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Chateau of Spain

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$9 - $35
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American, Spanish
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Reviewed August 8, 2022

I seldom leave poor reviews, in part, because I select restaurants based on others' online reviews. But our dinner experience this month was absolutely abysmal. Arrival: took 5 minutes to find our reservations - it was confirmed twice Drinks (two glasses of wine): took 22...minutes - at the 15-minute mark I inquired & it took until minute 22 before we were served. Entrees: My wife's dinner salad - wilted lettuce - arrived 15 minutes before my fajitas (which were excellent, hence 2 stars instead of 1 star). Touchless service: a small airline-style packet of dressing - $1.50 extra for a decent amount. Coffee: Ordered, never received - cancelled it at minute 17 and paid the bill. Gratuity: 18% is automatically added. For service like the above? We will not be back.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed March 11, 2020

This was our second time here for dinner, prior to attending an event at the Prudential Center. The food is very good and varied - you can get something as simple as a sandwich, salad or full entree. There are two floors - the first...floor is more of a bar, loud scene, while the second floor is much more subdued and dinner-like. Make reservations for dinner if you're going on any night there is an event at the PruCenter or there's a good chance you won't get seated.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed February 11, 2020

I have frequented this restaurant several times. They have an excellent food and drink selection, and the service is spot on.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed January 21, 2020

I use to live in NJ and for many years have loved their food. I was vising NJ Jan. 17, 2020 for a family party. Before the private party, I invited a group of 10 close friends to meet there for snacks and drinks. We...ended up spending over $500 and it was worth every penny! This included our various meals and top shelve drinks! Menu can accommodate any budget! Love them, we see them again when I return home!More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed November 4, 2019 via mobile

Grateful that I made reservations because it was crowded & a long wait for those without a reservation.The food was delicious especially the Seafood Paella & the Chicken in Garlic Sauce with Shrimp. The stuffed mushrooms were tasty too. I highly advise this restaurant if...you are in Newark.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed October 8, 2019

We were looking for a place for six to eat before seeing the wonderful Hugh Jackman at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ and came across the Chateau of Spain, two blocks through an alley and a parking lot. We had White Sangria, a Caesar...Salad, Filet of Sole Madrid, grilled jumbo shrimp, stuffed shrimp, stuffed filet of sole, shrimp in Garlic sauce and chicken parmigiana. No desserts though. We all enjoyed our meals. They were presented hot. Some of the dishes were slightly over-salted, but the sauces were very tasteful and the preparation of the main meat and fish was wonderful. It looked like they were short one person on the wait staff. The two single toilet bathrooms on the second floor were no where near the amount they needed, especially when twenty people were all leaving for the concert at the same time. If you have the opportunity, enjoy!More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Bill O, Owner at Chateau of Spain, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2019

Thanks for the review, Matt! We're glad you enjoyed your meals and our sangria! We'll definitely pass your comments along about the salt to our team, and we hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed October 7, 2019

I made a reservation at Chateau of Spain because of it's proximity to the Prudential Center (we saw Hugh Jackman there last night!). It's an easy 2 block walk up Broad Street to the arena. The restaurant was wonderful and far exceeded my expectations! There...is a casual, pub-like section with a busy bar downstairs, but we were seated upstairs in their spacious, serene main dining room. We were greeted warmly and seated immediately. The menu was very nice and everything we had - lobster bisque, salads, chicken marsala, steak, cheesecake - was excellent. The portions are huge so we had leftovers to take home. The wine list was very reasonable - we had a fantastic bottle of Rioja for $35. The wait staff was so friendly and even brought out the cheesecake with a candle in it and sang Happy Birthday to my father! Next time I go to an event at The Prudential Center, I will definitely go to Chateau of Spain for dinner beforehand!More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Bill O, Owner at Chateau of Spain, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2019

Great to hear, Carolyn! We're glad you enjoyed your meal and our staff could help celebrate your father's birthday! We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed October 6, 2019 via mobile

We went to see a show at Prudential Center and the restaurant is a few blocks away. We luckily got in without a reservation. The service was good only had to ask for dressing 3 times. Everything else we asked and it was brought out...as requested. We shared the calamari which was a decent size portion and it came out piping hot. It was good. My husband had the fillet of sole in garlic sauce he said it was okay. I had some and agreed it was okay. I had the shrimp with garlic sauce it too was rated okay by both of us. I've had the shrimp in garlic sauce in many restaurants and this one was decent not great. Maybe I should have ordered it with Jumbo shrimp and it would have been better. I saw someone who ordered the appetizer portion and it looked almost as large as my dinner portion had I known I would have ordered that for my dinner. My white sangria was delicious it was my favorite part of the meal.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Bill O, Owner at Chateau of Spain, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2019

Thanks for the review, Robin. We're glad you liked the sangria, that's one of our favorites! We'll be sure to pass your comments on the meal to our team, and we hope to see you again soon before another Prudential Center event!

Reviewed August 12, 2019 via mobile

We came here before a concert at the Prudential center. My husband and I ordered the paella Valenciana and a 1/2 pitcher of sangria. The paella came out steaming hot and full of seafood, chicken, and sausage. It was delicious and enough to feed 3-4...people. The sangria was also very good and the wait staff were polite and accommodating. We sat downstairs and it was noisy because if the bar, but we really enjoyed our food.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Bill O, Owner at Chateau of Spain, responded to this reviewResponded August 14, 2019

Glad you enjoyed your pre-concert meal! You can't go wrong with the paella. Apologies about the noise -- for next time, feel free to ask our staff about being seated upstairs. It's a quieter, more intimate experience up there. Thanks for the review!

Reviewed July 27, 2019 via mobile

I feel so ashamed that I never knew about this restaurant despite me being a longtime native of Newark. But luckily, my grandmother decided to take me here for my birthday and it was quite a pleasant experience for me. The food menu had quite...an exquisite variety, the atmosphere in the restaurant itself was so relaxed, the staff is friendly, and the food itself is very delicous. I now always make it a necessity to come to Chateau of Spain everytime I come to Newark and would have no problem at all recommending everyone else to visit here as well.More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Bill O, Owner at Chateau of Spain, responded to this reviewResponded August 14, 2019

Better late than never haha! Thanks for the kind words and we look forward to seeing you next time!

Reviewed July 22, 2019 via mobile

Located close to the federal courthouse and federal building, this white table cloth restaurant is a great place for a nice lunch that is reasonably priced. We take our interns here to thank them at the end of the semester. Governor Christie would eat here...when he was the United States Attorney. I love the garlic chicken with rice and veggies. They make great soups for takeout. Definitely worth going.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Bill O, Owner at Chateau of Spain, responded to this reviewResponded July 23, 2019

Thanks for the review! We know the importance of a good lunch when you're working hard!

Reviewed July 17, 2019

Our friends and my wife and I were headed to the Prudential Center for an ELO concert and chose Chateau of Spain for our pre-concert dinner. The Chateau is a Spanish and Portuguese restaurant with a full bar located an easy 2 block walk to...the Prudential Center. They offer a large variety of Iberian specialties as well as steaks, chicken, seafood and Italian entrees. We began by sharing appetizers of a light and delicious calamari, stuffed mushrooms and chorizo. All were very good. We each selected a different entree, each was excellent and the portions were very generous. We selected the shrimp in garlic sauce over linguine, the shrimp stuffed with crab meat, the New York strip steak and the chicken cutlet Madrid. All were cooked perfectly. We shared a delicious New York cheesecake and tiramisu for dessert. Service was professional, friendly and efficient. If you are attending an event at the Prudential Center, you will have great service but not feel rushed. The restaurant is clean, modern and stylish. For a great dinner served in an elegant atmosphere, try the Chateau of Spain.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Bill O, Owner at Chateau of Spain, responded to this reviewResponded July 23, 2019

Thanks so much for the kind words! Hope you had a great time at the concert and we'll see you next time!

Reviewed March 14, 2019

We booked reservations at this Restaurant as an after thought before going to the Fleetwood Mac concert next door on 3/13/19. It turned out that having dinner here was the highlight of our evening because the concert was terrible. We arrived almost an hour before...our reservation and the accommodating hostess was able to seat us anyway with a smile. Having never been here we did not know what to expect. WOW ! Having been in the Hotel, Restaurant business for 26 years, the first thing that impressed me was how clean it was. Spotless! Second, the wait staff were as good if not better then the finest New York Restaurants. Third, THE FOOD! Simply the best! We had the Mussel App. that was perfect. The Dinners were just as perfect. The seafood could not have been fresher. I have to say we will be back very soon.More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed March 7, 2019 via mobile

This place is AMAZING. The staff was wonderful and so accommodating. We had a birthday dinner here for my boyfriend and let me tell you!!! Everyone was wowed by this place. The food was great and they even allow outside cake and cut if for...you with no fee! We will definitely be going back. P.S.- try the Blue Sangria. WONDERFUL!!!More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed February 19, 2019 via mobile

Met several friends after a meeting. Resturant was crowed with very pleasant people. Great place to meet, have excellent food and drinks.

Date of visit: February 2019
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Eckert539, Of course! Our restaurant is always family friendly and we offer a kids’ menu. Also, be sure to bring your ticket, as we offer a 10% discount to any customer with a Devils ticket or season ticket card!
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Yes, Chateau of Spain offers takeout services.

Yes, Chateau of Spain is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Chateau of Spain is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4