Does anyone have any suggestions for a nice place for pre-concert dinner/drinks within walking distance of the Prudential Center?
The area around the Pru Center is not someplace that you would want to walk around by yourselves since the closet restaurant is a good walking distance away. Its way too cold this time of year to be walking in Newark anyway. I would go to the Spanish Pavilion (which is like a 2-3 minute drive). They have some amazing spanish/ portugese food and the sangria is to die for!
The area isn't that bad, I was just there for a Devils game and it's fine. I didn't get a chance to try it yet, but right across from the Devils' Den store on Edison Pl. is Brick City Bar and Grill. I think it opened a few weeks ago.