Restaurants Near Newark, New Jersey

By Loletrazina Church

Founded in 1666, Newark is the county seat of Essex County and the largest city in the state of New Jersey. When visiting Newark, you can sample cuisines like Spanish and Portuguese. Many restaurants are near local courses.

Adega Grill

Visit the Adega Grill for a taste of Portuguese fine dining and choose from a wine list of over 180 selections. Adega features appetizers such as clams in marinara sauce and shrimp sautéed with garlic and olive oil. There are a variety of seasonal meat, poultry, fish and seafood lunch and dinner dishes such as the peppered tuna steak, New Zealand lamp chops or grilled filet mignon and jumbo shrimp. The on-site Adega Lounge features a resident DJ offering a mix of music styles including a Brazilian Samba night and night of Latin Fiesta Caliente. Located less than 10 miles from the restaurant, golfers can take advantage of the Essex County Golf Course, which offers an 18-hole Championship course with a rating of par 71.

Adega Grill
130 Ferry St.
Newark, NJ 07105

Brasilia Grill

Established in 1987, the Brasilia Grill Restaurant offers casual family dining with Spanish cuisine, including a list of menu items including a variety of salads from the salad bar. You can enjoy a variety of meat dishes like ribs, sausage, lamb, pork or chicken combined with a choice of side items. Guests can also choose from a seafood menu that includes shrimp in garlic sauce and shrimp in fresh yucca sauce. If golf is your game, drive fewer than 20 minutes to the Baltusrol Golf Course for a round or two, after dining at the Brasilia Grill.

Brasilia Grill
99 Monroe St.
Newark, NJ 07105

Fernandes Steakhouse

The Fernandes Steakhouse is off the Ironbound track, a railroad track from the 1800s. The restaurant offers a casual dining atmosphere with a variety of menu items. Appetizers include the boiled shrimp cocktail, fried calamari and clams in half shell appetizers as well as desserts. On the main menu, you can chose from various barbecued meats and seafood, including swordfish, salmon steak, chicken, ribeye, short and baby back ribs. Grilled meats are also available like filet mignon, veal chops, chicken breasts and black-Angus steak. Golfers can play a round or two at the 18-hole Surburban Golf Course, less than 10 miles from the restaurant.

Fernandes Steakhouse
158 Fleming Ave.
Newark, NJ 07105

About The Author

Based in Georgia, Loletrazina Church has been a professional freelance writer for 24 years. Church attended Delgado College with a major in surgical technology. She has written several published health care articles and advertisement publications for Internet sites such as, and
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