Adega Grill

4.8
722 Reviews
$31 to $50
Portuguese
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.

What 722 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.6
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Lucy
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Expensive but delicious. Everyone was super nice and the service was great. The music is clubby and I could do without that but loved everything else.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience3

food was delicious, service a bit slow. was a bit concerned with the amount of tables occupied and seeing people with a more “relaxed” approach to masks, so for a covid safe experience some improvements would have to be made...

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GloriaS
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was so delicious! Service was excellent! We really enjoyed our dinner there!

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vipRenatoF
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best quality food and service you can find in and around NY and NJ. Don't let the relatively understated and unassumed neighborhood fool you - this is top quality

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KMo2021
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ultimate compliment; Adega is the best restaurant in the Ironbound.

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vipNYtoCATraveler
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hidden gem. Nice warm restaurant with Modern wall fireplace on the bar side. The dining side is warm with a real fireplace and the entire restaurant has stacked stone
Walls. Food was outstanding along with the service. Great menus for fish and meat alike.

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Andrei
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and amazing atmosphere in the restaurant. Daily specials are always amazing!

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CESARL
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

my favorite place always great food and sangria the best

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EvelynH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food is excellent. Manager Marco always helpful and attentive to diners and staff

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AnnabelleC
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience5

Food was not good! All seafood is frozen! Mariscada was watery with no flavor and mussels were super hard. Actually all seafood was overcooked! Ribeye Texas steak was cooked to medium when I asked for rare! Not going back. Appetizers weren’t good either.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was beyond amazing. Came for Valentine’s Day. My woman loved it.

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AshleyJ
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve never been disappointed with adega. Food is always amazing

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AllanJ
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it it was our first time there loved the food will def be back thank you

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Sheena
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time i come it is always a good time.

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Chris
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Would highly recommend. Food and atmosphere where fantastic. Our waiter had excellent recommendations.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday Celebration

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Adega never disappoints. This is literally our 10th time going there The food is always good the drinks are Fire and the customer experience is second to none. Hats off the the management there and the owners you have an incredible restaurant and provide a stellar experience every time.

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Notchiro
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there. Place is excellent. Will definitely be back. Food service and atmosphere are great. Highly recommended

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place!

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Divatudenj
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Had seafood. Red snapper,shrimp, and scallops -everything was over cooked. The presentation was and the flavor was good. First time moh y food came out this way. Oh and the dessert was old and stale. That was a waste of money.

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KhalilahJ
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the whole atmosphere! Food was on point waiters was excellent!!

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Milijana
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and excellent food! Very nice and cozy setting.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They are exceptional in caring for their guest. I always feel welcomed and taken care of

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MaritzaP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is amazing! The grilled salmon with stuffed crabmeat is an excellent. Personally, the paella is the best in the area. Not only is the food superb, but the gorgeous ambiance and fantastic service makes the time there extraordinary.

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EdelG
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, service was great . Well worth the money

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donaldf
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal and the service was outstanding. We we go there again when we are back in Newark. It was a great find.

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vipANATASEIAR
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Went for dinner with my bestie. Lima was out waiter he was very nice. The restaurant is a Gem. From upon entering we was wowing because inside was so beautiful. So glad we went and of course the food was delish from apperrizers to our main dishes. Definitely will return and tell my foodie friends about it.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Adega Grill was better than expected. The place was very elegant. The service was amazing, the staff were very professional and tidy. The ambiance and music set the mood. And of course dinner was delicious. Will definitely highly recommend and go back on a regular. Overall gem of a place.

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vipLorenaA
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, amazing ambiance and couth staff.

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Sonny0905
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

They redid half the restaurant! I still prefer the old half. We went on a Sunday evening. It was a super light crowd. We felt very safe! The red sangria was delicious. We both got paella. HUGE portions! Honestly, we could’ve shared one plate & still had leftovers. The wait staff were OUTSTANDING!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a wonderful early dinner my mother. Fantastic seating great service and food. Mom was happy I am happy. Thanks for a great day.!

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MichelleP
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Adega Grill! My husband and I hadn't been back since the pandemic closed everything down. We finally made it in this week, and it was better than ever! We sat in the new dining area which was bright, fun, and energetic. We were so happy to see Marissa, our favorite bartender, still working there. Marissa was very attentive to our group of 4 and kept the delicious sangria coming. Our server was awesome as well (sorry, can't remember his name), answered all of our questions and was very attentive. Can't wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente todo en sentido general

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Jasmine
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food nice place ! Waiters were great definitely coming back

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AilyneG
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food is great, the ambiance is great. Will dine here again.

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mahasind
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat upstairs and had a huge dinner party. The restaurant is a hidden gem in the Downtown Newark area in the "Ironbound" section. This restaurant is very clean and elegant. The waiters were Outstanding and went above and beyond. My cousin requested they have a raise due to the excellent customer service we were provided. I would definitely recommend anyone to come here for happy hour, a date night, dinner or a special occasion. I visited this place back in the day, years ago, and the service has always been great. We were very satisfied with the turnout of the birthday dinner party. I definitely give this restaurant five stars!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great time! Excellent food & service. Highly recommend!

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Bobby
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Real friendly atmosphere excellent steaks plenty of room for social distancing and very clean!!

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SafiyahS
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Would love to all four stars but the waiter was taken too long to come back to the table

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, amazing food, and we were taken care of with top service

FAQs

Adega Grill offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (973) 589-8830.

Adega Grill is rated 4.8 stars by 722 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.