Lunch

Going out to eat isn't always about cravings. Often enough, mealtimes dictate our choices, limiting restaurant possibilities. When circumstances narrow the options, let 10Best help. We'll direct you to the best Lunch restaurants in Newark and save you the hassle of calling around for business hours. 10Best readers find much to enjoy at Brasilia Grill thanks to its all-around good offerings. It's also hard to beat Casa Vasca, which serves just what you're looking for when you're in the market for a great Lunch.

10 Fornos of Spain
This casual spot is popular for sangria and authentic Spanish cuisine. For over 20 years, Fornos has offered generous portions served by an attentive waitstaff. The wood-walled dining room adds comfort and intimacy. There is also an outdoor garden (when weather permits) for relaxing with drinks and conversation. Business casual. (973-589-4767)

9 Iberia Peninsula Restaurant
If you want a Spanish/Portuguese menu featuring an array of surf and turf options, Iberia is your place. Regulars keep coming for the huge servings and the opportunity for a lively dining experience. Known for the rodízio. Business casual. (973-344-5611, 973-344-1657)

8 Hobby's Delicatessen
On the corner of Branford and Halsey, Hobby's boasts great sandwich artistry. The locals love it! The sandwiches are large and filled with a variety of items, including turkey, beef tongue, pastrami, coleslaw, and Russian dressing. The menu of side items would be at home at a family gathering: mac and cheese, veggies, potato salad and fries. Eat-in or take-out. Just enjoy! Casual. (973-623-0410)

7 Alexander's
This local diner is a popular spot for traditional breakfast items, including omelets, muffins, and eggs prepared per your request. Alexander's also features some griddle-cooked selections, cold salad platters and a smattering of Italian dishes. Casual. (973-623-5380)

6 Delicia's Bakery and Deli
"Bakery" comes before "Deli" in the name and that is as it should be! This popular European pastry shop is usually hopping in the mornings, as it serves some delicious breakfast fare. Breakfast is available until 8pm daily and features traditional items, including pancakes, French toast and omelets. What better way to finish off breakfast than with a great mousse cup or one of the many fruit desserts? Casual. (973-465-9000)

5 Broad Street Café
Broad Street Café features a classic breakfast menu, complete with eggs (made your way), pastries and breakfast sandwiches. The service is very warm and the comfortable dining room compliments the food. Together, they make for an pleasant overall breakfast experience. Casual. (973-624-2200)

4 Don Pepe
Housed in a large complex just off a busy Newark street, Don Pepe provides a casual dining experience. The dining room is usually bustling and locals frequent the restaurant for large offerings, including great seafood choices. Business casual. Reservations suggested. (973-623-4662)

3 Tony da Caneca
Considered one of the area's best restaurants, Tony da Caneca's menu offers a wide-ranging combination of meat and seafood options. Favorites include veal medallions sautéed with artichoke and prosciutto in Madeira sauce or Alaskan king crab legs served either steamed or broiled. The dining area is nicely appointed and usually busy with content diners. Business casual. (973-589-6882)

2 Spain
Spain presents unique regional cuisine, offering authentic Spanish meals. In keeping with what would seem to be a city-wide portion recommendation, this always-busy spot serves up its seafood fare in what some call mammoth proportions. The dining area is festive and comfortable, with half-tiled walls and dark-wood framed mirrors. Business casual. (973-344-0994)

1 Casa Vasca
Casa Vasca is considered one of the best Spanish restaurants in Newark, and it is certainly one of the busiest. Known for a Spanish-Basque menu that includes wonderfully presented seafood fare and succulent meat dishes. Features a full bar, comfortable dining room and excellent service. Business casual. (973-465-1350)

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Fornos of Spain 10Best List Arrow
Dining Options: Cigar Friendly, Family Friendly, Non-Smoking
Cuisine: European, Spanish
COST: $$
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Iberia Peninsula Restaurant 10Best List Arrow
Dining Options: Bar / Lounge, Bar Dining, Catering, Disabled Accessible, Family Friendly, Non-Smoking, Parties / Private Rooms, Take Out
Cuisine: European, Portuguese, Spanish
COST: $$
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Hobby's Delicatessen 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American, Deli
Dining Options: Catering, Delivery, Take Out
Neighborhood: DOWNTOWN
COST: $
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Alexander's 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American, Diner
Neighborhood: DOWNTOWN
COST: $
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Delicia's Bakery and Deli 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American, European, Portuguese
Dining Options: Take Out
Neighborhood: IRONBOUND DISTRICT
COST: $
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Broad Street Café 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American
Dining Options: Non-Smoking, Take Out
Neighborhood: DOWNTOWN
COST: $
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Don Pepe 10Best List Arrow
Dining Options: Catering, Parties / Private Rooms, Wine Cellar
Cuisine: European, Portuguese, Spanish
COST: $$
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Tony da Caneca 10Best List Arrow
Dining Options: Bar / Lounge, Bar Dining, Catering, Parties / Private Rooms, Take Out, Wine Cellar
Cuisine: European, Portuguese
Neighborhood: IRONBOUND DISTRICT
COST: $$
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Spain 10Best List Arrow
Dining Options: Bar / Lounge, Disabled Accessible, Non-Smoking, Parties / Private Rooms, Take Out
Cuisine: European, Spanish
Neighborhood: IRONBOUND DISTRICT
COST: $
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Casa Vasca 10Best List Arrow
Dining Options: Bar / Lounge, Non-Smoking
Cuisine: European, Spanish
COST: $$
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