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 meal for 2. It was Devine. We were able to eat all of the seafood but not all of the rice. For sides we added the veggies (asparagus, broccoli and carrots) which were nicely prepared. Our overall dinner g experience was great and I would recommend this restaurant to others.
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.
O lugar é agradável, só é um pouco apertada a parte do bar em si. As atendentes além de lindas, falam português e são super simpáticas e atenciosas. A comida é saborosa, principalmente os tira gostos. Variedade de drinks e aperitivos. Vale a pena conhecer.
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.
A carta de vinhos é muito boa e tem opcões para todos os bolsos, atendimento impecável tbm, O frango churrasco é uma opção barata e gostosa, saladas também são bem servidas.
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.
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 cab ride) I just came back from vacation in Portugal and can say that the food served at the Adega is authentic and in many ways better than in Portugal. My only complaint is that they give you way to much food ! The wine list is extensive and the manager can direct you to great wines from the different areas of Portugal. If you do not want to sit at the bar the restaurant is very nice and good for a romantic time. Give it a try.
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. We would definitely dine here again if we are in the area. It is also a great stop if you have a long layover and want fine dining outside of Newark Airport. Overall, a great experience and fantastic food and attentive friendly service.
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.
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.
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 glitches had to ask for coffee a few times and the T-bone steak was a disappointment, tough and hard to chew, but the chicken ,veal and chateau were very good. Desserts were top notch. Highly recommend this place.
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 a bit more fruit. Well worth a trip; reservations recommended for weekends.
We have been here a few times before, but this last time we came it was for my parents anniversary. The sangria was absolutely delicious and so were all of our meals. My husband enjoyed the cod and I had the tropical filet mignon, which was divine. My father also really enjoyed his lamb. Overall, we would definitely return, however only for special occasions because it is an expensive restaurant.
After listening to some great Dance and Soulful House music at Newark's water front park. We ventured over to the Adega Grill for dinner. Great service, great Sangria and wine selections. We really enjoyed ourselves!! Always enough food to take home and enjoy another day. 👌🏿
We stopped in prior to a performance at NJPAC for an early dinner. Things were a bit nuts as Portugal had just won to advance to the semi-finals of the Euro Cup tournament; so there was quite a bit of loud celebrating going on in the streets and at the bar. Nevertheless, the service at the restaurant was quite good. The food is plentiful. Don't order individual appetizers as there will be no room left for the main courses (which are equally large). The seafood is fresh and well prepared. The wine list is extensive but expensive (although there are a few reasonably priced bottles available). There is free parking just around the corner. We enjoyed our visit and will come back again when we have an event at NJPAC. Highly recommended.
While in Newark on business, I was advised to go into the Ironbound District for some nice restaurant choices. There are a number of Portuguese and Spanish restaurants in this area and I was wanting to try something new! I came upon Adega Grill and I now plan to be a repeat customer.... It's beautiful, comfortably decorated and cozy. You are brought delicious warm bread and offered water choices... Any water other than tap and you will pay, as it's bottled. I ordered the Peito de Frango a Francesa for $21.50. This was a delicious dish consisting of sautéed lightly battered breast of chicken with lemon and butter, served with crisp Spanish style potatoes and saffron rice. An absolute delight! Portions are large, though, so be prepared to take some home! Visit Adega Grill once and you'll be back - as I will!!
It couldn't have gotten any better, starting with a parking spot right in front of the restaurant on Ferry Street. The sangria was delicious and garlic shrimp hot and with lots of garlic. MMMMMMMMM!!! Then came dinner. The platter was huge and looked like a picture, everything on it delicious. The fish was perfect! It was moist and flavor filled. The veggies were crisp and well flavored. The mashed potato mountain was delicious. Dessert and coffee?? I would like to but no thanks. Too full.
came here with a business colleague whose friend knew the chef/owner and is a regular... we came at lunch and sat at the bar... the kitchen is shared by the restaurant, bar and lounge... the bartenders were very fast and efficient... and the food was very fresh... portions were huge, and a bit too much for me for a lunch... but you get yours money's worth... will definitely come back again to watch futbol on the screen while having some tasty chorizo...
Came here last night with a group of friends for a surprise birthday celebration for a friend. The staff was very attentive from the moment you stepped foot in the door, the table was set up in the back with another bigger party, it was nice because we had our privacy. The food and sangria was simply amazing! We started with appetizers, clams casino, calamari and chorizo. All the appetizers were amazing, nothing was overcooked and the presentation was perfect. For the main courses we tried, mariscada, cowboy steak, steak flambé, surf and turf, stuffed salmon, and pasta with seafood in vodka sauce. Can I tell you that the portions were enormous! Everything was super delicious!! We had leftovers to take home. One of my friends even ordered a avocado stuffed with crab meat (it was an appetizer) and it was amazing! I highly recommend this restaurant, it is reasonably priced and just amazing! They did a wonderful job with our mini celebration last night. They also have a lounge with plenty of tv's and music as well as the outdoor seating.
We'd never visited Ironbound (OK, first time in Newark, too) and were drawn to Adega on a Sunday afternoon by the inviting sidewalk tables right in the middle of the Ferry St street scene. We drank caipirinhas and were made welcome as we lingered; we got very attentive service as we took in the passing scene, then we graduated from the bar menu to the restaurant menu as we started thinking about dinner. With lots of enticing items to choose from on an extensive menu, it was probably not very adventurous to pick Bife a Diana, but my goodness, what a remarkable take on steak diane -- wonderfully balanced flavors with a fine, perfectly prepared steak, accompanied by wonderful saffron rice that was the polar opposite of the flavorless versions that are merely yellow in color. I still recall it with a sigh, because it's so seldom that I can point to a dish as satisfying my desire for sophisticated comfort food :}