another complaint. Other than that, I absolutely loved the sangria, my favorite drink!

MA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience3

We waited over a half hour for our food and the waiter never came back to ask if we wanted refills on our drinks. Two of us ordered bronzini which was extremely over cooked and dry.
When we inquired about the subpar service we were told it was due to them having a party of 30 to take care of.

LV
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is our favorite "go to" restaurant for special occasions. We love Adega Grill!!!

JG
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Amazing food and staff is very friendly!!! Delicious!!

SB
New York Area
72 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Overall, a good experience. The seating at this restaurant is a little narrow and so it makes for a strange kind of ambiance if you are not sitting at one of the more secluded tables. Service was very good as was the food.

MF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service from all of the staff was incredible. Very attentive and friendly. Can't say enough good things. The food was fantastic. Really delicious! Will go back for sure!

K
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Good food and great service - a nice combination. Walking distance to the Pru Center in Newark, this Ferry Street restaurant did not disappoint. It was recommended by a friend and he was spot on. Good food, service and convenient. Multiple options of Chorizo was a treat!

PK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I wasn’t sure what to expect but I was pleasantly surprised. The atmosphere is warm and inviting. The service was outstanding and the food was delicious! Looking forward to returning with friends and family.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Initially were sat at a table in the back, but there was a kid party and our server took the initiative to move us to a quieter location. Food was excellent! A nice discovery. Will definitely return.

m
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Simply love coming here. Food is authentic and very good. The sangria is delicious and the service is top notch.

MR
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I went there for date night w/my husband, such a lovely restaurant. Adolfo was so our waiter, very attentive.

m
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service is awesome and the food is authentic!

JT
Philadelphia
33 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I am only in Newark once in a while, but when we go to a show at the Prudential Center we ALWAYS go here! 5 minutes from the venue, yet it couldn't be nicer and just a gorgeous restaurant on the inside. The food is great with a lot of seafood and unique offerings, and a very extensive wine list. Highly recommend it!

H
New York Area
79 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Still the best in the ironbound!

MG
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

High School Reunion at Adega Grill was very nice. Great ambiance and the food is always excellent. Service is also delightful!

W
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Great experience prior to concert. There was a group of 8 of us. We orders sangria and a bunch of appetizers, everything was wonderful

ML
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

love the place Food, Wine Service, Hospitality. Traffic
ran us late arriving, still got out smoothly, no rush to make on time.l