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01/31/10Provided by Citysearch
OK....Here's the deal. Of all the many great Iron-Bound restaurants in Newark, Fornos goes to the top of the list. I'vebeen going there for over twenty years and have yet to be disappointed. It doesn't matter what you order, it's the best you'll have....ANYWHERE! The managers know what they're doing and they stay on top of every detail. From the garlic shrimp appitizer to the entrees - the steaks, the chops, the Paella, the chicken even!... to the desserts to the Spanish coffee....try...JUST TRY to get something similar, BETTER AT ANY COST, anywhere else.
Pleaase understand, I have been to many great
restaurants, and they EQUAL Fronos at best, and I'm including The Commanders Palace in New Orleans and The Four Seasons in Manhattan. You go to Fornos, and you have arrived.
03/31/08Provided by Citysearch
A truly authentic Spanish resaurant experience. Every morsel of food is perfectly prepared and made fresh. The seafood is incredible. I highly recommend their famous shrimp in garlic sauce as an appetizer and either the paella valencia or the veal siciliana. The seafood in the paella is cooked perfectly every time, never rubbery. The veal siciliana is the ultimate thin sliced and breaded veal in a mozzarella cream sauce baked with bacon crumbles on top. There are no words to describe how happy this dish will make you. Scoop some of the sauce up with their crispy warm and freshly made potato chips and you're in heaven.Leave your diet at the door! Their red sangria is one of the best I've ever had, The white is a bit sweet for my tastes. Portions are very generous and you can ask for more salad, rice, chips, bread, vegetables at no extra charge. Their desserts are not their strongest point, probably because their patrons are too full for dessert. They offer an array of fruit sorbets which are tasty and their tiramisu is pretty good. The service is always friendly and attentive. Since the food is prepared fresh, it takes a while to be served. Free valet parking is a plus but we usually just park in the lot ourselves. The decor itself is very romantic with dimly lit chandeliers and brass fixtures. However, the place is almost always crowded and very loud which makes it an acceptable place to bring the kids if they can stand to wait. I just love this place for celebrating birthdays. A bunch of the waiters come over to sing to you in their spanish accents. It is just wonderful. Reservation are highly recommended in the evenings from Thursday through Sunday.
Any time I hear about Newark, I remember this restaurant. About five years ago, I went to Newark for business. We stayed at the Hilton by Penn Station, a questionable part of town, but it was close to the office. A small group of us started walking down the street because there were several restaurants there to choose from and we ran across Forno's and decided to have dinner there. The food there was very, very good. I had the chicken and sausage paella and we shared a pitcher of red sangria. Recently, I had an opportunity to go to NJ again, this time, to Elmwood Park. Since we needed to fly into Newark, I decided to stay in a hotel in Newark overnight, just to go to this restaurant again. I was not disappointed. Before they brought us our menus, they brought us bread, olives, salad and a wonderful garlic bread. We got a pitcher of sangria, and appetizer and our dinners. Needless to say, we had enough food to feed ten, not just two. I will go to Forno's everytime I visit.
04/04/07Provided by Citysearch
Take it from someone who knows....I grew up in a neighboring town and went to college in Newark. Have been to all the so-called ""best"" places in the Ironbound. We always come back to Forno's - even though we now live 40 minutes away. IT IS THE BEST. I do not find the service to be rushed, it is efficient and that is what I like. The menu is the most diverse and food is the freshest. The Sangria is delicious and deadly! The complimentary salad they serve to start the meal is simple and satisfying. You could get filled up on the salad, bread and sangria alone here! Be sure to try the famous ""garlic shrimp"" appetizer and the veal mozzarella. Paellas are huge and packed with seafood and you won't get a better deal on a surf and turf. The valet parking is a MUST and I have never EVER had problems with it.
07/24/06Provided by Citysearch
Crowded, loud, mass produced Portugese food and way to busy for the service to be attentive or caring. A word of good advice......... Don't use the Restaurant valet parking or let the attendants near your car. Sticky Fingers. There is a sign there for good reason and it expalins everything !
My reccomendation........go to any of the other great Portgese restaurants further down Ferry street.
Hope this helps and saves you from a horrible experience.
07/29/04Provided by Citysearch
This restaurant truly athenticates the Spanish food I remember from my year living in Seville, Spain. This local favorite in the Iron Bound District of Newark create tapas and paellas like they are supposed to look and taste...and that's what I'd stick to on the menu, appetizers and paella. From Serrano Ham to Manchego Cheese to the Fried Sweet Peppers, this place rules!
- General Info
- Fornos of Spain is an award winning Spanish restaurant located in Newark. For an authentic taste of fine Spanish dining, we welcome you to Fornos! **We now provide pickup and return shuttle services to all hotel guests in the Newark area. All guests have to do is call the restaurant. Monday-Thursday, 5pm - 11pm.Fornos of Spain is an award winning Spanish restaurant located in Newark. For an authentic taste of fine Spanish dining, we welcome you to Fornos! **We now provide pickup and return shuttle services to all hotel guests in the Newark area. All guests have to do is call the restaurant. Monday-Thursday, 5pm - 11pm.
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Mon - Fri: Sat - Sun:
- Continental Restaurants, Caterers, Family Style Restaurants, Restaurants, Seafood Restaurants
- Payment Options
- North Ironbound
- Other Information
Parking: Lot, Free
Bike Parking: No
Good For Groups: Yes
Good for Kids: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Take Out: Yes
Cuisines: Caterers, Family Style, European, Seafood, Continental
Alcohol: Full Bar
Takes Reservations: Yes
Outdoor Seating: Yes