The Best Outdoor Dining Spots In Newark, New Jersey

Talitha Duncan-Todd

Dining outdoors in the city of Newark, in New Jersey, is a perfect way to enjoy a delicious meal. The outdoor patios are decorated to suit the dining environment and you’ll be able to to immerse yourself in the surrounding city life. Here are five restaurants in the city offering spectacular outdoor dining experiences.

New Jersey

1. Fornos of Spain Restaurant

Restaurant, Spanish

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Fornos Restaurant has been bestowed numerous awards and proclaimed by various national magazines as a must-visit when dining out in New Jersey. Their award-winning cuisine is prepared with fresh seafood from Spain. Also, their extensive wine cellars offer over 450 aged and vintage wines and houses the rarest collection of Spanish wine in the United States. Enjoy dishes such as the chicken breast with ham and mozzarella cheese or the broiled pork chops with garlic in the lovely outdoor setting.

2. Allegro Seafood Grill

Restaurant, Seafood

Allegro Seafood Grill is known for its excellent service and exquisite dining options. Enjoy a meal on the lovely outdoor patio surrounded by bamboos, palm trees and a beautiful waterfall. Owners Paulo Marralheiro and his wife Ana Goncalves have created a team that ensures that every dining experience is a positive one. Try dishes such as the stuffed avocado with crab meat or fresh shrimp in coconut sauce.

3. PortuCale Restaurant & Bar

Bar, Restaurant, Portuguese

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PortuCale Restaurant & Bar is a Portuguese restaurant in Newark that specializes in providing delicious food and an elegant banquet-style experience. Visit the PortuCale Restaurant if you’re looking for a fine meal in a classy and unique environment. Try the chicken and rice stew with Portuguese sausage, or the grilled shrimp stuffed with crab meat, served with Spanish potatoes and salad. Request a table outdoors to enjoy a perfect meal in the warm open-air.

4. Iberia Tavern & Restaurant

Bar, Restaurant, European

Iberia Tavern and Restaurant serves up Spanish and Portuguese cuisine. With high ceilings, colorful murals and a stainless-steel-topped bar stretching as far back as the eye can see, the tavern is a sight to behold. The parrilhada – a heaping seafood platter for two, prepared with lobster, jumbo shrimp, clams, mussels, garlic shrimp, calamari, flounder, and saffron rice – is very popular. Enjoy any of these meals on the outdoor patio with a bottle of fine wine. © Doug Letterman/WikiCommons

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