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Sep 6, 2013 11:33 AM

After NJPAC concert dining options?

I will be going to a concert at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in late November on a Friday and was wondering whether there are any good places for a bite after the show, probably around 10 to 11PM. Open to all types of food but do not want a diner or dive bar type of place. . We are staying in downtown Newark so the immediate area would be what we are looking for.
Thanks in advance

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    1. There's a restaurant called Nico's right in the NJPAC, they're open for dinner till 11. Haven't tried the food, but it's definitely not a diner or dive bar.
      Here's a link so you can check it out.

      1. I haven't been to Nico's for dinner, but I was there for lunch a couple of weeks ago and it was very good. That would be your best bet I think. There are a couple of places right near the Pru Center that might be open late...Edison Ale House and a place right next door to that whose name escapes me. There's a Dino BBQ in that vicinity too.

        1. Chef, you want to go to Seabra's Marisqueria for authentic Portuguese food! They are def open later and the place will be packed...

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          1. re: Curlz

            +1 for Seabra's. It's the real deal. Sit at the counter (bar) if you can.

            It looks like you're visiting from the Boston area. Nico's is good, but not special. Seabra's is worth the visit. I assume you're staying in either the Hilton or the Marriott Courtyard. It will be less than a 5 minute taxi ride to get back there, and taxis should be available at the corner near Seabra's even at the late hour (or easily summoned by phone).

            1. re: njfreqflyer

              Now that I'm not typing on my phone, what s/he said! :-)

              This is the really REAL deal, it's in the heart of the Ironbound section (Portuguese and Brazilian populations dominate here) and just a few blocks' walk from Penn Station/the Hilton down Ferry Street, or as stated above, cabs are easily found. I was introduced to this place by a Portuguese friend as it's a place where he and his friends/family go. I have to agree about Nico-you'll eat well, but I think you'll find that most people around you will be having dessert/coffee post-show, while the Ironbound will be hopping at that hour!
              Let us know where you end up!

              1. re: njfreqflyer

                Thanks so much njfreqflyer and MGZ. This was just what I was looking for

                1. re: Cheffrank

                  You know you're REQUIRED to post a full report after the fact, right? <grin>

              2. re: Curlz

                Seabra's is the only place in Newark I will ever recommend to anyone I don't really know. Headin' to the train station for a trip there tomorrow myself.

                1. re: MGZ

                  The Seabra's Website:


                  Whatever we wind up eating later, it surely will involve Green Wine and Açorda de Marisco.

              3. Thanks so much, everyone. Looks like we won't starve, that's for sure!