is a pleasant place where you can enjoy fresh Portuguese dishes, old and new. At Broa, we pride ourselves on bringing genuine Portuguese food with its Mediterranean, Atlantic Oceanic influences to New Jersey. Every plate is full of spices and flavor reminiscent of the beautiful country, served in excellent proportions. Come join us for an authentic atmosphere, friendly service, and perfect Portuguese cuisine!
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What our Clients Say
- Brian M.
Came to Broa on a whim and I'm glad we did. Originally we were supposed to be dining at the... read more pizza place a block away, but the wait was almost 2 hours. So with a quick search through Yelp we stumbled upon this place. Broa is a BYOB restaurant serving up Portuguese style cuisines. Atmosphere: We actually walked past the place thinking this place was at ground floor. It's actually located a few steps down into the building sub ground floor. As you walk in the menu is on the left behind where you open the door. It's on a chalk board wall. They list all the items that their cooking for the day. The place feels as if you stepped into an old style home, but with an open kitchen. The setup of the place was very trendy and very romantic. Great for a date.Service: The server that greeted us, I'm guessing the owner was well-mannered. Introduced us to the menu and gave suggestions. Spoke Portuguese which is a plus because who really wants to dine-in at a place that isn't authentic. Food: Amazing food. Small plates and easy to share between 3 people. Tapas style. The portion was just enough for 3. Flavors were amazing and the presentation was on point. Had the shrimp, mussels, chorizo and the stroganoff. The chorizo came on a open flame plate for crusting. For dessert they had authentic Portuguese style egg tarts which is hard to make. Definitely left full and definitely recommend the egg tarts. Will be returning soon. read less11/06/2018Krina P.
I was charged with the task of finding a place to eat dinner last night. I figured why not small... read more plates/tapas. So we stumbled across Broa - a place I have never heard of or even saw on yelp until the other day. Woahhhh!Anyways, we walk in and the server immediately greets us and asks where we would like to sit. There was ample seating options available. We asked to be seated outside where it there was lots of shade. The cute wooden tables, the tiny Edison living bulbs, and the overall architecture really made me feel cozy. I can only hope that the look they were going for!Our server greeted us again and he was super accommodating. We even had an excellent conversation about skydiving and where a friends loyalty stands. Yeah, things got deep.We started our dinner by ordering the blue crab. I didn't try it so I won't be able to speak much about it. However, I did order the seafood cakes which was made with shrimp, scallops, and crab. It was laid on top of this spicy aioli and really brought out the taste of the meat. Next we're the buttered chicken thighs which were oh so tender and salty. Although it's unclear to me if the salt was from the butter or the seasoning from the chicken. Either way, it was delicious! I liked how the sauce was not creamy and overwhelming. After we devoured our food, we were tempted to buy the chorizo but we resisted. Overall, my experience was delightful - from the minute we walked in to the time we said good bye to our server. Everything was exceptional and more importantly, the food was fantastic! Side note: it's BYOB and there is only one menu. I thought this was kind of cool. read less7/11/2018Patricia C.
Very sweet, tucked away restaurant on Grove Street. The menu changes daily and the interior feels like your in someone... read more summer cottage home. The service is intimate and attentive. Many seafood and meat options as it is a Portuguese restaurant. 3 of us went and had several small plates to share- the grilled octopus was amazing. Food was cooked simply but to perfection. BYOB! read less6/21/2018
- Mary M.
LOVED this place. The service, atmosphere and food were memorable. The place is small with a lively vibe. Our server... read more (Tiago) was extremely friendly and service was outstanding. We were in a group of 7 and had so much fun at this restaurant. Sat for over 3 1/2 hours! We opted for the tasting menu at $40 which was very reasonable. The food was different and delicious. We had no idea what was coming which added to the fun. The menu gets changed daily or weekly. It is BYOB which keeps the cost down. Will definitely visit this place again. read less11/16/2018Emma P.
It's easy to miss Broa as it's slightly below street level on Grove St, but if you want a tasty,... read more affordable and unique dining experience it's well worth seeking out.Inside the decor is charmingly rustic and there is a mix of communal tables and smaller two and four tops. It's not huge inside (it does have outdoor seating out back in the warmer months) and it's a popular place so you may have to wait a short time for a table but trust me it's worth it.(We waited for about 15 minutes at 8 o'clock on a Saturday night for a place for two people, I think they take bookings for larger parties which I would advise if there are a few of you).The owner and staff are delightful and the ambience and quality of food reminds me of countryside restaurants across southern Europe.It's BYOB which is great, Coolvines is an excellent wine store conveniently situated across the street. The food is very reasonably priced, portions are generous, and I recommend that you order a mix of dishes for your party and split them all between you. There's no set menu, the owners buy and cook what looks good daily, which means that you get to eat seasonally, eat the best quality items, and you're not going to tire of eating here.All the food we ate here was so good, fresh, lovingly prepared and bursting with flavor. We ate oven braised Octopus which was meltingly tender and served with small roasted potatoes, Chorizo Assado, (smoked Portugeuse sausage) which was served with mustard and pickled vegetables and brought to the table still cooking in flames in a traditional terracotta dish, and a Black Eye Pea Salad which was tart and vinegary - the perfect complement to the richness of the sausage and octopus. For dessert we had the traditional Portugeuse egg custard tarts which were baked to order and served piping hot.The whole evening was a joy from start to finish, excellent food, ambience and service. I've walked past Broa numerous times and am absolutely kicking myself that I never went to eat there sooner! I will be back! read less4/08/2018Kristen B.
Had a great experience at Broa.. I have thankfully eaten at many amazing restaurants being an event planner and Broa... read more lived up to my high standards.The decor and set up is very cool, hipster but not too much. The menu on the chalkboard gives an authenticity to the chef and the restaurants philosophy... Each dish was very tasty and had unique elements that I've never experienced. The portions are sharing and we're plentiful for my group.Any other great element is it's a BYOB.I'm definitely going to be back and bring friends! read less11/02/2017
- Ewa K.
Amazing service. We went on a weird day where there was previously bad weather and deliveries didn't make it in... read more for the week. Half the menu was even sold out but we had a wonderful experience nonetheless. Definitely hope to make it back again for the full experience. read less2/14/2018Dan Marco T.
This place is a hidden gem! I didn't want to post this because my favorite spot in Jersey City is... read more now going to be busy. I've read a few negative reviews which are not correct at all. Those patrons would be better off going to chili's! I suggest getting a few friends and a few bottles of wine at cool vines then going for the tasting menu! My girlfriend and I have loved every dish Broa has served up! The staff is absolutely amazing! Don't let the negative reviews slight this wonderful place in any way. It's the perfect date spot. read less7/13/2018Rachel J.
Me and my hubby been wanting to come to this place since like a year ago however, the restaurant was... read more closed on the days that we wanted to visit. So finally today we made it!! And as soon as we entered, we were very welcomed by a waiter and he explained the one and only cute chalk board menu on the wall. And we were quickly seated. My husband wanted to try the garden snail fish, which was not on the menu for the day, but luckily they had them in stock so we were able to order the dish. While we were waiting for our foods to be served, we were so captivated by their cute decor and cozy environment. Additionally, Broa is byob so we brought our own bottle of wine, the waiter was very nice and kindly opened the bottle and served us the glasses. Most lovely part was that their food was simply AMAZING. We ordered several dishes since it's small dishes. And we loved every single dish. They had right amount of seasoning and perfectly cooked for flavor. Altogether, we had such an amazing time and we will definitely come back to this place. read less10/28/2018