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Ceia Kitchen & Bar

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38 State St, Newburyport, MA 01950-6610 (Essex St)
+1 978-358-8112
16:00 - 22:30
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Sun 11:00 - 22:30
Mon 16:00 - 22:30
Tue - Wed 11:30 - 22:30
Thu - Sat 11:30 - 23:30
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Boston, Massachusetts
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121 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

We have usually appreciated and enjoyed the food at Ceia. We were there this past weekend for the first time in a while and and weren't impressed.We did not have a reservation and expected Ceia to be busy. It was surprisingly slow when we arrived on a Saturday night. Many open tables and open seats at the bar. They have... More 

Thank ropqsr
Newbury, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

Went for drinks and apps on a whim with my spouse. Drinks and apps were very overpriced for the quantity! Paid about 75 for a couple of drinks and apps. Bar tender ignored us and spoke with the only other patron (young female) at the bar. Will not be returning to this over priced, underwhelming restaurant.

Thank Lobstashell
Naples, Florida
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44 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

Menu was limited, service uneven on a Sunday night. Prices were high for what you received. Salad was the winner. Had bluefish. Was diappointed. Haddock was good.

Thank Skyydog
Hudson, New Hampshire
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231 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

We stopped here after a day on the beach because it was the only place with open outdoor seating. The service was prompt and friendly with a very professional wait person. The wine selection was very good but no value-priced wines by the glass. We ordered the Octopus and Calamari appetizers. They were beautifully presented although the portions were very... More 

Thank BoilerDaveNH
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

I've been to Newburyport now twice and ate at Ceia last time for dinner and this time for breakfast. It was phenomenal. Service was friendly, prompt, professional and I felt well cared for. The menu for both dinner and breakfast was interesting and I felt like I wanted to eat multiple items! We shared the pastry basket which had peach... More 

Thank Jenny T
Hampton nh
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281 reviews
213 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

My husband and I went during a weeknight really quaint restaurant, I have a nice wine list. We sat upstairs quite Charming exposed brick, Nice ambience! We started with calamari very good! My husband ordered the monkfish not the hugest of portions but tasted very good , I ordered the signature burger nisi's game with nice side of fries portions... More 

Thank Hollmark
Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

I've now eaten at Ceia's twice and been impressed both times. The first time I had halibut fresh off the boat and last night I had "pork two ways" - loin and ribs. The ribs were, to be fair, kind of fatty, but the waitress was honest about it and if you order ribs, what do you expect? The loin... More 

Thank Keith F
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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181 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

I had really high hopes for Ceia having watched with longing from my phone as ai follow them on social media. When we were down on the North Shore I made certain to give it a shot. Reserved via open table. Bam. Easy. However what you see isn't always what you get. Terrific menu, tons of great choices. The server... More 

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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55 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

My wife and I had a great dinner here this past weekend. The food was outstanding. The decor was really nice, and the service was okay. We were seated at a great table at the rear of the third floor, which has it's own bar and dining area. We each had the chef's pasta tasting menu - the four course... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

After spending a lovely day on Plum Island on the hot beach this restaurant just added to our blissful day. The hostesses greeted us on arrival with enthusiasm and hospitality. We were ushered upstairs...and upstairs but truly worth the climb if you are able to do the steep trip. The bar was beautiful as was the table and floor space.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 11 - USD 30
American, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:30
16:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 38 State St, Newburyport, MA 01950-6610
    (Essex St)
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Newburyport
  • Phone Number: +1 978-358-8112
Where laughter is required. Jacket & tie are not. Going out with friends or a special someone means choosing a neighborly place that feels as comfortable as home, where conversation flows as easily as a smooth cabernet. Welcome to Ceia Kitchen + Bar. A new kind of nightlife in the heart of Downtown Newburyport, introducing this area"s first extended kitchen hours for later night dining or tete-a-tete cocktails with flavorful small plates. Our exposed brick interior with mellow lighting, cozy banquets and featured cocktail bar beckon even impromptu visits to this reliable neighborly eatery where singles, dates and a posse of good friends are assured of a comfortable night out with delicious food and great company. The spirit of Ceia (pr. SAY-yah) is in the translation of our name: "supper" in Portuguese, the language of one country included among the inspiring stops of our coastal European culinary repertoire.

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