Restaurant close to NJPAC. It offers all you can eat brazilian/portuguese barbecue
Favorite Dish: Not only you get tired of the variety of meats the waiters will keep bringing if you wish, but before this part of the meal starts the restaurant offers the most extensive all you can eat buffet I have ever seen!! Amazing!
In all the places I have been, the discovery of something portuguese doesn't stop me from knowing how locals deal with our food.
I try to find the differences between the original cuisine and the "possible" one, far away, with different ingredients.
Nowhere I found the food so authentic as in Valenca, Newark. To complete the scene, Portuguese TV, and costumers talking loud. Yes, that's Portugal. And it's good, believe me!
After almost two hours of confused driving (Monroe St against Monroe Rd and Brazilian Grill against Brazilian Restaurant) we finally reached the restaurant that a few days before we had chosen to have diner.
It was a perfect brazilian rodizio, at a price surprisingly moderate. We had a late meal, but it surely worth the effort.
Great down to earth place with monthly revolovling local art displayed on walls ina beatuifully designed space. open kitchen serving a wide variety of flavorrs at reasonable peices. Best Mohito in Newark. Located midway bet. NJPAC and Newark Museum and 10 minute safe wal to the ROCK. arena.
Favorite Dish: Lobster corn chowder, Grilled chicken sandwhich w/ broccoli rabe and fresh mossarela and Pan roasted pork medallians w/ wild mushrooom ravioli, broccoli rabe, white beans and Madeira wine sauce. (To name a few.)
Fornos is one of the best Spanish restaurants in the Ironbound section of Newark, which is famous for its many Spanish, Portuguese and Brazilian restaurants. Fornos serves a wide variety of Spanish dishes, including meat and fish entrees, as well as paellas. The portions are large, so you won't leave the restaurant hungry.
A local place with a small bar & dining area in the front; a larger dining area in the back. Very casual; friendly locals.
Favorite Dish: We were here for a Company event. Our appetizers were garlic soup, shrimp in garlic sauce, fried calamari, grilled Spanish sausage & stuffed mushrooms. I LOVED that garlic soup! Entrees were Paella Valenciana (Spanish rice w/shellfish, chicken & sausage), chicken breast in garlic sauce & sirloin in a wine sauce. Add to that, many pitcher of both red & white sangria, & you have the makings of a merry evening!
Rutt's serves just about the ugliest looking hot dog around. Deep fat fried rather than steamed or grilled. Cooked until its skin is mangled and torn. That's the classic Ripper, shown above - proving that beauty, rather than being skin deep, comes from deep within. The meek can order "In and Outers" - hardly wrinkled at all. Strong of spirit might consider a couple of "Cremators" cooked to a tasty black.
Whatever style, top them with a layer of Rutt's secret relish, the secret ingredients being chopped cabbage and carrots
As with all of the finer Iberian restaurants in the Ironbound, the first thing you notice when you approach the restaurant are the beautiful, typically European solid wood doors. You can spot the good restaurants from the fast food in the Ironbound just by looking at the doorway. The ambiance of Iberia Peninsula is typical European "smart casual" despite the fact the waiters wear black tuxedos. The menu at Iberia is pretty authentic, except the fact that the food is sold a la carte, instead of family style as it would be in Europe. There are several items on the menu however, that are offered family style. Next to the restaurant is the bar which is positively chock full of people.
Favorite Dish: Iberia's seafood is unbelievley fresh and authentic. Their non-seafood offerings are limited. Really good flan and house wines.
I have enjoyed food at Fornos since it opened, in the early 1980's. It offers good quality and a great selection of Spanish dishes, they will also cater to any special demand from customer if not available on the regular menu. It is always crowded!
Favorite Dish: 1. Paella marinera
2. Stuffed calamari
Iberia Tavern & Restaraunt 'The Oldest Portuguese Restaraunt' (in Newark? in New York? in America?)
We had paella here and some of the best swordfish I've ever had in my entire life (have I ever had swordfish before?). MMMMMM. The fish and lobster were so buttery and tender, and you wash it down with glasses of sangria... very cute waiters too!
Favorite Dish: any of the seafood dishes! simply scrupmtious
Brasilian Restaraunt is--duh! a Brasilian restaraunt! On weekends it's crowded with bustling Brasilian and Portuguese families pigging out on meat, meat, and more meat. i think there was one salad item on the menu, but even that was smothered in meat. Try the authentic Brasilian dish of chiarrasco (spelling?) in which handsome dark haired waiters come to your table and slice of hunk after hunk of red, tender beef and chicken. (the chicken was absolutely divine, just heaven on earth) The fish dishes were also exquisitely cooked with yummy Brasilian starche stews like yucca and beans.
highlight: the back room has a mega gigantic wide screen television broadcasting Brasilian television. we got drunk on sangria (more of a Portuguese than Brasilian dish) mourning the Bush inauguration, but that thankfull was cut short by several hours of Xuxa
Krug's Tavern on Wilson Ave. serves the best all around food in the neighborhood. Especially their One (1) pound hamburger! This is a meal in itself. They have specials everyday of the week, and one of their best sellers is fresh ham. Prices are good and all their food is excellent. Anyone visiting the area should stop by and try out Down Necks own.
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Hobbie's Deli (great corned beef, pastrami sandwiches, etc. Dinners are also available) corner of Branford Place and Halsey Street. This place has been there a very long time and probably is the last of the Jewish Deli's in Newark. The food there is awesome! If you haven't been there, you're missing out on something special!
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McGovern's Tavern, on New Street, between Halsey Street and Washington Street (across from Rutgers College) Nice atmoshere, congenial bar tenders. A bit of the Old Sod in the heart of Newark! A richly ethnic Irish Bar (just check out the juke box!) with all the drinks that are fitting. Food is served daily and is delicious.
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If you're more in the mood for something light and trendy, check out Newark's preemptive response to Starbucks (which just recently invaded), the Euphoria Cafe. Great for a sandwich and some gourmet coffee while also providing live entertainment at night in the form of poetry readings and light jazz, this is definitely the most Bohemian restaurant in the area.