Adega, the Portuguese word for wine cellar, makes you feel as though you have stepped into a very posh, expensive wine cellar somewhere in Spain or Portugal. Exposed brick walls, arches, huge stone fireplaces, wrought iron gates that lead to the cellar, and luxurious sofas create an intimate and engaging atmosphere. Soft piano music adds to the subtle vibe. The food is exquisite, and it is a mix of Spanish and Portuguese influences with a focus on fish, seafood, and organic meats. All produce is seasonal, local, and fresh.
Try the superb Bacalhau a Adega Grill – pan-fried cod covered with tomato sauce, shrimps, sautéed onions, green peppers and Spanish sausage. The portions are generous, the chef’s specials are always divine, and there are 180 kinds of wine to pair with your food selection.
130 Ferry St, Newark, New Jersey, Phone: 973-589-8830
Photo: Adega Grill