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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 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Eastover, South Carolina
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31 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed or visit. We visited on a Monday and arrived rather early in the evening. I am sure this is the reason we were the the only guest in the restaurant. The waiter came promptly and proved us with some delicious bread with an assortment of olives and tomatoes. Delightful. We ordered the assortment seafood... More 

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

I'm honored to have earned your recommendation, Ericka. Knowing that your service provided you with such prompt service is wonderful, and I'm just as delighted to see that your food was equally enjoyable. Thanks so much for all your kind words -- we can't wait to have you back! All the best, Marco O., GM More 

Florham Park, New Jersey
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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just had lunch on Sunday with my family. Food was exceptional! By the way, one plate gives for two people in my opinion. If you like lobster try the stuffed lobster that's my recommendation. Everyone enjoyed it! By the way, the restaurant has parking on 98 Madison Street, Just remember before you leave to validate your ticket.

Thank LILY306
Marco O, Owner at Adega Grill, responded to this review

I'm honored that our stuffed lobster has earned your recommendation, Lily, and thank you so much for all your kind words. Seeing that your whole experience was so great means the world, and we can't wait to have you back again! All the best, Marco O., GM More 

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57 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

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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142 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 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 12 December 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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50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 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 27 November 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 22 November 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 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 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 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 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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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
US$31 - US$50
Portuguese, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
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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