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Adega Grill

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130 Ferry St, Newark, NJ 07105-2115 (Between Monroe & Madison)
+1 973-589-8830
11:30 am - 10:00 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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57 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is great for late-night. For earlier dinner there are better places for food as well as wine. However the place is super pleasant and worth the visit.

Thank Maria Weronika R
Marco O, Owner at Adega Grill, responded to this review

I'm happy to see that you've had a nice time here, Maria, and I appreciate you sharing your recommendation with everyone. Our staff will always strive to deliver the true five-star experience, and I look forward to having you back again some time to show you just that. Thanks for everything! Sincerely, Marco O., GM More 

Newtown, Pennsylvania
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140 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2016

I visited Adega for the first time in Dec and had a wonderful time. Food was excellent and the service first class. Appetizers were fabulous and as big as a normal entree. The entrees were very good and served in a stylish manner. Sangria was good and plentiful.

Thank fred5110
Marco O, Owner at Adega Grill, responded to this review

It's wonderful hearing you enjoyed a relaxing and delicious time at Adega Grill, and my staff and I look forward to your return visit. Warmly, Marco O., GM More 

Newark, New Jersey
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016

I went to Adega Grill for my team's Christmas luncheon. The food was good, well flavored. I have eaten at Adega plenty of times and the food is always on point. However, this time we sat at a table with the couch and there was a cockroach crawling on top of the couch. We reported it to the waiter, he... More 

1 Thank soca11
Marco O, Owner at Adega Grill, responded to this review

I'm very concerned to hear of this incident and will be looking into things immediately. Thanks for bringing this to my attention, and I'm sorry you had this experience. Please know my staff and myself abide by strict food and handling policies and only accept a clean and organized space. Thanks again for reaching out, and have a wonderful rest... More 

new jersey
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46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016 via mobile

I have been going to the Adega Grill for years and highly recommend it. They have a long bar on one side and formal seating in a separate room on the other side The bar area is friendly and I have met people from all over the world that come on a lengthy stop over at Newark airport (10 min... More 

Thank bobbyk57
Marco O, Owner at Adega Grill, responded to this review

Sincerest thanks for conveying your happiness to me! It's absolutely wonderful you love our entrees and wine so much, and I'd love to have you back soon for another delicious time. Have a great day, and I look forward to your next visit. Best, Marco O., GM More 

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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed our dinner. My husband had the paella and I had the lobster. Our appetizers were great too. We had octopus that was delicious, oysters and escargot. Loved them all. The wait staff was great too because we had our 7 month old and they smiled at her and really welcomed us. It was a great ambiance too.... More 

Thank Lauresa and Nes... E
Marco O, Owner at Adega Grill, responded to this review

Lauresa, thank you so much for your kind words. It was a pleasure having you, your husband, and your little one over for dinner. It sounds like the paella, lobster, and appetizers were all a hit, and we'd love to see the whole family again for another pleasant meal. Warmly, Marco O., GM More 

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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016 via mobile

My coworker and I stumbled onto this place because our usually lunch spot was closed. The services and food was absolutely wonderful and the Sangaria was fantastic.

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

Tonya, so glad you stumbled across Adega Grill and that you and your coworker especially enjoyed some Sangria! Of course, it would be wonderful to see you both again for another round of drinks and fun. Warmly, Marco O., GM More 

New Jersey
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59 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016 via mobile

Found out Adega means wine cellar. Nice varied Spanish/Portuguese menu with excellent specials. Very nice atmosphere. You dine in a wine cellar. Food quality was excellent and prices average. Sangria was average. Will definitely will go back.

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

I definitely look forward to seeing you again! It was wonderful having you over to Adega Grill for some of our Spanish and Portuguese cuisine, and I look forward to seeing you again for more. Thanks for reaching out, and have a wonderful day. Best, Marco O., GM More 

2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016

We had a reservation for a small party, The food was delicious and the service for the entire time was great till we asked for the check. When the server ( Adolfo ) presented the check , I told him that we need to pay separately and to make it easier for him , I told him that I would... More 

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

Abanoub, please know that I'm quite concerned to read about your last experience dining with us because my staff and I only wish for our guests to leave feeling happy. It definitely sounds like there was some confusion on our end regarding your bill, and, for this, I'd like to apologize. Please know I'll be addressing this issue with my... More 

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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016

we were looking for someplace to eat and just happened to walk into this place off the street with no expectations. We were completely surprised at how great this place was. Atmosphere was so unique and cozy and and then the food was so good. Portions were more than enough and experience overall was so pleasant just a few minor... More 

Thank katcrow55
Marco O, Owner at Adega Grill, responded to this review

Thanks for coming to Adega Grill and for your recommendation! I'm gald you loved your chicken and veal and hope to get your T-bone steak just right for you next time. Of course, I'd be happy to see you back for another enjoyable and delicious time. Warmly, Marco O., GM More 

Westwood, NJ
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57 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

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 

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Restaurant Details

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