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Adega Grill

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130 Ferry St, Newark, NJ 07105-2115 (Between Monroe & Madison)
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Newark, New Jersey
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

After listening to some great Dance and Soulful House music at Newark's water front park. We ventured over to the Adega Grill for dinner. Great service, great Sangria and wine selections. We really enjoyed ourselves!! Always enough food to take home and enjoy another day. 👌🏿

Thank Ernest P
Marco O, Owner at Adega Grill, responded to this review

It's wonderful you enjoyed the after party at Adega Grill with some Sangria and wine :). Thanks for stopping by with your friends and celebrating with some of our food and drinks -- you know we'd all love to see you again, Ernest! Best, Marco O., GM More 

Andover, New Jersey
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

We stopped in prior to a performance at NJPAC for an early dinner. Things were a bit nuts as Portugal had just won to advance to the semi-finals of the Euro Cup tournament; so there was quite a bit of loud celebrating going on in the streets and at the bar. Nevertheless, the service at the restaurant was quite good.... More 

Thank CubLakeCouple
Marco O, Owner at Adega Grill, responded to this review

I'm so glad you had the chance to dine and celebrate with us -- it's wonderful you found a few different things to enjoy! It means a lot to me hearing the appetizers, entrees, and wine were just right for the two of you, and I hope you'll make it back for another bite someday! Until then, Marco O., GM More 

Philadelphia, PA
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132 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

While in Newark on business, I was advised to go into the Ironbound District for some nice restaurant choices. There are a number of Portuguese and Spanish restaurants in this area and I was wanting to try something new! I came upon Adega Grill and I now plan to be a repeat customer.... It's beautiful, comfortably decorated and cozy. You... More 

Thank RealPegster
Marco O, Owner at Adega Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your delight with me! I always love to hear when our guests are thrilled with their food, an experience which I'm happy you had for yourself. The Frango a Francesa is just one of our cherished dishes, so I'm also pleased you could get a taste of its magic while perusing the Ironbound District from some... More 

New Jersey
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156 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

It couldn't have gotten any better, starting with a parking spot right in front of the restaurant on Ferry Street. The sangria was delicious and garlic shrimp hot and with lots of garlic. MMMMMMMMM!!! Then came dinner. The platter was huge and looked like a picture, everything on it delicious. The fish was perfect! It was moist and flavor filled.... More 

Thank beagles1013
Marco O, Owner at Adega Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for painting such a beautiful picture for me! I'm thrilled you loved the shrimp (especially the flavorful garlic sauce) as well as your platter and mashed potatoes. Next time, we'll have to make sure you have room for dessert so you can get the full effect of topping off your starters and entree with a yummy dessert. Thanks... More 

East Hanover, New Jersey
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52 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

came here with a business colleague whose friend knew the chef/owner and is a regular... we came at lunch and sat at the bar... the kitchen is shared by the restaurant, bar and lounge... the bartenders were very fast and efficient... and the food was very fresh... portions were huge, and a bit too much for me for a lunch...... More 

Thank kamlung
Marco O, Owner at Adega Grill, responded to this review

Thanks for enjoying some lunch and drinks with us here at Adega Grill! It was surely a pleasure to have you and your friend over, and I look forward to your next visit. That chorizo is calling your name... Warmly, Marco O., GM More 

Jersey City, New Jersey
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

Came here last night with a group of friends for a surprise birthday celebration for a friend. The staff was very attentive from the moment you stepped foot in the door, the table was set up in the back with another bigger party, it was nice because we had our privacy. The food and sangria was simply amazing! We started... More 

Thank carol v
Marco O, Owner at Adega Grill, responded to this review

Carol, it was so fun to celebrate with you and your friends the other night -- it's heartwarming to know you all could indulge in the food we love to make most. It sounds like a decadent party; definitely, one for the books! Of course, I can't wait to see you all again someday soon for another festive feast. Warmly,... More 

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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

We'd never visited Ironbound (OK, first time in Newark, too) and were drawn to Adega on a Sunday afternoon by the inviting sidewalk tables right in the middle of the Ferry St street scene. We drank caipirinhas and were made welcome as we lingered; we got very attentive service as we took in the passing scene, then we graduated from... More 

Thank peripateticjim
Marco O, Owner at Adega Grill, responded to this review

It was an absolute pleasure to have you over to Adega Grill! I'm thrilled you enjoyed your Bife a Diana and that you still think of it fondly. :) Of course, my staff and I would all be delighted to have you back for some more. Thanks again for your admiration and enthusiasm. Warmly, Marco O., GM More 

Mundelein, Illinois
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74 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

Visited this restaurant with a group of 5 persons for a business meal. The atmosphere was great and decor very good and reminded me of some of those cellar restaurants in Cambridge and London, UK and parts of Germany and Budapest, Hungary where I have dined in similar surroundings. The food was very good. I had a steak with king... More 

Thank Trini-trekkers
Marco O, Owner at Adega Grill, responded to this review

It was a pleasure to have you and your coworkers over for a nice meal! I'm glad you especially enjoyed the Spanish sausage starters, and I hope to get your next meal tasting more flavorful if you're in the area and stop by again. Of course, thank you for your support, and I hope to see you again! Sincerely, Marco... More 

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97 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016 via mobile

Delicious food!! Love the atmosphere and servers. Ate at bar and dining room prefer the bar area. Relax with a nice meal and an amazing sangria. My favorite is the fish sandwich and chicken dish. Don't forget to order the homemade potato chips and rice!! Large portions and seating is limited in the bar area. They have a validation parking... More 

Thank speclkm
Marco O, Owner at Adega Grill, responded to this review

Sangria is a wonderful addition to a nice meal, and I'm pleased you enjoyed some for yourself! Of course, I'd love to see you again for another delicious time. Thanks for sharing your kind words with me, and have a wonderful Thursday evening. Best, Marco O., GM More 

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30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

My husband wanted a paella dinner for his birthday. We hadn't been in Ironbound for quite awhile. Since parking is difficult in this area, we decided to just grab the first spot and than decide where to eat. Adega Grill was the closest restaurant. They were able to seat us right away. We had soup of day, lentil, which was... More 

Thank martha5447
Marco O, Owner at Adega Grill, responded to this review

It's delightful you happened upon Adega Grill by chance and that you enjoyed your paella, snapper, and shellfish so much! Of course, I'm looking forward to seeing you both again in the future. Thanks for you recommendation, and have a pleasant rest of your week. Warmly, Marco O., GM More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$31 - $50
Portuguese, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children
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: 19735898830
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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