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Fornos of Spain

4.7
4.7
1458 Reviews
$31 to $50
Spanish
Welcome to Fornos of Spain Restaurant located on the Iron Bound in Newark, NJ. Fornos of Spain has been bestowed numerous awards and proclaimed by various national magazines as a "must" when dining out in New Jersey. Our award winning Spanish cuisine is prepared with the freshest seafood of Spain. Our extensive wine cellars offer over 450 aged and vintage wines and has the rarest collections of Spanish wines in the United States.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 26 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Spanish

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 3:00 pm–10:30 pm Fri 3:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (973) 589-4767

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Private party facilities

    We have private rooms available for a minimum of 20 people and a maximum of 86 people. Also, we have party luncheon menus from Monday through Fridays until 3 pm and dinner party menus from Monday through Sundays. Saturdays we only do parties from 12 noon to 5:00 pm.

  • Neighborhood

    Newark

  • Cross street

    Union Street

  • Parking details

    Private self parking lot on premises, behind the restaurant.

  • Public transit

    We are located a two blocks away from Newark Penn Station and New Jersey Transit, which is walking distance.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cigar Room, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • New York / Tri-State Area

    Spanish

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  1. KR

    KimR

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loud environment but amazing food and service. Paella, osso bucco, risotto were all delicious.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My sons birthday
  3. MT

    MargaretT

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, excellent service, and large portions. Also free parking1
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Fornos always has such a great menu selection. Our food was great and we can’t wait to return and try other items on the menu. Only complaint would be “too much service.” Felt like the staff was constantly refilling glasses and literally hovering over us. Don’t want to be ignored, but it can be overdone.
  5. l

    lizo

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always amazing food. The seafood Paella with sqid ink rice was delicious! The service is attentive and friendly. Noise level is quite loud due to so many groups and it ads to festive ambience. I went for a business dinner and so it was a bit difficult to talk.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Paella was absolutely delicious
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing ! Food to Servers all amazingly good and Accommodating
  8. T

    Tyler

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    I had high hopes going in but left extremely disappointed. We only ordered entrees and they took 55 min to come out. Several tables arrived after us and received their food before we did. We started asking ~40 min in and the waiter just said it’ll come. When it finally came there was no apology or explanation for what happened. The food itself was ok but I expected it to be better. When we finally finished and got our check, it was wrong and we were charged for drinks from another table. It took 3 attempts to fix the check and wasted another 20 min of our time. Next time I’m dining in Newark, I will look elsewhere.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    We were a bit disappointed w food quality. Was expecting more authentic Spanish food but the paella tasted like rice from a Goya package. Servers were good, restaurant was cute but food was less desirable
  10. TC

    TiffanyC

    Philadelphia

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I took a stress day and this was the perfect place for it with family. Can’t wait to do it again. The oxtails were amazing.
  11. j

    jburks

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant is definitely a five star, based on service, food and ambiance. They have Parking which is great making it convenient without looking for a place to park.
  12. JG

    JrzyGirl

    Phoenix

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful experience! Consistent with all the times we’ve dined here over the past couple of decades. Service was spot-on. We never waited for anything and we were served our courses with appropriate time between each. Food was fresh and delicious. Portions generous. Plenty of variety to choose from. Garlic shrimp here is the best we have ever had. A ribeye steak that is big enough for 3 people. Stuffed scallops a trusted favorite. The noise level was louder than usual, to the point where, at times, we could not hear each other in conversation. As soon as all the ladies left the restaurant to go see NKOTB at Prudential Center, the noise level decreased significantly!
  13. SK

    ScottK

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome date night with my wife! Food and service were fantastic and the ambiance matched! Wide variety of food options, and everything was served perfectly. Will definitely return! Thanks for a wonderful evening!!
  14. LA

    LisaA

    Las Vegas

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious! Amazing sangrias, appetizers and Paella! We will be back for sure!
  15. f

    frop

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    what can i say? The menu is great, everything was delicious, the service is amazing. the wait staff manages to not miss a thing without making you feel like they’re hovering. The room (the largest one) is lovely, but it does get a little loud when it’s crowded, which it usually is. we’ve been eating at fornos since about 1980 and it just keeps getting better!
  16. A

    Abbylu

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff was attentive and every dish was served so that we were able to get to NJPAC in time for the 8 pm show. The waiter informed us that Paella would take an extra 30 minutes which was great information - sorry, next time. The food was abundant and delicious and with that in mind a return trip will be noted for the future.
  17. HT

    HappyT

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wedding anniversary
  18. B

    Bobofsquan

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    I have been there 50 plus times - first time ever the service was poor - the food was great as always
  19. DG

    DoreneG

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious..drinks were excellent and the waiters very attentive
  20. JS

    JeffS

    New York Area

    109 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    109 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    as usual, Fornos does everything right...my wife and I agree, our favorite restaurant
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was awesome with unique flavor, presentation and quantity. A great variety of things on the menu something for everyone in my group.
  22. C

    Chefmarc

    New York Area

    115 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    115 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Was very surprised as this is usually a 5 star review but the meal was just ok. We had to send the NY Strip back as it was not hot. Rather than make a new one they put it in the oven and bought it back , but now not medium rare. It was a busy night and by the time waiter came back we it was retuned and we did not get another. The francaise was very good as were the garlic shrimp and clams. They did not seem to care, we got our bill paid and left. Maybe a drink offer or dessert. I still would come back but maybe not on a Sunday night.
  23. J

    Josh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This experience was wonderful from start to finish.
  24. MC

    MillieC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful. Service is polished without being intrusive. Pricey but worth it. Very noisy in main room at lunch, so difficult to carry on conversation. I would definitely go again.
  25. NG

    NicholasG

    Houston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and food!
  26. d

    debbie

    Seattle

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great food and service as usual. We planned to dine at Fornos again, but didn’t have transportation. We had used their shuttle service in the past which was great! Tried to schedule shuttle service but shuttle service was no longer available (even though we picked up a postcard at Fornos 3 days earlier that advertised the shuttle service.). Needless to say, we had to cancel our reservation 😫
  27. J

    Jaye

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a wonderful place. Delicious food and a attentive staff. We will be back... Don't change a thing...Bravo!
  28. B

    Beau

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a very good and dependable choice for lunch or dinner!
  29. C

    Chefmarc

    New York Area

    115 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    115 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A fantastic meal from beginning until end. Place was very busy but service was great. Garlic shrimp clams in spicy sauce split NY strip and all was perfect. Consistency on all levels. Highly recommend
  30. DO

    DeboraO

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, good quality and plenty of it. Great service and nice ambiance.
  31. MT

    MarkT

    Atlantic City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant never disappoints. The food is always delicious. 10/10
  32. DS

    DanS

    Phoenix

    25 reviews

    3.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    I called two times and asked if there was outside seating. Both times I was told no. They do have plenty of outside seating and was disappointed we were not told accurate information.
  33. BP

    BlackPanther

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Good authentic spanish food and drinks. They have valet parking.
  34. TZ

    TonyZ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was great I’ve been here twice and both times I was very happy.
  35. o

    olie4

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I had one of the nightly specials and it was outstanding, large portion. The service was over the top, knowledgeable and quick to respond. Dining room was loud, but I think that goes with happy diners!
  36. BB

    BethB

    Philadelphia

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was plentiful and if high quality. Can’t wait to go back.
  37. MS

    MichaelS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have been to Forno's a number of times and have never been disappointed. Excellent food and generous portions. This time, I had the soft shell crab and they were EXCELLENT!
  38. JR

    JoseRicardoR

    Washington DC

    81 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    81 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great experience! Delicious authentic Spanish food!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything is great here. Amazing service. The food is excellent. Drinks were great. Valet parking. Seated us right away and were attentive and professional from beginning to end.
  40. JW

    JustinW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly recommend. The seafood soup is worth the trip alone.

FAQs

Fornos of Spain offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (973) 589-4767.

Fornos of Spain is rated 4.7 stars by 1458 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 26 times today
Google Map for Fornos of Spain

47 Ferry St., Newark, NJ 07105

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Union Street

  • Neighborhood

    Newark

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 3:00 pm–10:30 pm Fri 3:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Spanish

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Private self parking lot on premises, behind the restaurant.

  • Public transit

    We are located a two blocks away from Newark Penn Station and New Jersey Transit, which is walking distance.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cigar Room, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (973) 589-4767

  • Private party facilities

    We have private rooms available for a minimum of 20 people and a maximum of 86 people. Also, we have party luncheon menus from Monday through Fridays until 3 pm and dinner party menus from Monday through Sundays. Saturdays we only do parties from 12 noon to 5:00 pm.

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