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“Nice place, but not really up the par to others in the area”
Review of Adega Grill

Adega Grill
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Ranked #18 of 608 Restaurants in Newark
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Portuguese
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Between Monroe & Madison
Description: 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.
Reviewed August 23, 2013

For what they charge its really not the best place to eat authentic Portuguese food, The dishes were just fine and nothing really jumped as a most have next time. The place I have to say feels tight , but very well designed for what it is. The service was very good and attentive

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Reviewed August 12, 2013 via mobile

This was my first time at this place. We had reservations in the restaurant side and it was a great meal. The quality of the food was outstanding and the service was "on point". When anything was running low, the waiter and busser were right there to replenish anything! All in all, out of every restaurant experience I've had in the Ironbound section, this was the best! Definitely coming back!

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1  Thank Adamlech
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Reviewed August 9, 2013

Dined here with family to celebrate my nephew starting medical school. Overall experience was very disappointing. Lighting is so poor that it's difficult to read menu. Upstairs doning room loud even when a handful of people in the room. Wait staff rushed us to place our orders so no time to review menu choices. Seafood mediocre...overcooked and tasteless. Wine list not offered. Would not recommend.

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1  Thank edh1024
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Reviewed August 7, 2013

Visited this dive last night. Aside from the dated decor and dark atmosphere, the service is great if you like being overwhelmed by a half dozen people. Food was mediocre at best and dated as well. We got the seafood platter with lobster, crab, shrimp, etc. One of the lobster tails was obviously bad, smelled of ammonia. When it was returned, instead of agreeing and offering a solution the chef flat out denied that it was bad and insisted that his seafood was fresh which frankly, was an insult. What kind of ridiculous fool argues with a guest aside from the fact that it was obviously bad. There are plenty of places on Ferry Street with better atmosphere and food. It makes sense why the reviews on their website are from 10 years ago…..

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Reviewed April 19, 2013

I don't recall the last time my family and I experienced service as great as this. Our glasses of water and sangria were always filled.

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Thank karen v
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