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Adega Grill

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130 Ferry Street, Newark, NJ (Between Monroe & Madison)
973-589-8830
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Today
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: From the moment you enter, tones of old world yellows, stone fireplaces...
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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  • 26
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Unfriendly Service...Good Food

Waiters are human. They have bad days like the rest of us. However there is one particular waiter at this establishment that is always grumpy. Every time I've eaten here I always seem to get him. If this gentleman smiled and was more personable, I'd be more apt to give Adega Grill four stars. For... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
Kalon G
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Atlanta, Georgia
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Waiters are human. They have bad days like the rest of us. However there is one particular waiter at this establishment that is always grumpy. Every time I've eaten here I always seem to get him. If this gentleman smiled and was more personable, I'd be more apt to give Adega Grill four stars. For instance I dined there last... More 

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Stamford, Connecticut
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

I'm still sitting in the restaurant. 8 of us are raving. We are glad this restaurant was highly recommended. Great food & drink. Looking forward to sharing desert (no more room). Make a reservation & enjoy!

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Irvington, New Jersey
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

One of the best restaurants to eat at in Ironbound. A little pricey, but I travel alot and I can say the food is one of the best I've had. A must visit when in the area.

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Marlboro, New Jersey, USA
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183 reviews 183 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Had lunch the other day with a client. Sausage, shrimps n garlic, and cold seafood salad for apps. Excellent ! I had shrimp & scallops in green sauce. Client had a filet mignon. Both awesome. Chocolate cake for dessert and a few expresso's. Awesome. A must visit.

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NJ
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Went to eat here before attending a concert at the Prudential. Made reservations and we were seating with no problem. Place was packed, and it was clear the waiters were working hard at keeping up. However, after waiting too long(15-20 mins) for a waiter to come and take our order, I got up to gently complain, and finally after a... More 

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Boonton, New Jersey
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Made birthday reservations a week prior to the event. When I arrived to restaurant the waiter I made reservations with not only didn't give me the seating I requested but I was seated tight location and waiter promised he would take care of it and not to worry he didn't even give us discount for being inconvenienced. Plus I ordered... More 

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North Wildwood, New Jersey
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Came here with a party of 10 to celebrate my birthday. The food was excellent, the staff friendly and attentive. There is a lounge there to hang out and dance as well. I would recommend highly!

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Hackensack, New Jersey
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

In the heart of the Ironbound area, it certainly helps that Adega offers free parking around the corner. Visited here with a group of friends on a Saturday night. We met up in the bar area and the restaurant was very accomodating in holding our table when a few guests were late. The bar and restaurant are worlds apart. The... More 

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Hattiesburg, Mississippi
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262 reviews 262 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Stopped here with a friend and tried the garlic cilantro clams. They were awesome. The servers were very attentive and professional. The sangria was very tasty too.

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Millburn, NJ
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170 reviews 170 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

First return visit here in many years. Food is still very good, and the service was fine and friendly. But costs add up quickly. Had no idea the sangria would be as expensive as it was. Total bill, including appetizers and dessert, came to $324 for a party of four. That's just too much to get me back again any... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 130 Ferry Street, Newark, NJ
    (Between Monroe & Madison)
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Newark
  • Phone Number: 973-589-8830

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: Portuguese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant

Description

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?