Adega Grill, Newark, NJ: A Restaurant Review

Adega Grill, Newark, NJ
Adega Grill
130-132 Ferry St.
Newark, NJ

Adega Grill: Restaurant Highlights

Fare: Spanish-Portuguese

Price: Expensive

Food Quality: Well-executed menu using fresh ingredients served in huge portions

Service: Friendly, attentive.

Ambiance/Decor: Upscale, cozy, romantic with stone fireplaces, wrought iron wine cellar gates, soft candlelight, and coves with upholstered sofa seating.

Overall Rating: 2 1/2 Stars

Note: Four-star Rating System from 1/2 Star = Poor to Four stars = Best in Class

Recommended For:  Diners who enjoy high end Spanish-Portuguese dining, in a cozy, romantic setting.

Not Recommended For: Budget conscious diners who prefer more traditional Spanish-Portuguese dining

Recommended dishes: When available, Polvo a Feira    with Boiled octopus, drizzled with olive oil, paprika; The Salmao Recheado    with Grilled salmon stuffed with spinach, lobster and crab meat in veneza sauce, served with sauteed potatoes and fresh vegetables; and The Bife a Cowboy Texano    with Grilled prime rib steak with sauteed spinach, mushrooms and Spanish sausage, served with roasted potatoes and saffron rice.

Liquor: Full Service Bar with an extensive wine list .

Restaurant Review

Adega Grill is not your typical Spanish - Portuguese Ironbound restaurant noted for their glitz, flashing neon lights, and packed crowds who have come for the huge potions of food.

Overall, it's one the best fine dining experiences in the Ironbound section of Newark.

This restaurant is more upscale, cozy, and romantic than the typical Ironbound restaurants.

The decor is done up with soft tones of yellow, stone fireplaces, wrought iron wine cellar gates, soft candlelight, and coves with upholstered sofa seating.

A long narrow dining area leads to a bigger and more attractive dining area in the rear. The bar area is vibrant, and is set in a narrow space

While the acoustics are good, this is a vibrant place and if you prefer a quiet intimate dining experience, ask for the larger rear dining room, it's quieter.

The food is well prepared with a seasonally changing menu using fresh ingredients served in large portions

The wait staff is very friendly and attentive.

They offer sidewalk dining on Ferry Street

Free parking is available around the corner on Madison Avenue.

Adega Grill is open seven days/week, including Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve & New Year's Day

(Updated: October 2023)

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