Dining

You can also visit NewarkHappening.com/restaurants/ for a full overview of the great dining options Newark has to offer. 

NJPAC's On-Site Restaurant

Nico Kitchen + Bar

1 Center Street 
Newark NJ 07102
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Lunch:
Monday - Friday 11:30am to 3pm

Happy Hour:
Monday - Friday 4pm to 7pm


Dinner:
Monday - Thursday until 9pm
Friday until 11pm
Saturdays & Sundays Dining in Conjunction with Performances

This "Italian without borders" restaurant is conveniently located in downtown Newark at NJPAC.

Downtown Restaurants

27 Mix

27 Halsey Street
Newark, NJ 07103
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Mon-Wed: 11:30 am—12 am
Thurs-Fri: 11:30 am—1 am
Sat: 5 pm—1 am
Sun: Closed

Southwestern, Asian and Italian fusion fare served in a relaxed atmosphere, with weekly food and drinks specials offered.

Blaze

691 Broad Street,
Newark, NJ 07102
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Fast-fired custom built artisanal pizza.

Burg

Military Park 
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Mon - Sat: 11am - 8pm


Small, casual burger joint in Military Park.

Burger Walla

47 Halsey Street, 
Newark, NJ 07102
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Blending pure Americana staples with the strong cultural cues of Indian cuisine, Burger Walla is a new twist on the BURGER joint. Also features chicken, lamb, vegan, and shrimp burgers.

 

Dinosaur BBQ

224 Market Street
Newark, NJ 07102
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Mon-Thurs: 11:30 am—10 pm
Fri—Sat: 11:30 am—11 pm
Sun: 11:30 am—10 pm


Fresh, homemade, high-quality barbecue at a family-friendly joint.

 

Edison Ale House

51 Edison Place
Newark, NJ 07102
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Hours: Call for hours (Closed on weekends except on event nights) 
 
Brick oven pizzas, craft beers, and dry aged steaks can be found at this cozy restaurant and bar.

Green Chicpea 

59 Halsey St
Newark, NJ 07102
(862) 240-1500
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Fresh, Kosher-approved Middle Eastern and North African cuisine is made on-premise every day.

Harvest Table

127 Halsey Street
Newark, NJ 07102
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Mon—Fri: 7:30 am—4:30 pm
This lunch and breakfast spot offers both sit-down and on-the-go options, with “Creature Your Own” sandwich and salad stations full of fresh, healthy, and tasty food. 

House of Thai Cuisine

59 New Street, Newark, NJ 07102
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SunThurs: 11 am10 pm
Fri Sat 11 am11 pm
 

Thai 

Kilkenny Ale House

127 Halsey Street, Newark, NJ 07102
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Mon-Sat: 11:30 am--2 am
Sun: 4 pm--12 am 

Kitchen: Mon—Fri: 11:30 am—9 pm Sat: 11:30 am—8 pm, Sun: 4 pm—9 pm

This pub offers delicious food, both sit-down and buffet-style, as well as “Recession specials” and happy hour at their full bar.

Jimmy John's

95 Halsey Street
Newark, NJ 07102
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Fast-casual sandwich franchise.

La Cocina

61 New Street, Newark, NJ 07102
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Mon - Fri: 10 am - 5 pm

Cuban cuisine.

Maize

50 Park Place Lobby
Robert Treat Hotel
Newark, NJ 07102
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Mon—Sat: 11 am—12 am
Sun: 12 pm—10 pm


Located in the Robert Treat Hotel, Maize offers a beautiful, yet laidback atmosphere, delicious breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and an elaborate tea menu and extensive wine list.

Martini 494

494 Broad Street
Newark, NJ 07102
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Mon-Wed: 11am-10pm
Thurs-Fri: 11am-11pm


A New American restaurant and bar boasting a lounge area, dining room, and café for takeout and delivery service, with breakfast and coffee served weekday mornings.

McGovern's

58 New Street, Newark, NJ 07102

Mon - Fri: 11:30 am - 2 am
Sat - Sun 8 pm - 2 am

Irish Pub.

Mi Gente

7 Central Avenue
Newark NJ 07102
(973) 621-9090

Mon—Fri: 10 am—5 pm

A casual, popular lunch spot offering Latin American/Cuban fare for eat-in, take-out, or delivery (no reservations) at reasonable prices.

Mr. Adams Steakhouse & Sports Bar

1034 McCarter Hwy
Newark NJ 07102
(973) 622-6221
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A new steakhouse downtown with an extensive beer and wine list, as well as rodizio.

Nizi Sushi

28 Central Ave, Newark NJ, 07102

Mon - Fri: 11:30 am - 10 pm

Sat 1 pm - 9:30 pm

Sushi.

Qdoba

64 Halsey Street,
Newark, NJ 07102
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Fast-casual Mexican franchise.

Robert's Pizza

63 New Street, Newark NJ, 07102
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Mon - Fri 10:30 am - 8 pm

Pizza.

Starbucks

744 Broad Street,
Newark, NJ 07102 

Coffee, snacks, light meals.

Ironbound Restaurants

Adega Grill

130 Ferry Street
Newark NJ 07102
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Mon—Thurs: 11:30—10 pm
Fri—Sat: 11:30—11 pm
Sun: 12 pm—10 pm


Fine Portugese/Spanish dining, a huge wine list, and lounge. 

Boi na Brasa Grill

1 Merchant Street
Newark NJ
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A full sports bar specializing in traditional Brazilian churrasco.

Brasilia Restaurant

99 Monroe Street
Newark NJ 07105
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Mon—Thurs: 11:30 am—11 pm
Fri—Sat: 11:30 am—11:30 pm
Sun: 12 pm—10 pm
Serves traditional rodizio barbecue, delicious plates from different regions of Brazil, and wines, beers and cocktails in a family atmosphere.

Casa Nova Brazilian BBQ

264 Ferry Street
Newark NJ 07105
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Sun—Sat: 11 am—1 am

Rodizio-style restaurant service in a casual, family-friendly atmosphere.

Iberia Peninsula

63-69 Ferry Street
Newark NJ 07105
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Mon & Wed: 11 am—2 am
Thurs—Sat: 11 am—3 am
Sun: 12 pm—2 am
Closed: Tues
A large Portuguese/Spanish restaurant with a rodizio selection including heaping portions of barbequed meat and seafood.

Iberia Tavern

80-84 Ferry Street
Newark NJ 07105
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Tues—Wed: 11 am—2am
Thurs—Sat: 11 am—3 am
Sun: 12 pm—2 am
Closed: Monday

A large Portugese/Spanish restaurant with a Rodizio (all-you-can-eat) selection including heaping portions of barbequed meat and seafood. 

Mi Pequeño Mexico

 
81 Ferry St
Newark, NJ 07105
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Delicious, high-quality, authentic Mexican fare.

MMM Bellos Pub

376 Market Street
Newark NJ 07105
 (973) 465-0052

Mon—Sat: 10:30 am—12 am

A casual pub with full bar, happy hour, a huge beer selection, and excellent food with Spanish/Portugese flair.

Mompou Tapas

77 Ferry Street
Newark NJ 07105
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Mon—Wed: 12 pm—10 pm
Thurs: 12 pm—12 am
Fri: 12 pm—3 am
Sat: 5 pm—3 am
Sun: Closed

This Tapas Wine Bar and Lounge offers great Spanish/Portugese food with modern twists, a beautiful dining room and hidden garden patio.

Sagres

44-50 Prospect Street
Newark NJ 07105
(973) 589-4070 

Sun—Wed: 10 am—2 am
Thurs—Sat: 10 am—3 am

Portugese-Spanish-Brazilian fusion food, with seafood and sangria specialties, served in an intimate setting.

Seabra’s Marisqueira

87 Madison Street
Newark NJ 07105
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Mon—Sun: 12 pm—12 am

A casual restaurant offering Portugese cuisine, specializing in seafood, in a family-friendly atmosphere.

Vivo Tapas

167 Ferry Street
Newark NJ 07105
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Restaurant Hours: Tues—Sun: 11 am—10 pm
Closed Mon

Lounge hours: Sun/Tues/Wed: 10 pm—2am
Thurs—Sat: 10 pm—3 am

This bar/Spanish restaurant offers fine food for lunch and dinner, and nightlife food, drink and entertainment in the lounge.