Seabra's Marisqueira
87 Madison Street | (973) 465-1250
Overall
It's crowded and lively because the food is great and the diners there know it. My favorite seafood spot in the NY/NJ area
Food
Ocean big - big menu with big dishes that easily feed two people. Fresh is the word, with a variety of traditional and authentic preparations
Service
They're busy, so you need to be a little aggressive and get their attention
Vibe
Casual, lively (and insanley noisy) family restaurant, with every one packed together with feasting on seafood
Prices
Moderate $$$
Hours
Sun-Sat; Lunch, Dinner and Late Night
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Sol-Mar
267 Ferry Street | (973) 344-3041
Overall
Terrific seafood just a little ways down from the busier section of Ferry Street
Food
Seafood entrées were very well prepared and delicious. Apps were OK
Service
Very alert and attentive staff, and offered to go "off menu" for me
Vibe
Never been inside, but eating out on the sidewalk in the summer is great. Street noise is not that bad, aside for the occassional passing discoteque on wheels
Prices
Moderate $$$
Hours
Lunch: Mon-Sun 12:00PM - 3:30PM Dinner: Mon-Thurs 3:30PM-10:30PM, Fri-Sat 3:30PM-11:30PM, Sun 12:00PM-10:30PM
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Tony Da Caneca
72 Elm Road | (973) 589-6882
Overall
Quiet restaurant in a quiet neighborhood, old-fashion charm, been here for decades
Food
Well-prepared traditional Portuguese fare, with lots to choose from, including good specials
Service
Seasoned, attentive and professional staff
Vibe
A little like entering a time warp—in a nice way. Quiet and a little formal, but comfortable
Prices
Moderate $$$
Hours
Lunch: Monday - Saturday 11:30AM - 3:00PM Dinner: Monday - Thursday 3:00PM - 10:00PM; Friday - Saturday 3:00PM - 11:00PM; Sunday Noon - 10:00PM
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Coimbra
637-641 Market Street | (973) 491-9811
Overall
Great value for your buck in terms of quality, flavor, quantity and comfort
Food
Authentic no fuss Portuguese food cooked with fresh ingredients for a very reasonable price
Service
Friendly, very polite, open and honest recommendations (forgot my app, but it happens)
Vibe
Lots of Portuguese patrons and you know they're regulars. The bar area is comfortable and roomy, a little bit noisy. Separate dining room for families in a quieter space
Prices
Low-Moderate $$
Hours
Dinner, 7 days a week
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Taste of Portugal
148 Delancey Street | (973) 274-0600
Overall
Nice for a group because of the amount of space and the varied menu, though a little off the beaten path
Food
Varies with the selection, but generally well-prepare, particularly the fish, though the filet on a stone is hugely popular here. Good wine list
Service
Attentive and courteous
Vibe
Traditional family-restaurant with a more lively bar/dining room on the other side of the building
Prices
Moderate $$$
Hours
-
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Adega Grill
130 Ferry Street | (973) 589-8830
Overall
More about giving young adults an the experience with friends, than about food
Food
Long menu with few surprises. Seafood was OK, but was hoping for better. Pretty good wine list, but the by the glass offering is pathetic considering wine is Adega's "thing"
Service
A regiment of wait staff at your beck and call, a little formal and cold for Portuguese
Vibe
Dining room is slightly kitchy elegant, but it works. With low lighting it feels comfortable and relaxed. Lots of couples and groups of young adults. Probably not best choice for family night
Prices
Moderate $$$
Hours
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30 am - 3 pm Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3 pm - 10 pm; Friday and Saturday: 3 pm - 11 pm; Sunday: 12 pm - 10 pm
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Sagres Bar and Grill
44 Prospect Street | (973) 589-4070
Overall
Fairly traditional and casual. Seated outdoors in the summer, off Ferry Street was relaxing
Food
Traditional Portuguese menu with emphasis on fish and seafood. Flavor and preparation are OK, but doesn't stand up to all competitors that line Ferry Street
Service
Attentive, friendly and courteous
Vibe
On this day, many young local residents recovering from a Jersey-Shore-type Friday night.
Prices
Low-Moderate $$
Hours
-
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Iberia Restaurants
63-69 and 80-84 ferry street | (973) 344-7603
Overall
The outdoor patio can be a nice place for a weekend lunch. The food is OK, the atmosphere is better
Food
Traditional, though unorganized, menu of dishes that lacks in good execution
Service
Courteous, very polite and attentive. Pleny of staff around, too
Vibe
The outdoor patio has enough shrubbery around to block the parking lot and the street, and let you imagine your somewhere in Portugal
Prices
Moderate $$$
Hours
Tues-Wed 11 AM-2 AM, Thurs-Sat 11 AM-3 AM; Sunday Noon-2 AM
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