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After NJPAC concert dining options?

Cheffrank Sep 6, 2013 11:33 AM

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

  1. jrvedivici Sep 6, 2013 11:44 AM

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      Jerzeegirl Sep 6, 2013 12:09 PM

      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. n
        NJFsa Sep 6, 2013 03:18 PM

        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. Curlz Sep 6, 2013 05:05 PM

          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
            njfreqflyer Sep 7, 2013 06:25 AM

            +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
              Curlz Sep 7, 2013 07:14 AM

              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
                Cheffrank Sep 17, 2013 05:51 AM

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

                1. re: Cheffrank
                  Curlz Sep 17, 2013 07:12 PM

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

              2. re: Curlz
                MGZ Sep 14, 2013 09:34 AM

                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
                  MGZ Sep 15, 2013 06:39 AM

                  The Seabra's Website:


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

              3. c
                Cheffrank Sep 12, 2013 09:57 AM

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

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