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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
Closed now
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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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Westwood, NJ
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46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have eaten at a number of Portuguese/Spanish restaurants in the Ironbound district and Adega Grill is surely among the best.Excellent attentive service throughout the meal. The main courses of Paella, Mariscada in green sauce and stuffed red snapper were outstanding, filled with fresh seafood professionally prepared and plated. The pitcher of sangria was good but could have benefited from... More 

Thank mike from NJ
Marco O, Owner at Adega Grill, responded to this review

Mike, it's wonderful hearing you had such a fantastic time at Adega Grill! Thanks for sharing your enthusiasm with me, and I look forward to your next visit -- and I'd love to make sure there's enough fruit in your sangria when you next stop by :). Warmly, Marco O., GM More 

Union, New Jersey
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63 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been here a few times before, but this last time we came it was for my parents anniversary. The sangria was absolutely delicious and so were all of our meals. My husband enjoyed the cod and I had the tropical filet mignon, which was divine. My father also really enjoyed his lamb. Overall, we would definitely return, however... More 

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

Thanks for celebrating such a special event with us, Chrystianne! I'm delighted you and your parents all love our food and especially our sangria. We'd all love to see you more of you in the future for some more seafood and drinks, and thanks again for your kind words. Warmly, Marco O., GM More 

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 August 23, 2016 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 17 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 89 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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159 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 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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29 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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44 reviews
33 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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79 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 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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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
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: 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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