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Adega Grill

130 Ferry St, Newark, NJ 07105-2115
+1 973-589-8830
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible9%
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“lobster” (14 reviews)
“paella” (13 reviews)
“chorizo” (8 reviews)
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Seafood, Portuguese, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
130 Ferry St, Newark, NJ 07105-2115
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Reviewed September 14, 2017

We found this place luckily since we could not find a restaurant close to the Prudential Center, so we Ubered over here after I found it on the OpenTable app. The restaurant is absolutely beautiful. A great setting for dinner. The menu featured tons of...More

Thank JTwardz
Marco O, Owner at Adega Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

I'm so delighted that you found us, and it's especially great to see that your visit was such a big hit. From the atmosphere to the wine list, seeing that you enjoyed everything really means the world, and here's hoping that we get to have...More

Reviewed September 12, 2017

The starter - Spanish sausage and shrimp was good, not the best, but good. My husband had the paella which was tasty and had plenty in it. I made a very big mistake on my choice and ordered the crab meat stuffed shrimp. I never...More

Thank TourGuideKathy
Marco O, Owner at Adega Grill, responded to this reviewResponded September 14, 2017

It's really great to hear the paella was a hit, Kathy, but I'm sorry your order failed to impress. An overcooked meal just doesn't sound like us, and I'm glad you let us know what we can look into. I'll be sure to keep an...More

Reviewed September 6, 2017

We had a private dinner for about 20 people at Adega back in May. Marco took care of us from start to finish with menu and drink options and did an exceptional job. Our guests are still raving about the paella and shrimp. The chorizo...More

Thank Avril M
Marco O, Owner at Adega Grill, responded to this reviewResponded September 8, 2017

Wow -- thank you so much, Avril. It really means the world to know that your family is still talking about the amazing experience they all had, and I truly appreciate you sharing these kind words with everyone. Here's to hopefully having you all back...More

Reviewed September 6, 2017 via mobile

Another great dining experience with friends. Last year during the holidays were invited by friends who frequent Adega Grill. Although the restaurant is quite far for us we decided that it was worth a repeat visit & second time around was even better. The decore...More

Thank Tuesday247
Marco O, Owner at Adega Grill, responded to this reviewResponded September 8, 2017

Reading your amazing description of your evening just made my day! I truly appreciate you making the drive out for a second time, and it's wonderful to know that everyone was just as enjoyable. I'll definitely be sure to share your kind words with our...More

Reviewed August 26, 2017 via mobile

My two friends and I would come to Adega and enjoy sitting outside. A pitcher of sangria is $30. I believe that to be a bit steep. We get handed the bill with a gratuity of $25.52 automatically added. We had just 3 people, not...More

Thank Michael B
Marco O, Owner at Adega Grill, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2017

We never want these misunderstandings to occur, Michael, and I apologize for any frustration or inconvenience. This was certainly not done intentionally, and please feel free to contact us if there is anything we can do to help remedy this situation. (973) 589-8830 Best wishes,...More

Reviewed August 23, 2017 via mobile

Came here for a Girls' night out. We wanted something different w/fabulous drinks plus I had just got back from Barcelona, I was still in the mood for Spanish/Portuguese cuisine. I ordered the salmon stuffed with spinach, lobster,& crab was everything! Trust me, its an...More

Thank Tamara S
Marco O, Owner at Adega Grill, responded to this reviewResponded August 25, 2017

This just made my day, Tamara. I am absolutely honored to know that our food could satisfy those Barcelona cravings, and it really means a lot that everyone else loved their meals as well. Thank you so much for all the kind words -- I...More

Reviewed July 28, 2017 via mobile

Loved the atmosphere, staff was wonderful & very attentive and our food was outstanding! Paella was soooo good. Can't wait to go back again.

Thank sportsmombball2
Marco O, Owner at Adega Grill, responded to this reviewResponded July 31, 2017

This just made my day! I'm so happy to know that you had such a great time, and it's an honor to know that we'll be seeing you again. Thanks for everything! -Marco O., GM

Reviewed July 23, 2017

This restaurant has a pleasant, grotto style and quiet, comfortable seating/tables where conversation is easily heard. Service was very professional and cordial. I've never had better grilled octopus, and the portion sizes are generous. I'd happily try any of their grilled fish or meats; I...More

Thank hoyasaxa3233
Marco O, Owner at Adega Grill, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2017

I'm delighted our comfortable ambiance and our fresh grilled octopus made your meal one to remember. I'm sorry our stuffed shrimp wasn't quite as stellar, though. Next time, let us know and we'd be happy to bring out something more to your taste. Hope you'll...More

Reviewed July 13, 2017 via mobile

Great place to eat for anniversaries, birthday, romantic dinner, or date night. I have also taken the family out to eat there and they have requested to go back. We all love their food and service. My favorite meal is Parillada de mariscos for 2....More

Thank Martinezl4
Marco O, Owner at Adega Grill, responded to this reviewResponded July 14, 2017

I am so honored to know that you've loved coming by here so much, and thanks for sharing your kind words and recommendation! I will certainly pass this all along to everyone else, and here's to hopefully seeing you again soon for more great times...More

Reviewed June 30, 2017 via mobile

This place was exceptional so were the drinks!!! The parking was free with a stamped ticket. The service was great and the place was huge! Good music (Sade) was playing in the background! A very nice place to visit'

Thank Rell P
Marco O, Owner at Adega Grill, responded to this reviewResponded July 5, 2017

I'm thrilled to see that you had such an amazing experience here, Rell, and thanks for sharing your kind words with everyone. They really means a lot, and I hope we get to see you again real soon! All the best, Marco O., GM

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$31 - $50
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 130 Ferry St, Newark, NJ 07105-2115
    (Between Monroe & Madison)
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Newark
  • Phone Number: +1 973-589-8830
With an accommodating and quaint atmosphere, Adega Grill in Newark is the hottest new place in the Ironbound section. Inspired by its name, Adega, meaning wine cellar in Portuguese, the motif of the decoration is of vineyards and wine making. 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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