Found this gem recently on a night out in Newark. Located at 130 Ferry Street, i must have driven past it s dozen times in the past heading for "The Ironbound" restaurants that are good, but over used- (Spanish Tavern, Forno's, Seabra, Brasilia Grill, etc.etc.). Adega serves excellent Portuguese/Spanish food with a flourish. I had the Tuna Steak Special with Risotto. Fantastic lightly seared slices of Tuna layered over a huge mound of Saffron infused Risotto with giant chunks of fried Octopus- AMAZING! Excellent service, full bar, and designed like a "grotto" with all stone walls, and a beautiful stone fireplace. The 130 Ferry Street address is also home to the Adega Bar which is a lush well decorated watering hole with great flat screen TV's for those sports fans. If you want to try a new restaurant in Newark, this is the place to go. PS: I paid for on street parking at the meters, but there is free parking around the corner from Adega's.
Went to the bar area with a couple of friends on a Friday night. I've been commuting for 24 years. Finally, I agreed to stop off at Newark Penn Station and took a short walk to Adega. Great bar scene, plus we ordered churrizo and garlic shrimp, which were fantastic. I'm embarrassed it took me so long to do this, but I'm glad I did. Will definitely be back!
Very good place for lunch! Very kind and professional staff 😉 and of course food - very good, fresh and big portions! I can recommend this place!
The food was excellent and the portions were very large. The atmosphere was homey also. The service was very attentive and warm.We had 2 guests arrive late and the restaurant was very accepting and seated us. They went out of their way to may our experience the best. ,
This restaurant, recommended by friends, is located in the Portuguese neighborhood in Newark. Signs are in Portuguese, people are speaking it, and delightfully, restaurants serve Portuguese food. My family and I have spent time in Lisbon, and found this neighborhood and the Adega Grill in particular a transport back to Portugal. The ambiance of the restaurant, the food and outstandingly the service were excellent. Clearly the staff has been trained to do this right, and were very grateful to experience it all.
We went here. We sat by the fireplace and enjoyed three bottles of wine with our meal. Paella, Lobster & Steak, Crabcakes. Everything was GREAT. The bread is delicious. Make a reservation, you won't be disappointed.
Ive been in the Food Restaurant business for 30 years and this place is top shelf. The neighborhood has a Port/Brazilian flair but a little hairy . The building in small long a narrow but WOWSA the service was A-plus The menu was great Tons of authentic Dishes and enormous.I had the Paella valeneciana which was loaded with seafood including Lobster for under $30 even the soup was very homeade and great,When you see natives of Portugal eating in here you know its great.The service all male waiter staff was on point never missed a dirty dish .beverage or move of ours.My wife had the Sword with Shrimp awesome! Free parking up the corner in safe garage.Ever near the Prudential center do not miss this Gem!
On our way to a concert at â€œThe Rockâ€ and stopped for dinner. A narrow attractive restaurant with comfortable seating. A knowledgable wait staff and varied Portuguese menu. The portions are large and the food is well prepared. Bonus: there is a parking lot for patrons around the corner.
Found this restaurant from favorable reviews. Had a reservation for four to celebrate a friends birthday. Guess what?! Overall it was better than I expected. The food was flavorful and well presented. Had one issue with a not so fresh piece of a langostine. My cousin also didnâ€™t care for her steak cut, so this is not the place for beef. The seafood dishes are the reason to go. The bill had a higher than average tip calculated in the bill. When I brought it the servers attention, he apologized and had it removed. However, I get the feeling this is their practice and not an accident. Just keep an eye on your check, dont order beef and youâ€™ll be perfectly fine.
From the red and white sangria, to the garlic shrimp and tarizzo appetizers. Dinner porterhouse steak with crab meat, t -bone steak, chicken, veggies were all awesome! Cooked to perfection. Dessert, cappuccino and espresso. Worth every penny!!
Recently moved to the area and been trying all the different restaurants and currently this is the best place in terms of food, ambiance, everything. You cannot go wrong going here.
Iâ€™m giving this restaurant a top review. But I will start with a negative comment. I went to the restaurant with my wife and daughter 7/27/18 at 8pm for dinner. The area around the the restaurant does not have a lot of parking but the restaurant has free parking. The hostess that seated us was very friendly. The initial waiter that come to our table was the worst waiter I have ever experienced. After looking at the wine list which was pricey, I asked about house wines. The waiter seemed annoyed but brought a bottle of their house red. He then asked us for our food order and we explained to him that we were first time customers and needed more time. His response was to walk away. There was nothing friendly about him at all. A gentleman, who I believe was the manager stopped by our table to ask how we weâ€™re doing. We told him we were first time customers and he reviewed the menu for us, made recommendations about selections, took our order and constantly come back asked how we were doing. We interacted with 3 bus boys during the evening who were extremely friendly. When I thanked the youngest one for helping us, he said you donâ€™t have to thank me Iâ€™m just doing my job. The food was excellent, the portions are huge. If you order the house wine and share food with your party as you spend the evening, this restaurant is a bargain, with great service unless you get the waiter who doesnâ€™t belong in this restaurant.
Got seated in s cute little cave like setting. Large menu selection from appetizers to main course to desserts to alcohol. Had a glass of nice Portuguese Port and a glass of wine. Had Bacalhau a Adega Grill a pan fried cod with veggies in a red sauce. Was amazingly delicious just slightly salty . Also had Paelha Marinheria.The portions where huge. Plenty to take home for possibly 2 more meals. Dessert we had was simple - sorbet. The waiter was very helpful until we placed our order. Then he walked past our table 50 times without asking if we liked our meals or needed anything else. Besides that the food, atmosphere, music was very good. I have been to Portugal so I did expect to have more of an ethnic selection, not your basic Ferry street menu items. I will go back though for sure
Great place to go enjoy a nice drink at the bar or a romantic meal at the restaurant. Excellent food, sangria and desserts.
Went here before a concert for dinner and was not disappointed. The portions are huge and sangria was strong! Yes, you will spend some money, but for the portions and quality it is well worth it! We were in the back room and it did get very loud once it was filled up. We would definitely go back!
Recently visited for a family dinner before a concert at Prudential. Adorable, cozy decor. Friendly attentive staff. Very large portions easily shared . Good authentic food. Will be back!
Muy buen concepto. Excelente lugar tanto el restautant, como el bar y el launge. Bebidas super buenas y precios muy buenos. La comida exquisita.
Very good dinner and 15 minutes from ewr in an uber. Worth the trip for sure. Excellent staff and fresh sea food
I had a long time to go there because in the past i had a bad experience at the lounge so this time we went for dinner during the visit in Newark.They improved a lot but still they need to do more special on the service.Prices they are a little high but the food it was good.Next time i will reserve the table with the basilicos chair so i can have at list a Royal treat on service i hope.
Ive been coming to Adega for years now and they still impress me. The food is always fresh and delicious and the service is always great.